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Blood. Season 1

Cat Hogan is forced to confront her past when the sudden 'accidental' death of her mother, Mary, draws her back to the family she has spent the last ten years trying to avoid. Now, this uncomfortable reunion awakens sinister demons from the past and shines a suspicious light on her mother's death. However much she wants to believe her death was innocent, her suspicions start to mount against her father when she begins to notice discrepancies in his stories

London kills. Season 1

Veteran DI David Bradford heads an elite murder squad, but he's been on leave following the unexplained disappearance of his wife. In his absence, ambitious DS Vivienne Cole has been leading the investigations, and when Bradford returns to work, the two clash over their methods. Despite the tension, Bradford and Cole strive to solve complex crimes. The only case David can't crack is the most personal to him until one of their investigations uncovers evidence linked to his missing wife

Sando . Season 1

Charismatic but conceited Victoria 'Sando' Sandringham made a name for herself as the 'package deal queen' of her furniture empire. But after an outrageous indiscretion at the wedding of her daughter, Susie, Sando's family cut her out of their lives. Ten years later, Sando is being forced out of her company, too. With nowhere to go, she tries to worm her way back into her family's good graces, but they have problems of their own. As tension builds in the household, can Sando win back her family?

Keeping Faith. Season 1

Filmed back-to-back in Welsh and English, the series tells the story of lawyer, wife, and mother, Faith as she fights to find the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her husband, Evan. She comes to discover that her beautiful, idyllic coastal hometown harbors many dark secrets that threaten the lives of Faith and her family

Winter. The complete series

A gripping Australian murder mystery series

Bang. Season 1

Loner Sam and his ambitious sister, Gina, live in a decaying steel town in South Wales. Since the death of their father twelve years earlier, the two have taken divergent paths. Gina has a promising career in the police force, but Sam's life is going nowhere, until one day he gets his hands on a gun. Emboldened by newfound confidence, he begins to commit increasingly daring crimes

The sounds

Set against the stunning Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand, this twisty thriller follows a married couple looking to start a new life. But when Maggie joins her husband, Tom, in an idyllic small town halfway around the world, their reunion proves short-lived. As Maggie discovers Tom's secrets, she begins to plumb the dark depths of paradise

Rebecka Martinsson. Season 1

When a childhood friend suddenly dies, Rebecka Martinsson returns home to the north of Kiruna. But not everything is what it seems

The South Westerlies

To land a big promotion, environmental consultant Kate Ryan agrees to an unusual assignment: going undercover in a small West Cork town to quell objections to a new wind farm. However, Kate has a complicated history with Carrigeen, having spent a formative time in her youth there. When she returns to town, pretending to be on vacation with her teenage son, she quickly sees that opposition to the project is fierce. And after running into an estranged friend and an old flame, Kate realizes this assignment might very well blow up in her face

Family business. Season 1

When mother and daughter Astrid and Audrey -- lawyers specializing in family law -- make the perilous decision to work together, they deal with clients from a divorcing couple fighting over their bulldog to shady fertility trade dealings. Additionally, all the women in the firm have complicated lives which threatens the peace of the business

Cold call. Season 1

After single mother June receives a fateful phone call, she takes increasingly desperate measures to salvage her family's future in this dark thriller. Finding herself the victim of a scam that wipes out her savings, June tries to hunt down those responsible with the help of an old flame

Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile

While vacationing in Egypt, Poirot intervenes when a jilted woman harasses her former friend and ex-boyfriend, but their Nile River cruise turns deadly nonetheless

The nest

A suspenseful Scottish drama about a wealthy couple who would do anything to have a baby. After a chance encounter, they recruit a down-on-her-luck eighteen-year-old to be a surrogate, but secrets emerge about the girl's past that could make them regret their deal

Agatha Raisin. Season 1

Based on the beloved character created by M.C. Beaton. Agatha, public relations specialist, moves from London to the small village of Carsley, hoping for a quieter, simpler life. She soon finds her dreams dashed when she becomes a murder suspect after entering a quiche-making competition

Miss Fisher & the crypt of tears

Glamorous lady detective Phryne Fisher returns in a cinematic sequel to the wildly popular TV series. In 1929 Jerusalem, Phryne's rescue of a young Bedouin girl leads her on a globe-trotting adventure to uncover priceless treasures, wartime secrets, and an ancient tomb bearing a terrible curse, with the help of handsome detective Jack Robinson

Deadwater fell. Season 1

Tom and his wife, Kate, have a seemingly perfect life in their small Scottish community. Until one night, when a fire ravages Tom and Kate's home, and the police make a disturbing discovery that rocks the town

Gold digger. Season 1

On her 60th birthday, Julia hits it off with handsome young Benjamin. But their whirlwind romance is marred by the disapproval of Julia's adult children. Does Benjamin truly love her, or is he the gold digger her family believes him to be?

