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    Garrow's Law

    Garrow's Law

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    A British period legal drama set in 18th century London and inspired by the court cases and life of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow.
    Garrow is a talented, young barrister determined to install justice into a corrupt legal system of Georgian England. His confrontational and sometimes arrogant stance in the courtroom does not earn him any favours with the political elite and creates enemies within the criminal underground. His associate John Southouse, a solicitor, is often disapproving of Garrow's rebellious attitude, but nevertheless offers him advice and help.
    Each episode features a case inspired by true legal proceedings as recorded at Old Bailey Archives: from rape and murder to high treason and corruption. The real William Garrow coined the phrase: innocent until proven guilty, in an age when defence counsel was for the minority. He was known for his forceful cross-examinations and more than once he offered to defend the accused for free.
    A major subplot is a love story between Garrow and Lady Sarah Hill. Their love affair gradually develops. It begins as an unspoken attraction. Then, Garrow's courtroom rival, Silvester, questions the appropriateness of Garrow's friendship with Lady Sarah. Garrow challenges him to a duel. This starts a chain of events, resulting in Lady Sarah Hill leaving her husband and Sir Arthur Hill accusing Garrow of Crmininal Coversation (legal jargon for adultery).
    The series is created by Tony Merchant, a British playwright and television dramatist: "I always wanted Garrow's Law to be a show that educated and entertained, using Garrow as someone whose work at the Old Bailey could tell us something new or too easily forgotten about our past and the rights he fought to gain."moreless
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    Single Father

    Single Father

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    Dave's (David Tennant) wife has just died, leaving him to bring up their four children alone. Follow as the drama unfolds, as the single father battles his feelings as he tries to keep his family afloat.moreless
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    British Academy of Film and Television Awards

    British Academy of Film and Television Awards

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    This annual awards ceremony, commonly referred to as the Baftas, celebrates the best of film and television with a special focus on British talent. The ceremony is often cited as Britain's equivalent to the Oscars. The BAFTAS were first awarded in 1947. The statue depicts a theatrical mask which was designed by American sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe and was commissioned by the Guild of Television Producers in 1955.moreless
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    John Bishop's Britain

    John Bishop's Britain

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    Liverpudlian comedian John Bishop combines a mixture of stand-up, sketches and real-life stories to offer his unique take on the world.
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    The Apprentice (UK)

    The Apprentice (UK)

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    The Apprentice is a business reality show, where candidates compete in two teams to perform the best during business-related tasks, set by Lord Alan Sugar. Each week, the teams must appoint a Project Manager to lead them for the duration of the task, overseen by a trusted aide to Lord Sugar. In seasons 1-5, these were Margaret and Nick. From season 6 onwards, Margaret was replaced by Karren Brady. The team that performs the best will receive a reward, whilst the losing team will be summoned back to the boardroom and interrogated over their failure. Their project manager will be forced to pick two team-mates to face a final encounter, one of whom will be fired. In the first six seasons, the overall goal was a position working for Lord Sugar, with a £100,000 salary; this changed to be a £250,000 investment to start up a business of the winner's choice, with Lord Sugar as a partner.moreless
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    Hustle

    Hustle

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    From the makers of Spooks and acclaimed writer Tony Jordan comes this slick and stylish drama. An action-packed blend of humour and intrigue, following the fortunes of a gang of expert cons on the loose in London.
    Hustle follows the fortunes of a gang of five expert con artists let loose on the streets of London. They are specialists in the way of the grifter and all are keen to liberate cash from the amoral and undeserving.
    Each episode comprises of a main plot or 'long con' whilst also squeezing in some sub plots known as 'short cons'.
    From faking film sets and expensive paintings to double-crossing the duplicitous head of a bank's security system... THE CON IS ON.
    There is also now a spin off series The Real Hustle which is a way of showing viewers how the cons can be acheived.moreless
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    The Graham Norton Show

