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Cuckoo Sister

Cuckoo Sister logoThe emotionally sterile life of a middle-class family is shattered when a teenage girl arrives, claiming to be their missing daughter who was snatched from her pram as a baby.

Cutting It

Cutting It logoAllie Henshall (Sarah Parish) and Gavin Ferraday (Jason Merrells) are partners in love and business. They own Henshall Ferraday hair salon, where Allie's sisters Darcey (Angela Griffin) and Sydney (Sian Reeves) work alongside them. As Allie and Gavin consider taking over a vacant property across the road, they are rocked by the news that a rival hairdresser has bought it. To make matters worse, Allie discovers that the new salon, Blade Runner, is run by her ex, Finn, and his wife, Mia Bevan (Amanda Holden). Finn fathered the child Allie claimed to have aborted. He left her when he found out she was pregnant, but he's back in town to try and woo Allie.

Dad's Army

Dad's Army logoIntoducing the Walmington-On-Sea home guard, a bunch of hapless old and young men who have kept people all over the world very amused for the past thirty seven years. Creator/Writers David Croft and Jimmy Perry made each episode of Dad's Army as funny as the previous one, with an element of humour which has survived decades. It has the most memorable catch phrases of any sitcom and due to our fondness of it, it's probably the most re-run show ever. The BBC keep an episode of it queued up incase of a fault at TV centre and it even successfully invaded the big screen with a memorable, well loved Dad's Army feature film made by Columbia pictures.

Dalziel And Pascoe

Dalziel And Pascoe logoDalziel, Superintendent Andrew, and Inspector Peter Pascoe Hill's Yorkshire detectives are another entry in a long line of excellent British police procedural's, a subgenre that may more truly define the British mystery than the so-called cozy. Dalziel (pronounced, according to the author, "Deeell"), is middle-aged, fat, and a realist to the point just short of being a cynic. He is shrewd and a top-notch investigator. Pascoe is younger, college educated, and on the way up. A sergeant when we meet him, he is a detective chief inspector in the most recent book. He's married and has one child. The series is given a certain edge by the fact that, while the men work well together and respect each others abilities, they are not bosom buddies in the manner of so many detective teams. While workin...

Dark Season

Dark Season logoWritten by Russell T Davies, Dark Season centres around a normal English school, but all is not what it seems... For the machinations of the mysterious Mr Eldritch are at work. A shades-wearing, bleached-blonde millionaire, he arrives at the school claiming to be its benefactor; donating computers to every student. Investigating Eldritch is the ever-inquisitive, wise beyond her years third former Marcie, who with her fifth form friends, Reet and Thom, uncovers a plot to that doesn't just threaten the pupils of the school, but the whole human race! With Eldritch exposed, it is hoped that things will return to normal, but Marcie, Tom and Reet arrive back at the school to find a team of blonde archaeologists digging up the playing field. But since when, as Marcie points out, have archaeolog...

David Copperfield

David Copperfield logoDavid Copperfield is born shortly after the death of his father. Great aunt Betsey arrives for the event, eagerly anticipating a girl. Thwarted in her wishes, she leaves in disgust, never to return. Young David has a happy childhood, with a memorable visit to his nanny Peggotty's relatives, who live in a ship house on the coast. On his return, he finds his mother has married Mr. Murdstone, a paranoid disciplinarian. When David bites Murdstone during a beating, the boy is sent to a boarding school run by the severe Mr. Creakle. There, he falls under the protection of Steerforth, an older student. The school is the least of Murdstone's torments, for when David's mother dies the stepfather sends him to work at a sweatshop in London. Again, David finds a patron -- this time Mr. Micawber, a pro...

David Copperfield (1986)

David Copperfield (1986) logoA miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic, following David Copperfield's life starting from his idyllic childhood and continuing through to adulthood.

Day Of The Triffids

Day Of The Triffids logoJohn Wyndham's deeply humanistic stories were a popular choice for television in the 1980s. ITV developed Chocky in 1984, and three years earlier the BBC turned in this successful six-part adaptation of The Day of the Triffids. Wyndham's classic tale of evil plants taking over the world had been filmed before, as a melodramatic movie in 1963. The TV version was more low-key, almost sober in its approach, bringing out the author's main theme of mankind's response to a holocaust.

Deadly 60

Deadly 60 logoWildlife presenter Steve Backshall tracks down 60 of the world's deadliest animals.

Dear Green Place

Dear Green Place logoSet amongst the green grass of Glasgow, Dear Green Place takes a snapshot of life amongst the parkies and shows the comical reality behind an innocent stroll in the park. From a bone idle horse to unrequited love. he two parkies featured in Dear Green Place, Riordin and McAllister, are played by Paul Riley and Paul Blair. The park keeper, Mr Henderson is played by Ford Kiernan. Wallace and Woody, the two junior parkies are played by Martin Docherty and Johnny Austin. Stable girl Michelle, and café assistant Tina, played by River City stars Jenny Ryan and Carmen Pieraccini respectively. The park lecturer Martin Toner is played by Michael MacKenzie.
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