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    EastEnders

    EastEnders

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    EastEnders began in 1985 as a rival for ITV's Coronation Street. It focuses on the lives of the inhabitants of Albert Square in the rough EastEnd of London. For the past 25 years, EastEnders has entertained audiences with dramatic storylines focusing on real life situations.moreless
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    New Tricks

    New Tricks

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    New Tricks is a BBC television drama series which follows the work of the Metropolitan Police Service's Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes.moreless
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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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    "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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    Monarch of the Glen

    Monarch of the Glen

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    BBC (ended 2005)
    Inspired by the highland novels of Compton Mackenzie, this show follows Archie MacDonald as he finds himself thrown into the role of the new Laird of Glenbogle, his family's financially failing Scottish estate. With the help, and sometimes hinderance, of his family and faithful retainers he works to get the noble estate back on its feet.moreless
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    Lark Rise To Candleford

    Lark Rise To Candleford

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    This adaptation of Flora Thompson's memoirs is set in a late 19th century village known as Lark Rise and depicts the magical adventures of the writer's Oxfordshire childhood.
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    Inspector George Gently

    Inspector George Gently

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    Welcome to the Inspector George Gently guide at TV.com. Chief Inspector George Gently of Scotland Yard is an old-fashioned policeman who has gained respect but few friends through his single-minded pursuit of law-breakers and his disgust with the corruption in the police force. Gently decides to retire after the murder of his wife, but not before solving one final case. Relocating to Northumberland, where he is aided by the ambitious young Det Sgt John Bacchus, Gently deploys a combination of reason, deduction and a somewhat jaded understanding of man's nature to get his man. Inspector George Gently is adapted from the Inspector Gently novels written by Alan Hunter, but relocates him from Norfolk to Northumberland. The 46 novels, published between 1955 and 1999, were contemporary, but the show is set firmly in the 1960s. The first season was broadcast under the George Gently banner. Inspector George Gently is a Company Pictures production for the BBC.moreless
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    North and South (UK)

    North and South (UK)

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    BBC (Mini-Series 2004)
    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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    Ballykissangel

    Ballykissangel

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    This is one of the best British primetime shows ever seen on British television. The story follows people living in a village called Ballykissangel. Their hopes, fears, romances, mysteries, but mostly very calm stories without criminal acts and something similar are followed by million of viewers. The show was first based on a life of Peter Clifford, a young priest that arrived to Ballykissangel and no one liked him at first, but later turned out to be great while trying to connect to Assumpta Fitzgerald. But, after three seasons, Stephen Thompkins who played Peter leaves the show. Season four starts with new characters of which mostly important is a new priest that replaces Peter, Father Aidan O'Connell who just came out of monastery. The show aired continuously by seasons from 1996 to 1999 and went into a break, just to return later in 2001 for one more season. There were 6 seasons and 57 episodes. In 1997 the show also had a Christmas Special episode.moreless
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    Dalziel and Pascoe

    Dalziel and Pascoe

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    Dalziel, Superintendent Andrew, and Inspector Peter Pascoe Hill's Yorkshire detectives are another entry in a long line of excellent British police procedurals, a subgenre that may more truly define the British mystery than the so-called cozy. Dalziel (pronounced, according to the author, "Deeell"), is middle-aged, fat, and a realist to the point just short of being a cynic. He is shrewd and a top-notch investigator. Pascoe is younger, college educated, and on the way up. A sergeant when we meet him, he is a detective chief inspector in the most recent book. He's married and has one child. The series is given a certain edge by the fact that, while the men work well together and respect each other's abilities, they are not bosom buddies in the manner of so many detective teams. While working in the procedural vein and giving us a close-up picture of life in Yorkshire from the cities to the small mining towns, Hill still frequently provides clues and solutions worthy of a classic puzzle.moreless
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    Bang Goes the Theory

    Bang Goes the Theory

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    Want to cook an egg with a bunsen burner or knock your house down with a vapour ring? If you answered yes than this new BBC show is for you! Four scientists turned presenters show us how it's done with experiments and interviews with the biggest brains in the industry.moreless
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    Silent Witness

    Silent Witness

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    Welcome to the Silent Witness guide at TV.com. Silent Witness is a forensic thriller series, which was first broadcast in 1996, created by ex-police officer Nigel McCrery. The programme originally followed the activities of pathologist Dr Sam Ryan (who was later promoted to professor), played by Amanda Burton. However, Ryan's character departed early in the eighth series in 2004. During the sixth series in 2002, Dr Leo Dalton (William Gaminara) and Dr Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward) had joined the team, and now remained in the series and continued as lead characters following Ryan's departure, with Dalton replacing her as professor. Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) joined the team shortly after Ryan's departure. Orginally set in Cambridge, the main action of the series was then relocated to London. The programme is typically made up of a series of two-part stories, usually with six to eight episodes per series. The tenth series saw the number of stories go up to five. Creator Nigel McCrery has also published five novels based on the series.moreless
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    Spooks

    Spooks

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    Welcome to the Spooks guide at TV.com.