Balthazar. Season 1

Suave, smart, and somewhat strange, Raphaël Balthazar can make the dead speak like no one else. As a forensic pathologist in Paris, he works with chief inspector Hélène Bach to solve the city's most disturbing crimes. But there's one case that continues to haunt him, the murder of his wife over a decade ago

The Good Karma Hospital. Season 1

Wanting a fresh start after a broken relationship and a stressful job in the UK, Dr. Ruby Walker takes a job in India. Although she applied to work at a new urban clinic, Ruby ends up at the overcrowded and underfunded Good Karma Hospital run by the formidable Dr. Lydia Fonseca. As she adjusts to her new life in rural india, Ruby slowly realizes that the hospital may be more than the rundown medical outpost it appears to be

Mystery Road. Season 1

When two boys disappear from a remote cattle station, local police sergeant Emma James calls in Indigenous detective Jay Swan to help find out what happened. As Emma and Jay butt heads over their conflicting methods, the unexpected arrival of Jay's troubled daughter only inflames the tension. But when their investigation uncovers other crimes haunting the backwater town, the detectives must look to the past to get justice in the present

Finding Joy . Season 1

Routine-loving Joy is having a tough time after a messy breakup with her live-in boyfriend, Aidan. Then a promotion forces her to step out of her comfort zone as she replaces her network's star vlogger. The job sends Joy to unusual places where people find bliss: wrestling matches, wellness retreats, hot yoga, and more, all while filming her discomfort. But despite the new gig and help from her free-spirited roommate, Joy can't seem to get over Aidan

Dead still. Season 1

"Memorial photographer Brock Blennerhasset makes a living out of photographing the dead in Victorian Ireland. With the help of his sharp-witted niece Nancy, and eager new assistant, Conall Molloy, Blennerhasset commemorates the recently deceased for grieving families. But when a series of murders threatens to sully Blennerhasset's reputation, a tenacious detective Frederick Regan drags him into an investigation of Dublin's criminal underbelly. With a killer on the loose and a black-market trade of illicit pictures growing eve more dangerous, will Blennerhasset save his job or end up as dead as one of his subjects? Set within the fascinating historical period of postmortem portraiture, this darkly comic series blends murder mystery with delightfully macabre humor." --container

The Sommerdahl murders. Season 1

DCI Dan Sommerdahl investigates murders in a lovely Danish coastal town with his best friend, Detective Flemming Torp, and his wife, Marianne, a criminal technician. But Dan's years of devotion to the job have hurt his marriage, and with Marianne wanting a divorce, Dan discovers his rival for her affections is none other than his best friend. And they all must still work together to solve crimes

The Brokenwood mysteries. Season 1

Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories--and animosities--run deep. He's an experienced cop with a 1971 "classic" car, a collection of country music cassettes, and an indeterminate number of ex-wives. The new woman in his life is his assistant, Detective Constable Kristin Sims a by-the-book investigator nearly twenty years younger than her boss's car, who quickly has to get used to his lone-wolf ways

Marcella. Season 1

An emotionally damaged ex-police detective goes back on the job after her seemingly happy marriage falls apart to investigate a serial killer

Patrick Melrose

Chronicling the hilarious highs and devastating lows of his tumultuous life, this blackly humorous drama follows Patrick from his childhood trauma at the hands of an abusive father and neglectful mother, to the peak of his heroin addiction, and his attempts to stay sober and support his family

Pitching in. Season 1

Daffodil Dunes is a cozy camping-park community on the scenic and serene north Wales coast. When owner Frank announces that he plans to sell the park to an enticing estate agent, his strong-willed daughter, Carys sets out to change his mind, in this endearing family drama

The simple heist. Season 1

When two women find themselves overlooked and underappreciated as they face their older years, they resort to drastic measures to get payback. Jenny is a teacher struggling to stay afloat during a messy divorce, while her best friend, gastroenterologist Cecilia, has financial problems from a failed stock investment. After Cecilia learns of a bank robbery plan from a dying patient, she convinces Jenny that a crime spree is just what they need to take control of their lives

Vidago Palace. Season 1

In 1936 Portugal, the opulent Vidago Palace hotel is a haven for Europe's elite from the Spanish Civil War erupting across the border. Beautiful young aristocrat Carlota arrives at the resort to plan her wedding to the wealthy Cesar, which will save her family from bankruptcy. But her heart is preoccupied with thoughts of Pedro, the handsome son of the hotel's concierge

