Conceived by Sir David Attenborough in 1967, Natural World is the longest-running nature documentary series on British television. 2008 marked the series’ 25th anniversary under its present title, though its origins can be traced back to its predecessor The World About Us which began over 40 years ago. Natural World is broadcast on BBC Two in the autumn and spring seasons, with 17 episodes commissioned by the BBC each year. Production duties are shared between its in-house Natural History Unit, independent UK production companies and leading wildlife filmmakers from around the world.
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England, 1603. Elizabeth I is dead and King James of Scotland has taken the throne. With the country at war with Catholic Spain, English Catholics are persecuted and priests caught saying Mass are punished with death. Several attempts have already been made on the new King’s life. All so far have failed. But deep in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside a new plot is brewing. A plot that will become legend, and leave a mark on the country that will still be felt over 400 years later.
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From the team behind BBC One's Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow travels around Britain visiting six of the UK's most prestigious and iconic venues, unearthing a raft of comedy's brightest new talent and finest comedians en route.In each episode Michael McIntyre introduces a very special guest headline act, plus three of the best stand ups from the UK comedy circuit who are new to a BBC One Saturday night audience. Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow keeps its finger firmly on the pulse of the booming UK comedy scene.
The Sky At Night
Since April 1957, Sir Patrick Moore (1923=2012) has presented The Sky at Night. Airing a new episode every month, the show continues to explore our solar system and beyond. It is the longest running science show on TV.Many famous people have appeared on The Sky at Night, among them: Harlow Shapley, Carl Sagan and Jocelyn Bell-Burnell. Also many astronauts, including Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.Most of the early episodes no longer exist on film.
Could you lock yourself in a haunted location for 24 hours? Well that's just what the Most Haunted team do. Presented by Yvette Fielding, the crew investigate some of the scariest places in Europe, attempting different methods and experiments to try and communicate with the dead, and prove the existence of life after death. Most Haunted is LIVINGtv's hit paranormal TV show. The results are outstanding. Skeptics are becoming believers!
Inside No. 9
Inside No. 9 invites viewers into six very different No. 9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre. From a grand country house where a game of 'sardines' leads to some chilling revelations in a wardrobe; to a very oddly haunted house; to a blood-soaked actor's dressing room in London's West End; to the flat of an apparently happy primary school teacher who becomes the victim of a good deed; these unpredictable tales feature high comedy and claustrophobic horror by turns.
Follow the adventures of Professor Ian Hood, Special Advisor to the government's Joint Sciences Committee, who troubleshoots threats stemming from or targeting "scientific endeavour." He is joined by Rachel Young, a Special Branch operative who acts primarily as his bodyguard, as Hood has made powerful enemies through his work.
Bob and Margaret
Based on the academy Award winning short film, "Bob's Birthday" created by David Fine and Alison Snowden, Bob and Margaret is an animated sitcom about a happily married couple and their two dogs (William and Elizabeth) Bob has his own dental practice, Margaret is a chiropodist. Married for 17 years, the first series (seasons 1 and 2) is set in London until they go on holiday to America and get stuck. The plane inadvertently lands in Canada due to a snowstorm. So the second series (seasons 3 and 4) are set in Canada.
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Mafia's Greatest Hit
In Mafia Greatest Hits, a brand-new and exclusive 13-part series, the depraved characters of the US mafia’s darkest villains are exposed.The American mafia dominated organised crime in the United States from the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century, with five families in New York City – Gambino, Lucchese, Genovese, Bonanno and Columbo – ruling the roost. From this base, the mafia was able to establish itself as a secret, yet terrifying, organisation, which spread across the country right under the noses of the authorities.Each episode of Mafia’s Greatest Hits features a chilling tale of underworld crime, told through the first-hand accounts of FBI and secret agents, and gets to know some the organisation’s most infamous and powerful criminals, who once ran crime rings in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Florida and Chicago.
