Top British TV movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Planet Earth: The Complete Collection on DVD Planet Earth: The Complete Collection
Synopsis
Narrated by David Attenborough, this Emmy-winning series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between, exploring the planet's most fascinating wildlife and challenging environments.
Cast
Cast
David Attenborough
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Science & Nature, TV Documentaries, British TV, United Kingdom, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, BBC, Discovery Channel, Science and Nature Documentaries
Rent Downton Abbey on DVD Downton Abbey
Synopsis
Exposing the snobbery, backbiting and machinations of a disappearing class system, this series chronicles the comings and goings of the upper-crust Crawley family and their assorted servants.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Thomas Howes, Rob James-Collier, Rose Leslie, Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Dramas, British TV, PBS
Rent Jane Austen's Persuasion on DVD Jane Austen's Persuasion
Synopsis
At 19, Anne Elliot (Sally Hawkins) fell in love with Frederick Wentworth (Rupert Penry-Jones) but broke off the engagement because he had neither rank nor money. Eight years later, when the eligible Frederick returns from sea with a fortune, Anne regrets her decision. She still loves Frederick, but she can only watch as he's pursued by every young woman in the district in this masterful adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic novel.
Cast
Cast
Sally Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones, Alice Krige, Anthony Head, Julia Davis, Michael Fenton Stevens, Mary Stockley, Peter Wight, Marion Bailey, Amanda Hale, Jennifer Higham, Rosamund Stephen, Stella Gonet, Sam Hazeldine
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, British TV, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Made-for-TV Movies, Period Pieces, United Kingdom, BBC, Foreign Regions
Rent Elizabeth I on DVD Elizabeth I
Synopsis
Emmy winner Helen Mirren portrays Queen Elizabeth I in this miniseries that explores the effect of the monarch's public role on her private life. Unable to wed the man she loves, Elizabeth later sets her sights on the earl's stepson.
Cast
Cast
Jeremy Irons, Helen Mirren, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Simon Woods, Patrick Malahide, Barbara Flynn, Jeremie Covillault, Diana Kent, Geoffrey Streatfield, John McEnery, Martin Savage
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, TV Miniseries, Biographies, Political Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, British TV, United Kingdom, Period Pieces
Rent State of Play on DVD State of Play
Synopsis
Powerful politico Stephen Collins (David Morrissey) is embroiled in a scandal when his research assistant dies in a freak accident and his former campaign manager Cal McAffrey (John Simm), now a reporter, realizes the incident may be linked to the death of a drug dealer. As McAffrey digs deeper, he uncovers a dangerous connection between government and big business in this conspiracy thriller from the BBC. Kelly Macdonald and Bill Nighy co-star.
Cast
Cast
David Morrissey, John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister, Amelia Bullmore, James McAvoy, Benedict Wong, Polly Walker, Michael Feast, Deborah Findlay
Director
Director
David Yates
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, British TV
Rent Extras on DVD Extras
Synopsis
Grasping hungrily for stardom, bit actor Andy Millman and his pal Maggie spend their days chasing after work as film and TV extras, while Andy shamelessly pushes his idea for a sitcom on anyone he can get to listen.
Cast
Cast
Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson, Shaun Pye
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV Comedies, British TV, United Kingdom, BBC
Rent Foyle's War on DVD Foyle's War
Synopsis
Set in the English coastal town of Hastings during World War II, this compelling crime drama follows police inspector Christopher Foyle, who discovers that crooks don't stop for anything -- not even war.
Cast
Cast
Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV, United Kingdom, ITV
Rent Prime Suspect on DVD Prime Suspect
Synopsis
Jane Tennison, a London homicide detective, finds her perps in the highest echelons of power while combating entrenched sexism on the job, trying to manage a rocky personal life and overcome her own self-doubts.
Cast
Cast
Helen Mirren
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV, PBS
Rent Galápagos on DVD Galápagos
Synopsis
Explore the fascinating world that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution with this visually stunning documentary from the BBC, narrated by Tilda Swinton. Created by volcanoes and located about 600 miles west of Ecuador, the isolated Galápagos Islands form an environment that supports a diversity of life not found anywhere else on earth. Learn about the history of the area, the amazing creatures that live there and Darwin's experiences on the islands.
Cast
Cast
Tilda Swinton
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, British TV, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic, BBC
Rent Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy on DVD Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Synopsis
In this TV miniseries, wily spy George Smiley is pulled out of retirement to investigate a senior official from his old agency who may be a double agent. It's up to Smiley to smoke him out without access to files that could aid in the capture.
Cast
Cast
Alec Guinness, Ian Richardson, Michael Aldridge, Bernard Hepton, Anthony Bate, Michael Jayston, Terence Rigby, George Sewell, Ian Bannen, Joss Ackland, Daniel Beecher, Nigel Stock, Thorley Walters, Stephen Earle, Hilary Minster, Frank Moorey, Siân Phillips
Director
Director
John Irvin
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Espionage Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, TV Miniseries, Dramas Based on the Book, British TV, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, Dramas Based on Bestsellers
Rent Sherlock on DVD Sherlock
Synopsis
In this updated take on Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved mystery tales, the eccentric sleuth prowls the streets of modern-day London in search of clues. At his side -- though hobbling -- is flatmate Dr. John Watson, fresh from the war in Afghanistan.
Cast
Cast
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Loo Brealey, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Mysteries, British TV, British TV Dramas, BBC, PBS
Rent Tipping the Velvet on DVD Tipping the Velvet
Synopsis
An unusual love story told in three episodes charts the course of Nan (Rachael Stirling), an ingénue who discovers a sexually charged world of male impersonators, actors and affluent women looking for female companionship in the usually controlled and corseted 1890s. She eventually takes up with a comely cross-dresser (Keeley Hawes) but soon learns she can only depend on herself. John Bowe, Jodhi May, Anna Chancellor and Hugh Bonneville co-star.