    The Graham Norton Show

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    Graham Norton presents a show focusing on the people, trends, stories and aspects of celebrity culture that interest him most, featuring trademark Norton comedy monologues and celebrity chat. Each week celebrity guests join the camp comedian to discuss their latest projects and the celebrity gossip hitting the news stands during the week. Graham is often joined by a band or artist to play the show out with.moreless
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    Ashes to Ashes

    Ashes to Ashes

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    Welcome to the Ashes to Ashes guide at TV.com. DI Alex Drake of the Metropolitan Police is taken hostage and shot, and wakes to find herself apparently thrown back in time to 1981. She quickly recognises DCI Gene Hunt and his team from detailed reports made by DCI Sam Tyler about his own trip to 1973. Initially sceptical about the surreal nature of her new environment, Alex, a modern, no-nonsense woman, clashed regularly with her sexist colleagues but had to learn to adjust while she strove to find her way back to 2008. As time passed, Alex started to accept her situation, and wonder whether her life in the future had been the dream. Executive Producer Jane Featherstone described this spin-off from Life on Mars as "a touch of Moonlighting teamed with a measure of Miami Vice." The show aimed to build on the success of its award-winning predecessor, resurrecting Philip Glenister's ever-popular detective while taking the opportunity to wink at 1980s fashions and attitudes. Ashes to Ashes is a Kudos production in association with Monastic Productions for the BBC.moreless
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    Would I Lie to You?

    Would I Lie to You?

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    Fact or fiction? Find out when two comedy teams go head to head; revealing unbelievably funny and embarrassing personal stories. The burden to uncover the truth falls upon a panel of comedians, actors, presenters and other personalities. Hosted by Rob Brydon (Gavin & Stacey, The Keith Barrett Show) and featuring David Mitchell (Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look) and Lee Mack (Not Going Out, The Sketch Show) as team captains, this BBC One comedy panel show features four celebrity guests each episode. The show was originally hosted by Angus Deayton (Have I Got News for You, Nighty Night).

    Produced by Zeppotron, a division of Endemol UK, series one was recorded at Fountain Studios in Wembley, London between 5th March and 4th April 2007 in front of a live audience. The second series premired on Friday 11 July 2008, at the new time of 9:00pm. The 3rd series premiered with, Rob Brydon taking over from, Angus Deayton Monday 10th August 2009 in the new time slot of 10.35pmmoreless
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    Bargain Hunt

    Bargain Hunt

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    Bargain Hunt is a game show that gives two teams of amateur antiques collectors £500 on the prime time show and £200 on the day time show and just one hour to go out into an antiques fair and find themselves a bargain. In about a week's time the items they've bought will go into a real life auction to be sold hopefully for a profit. The team who makes the most profit is the winner. But any profit the teams make is theirs to keep. Bargain Hunt achieved the highest viewing figures for BBC daytime television, netting around 2 million viewers every day. It picked up the National Television Award for Most Popular Daytime Show in 2002. The first series aired in Spring 2000. All series have received many repeat showings on BBC1, BBC2, and UK Style. Special hour long live editions have been a huge success with audiences too.moreless
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    The Ladies Paradise

    The Ladies Paradise

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    Denise Lovett, a young girl with only her wits to live on, is made homeless by the death of her father and moves to the city to try and make a life for herself. She gets a job as a sales woman at The Paradise, England's first department store, getting caught up in the charms of the modern world. Soon she falls in love with the store's owner, John Moray, a widower with a dark past. This series is based on Emile Zola's 1883 novel Au Bonheur Des Dames, relocating the story to North East England in the 1870s.moreless
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    Come Fly With Me

    Come Fly With Me

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    From the creators of Little Britain comes Matt Lucas and David Walliams' latest comedy: a six-part series set in a busy airport in which the two men play nearly all the characters.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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    Pointless Celebrities

