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Walkabout is a 1971 film set in the Australian outback, directed by Nicolas Roeg and starring Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg (credited as "Lucien John") and David Gulpilil (credited as "David Gumpilil"). Edward Bond wrote the screenplay, which is loosely based on the 1959 novel Walkabout by James Vance Marshall.

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A delightfully memorable one-off filmed location drama. 

Donald has invited his neighbors, Jim and Linda Topping and their son to stay in his holiday villa in France, much to the dismay of Donald's wife and their adolescent stepdaughter. This complex and gripping tale chronicles a summer of twisted betrayal and deadly consequences. 

 

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Ray (Pete Postlethwaite) is employed on the side to paint a 15 mile stretch of electrical pylons outside Sheffield.Once he gets his gang of workers together everything looks fine.Until an Australian traveller (Rachel Griffiths) turns up on the scene.Soon a love triangle starts to emerge which can only lead to heartache and trouble. 

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A young boy with cerebral palsy must unravel the mystery of the Skallagrigg.The play moves from the past to present and is centered around the mental institutions of the 40's and 50's were compassion was unheard of.Skallagrigg is a great play and Ian Dury gives agreat performance.First screened on BBC in 1994 

 

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Alec Callender (Anton Rodgers), a 53-year-old solicitor, meets Zoe Angell (Eve Matheson/Lesley Dunlop). In spite of the fact that she's half his age, he falls in love with her. They end up living together, then getting married and having a baby. Other characters include Alec's son Jamie (Paul Venables) and daughter Simone (Carolyn Pickles), senior secretary Vera Flood (Frances White) and secretary Hilary (Rebecca Lacey). 

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A situation comedy protraying the frenetic everyday life of Kate, a woman counsellor who not only must deal with the various 
problems of her clients but also the permanently depressed state of her business partner Douglas, the unrequited romantic attention of her travel agent neighbour Craig and the love-sick Italian Tony, owner of the local wine bar.  Series One, Two and Three.

 

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A Little Princess (1986) is a mini-series based upon the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was directed by Carol Wiseman and stars Amelia Shankley as Sara Crewe, Jessica Simpson as Lottie, and Maureen Lipman as Miss Minchin.

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Retelling of the Don Quixote story set in present day Scotland. Donovan Quick comes to the rescue of Lucy, the mainstay of the dysfunctional Pannick family.

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Gail, a fourteen-year-old from a middle class family in Leeds, is grieving over the death of her father. At school, she is tormented by a gang of other girls lead by Glenn, who comes from a dysfunctional family in the council estate. 

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The complete series of this early-1990s BBC sleuth, both multi=part serials adapted from the acclaimed books. Sustained by elaborate sandwiches and jazz, D.I. Charlie Resnick tackles crime on the streets of Nottingham with a unique blend of dedication, intuition and humour. 

 

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The safe, secure, boring life of Charlie Cross, a wealthy, successful solicitor is irretrievably shattered when he embarks on an illicit, passionate affair with the beautiful, mysterious Viola whom he meets one evening whilst investigating the background of his latest criminal client, Edgar Bosco. Charlie is immediately smitten by Viola and falls completely under her spell. Gradually, Charlie becomes more and more obsessed with Viola and does anything to be with her, much to the detriment of his career, reputation, family and marriage. Edgar Bosco learns of the affair and takes revenge upon Charlie by destroying what he loves in equal measure for that which Charlie has destroyed that Edgar loves with very drastic consequences for all members of the Cross family. 

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Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory (Loughlin), raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live with three of Ava's friends who also help raise the kids in the fictional city of Playa Linda, California.

 

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So Weird is an American-Canadian television series that aired as a mid-season replacement from January 18, 1999, to September 28, 2001. The series was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia. One of the first Original Series to be shot in 16:9 In the first two seasons, the series centered on teenage girl Fiona Phillips (Cara DeLizia) who toured with her rock-star mom (Mackenzie Phillips), while encountering paranormal activity along the way. The series was compared to the Fox TV series The X-Files since it took a darker tone than any other Disney Channel show at the time. For the third and final season, replaced DeLizia ( with actress Alexz Johnson playing Annie Thelen. Production ceased after 65 episodes.

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Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 2, 2003. It follows the life of the Stevenses, a family living in suburban Sacramento, California, mainly focusing on the clashing personalities of its two younger siblings, Ren and Louis.