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This fast-paced and stunt-filled motor show tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers' claims. The long-running show travels to locations around the world, performing extreme stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars are capable of doing. Celebrity guests appear on some episodes to help test the vehicles. Things don't always go as planned, though, with broken bones and mechanical mishaps sometimes part of the experiments. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hosted the show for more than a decade before giving way to a new crew in 2016, including actor Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid.
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Inside the Factory
Deluded Simon Porter dreams of passing his medical exam and becoming a doctor - but by starting at the bottom, and becoming the best porter the NHS has ever seen. All he has to do is survive a few months grafting in a hospital basement and try not to kill any of the patients. How hard can that be?Ed must work alongside the cynical, self-styled "Queen of the Porters" Frankie, and naïve nurse Lucy.
Top of the Pops (UK)
Weekly pop-music show mixing live performances with pop videos, counting down the UK Singles Chart to the week's Number One record.The show began in 1964 and ran year-round for over 40 years and more than 2200 editions, making it the longest-running music show in the world. After the show ended in 2006, the annual Christmas Special - a review of the year's biggest sellers - continued.
Robot Wars is a British game show modelled on a US-based competition of the same name. Teams of amateur and professional roboteers make their own robots to fight against each other in both friendly and tournament matches.
Dispatches is the British TV current affairs documentary series on Channel 4, first transmitted in 1987. The programme covers issues about British society, politics, health, religion, international current affairs and the environment, and often features a mole inside organisations under journalistic investigation.
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Based on the first two books in the series of Adrian Mole diaries by Sue Townsend. In "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4" the story begins on January 1st 1981 to April 3rd 1982, the second book, "The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole" which the second series in based on, carries on directly from where the previous book left off, from April 4th 1982 to June 2nd 1983.
Set against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester, the drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.
This ITV drama series made by LWT follows the working and personal lives of officers from H.M. Customs and Excise as they track down national and international criminals. From drug dealers to dubious chefs, it's a race against crime to prevent the trade of illegal goods to Britain.
Father of the Pride
From DreamWorks animation comes the first primetime CGI-animated series with a feature film quality look to it. Each episode costs $1.6 million and 9 months to make. This CGI-animated series is about a family of white lions who work as performers in the Las Vegas act of illusionists Siegfried & Roy. The show stars Larry, a hard-working white lion in the revue with his wife Kate, a white lioness. Sarmoti, another white lion who is Kate's father - and Larry's father-in-law - clashes with Larry on every subject imaginable. Rounding out the group is Snack, a mischievous gopher and Larry's best friend. It should be noted that the name Sarmoti is actually the acronym S.A.R.M.O.T.I., which stands for Siegfried and Roy: Masters of the Impossible. The show was in jeopardy when in October 2003, Roy Horn was mauled by one of his tigers during a stage show that left Horn in critical condition. Executives at NBC and DreamWorks didn't know whether or not to go on with the show, b
The Tenant of Wildfe
Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains totally aloof until a charming neighbor farmer gets her to reveal her past through his persistence. Only then does she reveal she is hiding away from a womanizing, belittling husband.
Reilly, Ace of Spies
This British series is a dramatization of the fantastic real-life adventures, from 1903 until the mid-1920s, of the Russian-born British agent Sidney Reilly, who worked for MI6 as Agent ST-1. The programme is based on books by Robin Bruce Lockhart, the son of Reilly's fellow agent Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart. It was nominated for three BAFTA awards in 1984, and in 1985 Sam Neill received a Golden Globe nomination (Best Acting Performance) for his role as Reilly.
Julia Bradbury has her backpack on to explore the great outdoors. Her walks follow the old tracks, overgrown cuttings and ancient viaducts of Britain's lost rail empire, visiting disused lines across England, Scotland and Wales. Through stunning landscapes and urban backstreets, each contrasting walk has a unique story to tell, offering Julia a window into industrial Britain and how the rise and fall of the railways has altered lives and localities across the country.
Last Chance to See
A follow-up to the 1990 Radio 4 series in which the late Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine travelled around the world in search of endangered species.20 years later Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine go back to see what has become of the animals in two decades, and to discover what has affected their fortunes.http://www.bbc.co.uk/lastchancetosee
Doom-laden but compelling BBC1 drama series embracing sex, death and Catholic guilt, set in a small community in the Lake District.The first four-part series centred on newcomer Danny Kavanagh; the second 10-part series featured other characters in the community.Created by Jimmy McGovern (Brookside, Cracker).