    Pointless Celebrities

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    Pointless Celebrities is the BBC quiz hosted by Alexander Armstrong where celebrities go head-to-head in a general knowledge quiz where contestants try to think of answers that the public might not have. One hundred members of the public are surveyed and give as many answers as they please, and the object is to guess the most obscure ones, not the most popular. Whoever scores the lowest wins in this hilarious celebrity quiz.moreless
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    Comic Relief

    Comic Relief

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    Comic Relief is the BBCs biennial fund raising event, which raises millions for the charity of the same name. The charity supports people suffering both in the UK and the third world.
    Comic Relief began on Christmas Day 1985 with a fund raising event on the BBC's Late, Late Breakfast Show hosted by Noel Edmonds. More live events followed until finally Comic Relief was allowed to take over the BBCs main channel on February 5th 1988 for the first of the 'Red Nose Day' variety shows. The result has been a phenomenal success, gaining national cult status and taking over the normal life of millions of people who pull out all the stops to do something seriously daft for charity and put their hands in their pockets for a good cause. The most common thing to see in the UK, in the run up to Red Nose day, is the Red Nose itself which has taken on many different forms over the past 20 years.
    The effect of Comic Relief's variety show cannot be understated, raising the total raised from £15 million in 1985 to £337 million in 2003 and all of it goes to charity.
    Each 6-hour show is an amalgamation of hundreds of TV Celebrities, Comedians and Musicians work, as they all pull together to partly amuse the British public, but most importantly make sure we know exactly why they're doing it. Regular film inserts are featured demonstrating the poor life people suffer and what we, the viewers can do about it. Celebrities like Lenny Henry, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Billy Connelly, Victoria Wood and Davina McCall deliberately subject themselves to poverty and famine in Ethiopia and other third world countries to create devastatingly real and poignant accounts of what the more unfortunate people around the world have to put up with every day of their lives.
    This isn't just a show, it's a national institution and without it, there would be a lot more people a lot worse off around the world today.moreless
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    Good Neighbours

    Good Neighbours

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    Good Neighbours is the BBC comedy television series about the relationship between two couples who are polar opposites. On his 40th birthday, Tom Good (Richard Briers) and his wife Barbara (Felicity Kendal) tire of the rat race and decide to adopt a simple, back to nature lifestyle that includes pigs, chickens and animal waste induced electricity. The Good's newfound lifestyle doesn't go over well with their more conventional, social-climbing neighbors Jerry (Paul Eddington) and Margo Leadbetter (Penelope Keith).moreless
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    WPC 56

    WPC 56

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    In WPC 56, Gina Dawson takes up duty as the very first woman police constable to serve at Brinford Police Station. Gina feels the strain of proving her mettle in a male-dominated environment. WPC 56 is a BBC Birmingham production for Daytime Television.moreless
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    Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow

    Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow

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    Travelling across the UK with a host of comedian friends, Michael McIntyre brings laughter to some of Britain's biggest cities. In a similar format to Jack Dee Live at the Apollo McIntrye hosts the show, introducing four different acts each week.moreless
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    Don't Scare the Hare

    Don't Scare the Hare

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    This family game show, hosted by The Gadget Show's Jason Bradbury, pits two teams again one another in a series of physical and mental challenges. Set in an underground forest, the teams must try not to scare a 4ft animatronic robot hare (voiced by Sue Perkins). In the finale, £15,000 is up for grabs. Planned as the start of BBC One's Saturday night schedule, the series failed in the ratings and was put on hold after six episodes with the final three being shown five months later in a Saturday afternoon slot. Clips from the series can still be watched via the official BBC website and Youtube.moreless
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    The Borrowers (2011)

    The Borrowers (2011)

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    At Christmas 2011 the lives of The Borrowers will be brought back to our screens in a 90-minute show for BBC One. The small family that live, hidden in a normal-sized person's home will once again attempt to innocently stake claim to discarded belongings. But, determined to prove that they exsist Grandma Driver (Victoria Wood) and Professor Mildeye (Stephen Fry) aim to capture the little people.moreless
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