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The Apprentice (UK)
The Apprentice sees fourteen candidates, competing against each other for a position at Lord Alan Sugar's company. Each week the candidates take part in a task set by Lord Sugar. Each team will have a Team Leader who managers that group for that task. The team that performs the best will win a reward and avoid the boardroom. The losing team will be summoned to the boardroom where their team leader will be forced to pick two people in their team who we join them in the boardroom and a chance to be fired. After twelve weeks Lord Sugar will be left with his Apprentice, who will work for him at a salary of £100,000. Lord Sugar is very busy so he has Nick and Karen, who act as his eyes and ears, to inform him of what's going on.
Love in a Cold Clima
Based on Nancy Mitford's beloved novels The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate--part thinly-veiled memoir; part biting satire, and part fascinating window on a vanished way of life--this witty drama from the BBC follows the romantic adventures of three young aristocrats in the decade between the wars.
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The sex-fuelled lives of five late-teens/early twenty-somethings in the northern town of Runcorn. Janet is going out with Jonny, his best friend Gaz has started to date Janet's best friend Donna, and student Louise just wants a job to keep her in cigarettes. There's also Donna's sarcastic mother, Flo, constantly nagging her daughter to take up a 'proper' relationship with a worthy young man. Storylines followed the on-again/off-again relationships of the young protagonists who have lots of sex and meet in pubs.
Social workers Rose and Al work in a children’s services department, dealing every day with the all too familiar social issues that flood the media. Swimming against a tide of bureaucracy and pedantry, and contending with the absurdities and irrationalities of life in a county council office, the pair attempt to navigate their way through their equally trying professional and personal lives.
Strictly Come Dancin
Zoe Ball presents this weekday BBC2 half hour fanzine show dedicated entirely to the BBC1 programme Strictly Come Dancing. Claudia interviews the dancers and celebrities performing on the show and talks to the judges and celebrity fans to elicit their views on the couples' performances. The show also features the latest footage from the rehearsal rooms and exclusive behind-the-scenes gossip.
Hannah and Dan are the worst brother and sister in the world. Through their own selfishness and idiocy, they spectacularly wreck the lives of those around them – old friends, love interests, family members, and the unlucky individuals who just happen to cross their paths.
During a week’s holiday, a group of old friends meet to celebrate one of their landmark birthdays. But as the days unfold, tensions and emotions start to rise…
Planet Earth: The Fu
When the first episodes of Planet Earth were broadcast in the UK, the producers were criticised by some green campaigners for glossing over the environmental problems faced by the planet. Executive producer Alastair Fothergill defended the approach, explaining that a heavy-handed environmental message would not work on primetime BBC One. However, the Planet Earth film crews witnessed first-hand scenes of environmental degradation and the increasing scarcity of wildlife in some of the shooting locations. This experience formed the basis of Planet Earth - The Future, which was designed to engage viewers in a mature debate about environmental issues. By choosing to air it on BBC Four, a recently-created digital channel with a highbrow reputation, the series only reached a small audience, in contrast to the viewing figures for Planet Earth itself.
The Virtual Revoluti
Twenty years on from the invention of the World Wide Web, Dr Aleks Krotoski looks at how it is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives. Joined by some of the web's biggest names - including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and the web's inventor - she explores how far the web has lived up to its early promise.
Lovejoy is a colourful East Anglian antique dealer who lives a somewhat hand-to-mouth life, despite being called a divvie - a man who knows in his bones the right and wrong of fine things. The Lovejoy Antiques team includes Tinker Dill, Lovejoy's barker, Eric Catchpole, his apprentice (the son of the local butcher), and Jane Felsham, the supportive lady of a local grandee. In the fifth and sixth series Lovejoy develops a special relationship with the elegant Charlotte Cavendish, who heads an auction house. Lovejoy's business rival Charlie Gimbert is both his landlord and a competitor for good buys of all kinds. Beth Taylor joins Lovejoy's team on a youth employment scheme in the middle of the fifth series.The show ran for almost nine years, from 1986 to 1994, and is still being repeated in several countries. It was created for television by Ian La Frenais and is based on the Lovejoy books by Jonathan Gash
Mrs Brown's Boys
Mrs. Brown's Boys is an award winning sitcom created by and starring Irish writer and performer Brendan O'Carroll about a meddling market stall holder. With three of her six children still living at home, the foul-mouthed matriarch still finds time to interfere in their lives.The show is based on O'Carroll's stage plays about the character Agnes Browne, which were developed from books and straight-to-DVD films.After the original 7 films debuted in Ireland by Irish broadcaster RTÉ, the BBC produced further programmes in a revised, longer running series with a punchier format.
