Ria, a happily married suburban housewife, reaches the age where she feels as if life is passing her by. Being taken for granted by her butterfly collecting dentist husband doesn't help. So... See full summary »
Two sisters Beatrice(Bee) and Evangeline hit rock bottom when their father passes away leaving them in debt. Uneducated they strive hard to find jobs deemed worthy of their new guardian. ... See full summary »
In this series, inspired by real events during World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café, which is the only notable public house in a small Belgian ... See full summary »
James Onedin marries Anne Webster in order to get his hands on a ship. However the marriage turns out to be one of true love. James is ruthless in his attempt to get a shipping line started... See full summary »
An aristocratic English family is shown in the years between the Great War and The Second World War, often at the crumbling family estate, Brideshead Manor, trying to deal with family ... See full summary »
When Wendy Craig, who both acted in and created the show, submitted her proposal for the series to the BBC, she used the pseudonym Jonathan Marr because she was afraid that if her true identity was known, she would be dismissed as merely "an actress who thinks she can write". See more »
The first of 3 seasons is now available in Region 2
This was indeed an excellent series, and I see no reason why we in the States are not able to have region one dvds available to us, since we were allowed to fall in love with it on TV here. I saw it years ago, not on PBS, but on A&E, back when reality shows weren't all they did.
Get yourself an inexpensive Phillips (or other) DVD player from Amazon.com, and search either on the site (in their message board for that player) or on-line for the hack code. All you'll have to do when the player arrives is open the DVD tray and press whatever numbers the hack requires on your remote control, and you'll have a region 2 player. Buy "Nanny" region 2 from Amazon.co.uk and enjoy. This series deserves a wide audience of Brit TV lovers, and it's not as if you were pirating it. Enjoy. Hopefully series 2 will be out, soon.
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