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    Torchwood

    Torchwood

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    BBC Two (ended 2009)
    Torchwood, a spin-off from the popular sci-fi show Doctor Who, follows a group of investigators working for the secret organisation of the same name. Set in Cardiff, Wales the team specialise in alien technology that has landed on Earth, and crime, whether it be alien or human. The mysterious Captain Jack Harkness is the leader of the equally mysterious Torchwood, and vows to guard humanity against alien threats. Curious PC Gwen Cooper accidentally discovers the group, and soon becomes entangled in a series of events. This leads up to her being hired, and becoming involved in the exciting affairs of the organisation. Together with medic, Owen Harper, and the tech expert, Toshiko Sato, and the impressible Ianto Jones, the five explore the thrilling world of Torchwood.moreless
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    The Fall

    The Fall

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    BBC Two
    This five-part BBC drama set in Northern Ireland, stars Gillian Anderson as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson who is brought in from the London Metropolitan Police to review an unsolved Belfast murder. As the killer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), strikes again and again, the police investigation uncovers an intricate story of the lives touched by events.moreless
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    The Long Firm

    The Long Firm

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    BBC Two (ended 2004)
    The Long Firm is the BBC Adaptation of Jake Arnott's novel of the same name. The book, and essentially the series, is a short collection of stories, surrounding racketeer Harry Starks, told through the eyes of different characters. These include a struggling actress, a low life drug dealer, a lecturer and a disgraced peer.moreless
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    The Hollow Crown

    The Hollow Crown

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    BBC Two (ended 2012)
    The Hollow Crown is a series of British TV that adapts William Shakespeare's historical tetralogy, the Henriad. This includes Richard II, Henry IV part 1 and 2, and Henry V. Each episode is directed by a notable British stage director and the project as a whole was produced by Sam Mendes.moreless
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    The Shadow Line

    The Shadow Line

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    BBC Two (ended 2011)
    The Shadow Line begins after one of Britain's biggest crime lords, Harvey Wratten is murdered. The act come just four hours after he was given a Royal pardon for his crimes.moreless
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    The Choir

    The Choir

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    BBC Two
    Gareth Malone is a choirmaster who attempts to put together a choir with singers from different places. From schools who don't have musical traditions to neighborhoods who lack community.
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    A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery

    A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery

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    BBC Two (ended 1987)
    Welcome to A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery guide at TV.com. This short series featured three investigations by amateur detective, Lord Peter Wimsey, and his associate, mystery writer Harriet Vane. Each episode is based on a novel by Dorothy L. Sayers. An earlier series of adaptions of her novels, Lord Peter Wimsey, was broadcast by the BBC between 1972 and 1975.moreless
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    Line of Duty

    Line of Duty

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    BBC Two
    DS Steve Arnott is transferred to AC-12, the anti-corruption unit, after a counter-terrorist operation goes badly wrong. He is initially assigned to investigate one of the force's most successful and charismatic officers, whose crime figures seem too good to be true.

    Line of Duty is a compelling police drama that takes a cynical view of a target-driven police culture, while sympathetically portraying how basically decent individuals may find themselves drawn towards corrupt practices, misconduct and criminal behaviour.

    Line of Duty is a World Productions production for BBC Two.moreless
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    Burn Up

    Burn Up

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    BBC Two (ended 2008)
    "Politics Vs. Climate change: In the end, it's all about power."

    Hardly a day goes by without the news reporting on oil shortages or global warming. This powerful new BBC miniseries, starring Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), addresses these issues within the context of a drama where oil executives, politicians and environmental activists collide.

    After the president of Arrow Oil suddenly retires, Tom McConnell is thrown into the hot seat. Unfortunately, Tom's clean world starts becoming increasingly murky.moreless
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    Miss Marple

    Miss Marple

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    BBC Two (ended 1992)
    Miss Marple is an amateur detective created by famed mystery writer Agatha Christie. Marple, an elderly spinster, is always able to solve crimes that the professionals cannot, because of her keen eye and her experience with all the foibles of human nature through the years in her home town of St. Mary Mead in England. These 12 BBC productions are adaptations of the 12 novels Christie wrote about Miss Marple, originally published between 1930 and 1976.moreless
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    Psychoville

    Psychoville

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    BBC Two (ended 2011)
    "I know what you did..." The League Of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton return to BBC Two with a jaw-dropping new comedy serial. Bearing the chilling message "I know what you did..." the show includes characters such as an embittered one-handed clown; a desperately misguided midwife and a lovestruck telekinetic dwarf. Guest-stars in the first series include Dawn French, Eileen Atkins, Nicholas Le Prevost and David Bamber.moreless
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    Ripper