Cast
Cast
Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May, Hugh Bonneville, Johnny Vegas, Alexei Sayle, John Bowe, Sally Hawkins
Director
Director
Geoffrey Sax
Genres
Genres
Drama, British TV, LGBT, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Lesbian, TV Miniseries, BBC, Period Pieces
Rent The Railway Children on DVD The Railway Children
Synopsis
Set at the turn of the 20th century, The Railway Children tells the story of three Edwardian children and their mother who move to a country house in Yorkshire after their father is mysteriously taken away by the police. The children become fascinated by a nearby railroad, waving to passengers daily and befriending some of the travelers -- one old gentleman in particular. Can he help solve the mystery of their missing father?
Cast
Cast
Jemima Rooper, Jack Blumenau, Clare Thomas, Jenny Agutter, Michael Kitchen, Gregor Fisher, Richard Attenborough
Director
Director
Catherine Morshead
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Family Dramas, Book Characters, Made-for-TV Movies, PBS, British TV Dramas, British TV
Rent Wives & Daughters on DVD Wives & Daughters
Synopsis
Family life changes drastically for the good-natured Molly Gibson when her widowed father decides to remarry, and a woman with her own set of rules -- and a beautiful daughter -- becomes her stepmother.
Cast
Cast
Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Francesca Annis, Keeley Hawes, Tom Hollander, Anthony Howell, Michael Gambon, Barbara Flynn, Deborah Findlay, Iain Glen, Peter Copley, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Ian Carmichael, Rosamund Pike, Emily McKenzie
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, TV Miniseries, British TV Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Romantic Dramas, TV Dramas, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, British TV, United Kingdom
Rent Lark Rise to Candleford on DVD Lark Rise to Candleford
Synopsis
Country girl Laura Timmins leaves her home of Lark Rise to join her cousin, Dorcas Lane, in bustling Candleford, where her position at the post office plants her in the thick of town activity.
Cast
Cast
Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha, Fergus Drysdale, Martha Murdoch, Claudie Blakley, Thomas Rhys Jones, John Dagleish, Mark Heap, Karl Johnson, Linda Bassett, Matilda Ziegler, Hope Yeomans, Sophie Miles, Brendan Coyle, Victoria Hamilton, Sandy McDade, Ruby Bentall
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Dramas, British TV, United Kingdom, BBC
Rent Masterpiece Mystery!: Wallander on DVD Masterpiece Mystery!: Wallander
Synopsis
In a picturesque and once-peaceful province of southern Sweden, disillusioned police inspector Kurt Wallander probes a shocking spate of baffling murders whose victims include a cab driver, an elderly couple and a bird watcher.
Cast
Cast
Kenneth Branagh, Sarah Smart, Jeany Spark, Sadie Shimmin, Tom Hiddleston, Richard McCabe, David Warner, Tom Beard, Polly Hemingway
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, British TV, PBS
Rent Doc Martin on DVD Doc Martin
Synopsis
Crippled by a sudden and inconvenient fear of blood, flashy surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham abandons his bustling London practice and sets up shop as a country doctor in this medically minded British sitcom.
Cast
Cast
Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom, Selina Cadell, Stephanie Cole, Stewart Wright
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Dramedy, TV Medical Dramas, British TV Dramas, British TV, ITV
Rent MI-5 on DVD MI-5
Synopsis
This award-winning series dramatizes the professional exploits and personal lives of the "spooks" of the MI-5. No-nonsense head officer Harry Pearce guides a band of dedicated spies who risk their lives every day.
Cast
Cast
Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones, Miranda Raison, Hermione Norris, Rory MacGregor, David Oyelowo, Richard Armitage, Raza Jaffrey, Keeley Hawes, Shauna MacDonald
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Action & Adventure, BBC, TV Dramas, British TV
Rent Jeeves and Wooster on DVD Jeeves and Wooster
Synopsis
Based on P.G. Wodehouse's popular novels, this comedy series follows Jeeves, a laconic butler who must regularly (and often clandestinely) rescue his knuckleheaded aristocratic master, Bertie Wooster, from romantic and other entanglements.
Cast
Cast
Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV Comedies, British TV, ITV
Rent Masterpiece Classic: Miss Austen Regrets on DVD Masterpiece Classic: Miss Austen Regrets
Synopsis
When her young niece (Imogen Poots) enlists her help in finding a husband, novelist Jane Austen (Olivia Williams) -- who shunned marriage for life as a single woman -- takes stock of her own romantic past. Greta Scacchi and Samuel Roukin also star in this made-for-television "Masterpiece Theatre" drama based on Austen's life and her actual correspondence with friends, family and would-be suitors.
Cast
Cast
Olivia Williams, Phyllida Law, Adrian Edmondson, Imogen Poots, Samuel Roukin, Greta Scacchi, Sally Tatum
Director
Director
Jeremy Lovering
Genres
Genres
Drama, British TV, Biographies, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Romantic Dramas, TV Miniseries, BBC, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent The House of Eliott on DVD The House of Eliott
Synopsis
Set during the raucous Roaring Twenties, this television drama follows suddenly orphaned sisters Beatrice and Evangeline Eliott (Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard) as they start a haute-couture fashion business amidst the free-spirited hustle and bustle of London. As the sisters carry on scandalous affairs and otherwise gain worldly sophistication, they battle embezzling bankers and deal with other threats to their expanding fashion empire.
