This series of stimulating conversations between inspirational scholar Joseph Campbell and veteran journalist Bill Moyers created a national sensation when they first aired on public television. In lively, expansive dialogues, the two men discuss how myths hold the key to understanding human experience.
Set in England during the Industrial Revolution at the beginning of the 19th century, the series presents an alternate history where magic is widely acknowledged, but rarely practiced. Living in the rural north, Mr Norrell (Eddie Marsan) of Hurtfew Abbey is able to make the statues of York Cathedral talk and move.
His manservant John Childermass (Enzo Cilenti) persuades him to travel to London to help in the war against France. While there, Mr Norrell encounters a leading member of the government and makes magic respectable in the realm when he conjures a fairy to bring the minister's fiancée (Alice Englert) back to life.
AS SEEN ON ABC TV THE ENTIRE FOYLE’S WAR COLLECTION FOR THE FIRST TIME! EVERY EPISODE EVER MADE – SERIES 1 THU TO 9
This collectable boxed set features every episode of the acclaimed television series. Michael Kitchen is Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle, a hard-working, policeman in Hastings during the Second World War. Anxious to join the war effort, he has repeatedly had his applications turned down and has returned to the South Coast sidelined and frustrated; but it soon becomes apparent that his detective skills are vitally needed on the Home Front. As the stories of DCS Foyle progress through the war, in the final episodes we find ourselves in a time of peace at last. But a new kind of war is beginning, one much darker and indistinct than the first; a war that doesn’t officially exist – a Cold War. As Foyle is called into service once again, this time on behalf of MI5, he finds himself caught up in a world where integrity is only worth so much, often less than life itself.
Martin Shaw plays one of the unsung heroes of detective fiction, Chief Inspector George Gently, whose passionate investigations reveal the dark underbelly of a society on the cusp of change. Lee Ingleby is his ambitious and undisciplined sidekick, Sergeant John Bacchus. Together they make the perfect police partnership, full of warmth and humour.
Set in 1950s Britain, the drama sees the beekeeping couple stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy.
Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, throwing herself head first into every mystery with passion and fervour, determined to get to the truth no matter what it takes, much to the dismay of her more cautious husband, Tommy.
Follows two friends and metal detecting enthusiasts Andy (Crook) and Lance (Jones), as they dream of finding a priceless Saxon hoard.
Their friendship is forged in muddy fields, over cold packed lunches and tiny, worthless pieces of metal. They’re an odd couple, each with their own dysfunctional love lives and little secrets. But together Lance & Andy both dream of finding that priceless Saxon hoard that will make them rich and cement their place in detecting history.
Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty - The Plantagenets
Powerful storytelling and stylish dramatic reconstruction bring to life one of the most visceral and violent chapters in British history.
Acclaimed historian Dan Jones tells the story of the dynasty who ruled England and much of France during the Middle Ages. More shocking, brutal and exhilarating than Game of Thrones, these events actually happened.
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The award-winning comedy series ‘detectorists’returns for a second series as we follow the lives of Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones), two friends who share a passion for metal detecting. Scouring the fields of the English countryside, they are burning for that one find which could change their lives forever. A year on from the last time we met them, Lance is still love-lorn after the departure of his ex-wife, but may be about to surprise everybody with a new and unexpected relationship.