    Ripper

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    BBC Two (TV Movie 2013)
    Rupert "Ripper" Giles spent seven years guiding Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, in her role as the Chosen One. Now his Slayer has changed the world, and Giles must find a new path. This long-awaited spin-off from Buffy the Vampire Slayer follows the adventures of Rupert Giles after the earth-shaking events in Sunnydale.moreless
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    Manchild

    Manchild

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    BBC Two (ended 2003)
    Manchild is a comedy drama series about four stylish and solvent middle-aged men determined to live life to the full, no matter what..." The show stars former Buffy regular Anthony Stewart Head along with Nigel Havers, Don Warrington and Ray Burdis, in what could only be described as the male version of Sex and the City.
    Two of the four near/post 50 year old men are divorced men (Head and Havers), one never married (Warrington), and one is still married (Burdis). Head and Havers like playing the field (though Head has a problem crop up very early on) and Burdis likes being married, but is still interested in women.moreless
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    Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

    Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

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    BBC Two
    Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State is a six-part historical documentary film directed by Laurence Rees for BBC that centers on one of the most unsettling and abhorrent occurrences in history - the infamous factory of death, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. In 'Surprising Beginnings', the scene is set for Auschwitz's creation as the Nazi state begins to react violently against its enemies, specifically the Soviet Union, and its experiments with gas execution on Russian prisoners. 'Orders and Initiatives' discusses the plans made by Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Reinhard Heydrich during the Wannsee Conference as the approval for gas chambers and the selection of doctors, who were given the job of deciding who would live or die, were made. 'Factories of Death', 'Corruption', and 'Murder and Intrigue' focuses on the mass annihilation of Jews, the uniqueness of Auschwitz's dual status as a concentration and extermination camp, and the rumors spreading of resistance and potential freedom at the hands of the Allies. Lastly, 'Liberation and Revenge' centers on the efforts made by the Nazis in order to hide the mass murders while survivors search for their families. Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State is a heart-wrenching and poignant look at one of the horrors of history and the lessons it teaches us in how to prevent it from happening in the future.moreless
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    tlc

    tlc

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    BBC Two (ended 2002)
    tlc follows the highs and lows of newly qualified doctor, Doctor Laurence Flynn (Reece Sheersmith - The League of Gentlemen). However, The South Middlesex Hospital is no picnic for Flynn, with registrar Doctor Stephen Noble (Alexander Armstrong - Armstrong and Miller) getting him into trouble, and the nurses playing practical jokes on him. Also take into account the rest of the staff are mad, and you get the picture!moreless
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    Mary Queen of Shops

    Mary Queen of Shops

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    BBC Two
    Mary Porta is one of the most respected people in the fashion industry: she helped turn Harvey Nichols into the style warehouse it is today and now she's offering her wisdom to those struggling to start their own fashion outlet.moreless
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    The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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    BBC Two (ended 1970)
    "Divorced, Beheaded, Died / Divorced, Beheaded, Survived..." this mini-series investigates the women behind the most active bridegroom in the history of the British monarchy. Each episode is seen through the eyes of one of Henry's six Queens, and the series as a whole illustrates England's movement from Roman Catholicism to a new form of Protestantism, all courtesy of a king in search of a son. Keith Michell's performance as Henry VIII, aging from a naive teen-ager to his corpulent death, remains the definitive portrait of this complex king. The series first aired in Great Britain beginning on January 1, 1970. It aired in the United States in the fall of 1971 to great critical acclaim and was re-run as an entry of Masterpiece Theatre in 1972. Also, in 1973, a theatrical version of the series was filmed and released with star Keith Michell reprising his role as Henry VIII. However, six different actresses from the ones who appeared in the series portrayed Henry's six wives.moreless
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    Out of the Blue

    Out of the Blue

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    BBC Two (ended 2009)
    A group of 30-something friends from high school return home from a high school reunion in this Australian drama. When one of them is found dead, it's clear that one of the group is the killer. Friendships and loyalties are tested in this joint BBC One & Northern Star Australia offering.moreless
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    Elizabeth R

    Elizabeth R

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    BBC Two (ended 1971)
    Historical mini-series documenting the reign of Elizabeth I. Each episode focuses on one dramatic period in the lengthy reign of the Virgin Queen, including her ascension to the throne, her various marital intrigues, her problems with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, and the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada. The series is dominated by a tour de force performance by Glenda Jackson, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Elizabeth.moreless
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    The Borderers

    The Borderers

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    BBC Two (ended 1970)
    BBC Scotland drama series set in the Scottish Borders in the 16th Century. These were turbulent times: raids and skirmishes across the border with England; cattle and sheep rustling; disputes settled by sword or gun. Iain Cuthbertson stars as Sir Walter Ker of Cessford (referred to throughout as 'Cessford') the Warden of Liddesdale. (A Warden was roughly the equivalent of a modern day Sheriff.) Michael Gambon co-stars as Gavin Ker, male head of the family the Kers of Slitrig, kinsfolk of Cessford.moreless
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