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    Merlin

    Merlin

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    BBC (ended 2012)
    This BBC series shows the dramatic outcomes of living in a land of myth and a time of magic, putting a new spin on the story of the famous sorcerer Merlin (Colin Morgan). Set in the Kingdom of Camelot, the story follows young Merlin's dangerous journey as he, a young prince Arthur (Bradley James) and other characters come face to face with legendary and fantastical foes and forces. Merlin originally aired on BBC-1.moreless
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    Doctor Who (1963)

    Doctor Who (1963)

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    BBC (ended 1989)
    "My name is William Hartnell, and as Doctor Who, I make my debut on Saturday 23rd November at 5.15." Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. The series told the story of the Doctor, a mysterious traveller in space and time, whose TARDIS can take him and his companions anywhere in time and space. Inevitably he finds evil at work wherever he goes… The series was postponed indefintely in 1989, but fans of the series would not allow it to die, and a whole cottage industry was created around original novels and audio-only productions. There was an abortive attempt to renew the franchise as a series of telemovies in the U.S., but ratings for the pilot were judged insufficient. In 2003, the BBC announced that, at long last, it would commission a revival of Doctor Who. The series, initially starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor, was launched in 2005. You can read about the new series here. Traditionally listed by production, the data on this site has now been amended to TV.com standards and lists each of the 697 broadcast episodes from the original series. I hope that you find the site useful, and that it might act as a springboard to the wider world of Doctor Who appreciation. TheOldBillmoreless
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    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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    BBC
    Alexander McCall Smith's popular detective series comes to the small screen courtesy of HBO and the BBC. Oscar winner AnthonyMinghella shepherds this project with a two-hour pilot shot in Botswana. Leading the cast is R&B singer/songwriter Jill Scott playing the role of Precious Ramotswe, a good-natured, intuitive mid-30's woman who took to heart the inspiring lessons of her deceased father. The series tells of her adventures as she puts up the first and only female detective agency in her native country of Botswana. The detective dramedy has been nominated in the 2009 Television Critics Association Awards for Outstanding New Program of the Year. While the fate of the show still hangs in the balance, HBO has announced that the 1st season DVD is set to be released on September 8, 2009.moreless
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    The Sarah Jane Adventures

    The Sarah Jane Adventures

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    BBC (ended 2011)
    "I saw amazing things, out there in space. But there is strangeness to be found wherever you turn. Life on Earth can be an adventure too... you just need to know where to look!" The Sarah Jane Adventures features the previous companion of the Third and Fourth incarnation of the Doctor from the original series of Doctor Who, Ms. Sarah Jane Smith! Elisabeth Sladen reprises her role once again and is back in action, discovering alien plots to take over the world, or simply helping a lost one get home... Sarah Jane and her new friend Maria Jackson, and her newly (and genetically grown) adopted son Luke Smith have no problem taking on any challenge!moreless
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    Robin Hood

    Robin Hood

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    BBC (ended 2009)
    Robin, Earl of Huntingdon, has returned home from the Holy Wars under orders from King Richard, to recuperate from injuries sustained in battle. He soon finds that the real battle for England needs to be fought against the Sheriff and his excessive taxation and corrupt administration. Along with an assortment of Outlaws, he outwits the Sheriff and his right hand man Guy of Gisbourne as he fights for the safety of the people of Nottingham.moreless
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    The State Within

    The State Within

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    BBC (ended 2006)
    This 6-part series stars Jason Isaacs (Brotherhood) as Sir Mark Brydon, the British Ambassador to the United States. Muslim British terrorists detonate a bomb on a British commercial airliner throwing the two countries and their representatives into political chaos. Brydon has to try to sort out the ensuing mess while trying to keep his head above water in both his professional and personal life. Knowing who he can trust will be the key to his survival and the stop to an oncoming war against Tyrgyztan.moreless
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    Five Days

    Five Days

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    BBC (ended 2010)
    Welcome to the Five Days guide at TV.com. The first series of this crime thriller tracked five pivotal but non-consecutive days in a mysterious missing person's case involving a beautiful young mother of three. When two of her children went missing, a team of investigators was determined to find out whether she had abandoned her children or if the family had been abducted. A second series in 2010 unfolds over the five most significant days of separate police investigations into an abandoned new-born and a suicide. The characters of DSI Iain Barclay and DS Amy Foster from the first series were resurrected in spin-off mini-series Hunter. Five Days is a BBC drama production in association with HBO. Each series was broadcast on consecutive weekdays on BBC 1. The first series was broadcast on HBO on Tuesdays at 8.00pm from 2 October 2007.moreless
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    Hope Springs

    Hope Springs

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    A gang of female ex-cons plan an elaborate £3 million fraud that they hope will help them flee to Barbados but instead they end up stranded in a small Scottish village. Written by the creators of Bad Girls and Footballer's Wives, the 8-part series stars ER's Alex Kingston and Cutting It's Sian Reeves.moreless
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel

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    BBC (ended 2000)
    France, 1793. The terror of the French Revolution is at its height. Citizen Robespierre, along with his ruthless henchman Chauvellin, keep the tumbrels busy carrying the innocent to the guillotine. But there is one man who dares to defy the revolutionaries: The Scarlet Pimpernel.

    Richard E. Grant stars as the foppish English aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney who has a secret identity as the daring and swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel, rescuing noblemen from the clutches of the guillotine during the height of the French Revolution.

    Based on the novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy.

    Unlike the first season, which aired on Sundays at 8PM, the second season aired on Wednesdays at 8:30PM.moreless
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    Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions

    Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions

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    BBC (ended 2002)
    Following on from the successful Wallace and Gromit films, this BBC 10-part series broadcast over one day, see's Wallace & Gromit try out some of their latest inventions. The festive themed short shows were broadcast throughout the main schedule on December 30th 2002 and featured Peter Sallis as the voice of Wallace, with the original Aardman Animation team working on the show.moreless
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    Rockface

    Rockface

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    Welcome to the Rockface guide at TV Tome. The action in Rockface centres on the work of the fictional Glentannoch Mountain Rescue service. It was filmed in Scotland in August 2001 and based on the real Lochaber Mountain Rescue team. All the major incidents in the series were also based on real life rescues. However, in the series we are able to get involved with the often romantic personal lives of the fictional team members.moreless
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    To the Ends of the Earth

    To the Ends of the Earth

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    To the Ends of the Earth is the BBC series that adapts William Golding's classic trilogy of novels, directed by David Attwood and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the protagonist Edmund Talbot. The year is 1812 and Edmund is traveling to Australia on a decrepit wooden warship, on his way to his new job in a Government post that his rich and powerful godfather got for him. Edmund is witty and naive, sometimes immature and cocky, and ready for adventure on his long sea voyage. The ship is filled to the brim with people; officers, seamen, and passengers, as well as poor emigrants, and the different ranks don't get along well. Captain Anderson is in charge of the ship, and isn't friendly to the cocky young Edmund. The adaptation covers all three of Golding's novels, Rites of Passage, Close Quarters, and Fire Down Below. Watch as Edmund makes his journey on BBC's To the Ends of the Earth.moreless
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    The Day of the Triffids

    The Day of the Triffids

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    BBC (ended 2009)
    Flesh-eating plants escape when a solar storm blinds most of the planet's population, and they're hungry for humans! Based on the book, and a remake of the previous TV series of the same name, The Day Of The Triffids is a post-apocalyptic drama that also focuses on the breakdown of society. The Day Of The Triffids is a Power production for BBC One.moreless
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