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On average, men and women think about sex every six seconds. Shorten that to every second, and you've got Coupling.This series centers around Susan and Steve (who are a couple), and Sally and Patrick join the gang as friends of Susan (and then Steve), while Steve pulls in his best friend Jeff and his crazy ex Jane.
Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing, West London and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public. Over the years many ghosts came and went but the main Rentaghost crew consisted of Timothy Claypole; a jester at the court of Queen Mattilda, Hazel the McWitch; the ghost of a Scottish witch who was recruited during the rentapotion venture, Nadia Popov; a Dutch ghost who still suffered from hayfever and had a habit of 'popping off' whenever she saw a flower, Fred Mumford; founder of Rentaghost after becoming a ghost in a shipping accident, Hubert Davenport; a distinguished Victorian gentleman.The Meaker's next door neighbours, Rose and Arthur Perkins, were convinced that the Meaker's were a pair of nutters and hired a private detective then tried to get a psychiatrist to convince them that they needed treatment...
Set in a remote Canadian mountain town, where the opening of a new oil refinery fronted by the mysterious Mrs. Bradshaw introduces the small town to a world of drug-dealers, prostitution and organized crime. Police chief Jim Worth is thirsty for revenge after the murder of a member of his family.
Set in 1619, “Jamestown” follows the first English settlers as they establish a community in the New World. Amongst those landing onshore are a group of women destined to be married to the men of Jamestown, including three spirited women from England.
Now one of the world's most acclaimed chefs, Gordon Ramsay, is giving you the opportunity to become a "MasterChef"!"MasterChef" is a show that celebrates great people who make great food. The show will give contestants the opportunity to develop their cooking skills while being encouraged, mentored and celebrated by the industry's best!
Troy: Fall of a City
Told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege, Troy: Fall Of A City is retell the story of the 10 year old siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.
Channel 4 in the United Kingdom hosts the television show, Embarrassing Bodies. There's also a website providing health information that is detailed, audacious, graphic, and absolutely engaging.On it, you'll see close-ups of breasts, testicles, vulvae, and most other body parts in Grey's Anatomy that are suitable for self-examination.The show launched in April 2008 and was watched by over 12 million people. Since there, Embarrassing Bodies has seen countless downloads of health videos, page views on every topic of consumer health care, The website houses self-check videos that help people learn about conditions from A to Z (er, zed), from "acne" to "zits," from the esoteric xanthelasma (cholesterol deposits underneath the skin under the eyes) to the more common genital herpes (both, graphically illustrated). As Adam Gee, Commissioning Editor of Channel 4, said, the program, "helps people to avoid literally dying of embarrassment."
The story of a double-glazing showroom in Essex in 1983, led by charismatic salesman Vincent who is smart, handsome and cocksure, He will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale.
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Dancing on Ice
What is life really like for today's students and teachers? This series has unprecedented access to an English secondary school to follow a group of GCSE students, and the staff who teach them, as they face the most important year in their education.
Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised as the world leader in its field, it regularly wins a sweep of international science, medical and environmental film accolades, and has recently won the Royal Television Society Award and the Prix Italia. In 2002, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts presented Horizon with the BAFTA Television Award for Best Factual Series or Strand. In 2003 it won the prestigious Images et Science award for best medical documentary and the Carl von Linne Award at the Living Europe film festival in Sweden. That year, a Horizon co-production with WGBH Boston won the Emmy for best documentary.
Tony Robinson's Gods
Tony Robinson explores the weird and wonderful history of belief, superstition and religious experience in Britain.For 2000 years, Britain has been a Christian country. Or has it? In fact, our ancestors actually kept many other dark, fantastical beliefs alive.It was a world underpinned by outlandish, dangerous and plain weird beliefs. Ideas that today seem unbelievable, but were seen as uncontroversial and hugely influential, with some having shaped our history as much as mainstream religion.
