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A New York detective investigates the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London; he recruits the help of a Scandinavian journalist when other couples throughout Europe suffer a similar fate. (imdb)
A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.
Wanderlust (2018) - TV Series
Joy Richards is a therapist trying to find a way to keep the spark with her husband, Alan, alive after a cycling accident causes her to reassess their relationship. (bbc.co.uk)
The Halcyon (2017) - TV Series
The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the center of London society and a world at war. (imdb)
Brought together by their shared love of music, ten years on Liam and Natalie are at breaking point. In their case opposites attract but don't necessarily work long-term. Making the difficult decision to separate, they must split their prized music library. But the sound track that defined their relationship keeps pulling them back together. (imdb)
Lucky Man (2016) - TV Series
From the mind of comic book legend Stan Lee comes a different kind of superhero, in this bold crime action thriller series about a brilliant but flawed cop who can control luck. (imdb)
Set against the backdrop of the 2011 UK summer riots, 'Urban Hymn' follows a young female offender who possesses a remarkable voice and a determined social worker who inspires her to use it. (imdb)
Gordon Welchman was one of the original elite codebreakers crucial to the allies defeating the Nazis in World War II. He is the forgotten genius of Bletchley Park. Filmed extensively at Bletchley Park, the centre for codebreaking operations during World War II, this documentary features the abandoned buildings where thousands of people worked tirelessly trying to crack the codes; Hut 6, where Welchman pioneered his groundbreaking work; and the machines that Welchman helped design. (bbc.co.uk)
Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside. (imdb)
A tale of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas's drink-sodden first tour of America in 1950, where aspiring poet and academic John M Brinnin struggles to keep his unkempt charge on a respectable leash. Fuelled by booze, insecurity and egotistical self-pity, the Welsh legend alternately enthralls and appals all who fall into his circle. (The Guardian)
The Last Secrets of 9/11 (2014) - TV Movie
Documentary following the work of a team from New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who identify the victims of the September 11 attacks from the fragments of human remains found in the debris of the World Trade Centre. The film follows the team as the latest phase of DNA testing draws to a close, with the families of more than 1,100 victims left to absorb the news that there is no other way to test the outstanding remains.
The Thirteenth Tale (2013) - TV Movie
The story of the residents of Angelfield House and follows ageing novelist Vida Winter, who enlists a young writer to finally tell the story of her life - including her mysterious childhood spent in Angelfield House, which burned to the ground when she was a teenager. (imdb)
Aliens: Are We Alone? (2013) - TV Movie
Does alien life exist out there in the Universe Scientists are now getting closer than ever to answering that question thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope. This revolutionary spacecraft is on a mission to find habitable alien planets. Thanks to Kepler we now know of thousands of possible planets and we're getting closer than ever to finding the holy grail: a twin of our Earth. We speculate on what extra-terrestrial life might be like.
An aspiring teen detective stumbles into her first real case, when investigating the mysterious new family in her neighborhood. (imdb)
The Secret History of Our Streets (2012) - TV Series
Series exploring the history of archetypal streets in Britain, which reveal the story of a nation. (bbc.co.uk)
Inside Men (2012) - TV Mini-Series
The story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound cash heist.
A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police attempts to dispense justice to armed robbers while dealing with professional and personal struggles. Based on the '70s UK TV show.
A film telling the unlikely story of how, between 1929 and 1945, a group of tweed-wearing radicals and pin-striped bureaucrats created the British documentary genre. (bbc.co.uk)
Urban fairytale set in Manchester. A series of tragic events that blight a young boy's life are reversed one Christmas Eve, giving him and those around him the happy ending that they were destined to have. (BBC)
Wonders of the Universe (2011) - TV Mini-Series
Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light. (imdb)
Luther (2010) - TV Series
A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. (imdb)
Mo (2010) - TV Movie
The life and times of British politician Mo Mowlam, the darling of the Northern Ireland peace process and one of the foremost members of the New Labour movement, as she struggles with political strife and a life-threatening brain tumour.
An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the the race of aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers, and their onetime slaves, the Lycans.
When David discovers that his best friend Emily is being forced to leave their caravan park home, he agrees to help her to run away. But after their plan starts to unravel, secrets come to light that transform his life in ways he never imagined. (imdb)
A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences. (imdb)
The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now
Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined he make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists - misfits with a mutual dislike for one other but united by their desire to escape their hell hole of an existence. Much of the action takes place within the tunnels, sewers and underground rivers of subterranean London. (imdb)
A middle-class accountant attempts to purchase a .38 from an inner-city addict, unaware that the gun actually belongs to a psychotic drug lord who would kill to get his weapon back. (jbhifionline)
The Beckoning Silence (2007) - TV Movie
Joe Simpson travels to the treacherous North Face of the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineerings most epic tragedies. Toni Kurz was a brilliant young mountaineer, who along with three other climbers tried to climb the mountain in 1936, which was then the last great unconquered peak in the Alps. Their assault on the mountain started well, but then disaster struck...
Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her see things in a different light. A creepy babysitter doesn't make things any better. She begins seeing things, trusts no one, as she goes into self-destruct mode. (imdb)
A woman's obsession with shopping leads to devastating consequences in a new drama starring Sally Hawkins, Steven Mackintosh and Daniela Nardini.
9/11: The Falling Man (2006) - TV Movie
September 11 2001 was a day of many incredible and shocking stories: stories of survivors, stories of heroes. But there was one story that people didn't want to face. The story of the people who began to jump from the World Trade Center just minutes after the first plane hit. Their images were caught on videotape and in photographs, but soon they were never seen again, as if they had never existed. (cbc.ca)
Underworld: Evolution continues the saga of war between the aristocratic Death Dealers and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as the beautiful vampire heroine Selene (Beckinsale) discovers that she has been betrayed by her own kind and seeks her revenge.
This mind-bending drama melds elements of a thriller, romance, murder mystery and time-travel fantasy. (Warner Independent Pictures)
Isabel Coixet's intensely perceptive, cathartic love story is about the need for human interdependence and the power of silence and speech to transcend trauma. (Strand Releasing)
A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis. (imdb)
Tulse Luper is a 20th century everyman whose collection of 92 suitcases intersects with every person, event and movement in history. Here in the second of a three part story, we find him working in a cinema, which gives him ample opportunity to cross paths with virtually every artistic device and dramatic character known to man. (imdb)
May is an ordinary grandmother from the suburbs. When her husband dies on a family visit to London, she recedes into the background of her busy, metropolitan children's lives. Stuck in an unfamiliar city far from home, May fears that she has become another invisible old lady whose life is more or less over. Until she falls for Darren, a man half her age who is renovating her son's house and sleeping with her daughter. (Sony Pictures Classics)
The first of three parts, we follow Tulse Luper in three distinct episodes: as a child during the first World War, as an explorer in Mormon Utah, and as a writer in Belgium during the rise of fascism. Packed with stylistic flourishes, it's a dense, comic study of 20th century history, revolving around the contents of one man's suitcases. (imdb)
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003) - TV Movie
Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalized account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII, then is ousted by her younger sister, Anne. Mary leaves the Court to marry a commoner, but returns when Anne embarks on a reckless policy to save herself from ruin. (imdb)
During World War II, a new regiment called "Land Girls" was formed in England for recruiting women to work at farms where men left to go to war. Three women of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser Prue and Cambridge graduate Ag join the Land Girls. (imdb)
Our Mutual Friend (1998) - TV Mini-Series
Based on Dickens' novel about a rich misanthrope who leaves his estate to his estranged son with an odd condition.
A collection of law-dodging characters in London are brought together by coincidence when a streetwise young man loses half-a-million pounds in a card game.
Boyo lives with his brother Sid, his sister Gwenny and their elderly mother Marlene in an economically depressed area of South-West Wales. Their father has vanished when they were small children, apparently headed for America. The leather-jacketed, motorbike-riding Sid has grown up obsessed with American culture and dreams of joining his father in the States. (imdb)
Brother and sister Viola and Sebastian, who are not only very close but look a great deal alike, are in a shipwreck, and both think the other dead. When she lands in a foreign country, Viola dresses as her brother and adopts the name Cesario, becoming a trusted friend and confidante to the Count Orsino. Orsino is madly in love with the lady Olivia, who is in mourning due to her brother's recent death, which she uses as an excuse to avoid seeing the count, whom she does not love.
Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's busy forging a neat and orderly new life... (imdb)
Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996) - TV Series
Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.
JC (Pertwee) is the hero of the Cornish surfing community, and at times, it's only member. Staring thirty hard in the face, he fears that the wave that has carried him through a prolonged adolescence is heading for the rocks as his girlfriend pressures him for commitment and his friends contemplate growing up.
The Buddha of Suburbia (1993) - TV Mini-Series
Karim's mother is English and his father is Indian. Therefore Karim has some problems with life in British society which is becoming more and more racist and intolerant; he experiences this especially when he wants to find himself a way of becoming an actor.
A Touch of Frost (1992) - TV Series
Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet. (imdb)
The Muppet character tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve. (imdb)
Maigret (1992) - TV Series
From Montmartre to the remote French countryside, Maigret encounters the dark side of the human psyche. Yet, he manages to maintain both compassion and a sense of humor as he explores the complex motives that lie behind every crime. (imdb)
For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a waiter in a 'normal' restaurant. But to do this he must come up with a "sensible pair of shoes," an item that his homeless meanderings hasn't provided him... (imdb)
Criminal Justice (1990) - TV Movie
Denise Moore is robbed and her face is slashed as she is leaving a crack house. At the police station she picks Jessie Williams mug shot and ID's him at a line up. Jessie Williams says he didn't do it. From that point on, everyone is pushing him to make a deal, and plea to a lesser crime, to avoid a possible long term sentence. (imdb)
Inspector Morse (1987) - TV Series
Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case. (imdb)