A discovery of witches. Season 1

Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires

The heart guy. Season 1

Hugh Knight is a renowned heart surgeon in Sydney, who believes he can live outside the rules. But after an incident involving drugs and alcohol, he is banned from surgery. Forced to work as a local doctor, Hugh retreats to rural Wyhope, his rarely visited hometown, which, he assumes, will be distraction-free. He couldn't be more wrong

Murdoch mysteries . Season 1

In the 1890's, Detective William Murdoch adopts modern techniques like 'finger marks' and forensics to track Toronto's most sinister killers. Though derided by his skeptical boss, Murdoch finds friends and allies in a lovely pathologist and an eager-to-learn constable. Along the way they cross paths with some of the era's most famous figures, including Nikola Tesla, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Prince Alfred

Jack Irish . Season 1

Jack Irish, is a brooding antihero of Australia. Reeling in the wake of his wife's murder, the former lawyer has reinvented himself as a part-time private investigator and full-time alcoholic, intent on drowning his demons. When an old client dies after leaving Jack several frantic voicemails, the PI realizes he can't outrun or out-drink his past. Jack returns to the world that took everything away from him: a seedy place of lowlifes, corruption, violence, and retribution

A place to call home . Season 1

Set in rural Australia in the years following World War II, this beautifully acted, sharply written series follows the fortunes of a woman returning home after spending two decades abroad

Dear murderer. Season 1

Filled with humor, wit, and moral dilemmas, this raucous drama tells the true story of New Zealand's most controversial lawyer, Mike Bungay. In a high-profile career that begins in the 1960s and spans decades, he successfully defends alleged murderers, spies, and gang members, but he can't escape his own inner demons

Vera. Season 1

Based on the Award-Winning novels by Ann Cleeves, about a cantankerous but brilliant detective

Janet King. Season 1 : the enemy within

Janet King, a senior crown prosecutor, returns to work after maternity leave to find her workplace even more demanding than when she left. She quickly becomes involved in a high-profile and controversial case, and makes several enemies in her search for the truth

Agatha Christie : The witness for the prosecution

In 1920s London, brutal and bloodthirsty murder has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and rich Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily's dedicated housekeeper Janet Mcintyre stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence

The disappearance

When the Morels' seventeen-year-old daughter Lea fails to return home after a night out celebrating her birthday, the family is unexpectedly thrown into their worst nightmare. Mother Florence tries to remain strong for her other children, while father Julien begins an investigation of his own

Foyle's war. Season 1.

English Detective Christopher Foyle solves crimes on the home front while he reluctantly sits out on World War II

William & Mary . The complete collection. Season 1

She brings people into the world (midwife), he ushers them out (undertaker), but for this unconventional pair, love is the greatest journey of all. A slightly jaded, but ever hopeful couple looking to finally get it right. From the minute they meet, the demands of family and their unpredictable professions keep things complicated. But they find that, like birth and death, love is a force that won't be denied

Mr. & Mrs. Murder. Season 1

Charlie and Nicola Buchanan are a pair of crime-scene cleaners with a knack for solving mysteries. As they go about their work, they discover clues the police overlook. This warm and witty whodunit from Down Under is sure to please mystery and comedy fans alike

Case histories . Season 1

Follows private investigator Jackson Brodie as he investigates a variety of crimes and problems in Edinburgh, Scotland

Secret state

A British deputy prime minister is thrown into a world of political machinations and conspiracy he never knew existed

George Gently . Season 1

Chief Inspector George Gently and Detective Sergeant John Bacchus investigate crimes

The Accused. Seasons 1 & 2

One by one, defendants are led into court to face their fate. Willy and Frankie, Helen and Liam, family man Kenny and seventeen-year-old Stephen are ordinary people, or so it seems. Are they innocent or guilty? Will the jury make the right decision? From the writer of Cracker and The Street, winner of two international Emmys, the British anthology series pulls viewers in as the tension builds

Doctor Zhivago

One of the world's most famous love stories and half a century of Russian history come to life in this adaptation of Pasternak's masterpiece. War and revolution bring poet and physician Yury Zhivago together with the beautiful Lara, his muse and all-consuming passion. But both are hunted, Yury by guilt over his betrayal of Tonya, his beloved wife, and Lara by fear of Komarovsky, the powerful man who means to have her any way he can

Jack Taylor . Season 1

"Self-destructive, pigheaded, and overfond of the bottle, Jack Taylor ... is a forty-something ex-cop trying to earn a living as a private detective in his native Galway. Taylor has burned a lot of bridges, but he still has a knack for uncovering ugly truths. In his new trade, Taylor finds evil at every turn: the serial murders of young female factory workers, a vicious vigilante group executing summary justice, and a sadistic nun dubbed "Lucifer" by her former charges"--Container

Garrow's law. Season 1

The true tale of William Garrow, who acted as council for the accused, introducing the 'innocent until proven guilty' theory to London's Old Bailey

