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Programs A to Z

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Programs A to Z

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All Creatures Great & Small

Stories of British country veterinarian James Herriot.

Antiques Roadshow

Airing since 1979, the British series travels the country (with occasional trips to other countries, such as Canada and Australia), bringing together in each location specialists in antiques and fine arts to have them appraise items brought in by local residents, whether they are collectors looking to turn trash into treasure or ordinary folks hoping Grandma's old painting might now fund the kids' education. Items featured on the show often have an interesting story attached to them or have some connection to that episode's venue. While some items that are brought in are worth a fortune, others are worthless.

Are You Being Served?

This comedy series, which follows the exploits of employees at London's Grace Brothers department store, is full of sexual innuendo, slapstick, visual gags and double entendres. Much of the show's humor parodies Britain's class system, with the characters rarely calling their co-workers by their given names. Many of the show's characters are based on stereotypes, including the effeminate Mr. Humphries and the rich-but-stingy store owner.

As Time Goes By

Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle are former lovers whose lives intersect again 40 years after they lost touch with each other. Lionel is now divorced, and Jean is a widow with an adult daughter, Judith, who works in Jean's secretarial office. As Lionel works on a memoir with a cheerful but brash agent, Alistair, he begins to rekindle the tender romance with the woman who got away all those years ago. Cheering them on is Sandy, Judith's best friend and co-worker.

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Ballykissangel

In the beautiful Irish village of Ballykissangel, everybody knows each other's business.

BBC World News

News. Reporting on the day's international news from London and from BBC correspondents around the world.

Born and Bred

Father-and-son doctors serve a 1950s Lancashire village.

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Call the Midwife

Adapted by Heidi Thomas from the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this drama series is a moving, funny, colorful look at midwifery and family in 1950s East End London. It follows newly qualified midwife Jenny, who joins an eccentric, lovable community of nuns who are nurses at Nonnatus House. Jenny is surprised to find herself at a convent -- she thought she was being sent to a small private hospital -- and is initially daunted by her surroundings, most notably the formidable Sister Evangelina and the unconventional Sister Monica Joan. But Jenny gradually begins to find her way and develops incredible friendships among the nurses, as they are drawn into the lives and homes of the women and families they treat.

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DCI Banks

DCI Alan Banks investigates crimes.

Death in Paradise

A detective inspector is transferred from London to the island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean.

Delicious

"Delicious" is a drama written by Dan Sefton, starring Dawn French, Emilia Fox, Iain Glen, Sheila Hancock, Tanya Reynolds and Ruairi O'Connor. The story follows two women at war, betrayed by one man and by each other. When Cornish chef Gina discovers her ex-husband's secret life, her world turns upside down. Loyalties among Gina's friends are questioned as she revaluates her relationships, and further drama, love, heartbreak and deception are brought to light within the community.

Doc Martin

Is there a dyspeptic doctor in the house? Successful surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham abruptly leaves his London practice to become general practitioner in the sleepy fishing village of Portwenn, where he spent the holidays during his youth. But his luxury car and lavish wardrobe immediately rub the locals the wrong way, and once they get a load of his abrasive attitude and lack of bedside manner, he quickly alienates most of the townsfolk.

Dreamland

The National Building Authority is a newly created government organization that oversees major infrastructure projects, including new roads, rail lines and airports. The bureaucrats who work there don't operate in the most efficient manner, though, with self-interest and shifting priorities tending to cause the grand projects to stall. Various fads, including communal yoga, often take over the office and result in derailing the staff's attempts at bringing projects from announcement to unveiling, with the projects typically becoming over-budget, delayed white elephants.

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Earth's Natural Wonders

Combining stunning photography, cinematography and compelling human drama, this documentary series uncovers the stories of people fighting to survive -- and even triumph -- in Earth's natural wonders. Filmed on six continents in 12 languages, viewers are transported to some of Earth's most extraordinary places, from Mount Everest and the Grand Canyon to the Amazon rain forest and Zambia's Victoria Falls. Stories feature wonders created by the power of water, and a young Sherpa who ropes across Mount Everest's Khumbu Icefall.

EastEnders

Trials and tribulations impact lives in a close-knit community in London's East End.

Escape to the Country

Helping prospective buyers find their dream home in the country.

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Father Brown

Based on the novels of G.K. Chesterton.

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Hinterland

A detective drama series takes place in Wales' sea town Aberystwyth with its mountainous backdrop.

