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Programs A to Z

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'Allo 'Allo!

A French cafe owner tries to ride out World War II. Caught between the Gestapo and the Resistance and forced into working with both, René also struggles to hide evidence of his affairs with the waitresses from his wife, who, though she can't carry a tune, frequently performs as a singer in the cafe.

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All Creatures Great & Small

Stories of British country veterinarian James Herriot.

Antiques Roadshow

Airing since 1979, the British series travels the country (with occasional trips to other countries, such as Canada and Australia), bringing together in each location specialists in antiques and fine arts to have them appraise items brought in by local residents, whether they are collectors looking to turn trash into treasure or ordinary folks hoping Grandma's old painting might now fund the kids' education. Items featured on the show often have an interesting story attached to them or have some connection to that episode's venue. While some items that are brought in are worth a fortune, others are worthless.

Are You Being Served?

This comedy series, which follows the exploits of employees at London's Grace Brothers department store, is full of sexual innuendo, slapstick, visual gags and double entendres. Much of the show's humor parodies Britain's class system, with the characters rarely calling their co-workers by their given names. Many of the show's characters are based on stereotypes, including the effeminate Mr. Humphries and the rich-but-stingy store owner.

As Time Goes By

Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle are former lovers whose lives intersect again 40 years after they lost touch with each other. Lionel is now divorced, and Jean is a widow with an adult daughter, Judith, who works in Jean's secretarial office. As Lionel works on a memoir with a cheerful but brash agent, Alistair, he begins to rekindle the tender romance with the woman who got away all those years ago. Cheering them on is Sandy, Judith's best friend and co-worker.

Atlantis

Jason washes up on the shores of a mysterious and ancient land that is full of bull-leaping, snake-haired goddesses and vast palaces. It is the land of Atlantis. Beneath its surface lies a dark past and a web of treachery. While there in search of his father, Jason becomes embroiled in a perilous game of politics and power from which there is no escape. Assisted by studious Pythagoras and overbearing Hercules, he embarks on a voyage of discovery and salvation that takes the trio through many Greek myths and legends.

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Ballykissangel

In the beautiful Irish village of Ballykissangel, everybody knows each other's business.

BBC World News

News. Reporting on the day's international news from London and from BBC correspondents around the world.

Born and Bred

Father-and-son doctors serve a 1950s Lancashire village.

Broken

Father Michael Kerrigan, a modern, but maverick, Catholic priest, juggles parochial problems with personal challenges as he presides over his tight-knit Northern urban parish.

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Death in Paradise

A detective inspector is transferred from London to the island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean.

Doc Martin

Is there a dyspeptic doctor in the house? Successful surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham abruptly leaves his London practice to become general practitioner in the sleepy fishing village of Portwenn, where he spent the holidays during his youth. But his luxury car and lavish wardrobe immediately rub the locals the wrong way, and once they get a load of his abrasive attitude and lack of bedside manner, he quickly alienates most of the townsfolk.

The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece

This six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell's "My Family and Other Animals" and its two sequels features Keeley Hawes as Louisa Durrell, a widow who moves her family from England to the Greek island of Corfu in 1935. The miniseries -- inspired by the real-life adventures of Durrell's family -- also features Josh O'Connor as eldest son, Larry; newcomer Callum Woodhouse as son Leslie; Daisy Waterstone as teenage daughter Margo, and Milo Parker as 11-year-old Gerry. Alexis Georgoulis, Yorgos Karamihos and Ulric von der Esch round out the cast.

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Earth's Sacred Wonders

An exploration of what people do for faith in some of the most spectacular sacred places on the planet.

EastEnders

Trials and tribulations impact lives in a close-knit community in London's East End.

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Father Brown

Based on the novels of G.K. Chesterton.

Fawlty Towers

Basil Fawlty is an inept and slightly out-of-his-head English hotel manager, who is tortured by "that annoying section of the general public who insist on staying at hotels." Fawlty is constantly berated by his wife, and his efforts are continually hampered by their Spanish waiter, Manuel.

