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Last updated October 19, 2019

House of Cards Trilogy II (BBC): To Play the King Poster

House of Cards Trilogy II (BBC): To Play the King

1993 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Now firmly entrenched as prime minister, Francis Urquhart faces a fresh challenge when the new King expresses a desire to reshape British society. With the help of a new adviser, the PM aims to hold the King at bay and retain absolute power.
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Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill

1999 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In his award-winning one-man show recorded live in San Francisco, Eddie Izzard covers everything from Western history to Stonehenge to American politicians, paying special comedic attention to Hitler, Hollywood and the Church of England. Delivered with a fluid physicality that's become his trademark, Izzard's jokes aren't simply wisecracks -- they're full-blown insights. It's a classic case of laughing and learning.
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Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour

2012 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Shaun Evans steps into John Thaw's shoes as the younger version of Colin Dexter's iconic creation, Inspector Morse, shedding new light on the origins of the detective famed for his love of crosswords, classical music, real ale and classic cars.
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Bleak House

2005 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

The wealthy and kind John Jarndyce (Denis Lawson) takes orphaned Esther Summerson (Anna Maxwell Martin) into his household, where she befriends two of his wards, Richard (Patrick Kennedy) and Ada (Carey Mulligan). Meanwhile, Lady Dedlock (Gillian Anderson) guards a secret about Esther's origins -- and her fate. Charles Dickens's suspenseful yarn of legal justice comes to life in this BBC miniseries penned by period-piece writer Andrew Davies.
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Marvin Gaye: What's Going On: The Life & Death of Marvin Gaye Poster

Marvin Gaye: What's Going On: The Life & Death of Marvin Gaye

2006 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Motown star Marvin Gaye won over millions with his soulful sound, but the singer couldn't escape his personal demons. Interviews and archival footage help tell the story of Gaye's tumultuous life, from his troubled childhood to his shocking death.
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The Forsyte Saga: Series 1 Poster

The Forsyte Saga: Series 1

2002 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

This epic miniseries follows the Victorian pride of the Forsytes through the scandals of the family's patriarch, Soames. His ways change when he sees his cherished daughter grow up to be a captivating young woman who carries on the family pride.
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Wives & Daughters

1999 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Family life changes drastically for the good-natured Molly Gibson when her widowed father decides to remarry, and a woman with her own set of rules -- and a beautiful daughter -- becomes her stepmother.
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House of Cards Trilogy (BBC)

1990 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

After he's passed up for a promotion, British politician Francis Urquhart vows to exact revenge on the system that's holding him back. Through charm and persuasion, Urquhart gains the trust of his colleagues while simultaneously undermining them.
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House of Cards Trilogy I (BBC): House of Cards Poster

House of Cards Trilogy I (BBC): House of Cards

1990 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Conservative Party whip Francis Urquhart expects to be handed a high-level cabinet position upon the election of a new prime minister. When he's told he hasn't been promoted, Urquhart chooses to exact revenge by creating dissent within the party.
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Seven Up

1964 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

A group of 7-year-old British children spanning the spectrum of socioeconomic backgrounds are interviewed about an array of topics.
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Fast Girls

2012 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Competitors since youth, Shania Andrews and Lisa Temple both develop into elite sprinters and eventually qualify for the British 4x100 relay team. In a quest for the World Championship, the rivals unite against other challenges and reach for gold.
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Michael Palin: Himalaya

2004 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Intrepid adventurer Michael Palin treks the majestic Himalayas in this installment of his popular video travelogue. Palin journeys through Afghanistan and across India to the region near Mount Everest's base known as the Death Zone.
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Masterpiece Classic: The Diary of Anne Frank Poster

Masterpiece Classic: The Diary of Anne Frank

2009 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In this production based on the classic book, teenager Anne Frank tells, in her own words, how she and her Jewish family hid from the Nazis during World War II. As time drags on, they must balance the fear of their situation and "normal" family life
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The Forsyte Saga: Series 2 Poster

The Forsyte Saga: Series 2

2003 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

The drama of the Forsyte clan continues with the next generation. Fleur, the daughter of Soames and Annette, and Jon, the son of Irene and Jolyon, first met as youngsters. Ten years later, they reunite and fall completely, disastrously in love.
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7 Plus Seven

1970 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

After a seven-year interval, the same group of British youngsters -- now age 14 -- is quizzed about the changes that have transpired in their lives.
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Shut Up and Play the Hits

2012 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Six years after the release of their first album, the members of the LCD Soundsystem decide to call it quits at the top of their game and celebrate their successful career with a powerful concert at Madison Square Garden.
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Charge

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

CHARGE is proof that maniacs on motorcycles can be a force for global good. The movie follows several teams to the world's first zero-emissions grand prix on the Isle of Man in 2009 and on their return in 2010. For the visionaries, this is history.
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Wives & Daughters Poster

Wives & Daughters

1999 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Family life changes drastically for the good-natured Molly Gibson when her widowed father decides to remarry and a woman with her own set of rules -- and a beautiful daughter -- becomes her stepmother.
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Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II Poster

Hiroshima: BBC History of World War II

2005 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

This fascinating documentary recounts the world's first nuclear attack and examines the alarming repercussions. Covering a three-week period from the New Mexico test blast to dropping the bomb on Hiroshima, the program chronicles America's political gamble and the planning for the momentous event. Archival film, dramatizations and special effects take viewers aboard the &NFi;Enola Gay&NFi_; and inside the exploding bomb.
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The Forsyte Saga Poster

The Forsyte Saga

2002 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

This epic miniseries follows the Victorian pride of the Forsyte clan through the scandals and mistakes of the patriarch, Soames. His ways change when he sees his cherished daughter grow into a captivating young woman who carries on the family pride.
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Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State Poster

Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State

2005 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This six-part documentary series tackles one of World War II's -- and history's -- most disquieting and repugnant subjects: the Holocaust and its infamous killing factory, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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United

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

A devastating plane crash in 1958 left the Manchester United football squad with only four surviving team members still able to play, as recounted in this moving drama that finds the team and community struggling to recover from the tragedy.
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Catherine Cookson's The Rag Nymph

1997 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

When her mother, a prostitute, runs away from the police, Millie is left alone on the streets and is taken in by Aggie, a kind rag lady. Despite Aggie's meager finances, Millie thrives under her care -- but a greedy pimp lurks just around the corner.
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Eddie Izzard: Definite Article Poster

Eddie Izzard: Definite Article

1996 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Recorded on Dec. 16, 1995, during the last night of his sold-out 12-week run at London's Shaftsbury Theatre, Eddie Izzard's Definite Article show demonstrates the sometimes-controversial comedian's unique talent for improvisation, as well as his wry wit and humor. Izzard covers such topics as the Crusades, mad European cows, sharks, the Death Star canteen and more.
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Eddie Izzard: Glorious Poster

Eddie Izzard: Glorious

1997 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Self-proclaimed executive transvestite and comedian Eddie Izzard brings his stand-up act to the Apollo Theater in Labatt. With topics including the nature of God, the search for a career, classical mythology and Scooby-Doo, Izzard presents intellectual and fast-paced comedy. His imitations include Sean Connery, whom he imagines playing Noah trying to convince God that a speedboat would be a better photo opportunity than an ark.
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