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La Familia P. Luche


| Comedy

"The Plush Family" is a Mexican television sitcom created by Eugenio Derbez. The series first aired in 2002 on the channel Canal de las Estrellas, and was later syndicated on the American channel Univision the next year. It is a spin-off of a regular sketch on the XHDRBZ comedy-sketch program. In the series, the characters live in a fictional city called "Ciudad P. Luche" where clothes and other objects are wrapped in plush. The word P. Luche, is a pun to the word plush in Spanish: peluche. The show is similar in style to the American sitcom Married... With Children, in that it depicts a comically dysfunctional family. La familia P. Luche, however, plays more like a live-action cartoon, complete with colorful sets and comic sound effects. The sitcom won a TVyNovelas Award for "Best Comedy Program" in 2008. Its working-class rival Una familia de diez, was also nominated.

The Mark Steel Lectures

The Mark Steel Lectures are a series of radio and television programmes. Written and delivered by Mark Steel, each scripted lecture presents persuasive, yet witty, arguments for the importance of a historical figure. The television series was written by Mark Steel, and features a series of sketches, often setting historical events in the modern day, and making numerous pop culture references. This version saw Steel deliver his lectures on location, with different sections of each programme coming from locations relevant to that part of the story.

Tanks - Evolution of a Legend

Stories illustrating the continuing evolution of the tank as an adaptable and battle wining fighting vehicle as seen at key junctures in the the course of WW2.

World's Greatest Warships

Charting the history of the warship from the dawn of the 20th century to the present day, drawing on expert interviews, footage and computer-generated animations.

Combat Trains


| Documentary

Trains have played a crucial role in the war effort in the major conflicts of the past 150 years. These trains were a vital cog in the military machine from carrying troops, to moving hospitals, to being transformed into actual weapons. In this compelling series we tell the stories of these incredible trains... We combine expert interviews, authentic reconstruction, engineering graphics and archive, highlighting the extraordinary human stories alongside the engineering detail and military perspective. The stories are dramatic, exciting and filled with fascinating historical detail. Each of these incredible stories is set against a backdrop of conflict and we put the events into context. In addition to the stories of the trains we learn more about the military, political and domestic battles happening at the time.

Big Fish Man
Discovery (AU),


| Sports, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

World record-holding angler Jakub Vagner would die for fishing...and it's something he's come close to doing. In Big Fish Man, Jakub embarks on extreme fishing expeditions to the most remote regions of the world in search of fish that have never before been filmed in the wild - many weighing more than 200kg and measuring over six meters in length.

Non mentire

The story takes place in Turin, which, with its old-time atmospheres, the sumptuous baroque buildings, the cafés, the grand boulevards and the squares, lends itself well to the background of this compelling relational thriller in which Laura, teacher at a high school in Turin, agrees to go out for a date with Andrea, an esteemed surgeon and father of one of his students. The evening proceeds in the best way, but the next day, while Andrea hopes to see her again, Laura denounces him for rape.

Mary, Mel and Sue's Big Christmas Thank You

This is the first time that the former Bake Off judge and presenters are being reunited on TV, and even better that it's for a good cause too. The trio will be heading to a community centre in South Wales to throw a spectacular party for one very special village. Despite setbacks like the local school and post office closing down, the community has pulled together to open a centre which has become a lifeline for young children and the elderly with hot meals and even bingo. The volunteers who help run the centre, who usually try to make Christmas as special as possible, are in for a big shock when Mary, Mel and Sue descend on the village to revamp it and cook a spectacular meal for the local residents.

The Man Who Never Was

The Man Who Never Was is a 1966 ABC-TV television series starring Robert Lansing and Dana Wynter. It was produced by 20th Century Fox Television, was filmed in Europe. Lansing plays the role of Peter Murphy, an American spy. One evening, as the spy is being chased through the streets, he sees Wainwright (an influential playboy millionaire who is his exact double) drunkenly stumbling out of a bar. Stunned at the physical resemblance, Murphy unwittingly allows enemy agents to kill Wainwright, after which he assumes his identity. Although Wainwright's wife, Eva, realises that Murphy is not her husband, she allows him to continue the impersonation, because it is financially convenient, and because she is moved by his treatment of her. Murphy and Eva eventually fall in love. Two movies were made by editing episodes together, "The Spy with the Perfect Cover" and "Danger Has Two Faces".

BBC Young Dancer

Competition for young dancers aged 16 - 21 across four categories - ballet, contemporary, street and South Asian dance.