MI-5 is in trouble. All of their adult agents have been exposed. Luckily they've got a group of inner-city high school kids that secretly work for the British government. Welcome to MI High. Their top secret missions are given to them by the school janitor, who is actually an ex-MI9 agent who operates out of an HQ setup in the school's basement.
The Duchess of Duke
The Duchess of Duke Street is the story of the rise of Louisa Leyton (Gemma Jones) from kitchen maid to the most famous cook in England. Her hotel, the Bentinck on Duke Street, is the turn of the century setting for her affair with Charlie Tyrell (Christopher Cazenove), her run-ins with family members, the activities of her high society guests and the lives of her faithful staff. Over two series this BBC Production tells an interesting and eventful twenty year story which also provides a fascinating insight into life in the early 20th century. The series is in fact based on the life story of celebrated cook Rosa Lewis, who ran the Cavendish Hotel on London's Duke Street.
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Wanted Down Under
Wanted Down Under is touted as a 20 part TV series where the shows producers take people who are thinking of moving to Australia, out to Australia for a week.The families spend the week getting to know Australia, the lifestyle and some of the challenges such as job and house hunting (the latter of which is something we know a lot about). They are even given the opportunity to partake in regular common Aussie activities such as “petting kangaroos” !
Second Thoughts, starring James Bolam and Lynda Bellingham as two middle-aged divorcees trying to maintain a crumbling relationship, seemingly against all odds. Bill (James Bolam) has to deal with Faith’s teenage children (one of whom is played by Julia Sawalha (PRESS GANG), but Faith has to deal with Bill’s ex-wife (Belinda Lang (DEAR JOHN, 2.4 CHILDREN) who seems intent on trying to disrupt their relationship.
Out of the Blue
Set in Sydney beach suburb of Manly, New South Wales, Out of the Blue is a drama about a group of thirty-year-old friends returning home for a high school reunion, which is brought to an end when someone is murdered. An investigation follows as the group attempts to discover which one of them was the killer.
Inside the Animal Mi
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an animal? This series gives startling and revelatory answers. Combining jaw-dropping demonstrations of animals' abilities with revealing photography, Chris Packham travels the world to uncover the secrets of the animal mind.
Exile is a drama series for BBC One. From the imagination of writer Danny Brocklehurst, this three part drama is a tale of prodigal redemption, but also becomes an investigative crime story.The two investigations dovetail – the intimate story of a son returning to dissect the history of his family, and the digging into a mind blowing scandal two decades old, whose effects still live on.
Air Ambulance E.R.
Time is of the essence in this full-throttle documentary charting the extraordinary endeavours of Britain's emergency helicopter medical services. Cameras capture all the action as 'chopper doctor' flying teams respond to various crisis calls, employing cutting-edge techniques honed in the world's toughest warzones to save the lives of people up and down the country.
Great Canal Journeys
To celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, actors Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on four spectacular canal journeys, sharing a passion that they've enjoyed for decades. To start the series, Tim and Pru revisit the Kennet and Avon Canal in the West Country. Back in 1990, to promote the fully restored canal, Tim and Pru were invited to be the first boat in 42 years to travel the full length of the K&A. Almost a quarter of a century later, they navigate the 21 miles along its most picturesque stretch, starting in Bath and ending in Devizes.
Orbit: Earth's Extra
Right now you're hurtling around the sun at 64,000 miles an hour (100,000 kms an hour). In the next year you'll travel 584 million miles, to end up back where you started.Presenters Kate Humble and Dr Helen Czerski follow the Earth's voyage around the sun for one complete orbit, to witness the astonishing consequences this journey has for us all.
The Apprentice (UK)
The Apprentice sees fourteen candidates, competing against each other for a position at Lord Alan Sugar's company. Each week the candidates take part in a task set by Lord Sugar. Each team will have a Team Leader who managers that group for that task. The team that performs the best will win a reward and avoid the boardroom. The losing team will be summoned to the boardroom where their team leader will be forced to pick two people in their team who we join them in the boardroom and a chance to be fired. After twelve weeks Lord Sugar will be left with his Apprentice, who will work for him at a salary of £100,000. Lord Sugar is very busy so he has Nick and Karen, who act as his eyes and ears, to inform him of what's going on.