Cast
Cast
Stella Gonet, Louise Lombard, Aden Gillett, Cathy Murphy, Judy Flynn, Diana Rayworth, Victoria Alcock, Stephen Churchett, Bill Thomas
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Dramas, British TV, BBC
Rent North & South on DVD North & South
Synopsis
When her father moves his family to an industrial mill town, the parson's daughter, Margaret Hale, struggles to adapt to her harsh new surroundings. This BBC series is based on the popular novel by Elizabeth Gaskell.
Cast
Cast
Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack, Lesley Manville, Brendan Coyle, Anna Maxwell Martin, Jo Joyner, Pauline Quirke, Kay Lyon
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, TV Miniseries, Social Issue Dramas, British TV Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, BBC, TV Dramas, British TV, United Kingdom
Rent The Nazis: A Warning from History on DVD The Nazis: A Warning from History
Synopsis
Through archival footage and interviews with those who survived Adolph Hitler's reign -- including unrepentant Nazis -- this comprehensive documentary series sheds new light on the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. Chapters reveal how the Nazi state compelled ordinary people to commit atrocities, the order and disorder within the German army, and Hitler's propensity for getting his minions to do his work, among other enlightening facts.
Cast
Cast
Samuel West
Director
Director
Laurence Rees, Tilman Remme
Genres
Genres
Documentary, British TV, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV War & Politics, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent The Mayor of Casterbridge on DVD The Mayor of Casterbridge
Synopsis
In this made-for-TV drama based on a Thomas Hardy classic, Michael Henchard (Ciarán Hinds) is a man of power who tries to hold onto his once-tidy life after the public discovers that, long ago, in a fit of drunkenness, he sold his wife and daughter to a sailor. Shamed into changing his ways, Henchard becomes a model citizen, only to be confronted by his mistake decades later. James Purefoy and Jodhi May co-star.
Cast
Cast
Ciarán Hinds, James Purefoy, Jodhi May, Juliet Aubrey, Paul Cresser, Polly Walker
Director
Director
David Thacker
Genres
Genres
Drama, A&E, BBC, Dramas Based on the Book, British TV, British TV Dramas, United Kingdom, Period Pieces, Foreign Regions, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent All Passion Spent on DVD All Passion Spent
Synopsis
After a lifetime in the spotlight, Lady Slane (Wendy Hiller), the 85-year-old wife of a recently deceased politician, is allowed to shed her public persona and retreat to a cottage in the Hampstead countryside. But rediscovering her identity is no easy task with meddlesome family members constantly questioning her propriety. Adapted from Vita Sackville-West's classic novel, this acclaimed Masterpiece Theatre production was nominated for four BAFTA awards.
Cast
Cast
Wendy Hiller, Harry Andrews, Graham Crowden, Eileen Way, Hilary Mason, John Franklyn-Robbins, Geoffrey Bayldon, Maurice Denham, Jane Snowden
Director
Director
Martyn Friend
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on the Book, British TV Dramas, BBC, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, British TV, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Rent Horatio Hornblower: The New Adventures on DVD Horatio Hornblower: The New Adventures
Synopsis
Acclaimed author C.S. Forester's epic seafaring adventure series (set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars) comes to video with gripping intensity, courtesy of the A&E Network. Ion Gruffudd cuts a handsome figure as the intrepid Capt. Hornblower and is ably assisted by co-stars Robert Lindsay, Jamie Bamber and Paul Copley. So, pull out your cutlass and get ready to "shiver your timbers"!
Cast
Cast
Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch, Tony Haygarth, Julia Sawalha, Barbara Flynn, Paul Copley, Sean Gilder, Ron Cook
Director
Director
Andrew Grieve
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Adventures, Made-for-TV Movies, TV Action & Adventure, British TV, British TV Dramas, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Torchwood on DVD Torchwood
Synopsis
A spinoff from the long-running "Doctor Who," this wild sci-fi series chronicles the exploits of the mysterious Capt. Jack Harkness, who leads the Torchwood Institute team in the fight against hostile alien life forms.
Cast
Cast
John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, British TV Dramas, TV Dramas, BBC, British TV, TV Action & Adventure
Rent Fawlty Towers on DVD Fawlty Towers
Synopsis
Haughty, misadventure-prone Basil Fawlty and his bossy wife, Sybil, try to raise the profile of their "English Riviera" operation -- the Fawlty Towers Hotel -- but never-ending misunderstandings arise, leading to constant farcical lunacy.
Cast
Cast
John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth, Ballard Berkeley, Gilly Flower, Renee Roberts, Brian Hall
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, Classic TV Comedies, British TV Comedies, TV Comedies, TV Classics, British TV, BBC
Rent Life in the Undergrowth on DVD Life in the Undergrowth
Synopsis
In this landmark five-part documentary, renowned naturalist David Attenborough uncovers a microscopic hidden world bustling with life and death, where remarkable creatures live on a grand scale -- despite their diminutive size. Thanks to astounding technological advances, you'll get up close and personal with antler moths, cicadas, desert locusts, glowworms, silk-spinning spiders and a swarm of other invertebrates.
Cast
Cast
David Attenborough
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, British TV, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV Science & Nature
Rent Doctor Who on DVD Doctor Who
Synopsis
After more than a decade off the air, this epic sci-fi series returns with an all-new look -- and the ninth (and beyond) incarnation of everybody's favorite time-traveling Doctor, who promptly sets about fighting nefarious aliens and other foes.
