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    Jam and Jerusalem

    Jam and Jerusalem

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    Comedy double act French & Saunders produced Jam and Jerusalem for the BBC. It was known under the name Clatterford in some international airings. When the show originally aired in the UK on BBC One, it aired in the 9.30pm Friday slot, however for series two, it moved to 8.30pm. The two Christmas specials have aired for 40 minutes, as part of the festive season and airtimes are listed at episode level. The third series of three episodes aired for a hour on Sundays at 8pm. The show was set in the small West Country town of Clatterford, St. Mary. The character-driven series took a look at the lives of the members of a neighbourhoods' Women's Guild. The title music which opened each episode was 'The Village Green Preservation Society', performed by folk singer Kate Rushby, who also provided alot of the incidental music throughout the series. Throughout her blog in November 2009, star of the show Pauline McLynn announced that the show would not be returning, although both French & Saunders were willing to continue with a new series.moreless
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    Cutting It

    Cutting It

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    Cutting It... not just about hair cuts! Allie Henshall and Mia Bevan are MAJOR rivals, with their salons as well as their lovers. Set in Manchester, Cutting It is about the lives of the employees at the Henshall-Ferraday hair salon.moreless
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    New Street Law

    New Street Law

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    BBC (ended 2007)
    New Street Law is a drama series that follows two professional lawyers' cases and exploits in Manchester. The court which deals with defending clients is headed by Jack Roper and the other court, which deals with prosecuting them, is headed by Laurence Scammel QC, who is Roper's mentor.moreless
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    Daniel Deronda

    Daniel Deronda

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    Daniel Deronda is based on the novel of the same name by George Eliot. Daniel is believed to be the illigitimate son of an aristocrat and he is trying to find his place. He meets two equally wonderful women - Gwendolen who is beautiful and very self-centered and Mirah a beautiful common girl who is also searching for her family and a place in the world. In the end if Daniel doesn't choose, fate will choose for him.moreless
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    River City

    River City

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    River City is the only Scottish soap on TV. It is set in Shieldinch, a fictional place set in Glasgow.It is not showed in England and it cant be up for a soap award. I think that's unfair because it's the British Soap Awards not the English soap awards. But it is still the best soap on TV in my opinion. One of the great things about it is that it's Scottish so they talk with a Glasgow dialect.moreless
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    Canterbury Tales

    Canterbury Tales

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    Welcome to the Canterbury Tales guide at TV.com. These Canterbury Tales are Geoffrey Chaucer's stories updated to the present day. Producer Kate Barlett wanted to remain as faithful as possible to the spirit of the original tale. Each tale was scripted by a different writer and like the original tales they embody the timeless themes of love, lust, greed, power, anger and bigotry.moreless
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    Down to Earth (2000)

    Down to Earth (2000)

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    A drama series about a family who leave London for a rather different life down in Devon. Down to Earth is the story of one city family's fight to survive in the deepest of Devon. The show is based on the books of Faith Addis although the Addis family in the show have actually left, they turned the running of the farm over to Brian's brother Matt Brewer & his family. As time went on, the Brewer's decided they couldn't properly adapt to life in the countryside & moved back to the city. The farm is now owned by Tony & Jackie Murphy.moreless
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    David Copperfield

    David Copperfield

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    David Copperfield is born shortly after the death of his father. Great aunt Betsey arrives for the event, eagerly anticipating a girl. Thwarted in her wishes, she leaves in disgust, never to return.

    Young David has a happy childhood, with a memorable visit to his nanny Peggotty's relatives, who live in a ship house on the coast. On his return, he finds his mother has married Mr. Murdstone, a paranoid disciplinarian. When David bites Murdstone during a beating, the boy is sent to a boarding school run by the severe Mr. Creakle.

    There, he falls under the protection of Steerforth, an older student. The school is the least of Murdstone's torments, for when David's mother dies the stepfather sends him to work at a sweatshop in London.

