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  • The Doctor, The Widow, and The Wardrobe

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    During World War II, Madge Arwell and her children Lily and Cyril are forced to relocate to the countryside. They discover that their new home in Dorset has an eccentric caretaker... a man who calls himself "The Doctor."

  • Season Two - Episode Seven

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 12/27/08

    The family have a restless night after Ben has a visit to casualty. Karen is writing a letter to the Prime Minister asking for her teacher to be fired. Jake tries to think of some alibis to avoid seeing his girlfriend. As the night goes on, Sue gets some upsetting news concerning her dream boss, annoying noises come from next door and there is a visit from the police.

  • Abduction, Episode Three

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    S 5 : Ep 3 - 11/12/08

    DS Hall becomes convinced that someone else was at his mother's house when he discovered her body. DC Randall discovers the identity of baby James's abductor, prompting Commander Blake to extreme measures.
  • Abduction, Episode Two

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    S 5 : Ep 2 - 11/11/08

    Commander Blake leads the investigation into the abduction of DCI James's baby, and suspicion falls on one of the women in Zoe's maternity class. DS Hall, on remand for the murder of his mother, recalls a vital piece of information that may help establish his innocence.moreless
  • Abduction, Episode One

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    S 5 : Ep 1 - 11/10/08

    DS Brian Hall finds himself the prime suspect when his elderly mother is bludgeoned to death. DCI Doug James's wife is expecting their first baby.
  • Cat among the Pigeons

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    S 11 : Ep 2 - 9/21/08

    Miss Bulstrode, the elderly headmistress of an English girls' school, is warned by a parent that she has recognized someone at the school from her days in the intelligence service. And then there is a murder, and Poirot is on hand to try to solve it. Poirot finds connections with a revolution in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Ramat and Prince Ali Yusuf's missing jewels.moreless
  • Episode Six

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 2/17/08

    After Robert does a charitable act taking in a family, he ends up caring for a young child. Zillah and Lady Adelaide end up wanting to become foster parents which makes life harder for Sir Timothy. Elsewhere, Thomas becomes unsettled when his devotion for Miss Ellison goes unanswered.moreless
  • Episode Five

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 2/10/08

    Dorcas looks after the inspector after he gets injured and he soon realises his evaluation of her may have been wrong. Elsewhere, Emma is annoyed with Robert's kindhearted gesture.
  • Episode Four

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 2/3/08

    Laura turns away her dad and humiliates him in public in order to preserve her relationship with Philip, and the Pratt girls' father turns up boasting about a 'cure all' tonic.
  • Episode Three

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 1/27/08

    Patty gets in the middle of a love triangle with Amos and his son so she is forced out. Dorcas feels it's her duty to put the family back together.
  • Episode Two

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 1/20/08

    Laura is getting settled when Mrs Macey's husband finds a way out of prison which becomes hot gossip in town. Caroline has to go to court and possibly debtor's prison, something Laura's father is trying to avoid.moreless
  • Episode One

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 1/13/08

    Laura Timmons moves from her home in Lark Rise, to Candleford, where not everyone is ready to welcome her in.
  • Season One - Episode Six

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 9/5/07

    Sue and Pete hold a dinner Party, during which Angela makes her plans known. Jake has managed to stop the bullying, but not in a way that Sue approves. Ben is concerned that a bat from Doctor Who (2005) might come after him.

  • The Mystery Illness

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 9/4/07

    Ben’s on the case again – this time he’s got a mystery illness and is far too ill to go to school, he says. Auntie Angela’s been dumped by her boyfriend, so the family rally round to cheer her up in the best way they know how, sparking off a jolly discussion about Nazis and rat bags… Meanwhile, Dad’s little problem at the school is becoming public knowledge and he begins to wonder if he might be out of a job. But Mom of course, is safe in her job. Or is she?

  • The Quiet Night In

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 9/3/07

    Ben’s fibbing goes to a whole new level as parents at a school soccer match begin to compliment Dad on his friendship with Gordon Brown and his SAS training. A romantic night in for Mom and Dad doesn’t quite go to plan, as Karen has a little friend round – whose mom is over an hour late picking her up. When she does finally arrive, she insists on pouring her heart out over a very long cup of tea. As their romantic evening recedes into the distance, Jake raises fears about his friend’s parents’ divorce and calls from his form teacher bring more alarming news.

  • The City Farm

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 8/30/07

    Stuck on the A3 highway, Mom tries to keep the peace in a car containing a new-age Auntie, a bewildered Grandfather, three fractious kids and several full bladders. Meanwhile, Dad is waiting outside the Headmaster’s office, after an ill-judged joke involving obesity and Ramadan. Later at the urban Farm, discussions about death, heaven, racism, bird flu and granddad lead to raised tempers, which boil over in the living hell that is a gift shop. As a hectic day draws to an end, Mom and Dad look fondly at their sleeping kids in the back of the car and have a brief moment of contentment – until they notice that Ben’s acquired a new friend.

