Stephen Fry (Jeeves and Wooster) stars in this "charming" (Examiner.com) British dramedy as Peter Kingdom, a compassionate solicitor running a law practice in a quaint and beautiful Norfolk town. As he handles the cases of his oddball clients, he also contends with the mysterious disappearance of his brother and the return of his wayward sister (Hermione Norris, Cold Feet).
In this prequel to Jane Eyre, based on the novel by Jean Rhys, the infamous madwoman in the attic becomes a sympathetic character of her own. In 1830s Jamaica, Creole heiress Antoinette (Golden Globe® nominee Rebecca Hall, Parade's End) marries Englishman Edward Rochester (Rafe Spall, The Big Short), but their love sinks into suspicion and betrayal. "A lush, sensual tale" --The Observer.
Cambridge classicist Mary Beard investigates the life and times of one of Rome's most notorious individuals: Caligula. His rule has come to be synonymous with cruelty, madness, sexual profligacy, and the unrestrained misuse of power. As Beard digs into the origins of his irredeemable reputation, she explores the role of the emperor and its implications for other forms of government.
Like other police units, AC-12 investigates criminals--but the lawbreakers it catches are police officers working in the line of duty. An outstanding ensemble cast anchors this critically adored series called unmissable by The Times (UK).
This "wickedly offbeat" (Parade), contemporary murder-mystery series follows the adventures of a perennially single detective and her three crime-writing aunts as they solve murders in the picturesque English region of Wildemarsh. Starring Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White, Maigret), Julie Graham (The Bletchley Circle, Shetland), Siobhan Redmond, and Sarah Woodward.
Epic in scope and engaging in substance, this docuseries examines the creation, achievements, and legacy of the Roman Empire. Cambridge classicist Mary Beard, a "learned but accessible" (The New Yorker) presenter, travels from Spain to Iran, Egypt to Scotland, and Tunisia to Greece to answer questions that have fascinated for centuries: How and why did Rome acquire an empire? And why did it fall?
Legendary, Oscar®-winning actor Sir Laurence Olivier stars in this humorous, heartwarming family drama based on the life of author John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole of the Bailey. An International Emmy® winner for best drama, it portrays the difficult bond between father and son--sometimes unbearable, but ultimately unbreakable. "Sensitive, superb" --The Boston Globe.
Breathtaking, wild, and remote, the far reaches of Wales are seldom seen by outsiders but offer almost every terrain this planet has to offer. Blending travelogue with ecology and cultural insight, BBC presenter Kate Humble treks the length of the country along with her Welsh sheepdog, Teg, to explore how this unique landscape is being shaped and how it is shaping its people in turn.
In this spin-off to the wildly popular Australian mystery series, Phryne Fisher's long-lost niece, Peregrine (Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted), decides to follow in her stylish footsteps as a lady detective for a new era. With the help of the handsome, straitlaced Detective James Steed (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen) and a group of accomplished women, Peregrine investigates murders in 1960s Melbourne.
In this "heady tour of earthly delights" (The Guardian), BBC presenter Monty Don travels across the Middle East and beyond in search of paradise gardens. Filled with flowers, fruit, and water features, these wondrous walled spaces are meant to evoke heaven on earth. From Spain and Morocco to Iran and India, Don uncovers the building blocks of their design and the secrets of their creation.
Retired thieves take another crack at crime in this lighthearted British drama starring Warren Clarke (Dalziel and Pascoe), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Jenny Agutter (MI-5). But after years of retirement--and, well, just years--do Maurice and Syd still have what it takes? The criminal competes with the comical in six action-packed episodes filled with heists and hijinks.
"One of the most memorable creations of British TV" (Variety), the cigar-puffing, cheap wine-drinking, Wordsworth-quoting, insult-generating defense barrister Horace Rumpole (Leo McKern, Reilly: Ace of Spies) proves why he's one of Britain's most unexpectedly successful attorneys in this popular classic series.