Shows for Grandmom
Peak Practice was first broadcast in 1993, the series was about a small country GP practice in the ficticious village of Cardale in the Derbyshire Dales. Having inherited the practice from her father Dr. Beth Glover (Amanda Burton) was the first Senior Partner. Along with Will Preston (Simon Shepherd) and Jack Kerruish (Kevin Whately) the three doctors ran the surgery for three series. Peak Practice follows the highs and lows of life in Cardale for these Doctors and others that followed them. The Series came to an end in 2002 after 12 succesful series.
A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia.
This series was set in the 1920s, filmed in the 1980s, and is based on a selection of short stories by Dame Agatha Christie. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are an ideal middle-class couple of the 1920s. They have a comfortable life, but have become bored with the ordinary day-to-day routine. When offered the opportunity to play detective and help out Scotland Yard in the bargain, the couple take up residence in the offices of Blunt's International Detective Agency. Francesca Annis plays Tuppence as a fun-loving flapper with a passion for hats, while James Warwick as Tommy is all boyish charm. Following the success of Partners In Crime, a 115-minute special, The Secret Adversary was filmed in 1982 and explains how Tommy and Tuppence came to join forces. This show is still being repeated in the UK on Granada Plus and elsewhere around the world.
Over the course of the fun and vibrant series, Agatha will attempt to solve a number of mysteries in the Cotswolds, from the death of a local witch to the demise of a flirtatious young vet. The will-they-won’t-they relationship between Agatha and on-off love interest James will continue, meanwhile, as the pair pose as a married couple in order to solve a crime.
Following his service in World War II, Doctor Finlay returns to the practice at Arden House. This is at a time when the National Health Service is about to be instituted.
Janet King returns from a year's maternity leave determined to prove she still has her edge, but finds a very different Department of Public Prosecutions. Under growing political pressure, director Tony Gillies has formed an uneasy alliance with his police counterpart, Chief Superintendent Jack Rizzoli, and Janet's pre-eminence as Senior Crown Prosecutor is threatened by rising star Owen Mitchell, a former police prosecutor, willing to cut corners to win high-profile cases.
The story of Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill and mother of Winston Churchill
Based on the books and Radio 4 series written by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield, Ladies of Letters transfers to the small screen in this new 10-part adaptation. Irene (Lipman) and Vera (Reid) meet at Vera’s daughter’s wedding and begin a correspondence that, beneath a veneer of civility, hides a constant battle of one-upmanship as they regale each other with stories of blissful holidays, delicious recipes and grateful grandchildren. In reality, both are lonely, taken for granted by their families and their correspondence is a lifeline for them: for all the unspoken animosity, they need each other.
Doing Their Bit For The War Set in England during the Second World War, Land Girls is a five-part drama that captures the sacrifices and experiences of four young women in the Women's Land Army. Sharing hardships and working alongside captured POWs, Annie, Bea, Joyce and Nancy toil in the fields to grow food for the war effort. Commissioned by the BBC to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the start of World War II, Land Girls is a tribute to all the women who answered their country's call for service to do their bit on the home front, while their men were overseas, fighting the enemy.
Lovejoy is a colourful East Anglian antique dealer who lives a somewhat hand-to-mouth life, despite being called a divvie - a man who knows in his bones the right and wrong of fine things. The Lovejoy Antiques team includes Tinker Dill, Lovejoy's barker, Eric Catchpole, his apprentice (the son of the local butcher), and Jane Felsham, the supportive lady of a local grandee. In the fifth and sixth series Lovejoy develops a special relationship with the elegant Charlotte Cavendish, who heads an auction house. Lovejoy's business rival Charlie Gimbert is both his landlord and a competitor for good buys of all kinds. Beth Taylor joins Lovejoy's team on a youth employment scheme in the middle of the fifth series. The show ran for almost nine years, from 1986 to 1994, and is still being repeated in several countries. It was created for television by Ian La Frenais and is based on the Lovejoy books by Jonathan Gash
Manhunt is the real-life story of how the 2004 murder of French national Amelie Delagrange on Twickenham Green was eventually linked to the 2003 murder of Marsha McDonnell and the 2002 abduction and murder of Milly Dowler as she traveled home from school. Walking home following a night out with friends, 22-year-old Amelie was savagely attacked and struck several times on the back of the head with a hammer. Although relatively experienced in murder investigation, DCI Colin Sutton was assigned to the case by London's Metropolitan Police. Hard-working and instinctive, Sutton dedicated himself to finding Amelie's killer. Despite very little evidence, his painstaking approach and the diligence of his fellow officers gradually led to breakthroughs in the case.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is based on the novels of Australian author Kerry Greenwood. Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life.