Fresh! is a fledgling budget airline and fresh are the faces you'll find on it. Mile High is the story of the flight crew of this young airline company. In this energetic, sexy and riveting series, be prepared for a bumpy ride as the pilots and crew of the airplane maneuver their way through the skies and through their lives.Find out what the crew gets up to both in and out of uniform, in the air and on the ground. Join in their travels around the world and get an insight into their lives in the London home they share.
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Paddington Station 2
The inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses. Two courts. One Crown.
From the much loved and critically acclaimed 'Shaun the Sheep', little lamb Timmy stars in his own TV series. Adorable he may be but Timmy is a little lamb with a lot to learn. He has just turned three (in sheep years) and being the 'only lamb in the flock', Timmy has been used to getting his own way. Now for the first time, Timmy is going to have to learn to get along with the other little animals. Timmy is going to nursery!Timmy Time is an engaging exploration of nursery life which every pre-school aged boy and girl can relate to. In this bright, colourful, safe environment, Timmy and his animal chums learn how to make friends, create new things, paint, draw and generally learn those very important 'life lessons' from their nursery teachers, Harriet Heron and Osbourne Owl.
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We Are Klang
We Are Klang is comedy series set in the fictional town of Klangbury at the council offices. The series stars Greg, aspirational but hopeless council leader, Steve as the half-cut Head of Health and Safety, and Marek; "Minister Without Portfolio".
Pointless is a game show hosted by Alexander Armstrong. Players have to try to score as little points as possible by using the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers nobody else would think of using.
Mike Bassett: Manage
Four years after guiding England to the World Cup semi-finals, Mike finds himself at a crossroads in life. The top clubs aren't interested in him, and the bottom clubs don't seem too keen either.As Mike ponders retirement on the Costa Del Sol, he finally gets the offer he's been waiting for: a post at Wirrall County F.C.
Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and actresses.
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So What Now? is a BBC television sitcom starring comedian Lee Evans. Co-written by and starring Lee, this sitcom centres around his character sharing a house with his slobbish friend and their neurotic landlady. Lee is highly accident prone and disaster seems to strike him no matter what his intentions are.
Gadget Geeks is a British television series which airs on Sky1, and focuses on technology and gadgets. The series differs to the Channel 5 series The Gadget Show, in that it doesn't just feature commercially available technology, but also specially-built items designed by the in-house "geeks" (Tom Scott, Colin Furze and Charles Yarnold).
The Clangers are strange, long-nosed, pink, woolly creatures that live inside a small blue planet, which lies far, far away in space. Under the dustbin-lidded craters that cover the planet's surface is the cave system where the these strange yet cuddly extraterrestrials live. They share their world with the bizarre Soup Dragon, who lives in a soup well and provides them with their staple diet of green soup and blue string pudding; the Glow Buzzers, which supply light and tasty glow honey; and the tiny orange Froglets, magical creatures that live inside a travelling top-hat. Other beings encountered by the Clangers are the Iron Chicken, originally found in pieces and who, once reconstructed by the little planet's inhabitants, now lives in a nest in the sky; the large, odd, blue-skinned Skymoos; and the water-providing Cloud.
A Place in the Sun:
Spin-off show from A Place in the Sun, in which the house-hunters have to decide between buying a property in the UK or overseas. Property experts Jonnie Irwin and Jasmine Harman are on hand to help make that vital decision.
Documentary series following the traffic police as they enforce the law on some of Britain's busiest and most dangerous roads. In the fight against crime the latest weapon the cops have are headcams, tiny cameras which record everything Yorkshire's Regional Roads Crime Team see and allow officers to gather evidence as they work.