Comedy show duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams take you on a hilarious journey around Britain and the lives of the "normal", everyday people that inhabit that sceptered isle.
Would I Lie to You?
A comedic panel show featuring team captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell plus two guests per side, hosted by Rob Brydon (formerly Angus Deayton).Each person must reveal embarrassing facts and outrageous lies during a series of different rounds including "Ring Of Truth", "This Is My..." and "Quickfire Lies". It is up to the opposing team to tell tall tales from fantastic facts.
Strictly Come Dancin
Are today's celebrities fleet of foot or do they have two left feet?That's the question Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be finding the answer to when they present Strictly Come Dancing.
Faith and her family live in an unassuming and quiet little town in Carmarthenshire. But it's not long before the characters realize the beautiful area, once a peaceful haven, is actually a melting pot of dark secrets.Faith, a small-town Welsh lawyer, is forced to cut short her extended maternity leave when her husband and business partner, Evan, disappears suddenly one Wednesday morning. As she battles to discover the truth behind his disappearance, a host of secrets come to light and she begins to question whether she really knows her husband at all.
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A Discovery of Witch
Diana Bishop, a historian and reluctant witch unexpectedly discovers a bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian library. This discovery forces her back into the world of magic in order to unravel the secrets it holds about magical beings. She is offered help by mysterious geneticist and vampire, Matthew Clairmont. Despite a long-held mistrust between witches and vampires they form an alliance and set out to protect the book and solve the mysteries hidden within while dodging threats from the creature world.
BBC four part adapation of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. From BBC homepage:Newcomer Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre) and Toby Stephens (Edward Rochester) head an all-star cast in a passionate new version of Charlotte Brontë's much-adored classic.The four-part serial also stars Francesca Annis (Lady Ingram), Christina Cole (Blanche Ingram), Lorraine Ashbourne (Mrs Fairfax), Pam Ferris (Grace Poole), Tara Fitzgerald (Mrs Reed), Aidan McArdle (John), and Georgie Henley, who starred in the blockbuster The Chronicles of Narnia, plays young Jane.Jane Eyre is adapted by Sandy Welch, who previously wrote the screenplay for the hugely popular North and South. Her other credits include Magnificent 7, Our Mutual Friend and Grange Hill.Director Susanna White also directed 2005's BAFTA-winning period drama, Bleak House, as well as Mr Harvey Lights a Candle and episodes of Holby City among others.Executive Producer Phillippa Giles had a similar role on North & South and The Bucanners, and produced the controversial 1990s drama Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. All music is composed by Rob Lane*, who previously worked on Charles II, Daniel Deronda and Blackpool.Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, says: "Sandy Welch's wonderful version of Jane Eyre for BBC ONE will add that special ingredient to the mix of dramas due for transmission this autumn."Producer Diederick Santer adds: "In her brand new adaptation of Jane Eyre, Sandy Welch has mined Bronte's novel for every ounce of passion, drama, colour, madness and horror available, bringing to life Jane's inner world with beauty, humour and at times great sadness."The locations we have chosen are stormy and majestic and I hope that Sandy's original take on the story will be enjoyed as much by long-term fans of the book as by those who have never read it."
"The Grid" is an international project that looks in detail at a terrorist cell operating on a global level and a team of American and British counter-terrorists who are tasked to stop it," explains Gareth Neame, BBC's head of drama commissioning. "It's an ambitious project that explores what motivates and finances the terrorists and examines how international agencies must cooperate to defeat them. The drama looks at the defining threat of our time but does so on a bigger scale than is possible with shows like Spooks and 24." THE GRID will be produced in conjunction with Fox Television Studios and Carnival Films. Tracey Alexander (Thanks of a Grateful Nation, Sins of the Father) will executive-produce, along with Brian Eastman (Traffik) of Carnival Films. Mikael Salomon (Band of Brothers, TNT's upcoming Salem's Lot) will direct from a script by Ken Friedman and Patrick Sheane Duncan & Joshua Brand, from a story by Alexander and Friedman. Production on t
Neverland, a prequel to author J.M. Barrie's classic, Peter Pan, sweeps in time from the turbulent seas of the pirates of the Caribbean and the back alleys of Dickensian London to a world of pure imagination
The series focused on six young adults (henceforth: the group) who lived in London. Each episode was presented from a different character's point of view, which was never done before in a comedy-drama television showIn the beginning, the gang was divided in two. We learn Sooz, Jamie and Alex are good friends. Jamie has a crush on Nikki, who he sees as a nice, innocent, delicate girl. Nikki was friends with Sasha, who was in a relationship with Rob. When Jamie invited Nikki to a fake party, the destinies of these six persons crossed and friendships were born. While Rob, Jamie and Alex became good friends, Nikki and Sasha didn't get along with Sooz, although they three had their moments together.