Cast
Cast
David Tennant, Matt Smith, Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, Karen Gillan, Jenna Coleman, Arthur Darvill, Freema Agyeman, Catherine Tate, Alex Kingston, Bernard Cribbins, John Barrowman, Noel Clarke, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Briggs, Ruari Mears, Camille Coduri, Barnaby Edwards, Paul Kasey, Nicholas Pegg, Jacqueline King, Lachele Carl
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Action & Adventure, British TV, United Kingdom, BBC
Rent Masterpiece Classic: My Boy Jack on DVD Masterpiece Classic: My Boy Jack
Synopsis
Rudyard Kipling's poem "My Boy Jack" is the basis for this touching tale of family and loss. Young Jack Kipling (Daniel Radcliffe) is rejected for service in World War I because of his myopia, but Rudyard pulls a few strings to get his boy into the Irish Guard. Jack rewards his family by overcoming his disability and rising to the rank of lieutenant. But when he goes missing in battle, it begins a lifelong odyssey by his father to find him.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig, Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan, Julian Wadham, Martin McCann
Director
Director
Brian Kirk
Genres
Genres
Drama, British TV, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Made-for-TV Movies, BBC
Rent Smiley's People on DVD Smiley's People
Synopsis
Based on John Le Carré's best-selling espionage novel, this BBC drama delves into the dark world of preeminent British secret agent George Smiley (Alec Guinness), who has emerged from retirement for one final shot at catching Russian archenemy Karla (Patrick Stewart).
Cast
Cast
Alec Guinness, Beryl Reid, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal, Andy Bradford, Bernard Hepton, Michael Byrne, Anthony Bate, Tusse Silberg, Germaine Delbat, Mario Adorf, Curd Jürgens, Michael Lonsdale, Barry Foster, Michael Gough, Rosalie Crutchley, Ingrid Pitt, Dudley Sutton, Paul Herzberg
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Miniseries, British TV Dramas, TV War & Politics, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV, United Kingdom
Rent Monarch of the Glen on DVD Monarch of the Glen
Synopsis
Summoned back to his childhood home in the Scottish Highlands, London restaurateur Archie (Alastair Mackenzie) assumes his role as the Laird of Glenbogle and sets out to restore the financially troubled estate back to prominence with help from his family and loyal staff. The final two series of this British drama shift the focus onto Archie's half-brother Paul (Lloyd Owen) and his struggles to modernize the 40,000-acre property.
Cast
Cast
Alastair Mackenzie, Richard Briers, Susan Hampshire, Alexander Morton, Hamish Clark, Dawn Steele, Lloyd Owen, Julian Fellowes
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Dramas, British TV, BBC, United Kingdom
Rent Secret Diary of a Call Girl on DVD Secret Diary of a Call Girl
Synopsis
Educated single girl Hannah Baxter likes the finer things in life and supports her expensive taste by secretly working as a high-class prostitute. But as her business picks up, she finds it hard to separate her private and professional lives.
Cast
Cast
Billie Piper, Iddo Goldberg, Cherie Lunghi, Ashley Madekwe
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Dramedy, TV Comedies, TV Dramas, Showtime, British TV
Rent Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean on DVD Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean
Synopsis
Funnyman Rowan Atkinson stars as the incorrigible Mr. Bean, a mischievous yet clueless clown dubbed "the most embarrassing man on the planet," in this anthology that includes all 14 hilarious episodes of the sketch television series.
Cast
Cast
Rowan Atkinson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV Sketch Comedies, TV Comedies, British TV, United Kingdom, ITV
Rent Robin Hood on DVD Robin Hood
Synopsis
This updated retelling of the tale of Robin Hood features a hip, wisecracking Robin and his cynical manservant battling the brilliant but evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his wicked minion, Guy of Gisborne.
Cast
Cast
Jonas Armstrong, Gordon Kennedy, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong, Richard Armitage, Keith Allen, Lucy Griffiths
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Action & Adventure, TV Dramas, BBC, British TV, United Kingdom
Rent Spaced on DVD Spaced
Synopsis
In this surreal sitcom, slacker artist Tim Bisley and brooding writer Daisy Steiner decide to pose as a young professional couple. The reason? So they can move into an affordable flat, where they do everything possible to avoid adulthood.
Cast
Cast
Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost, Mark Heap, Katy Carmichael, Aida the Dog
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV Comedies, British TV
Rent The Last Detective on DVD The Last Detective
Synopsis
Peter Davison stars in this TV cop drama as Dangerous Davies, a constable whose inconspicuous ways barely warrant the notice of his colleagues, but whose steady, unpretentious methods also give him the edge in nabbing London's criminals. As he solves cases and slowly wins the respect of his boss (Rob Spendlove), Davies deals with his estranged wife Julie (Emma Amos) and unwinds with his cheeky pal Mod (Sean Hughes).
Cast
Cast
Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Rob Spendlove, Charles De'Ath, Billy Geraghty, Emma Amos, Vineeta Rishi, Elizabeth Bennett, Colin MacLachlan, Michele Austin
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV
Rent Poirot: After the Funeral on DVD Poirot: After the Funeral
Synopsis
Soon after attending her brother's funeral, Cora Gallaccio turns up dead. Now, it's up to famed Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) to unravel the clues behind the murder. Was it a simple case of a burglary gone awry -- or was it an inside job? Poirot soon discovers the deaths may have something to do with the deceased's dysfunctional family and recently changed will in this adaptation of a book by Agatha Christie.
Cast
Cast
David Suchet, Philip Anthony, Robert Bathurst, Anna Calder-Marshall, John Carson, Kevin Doyle, Michael Fassbender, Fiona Glascott, Geraldine James, Dominic Jephcott, Vicky Ogden, Julian Ovenden, Lucy Punch, William Russell
Director
Director
Maurice Phillips
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV
Rent The Haunted Airman on DVD The Haunted Airman
Synopsis
Before he shot to fame as a drop-dead gorgeous vampire in "Twilight," Robert Pattinson starred as a wheelchair-bound RAF pilot tormented by nightmares and visions in this BBC thriller set in post-World War II Britain. Installed in a remote manse in Wales to begin his recovery, the young man soon grows to distrust everyone -- including his psychiatrist (Julian Sands) and his previously adored aunt, the beautiful Julia (Rachael Stirling).
Cast
Cast
Robert Pattinson, Julian Sands, Rachael Stirling, Daniel Ainsleigh, Scott Handy, Melissa Lloyd, Peggy Popovic, Robert Whitelock, Chris Wilson
Director
Director
Chris Durlacher
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, British TV, Psychological Thrillers, BBC
Rent Poirot: Hercule Poirot's Christmas on DVD Poirot: Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Synopsis
Yet again, Belgian detective Hercule is interrupted while attempting to take a quiet vacation! Agatha Christie's most adored character attempts to celebrate the Christmas holiday without getting wrapped up in the usual mysterious mayhem.
Cast
Cast
David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Vernon Dobtcheff, Simon Roberts, Catherine Rabett, Eric Carte, Andree Bernard, Brian Gwaspari, Sasha Behar
Director
Director
Edward Bennett
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV
Rent The Lost Prince on DVD The Lost Prince
Synopsis
Prince John (son of George V and Mary) is a loving child, but epilepsy short-circuits his ability to learn. Unable to cope, John's parents pack him off to a remote farmhouse -- so as to guarantee he won't besmirch the family name with his disability. Enter John's caretaker, Lalla (Gina McKee), who shows the young royal the love he's been missing and tries to expose his parents as contemptible cowards.
Cast
Cast
Miranda Richardson, Gina McKee, Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Daniel Williams, Matthew Thomas, Brock Everitt-Elwick, Rollo Weeks, Tom Hollander, Bibi Andersson
Director
Director
Stephen Poliakoff
Genres
Genres
Drama, British TV, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, Made-for-TV Movies, United Kingdom, BBC, Foreign Regions, Medical Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Chronicles/ Narnia: Lion/ Witch/ Wardrobe on DVD Chronicles/ Narnia: Lion/ Witch/ Wardrobe
Synopsis
C.S. Lewis' magical series comes to life when Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund discover the enchanted world of Narnia after wandering into an old wardrobe. In Narnia, the children discover an evil witch who has placed the land in permanent winter. According to legend, the brave children are to be led by Aslan, the great lion, to destroy the witch and transform Narnia back into a paradise. But the evil witch has plans of her own.
Cast
Cast
Sophie Wilcox, Jonathan R. Scott, Richard Dempsey, Sophie Cook, Barbara Kellerman, Michael Aldridge, Ailsa Berk, William Todd Jones, Jeffrey S. Perry, Ronald Pickup, Kerry Shale, Lesley Nicol
Director
Director
Marilyn Fox
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, British TV, Family Adventures, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Book Characters, Family Classics, Kids' TV, BBC, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10
Rent Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale on DVD Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
Synopsis
Despite the popularity of his sitcom "When the Whistle Blows," erstwhile extra and current TV star Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) longs for respect in the industry. His show is critically reviled, but is he ready to sacrifice his success to follow his artistic dreams? And just how far will he go in the name of personal integrity? Stephen Merchant and Ashley Jensen co-star in the finale of this Emmy Award-winning comedy.
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Cast
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen, Clive Owen, George Michael, Shaun Pye, David Tennant
Director
Director
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
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TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV Comedies, British TV, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Inspector Morse 2: ... Nicholas Quinn on DVD Inspector Morse 2: ... Nicholas Quinn
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John Thaw returns as Inspector Morse in another episode of the popular British mystery series. When a cheating scandal at Oxford University is linked to the murder of a deaf member of the examination board, Morse must connect the dots. Phil Nice stars as the ill-fated Nicholas Quinn, alongside series regular Kevin Whately as the inspector's long-suffering sidekick and Barbara Flynn as the beautiful, enigmatic Monica Height.
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Cast
Michael Gough, John Thaw, Clive Swift, Barbara Flynn, Frederick Treves, Kevin Whately
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Brian Parker
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TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Crime Dramas, British TV, TV Dramas
Rent The Duchess of Duke Street on DVD The Duchess of Duke Street
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Loosely based on the real-life proprietor of the Cavendish Hotel, this artful BBC costume drama set in early 1900s London stars Gemma Jones as Louisa Trotter, a kitchen maid whose looks and drive enable her to become a celebrated cook and hotelier. Trotter's liaison with Albert, Prince of Wales, launches her ascent in society, but she also faces a wealth of challenges and prejudices on her way toward gaining the upper-crust stature she seeks.
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Cast
Gemma Jones, Christopher Cazenove, John Cater, Mary Healey, Victoria Plucknett, Richard Vernon, John Welsh, Sammie Winmill, George Pravda, Holly De Jong, June Brown
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Director
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TV Shows, British TV Dramas, British TV, BBC, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead on DVD Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead
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While making a routine commute on a London double-decker, the Doctor and his fellow passengers are mysteriously transported through a wormhole to a planet inhabited by an endangered anthropomorphic species known as the Tritovore.
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Cast
David Tennant, Michelle Ryan, Lee Evans, Noma Dumezweni, Adam James, Glenn Doherty, Victoria Alcock, David Ames, Ellen Thomas, Reginald Tsiboe, Daniel Kaluuya
Director
Director
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Genres
TV Shows, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Action & Adventure, British TV, United Kingdom
Rent Upstairs, Downstairs on DVD Upstairs, Downstairs
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Sir Hallam Holland and his wife have bought the iconic London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place. Set in historical Britain with sexual, social and political tensions, this new series provides a glimpse on the master-servant relationship.
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Cast
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Director
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TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Dramas, British TV, United Kingdom
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Set in the quaint village of Ballykissangel in Ireland, this quirkily comic BBC television drama adds new meaning to the term "local color" as transplanted man of the cloth Father Peter Clifford learns how to live among his peculiar new neighbors. But his errant flock doesn't seek out his wisdom solely for spiritual matters -- sometimes they just need him to weigh in on their worldly problems and curiosities.