    Again, David finds a patron -- this time Mr. Micawber, a profligate family man with whom he lodges. But Micawber is soon sent to debtor's prison, and David is homeless.

    Destitute, he walks to Dover where he has heard his Aunt Betsey lives. She offers him a nurturing home, shared with her lunatic lodger, Mr. Dick. The first part closes as David matures into a young man with bright prospects before him.

    The plot thickens. David is residing with Aunt Betsey's lawyer, Mr. Wickfield and his daughter, Agnes. Wickfield's obsequious clerk, Uriah Heep, lurks malevolently on the margins.

    Meanwhile, David is apprenticed to another lawyer, Mr. Spenlow, who has a charming if flighty daughter, Dora.

    Oblivious to the charms of Agnes, whom he treats as a sister, David falls in love with Dora and begins courting her, although her father disapproves. Unbeknownst to all, Heep has his eye on Agnes and on Wickfield's business.

    By chance, David encounters his old schoolboy hero, Steerforth. Together they set forth to visit the ship house, where reside: David's old nanny, Peggotty; her taciturn husband, Barkis; Peggotty's fisherman brother, Daniel; his nephew, Ham; and Ham's cousin and fiancée, Little Em'ly.

    Secretly enamored with Em'ly, the unscrupulous Steerforth convinces her to run away with him. Daniel sets out in hot pursuit, following them through many countries.

    More villainy unfolds as Heep ruins not only Wickfield but also Aunt Betsey, who with Mr. Dick comes to live with David. Meanwhile, Micawber has reentered the picture as Heep's reluctant clerk.

    Spenlow expires, leaving Dora penniless and hence a fitting match for the equally destitute David. They marry and David pursues his new career as an author, but Dora, too, soon dies.

    All is not lost, for Micawber exposes Heep's financial fraud, restoring Aunt Betsey's wealth. And Daniel finally tracks down Em'ly, who has been abandoned to an appalling life by Steerforth.

    Just as David arrives at the ship house with news of Em'ly's rescue, Ham dies in a storm while trying to rescue a drowning man, who turns out to be Steerforth.

    Dickens ties up loose ends by seeing that David and Agnes are married; that the Micawbers, Daniel, and Em'ly start a new life in Australia; and that Aunt Betsey finally gets a niece.
    (Thank you, PBS)moreless
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    This Man Craig

    This Man Craig

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    Set in a large comprehensive school in the fictional Scottish town of Strathaird, this series revolves around the daily life of schoolmaster Ian Craig - a scientist who teaches physics and believes in education in the widest sense of the word. As one of six Housemasters at the school he has to keep an eye on the problems of 300 pupils. Craig is married to Margaret and they have one son, James, who is a pupil at the school. The headmaster is Mr. Robertson, Willie Sinclair is the school janitor and Katie Duncan the art mistress.moreless
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    Never Come Back

    Never Come Back

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    Never Come Back from the BBC is a thriller film which follows writer Desmond Thane (Nathaniel Parker) in 1939 Britain during a period known as the "Phony War". Desmond Thane is a writer by day making his living writing a women's magazine. As a playboy by night he is bouncing from one woman's bed to the next each night, until he finds a woman who is able to keep his attention, Anna Raven (Suzanna Hamilton). As this woman captures Desmond's mind and attention he becomes obsessed by the discovery of a diary that Anna has. As he reads the diary and becomes more curious he confronts Anna. When Desmond confronts Anna about the diary he suddenly finds himself delving further and further into a world of lies, murder, torture and possibly treason. Producer Joe Waters and director Ben Bolt have given this BBC miniseries both the look and feel of a feature film.moreless
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    Anna Karenina (1977)

    Anna Karenina (1977)

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    Tolstoy's classic novel about a married woman who embarks upon an affair with a dashing nobleman is brought to the small screen as a mini-series by the BBC. Nicola Pagett starred in the title role.moreless
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    Our Mutual Friend