Former gang boss turned respected businessman, Richie Beckett pledge money to help rebuild a pier. But Richie's mind is deteriorating, and the other outfit he runs with his sons is under attack by a vicious rival gang.
The satirical series, written by Armando Iannucci, "looked back" on events of the first 30 years of the 21st century from the perspective of a nostalgia show in the year 2031 in a similar manner to his earlier one-off programmes 2004: The Stupid Version.
Around 1970, the British and American governments receive incontrovertible evidence that aliens exist and are abducting humans. In cooperation with the United Nations, they set up a secret worldwide organization, SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation), which operates in the 1980s. With resources and equipment under the seas, in the air, on land, in orbit and on the Moon, SHADO's purpose is to stop the alien incursions and find out why the aliens want humans.
Adapted from the movie of the same name, the series centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The group must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend.
Now one of the world's most acclaimed chefs, Gordon Ramsay, is giving you the opportunity to become a "MasterChef"!"MasterChef" is a show that celebrates great people who make great food. The show will give contestants the opportunity to develop their cooking skills while being encouraged, mentored and celebrated by the industry's best!
Drama series centred around Rome detective Aurelio Zen, who finds it tough being the only honest cop in town. Plotting politicians, a stressed-out boss and vengeful gangsters don't make it easy.
Wonders of the Solar
Experience the extraordinary…in our planet’s own backyard. Wonders explores some of the most amazing features of our very own solar system – how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space; how our home planet doesn’t sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the solar system; and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth. Using the latest scientific knowledge and breathtaking images beamed back from the fleet of probes, rovers and telescopes currently in space, this gorgeous imagery, paired with some of the most spectacular and extreme locations on Earth, help to reveal wonders never thought possible.
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In 2012, two of Channel 4's most popular quizzes - the topical hit 8 Out Of 10 Cats and the cerebral words-and-numbers game Countdown - came to metaphorical blows as the anarchic comedians of the former took on the brainbox format of the latter.Jimmy Carr was the host, with Sean Lock and Jon Richardson as the contestants. Jimmy was helped by Countdown regulars Susie Dent and Rachel Riley, and hindered by Joe Wilkinson.The gang returned to play Countdown a second time later in 2012.In January 2013, as part of the next Channel 4 Mash Up, Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson and Sean Lock hijacked an episode of Deal or No Deal. A number of comedians joined in, plus Rachel Riley and Susie Dent again. Joe Wilkinson acted as the Banker's assistant.Since 2013, the show has run regularly with multiple-episode series.
Doing Their Bit For The WarSet in England during the Second World War, Land Girls is a five-part drama that captures the sacrifices and experiences of four young women in the Women's Land Army. Sharing hardships and working alongside captured POWs, Annie, Bea, Joyce and Nancy toil in the fields to grow food for the war effort.Commissioned by the BBC to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the start of World War II, Land Girls is a tribute to all the women who answered their country's call for service to do their bit on the home front, while their men were overseas, fighting the enemy.
Tina & Bobby
When Daniel Glass is misdiagnosed with a fatal disease he begins to notice how everyone around him treats him better. But then he finds out he was misdiagnosed by the most incompetent oncologist on Earth and now he has a big decision to make: come clean and go back to his old rubbish life, or keep pretending to be ill.
The merging of two schools causes plenty of problems for headmistress Mandy who has to deal with explosive fall-outs and problem pupils.