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Cast
Frankie McCafferty, Joe Savino, Deirdre Donnelly, Gary Whelan, Aine Ni Mhuiri, Niall Toibin, Tina Kellegher
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TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, British TV, TV Comedies, BBC
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This six-part political thriller focuses on the launch of a new BBC news program in June 1956, as the Suez Crisis is unfolding in the Middle East. The story follows the efforts of the show's staff to reveal the tangled politics of the era.
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Cast
Dominic West, Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Anton Lesser, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Josh McGuire, Lisa Greenwood, Anna Chancellor, Oona Chaplin
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TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Dramas, British TV, BBC
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While working alongside quirky Yorkshire vet Siegfried and his lazy but lovable brother, Tristan, newcomer James Herriot experiences all manner of misadventures treating animals and clashing with superstitious country folk.
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Cast
Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham, Mary Hignett, Carol Drinkwater, John McGlynn, Margaretta Scott, James Grout, Pamela Salem
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David Attenborough's documentary series is the definitive film exploration of Earth's most colorful creatures: birds. Researchers traverse the globe, exploring 42 countries and examining more than 300 species.
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Cast
David Attenborough
Director
Director
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV, TV Science & Nature, TV Documentaries, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, United Kingdom, PBS
Rent To Serve Them All My Days on DVD To Serve Them All My Days
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In this classic BBC drama based on the novel by R. F. Delderfield, shell-shocked WWI veteran David Powlett-Jones (John Duttine) goes from the trenches of war to the trenches of education when he lands a job teaching history at an elite boarding school. Scholastic life transforms him from cynic to an idealist loved by his students, even as a long-running conflict with the headmaster and unimaginable tragedy threaten to destory his personal life.
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Cast
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Ronald Wilson, Peter Jefferies, Terence Dudley
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Former constable Laura Thyme and plant pathologist Rosemary Boxer find common ground in catching criminals in this British mystery series. Together, the two investigate a singer's death, a political dispute and more.
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Rent A History of Britain on DVD A History of Britain
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This fascinating documentary discards timelines and tiresome lineages for a lively look at the personalities and cultures that infuse England's past. Hosted by noted historian Simon Schama, the series travels from India to Ireland, and from the Norman Invasion to the American Revolution, spotlighting the epic themes and towering figures that transformed an island at the edge of the world into the greatest empire on earth.
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Cast
Simon Schama, James Bolam, Bill Paterson, Timothy West, David Threlfall
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Director
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Documentary, British TV, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Coupling on DVD Coupling
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Six neurotic, sex-obsessed thirtysomethings share pointed barbs, romantic musings, relationship advice and (occasionally) passion in this award-winning British comedy that features a strong ensemble cast.
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Cast
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Director
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TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms, TV Comedies, British TV, BBC
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This six-part series uncovers some of the most exotic and uncharted natural habitats hidden within the vast and diverse topography of China, including Yunnan's forests, the Tibetan plateau, the Silk Road and the Mongol steppes.
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Cast
Bernard Hill
Director
Director
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Rent Poirot: Cards on the Table on DVD Poirot: Cards on the Table
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The enigmatic Mr. Shaitana (Alexander Siddig) hosts an evening of bridge that results in his own murder. Fortunately, four of his eight guests are in the sleuthing business -- including famed Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot (David Suchet). The other four attendees also have something in common: Shaitana suspected that each one had gotten away with murder. Poirot searches for clues in their card play.
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Cast
David Suchet, Zoë Wanamaker, Philip Bowen, Alexander Siddig, Lyndsey Marshal, Alex Jennings
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Sarah Harding
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV
Rent Jewel in the Crown on DVD Jewel in the Crown
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The passionate, turbulent and controversial love affair between a British-raised Indian man and an Englishwoman during the waning years of the British Raj is portrayed in this Masterpiece Theatre miniseries based on Paul Scott's novel <i>The Raj Quartet</i>. Spanning 14 episodes shot in exotic locales in India and England, this exquisite human epic received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series and a Golden Globe for Best Miniseries.
Cast
Cast
Art Malik, Geraldine James, Saeed Jaffrey, Peggy Ashcroft, Charles Dance, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eric Porter, Susan Wooldridge
Director
Director
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Genres
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Rent Insp. Lynley: Pursuit of the Proper Sinner on DVD Insp. Lynley: Pursuit of the Proper Sinner
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A former detective's daughter is murdered in a rural town with a near-endless supply of suspects in this episode of the BBC series based on the popular whodunit novels of Elizabeth George, which focus on two New Scotland Yard investigators. The contrasting backgrounds of partners Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and Barbara Havers (Sharon Small) make them an unlikely pair, but put them together and there's no mystery they can't solve.
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Cast
Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Timothy West, Sorcha Cusack, Simon Williams, Jack Deam
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Sebastian Graham Jones
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TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, British TV, BBC, PBS, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Inspector Lynley: A Cry for Justice on DVD Inspector Lynley: A Cry for Justice
Synopsis
Based on the popular whodunit novels of Elizabeth George, this BBC series partners two New Scotland Yard investigators whose contrasting backgrounds make them an unlikely pair. But put them together, and there's no mystery they can't solve.
Cast
Cast
Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Jenny Agutter, Tim Frances, Terence Harvey
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Director
Alrick Riley
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, British TV, BBC, PBS, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
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Hamish Macbeth (Robert Carlyle) is a police constable in Lochdubh, a Scottish town full of eccentrics. While he's tasked with upholding the law, sometimes circumstances warrant more creative solutions, including poaching and bribery. Sometimes it's not even clear if lackadaisical Hamish is up to the task. Based on the popular mystery novels of M.C. Beaton, this BBC series also features Ralph Riach, Brian Pettifer, and Anne Lacey.
Cast
Cast
Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Brian Pettifer, Stuart Davids, Anne Lacey, Barbara Rafferty, Stuart McGugan, Shirley Henderson, Duncan Duff, David Ashton
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Director
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV Mysteries, TV Comedies, TV Dramas, British TV, BBC
Rent Inspector Morse 3: Service of All the Dead on DVD Inspector Morse 3: Service of All the Dead
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Inspector Morse (John Thaw) and his sidekick, Detective Robert Lewis (Kevin Whately), are back in another episode of the popular British mystery series. When a clergyman is discovered to have been murdered by an overdose of morphine and a knife to the chest, Morse suspects foul play within the hierarchy of the church. As more bodies pile up, Morse and Lewis race against time to save the lives of the remaining church members.
Cast
Cast
Michael Hordern, John Thaw, Judy Campbell, Peter Woodthorpe, Angela Morant, Kevin Whately
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Peter Hammond
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Crime Dramas, British TV, TV Dramas
Rent Our Mutual Friend on DVD Our Mutual Friend
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This BBC miniseries brings the epic book to life, recounting the sweeping tale of two turbulent love affairs that play out amid a web of wealth, corruption, passion, and betrayal in 1860s London. The ensemble cast includes David Morrissey.
Cast
Cast
David Morrissey, Steven Mackintosh, Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, Anna Friel, Peter Vaughan, Pam Ferris, Kenneth Cranham, Timothy Spall, Dominic Mafham, Margaret Tyzack, David Bradley, David Schofield
Director
Director
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Genres
Drama, TV Miniseries, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, British TV Dramas, Period Pieces, TV Dramas, British TV
Rent The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries on DVD The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries
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With the help of her faithful chauffeur, glamorous socialite Mrs. Adela Bradley uses her vast knowledge of toxicology, psychoanalysis and murder investigations to crack the toughest crimes committed amidst society's upper crust.
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Cast
Diana Rigg, Neil Dudgeon, Peter Davison
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, British TV
Rent Inspector Linley Mysteries: Limbo on DVD Inspector Linley Mysteries: Limbo
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The remains of Lynley's (Nathaniel Parker) godson turn up near an Italian villa, years after his disappearance. Lynley heads to Italy to support the boy's family, but when he's accused of a new murder, he calls on Havers (Sharon Small) to help identify the real killer. With few clues to go on, the partners attempt to connect the recent murder with that of Lynley's godson.
Cast
Cast
Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Paul Hickey, Shaun Parkes, Sam Cox, Barbara Wilshere
Director
Director
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, British TV, BBC, PBS, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Charles Dickens: David Copperfield on DVD Charles Dickens: David Copperfield
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The most autobiographical of Dickens's works, <i>David Copperfield</i> tells the moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity -- a journey that inextricably links his life with some of Dickens's most extraordinary and colorful families. A world-class cast -- including Daniel Radcliffe, Oscar-winner Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins and Nicholas Lyndhurst -- brings to life some of Charles Dickens's most beloved characters in this TV adaptation.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Radcliffe, Bob Hoskins, Ciaran McMenamin, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Pauline Quirke, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Ian McKellen, Emilia Fox, Trevor Eve, Zoë Wanamaker, Alun Armstrong, Imelda Staunton, Amanda Ryan, Michael Elphick, James Thornton, Oliver Milburn, Dawn French, Cherie Lunghi, Ian McNeice
Director
Director
Simon Curtis
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Genres
Drama, British TV, TV Miniseries, Period Pieces, BBC, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Shameless (U.K.) on DVD Shameless (U.K.)
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This addictive series follows the Gallaghers -- a brood of six led by jobless single father Frank -- who live in public housing and are blissfully unaware of the family's dysfunction, while dad tries to maintain his sanity with help from a bottle.
Cast
Cast
David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Elliot Tittensor, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans, Tina Malone, Aaron McCusker
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Dramedy, TV Dramas, TV Comedies, British TV
Rent Inspector Lynley: If Wishes Were Horses on DVD Inspector Lynley: If Wishes Were Horses
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Based on the popular whodunit novels of Elizabeth George, this BBC series partners two New Scotland Yard investigators -- Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and Barbara Havers (Sharon Small) -- whose contrasting backgrounds make them an unlikely pair. But put them together, and there's no mystery they can't solve. In "If Wishes Were Horses," a noted criminal profiler turns up dead, and Lynley takes it personally.
Cast
Cast
Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Ruth Arnold, Jemma Redgrave, Barbara Flynn
Director
Director
Alrick Riley
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, British TV, BBC, PBS, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Inspector Lynley: A Traitor to Memory on DVD Inspector Lynley: A Traitor to Memory
Synopsis
Based on the popular whodunit novels of Elizabeth George, this BBC series partners two New Scotland Yard investigators -- Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and Barbara Havers (Sharon Small) -- whose contrasting backgrounds make them an unlikely pair. But put them together, and there's no mystery they can't solve. In "A Traitor to Memory," a woman's tragic past leads the detectives to an obvious suspect with motives that just don't add up.
Cast
Cast
Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, David Calder, Anthony Higgins, David Burke, Michael Culkin, Patrick Kennedy
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Director
Brian Stirner
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, British TV, BBC, PBS, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Masterpiece Classic: The 39 Steps on DVD Masterpiece Classic: The 39 Steps
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Richard Hannay (Rupert Penry-Jones) has his holiday interrupted when secret agent Scudder (Eddie Marsan) bursts into his apartment, staying alive just long enough to deposit a notebook. Pegged with murder, Hannay must decode the book and nab the culprits -- before they find him first. In this nimble BBC update of John Buchan's novel, German spies and British police give chase as Hannay races to deliver the coveted code and avert a world war.