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Grantchester on Masterpiece

Sidney Chambers is a charming clergyman who turns into an investigator when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances in this drama set in 1953. He partners up with gruff, down-to-earth police inspector Geordie Keating, whose methodical approach to police work complements Sidney's intuitive techniques of getting information out of people. The two partners -- who bring different insights into the crimes they start to unravel -- form a true friendship as they work together. As he is beginning his new career, Sidney's personal life comes apart when he finds out that Amanda, the woman with whom he is secretly in love, has gotten engaged, making him think he has missed his chance with her.

The Great Tours: England, Scotland and Wales

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Hold the Sunset

Edith's dreams of retirement are shattered when her 50-year-old son Roger arrives home.

House of Cards

A prime minister brokers peace between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

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Janet King

Janet King returns as the Director of Public Prosecution office and to a high-profile murder trial.

Jonathan Creek

A magician and journalist team up to solve mysteries.

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Last of the Summer Wine

Unencumbered by wives, jobs or any other responsibilities, three senior citizens who've never really grown up explore their world in the Yorkshire Dales. They spend their days speculating about their fellow townsfolk and thinking up adventures not usually favored by the elderly.

Lewis

Inspector Lewis and his sidekick fight crime.

London: 2,000 Years of History

Historians Dan Jones and Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb, along with engineer Rob Bell, take a look at London's glorious and gory rise to power.

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Madagascar

Madagascar is a land just off the coast of Africa that is full of misty mountains, tropical rainforests and spiny desert scrub. It is also home to strange wildlife, much of which is not found elsewhere on Earth. This documentary series, from the BBC's Natural History Unit, showcases the island's diverse and rare wildlife, some of it being filmed for the first time. Among the animals featured on "Madagascar" are lemurs, frogs that change color from brown to yellow, wasps that pluck tadpoles from trees and fish that swim upside down. David Attenborough narrates the three-part series.

MI-5

A team of agents in the British security intelligence service work to protect the U.K. from terrorists and other threats to national security. A repackaged version of the BBC series "Spooks," "MI-5" follows a counterterrorism unit based in the highly secure suite of offices called The Grid, where Harry Pearce oversees the team and deals with the often dirty politics of the spy game.

Midsomer Murders

Based on the crime-novel series by author Caroline Graham, "Midsomer Murders" follows the efforts of Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby to solve crimes that occur in the wealthy, isolated English county of Midsomer, a picturesque and peaceful place on the outside but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices. His latest assistant is Detective Sergeant Jamie Winter. DCI Barnaby took over in series 14, replacing his older cousin, Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, who retired.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Fledgling detective Phryne Fisher is known for her sharp wit and pearl-handled pistol, which she uses to fight injustice in Melbourne during the 1920s. The glamorous sleuth makes her way through the city's alleyways and jazz clubs while she fights crime as part of a larger mission -- making sure that Murdoch Foyle, who she believes is responsible for the disappearance of her younger sister, stays behind bars. She fights for justice for people who can't help themselves, including exploited workers and missing girls.

Monarch of the Glen

A London restaurateur inherits a run-down Scottish estate.

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New Tricks

A BBC production, "New Tricks" dramatizes the work of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad, led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman and three previously retired police officers -- Gerry Standing, Jack Halford and Brian Lane -- whom Pullman recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes.

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Open All Hours

Shopkeeper Albert Arkwright has one main focus -- to make as much money as he can while spending as little as possible. He packs his small corner grocery with as much merchandise as he can. His nephew, Granville, serves as Arkwright's glorified errand boy, rising early to open the shop and staying late to close it. When not focused on his shop, Arkwright woos the nurse across the street. Each episode ends with Arkwright closing his shop and reflecting upon his day.

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Pie in the Sky

Richard Griffiths stars as detective-turned-restaurateur Henry Crabbe.

A Place to Call Home

After 20 years in Europe, Sarah Adams returns to Australia to start a new life.

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The Real History of Science Fiction

Filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists discuss the genre of science fiction.

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Silent Witness

A team of forensic pathologists uncovers the truths behind murders..

Still Open All Hours

Granville continues to serve the local community with a keen eye on a profit.

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Waking the Dead

Police investigators bring unsolved cases to a close.

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Yes, Minister

Comedy series about an apparently clueless British government minister and advisers surrounding him.