Cold Comfort Farm COMPLETE mini series

Cold Comfort Farm COMPLETE mini series

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066926/

Young Flora Poste leaves the funeral of her parents and finds herself alone with insubstantial means ("barely enough to keep her in stockings and furs") in mid-1930’s London. The young 20-something has no means (nor intentions) of developing her own career save to follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen in becoming an author . . . when she’s 50. But she’s confident in the support of friends and distant relatives as she gathers life experiences for her writing. She makes a very wise choice when she decides she’ll stay with the Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm – which she expects to be "appalling but interesting" – and where she’ll use her talents to fix things (and people). The colorful array of cousins on the farm do not disappoint, but she’s confident and, in the end, removes the curse on the farm, frees the cousins from the clutches of …

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Ed COMPLETE S 1-4

Ed COMPLETE S 1-4

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247091/

Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract; and because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he’s fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville — ‘Anytown’, USA. There he realises he’s been missed by a lot of friends whom he’s missed; and he sees Carol, the girl he’d adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol’s heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville.

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Mistrals Daughter COMPLETE mini series

Mistral’s Daughter COMPLETE mini series

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086762/

Beautiful and naīve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist’s model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an arrogant and selfish man who places his work above everything. Their paths diverge as Mistral’s art catches the eye of a rich American woman who becomes his patroness and eventually his wife. During the war years in France, Mistral collaborates with the Nazis in order to continue with his work, a decision that will come back to haunt him years later. In the meantime, Maggy has a daughter named Teddy who grows up and falls in love with Mistral with whom she has a child named Fauve. As Mistral ages, he comes to terms with his selfish past and wartime betrayal through his art, leaving a beautiful legacy for his daughter, Fauve.

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The Voyage of Charles Darwin COMPLETE S01

The Voyage of Charles Darwin COMPLETE S01

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0216517/

The Voyage Of Charles Darwin is the BAFTA winning BBC series examining the life and work of the great naturalist, first broadcast in 1978 to wide critical acclaim. Written by Robert Reid, this seven-part biopic of the father of evolutionary theory stars Malcolm Stoddard as Darwin and Andrew Burt as Captain Fitzroy with a supporting cast featuring George Cole and Iain Cuthbertson. Narrated by the character of Darwin himself (Darwin’s real journals provide the source material), he looks back over his life from his university days onwards. Chosen for an expedition aboard HMS Beagle, young Darwin rejects a career as a doctor or minister, and during the five year global voyage that is to follow he devotes his life to science. But upon his return his radical theories are attacked by the scientific establishment. Darwin spends the next twenty three years formulating his theory of natural selection, culminating in the controversial publication of his landmark work ‘On The Origin Of Species’ in 1859. Shot on location in the UK, the Galapagos Islands and South America, this celebrated series won two BAFTAs: Best Factual Series and Best Cinematography.

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Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons COMPLETE S01

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons COMPLETE S01

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059973/

Fate made him indestructible. Courage made him a hero.

In the year 2068, Earth’s greatest defense team, Spectrum, is tasked with fighting a cosmic battle against an ancient race from the planet Mars: the sinister Mysterons. Possessing the ability to recreate the exact likeness of any object or person they destroy, the evil aliens set their sights on Spectrum’s number one agent- the intrepid Captain Scarlet. But when their initial attack on Scarlet fails, the Mysterons discover they have awoken what will be their most dangerous enemy. Obtaining the Mysterons’ special power of retro-metabolism, Captain Scarlet has been rendered virtually invulnerable.and completely unstoppable in his quest to protect the Earth from any attack.

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Virtual Murder COMPLETE S01

Virtual Murder COMPLETE S01

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103577/

Dr John Cornelius (called JC, and played by the late Nicholas Clay) is a university don who also works for his city police force as a consultant psychologist. The stunning Samantha Valentine (played by Kim Thomson) is his offbeat personal assistant and lover, while Inspector Cadogan is their police contact and Professor Owen Griffiths is Cornelius’s head of department. The show was filmed in and around Birmingham, England and often has the element of fantasy associated with (for instance) The New Avengers – an approach to crime drama which by the early 1990s had gone completely out of fashion. Where else might you see Father Christmas cycling to a police station to empty a sack of bones on the counter? Alas, only one whimsical series was made. Perhaps the show was swimming too much against the tide of gritty realism, but it was competentl

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Centennial COMPLETE S01

Centennial COMPLETE S01

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076993/

Based on James Michener’s panoramic bestseller about the settling of the American West–as reflected in the history of a fictional town called Centennial, Colorado–the story begins in the late 18th century and ends with a typical 20th century conflict over land usage. Centennial, however, largely concentrates on various memorable frontiersmen, trappers, Indians, ranchers, cowboys, and farmers from long ago. Richard Chamberlain shines as the pioneer Alexander McKeag, Robert Conrad does some of his best work as French-Canadian Pasquinel, and performances by Alex Karras, Chad Everett, Sally Kellerman, Raymond Burr, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, and Dennis Weaver effectively add to a tapestry of adventure, tragedy, violence, and dubious Western progress.

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The Seventh Scroll COMPLETE mini series

The Seventh Scroll COMPLETE mini series

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0272836/

In the year 3000 BC an illegitimate son is born to Queen Lostris and the brave warrior Tanus. Her devoted eunuch Taita, a loyal servant, takes the baby boy and places him in a basket on the Nile. Five thousand years later, during our time, famous archaeologist Duraid al Simma and his wife Royan discover Queen Lostris’s grave at the same spot, with ten scrolls inside it resembling a form of diary. The seventh scroll, which contains directions to Mamose’s magnificent tomb with the legendary treasure, disappears without trace. Soon afterwards the couple adopt an unusual boy who displays an almost magical urge to be close to the Nile, so they name him after the river god Hapi. It is only ten years later that Taita’s secret is almost solved. Fanatical art thief Schiller is also very curious about the information, and tries to track down more with the aid of his sidekick Boris. Whe Duraid dies during a struggle for possession of the scroll, Hapi and his mother turn to Nick Harper, an old ..

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