Lady Constance Chatterley is married to the handicapped Sir Clifford Chatterley, who was wounded in the First World War. When they move to his family's estate, Constance (Connie) meets their tough-yet-quiet groundskeeper, Oliver Mellors. Soon, she discovers that the source of her unhappiness is from not being fulfilled in love, and in turning to the arms of Mellors, she has a sexual awakening that will change her thoughts forever.
The Thin Blue Line
The Thin Blue Line is about the everday goings on at Gasforth police station. A small town station led by Inspector Raymond Fowler (Atkinson), who is coping with his failing relationship with his girlfriend of 10 years, Police receptionist Patricia Dawkins. Meanwhile, the ineptness of his own colleagues as well as the equally brainless C.I.D division means that life at Gasforth never goes quite as smoothly as planned. Starting in 1995 (Season 1) and ending in 1996 (Season 2) this 14 episode Ben Elton comedy gets you drawn in and laughing for ages, truly a classic for the video shelf!
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The X Factor
Life in Cold Blood
Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants.
The First Eden
The First Eden is a glorious portrait of the landscape, wildlife and plants of the Mediterranean, presented by Sir David Attenborough. From the earliest human settlements to the cities of today, across the deserts of North Africa to the forests of southern Europe, this series tells the dramatic story of man and nature at work. Here Attenborough focuses on the cradle of Western civilization, tracing the life of the Mediterranean from salt bed to lush paradise and its ultimate exploitation. History, natural history and archeology come together in a narrative that portrays the changing attitudes of mankind toward the environment. He surveys early plant and animal life, discussing discusses climatic and seasonal changes. The domestication of the horse opened the doors to wars and migration. Attenborough chronicles the movements in both directions from the Huns to the Crusaders and, finally, looks at more recent despoliation and areas of preservation.
Tatau follows Kyle and Budgie, two twenty-something friends from London that set off to travel the world. Ahead of the journey, Kyle gets a Maori-style tattoo to celebrate their eventual destination: the Cook Islands.When snorkeling in a lagoon, Kyle finds the dead body of a local girl, Aumea, tied up underwater. Returning to the lagoon with the police, Kyle finds her corpse has disappeared. But Kyle knows what he saw. Desperate to uncover what happened, Kyle and Budgie find themselves sucked deeper and deeper into a world of Maori myths, symbols, and hallucinatory visions… until finally the full meaning of Kyle’s tattoo is revealed.
The Crimson Petal an
Comedian Romesh Ranganathan considers himself British through and through. He grew up in Horsham, doesn't speak a word of Tamil, doesn't know any of his relatives, has no idea about his cultural heritage and has almost zero desire to go to Sri Lanka. Like thousands of other British children of immigrants, he knows very little about the land where his parents came from. As his mother Shanti says - he's a coconut. Sri Lankan on the outside but British on the inside.Now Shanti wants her son to connect to his roots - so she has decided to change all that by sending Romesh on an odyssey around the motherland. Not that he's that happy about it.
Coronation Day, 1937. Clarence Sale is a bumbling, short-sighted Cockney removals man, who sees the world as an opaque blur and spends more of his time bumbing into things than packing them. Then he bumps into housemaid Jane Travers - who changes his life in dramatic ways.
Timeslip was a popular children's adventure serial in 26 parts. It told the complex tale of two teenagers, Liz Skinner and Simon Randall, who find they share the unique ability to project themselves into either the past or the future. Their exploits take them to a World War II naval station, an Antarctic research base in 1990, a tropical jungle in an alternate 1990 Britain and, finally, a government science project in 1965. Uniquely the series tackled some heavy issues for a "mere" children's series - some of which (like cloning, global warming and laser tracking defense systems) were years (or decades) ahead of their time.
The Halcyon tells the story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war. The drama, set in 1940, shows London life through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across every social strata - set to a soundtrack of the music of the era
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The Enfield Haunting
The Enfield Haunting is a three part dramatisation of terrifying and real events that took place at an ordinary house in Enfield during the autumn of 1977. The incident remains to this day the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history.
The future of cooking, Heston tells us, lies in the secret recipes of the past. The gastronomic adventurer heads back in time through a myriad of historical and mythical culinary worlds on a mission to recreate famous period dishes for the ultimate 21st century banquets.
Joe McClaine is a 9-year-old boy whose adoptive father has developed a method of transferring specialist "brain patterns", and hence skills, into his son's mind. As a result, Joe is able to become a test pilot, brain surgeon, etc, as needed. Combined with his innocent appearance, he becomes an agent for the World Intelligence Network.
