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Dark Angel (2016)Dark Angel (2016)
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

The two-part drama, Dark Angel, from Line of Duty makers World Productions, is based on the extraordinary true story of the Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton.Travelling around the North-east, she insinuates herself into unsuspecting families, marrying and creating new families of her own - before killing them, taking their money and moving on.


Delhi CrimeDelhi Crime
Netflix, 2019 On Hiatus | Drama, Crime, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

As Delhi reels in the aftermath of a gang rape, DCP Vartika Chaturvedi leads a painstaking search for the culprits. Based on the 2012 Nirbhaya case.


Home Fires (UK)Home Fires (UK)
ITV, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

The show follows the true story of a inspirational group of Cheshire women who during the second world war, pull together all of their resources to help a cut off community.


The PorterThe Porter
CBC, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Set in the 1920s and inspired by real events, the series follows the true story of railway workers from both Canada and the United States joining together in the fight to give birth to the world's first Black union. In the midst of the struggle there are loves lives and friendships that suffer and thrive. Set primarily in Montreal, Chicago and Detroit as the world rebuilds after the First World War, The Porter focuses on the Black community in St. Antoine, Montreal - known, at the time, as the "Harlem of the North." They're young, gifted, and Black, from Canada, the Caribbean and the U.S., and they find themselves thrown together in an era that boasts anything is possible. If change isn't coming for them, they will come for it.


The SecretThe Secret
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Thriller, Biography
Rating: 2.8/5

Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 1990. Colin Howell is a leading member of the Baptist community, and a loving husband and father. But when he meets fellow Baptist, Hazel Buchanan, they embark on an affair, which will have cataclysmic consequences for themselves, for Colin's wife Lesley and for Hazel's husband, Trevor, Wanting to remain in the Baptist church Colin refuses to consider divorce, but he and Hazel are desperate to find some way to be together. When Lesley's father dies, and she contemplates suicide, Colin believes that he has found a way...


Mr. DMr. D
CBC, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.1/5

Based on Gerry Dee's real-life experiences as a high school teacher before he switched to comedy full-time, MR. D is a story about a charming, under-qualified teacher trying to fake his way through a teaching job, just like he often fakes his way through life.


Harley and the DavidsonsHarley and the Davidsons
Discovery, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Documentary, Mini-Series, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.5/5

Story of the birth of the iconic Harley-Davidson brand that launched in 1903 by two friends from Milwaukee: William Harley and Arthur Davidson.


In Plain Sight (2016)In Plain Sight (2016)
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Mini-Series
Rating: 3.7/5

In Plain Sight is a three-part mini-series based on the true story of Lanarkshire detective William Muncie's quest to bring to justice notorious Scottish killer Peter Manuel. Douglas Henshall (Collision, Shetland) takes the role of William Muncie whilst Peter Manuel is played by Martin Compston (Line of Duty). Muncie first arrested Manuel in 1946 for housebreaking, but also successfully convicted him for a string of sexual assaults. Manuel vowed revenge. Released from prison in 1955, Manuel embarked on a two-year killing spree, claiming eight lives in the close-knit communities of South Lanarkshire. Manuel evaded capture for so long because he was unlike anything the local police had ever encountered: A murderer without any discernible motive whose victims were chosen at random. Muncie was the one man who had Manuel's measure and doggedly refused to give up until Manuel was brought to justice.


DomDom
Prime Video, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

The plot revolves around Victor, a police officer who has dedicated his entire life to the fight against drugs, but Pedro, his son who is a drug addict, has become one of the biggest criminals in Rio de Janeiro, known as Pedro Dom.


AnneAnne
ITV, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama
Rating: 4/5

A drama about the inspirational woman who dedicated her life to campaigning for justice following her son's death at Hillsborough. The mini-series, Anne, which will depict how Anne Williams challenged medical evidence following her son's original inquest, and refused to accept its verdict of accidental death.