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Sherlock Holmes (1965)

Sherlock Holmes (1965) logoSherlock Holmes (alternately Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes) was a series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company BBC between 1965 and 1968. In 1964, an adaptation of "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" was commissioned as a pilot for a twelve part series of Sherlock Holmes stories. Douglas Wilmer was cast as Holmes and Nigel Stock as Watson. Peter Cushing was approached to take over the role of Sherlock Holmes for the 1968 series. Only 6 Episodes survived.

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars logoThe Baker Street Irregulars investigate as several of their members go missing, while also trying to prevent Sherlock Holmes — who is undergoing a personal crisis — being convicted of murder.


Shetland logoWhen a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the Shetland community is intrigued to know if it’s an ancient find or a contemporary mystery. And when an elderly woman is shot on her land in a tragic accident, Perez and his team find themselves at the centre of two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness has divided the surrounding community.

Ships that Changed the World

Ships that Changed the World logoMention Belfast’s shipbuilding industry and most people immediately think of the Titanic, but it was just one of nearly 2,000 vessels to come from Harland & Wolff; once the greatest shipyard in the world. BBC Northern Ireland tells the untold story of how Belfast at the fringe of the industrial revolution single-handedly transformed world maritime history in Ships That Changed The World. In this compelling three-part series Colonel Tim Collins embarks on an epic voyage through a century and a half of the yard’s global impact, revealing the characters and personalities that drove the shipyard into the headlines, two world wars, and the centre of a commercial transatlantic shipping race that would lead to both triumph and tragedy. Using an inventory of visual techniques including film...

Silent Witness

Silent Witness logoSilent Witness follows the work of forensic pathologist Dr. Sam Ryan, played by Amanda Burton. The series was created by an ex-police officer, Nigel McCrery - who has also published five Silent Witness novels based on the series, entitled: Silent Witness (1996) Strange Screams Of Death (1997) The Spider's Web (1998) Faceless Strangers (2001) In Search Of Evil (2003) In the sixth series in 2002, Sam was joined by two more pathologists - Leo Dalton (William Gaminara) and Harry Cunningham (Tom Ward). In 2004, Amanda Burton left the series and Nikki Alexander joined the team, played by Emilia Fox.


Silk logoMaxine Peake is Martha Costello, in her thirties, single, passionate and a defence barrister applying for silk. Innocent until proven guilty are four words she lives by. But how does this fundamental principle stand up to examination by clients who are sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes evil? Martha is faced with challenging cases and surprising clients. Her beliefs and prejudices, her conscience and her faith in the criminal justice system are tested to the limit over the course of the series. Joining Martha is Clive Reader, played by Rupert Penry-Jones. He's funny, gifted and dangerous. The same age as Martha, they're called to the bar together. Both are applying for silk – how they perform in court is vital to this process and Clive knows how to play the game. Neil Stuke play...

Single Father

Single Father logoDave is facing the seemingly impossible job of bringing up four kids alone after the sudden death of his wife. And things get even more complicated when he falls in love with his wife's best friend, Sarah. Single Father asks how soon is too soon to fall in love again?

Single, Together, Whatever

Single, Together, Whatever logoBBC Switch series which follows a group of teenagers over a three month period as they share their most intimate thoughts and feelings about first loves, first times, make-ups and break-ups

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes logoPeter Cushing was no stranger to Sherlock Holmes when he inherited the role from Douglas Wilmer in the 1968 BBC TV series having previously played the character in the 1959 Hammer film version of 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. Originally conceived as a big budget production the series ran to 16 episodes and adapted 15 of Conan Doyle's short stories and novels.

Sister Wendy's - Story of Painting

Sister Wendy's - Story of Painting logoBy the inimitable Sister Wendy Becket. It is one of the most readable art history books I've ever seen (and I've seen quite a few ). Other than that, it's a beautiful book, crammed full of color prints. Before this book was published, I would have chosen TAML, but I much prefer Sister Wendy's positive, enthusiastic comments. AML includes, as I'm sure I have mentioned before, too many references to the dark side of artist's lives for my tastes, but it does have some nice, convenient charts. On the other had, the lovely Sister has some wonderful point-by-point analyses of important paintings. Both have nudes.
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