Everything and Nothi
Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are - what is everything, and what is nothing?In two epic, surreal and mind-expanding films, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to these questions as he explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness.
In and Out of the Ki
Damien Trench is a neurotic cookery writer, living in Queen's Park with his partner, Anthony.The show focuses on Damien and everything that happens to him both in and out of the kitchen, 'no matter how grizzly, or indeed, how gristly', as he writes his latest book, a diary of his life and culinary habits called In and Out of the Kitchen.Each episode follows a few days in the life of Damien and his partner Anthony, their seemingly ever-present builders Mr Mullaney and Steven, and Damien's terrifying agent Iain.Damien longs for a quiet life contemplating good food but also longs for perfection in all things, and his life has a habit of never quite working out the way he wants it to. While Damien's recipes always go to plan, his life never does...
Bread was the #1 comedy show of it's time in the UK and was watched by 21 million people. It was based on the Liverpuddlian family, The Boswells and showed them in all sorts of situations trying to earn money for the week (hence the title "bread").
Suspicious of the "official answers" to an oil rig disaster, Ellie Molaro, investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, spearheads a private investigation with a secret tipster named Carter. Carter claims that a conspiracy of "Fixers" are behind the worst disasters in the country, all rigged to manipulate the stock market, and reap billions for a select few. Now, their largest operation in decades is an impending, catastrophic event targeting Washington, D.C. and the only way they can succeed is if Ellie and Carter are among the casualties.
The Trials of Jimmy
'The Trials of Jimmy Rose' follows the personal life of criminal Jimmy Rose. Jimmy is released from prison following a 12-year stretch for armed robbery and can’t wait to get home. Despite his grandson Elliot’s excitement and his daughter Julie’s happiness at having her father home after suffering a painful divorce, his homecoming is ruined by his wife Jackie’s distance. His granddaughter Ellie and his estranged son Joe are also notably absent.
Rellik - killer spelled backwards - tells the story of a serial killer in reverse.Starting from when the killer is caught, the thriller will go backwards in time to the very beginning of his killing spree.
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The Day the Universe
The Day the Universe Changed (the 10-part series) is one of the best teaching tools available today for making students aware of the great ebb and flow of ideas that have gone into the development of Western thought. Host James Burke gives a stunning overview of this evolution of thought since the days of the Greeks in this ten-part series co-produced by BBC-TV and RKO Pictures.
Mini-series set during the trying times of World War II. The family drama, based on the book by Elizabeth Jane Howard, is a depiction of the Cazalets and their many secrets surrounding death, marriage and adultery. The reality of war and the hardships throughout three generations of this family intertwine during one very significant summer.
William and Hester Fields have been very happily married for twenty years. Their children have flown the nest and Hester thinks there are a still few things left to do between now and the pension book.With a renewed zest for life and a fresh dynamism in their relationship, she insists that the couple take up a number of new pastimes and challenges even if William sometimes lacks his wife s enthusiasm and seemingly boundless energy. Starring Anton Rodgers as accountant William and Julia McKenzie as accomplished cook Hester, Fresh Fields wry, gentle humour made it a firm favourite with viewers, spawning an equally popular sequel French Fields and earning McKenzie a BAFTA nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance.
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The Secret Millionai
Each week a different multi-millionaire searches for people whose lives he or she can change for the better. Each of our modern-day philanthropists must guarantee to give away thousands of pounds of their own money. For ten days, the millionaires leave their wealthy lifestyle behind and go undercover to live in some of the UK’s toughest areas. They conceal their true identities and immerse themselves in communities with the aim of finding those people that they think deserve their help. On the last day of their visit, they reveal their secret and write their cheques.
Bob and Margaret
Based on the academy Award winning short film, "Bob's Birthday" created by David Fine and Alison Snowden, Bob and Margaret is an animated sitcom about a happily married couple and their two dogs (William and Elizabeth) Bob has his own dental practice, Margaret is a chiropodist. Married for 17 years, the first series (seasons 1 and 2) is set in London until they go on holiday to America and get stuck. The plane inadvertently lands in Canada due to a snowstorm. So the second series (seasons 3 and 4) are set in Canada.
