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Programs A to Z

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Programs A to Z

A

Antiques Roadshow

This series travels to towns in Great Britain in search of interesting antiques from around the world.

Are You Being Served?

Shenanigans of department-store workers are chronicled in this popular British sitcom about the constant carping between employees in Ladies Separates and Gentlemen's Ready to Wear. The BBC series has long been syndicated in the U.S.

As Time Goes By

British series about former lovers reunited by chance after a 38-year separation chronicles their awkward courtship and eventual marriage.

B

Ballykissangel

Colin Farrell found fame playing Danny Byrne in the first two seasons of this series about a priest, Father Peter Clifford of England, who tries to make his mark in the small Irish town of Ballykissangel. The BBC drama's rural community is the home of offbeat characters who often find humorous ways to cope with dilemmas involving politics, romance, money and mortality.

Born and Bred

A young doctor relocates to a small English village to take over his father's practice.

The Brokenwood Mysteries

Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd is sent to Brokenwood, a seemingly quiet country town, to investigate a possible murder. On arrival, he discovers memories and animosities run deep.

C

Call the Midwife

A drama about the lives of a group of midwives who care for expectant mothers in the East End of London during the 1950s. Based on Jennifer Worth's best-selling memoirs.

The Coroner

Crime drama following a coroner in a small seaside town.

D

Death in Paradise

An English detective is transferred to the island of Sainte-Marie in the Caribbean, despite his hatred of sun, sand and sea.

Doc Martin

Dr. Martin Ellingham, a smart physician with a foul disposition, moves to Portwenn to replace the Cornish hamlet's deceased doctor, and promptly sets about alienating everyone.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Dr Blake returns to his hometown, Ballarat, to take over his late father's medical practice in 1959, and finds himself seeking answers to the town's murder mysteries in his role as police surgeon.

Doctor Who

A cult favorite about the journeys through the universe of a time-traveling eccentric, a cultural icon who has been portrayed by more than a half dozen actors since the show's 1963 debut on the BBC. The campy sci-fi fantasy developed an equally fanatical following when it was syndicated in the U.S. in the late 1970s, mostly on PBS.

Dominion Creek

Three Irish brothers emigrate to Montana and then head west to the Yukon during the 1890s gold rush in the hopes of striking it rich.

The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece

Drama series based on the memoirs written by Gerald Durrel and set in the 1930s.

E

EastEnders

Follow the many ups and downs of the residents of Walford's Albert Square, where hearts and taboos are broken on a daily basis.

F

Father Brown

A Catholic priest with excellent detective skills solves crimes in this stylish series set in the 1950s and based on G.K. Chesterton's stories.

Foyle's War

A WWI vet becomes a police officer and battles crime at home during WWII.

H

Hustle

A BBC caper following a crafty outfit of grifters who target avaricious, morally bankrupt marks. Led by smooth Mickey Stone, an ex-con who went to jail for a crime of passion, the group includes veteran Albert Stroller, tech whiz Ash Morgan, charming Stacie Monroe and newcomer Danny Blue.

I

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers and their crime-solving exploits are featured.

Inspector Morse

The cases of author Colin Dexter's prickly, eccentric Oxford sleuth, whose passions include ale, crosswords and, of course, a good mystery. Indeed, these first-rate whodunits established `Morse' as PBS's longest running detective series. Sadly, the inspector's style of `inspirational methodology' came to an end in 2002 with the death of star John Thaw.

J

Janet King

Spin-off of legal drama "Crownies" following Senior Prosecutor Janet King's cases as she returns to work after maternity leave.

M

Masterpiece Classic

PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

MI-5

Agents of MI5 investigate crimes and terrorist activities while dealing with internal strife at headquarters.

Midsomer Murders

A British police inspector investigates mysteries and murders in a rustic English county.

Monarch of the Glen

A London chef inherits a Scottish estate and its eccentric staff in this British drama. Family issues, financial debt and an unhappy girlfriend are just a few of the problems facing Archie MacDonald (who eventually leaves the estate in the care of his half-brother, Paul). Based on the Highland novels of Compton Mackenzie.

Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece

The story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of the London department store Selfridges & Co.

N

New Tricks

After a botched rescue attempt, a detective is assigned to head up a group of retired detectives working on unresolved cases.

P

Pie in the Sky

A retired police detective tries to succeed in the restaurant business, but is constantly called upon to solve mysterious crimes.

A Place to Call Home

Drama series set around a woman who returns to Australia after WWII with hopes of a new life, and her impact on a wealthy family who struggle to accept the social changes of the 1950s.

A Place to Call Home

Medium-size cities across the U.S. are visited.

A Place to Call Home

A three-part series that offers tips on buying a house.

R

Rosemary & Thyme

The adventures of two amateur sleuths who come together through a mutual interest in plants.

S

Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective uses his keen powers of deduction in a series of cases which first aired on PBS's 'Mystery.'

V

Vera

An obsessive British police inspector investigates murders.

W

Waking the Dead

A squad of investigators reopens unsolved murder cases in this British crime drama.

Wallander

A gritty crime drama about a morose police detective who investigates murders. Based on Swedish crime author Henning Mankell's book series.

The Wild West

A series on the Old West examines facts and myths about the era by re-creating significant events from the period.

The Wild West

A documentary series on the Old West that examines the facts and myths about the people and events of the era.

Wolf Hall on Masterpiece

This historical drama recounts the humble beginnings of Thomas Cromwell's life and his rise to becoming King Henry VIII's chief minister.