On her first day on the job, rookie detective Anna Travis throws up at a crime scene and faints at a postmortem. Does she have what it takes to succeed in what's still mostly a man's world? CC Available.
David Starkey uncovers the links between Britain's two greatest war leaders, both called Churchill: Winston, who defeated Hitler, and his ancestor John Churchill, who faced down Louis XIV of France. Starkey tells the story of the two greatest war leaders in British history, both of whom were called Churchill. Everyone knows Winston Churchill led Britain and her Allies in their struggle against Hitler; less well known is John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, who led Britain and her Allies against an earlier would-be dictator of Europe, the Sun King Louis XIV of France.
Inspired by Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!, this BBC sitcom is written by and stars Steve Delaney as Count Arthur Strong, an elderly, pompous, out-of-work actor with delusions that he is a show-business legend. CC Available. Due to UK election coverage, Series 3, Episode 3 will not air for several weeks. We will resume adding a new episode each Monday once Episode 3 premieres in the UK.
Screenwriter Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones's Diary, Bleak House) brings all of his sly, stylish wit to this adaptation of 18th-century Britain's most notorious novel. With a mischievous glint in her eye and plenty of knowing winks, Fanny relates her journey from wholesome naif to worldly woman. After losing her parents to smallpox, the poor country girl travels to London, where she falls into prostitution under the guidance of an infamous madam. Forced to take a series of lovers to survive, Fanny learns to relish sensual delights - but reserves her heart for her one true love.
Retired couple Arthur (Bernard Hill, Wolf Hall, The Lord of the Rings films) and Martha (Virginia McKenna, The Camomile Lawn) Goode live a quiet suburban life, tending to their garden and socializing with friends at their club. But when the nation's financial crisis empties their hard-earned pension accounts, the couple seizes the opportunity to replenish their funds through a series of bank robberies. CC Available.
She's a workaholic lawyer with a conscience and a messy personal life. As a crown prosecutor, Helen West (Amanda Burton, The Commander, Silent Witness) deals with domestic abuse, sexual molestation, and murder. Driven by a strong sense of justice and compassion, she pursues cases even when her boss insists she drop them and goes out of her way to offer victims a helping hand. Although she's determined to right the wrongs in others' lives, her own personal affairs could use some work, particularly her relationship with handsome policeman Geoffrey Bailey (Conor Mullen, Reckless, Holby City). CC Available.
In this fascinating series, renowned actress Dame Penelope Keith travels through Britain's charming villages to uncover what makes these places so unique and special. Armed with her beloved vintage 'Batsford' travel books, Penelope explores the rich artistic, literary and royal histories of each region, discovers how time has changed village communities, and seeks out quirky local traditions which continue to this day.
This remarkable film charts the story behind the shocking political murder of Alexander Litvinenko. With unprecedented access to the Metropolitan Police team, the film recreates each step of a police inquiry and reveals for the first time the extraordinary details of the investigation into the death of the former Russian spy through the experiences of the key Scotland Yard detectives, who have never before spoken to the media. CC Available. Not available in Canada.
Award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish) returns as brilliant senior crown prosecutor Janet King in this acclaimed Australian legal drama. Full of twists and turns, this "astutely realized mystery" (The Australian) is "unnervingly intricate, dark, but steadily intriguing" (The Wall Street Journal). CC Available. Series 1 not available in Canada.
Italian with English subtitles. Based on the same Emile Zola novel that inspired the hit series The Paradise, this Italian-language import follows Teresa Iorio, a young woman who leaves her rural Sicilian hometown for Milan. Teresa finds work--and much more--at a newly opened department store: The Ladies' Paradise.
Not available in Canada. The beautiful, haunting shores of Scotland's most iconic loch is the stunning backdrop for the new six-part crime drama. In a community nourished and sustained by myth and bordered by untamed nature, the search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Redford (Laura Fraser, Breaking Bad). Within the tightly knit town, a sense of horror begins to dawn as the villagers realize that there is more than one kind of monster in their midst. Also starring Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley). CC Available.
Cutting-edge Victorian science meets cunningly plotted mystery in this award-winning Canadian TV drama. CC Available. SEASONS 4-10 NOT AVAILABLE IN CANADA.
Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!, Van Helsing) is Cleaver Greene, a brilliant barrister battling self-destructive tendencies in this hit Australian comedy-drama. As a lawyer, Cleaver prefers to defend those who are utterly hopeless and probably guilty; his clients include murderers, bigamists, and even cannibals. Despite his roguish ways, Cleaver's wit and charm have won him many cases and loyal friends over the years. Guest stars in this "smart, cheeky, and funny legal series" (Newcastle Herald, Australia) include Oscar(R) nominee Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters), Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings films), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), and Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones). CC Available.
Series 7 not available in Canada. Two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn stars as DCI Vera Stanhope, a solitary, obsessed, caustic, brilliant investigator. Based on the bestselling novels of Ann Cleeves, this atmospheric drama delivers compelling characters, superb performances, and suspenseful mysteries. CC Available.