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.
Victoria Wood, Julie Walters and a superb ensemble cast serve up the laughs in Dinnerladies – the critically acclaimed comedy (written by Wood) set in a canteen factory outside Manchester in the north of England.
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.
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.
Documentaries about great American thinkers, and how their ideas have changed the world
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.
CUFFS is a fresh, authentic, contemporary 8-part Police drama. A visceral drama that takes the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of front line policing in the vibrant and alternative seaside city of Brighton. Adrenalised and propulsive, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. Every episode sees our cops put their lives on the line to protect the public; from a booby trapped cannabis farm in a suburban semi, to an elderly farmer & wife with a shotgun - this is a job fraught with danger.
1939. As civilization teeters on the brink of war, ten strangers – a reckless playboy, a decrepit judge, a nervous businessman, an unhinged Harley Street doctor, a god-fearing spinster, a secretive governess, a guilt-ridden general, a remorseless mercenary and two anxious servants – are persuaded to retreat from their troubled lives to Soldier Island, an isolated rock off the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland by appalling weather, their hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, the guests are each accused of a unique and terrible crime by a gramophone recording timetabled perfectly to deliver its indictments after dinner. As the assembled guests begin to realise that not one of them has set eyes on the missing Owens, the true reason for their presence on the island becomes horribly clear: they are to be executed, one by one. But where is the killer hiding? Could it be true that the group harbours a murderer among their number? Special Features: And Then There Was Something: Behind the scenes of And Then There Was None, two picture galleries.