    Take a trip into the world of deception and espionage that is MI5. Spooks… They do not exist, you will never know their names, and they are all that stand between you and those who would do your country harm.

    The show aired as MI-5 on BBC America.moreless
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    Noah & Saskia

    Noah & Saskia

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    Welcome to the Noah & Saskia guide at TV.com. Saskia doesn't get it. All she did was go into a chat room seeking revenge on a guy who stole her music. Yet what she ended up with was the most important relationship in her life, with the most amazing person. His name is Max Hammer, and after their first big meeting on-line, Saskia feels like she's known him her whole life. He seems to know everything that's going on in her head, in her music, and better yet, in her soul. He seems to have all the "S's" - strong, smart, sensitive and sensible. And best of all, he sees those same qualities in her. Yep, Saskia's relationship with Max is perfect - or it would be, if he wasn't in the UK and she wasn't in Australia, and if he didn't think she was somebody completely different. You see, Saskia has created an alter ego that she uses on-line. Her name is Indy and she's everything Saskia isn't - self-assured, carefree and sexy. And while she initially uses Indy as a mask, Saskia starts to realise that it's an easy way to explore the parts of herself that are blooming way down deep, the parts of herself she can't express any other way. Not yet, at least. And Saskia knows that if Max found out who she really is - a rather prickly, defensive, shabby looking teenager - the most fantastic friendship of her life would be all over in an instant. That is, if Max was who he claimed to be, which of course he's not. In reality, Max is a fourteen year old dweeb named Noah, and he has no illusions. He knows that if Indy ever learned the truth, she would run screaming. They're partners in Noah's on-line comic, and they're a great team creatively - he takes care of the images, she takes care of the music. Indy is a great listener when Noah has a problem, and she thinks his advice is cool. All he has to do is make sure she never finds out who he really is. But that's okay, Noah's used to living a double life - geeky little brother of the school football hero by day, super-confident cyber marauder by night. "Noah & Saskia" is about a little lie that leads to a bigger truth - that who you say you are is usually who you want to be.moreless
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    Wallander

    Wallander

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    Kenneth Branagh plays a Swedish detective called Kurt Wallander in this crime drama for the BBC. The show is an adaptation of Swedish author Henning Mankell's critically acclaimed book series, the Kurt Wallander Mysteries.moreless
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    The Vicar of Dibley

    The Vicar of Dibley

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    The Vicar of Dibley begins after the old Vicar Pottle dies, Dibley needs a suitable replacement for him. It would be assumed that they'd find a young interesting man but instead they get Geraldine Granger (Dawn French). She's not exactly the kind of person you'd expect for that sort of position, with her jokes and honest, yet sweet attitude. She quickly became popular with the people in Dibley, because of her enthusiasm and caring personality. Each episode uses the clashing of personalities, to bring great comedy. A lot of plots revolve around Geraldine and Alice Tinker (Emma Chambers) who is the Verger, and a good friend to Geraldine despite her complete lack of common sense. Other important characters include David Horton (Gary Waldhorn) the local councillor, who is amazingly full of himself, Hugo Horton (James Fleet) David's withdrawn son who is later married to Alice, Jim Trott (Trevor Peacock) who struggles to get out a full sentence, Owen Newitt (Roger Lloyd Pack) a farmer who likes his animals alot, Letitia Cropley (Liz Smith) was an important character who's recipes would never be forgotten, however the character passed away in the Easter Special in 1996.moreless
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    Second Sight

    Second Sight

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    Welcome to the Second Sight guide at TV.com. Detective Chief Inspector Ross Tanner is a non-conformist workaholic cop who solves crimes by putting his faith in only the cold hard facts he can see. When a rare disorder attacks his cornea, causing intermittent blindness and hallucinations, Tanner conceals his problem for the sake of his pride – and his career. As Tanner faces a myriad of obstacles in learning how to adapt to his condition, he begins to learn that there is more to murder than visibly meets the eye. Intuition prevails over simple eyesight as he discovers that success (and his very survival) will depend on the use of all his senses.moreless
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    Casualty

    Casualty

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    This long-running BBC drama depicts the lives of the patients, doctors, nurses and paramedics attending the frantically busy accident and emergency department of the large Holby General hospital.
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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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    State of Play

    State of Play

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    Welcome to the State of Play guide.
    State of Play was one of the BBC's most innovative conspiracy dramas. The storyline and pacey dialogue kept the viewers riveted right till the end. This very contemporary drama was set in modern day Westminster. In 2004 the show was nominated for a Bafta award for Best Drama Serial. David Morrissey was nominated for a Bafta for Best Actor. Bill Nighy won the Best actor Bafta for his role as Cameron Foster.moreless
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