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Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster logoJeeves and Wooster is a British comedy television series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves stories. It starred Hugh Laurie as Bertie Wooster, a jovial but empty-headed young gentleman, and Stephen Fry as Jeeves, his improbably well-informed and talented valet. The stories are set in England and the United States in the pre-World War II 20th century (there are aspects of the Edwardian era, 1920s, and 1930s). Wooster is a well-to-do bachelor, a minor aristocrat and member of the idle rich. He and his friends, who are mainly members of The Drones Club, are aided in all manner of societal adventures by the indispensable "gentleman's personal gentleman," Jeeves. Wodehouse drew the themes of his plots, which concern the entangled love lifes of the major characters, from classic...

Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill

Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill logoThe story of Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill and mother of Winston Churchill

Jericho (2005)

Jericho (2005) logoSet in London in 1958, this series of feature-length dramas stars Robert Lindsay as Detective Inspector Michael Jericho of Scotland Yard. Jericho is the Fabian of this reality, an accomplished detective enjoying celebrity status. He is assisted by faithful friend and colleague Detective Sergeant Clive Harvey (David Troughton) and the young and ambitious Detective Constable John Caldicott (Ciaran McMenamin). The series reflects the turbulent times of social upheaval of metropolitan Britain in the late 1950s, and is brought lovingly to life, with period costumes, vehicles and buildings.

Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson logoJim Davidson OBE (born James Charles Davidson on 13 December 1953) is an English comedian, actor and television presenter. He has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to entertainment, particularly of British service personnel in conflict zones. Davidson found his way into show business, when as a regular in a pub in Woolwich, he undertook an act after the regular comedian hadn’t turned up. He then became a regular on the London comedy circuit, and first auditioned for Opportunity Knocks in 1975, unsuccessfully; he was told by Hughie Green to "go away". His audition for New Faces was more successful, and he proceeded to win the show by one point, and then to come second in the overall contest. His success was quickly followed by many more appearances on ...

Joanna Lumley's Nile

Joanna Lumley's Nile logoJoanna Lumley goes on the trip of a lifetime - exploring the longest river in the world, the River Nile, from sea to source. Surprisingly, much of the journey’s first leg is by train. She’s following the world’s longest river from the sea to the source – 4,000 miles away. “It would take us for ever to do it by boat,” she explains, so politely it would be rude to argue this was the point.

Joanna Lumleys Greek Odyssey

Joanna Lumleys Greek Odyssey logoJoanna Lumley sets out to explore one of the most diverse and surprising countries in Europe, where much of western civilisation began. On her odyssey, Joanna encounters both the ancient and modern aspects of Greece, touching on how the origins of drama, democracy, science, philosophy and medicine can be found here, and how they have left an enduring legacy on the fabric of our everyday life.

Joe 90

Joe 90 logoNine year-old Joe McClaine becomes the "Most Special Agent" of the World Intelligence Network thanks to a device called the BIG RAT (Brain Impulse Galvanoscope - Record And Transfer) capable of recording the brain patterns of one person and transferring them to another.

Johnny and the Dead

Johnny and the Dead logoIf you start seeing dead people, you may have a problem... After they hear their cemetery is going to be sold as a building site, Johnny certainly has. Especially since the dead want him to stop it. And the dead are getting restless. They are not going to take this lying down; especially since it's almost Halloween... What are cemeteries for anyway? What can anyone do about anything? Will Johnny be able to stop the juggernaut of Policy and Commerce (and be in bed by ten)

Just a Gigolo

Just a Gigolo logoWelcome to the Just a Gigolo guide at TV Tome. "Nick Brim resigns from his job as a comprehensive-school teacher and falls, accidentally, into a new career when a middle-aged woman, Marge Payne, mistakes him for her paid escort and gives him £100 for his troubles. Nick becomes a reluctant and most definitely virginal but nonetheless successful gigolo, donning the dinner-jacket, black bow tie, shiny shoes and cuff-links to step out on the town with those who require his services. It certainly brings in the money, and he needs it, having to pay the rent on the flat he shares with his brother Simon, who has been made redundant from his job. Simon duly encourages his sibling's new career”until, eventually, Nick joins an agency”but all this proves problematic to Nick who lusts after a beau...

Just Henry

Just Henry logoMichelle Magorian's critically acclaimed novel Just Henry comes to life this Christmas, with a stellar cast including Bafta nominated actress Sheila Hancock. Growing up is never easy and Henry finds himself the only child in an unsettled household with World War II still a fresh memory. Haunted by his father's death and his mother's remarriage, he escapes through his passion for film. When his father's war medal is posted to him, Henry decides to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. But is Henry prepared for the truth? Full of mystery and charm, Just Henry is the story of one boy's discovery that will alter his family's life forever.
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