A mind to kill. Season 1

Intricate plots, strongly drawn characters, and gritty authenticity mark this riveting Welsh drama series. An old-school cop tackles disturbing modern crimes in six feature-length mysteries

Dr. Willoughby

Joanna Lumley stars as Donna Sinclair, an actress desperately clinging to her fading career. On her sleazy daytime soap, Sinclair plays the competent and compassionate Dr. Willoughby. Off-screen, Sinclair is a holy terror - conniving, vain, and utterly insincere

Above suspicion . Season 1

On her first day on the job, rookie detective Anna Travis throws up at a crime scene and faints at a postmortem. Does she have what it takes to succeed in what's still mostly a man's world? Above Suspicion: For eight years, someone has been murdering women, following the same brutal ritual each time. The Red Dahlia: A young woman's body is found by the Thames, horribly mutilated and drained of blood

Injustice

When successful London barrister William Travers suffers a nervous breakdown, he moves his family and practice to rural Suffolk. Called upon to defend an old friend, he is caught up in a conspiracy that stretches far beyond the courtroom. James Purefoy stars in a taut, engrossing thriller from the creator of Foyle's War

Upstairs downstairs : Season 1

Entire first season on 4 videodiscs

Lillie

Portrays the acclaimed British actress and courtesan Lillie Langtry from the blush of youth to the blight of old age. At a time when society expected women to be docile and demure, Lillie posed for celebrity endorsements, conducted her own business affairs, and paid her first husband to keep his distance. Even more scandalously, she openly entertained a string of lovers among Europe's elite, including the very married Prince of Wales

Midsomer murders. Secrets and spies

A mysterious creature is killing sheep in Midsomer County, but it soon moves on to larger prey

Midsomer murders. : Echoes of the dead

Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby and Detective Sergeant Ben Jones investigate a string of murders that imitate murder cases from the past

Wallis & Edward

In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world and Wallis has since been demonized as the woman who stole the King of England. Wallis and Edward presents these events from Wallis's point of view. The drama follows the beginning of their affair, when Edward was the playboy Prince of Wales and Wallis was married to Ernest Simpson. When Wallis and Ernest finally divorce, the fear that Edward will seek to marry this American commoner builds toward a showdown, with even Wallis urging him to accept reality and let her go

Poldark. 1970s series. Season 1

Follows the fortunes of the dashing Ross Poldark in 18th century Cornwall

Camelot

Filmed at New York's Winter Garden Theater in 1982, the classic story of King Arthur and the love triangle between him, his wife, Queen Guenevere, and his best friend Lancelot

Jane Eyre

An orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt is sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls

Marple : A Pocket full of rye

Presents four episodes of the television series starring Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple

Marple : The mirror crack'd from side to side

Miss Marple solves mysteries set against a rich background of grand English estates, gorgeous scenery, and post-WWII period detail

The queen : a dramatic portrait of one of the world's most powerful women

From her rise to the throne in 1952 to dealing with prime ministers, ex-daughters-in-law, and even Camilla, view the life of Elizabeth, Queen of England. Episodes include Sisters; Us and Them; The Rivals; The Enemy Within; and How Do You Solve a Problem Like Camilla? Contains actual footage and interviews

Lytton's diary : complete collection

Gossip columnist Lytton strives to expose the hidden side of the lives of the high and mighty

Traffik

"From the fields of Pakistan through the docks of Hamburg to the halls of London's power elite, this epic drama crosses continents and cultures to portray the dark and dangerous world of international drug smuggling. The intersecting stories of vivid characters-- a British minister with a drug-addicted daughter, the wife of a German businessman whose husband is arrested for drug trafficking, and a Pakistani farmer struggling to live off his land-- spin a powerful web of intrigue and emotion"--AcornMedia WWW page

The last detective . Season 1. Volume 1 and 2

Detective Constable 'Dangerous' Davies is the odd man out in his small London police station. He cracks the tough cases anyway, with old-fashioned investigative work rather than violent confrontation

First among equals

Beginning in 1964, this television drama follows the careers of four members of Parliament from their backbench days through 20-plus years of alliances and betrayals, triumphs and reversals. Each man aims to become prime minister-- but only one will succeed

Edward the King

Though he waited nearly 60 years to become king, and reigned for only nine, Edward VII changed the British monarchy forever. Derided by his mother, Queen Victoria, as frivolous and untrustworthy, Edward was in fact a skillful, determined diplomat who longed to be useful to his country. This miniseries dramatizes his life from frustrated prince and inveterate philanderer to loving father and respected statesman

Cousin Bette

A spinster gets revenge on her cousin's family by enlisting the help of a beautiful woman, after they take away the only man that mattered to her
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