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Miss Scarlet and the DukeMiss Scarlet and the Duke
PBS, 2020 Running | Crime, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Eliza Scarlet joins forces with a Scotland Yard Inspector to solve crime in 19th century London. When Eliza's father dies, he leaves her penniless in a time where marriage is her only option for financial security. But the headstrong Eliza is determined to find another way. Luckily, she has an ace up her bonnet - her father's business - a private detective agency. Eliza knows all the tricks of the trade but as a genteel 19th century lady she's never been allowed to put them into practice. To operate in this man's world, she needs a partner. Step forward Detective Inspector William Wellington of Scotland Yard, who is also known as "The Duke;" drinker, gambler and womaniser. Eliza and The Duke strike up a mismatched, fiery relationship that will crackle and smoulder with sexual tension as they team up to solve crime in the murkiest depths of 1880's London.


NOVANOVA
PBS, 1974 Running | Discovery/Science, Educational, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.


The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War
PBS, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

The Vietnam War was a decade of agony that took the lives of more than 58,000 Americans, and that Not since the Civil War have we as a country been so torn apart.


Finding Your RootsFinding Your Roots
PBS, 2012 Running | Mystery, History, Anthology, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.", the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.


Mercy StreetMercy Street
PBS, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

This mini series follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green. The Green family's luxury hotel in Alexandria, Va., has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war's wounded. Inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at Mansion House Hospital, this new drama reveals the stories of those struggling to save lives while managing their own hardships.


FrontlineFrontline
PBS, 1983 Running | Discovery/Science, Educational, Current Events, History
Rating: 4.8/5

Since it began in 1983, "Frontline" has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline's goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change.


This Old HouseThis Old House
PBS, 1979 Running | Educational, Housing/Building, Reality, Documentary
Rating: 4.7/5

The Emmy Award winning This Old House is the television's premier home improvement series. This Old House's mission is to demystify the home improvement process and to celebrate the fusion on old world craftsmanship and modern technology.


CosmosCosmos
PBS, 1980 Cancelled/Ended | Discovery/Science, Educational, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Carl Sagan brings us the Cosmos, everything that ever was and ever will be, in an approach that is easily accessible even for those of us that are not science wizards. This 13 part series covers everything from the history of astronomy, the challenges it faced at its creation, how the universe was created and how it all might end, to the evolution of life on Earth, and the nature of the human brain.


Tom Jones (2023)Tom Jones (2023)
PBS, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 1.5/5

The scandalous tale of a young man's attempt to find a place in the world.


The American ExperienceThe American Experience
PBS, 1988 Running | History, Documentary, Biography
Rating: 5/5

Since 1988, PBS has broadcast a series that focuses on the history of the United States and what has made it unique. Called American Experience (originally titled The American Experience), the program examines the people, events, technology, and natural resources that have shaped the country.


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