A New Life in Oz
Off the Hook
Danny embarks on his first year at Bankside University. Unbeknown to him his "worst best friend" from school, Shane, has been awarded a place at Bankside via the Clearing system, and proceeds to gatecrash Danny's university life. The pair share their student accommodation with Scarlett and Fred.
Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Ice Age Giants
Ice Age Giants is a documentary series which sees Alice Roberts going back 40,000 years looking for the great beasts of the Ice Age. This was the last time that giants like mammoths, woolly rhinos, and sabre-tooth cats ruled the Earth and Alice attempts to reconstruct their lives in incredible detail.
This gripping new adaptation by Andrew Davies brings to life Dickens' powerful story of love, honour, debt and hope in 1820s London.The kind-hearted Amy, the Little Dorrit of the title, looks after her proud father, William, who is a long-term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London.But their fate is transformed by the unexpected arrival from overseas of the benevolent Arthur Clennam, who is determined to solve the mystery of his father's dying words, "Put it right, Arthur."
My Parents Are Alien
Case Sensitive stars Olivia Williams in the lead role of DS Charlie Zailer and Darren Boyd as DC Simon Waterhouse, who are called in to investigate the deaths of a woman and her child.
Balls of Steel
Mark Dolan (host) challenges a team of comedians and performers to a range of stupid stunts, undercover set-ups and loads more hilarious things that make them look stupid and juvenile. And they all want to prove that they have the biggest balls of steel.
Easyjet: Inside the
Britain's biggest low-cost airline is getting ready for its busiest year ever more planes, more routes, more flights and more passengers. Rookie Pilots will follow the ups and downs of easyJet's new recruits as they take to the air for the very first time.
A heartwarming hero from the coolest corner of the world! Pingu is a beloved claymation series of TV shorts about a Penguin Called Pingu. Despite it being aimed to younger audiences, it is also a family show. About The Show Pingu is a young mischievous Penguin that lives in the South Pole with his Mom & Dad, his Sister, Pinga, his best friends Ping & Pingo (HIT entertainment dubbed Pingo "Punky"), Robby the Seal, & a cast of other colorful characters. The show doesn't use english words, but it's own creative language called "Penguiniese" (OR, "Pengish"). History The show originally began in Switzerland from the company Trickfilmstudio back in 1986. But over the years, it had spread to America and other countries of the world such as Japan where the show is famous amongst young teen girls (ages 13-17). & also in England where Pingu has become a household name.
Da Ali G Show
So just who is Ali G, and how did he get on TV?In his own words: "Me woz born in da heart off da Staines ghetto. I has lived wiv me Nan in Staines at 37 Cherry Blossom Close from da day me woz born, coz wiv both me parents havin been smoked, dere werent no one else around to look afta her. Me has been carin for her ever since. Me woz failed by da skool system and hated every minute me spent in da classroom. In fact added together, dat time woz probly da most borin 3 hours of me life - altho me do still go to a skool re-union every second Monday at Staines Job Centre... As well as bein unemployed - i iz also got a lot off well important careers. As head of Da West Staines Massive, me control da most peace lovin and violent gang in da hole of Barkshire. Afta happearin on some crap programme dat woz on at 11 a clock or somefin, it werent long before me ad me own show. Dis meant me was able to take a in depf look at a lot off serious issues.... I iz now easily da most respekted face on Brittish telly and it iz probably only a matter off time before me get offered me own slot on Channel 5 - or hopefully even cable..."
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Ben and Holly's Litt
Somewhere hidden amongst thorny brambles is a little kingdom of elves and fairies. Everyone who lives here is very, very small. The Little Kingdom is home to Princess Holly and her best friend Ben Elf. Holly is a young fairy who is still learning how to do magic properly. Ben is an elf and elves don't do magic, but they are very good at making things.Along with their friends, Ben and Holly have lots of magical fun and exciting adventures playing together in the Little Kingdom.
This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages makes the most of its generous running time. In the course of five hours, director Stuart Orme tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe (Steven Waddington) and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert (Ciarán Hinds, whose thoughtful performance gives his dark character a compelling dimension). Caught between the rivalries and religious struggles are Ivanhoe's betrothed Rowena (Victoria Smurfit) and the brave, beautiful Jewess healer Rebecca (Susan Lynch), who wins Ivanhoe's heart with her courage. Set against the historical backdrop of a Britain straining under the corrupt rule of Prince John while Richard the Lionhearted fights in the Crusades The uniformly superb cast etches vivid characters and the length allows the novel's rich array of subplots to play out.
