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Return to Treasure Island

Return to Treasure Island logoIn this continuation of the classic "Treasure Island" tale that takes place ten years later, an adult Jim Hawkins meets up again with an older--but not necessarily wiser--Long John Silver.

Rik Mayall Presents

Rik Mayall Presents logoShowcasing the talent and versatility of it's star Rik Mayall, Rik Mayall Presents comprises six episodes of dark humour spread over two series , where he plays such diverse roles as a paranoid TV show host, an uncontrollable liar who pretends to be a gangster and a man on a date who is trapped in a cycle of escalating comic violence!

Rising Damp

Rising Damp logoWelcome to the Rising Damp guide at TV Tome. Rumour has it that somewhere deep in the rain forests of South America, there still exist undiscovered tribes of people completely cut off from civilisation, untouched by technology, and oblivious to the existence of the great world beyond the waterfall. If this is so, then these people are quite possibly the only humans on the entire planet that have never stood with hands on hips, nodded their heads vigorously back and forth and uttered the line "Yes, Miss Jones." Certainly everyone else, however, has. Such is the legendary status of one miserly, prejudiced, scheming and generally unlikeable bed-sit landlord called Rigsby. Rising Damp originated as a script for a stage play, The Banana Box, in 1970. It's author, Eric Chappell, was inspired by ...

Road Warriors

Road Warriors logoRoad Warriors is a documentary series which takes a look at the reality of the soldiers who have to face the terrain and Taliban attacks in their efforts to supply British bases all over Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Robbie Coltrane: B-Road Britain

Robbie Coltrane: B-Road Britain logoRobbie Coltrane has set himself a unique challenge to discover a side of Britain that most people never see: the countryside, the events and the people that can only be found by venturing away from the tourist fast-track and onto the narrow, winding, back roads of Britain. His mission is to take stock of a nation, to unearth the unconventional and the traditional. Is Britain’s once-famous eccentricity alive and well behind the increasingly Americanised and bland veneer of modern society? Coltrane is determined to uncover what it is that the British do, who they are and what makes them singularly British. At the wheel of a delightful, if somewhat unreliable, 1950s sports car, Coltrane’s beautifully authored journey is an audiovisual treat.

Robin of Sherwood

Robin of Sherwood logoFantasy-drama series by Richard Carpenter based on the Robin Hood legend. of Loxley, also called 'The Hooded Man' lives with his friends in the forests of Sherwood. They fight against the Normandic rulers who oppress the population of the region, especially Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin of Loxley was succeeded by Robert of Huntingdon, a renegade nobleman, at the beginning of season three. By gaining the trust of the other members of the group and living his life as Robin would have, he soon proves himself as a worthy successor. This adaptation of the Robin Hood legend leans heavily on mystic and magic. This is also reinforced by the soundtrack of the Irish band Clannad.

Robin's Nest

Robin's Nest logoThroughout his years sharing a flat (in hit sitcom Man About the House), cookery student Robin Tripp (Richard O’Sullivan) dreamed of opening a little place of his own. Now at last, his dream project – a restaurant called Robin’s Nest – is about to become a reality. Now settled down, Robin lives with his girlfriend Vicky (Tessa Wyatt), but as much as they love each other, they still can’t agree on one thing – he wants to get married and she doesn’t. Throwing another spanner in the works is Vicky’s divorced father James Nicholls (Tony Britton). He thoroughly disapproves of Robin and the fact that he’s living in sin with his daughter. Since he owns both the Fulham flat that Robin and Vicky live in and the empty restaurant underneath, he’s well-placed to exert a bit of mor...

Rock Follies

Rock Follies logoRock Follies, and its sequel, Rock Follies of '77, was a comedy musical drama shown on British television in the mid-1970s. The storyline, over 12 episodes and two series, followed the ups and downs of a fictional female rock band called the "Little Ladies" as they struggled for recognition and success. The series starred Rula Lenska, Charlotte Cornwell and Julie Covington as the Little Ladies, with support from Emlyn Price, Beth Porter, Sue Jones-Davies, Stephen Moore and Little Nell among others. The series was made with a very low budget for Thames Television, with a style inspired by fringe theatre.

Ronnie Corbett's Comedy Britain

Ronnie Corbett's Comedy Britain logoBrand new two-part series in which national treasure Ronnie Corbett takes a very personal trip through the subject of British comedy, looking back at his extraordinary 60-year career and meeting up with his own favourite comics to share laughs and compare notes about the world of comedy.

Rosemary and Thyme

Rosemary and Thyme logoMeet Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two amateur green-fingered sleuths who came together through a mutual love of plants and troubled social lives. Together they start a new life as a gardening business, tackling horticultural problems for anybody who requires help. Mystery however is never very far behind them, and as soon as they start a new assignment they soon discover plots and conspiracies in-between the herbaceous borders. Nevertheless the dynamic and inquisitive duo tries to solve the murderous goings on, whilst dealing with problems a little closer to their profession. Welcome to the world of Rosemary and Thyme.
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