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Programs A to Z

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Programs A to Z

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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.

B

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.

The Body Farm

A forensic research facility studying the complex journey the body goes through as it decays.

Born and Bred

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

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Camp X

Lifting the veil of secrecy around Camp X, Canada's spy school, where agents were trained, lethal weapons tested and maneuvers staged.

The Coroner

Jane Kennedy uses her skills as a coroner to solve crimes.

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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.

Dunkirk

A dramatization of the events of Dunkirk, France, during World War II.

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EastEnders

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

Endeavour on Masterpiece

"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.

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Father Brown

Based on the novels of G.K. Chesterton.

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Grantchester on Masterpiece

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.

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Hetty Wainthropp Investigates

A Lancashire housewife turned detective proves to be of great assistance to the police.

J

Jonathan Creek

A magician and journalist team up to solve mysteries.

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Madagascar

An exploration of the diverse landscape and strange wildlife on the land off the coast of Africa.

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.

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.

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The Secret Life of Dogs

Martin Clunes delves into the world of man's best friend, the dog.

The Secret Life of Dogs

A look at how dogs have become part of human life and the closest of companions.

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.

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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.

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Yellowstone

The fortunes of America's wildlife icons in Yellowstone, the most extensive thermal area on Earth.