Hold the Sunset

Edith's dreams of retirement are shattered when her 50-year-old son Roger arrives home.

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Janet King

Janet King returns as the Director of Public Prosecution office and to a high-profile murder trial.

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Lewis

Inspector Lewis and his sidekick fight crime.

Life From Above

Insight into planet Earth through satellite photography from space, as well as vantage points from helicopters and cameras on the ground.

London: 2,000 Years of History

Historians Dan Jones and Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb, along with engineer Rob Bell, take a look at London's glorious and gory rise to power.

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MI-5

A team of agents in the British security intelligence service work to protect the U.K. from terrorists and other threats to national security. A repackaged version of the BBC series "Spooks," "MI-5" follows a counterterrorism unit based in the highly secure suite of offices called The Grid, where Harry Pearce oversees the team and deals with the often dirty politics of the spy game.

Midsomer Murders

Based on the crime-novel series by author Caroline Graham, "Midsomer Murders" follows the efforts of Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby to solve crimes that occur in the wealthy, isolated English county of Midsomer, a picturesque and peaceful place on the outside but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices. His latest assistant is Detective Sergeant Jamie Winter. DCI Barnaby took over in series 14, replacing his older cousin, Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, who retired.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Fledgling detective Phryne Fisher is known for her sharp wit and pearl-handled pistol, which she uses to fight injustice in Melbourne during the 1920s. The glamorous sleuth makes her way through the city's alleyways and jazz clubs while she fights crime as part of a larger mission -- making sure that Murdoch Foyle, who she believes is responsible for the disappearance of her younger sister, stays behind bars. She fights for justice for people who can't help themselves, including exploited workers and missing girls.

Modus

In snowy Sweden, a talented ex-FBI profiler works with the police and her own autistic daughter to unravel the strange motives of a vicious killer.

Monarch of the Glen

A London restaurateur inherits a run-down Scottish estate.

Mum

Following a year in Cathy's life as she moves on from the death of her husband.

The Musketeers

In a retelling of Dumas pere's classic, law and order is more an ideal than a reality in 17th-century Paris. Athos, Porthos and Aramis are the best soldiers in the king's regiment but are far more than just bodyguards. Committed to upholding justice, the Musketeers face an on-going battle to maintain order. The trio is soon joined by feisty young swordsman D'Artagnan, who seeks the murderer of his father. Together they must protect against all forces determined to sabotage he Musketeers and their homeland.

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New Tricks

A BBC production, "New Tricks" dramatizes the work of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad, led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman and three previously retired police officers -- Gerry Standing, Jack Halford and Brian Lane -- whom Pullman recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes.

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Pie in the Sky

Richard Griffiths stars as detective-turned-restaurateur Henry Crabbe.

A Place to Call Home

After 20 years in Europe, Sarah Adams returns to Australia to start a new life.

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Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents

During a highly divisive and unstable period of British history, father-son duo William and Robert Cecil helped foster one of the world's first secret services. Charged with the protection of Queen Elizabeth I, this pioneering network of spies fought off assassination, treason and terror for over 40 years. "Elizabeth I's Secret Agents" delves into the most important events of the Elizabethan period, from the execution of Mary Queen of Scots to the death of Queen Elizabeth I and the Gunpowder Plot.

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Sanditon on Masterpiece

An eight-part period-drama adaptation of Jane Austen's final novel, written only months before her death in 1817. Rose Williams and Theo James play the lead characters of Charlotte Heywood and Sidney Parker. The story follows Charlotte as she moves to the quiet fishing village of Sanditon for a fresh start, only to meet Sidney, a charming man who has ambitions to turn the tranquil seaside residence into a luxury resort. Written by Emmy and BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies.

Secrets of Underground London

The natural and man-made wonders beneath London, from ancient caves to secret bunkers.

Shakespeare and Hathaway -- Private Investigators

An oddball couple of private detectives investigate crime in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Silent Witness

A team of forensic pathologists uncovers the truths behind murders..

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Tales from the Royal Bedchamber

Lucy Worsley explores the public's obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession.

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Vienna Blood

Max Liebermann, a student of Sigmund Freud, helps Detective Rheinhardt in the investigation of a series of disturbing murders around the grand cafés and opera houses of 1900s Vienna.

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Waking the Dead

Police investigators bring unsolved cases to a close.