 

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an American musical television series loosely based on the film, which ran from September 19, 1982 to March 23, 1983.

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Higher Ground is a Canadian television show, aired in 2000, whose main theme is a treatment of adolescents at a reform camp in the mountains and woods of Pacific Northwest.

It revolves around a group called the "Cliffhangers" and starred Joe Lando, Anne Marie Loder, Jewel Staite, A.J. Cook, Jim Byrnes and Hayden Christensen, who would later be made famous by portraying Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

The show dealt with taboo issues like drug, sexual and verbal abuse, self-mutilation, eating disorder, neglect, and suicide attempts.

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Belle Epoque DVD - 1995

A three-part French mini-series based on the last screenplay to be written by Francois Truffaut. 

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Filmmaker and former Python Terry Gilliam's smash-hit production of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust for English National Opera was one of the operatic highlights of 2011. 

 

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Alan Yentob meets the renowned British playwright Alan Ayckbourn in this documentary from the flagship 'Imagine' strand. Sir Alan Ayckbourn is often described as the world's most performed living playwright. Yet it is his popularity that has often led to him being overlooked as a serious dramatist in the UK. As he premieres his 75th play in his seaside theatre in Scarborough, Imagine sets out to discover why Ayckbourn is so popular, and a chorus of distinguished fans explain why he must be recognised as one of the great dramatists of our time. 

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Alexei Sayle stars as Ritblatt, a hitch hiker who only travels by this means of transportation,in his quest to reach Colchester. He is dropped off at a small roundabout in a ghost town and proceeds to make himself a crude shelter there. He keeps local residents awake with is portable radio, whilst waiting for the next lift to come his way. 

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TV adaptation of the Tricycle Theatre's London stage production chronicling the events of the Hutton Enquiry

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A QED drama special, based upon a real-life case of medical negligence. Within four days of being admitted to hospital with minor injuries, Ray Peters 's son Mark is in a coma, and two weeks later he is dead. Suspecting critical mistakes by the doctors. Ray vows to find out the truth. 

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TV drama "Burn Your Phone" was based on Andrew Wallace's original Radio 4 play, in which Alan Cumming originally played the role of Andy. Cumming was so impressed by Wallace's script that he pushed hard for it to be produced as a TV drama.

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In a revealing feature-length 'Imagine' documentary (around 100 minutes long), Mike Leigh, director of Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake and Abigail's Party among many others, talks to Alan Yentob about a unique body of work and a lifelong struggle to make films on his own terms. 

On day one of a Mike Leigh film, there is no script, no story and the actors do not know if they will even be in the final film. It is a process that has yielded some of cinema's most celebrated performances, and Leigh's new film Mr Turner is already winning critical acclaim. 

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The Secrets was a series of one-off dramas. Each is an explosive story with a secret at the heart of it. Dominic Savage directed all five. 

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Life Without George was a BBC comedy series written by Penny Croft and Val Hudson and starring Simon Cadell and Carol Royle, centred on a young woman's struggle to adapt to life after being left by her partner (the titular George). The series ran from 12 March 1987 to 4 May 1989. The theme tune was written and performed by the show's writer Penny Croft. 

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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. 
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Peter Terson 's sharply observed comedy from 1972. 
 
Three Derbyshire miners escape for a weekend's fishing, with the best of intentions. "We ain't pigs. No brown aleing, no being sick over the wall - we'll show our wives we can be civilised without them." Three miners plan a blameless weekend fishing the cod. "We might be rough-and-ready miners on a fishing trip but we're staying at one of them there hotels, you know. Cliff View. Very nice it is. It's got its standards, but we can live up to them.' 
 
It's really a simple tale of innocents abroad, with a touch of comedy of manners. A group of Northern English miners take a fishing holiday on which little goes right, from a snobbish landlady who resents their presence in the guest house to their discovering that the sea isn't really their element. 
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Cherished is based on the true story of Angela Cannings, who was tried for the murder of her babies. She spent two years in prison battling for justice before her conviction was eventually quashed.

Angela was convicted of the murder of two of her children with no physical evidence. Her acquittal created a landmark in legal history, resulting in a change of the law. Since then, nobody can be convicted in a criminal case on expert witness alone without proper physical evidence, such as that which would be required in any murder case.

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An elderly politician looks back over his career while being interviewed by a TV producer.rk. 

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