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The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel logoA series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set in 1793 during the French Revolution. It stars Richard E. Grant as the hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his eponymous alter ego. The first series also starred Elizabeth McGovern as his wife Marguerite and Martin Shaw as the Pimpernel's archrival, Paul Chauvelin. Robespierre was played by Ronan Vibert. It was filmed in the Czech Republic and scored by a Czech composer, Michal Pavlíček.

The Scheme

The Scheme logoAn observed documentary series following the dramatic and often emotional highs and lows of daily life for six different families all living in one large housing scheme in Kilmarnock. From parents battling to keep their kids on the straight and narrow to people fighting for community projects, the series offers a snapshot of life in modern day Scotland. Marvin and his dog Bullet are reunited with an old flame while another family struggle to deal with one of their children being jailed. Single mum Kay decides to take in three of her teenage daughter's friends.

The Search for the Nile

The Search for the Nile logoThe Nile's source was the last great mystery for European explorers in the 19th century. The story of its discovery is one of heroism in the service of faith, greed, and obsession.

The Secret of Crickley Hall

The Secret of Crickley Hall logoA couple move to Crickley Hall a year after their son goes missing and supernatural events begin to take place, which makes Eve feel the house is somehow connected to her lost son.

The Secret Of Drawing

The Secret Of Drawing logoThis four part series, presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, explores how drawing has shaped our lives. Join him to discover the history of drawing and its relevance to the modern world.

The Sheriffs Are Coming

The Sheriffs Are Coming logoA look at the work of high court enforcement officers, also known as sheriffs, as they strive to retrieve cash for members of the public that are owed money

The Silence

The Silence logoThe Silence merges the thriller genre with a family drama. When DCI Jim Edwards takes on the homicide investigation of a murdered policewoman, he has no idea how it is going to impact on his relationship with his family. When it transpires that his deaf niece, Amelia, witnessed the murder it puts huge pressure on Jim; he decides to withhold Amelia as a formal witness to protect her, but Jim struggles to make headway with the case whilst keeping Amelia's identity a secret.

The Singing Detective

The Singing Detective logoThe best-known work of celebrated TV dramatist Dennis Potter, The Singing Detective is actually the second of a trilogy of series by Potter using the device of lip-synching to well-known recordings of popular music. The first, set in the 1930s, was Pennies from Heaven (1978), the third, set during the 1956 Suez Crisis, was Lipstick on Your Collar (1993). The Singing Detective focusses musically on the 1940s. (Much earlier, Potter had briefly used lip-synching in his 1969 play for ITV, Moonlight on the Highway.) There are four mutually interfering narrative strands in The Singing Detective. First is the hospital-ward story, described by Potter as a "sitcom", which owes a certain debt to an earlier play, Emergency--Ward 9 (itself a satirical reaction to the popular hospital soap opera of tha...

The Slavery Business

The Slavery Business logoDocu-Drama series origionally show on BBC 2 takes a fresh look at the slave trade. From the human cost to its modern legacy, it reveals different aspects of Britain's involvement within the worlds first global buisness. The series includes a drama about Henry Lascelles, one of the most successful slave traders of the eighteenth century, titled How To Make A Million From Slavery, and two drama-documentaries, Sugar Dynasty and Breaking The Chains.
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