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John Luther is a maverick detective working for London's Serious Crime Unit in this gripping, intelligent and hard hitting drama. Luther is a dedicated policeman, an inspired maker of connections and a whirlwind genius. He is dazzling, obsessive and sometimes dangerous in the violence of his fixations.


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With her caustic wit and singular charm, Vera and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth (David Leon) face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Indian Summers

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Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, this epic drama tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, from both sides of the experience.

The White Queen (First Season)

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A riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women - Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville.

House of Cards

Directed by James Foley 2013

The Tudors

The Pillars of the Earth

Written for television by John Pielmeier 2010

Produced by John Ryan

Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

World Without End

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TV adaptation of the Ken Follett novel following the fortunes of an English town in the 1300s.

Parade's End

Produced by David Parfitt and Selwyn Roberts 2012

Directed by Susanna White

Written by Tom Stoppard

Brideshead Revisited (excellent)

Granada Television Intl. Ltd 2002

Produced by Derek Granger

Directed by Charles Sturridge and Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Wagner : The complete epic

London Trust Cultural productions 2005

Written by Charles Wood

Directed and edited by Tony Palmer

Produced by Allan Wright

The Forsyte saga

BBC Worldwide Ltd 1967

Produced by Donald Wilson

Directed by David Giles

War and Peace

BBC Simply Home Entertainment 2009

Scripted by Jack Pullman

Directed by John Davies

Produced by David Conroy

The Pallisers : the box set

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Acorn Media 2005

I Claudius

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BBC Worldwide 1976

The Archives of War

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MPI Media Group 2002

Produced by Marty Callaghan


The World at War

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Thames Television 1973

The Last Kingdom

Based on the bestselling novels by Bernard Cornwell - re-telling of the valiant story of King Alfred the Great and his desire to unite many separate kingdoms into what would become England. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people reclaimed their land from the invading Vikings and built a place they call home.


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DC Endeavor Morse investigates four compelling cases amongst the dreaming spires of 1960s Oxford.




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"Set against the hauntingly beautiful landscape of Scotland, Shetland is a powerful crime drama in the vein of Wallander and The Bridge"

The White Princess

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The white princess is a tale of power, family, love and betrayal, charting one of the most tumultuous times in British history uniquely from the point of view of the women. The tempestuous marriage between Elizabeth of York and King Henry VII officially marks of the conclusion of the War of the Roses, but the real battle for the throne is far from over.

The Village

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Life in an English village at the start of WWI

The Crimson Field

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The story of World War One's front line medics - their hopes, fears, triumphs and tragedies.

The Blacklist - Season 1

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Created by Jon Bokenkamp

Vikings Series

Producer, Steve Wakefield, Keith Thompson 2014

Director, Johan Renck, Ciarán Donnelly, Ken Girotti


Produced by Michael Klick 2012

Developed for television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa

The Forsyte saga (excellent)

New series 2002

The Jewel in the Crown

Produced by Granada Television in association with WBGH Boston 2001

Produced by Christopher Morahan

Directed by Christopher Morahan and Jim O'Brien

Helen Mirren at the BBC

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BBC 2008

Downton Abbey (excellent)

Downton Abbey : Series 1 & 2 2011 Christmas special 2010/11
Season 3 (2012)

Fortunes of War

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Directed by James Cellan Jones 2006

Produced by Betty Willingdale

Starring Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson

The Life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Written and adapted from novel by Charles Dickens by David Edgar 2003

Produced by Colin Callender

Directed by Jim Goddard


Koch Vision 2006

Thomas Mann Collection


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Roman Empire; The Medici; The Greeks; Japan;

Egypt's Golden Empire

The Holocaust : The inside story

Pegasus 2006

The awful truth : [the entire series]

Columbia Pictures 2003

Directed and produced by Leo McCarey

The Barchester Chronicles

Directed by David Giles 1989


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Produced by Eliza Mellor ; written and created for television by Debbie Horsfield ; directed by Ed Bazagette and William McGregor.


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"Featuring Charles Dickens' most iconic characters as their paths cross in Victorian London. Dickensian is a world of love, romance and intrigue with secrets lurking round every corner and a murder story at its heart. Discover a world where Miss Havisham may still find love, Scrooge can meet Fagin and Jacob Marley's murderer is being hunted down by Inspector Bucket, one of fiction's first detectives"



Rome : The complete series (excellent)

The complete series 2009

Downton Abbey - Season 6 and the Finale

The Borgias : The first, second and third seasons (outstanding)

Roots (1977); The Next Generation (1979); The Gift (1988)

The complete mini series collection

Produced by Stan Marguilies

Directed by Marvin Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene and Gilbert Moses

Grantchester (Season 1)

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It's 1953 and Sidney Chambers is vicar of Grantchester, a village just outside Cambridge, England.

Parade's End

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Roger Allam, Adelaide Clemens


Executive producer, Chris Chibnall; Executive producer, Michael Hirsh 2011

The Winds of War (excellent)

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Starring Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw and Jan-Michael Vincent 1983


The Godfather Parts 1-3

The Coppola restoration 2008

Based on the the novel "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo

The Far Pavilions

Goldcrest Film and Television 1984

Produced by Geoffrey Reeve

Anna Karenina

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A co-production of BBC and Time Life films 1978

Produced by Donald Wilson

Directed by Basil Coleman

Elizabeth R

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BBC and BBC Worldwide 2006

The Shakespeare Collection

BBC Television Shakespeare series 2005

37 productions

Civilisation : The complete series

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London : BBC Kenneth Clarke 1969

The First World War : The complete series

Narrated and produced by Jonathan Lewis 2010

The Mayor of Casterbridge

BBC Worldwide, 1978

screenplay by Dennis Potter, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy