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Jane Eyre Episode 1
Part of the Series: Jane Eyre
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After a wretched childhood, orphaned Jane Eyre yearns for new experiences. She accepts a governess position at Thornfield Hall, where she tutors a lively French girl named Adele. She soon finds herself falling in love with the brooding master of…
An Inspector Calls
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Emotionally powerful and sharply relevant, this is a stylish new adaptation of JB Priestley's timeless masterpiece. An Inspector Calls is both an enthralling mystery and a scathing critique of a hypocritical, class-obsessed society. Set in 1912, it vividly evokes a…
The Go Between - The Past Is A Foreign Country
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When the reserved, elderly Leo Colston comes across a childhood diary, he recalls the painful events of the summer that shaped his character - memories that have long since been locked away... Fifty years earlier, a 12-year-old Leo is spending…
Cahokia - America's Lost Metropolis
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Before the arrival of Columbus, in the heart of North America lay a metropolis which rivalled medieval Rome in size and complexity. Research indicates that Cahokia was carefully planned in accordance with Native American beliefs and cosmology. This documentary traces…
Sense and Sensibility Episode 1
Part of the Series: Sense and Sensibility
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MRS DASHWOOD is devastated when her beloved husband dies. The late MR DASHWOOD's estate and fortune are bequeathed by law to his son from a previous marriage, JOHN DASHWOOD, to the delight of John's rapacious wife, FANNY. Mrs Dashwood and…
Paris - 1928
Part of the Series: Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds
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Dr James Fox tells the story of Paris in 1928. It was a city that attracted people dreaming of a better world after World War I. This was the year when the surrealists Magritte, Dali and Bunuel brought their bizarre…
Emma Episode 1
Episode 1 of Emma
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Rich, independent and kind spirited, Emma Woodhouse has no need to marry herself but nothing delights her more than matchmaking those around her. Once she has married off her close companions, she alights upon the pretty Harriet Smith to fashion…
Jane Eyre Episode 2
Part of the Series: Jane Eyre
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Jane returns from her aunt's deathbed to find Rochester paying court to the beautiful Blanche Ingram, however she soon discovers that it is Jane herself that he really loves. But as they are about to wed, a mysterious overseas visitor…
The Mondragon Experiment
Part of the Series: Horizon
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Mondragon, in the Basque region of Spain, is a flourishing industrial town with over 80 factories ranging from iron foundries and shipyards to printing works and sawmills. They are the most efficient in Spain - and they are all co-operatively…
Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail
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Louis Theroux spends some time locked up with the inmates of one of the largest jails in the world - Miami's mega jail. Holding 6,000 prisoners and processing more than 100,000 people a year, Miami's mega jail is a transitory…
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Little Dorrit Episode 1
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
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AMY DORRIT lives in the Marshalsea Prison for Debt with her father, WILLIAM DORRIT, who has been an inmate there for countless years. Although born and bred in the prison, she is far from being downtrodden and has grown up…
What is an American? - Immigration in American History
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What is an American? is part of a series of history teaching resources, American Future - A History by Simon Schama . In What is an American? , Simon Schama looks at the bitter conflict over immigration in American history.…
The Wife of Bath
Part of the Series: The Canterbury Tales
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Fifty-three-year-old Beth Craddock is a successful television actress who still believes in Mr Right, despite a number of failed marriages behind her. When her husband of 16 years leaves her for another woman, she finds comfort in the arms of…
Under The Greenwood Tree - Where True Love Blossoms
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Keeley Hawes stars in this enchanting adaptation of Thomas Hardy's pastoral romance set in the 19th Century. Amongst the surrounding farms and woodlands of the idyllic village of Mellstock, Dorset, a love story grows between local boy Dick Dewey and…
Turn of the Screw
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A hauntingly atmospheric and star-studded adaptation of Henry James' classic gothic horror story. A young, inexperienced governess is hired to look after two small children abandoned by their uncle, following the death of their parents, at his grand country house.…
Sense and Sensibility Episode 3
Part of the Series: Sense and Sensibility
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Marianne learns the full extent of Willoughby's betrayal and wrongdoing from Brandon, who reveals that Willoughby was disinherited by his aunt after getting a young girl (Brandon's own ward) pregnant. Willoughby then ran off to London to - successfully -…
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Episode 1
Part of the Series: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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John Durbeyfield, a 'haggler' and a drunk, is weaving his way one afternoon towards the pub when he meets the village priest, Parson Tringham. The priest informs him that his family have distinguished ancestry. They are descended from the d'Urbervilles,…
Emma Episode 4
Episode 4 of Emma
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What was intended as a day of fun turns into a day of agony for everyone on the Box Hill excursion. Things come to a head when, egged on by Frank, Emma behaves very badly, insulting Miss Bates. She is…
Sense and Sensibility Episode 2
Part of the Series: Sense and Sensibility
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COLONEL BRANDON is called away on urgent business and MARIANNE and Brandon's rival, WILLOUGHBY, are left to fall blissfully in love. ELINOR finally receives her visit from Edward, but his behaviour is so odd and distant that she is far…
Copenhagen
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An adaptation of the popular Michael Frayn stage-play based around a strange trip the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made to Copenhagen in 1941 to see his Danish counterpart Niels Bohr. Old friends and close colleagues, they had revolutionised atomic physics…