  • The Special Bowl

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 8/29/07

    The celebration of parental incompetence continues, with the problems piling up for Mom and Dad. Their little girl is outwitting them in the endless negotiations about what she will condescend to eat, and seven-year-old Ben is further developing his extraordinary talent for lying. In addition, Dad has strayed into a job-threatening controversy at school, while Mom is starting a turf war with her sister.

  • The School Run

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 7/28/07

    It's a typically unpredictable day in the rollercoaster of life with small children. Three small children in fact - a regal five-year-old girl with a talent for interrogation and an interest in nits, a seven-year-old boy who could out-fib Jeffrey Archer, and an eleven-year-old who is gearing up for his scary first day at secondary school. Mom and Dad go on as they always do - attempting to raise their kids with the minimum amount of emotional damage for all concerned

  • Episode 5 Series 1

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 5/20/07

    Beatrice helps out in the office while Gloria is off ill, and even Snell assists. Peter tries to reconcile Mrs. Collins with her husband who is a cross-dresser! Lyle helps a horse trainer lease a field for his race horse. To top it all off, debt collector Hill returns.moreless
  • Hidden Pain

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 3/23/05

    Fed up with her mum and dumped by her boyfriend, Becca goes next door to be cheered up by Samantha. But when her friend's back is turned, Becca takes some pills and ends up in hospital. Phil takes it out on Paul who was supposed to be looking after her.moreless
  • Break for Love

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 3/16/05

    Maggie realises the stress her mother is under looking after Eric, and suggests that he comes to stay for a weekend to give Brenda a break. Then Maggie discovers that Brenda isn't out enjoying the sea air with her friend Nancy - but with her old flame Frank. Clare challenges Maggie about Phil, telling her she is being foolish and could lose Paul - but Maggie is defensive and won't talk about it.moreless
  • Under Pressure

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 3/9/05

    Something unbelievable happened in last week's episode. Maggie's estranged husband Phil, who's just been fired, started spending more time in the marital home than when they were married, which her new partner, history teacher Paul, didn't seem to mind. And Maggie, who had such a tough time after Phil left her, is oozing sympathy for his predicament. It just doesn't seem right. Fortunately, things look as though they're returning to normal. Phil has agreed to move into Paul's flat to ease his financial problems, while Paul gets to move into Maggie's home to give the pair more opportunities to get cosy. But with Phil's depression over his job prospects reaching crisis point, you'll have to hope Maggie can restrain her compulsion to get all motherly and move him back into her life.moreless
  • Time Goes By

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 3/2/05

    Guy gets the wrong end of the stick when he sees Maggie comforting Phil, Maggie learns the reasons behind Genevieve's poor timekeeping at the travel agency (and it's a very touching moment), and Maggie and Paul's plans to spend some intimate time together go awry yet again.moreless
  • From The Past

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 2/23/05

    Jeff's new deputy Maggie clashes again with Genevieve at work; old flame Frank (Roy Dotrice) re-enters her mother Brenda's life; Phil leans on Maggie for support as his redundancy looms; and Maggie disapproves of daughter Becca's boyfriend, and when the neighbours are away, Samantha has a party that gets out of hand.moreless
  • Things Are Changing

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 2/16/05

    Maggie's branch of the travel agency takes over another branch – so abrasive Genevieve and disgruntled Kevin join the staff, and Jeff has to decide who'll be his deputy. Cuts are being made in Phil's office by his ex-girlfriend Anna, Guy takes a risk by expanding his business, and Maggie goes to school with her dad who is giving a talk about his wartime experiences.moreless
  • A Murder Is Announced

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 1/2/05

    A murder is announced in the local newspaper in Chipping Cleghorn and everyone turns up at Little Paddocks at the appointed time. Then the lights go out and Letitia Blacklock is shot at and the man is found shot in the doorway. Miss Marple helps investigate the crime.

  • Maggie & Paul

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 3/22/04

    Maggie begins a tentative relationship with teacher Paul, but her attempt to keep it a secret is almost ruined when Phil turns up with the kids after a relationship-ending row with Anna. Maggie's friends throw a surprise 40th birthday party for her, while she has to make a decision between the two men in her life.moreless
  • Maggie & Helen

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 3/15/04

    Maggie goes speed dating with Helen (Chloe Howman) but it's a disaster for them both and Phil isn't happy when he finds out from the kids and Anna thinks she's just doing it to make Phil jealous. But Maggie's love life takes an upturn when she is approached by James’s history teacher Paul Winston (Danny Webb).moreless
  • Maggie, Clare & Guy

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 3/8/04

    Maggie is embarrassed about asking for the morning-after pill following her one-night stand with Smudge. She decides she needs companionship not sex, so her friends arrange for her to meet a blind date at a dinner party, but then Maggie starts spending time with Guy (jogging, climbing, motorbiking), making Clare jealous. Maggie is also angry that Anna has moved in with Phil, while the kids are exploiting the situation.moreless
  • Maggie, Kathleen & Sam

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 3/1/04

    Maggie and Phil see a mediator (Sam Kelly) to divide up the assets but Maggie discovers Phil is being less than honest about his earnings and she threatens to bring in the Child Support Agency. Later, she goes out with her colleagues – who now regard her as Mother Hen – and she wakes up with a sexy young man.moreless
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