Little Big Shots
Award winning actress and comedienne Dawn French is to host Little Big Shots, a brand new series on ITV based on the hit US format. Little Big Shots shines the spotlight on some of the world’s most talented children. With no prizes at stake, no winners or losers and no competition, this programme is simply a showcase for three to thirteen year olds to take to the stage and show that you don’t have to be a grown-up to be a star performer.
Criss-crossing the globe, ‘Body Bizarre' embarks on a voyage of discovery unlike any other. From India's child snake charmers to the world's hairiest girl, this series uncovers the real human stories behind the headlines. With deeply personal interviews and footage from the most unusual of day-to-day routines, it's an adventure through the truly astonishing. Six-year-old Liu Jiangli was abandoned by her parents as a two-year-old after being born with large black spots and fur on her face and body. Connie Culp became the first American to undergo a face transplant in 2008, after being shot in the face by her ex-husband. These stories, and others, explore what life is like for some of the world's most extraordinary individuals.
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Hosted by Chris Tarrant, possibly the most well known quiz show in the world, it is no wonder Who Wants to be a Millionaire has been nominated and won so many BAFTAs. In this show Chris Tarrant asks someone 15 questions, with multiple choice answers, which gets harder as the show goes on. They have three life-lines, Phone a Friend, Ask the Audience and 50/50. Though America has formed a rip off version of this, this is the real McCoy. Though America has had about ten winners, the pound is worth more, so the questions are harder. 5 millionaire's have been made in this fantastic game show. There is a money tree, which you will progress through the questions.£1,000,000£500,000£250,000£125,000£64,000£32,000£16,000£8000£4000£2000£1000£500£300£200£100 The bold ones mean that once you have reached them, you are guaranteed to win AT LEAST that amount of money. There are only two though, so watch out!
Raza, a young, second generation Pakistani man from East London, is coerced by Gabe, a Counter-Terrorism officer, to go undercover and inform for him. Gabe, who has a past he is unwilling to expose, is joined by Holly, his new and ambitious partner whose endless curiosity becomes threatening to him. As the central counterterrorism investigation heats up, the stakes for all three get higher and higher. Informer tells a story about identity in a world where lines are increasingly being drawn and sides are being taken. What happens when you, or your friends, family or neighbours fall on the wrong side of that line and the personal becomes political?
Me and My Monsters
Live-action comedy series which follows the lives of the Carlson family. Nick, Kate and their children Eddie and Angela have recently relocated from Australia to a smart townhouse in the UK. It has everything they could wish for in a new home; original features, plenty of rooms and a fabulous kitchen. Even more incredibly it was on the market at a knock-down price. Some might say it was a giveaway. So what's the catch? Well... there are monsters in the basement! But they're not the kind of monsters that people should be afraid of. Fiend, Haggis and Norman might look a bit odd; they might cause mess and mayhem; they might have questionable personal hygiene issues - but the reality is they just want to be loved and become part of the family. For Angela, they're the worst house guests a teenage girl could have. For Kate, they're another three kids to juggle with her working life. For highly strung Nick they are a constant source of chaos and stress. But for Eddie, they're the best friends a 10-year-old boy could have.
In the vein of and following in the footsteps of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", this bawdy, risque, and hilarious British Comedy is rife with one liners, innuendos, and double entendres, and was the perfect comedy for Britain's mad comedian Frankie Howerd. From his attempt to begin each show with "The Prologue" to his final "Salut", what occurs in-between is pure Frankie Howerd. The cast around him are his props and his role as the slave Lurcio was one of his finest roles, played to comedic perfection. The series takes place in Pompeii, before the eruption of Vesuvius of course, and relates the day to day trials and tribulations of our star, the slave Lurcio played by Frankie Howerd. The innuendo's begin at once with the names of the characters in the series. Lurcio is slave to philandering Senator Ludicrus Sextus, a rather befuddled senator that is often at odds with both his wife and common sense.
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Series showcasing the best in international documentaries on BBC Four.Storyville has developed an enviable reputation since its inception more than a decade ago. Screening over 340 films, from some 70 different countries, the strand has garnered a staggering array of awards: five Oscars, 15 Griersons, three Peabodys and two International Emmys. In true, unique, Storyville style, the new series promises to deliver the strand's usual eclectic mix of compelling stories from across the globe.
