The following programs are currently airing on WETA UK. Have you tried them all out yet?
The following programs are currently airing on WETA UK. Have you tried them all out yet?
A recently widowed father quits his job as a popular columnist for a top-selling Sydney newspaper; he buys a house on the Internet in a remote New Zealand seaside town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four women of high intelligence, a capacity for pattern recognition and a knack for decryption, use their skills to solve murders overlooked by police.
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.
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.
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.
This documentary celebrates the spectacular seasons that transform the planet each year. It explores the opportunities and challenges presented by each season and how nature survives in the changing conditions.
"Endeavour" follows the newly forged relationship -- both working and personal -- between young DC Endeavour Morse and his senior partner, DI Fred Thursday. Returning actors include Shaun Evans as Endeavour and Roger Allam as Thursday, while Sean Rigby takes on the role of a young PC Strange -- the character who appeared in the original "Morse" series, played by James Grout. Abigail Thaw, the daughter of the first Inspector Morse, John Thaw, makes further guest appearances as Dorothea Frazil.
Sidney Chambers is a charming clergyman who turns into an investigator when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances in this drama set in 1953. He partners up with gruff, down-to-earth police inspector Geordie Keating, whose methodical approach to police work complements Sidney's intuitive techniques of getting information out of people. The two partners -- who bring different insights into the crimes they start to unravel -- form a true friendship as they work together. As he is beginning his new career, Sidney's personal life comes apart when he finds out that Amanda, the woman with whom he is secretly in love, has gotten engaged, making him think he has missed his chance with her.
The drama behind the scenes of art auctions around the globe as Christie's celebrates its 250th anniversary, revealing the inner workings of the world's largest auction house and how it serves as a meeting point for art, taste and money.
PBS and BBC One present this adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel by screenwriter Andrew Davies. Following a cast of characters as they struggle to survive in war-torn France, the six-part drama features Dominic West as Jean Valjean and David Oyelowo as Javert. The production also features Lily Collins in the role of Fantine.
The planet is teeming with myriad life forms, both plant and animal, all interlocked in a struggle for survival. As time goes on, some living things are forced to adapt and change to survive. This series chronicles some of the most unusual, if not downright bizarre, behaviors that living organisms have devised to keep their species alive. The 11-episode series was four years in the making, taking camera crews to every continent and habitat.
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.
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.
Following a year in Cathy's life as she moves on from the death of her husband.
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.
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.
Based on the original Swedish series "The Bridge," this British crime drama centers on British and French detectives who are forced to work together when a French politician is found dead inside the Channel Tunnel, sparking a complex cross-Channel investigation. The series stars Clémence Poésey as Elise Wassermann and Stephen Dillane as Karl Roebuck, the detectives who are sent to investigate the case. "The Tunnel" also features Cédric Vieira as Philippe Viot, Angel Coulby as Laura Roebuck and Thibault de Montalembert as Olivier Pujol.
William Shakespeare starts to make a name for himself while also trying to be a husband and father.