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James Wilby
Born February 20, 1958 (age 61)
James Jonathon Wilby (born 20 February 1958) is an English film, television and theatre actor.
Maurice
[1987]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 20min
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After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
Behind the Lines
[1997]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 1h 36min
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Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of England's most important WW1 poets.
Lady Chatterley
[1993]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Romance | 3h 25min
Lady Constance Chatterley is married to the handicapped Sir Clifford Chatterley, who was wounded in the First World War. When they move to his family's estate, Constance (Connie) meets their tough-yet-quiet groundskeeper, Oliver Mellors. Soon, she discovers that the source of her unhappiness is from not being fulfilled in love, and in turning to the arms of Mellors, she has a sexual awakening that... see more
A Handful of Dust
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 58min
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The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.
Shadows in the Sun
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 21min
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A mysterious young loner changes the lives of one family and helps them rediscover their roots and deep affection for one another.
Futureshock: Comet
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
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A comet hits Ireland, and a bigger one is on its way towards the U.S. where 900 million people have to be evacuated.
Movie | Drama, Horror | 1h 50min
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An orientalist professor researching Delacroix's North African work becomes entangled in an S&M waking dream in Morocco.
Bertie and Elizabeth
[2002]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 39min
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A chronicle of the life of George VI, who was forced to become King following the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, and his relationship with his wife, Elizabeth.
A Summer Story
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
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England, 1904. A young lawyer from London, Mr. Ashton (James Wilby) and his best friend are hiking across Dartmoor. As he twisted his ankle, Ashton is forced to seek help at a nearby farmhouse and stay there for a few days. Innocent beauty Megan David (Imogen Stubbs) catches the attention of Ashton. He decides to stay longer, and he and Megan fall in love, much to the displeasure of Megan's aunt (Susannah... see more
Cotton Mary
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 4min
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A British family is trapped between culture, tradition, and the colonial sins of the past.
Lady Godiva
[2008]
 
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Movie | Horror, Romance | 1h 29min
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Proud and determined, astride a beautiful white horse, Lady Godiva rides through the medieval streets to protest against the high taxes her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, has levied against the people. Into modern day Oxford where Jemima, an attractive but quirky young school teacher, fierce and independent, sets out to resurrect her dead brother's memory through the Art Factory, the place she has... see more
Mother Love
[1989]
 
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Mini Series | 3h 40min
A British yuppie couple have a presumably idyllic existence. Yet there is one troubling factor in their lives - an eccentric, and possibly, difficult mother-in-law. Her odd behavior is confirmed in a series of incidents involving her ex-husband, a concert musician, and her ex-husband's new wife, an artist. Flashbacks reveal bits of her troubled past. Little by little, the young couple's life begins... see more
A Tale of Two Cities
[1989]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History, Romance | 3h 8min
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Two men, one an aristocrat and one a drunken lawyer, fall in love with the same woman during the early stages of the French Revolution.
An Ideal Husband
[2000]
 
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Movie | 1h 30min
Rising politician Robert Chiltern once sold secret information and is now being blackmailed by Laura Evely. She has proof and it will damage his career and marriage severely. Chiltern calls in the help of his friend Arthur Goring.
A Risk Worth Taking
[2008]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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We Need to Talk About Kieran
[2011]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 40min
Turning down an offer from Harvard, bumbling genius Kieran Edwards opts to follow his true love Juliet to The University of Nottingham. Within days of arriving, he finds her in bed with a muscular sportsman. Heartbroken and vulnerable, Kieran finds himself as the unlikely student of a pick up guru. Using an array of unorthodox techniques, Kieran immerses himself in a new area of study with geeky enthusiasm... see more
Immaculate Conception
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h
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A childless Western couple visit a fertility shrine in Karachi run by eunuchs and set off a huge culture clash.
The Siege of Venice
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 23min
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Witness Against Hitler
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, War | 1h 30min
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The true story of a Prussian aristocrat working for German military intelligence during W.W.II who, with a group of fellow devout Christians, plotted to assassinate Hitler with a bomb in his briefcase. Despite being ultimately hanged by the Fuhrer, his actions ultimately saved the lives of hundreds of Jews and helped bring about the formation of the Christian Democrat party.
Salt
[2019]
 
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Short Movie | Drama, Short
Poldark
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Drama, History, Romance | 1h
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Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.
Victoria
[2016]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Drama, History | 1h
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The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
Endeavour
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 29min
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
Death in Paradise
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
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A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.
Father Brown
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 52min
Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.
Silent Witness
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h
Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.
Gosford Park
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 2h 11min
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The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
Strike Back
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Action, Drama, Thriller | 45min
Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.
Ripper Street
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 59min
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.
Legends
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h
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Follows a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. But his own identity comes into question when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn't who he thinks he is.
The Sense of an Ending
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery | 1h 48min
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A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.
A Room with a View
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 57min
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When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?
Secret Diary of a Call Girl
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 30min
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Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour.
Howards End
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 22min
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.
Inspector Lewis
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 30min
Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Tales from the Crypt
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | 25min
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.
De-Lovely
[2004]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 2h 5min
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Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda.
TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.
Titanic
[2012]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 3h 10min
Titanic is a TV mini-series starring Peter McDonald, Steven Waddington, and Glen Blackhall. The world's largest ship, the Titanic, meets with disaster when it strikes an iceberg on its maiden voyage.
The Great Train Robbery
[2013]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Crime, Drama | 3h
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A two-part drama which portrays The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963, firstly from the point of view of the robbers and then from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.
Agatha Christie's Marple
[2004]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 33min
An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.
Churchill's Secret
[2016]
 
