Tag: British

Primeval: New World

Primeval: New World

| October 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a spin-off of the British series, Primeval, this 2012-13 Canadian-British co-production certainly pays homage to its source, but ultimately struck out in its own direction. Set in the same universe, only on the other side of the pond so to speak, Primeval: New World follows a team in Vancouver who endeavor to protect the […]

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Cavalcade

Cavalcade

| August 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

Adapted from Noel Coward’s play, Fox’s 1933 film adaptation of Cavalcade went on to win three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Frank Lloyd) and Best Art Direction (William S. Darling). Having only been made previously available on DVD in Fox’s 75th Anniversary Collection along with 74 other films, Cavalcade is now available in […]

The First Churchills

The First Churchills

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

The First Churchills  (1971), based on the biography written by Sir Winston Churchill of his ancestors, is the BBC drama that launched Masterpiece Theater. And rightly so. The First Churchills is a fun period drama containing all the elements that make these shows great; romance, intrigue, ambition, politics, wars, and heartbreak. All twelve episodes, which span […]

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Thorne

Thorne

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

David Morrissey stars in this 2010 series from U.K.’s Sky1 as Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, your average, tortured, loner detective who rarely, if ever, plays by the books– average except that he’s played by David Morrissey, that is. The first (and thus far, only) series of Thorne, adapted from the first two novels by Mark […]

Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Shaka Zulu is the story of the famed warrior king from Africa; Shaka from the Zulu tribe hailing from South Africa. It is an ten part drama which explores the life of Shaka from his birth to the fall of his empire and beyond. A drama, released during political turmoil in South Africa which over […]

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 2002 ITV mini-series, Doctor Zhivago, was adapted from the novel by Boris Pasternak by Bridget Jones’ Diary writer Andrew Davies. This romantic/political drama set in revolutionary Russia follows Yury Zhivago, who witnessed his father’s death as a young boy. This leads him to be raised by his father’s cousin and his wife. As Yury grows […]

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Exile

Exile

| August 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

In this incredibly smart thriller from the BBC, a brother and sister struggling to cope with their father’s rapidly-progressing Alzheimer’s find themselves embroiled in a decades-old mystery, the key to which may forever be locked away in their father’s deteriorating mind. This powerful 2011 series features the wonderful John Simm and Jim Broadbent as the […]

The Inbetweeners

The Inbetweeners

| July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

This British series created and written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris ran for three, six-episode seasons from 2008 to 2010 on Britain’s E4 cable network. The Inbetweeners follows four, male suburban teenagers who have nothing on their minds but (what else) girls and booze. Unfortunately for these blokes, they lack the popularity and social […]

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The F Word: Series Five

The F Word: Series Five

| October 25, 2011

In the fifth series of Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word, the competition in the F Word Kitchen goes professional as Ramsay holds a tournament to determine the best local restaurant in Britain. The preliminary rounds pit two restaurants (chosen by Ramsay and his cohorts from viewer submissions) from the same cuisine against one another in […]

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Queer as Folk: The Complete Collection

Queer as Folk: The Complete Collection

| September 27, 2011

This landmark series, which originally aired on U.K.’s Channel 4 between 1999 and 2000, follows a group of gay men living in Manchester, England. The series’ primary focus is on the characters Stuart, Vince, and Nathan. Stuart (Aidan Gillen, The Wire), a wealthy, self-centered businessman, goes to bed with a different man every night and […]

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