Goodness Gracious Me
On one day, the people of one South London street all receive an anonymous postcard with the simple message 'we want what you have'. Its unsettling ripples affect every corner of the community.
Robin of Sherwood
Fantasy-drama series by Richard Carpenter based on the Robin Hood legend. Robin of Loxley, also called 'The Hooded Man' lives with his friends in the forests of Sherwood. They fight against the Norman rulers who oppress the population of the region, especially Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.Robin of Loxley was succeeded by Robert of Huntingdon, a renegade nobleman, at the beginning of season three. By gaining the trust of the other members of the group and living his life as Robin would have, he soon proves himself as a worthy successor.This adaptation of the Robin Hood legend leans heavily on mystic and magic. This is also reinforced by the soundtrack of the Irish band Clannad.
This Wild Life
The cameras follow the lives of human and animal families living in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve. They also follow the story of a safari camp run by wildlife expert Saba Douglas-Hamilton and an elephant conservation charity run by her husband Frank Pope.
Chris and Carl are two brothers who have not seen each other for 15 years. Catterick tells the story of the first three hours following their reunion. The brothers go on a desperate mission in search of Carl's estranged son but things do not go exactly to plan¦ On the way they are pursued by a murderer, are mistakenly wanted by the police and become involved with a hotel proprietor who is searching for a vital part of his anatomy.
The Diary of Anne Fr
Anne Frank started to write her diary on her 13th birthday in June 1942, just two weeks before she and her family were forced to go into hiding in Nazi occupied Holland.Written from the cramped conditions of an annexe in her father's spice warehouse, Anne's poignant, feisty and often very funny account of her life over a two-year period has become the most widely read piece of non-fiction.
The Mighty Boosh
Come with us now on a journey through time and space... to the world of The Mighty Boosh... Written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, The Mighty Boosh is an off-the-wall adventure based on their Perrier Award-winning comedy show. The Mighty Boosh is a show about two zoo keepers, Howard Moon and Vince Noir, who work at "The Zoo-niverse", a dilapidated but magical zoo. It is run by Bob Fossil, a demented American with a military disposition. Vince is a regular 'Mowgli in flares', due to his affinity with animals and adoration for all things Seventies. Howard likes to think he is more the brains of their zoo-keeping outfit, destined for better things. Each week they get involved in a different adventure. Whether they end up in the Arctic tundra or monkey hell they somehow always manage to get back to the zoo intact...
The Great British Se
Maxine Peake is Martha Costello, in her thirties, single, passionate and a defence barrister applying for silk. Innocent until proven guilty are four words she lives by. But how does this fundamental principle stand up to examination by clients who are sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes evil?Martha is faced with challenging cases and surprising clients. Her beliefs and prejudices, her conscience and her faith in the criminal justice system are tested to the limit over the course of the series.Joining Martha is Clive Reader, played by Rupert Penry-Jones. He's funny, gifted and dangerous. The same age as Martha, they're called to the bar together. Both are applying for silk – how they perform in court is vital to this process and Clive knows how to play the game.Neil Stuke plays Billy, the senior clerk at Martha's chambers. He is dedicated to Martha, even if secretly he believes that she hasn't got a chance of being made a QC.Nick Slade, played by Tom Hughes is Martha's pupil. Niamh Cranitch (Natalie Dormer) is assigned to Clive. Both are thrown in at the deep end and, as "baby barristers", must sink or swim. Only one pupil will be taken on as a member of chambers at the end of the series. Who will it be and why? And how will Martha and Clive influence the outcome?
Allie Henshall (Sarah Parish) and Gavin Ferraday (Jason Merrells) are partners in love and business. They own Henshall Ferraday hair salon, where Allie's sisters Darcey (Angela Griffin) and Sydney (Sian Reeves) work alongside them.As Allie and Gavin consider taking over a vacant property across the road, they are rocked by the news that a rival hairdresser has bought it. To make matters worse, Allie discovers that the new salon, Blade Runner, is run by her ex, Finn, and his wife, Mia Bevan (Amanda Holden).Finn fathered the child Allie claimed to have aborted. He left her when he found out she was pregnant, but he's back in town to try and woo Allie.