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Programs A to Z

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Programs A to Z

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Agatha Raisin

Agatha Raisin retires early to a picturesque village and soon finds a second career as an amateur detective investigating mischief, mayhem, and murder in her town.

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.

Atlantis

Jason washes up on the shores of a mysterious and ancient land that is full of bull-leaping, snake-haired goddesses and vast palaces. It is the land of Atlantis. Beneath its surface lies a dark past and a web of treachery. While there in search of his father, Jason becomes embroiled in a perilous game of politics and power from which there is no escape. Assisted by studious Pythagoras and overbearing Hercules, he embarks on a voyage of discovery and salvation that takes the trio through many Greek myths and legends.

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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.

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.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Accompanied by haunting memories of his service time in World War II, Dr Lucien Blake returns home to Australia after 30 years to take over his deceased father's medical practice. As he deals with his own personal loss and changed by his war experiences, the wry, personable doctor performs his other role as police surgeon with gusto. His unconventional and unpredictable manner unnerve some, but it becomes clear Dr Blake is ahead of his time in his use of forensic science, and in his own understanding of the human heart, to help solve murder mysteries in the country town of Ballarat.

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EastEnders

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

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Father Brown

Based on the novels of G.K. Chesterton.

Frankie Drake Mysteries

This drama series, set in stylish 1920s Toronto, follows the female-only agency Drake Private Detectives, led by the eponymous Frankie Drake and her partner Trudy Clarke. Incorporating a brand of justice that doesn't always follow the law, Frankie and Trudy investigate mysteries and crimes that either the police refuse to take on, or that their clients cannot take to the police at all. Against a backdrop of social change, radical politics and jazz music, the series is immersed in both the real Toronto of the 1920s and the world of mystery and suspense conjured by creators Carol Hay and Michelle Ricci.

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Great Indian Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo embarks on an adventure to India to experience the country through its extensive railway system. Portillo brings with him a copy of Bradshaw's "Handbook of Indian, Foreign and Colonial Travel" which was published at the zenith of the British Raj in 1913. Following its century-old advice, Portillo travels through mountain ranges, deserts and vast plains to visit palaces and temples. Starting on the Amritsar to Shimla route, Portillo continues on from Lucknow to Kolkata, Mysuru to Chennai and Jodhpur to Delhi through India's famous "Golden Triangle."

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Hinterland

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

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Joanna Lumley's India

Joanna Lumley travels 5000 miles through India, the country of her birth, visiting locations both remote and bustling. She catches a glimpse of the country's most beautiful landscapes and discovers its age-old traditions.

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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.

Love, Lies & Records

Kate Dickenson strives to find a balance between her busy career and her personal life, but when a colleague threatens to expose her past, it throws her entire life into jeopardy.

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Magical Land of Oz

A portrait of the unique and diverse ecosystems of Australia and the animals living within them, from high snowy mountain peaks to the depths of the seas.

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 Marple

The sleuth solves murder mysteries that baffle the police.

Monarch of the Glen

A London restaurateur inherits a run-down Scottish estate.

Murder in Suburbia

Detective Inspector Kate "Ash" Ashurst and Detective Sergeant Emma "Scribbs" Scribbins make up the sexy, sassy, crime-busting duo who solve murders in the sleepy suburban town of Middleford in this U.K. crime drama.

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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.

Poldark on Masterpiece

This all-new version of the vintage Masterpiece series stars Aidan Turner as Capt. Ross Poldark, a redcoat returning to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War, only to find his father dead and his true love about to marry someone else. A Mammoth Screen production, the series is packed with action, adventure and romance. Also featured are Eleanor Tomlinson as servant Demelza, Warren Clarke as Uncle Charles, and Heida Reed as Elizabeth Chenoweth. Robin Ellis, who portrayed Ross Poldark in the original adaptation 40 years ago, appears here as Reverend Halse.

Press on Masterpiece

Set in the offices of two British newspapers, this series follows the personal and professional lives of rival newspaper editors and reporters as their industry struggles to contend with the explosion of online media and the hacking scandals of the past. The first episode sets the multi-layered tone for the series in an exploration of how influential the media can be in defining truth, as liberal broadsheet is pitted against populist tabloid, a young journalist finds his personal ethics in conflict with the demands of the real job, and the same story is represented in very different ways.

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Shakespeare and Hathaway -- Private Investigators

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

Shetland

A murder mystery set against the stunning backdrop of the Shetland Isles.

Silent Witness

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

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Upstart Crow

William Shakespeare starts to make a name for himself while also trying to be a husband and father.

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Vera

Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope investigates murders in North East England.

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Waking the Dead

Police investigators bring unsolved cases to a close.

Wonderful World of Gordon Watson

Gordon Watson shops around the world.