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TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 1h 40min
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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953, which is consequently kept a secret from the rest of the world.
Our Zoo
[2014]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 5h 12min
A drama series about the family who founded Chester Zoo in the 1930s.
Clapham Junction
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h
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A chronicle of 36 hours in the lives of a number of interconnected gay men in Clapham, South London.
Mini Series | Drama, History | 59min
A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.
The Storyteller
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Adventure, Drama, Family | 3h 45min
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An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.
Jump Tomorrow
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 37min
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A young Nigerian man on the verge of being in an arranged marriage, suddenly questions his situation after an encounter with a stunning Latin woman, who is also about to be married.
Island at War
[2004]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, War | 9h
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Period: Second World War. A quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany.
ChickLit
[2016]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 36min
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ChickLit is a comedy drama about four guys trying to save their local pub from closing down. They group write a chick lit, or more specifically a 'mummy porn' novel in the style of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and it gets snapped up. The only snag is that the publisher insists that the young woman 'author' does press and publicity. The guys have to keep their involvement a secret and so engage an out of... see more
The Woman in White
[1997]
 
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TV Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 2h 5min
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Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed in white. As the story unfolds, murder, love, marriage, and greed stand between the two women and happy lives. Their only hope is the secret the woman in white waits to tell them.
Dreamchild
[1985]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 34min
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Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the characters she was once so amused by. As she thinks back on it, she starts to see her relationship with the shy author/professor in a new way and realizes the vast change between the young Alice and the old.
A History of Britain
[2000]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary, History | 1h
A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.
Trial & Retribution
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.
Mini Series | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 23min
A collection of lessor known short stories written by one of the greatest science fiction minds of modern literature.
Tom's Midnight Garden
[1999]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1h 47min
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Young Tom Long is forced to stay with his kindly Aunt and Uncle while his brother recovers from a bout of the measles. At their flat, he is disappointed to find there is no garden to play in; but his disappointment turns to wonder when he discovers a magical garden which only appears at night when an old grandfather clock strikes thirteen. His nightly excursions to this beautiful garden become even... see more
Jericho
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 2h
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Jericho of Scotland Yard is a respected, uncompromising and forward thinking detective investigating high-profile murders in 1950s London.
TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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Schoolboy Maurice Cole,growing up in 1960s Liverpool,is picked on for being effeminate but is already making his own comedy tapes,one of which impresses agent Wilfred De'ath through whom he gets a job on a pirate radio station,changing his name to Kenny Everett.Though sacked for annoying the sponsor his popularity sees him working on the BBC's newly-formed Radio One. Around this time he meets and marries... see more
Sparkling Cyanide
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h
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In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest corridors of power.
Murder in Mind
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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Each episode of this anthology drama has a murderous theme with twist being that the action is followed from the point of view of the killer.
The Dark Room
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In hospital, photographer Jinx Kingsley wakes from a coma after a car crash - a failed suicide attempt, prompted by her fiance Leo jilting her to elope with Jinx's lifelong best friend, Meg. The discovery of Leo and Meg's bodies - brutally murdered in the same manner as Jinx's first husband - makes Jinx the prime suspect. Then, with the help of eminent neuroscientist Dr.Alan Protheroe, some memories... see more
The Jim Henson Hour
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 48min
An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.
Crocodile Shoes
[1994]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 55min
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Jimmy Nail stars in the drama series about a Geordie factory worker who writes country songs. Looking for his big break in the music industry.
Original Sin
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 50min
Peverell Press, respected London publishing house with two hundred years of tradition, is taken over by new management. Gerard Etienne, new yuppie CEO, wants to implement radical changes. Soon he is found dead under bizzare circumstances. Commander Adam Dalgliesh, policeman in charge of the investigation, is convinced that the reasons for the death lie in the sinister past.
The Treasure Seekers
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Family | 1h 37min
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Widower Richard Bastable (Nicholas Farrell, Chariots of Fire) faces financial ruin if he cannot complete his new invention, a refrigeration machine.
Dutch Girls
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | 1h 23min
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An adolescent British field hockey team goes to Holland, where they find something far more interesting than tulips and windmills - hot, sexy women! They are so busy chasing girls that they forget all about their hockey match.
University Challenge
[1962]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show | 30min
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Jeremy Paxman hosts this trivia quiz show where colleges from around the UK compete against each other.
TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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The world's most uncomfortably awkward deluded intellectual teenager is grown up and battles the nineties
Surviving Disaster
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 59min
BBC Docu-dramas exploring and re-enacting disasters of the 20th Century, from natural to military.
The Last Days of the Raj
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History
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Lord Louis Mountbatten arrives to India in March 1947 as Britain's Last Viceroy. He is committed to transfer administrative and authoritative power to an independent and sovereign India. Six months later India indeed was set free, but it had also been partitioned and overwhelmed by an orgy of sectarian violence involving Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. The British withdrawal had turned into an uncontrollable... see more
Privileged
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 36min
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A story about a group of Oxford undergraduate acting students and their troubled lives while producing (and competing between themselves for a role in) a different version of the classic play "The Duchess of Malfi". Love, friendship and rivalry are all part of this intricate project, filmed on actual location in the Oxford University, the very first to achieve such feat.
Screen One
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Anthology of unconnected films of different genres.
La partie d'échecs
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 50min
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In 19th century, a disillusioned priest helps a young boy drifter who's a chess wunderkind to move on up in life and social structures using his talent. Years later, he's a success, but game of life and love has higher stakes than chess.
The 100 Greatest War Films
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 6h 25min
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The 100 Greatest War Films of all time, as voted for by the public of the UK.
The Making of Gosford Park
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 20min
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A documentary giving film fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making this Robert Altman film about a murder at an English country estate. Includes interviews with the cast and crew, who relate some of their experiences with making the film, as well as giving their views on all the work that went into it.
Little Devil
[2007]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 2h 11min
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TV Movie | Biography | 1h
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