Sheridan Smith steps into the role of Charmian, the wife of the infamous great train robber, Ronnie Biggs. Chronicling Charmian's dramatic life, from that fateful moment when her path crossed with Ronnie (Danny Mays) as a teenager, to the devastating consequences of the Great Train Robbery in 1963. An event which left Charmian and her family on the run with one of the world's most wanted men. Facing an uncertain future in foreign lands, how long will they be able to avoid capture, with their young children in tow?
A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition. Based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
When Josephine’s low-flying solicitor’s practice is incinerated by a disgruntled client, she is persuaded by her old uni’ friend and not-so-secret admirer, Lewis Hughes, to trade the benefits of her brilliant mind for a berth in the lofty glamour of Knox Chambers. With her office destroyed, her marriage collapsing and motherhood fast losing its charm, Josephine decides it’s time she took her own aspirations off the back burner and resumed her barrister’s robes.
Matilda Stone is a perennially single female detective whose three aunts are well-known crime writers that help her solve whodunit style murders as well as set her up on blind dates.
I ’Sommerdahl’ kan du opleve Peter Mygind som politiefterforsker Dan Sommerdahl, der sammen med sin ven og makker, Flemming Torp, opklarer Helsingørs store kriminalsager. Samtidig kæmper Dan for at holde sammen på ægteskabet med sin kone, Marianne, der arbejder som chefkriminaltekniker hos Helsingør Politi.
DCI Vera Stanhope is obsessive about her work. With her caustic wit and guile, the unorthodox but brilliant detective investigates chilling crimes set in Northumberland with her trusted colleagues.
Detective Inspector Jack Frost is a disorganised DI for the Denton Police Force and will do anything to see that justice is done, even if he has to break the rules.
Miss Jane Marple is an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St. Mary Mead with a remarkable talent for solving crimes. Her sharp mind and shrewd intellect prove invaluable in unravelling a slew of murder mysteries, earning her the grudging respect of the police. The title role was played by Geraldine McEwan for the first three series, after which she was succeeded by Julia McKenzie.
Caroline Quentin ( Men Behaving Badly ) stars as DCI Janine Lewis in four new stand-alone episodes of the hit police drama Blue Murder. Staring along side her are Ian Kelsey ( Casualty ), David Schofield ( Our Friends in the North ) and Nick Murchie.
In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One women was determined to change that. Eleanor Bramwell works under Sir Herbert Hamilton's supervision. She isn't happy. After he stupidly looses a perfectly healthy young mother, Eleanor decides it is time to make her mark in medical history. Mocked by fellow medical students and questioned by her father, Doctor Robert Bramwell, Eleanor is soon given a renovated building - by donation of the kind Lady Cora Peters - and begins her own infirmary - The Thrift.
Campion, Albert, born 20 May 1900. Name known to be a pseudonym. Edcuation privileged. Embarked on adventurous career 1929. Justice neatly executed, specialist in fairy stories. This English show brings to life an enigmatic gentleman detective from Margery Allingham's detective stories set in the 1930s. Blinking owlishly behind his tortoise-shell glasses, amateur sleuth Albert Campion (played by Peter Davison) has a less-than-obvious fondness for dangerous adventure. He is supported by a clever but shady manservant in the craggy shape of Magersfontein Lugg (Brian Glover), probably the only gentleman's gentleman in fiction who looks and sounds like an old prize fighter. Although Margery Allingham wrote twenty-six Campion novels, only eight of her stories were filmed in this series. The eight episodes (each usually broadcast in two parts) are still occasionally repeated in the U.K. and elsewhere.
When a British Detective Inspector is transferred to the small Caribbean island of Sainte-Marie, he investigates intriguing murders with the local police team—while simultaneously trying to adapt to the Caribbean way of life.
Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels in half-hour episodes, including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.
Based on the stories by G. K. Chesterton, this period drama features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest.
A 6 part series about a district nurse whose work always appears to take priority over her personal life.
Heartbeat is set in the 1960s, in the fictional Yorkshire town of Aidensfield. The first seasons focus on the lives of London policeman Nick Rowan, who moves to the village with his doctor wife Kate. Nick's police colleagues feature in the series, under the leadership of the crusty but kindhearted Sergeant Blaketon. Blaketon's nemesis is Claude Jeremiah Greengrass, poacher and occasional small-time fence. Greengrass is a regular patron of the Aidensfield Arms hotel, run by George Ward and his pretty niece Gina. It's here at the pub that we see much of the day-to-day social interaction in the series. Heartbeat is based on the Constable books by Nicholas Rhea. There have been a load of Heartbeat coppers over the years. They are listed below: Sgt. Oscar Blackton PC. Alf Ventress PC. Phil Bellamy PC. Nick Rowan Sgt. Nick Rowan PC. Mike Bradley DC. Mike Bradley Sgt. Raymond Craddock PC. Tom Nicholson Sgt. Denis Merton PC. Steve Crane Sgt. George Mi
Move over, Miss Marple! Television's newest sleuth, Hetty Wainthropp, has arrived! Armed with little more than her pocketbook and her prodigious common sense, the Lancashire housewife-turned-gumshoe has proved that she can easily match wits with the best of themeven if she has to take the bus to get to the scene of the crime. With her teenage sidekick, Geoffrey, and her doting hubby, Robert, how can she go wrong? The series is based on characters from the David Cook novel, Missing Persons. It was turned into a two-hour movie/pilot by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network in 1990. It starred Patricia Routledge as Hetty and John Graham-Davies as DCI Adams. The pilot movie was aired, but ITV decided not to pick up a series. Six years later, the BBC bought the TV rights to Cook's novel, and 'Hetty Wainthropp Investigates' was born.
Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and actresses.
James Kavanagh QC is one of the top flight barristers in Britain. Each episode has him handling challenging cases and defendants which put his skills to the test regularly.
A spin-off of the popular series Inspector Morse, a special two-hour drama picked up five years after the series ended. It is now continuing in its own series, with Lewis and Hathaway investigating in Morse's old stomping ground of Oxford.
A drama about the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anticorruption unit.
Two detectives with seemingly nothing in common are thrown together. Wildly ambitious DCI McDonald and the shy DS Dodds forge a rumbustious friendship and entertaining, effective partnership as they take on puzzling cases.
A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.
Meet Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two amateur green-fingered sleuths who came together through a mutual love of plants and troubled social lives. Together they start a new life as a gardening business, tackling horticultural problems for anybody who requires help. Mystery however is never very far behind them, and as soon as they start a new assignment they soon discover plots and conspiracies in-between the herbaceous borders. Nevertheless the dynamic and inquisitive duo tries to solve the murderous goings on, whilst dealing with problems a little closer to their profession. Welcome to the world of Rosemary and Thyme.
A thrilling crime drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives.
Comedy drama about an oddball couple of private detectives who investigate crime in Stratford-upon-Avon
Set against the stark backdrop of Scotland's rugged coastline, DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate murders in the small island community of Shetland.
The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead is a gripping new series bringing audiences inside the work of one man who has truly seen it all in his 25 years on the job – Graham Hetrick. A seasoned coroner in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, this eight part series features an inside look at shocking murder cases and complex forensic investigations: while detectives search for clues among the living, Hetrick uncovers the secrets of the dead.
Accompanied by haunting memories of his service time in World War II, Dr Lucian Blake returns home to Australia after 30 years to take over his deceased father's medical practice. As he deals with his own personal loss and changed by his war experiences, the wry, personable doctor performs his other role as police surgeon with gusto. His unconventional and unpredictable manner unnerve some, but it becomes clear Dr Blake is ahead of his time in his use of forensic science, and in his own understanding of the human heart, to help solve murder mysteries in the country town of Ballarat.
Inspector Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and Sergeant Havers (Sharon Small), are Elizabeth George's crime-cracking duo from opposite sides of the track. No detective is better suited to expose the secrets of the upper classes than Lynley, himself the eighth Earl of Asherton. And while Havers may not know her earl from her escargot, she knows how to dig for clues in places a bit too seedy for the well-manicured Lynley.
The Last Detective is a police drama with a slant towards the self relevatory in D.C. "Dangerous" Davies (Peter Davison), a detective on the streets of Willesden with heart and some self doubts, and his interactions with his "sidekick", Mod (Sean Hughes), his tough boss Aspinall (Rob Spendlove) and his struggle with a marriage gone wrong. Flashes of humour pepper this police drama based on Leslie Thomas' series of novels. Nicknamed "Dangerous" because of his rather plodding and straightforward style, Davies nonetheless uncovers the solution to the crime through astute detective work.
Charismatic adventurer Franklin Blake is on the most important quest of his life - to solve the disappearance of the priceless Moonstone and win back Rachel Verinder, his one true love.
The Royal is a medical drama set in St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital in the sea-side town of Elsinby.
The Vicar of Dibley begins after the older Vicar Pottle dies, the people of Dibley need to find a suitable replacement for him. Most would assume they'd find a young interesting man, or something of that sort, but instead they get Geraldine Granger (Dawn French). She's not exactly the kind of person you'd expect for that sort of position, with her jokes and honest, yet sweet attitude. She quickly became popular with the people in Dibley, because of her enthusiasm and caring personality.
Wycliffe is based on W. J. Burley's novels about Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe. The series is set in Cornwall, with each episode dealing with a murder investigation. In the early series, the stories are adapted from Burley's books and are in classic whodunit style, often with quirky characters and plot elements. In later seasons the tone becomes more naturalistic and there is more emphasis on internal politics within the police.