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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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    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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    Death Comes to Pemberley

    Death Comes to Pemberley

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    PD James's bestselling sequel to Pride and Prejudice is dramatised in this three part drama featuring Matthew Rhys, Jenna Coleman and Trevor Eve in which the Darcy's are preparing for their annual ball when the Wickham's unexpected arrival brings murder to Pemberley.moreless
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    Happy Valley

    Happy Valley

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    From the creator of "Last Tango in Halifax" comes this police drama starring Sarah Lancashire ("Coronation Street") as Yorkshire police Sergeant Catherine Cawood, a strong-willed officer coping with the suicide of her daughter and struggling to raise the young son she left behind. When the man she blames for her daughter's death is paroled, Cawood embarks on a mission to bring him down, unaware that her target is plotting another heinous crime. Second season starts 18 months later when Catherine discovers the corpse of Tommy Lee Royce's mother, shortly after Catherine left her threatening messages warning her to keep away from her grandson. Investigators target Catherine as a suspect while Royce's girlfriend, who hides herself behind a false identity, becomes a teacher at Ryan's school.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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    River

    River

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    Stellan Skarsgard stars as brilliant detective John River in this six part series. Traumatized by the death of a colleague, River sets out to find her murderer whilst interacting with manifestations of the dead.moreless
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    The Escape Artist

    The Escape Artist

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    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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    Zen

    Zen

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    Rufus Sewell is Aurelio Zen in this three-part adaptation for the BBC. Set and filmed in Italy, the show is an adaptation of Michael Dibdin's novel Vendetta.
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    Little Dorrit

    Little Dorrit

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    Little Dorrit is a fourteen-part period drama from the BBC based on the 1850s serial novel by Charles Dickens. The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.moreless
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    Occupation

    Occupation

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    The lives of three British soldiers spiral out of control after they go on mission to Basra, southern Iraq. United and yet torn apart by war the men struggle to overcome the perils they've seen. Set in 2003 and starring James Nesbitt, Stephen Graham and Warren Brown the show explores the impact war has on the lives of those who fight.moreless
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    The Last Enemy

    The Last Enemy

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    This fast-paced thriller stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Ezard, a man bent on uncovering the truth about his brother's death. He soon finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy and a torrid love affair.moreless
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    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

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    Charles Dicken's Great Expectations is adaptated for the BBC in this three-part series to be aired on Christmas 2011.
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    The Buccaneers

    The Buccaneers

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    This top-notch adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel tells the story of sisters Nan and Virginia St. George (Carla Gugino and Alison Elliott) and their friends Lizzy Elmsworth (Rya Kihlstedt) and Conchita Closson (Mira Sorvino). Shunned as "new money" by elitist New York society, the foursome travels to London to look for husbands, where they soon find themselves courted by numerous suitors. But as old and new worlds clash, something has to give.moreless
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    The Street

    The Street

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    Each episode of this British anthology series dramatizes the story of one of the families along a street in the North of England. Created by writer Jimmy McGovern, the ambitious series uses talented young writers to explore the dark underside of various ordinary families in the same community. Dramatic actors featured in the various episodes include Jim Broadbent, Jane Horrocks, Sue Johnston and Timothy Spall.moreless
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    Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist

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    The BBC produced an adaptation of Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist for a new generation; the last BBC production was in 1985. This adaptation is by Sarah Phelps, one of the writers of the long-running UK serial EastEnders, and director Coky Giedroyc. The cast includes Tom Hardy as Bill Sikes, Sophie Okonedo as Nancy, and Timothy Spall as the leader of the pickpockets.moreless
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    The State Within

    The State Within

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    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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    Love Soup

    Love Soup

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    Alice Chenery and her friends, Cleo and Milly, return still seeking love. Unfortunately, Alice has not reached her quota of frogs and various reptiles before fate gifts her with a soul mate. A combined production of BBC Drama and BBC Comedy from the pen of David Renwick (One Foot in the Grave, The Two Ronnies and Jonathan Creek), Love Soup is a bittersweet look at single life and its bizarre twists. Series One: Gil Raymond and Alice Chenery would appear to be perfect soul mates. Gil is a successful American comedy writer who has fled his home country in search of artistic integrity and a lasting relationship. Alice is an account manager for a perfume company in a London department store, who is struggling to maintain a flat in Brighton she cannot afford. Week by week, Love Soup explores the separate lives of Gil and Alice: lives which, unhappily, never intersect, but parallel each other in many subtle ways. The series observes their hopes and fears as they try to remain sane in a world in which they feel increasingly excluded. Telling and poignant, each week brings their continuing doomed attempts to find the definitive partner who will bring them the happiness they deserve. Title Music: "Alley Boogie" performed by Georgia White. Broadcast History:
    Series One: Tuesdays at 21.00 on BBC One (Six 60-minute episodes)
    Series Two: Saturdays between 21.00-23.00 on BBC One (12 30-minute episodes)moreless
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    Inside Men

    Inside Men

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    How do you cope when you step out of your comfort zones? "Inside Men" is the story of three normal men who are forced out of their moral comfort zones and into lives of crime in order to survive as they plan a million dollar heist.moreless
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    Accused

    Accused

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    Jimmy McGoven's six-part series investigates the background of six people, all accused of a crime in court.
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    The Final Cut

    The Final Cut

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    The Final Cut is a 1995 BBC television serial, the third and final part of the House of Cards trilogy. Directed by Mike Vardy, the serial, based on Michael Dobbs's 1995 novel of the same name, was adapted for television by Andrew Davies. It details the conclusion of Francis Urquhart's reign as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.moreless
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