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Several men from Wales travel to the Philippines on an arranged tour to meet Filipina women for romance and possible marriage. None of the women are the ideal Asiatic beauties the men imagined, but by the end of the tour, most of the Welshmen return with a new bride. 

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In the black and white days of post-war British television, Fanny Cradock, with her painted-on eyebrows and excessive make-up, is a colourful figure in every sense, even dyeing the food to make it show up on monochrome sets. But she is also something of a tyrant, disowning her son Chris because she disapproves of his wife, so that even her long-suffering husband and co-presenter Johnnie is powerless to intervene. Fanny's comeuppance comes about when she belittles a competition winner over her choice of menu in a television reality show. Audience disgust at Fanny's over-bearing treatment of Devon housewife Gwen provokes such a backlash that the television company sacks her. After Johnnie's death, she ends up as a resident, still trying to order the cooking, in a retirement home. 
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Germany, March 2000: Detective Alex Fischer investigates the murder of a young Danish woman, whose body has been slashed from head to foot. On the ground beside her are the words in Arabic: "We are crossing". As the threat grows of a mass exodus of refugees caused by civil war in Russia, Fischer sets out on a hazardous search for the truth with refugee Anna. 

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A well-remembered and impressive drama serial set in the world of medicine. 

Edgar Pascoe is a highly successful and charismatic cardiac surgeon. Pre-eminent in his field, he is the embodiment of the upper echelons of medicine: urbane, assured, supremely confident in his own abilities. But he is not infallible - either in the operating theatre or in his private life with his divided family. 
A well-remembered and impressive drama serial set in the world of medicine. 
 
Edgar Pascoe is a highly successful and charismatic cardiac surgeon. Pre-eminent in his field, he is the embodiment of the upper echelons of medicine: urbane, assured, supremely confident in his own abilities. But he is not infallible - either in the operating theatre or in his private life with his divided family. 
A well-remembered and impressive drama serial set in the world of medicine. 
 
Edgar Pascoe is a highly successful and charismatic cardiac surgeon. Pre-eminent in his field, he is the embodiment of the upper echelons of medicine: urbane, assured, supremely confident in his own abilities. But he is not infallible - either in the operating theatre or in his private life with his divided family. 
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A well-remembered and much loved one-off drama from the 'Screen One' strand. 

Nick, a Greek Cypriot living in London, hits on the idea of marriage to raise some cash - the bride, according to custom, coming complete with dowry. He is forced to enlist the help of a childhood adversary, Maria. Soon realising she is giving him the runaround, Nick retaliates by wooing her. 

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What would happen if you could clone yourself? Two ordinary friends decide to try this with a new machine at work.Thinking this experiment has not worked the friends go home dejected.But further events prevail and a serious dose of mistaken identity ensues. Can the imposters be caught? 

 

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This is the wonderfully funny television adaptation of the stage play by David Lodge about a creative writing course set in the wilds, the writers teaching that course, and the comedy of manners in which the students are involved. 

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One of the most influential plays of it's generation, here presented in a BBC studio production, here presented in its original transmission form of 3 x 30 minute episodes (90 minutes running time in all). 

A Taste of Honey is set in Salford in North West England in the 1950s. It tells the story of Jo, a seventeen-year-old working class girl, and her mother, Helen, who is presented as crude and sexually indiscriminate. Helen leaves Jo alone in their new flat after she begins a relationship with Peter, a rich lover who is younger than her. At the same time Jo begins a romantic relationship with Jimmy, a black sailor. He proposes marriage but then goes to sea, leaving Jo pregnant and alone. She finds lodgings with a homosexual acquaintance, Geoffrey, who assumes the role of surrogate father. Helen returns after leaving her lover and the future of Jo's new home is put into question

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A fondly-remembered television one-off drama. 

Twenty year-old student Peter Fraiman falls asleep in 1975 a happy man, having asked his girlfriend to marry him. But when he wakes up it's 1995 he has a wife he doesn't recognise and two children. Unable to remember anything of the intervening twenty years, he feels he has jumped forwards in time. He goes in search of his former girlfriend and is forced to face the fact that he has become a person he never expected to be. 

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A young boy discovers the existence of a group called the Mooncussers - a gang of pirates that work at night and sends out false homing signals to ships at sea; the ships then crash on the shore, where they are looted by the gang.


 

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Adaptation of Russell Hoban's novel about two mechanical toy mice, and their quest to become "self-winding".

 

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After minister Sam Whitehead (Andy Griffith) moves to his new post in a small Kansas town, he finds that the place is in total gridlock because of a feud between the families of Mayor Will Sinclair (Henry Jones) and his rival Axel Gresham (Edgar Buchanan). Meanwhile, Sam's reckless brother-in-law, Bubba (Jerry Van Dyke), turns the church boiler into an alcohol still. Sam is ready to quit when his friend Art (Gary Collins) decides to enter politics in order to change the town for the better.

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Drew Barrymore was 11 when she played 11-year-old Lisa who has no time for toys; she's too busy taking care of her siblings and cooking for her mother. 
During the Christmas Eve blizzard, Lisa travels to Toyland in Wizard of Oz-like fashion and arrives just in time for a wedding. 
Young Mary Contrary is about to marry mean, old Barnaby Barnacle, despite the fact that she loves Jack Be Nimble (Keanu Reeves).

Starring:
Drew Barrymore
Richard Mulligan 
Eileen Brennan 
Keanu Reeves 
Jill Schoelen 
Googy Gress 
Pat Morita

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A young boy travels back in time to 1927 using his elderly neighbour's time machine to try to stop his grandfather's planned flight across the Atlantic.

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Brink! is a 1998 set in the backdrop of aggressive inline skating. The film was written by Jeff Schechter and directed by Greg Beeman. The film stars Erik von Detten as Andy "Brink" Brinker, a high school inline skater who joins a group of sponsored aggressive inline skaters to earn money to help his financially troubled family. The film is considered a modern and loosely based adaptation of Mary Mapes Dodge's 1865 novel Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates.

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The great John Gielgud takes the role of the ghost in Oscar Wilde's story.

A young American couple inherits an English castle, only to find that it is haunted by the spirit of a disgraced ancestor, doomed to stay on the estate because of his cowardice.

The only way he can escape is if one of his descendants performs an heroic act.

Starring:
John Gielgud 
Ted Wass 
Andrea Marcovicci 
Alyssa Milano
Jeff Harding 
Lila Kaye 
Harold Innocent 
George Baker

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Blacksmith Charley (Dan Blocker - Hoss from Bonanza) invests in a mail-order bride, and townsfolk of Calico County talk Sadie (Nanette Fabray) into posing as the bride-to-be when the real bride fails to appear.

Starring:
Dan Blocker
Nanette Fabray
Jim Backus 
Wally Cox 
Jack Elam 
Henry Jones 
Stubby Kaye 
Mickey Rooney 
Noah Beery Jr.

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