Britannia High is an 8-part drama set in a fictional performing arts school from ITV. It follows the journey of six young students at the fictional Britannia High School of Perfoming Arts as they try to develop their skills and also find themselves, in order to make their mark on the world.
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The Jewel in the Crown is a brilliant adaptation of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet. This award winning mini-series tells the epic story of men and women caught up in a struggle of race and class during the last five years of British rule in India.
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Vic Reeves Big Night
Vic Reeves Big Night Out was a cult British comedy stage show and later TV series which ran on Channel 4 for two series in 1990 and 1991, as well as a New Year special. It marked the beginnings of the collaboration between Vic Reeves (real name Jim Moir) and Bob Mortimer and started their Vic and Bob comedy double act. The show was later acknowledged as a seminal force in British comedy throughout the 1990s and which continues to the present day.Arguably the most surreal of the pair's work, Vic Reeves Big Night Out was effectively a parody of the variety shows which dominated the early years of television, but which were, by the early 1990s, falling from grace. Vic, introduced as "Britain's Top Light Entertainer and Singer", would sit behind a cluttered desk talking nonsense and introducing the various segments and surreal guests on the show. Vic Reeves Big Night Out is notable as the only time in their career where Vic took the role of host, whilst Bob was consigned to the back stage, appearing every few minutes as either himself or as a strange character. However, the two did receive equal billing in the series credits.
Three Girls is based on the experiences of the girls who were groomed in Rochdale in the five years between 2008 and 2012, for which nine men were convicted and sentenced. The drama explores how these girls were groomed, how they were ignored by the authorities directly responsible for protecting them, and how they eventually made themselves heard.
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Only Fools and Horse
For over two decades, brothers Derek 'Del Boy' and Rodney Trotter of 'Trotters Independent Traders PLC' entertained us both with Del's extreme optimism and scams and, quite simply, Rodney's facial expressions upon hearing those scams. Moving from straight comedy into comedy-drama in its later years, taking head-on the challenges of life and death in its cast and characters - 'Only Fools' became one of Britain's most loved programmes, regularly topping critics and public popularity polls and spawning not only a spin-off comedy series ('The Green Green Grass'), but also a set of prequel dramas ('Rock & Chips').
Heroes and Villains
Lavish, all-action dramatic spectacles based on the lives of six men who shaped the world around them, either by sheer force of will, genius, courage or even greed. Powerful, magnetic personalities who have earned their place in the world's imagination, all prepared to die for what they believed in - whether it was God or gold, the pursuit of power and glory or a magnificent ideal.From Spartacus, the gladiator who brought Rome to its knees, to the audacious military genius Napoleon, this series combines absorbing drama with CGI to ask what were the motives, the strengths and even the weaknesses that drove these men to achieve what no one else had dared.The amazing stories of Hernan Cortez, Attila the Hun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Richard the Lionheart are also included.Series comprising the dramatization of events surrounding six of the most enigmatic historical figures. Each episode focuses on a particular person, these are Cortes, Richard the Lionheart, Napoleon, Spartacus, Attila the Hun and Shogun.
My Wife Next Door
Over the course of the fun and vibrant series, Agatha will attempt to solve a number of mysteries in the Cotswolds, from the death of a local witch to the demise of a flirtatious young vet. The will-they-won’t-they relationship between Agatha and on-off love interest James will continue, meanwhile, as the pair pose as a married couple in order to solve a crime.
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Antiques Road Trip
My Parents Are Alien
"Fletch", sentenced to a five year stretch at HM Prison Slade in darkest Cumbria, is determined to keep his head down, do his time and not let the b******s grind him down. But it's not so simple when you're an old lag. His naive cell-mate Lenny Godber needs to learn the ropes, skives and scams; evil Prison Officer Mackay can't be allowed to run things his own way and warden Barrowclough is just too weak-willed not to have his good-nature exploited...Starring Ronnie Barker, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsdale and Brian Wilde.