    Our Mutual Friend

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    Our Mutual Friend is the BBC miniseries adapted from author Charles Dickens' last finished novel before his death, a tale of two turbulent romances and a web of passion and betrayal. The story is set in 1860's London, where a web of wealth and corruption emerges after a rich misanthropic miser dies. The man leaves a will that states that his fortune all goes to his estranged son John Harmon, on the condition that he marries a woman he has never met, Miss Bella Wilfer. Before he can do so, the son goes missing. A waterman finds a body in the Thames, and a strange young man is present and disappears when they identify the body as John Harmon. Now that he is dead, the estate now goes to Mr. and Mrs. Boffin, the rich man's faithful employees. When the mysterious young man reappears with a new name, the story only gets more complex. The ensemble cast includes David Morrissey (Hilary and Jackie) and Steven Mackintosh (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). Watch the sweeping tale of one of Dickens' best books unfold in the six hour miniseries adaptation of Our Mutual Friend.moreless
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    London Hospital

    London Hospital

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    London Hospital is a British television series featured on BBC. The show is a period piece, set a century ago in London at the Royal London Hospital. The show is romantic and dramatic - centering around the romances, casework and surgeries of incoming patients, doctors and nurses. The show is entertaining as well as educational, as it provides some insight into what types of diseases havocked the town then, and the types of medical practices doctors used in response. It tells the story of Ada Russell, a nurse, and Dr. James Walton , who are madly in love with each other. The couple debate whether they should marry, since it is forbidden for Ada and James to date as they are co-workers. Either Ada or James would have to leave the hospital should they decide to wed. Luckes, another character on the show, has a hard time coping with the death of a nurse who worked at the hospital. Also, Sydney Holland, a man in charge of financing the hospital and new ventures, has a hard time raising funds.moreless
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    The Paradise

    The Paradise

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    It's the story of a young country girl who comes to the city and starts working in a department store.
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    Prisoner's Wives

    Prisoner's Wives

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    This BBC drama revolves around the lives of women whose partners are in prison. In between prison visits, life will change for these women and their families.
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    Last Tango in Halifax

    Last Tango in Halifax

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    When Alan and Celia's grandsons sign them up to Facebook, they re-discover each other.  Now both having lost their partners and in their seventies, they are able to re-start a passionate relationship that began over sixty years previously.moreless
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    North and South (UK)

    North and South (UK)

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    Margaret Hale lives in the south of England with her family when her father has some trouble with the church and is forced to move north to the town of Milton. Margaret is soon faced with the extreme contrast between the rich and the poor in the town of Milton and decides that she must help. Mr. Thornton owns a cotton mill in Milton, and becomes embroiled in a bitter conflict with Margaret due to her tampering. Through the conflict, Mr. Thornton finds out that he is in love with Margaret.moreless
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    Father Brown

    Father Brown

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    Father Brown is a mystery/drama series based on the character of Father Brown created by GK Chesterton. The series is set in the fictional Cotswold village of Kembleford during the early 1950's. Father Brown is the parish priest at St. Mary Catholic Church and he has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.moreless
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    Case Histories

    Case Histories

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    Jason Isaacs stars as troubled private investigator Jackson Brodie in this detective drama series adapted from the novels by Kate Atkinson. Brodie is a former soldier and police officer who is haunted by a traumatic childhood and who finds himself drawn to the hard-luck stories of the lost and betrayed.

    The first series consisted of three two-part stories each based on one of the first three Jackson Brodie novels, Case Histories (2004), One Good Turn (2006) and When Will There Be Good News? (2008). A second series consisted of three feature-length episodes, the first of which was adapted from Started Early, Took My Dog (2010).

    Case Histories is a Ruby Film and Television production for BBC One through BBC Scotland.moreless
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    The Escape Artist

    The Escape Artist

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    BBC (ended 2013)
    David Tennant stars in this three part drama series as barrister Will Burton. A talented lawyer with a knack for getting his clients out of tight squeezes, he finds his latest case hits close to home with devastating consequences.moreless
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