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Hannah (1980 TV Series)
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Hannah, a middle aged housekeeper, arrives in Radstowe to make a fresh start. She finds employment, friendship and romance but two men who know her "sordid" past threaten her newly found happiness. Period drama. (35 mins.)
 
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Lark Rise to Candleford (2008 TV Series)
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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress. (53 mins.)
 
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Amazing Grace (2006)
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The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
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About a Boy (2002)
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A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. (101 mins.)
 
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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001 TV Movie)
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Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny. (240 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998 TV Movie)
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While Lt. Hornblower studies for his promotion examination, he is distracted by the serious supply problems that face his crew. (93 mins.)
Director: Andrew Grieve
 
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The Secret Garden (1993)
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A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate... (101 mins.)
 
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The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)
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In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love... (146 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
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The Lion in Winter (1968)
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1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. (134 mins.)
Director: Anthony Harvey
 
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Becket (1964)
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King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the king's. (148 mins.)
Director: Peter Glenville
 
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All Creatures Great and Small (1978 TV Series)
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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire. (50 mins.)
 
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Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
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Call the Midwife (2012 TV Series)
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s. (60 mins.)