Cast
Cast
Rupert Penry-Jones, Lydia Leonard, David Haig, Patrick Malahide, Patrick Kennedy, Eddie Marsan, Alex Jennings, Steven Elder, Werner Daehn, Peter Stark, Del Synnott
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James Hawes
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Genres
Thrillers, British TV, Suspense, Action Thrillers, Made-for-TV Movies, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, United Kingdom, BBC
Rent Being Human (U.K.) on DVD Being Human (U.K.)
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Trying to fit into modern society is a vexing -- and often impossible -- challenge for a genius werewolf, a flighty ghost and an urbane vampire who share a household in this engaging supernatural drama.
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Cast
Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan, Jason Watkins, Michael Socha, Damien Molony, Donald Sumpter, Lyndsey Marshal
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Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Dramas, BBC, British TV
Rent New Tricks on DVD New Tricks
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After discovering that early retirement is a bore, three old-school cops return to the police force to join the cold case squad headed by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, who got saddled with the team after bungling a hostage situation.
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Cast
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Director
Director
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Comedies, TV Dramas, British TV, BBC
Rent Inspector Lynley: Know Thine Enemy on DVD Inspector Lynley: Know Thine Enemy
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In this Series 6 episode, Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and Havers (Sharon Small) investigate the disappearance and death of a teen girl. The case turns urgent when another schoolgirl goes missing and the partners learn it's likely she's in the hands of a sexual predator. Working overtime to catch the culprit before another innocent victim dies, Lynley and Havers zero in on a married couple. James D'Arcy and Honeysuckle Weeks guest star.
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Cast
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Director
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, British TV, BBC, PBS, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Blue Murder on DVD Blue Murder
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Detective Chief Inspector Janine Lewis heads up an elite squad of homicide investigators in Manchester, where she balances the perils of her job with the demands of being a single mother raising four children.
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Cast
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV, ITV
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Ambitious and talented Lillie Langtry journeys from an advantageous but stifling marriage to success on stage in Victorian England and, in the process, becomes one of the world's most famous women while attracting a string of powerful lovers.
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Cast
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Director
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On the eve of his retirement, Scotland Yard Inspector George Gently decides to pursue one final murder case, suspecting that it's the handiwork of a gangster who's already gotten away with the murder of Gently's own wife.
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Cast
Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Simon Hubbard
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Director
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TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Mysteries, BBC, TV Dramas, British TV, United Kingdom
Rent As Time Goes By on DVD As Time Goes By
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After falling in love in the early 1950s, Lt. Lionel Hardcastle (Geoffrey Palmer) and nurse Jean Pargetter (Judi Dench) part ways when he's sent to Korea and move on with their lives after his attempts to contact her go unanswered. When budding author Lionel searches for a secretary 38 years later, he unknowingly calls the agency Jean owns. After an awkward reintroduction, they resume their romantic relationship in this BBC comedy.
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Cast
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Director
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Genres
TV Shows, British TV Comedies, TV Comedies, British TV, United Kingdom, BBC, Classic TV Comedies, TV Classics
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Police inspector Lewis returns to solving homicides after a long absence and partners with the clever, university-educated Det. Sgt. Hathaway, whose knowledge of the modern world frequently proves helpful to his old-school boss.
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Cast
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Director
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This intriguing drama mixes sci-fi with a police procedural as DCI Sam Tyler is thrust from 2006 to 1973 after a traffic accident. As he continues to work cases, Tyler wonders whether he's insane, is in a coma or has really traveled through time.
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Cast
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Adapted from George Eliot's novel, this BBC miniseries tells the story of virtuous Dr. Lydgate, who heads up Middlemarch's hospital, and well-do-to Dorothea, who's determined to help the needy.
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Cast
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While on vacation with Hastings (Hugh Fraser), Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) is drawn into a complex investigation when the corpse of a wealthy man turns up on the golf course and the man's wife is found bound and gagged in their home. The woman claims that two Chilean criminals were responsible for the nefarious deeds. The local police don't doubt the veracity of her story, but something feels off to Poirot.
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Cast
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Andrew Grieve
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TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV
Rent Long Way Down on DVD Long Way Down
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Actor friends Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman ride again, this time on an epic motorcycle journey from Scotland to South Africa. Their journey includes a stop at the Pyramids, an audience with Rwanda's president and an African wildlife encounter.
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Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
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Director
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TV Shows, TV Documentaries, TV Reality Programming, British TV, United Kingdom
Rent The Life of Mammals on DVD The Life of Mammals
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Naturalist David Attenborough hosts this in-depth examination of the most diverse class of life on Earth: mammals, from the smallest shrew to the biggest whales and the most advanced primates.
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David Attenborough
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Director
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TV Shows, British TV, TV Science & Nature, TV Documentaries, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, United Kingdom
Rent The Buccaneers on DVD The Buccaneers
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Four sisters shunned as "new money" by elitist New York society travel to London to look for husbands, where they're courted by numerous suitors. But as old and new worlds clash, something has to give.
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Cast
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In this innovative police drama, dedicated detective John Luther is trying to keep from losing a grip on his personal life as he contends with the psychological factors underyling the crimes he's been assigned to solve.
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TV Shows, British TV Dramas, TV Crime Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Dramas, British TV, United Kingdom, BBC
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During Britain's tumultuous 15th century, the battle for supremacy between the houses of Lancaster and York leads to a protracted civil war. This historical drama spotlights three women who become deeply involved in the royal intrigues of the era.
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Cast
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This long-running detective drama centers on the efforts of a brilliant police inspector and his sergeant, who crack brutal, hard-to-solve crimes in the fictional English county of Midsomer.
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Director
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