TV Series Starring David Bradley
After Life centers on Tony, who had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. He thinks it's like a Super Power - not caring about himself or anyone else - but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know.
The story is set in 43 A.D. and charts the Roman invasion of what would become Great Britain. The determined, yet terrified, Roman Imperial Army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the forces of the underworld.
Based on Victor Hugo's XIX century classic, Les Misérables will go back to the original novel and delve deep into the many layers of Hugo's story, revelling in Jean Valjean and Javert's cat-and-mouse relationship, against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest. With a striking intensity and relevance to us today, the novel is testimony to the struggles of France's underclass and how far they must go to survive. The six part television adaptation of the renowned book will vividly and faithfully bring to life the vibrant and engaging characters, the spectacular and authentic imagery and, above all, the incredible yet accessible story that was Hugo's lifework.
Giovanni de Medici, thanks to a contract stipulated with the Papacy twenty years before, has transformed his family bank into an unprecedented economic force. But then, Giovanni is mysteriously murdered, and his sons, Cosimo and Lorenzo, are forced to face a range of enemies plotting to oust the Medici from power. First in line is Rinaldo Albizzi, head of the faction of nobles, who stands opposed not only to the rise of the middle class, favored by the Medici, but also to Cosimos vision for the city, including his patronage of magnificent works of art and architecture by such great artists as Donatello and Brunelleschi.
Also in the Medici family keeping the peace is not an easy task. Lorenzo and Cosimo are nearly opposite in temperament, and Cosimos marriage to Contessina de Bardi formed as a political alliance but then matured into a formidable partnership will be severely strained during his exile in Venice. It is there that Cosimo takes up with Maddalena, a beautiful slave who becomes his mistress and the mother of his illegitimate son.
In the meantime, the mystery of who killed Giovanni continues to lurk behind the scenes, and a new arch-enemy appears on the horizon in the person of the rival banker Pazzi. All the while, the onerous guilt of the compromises made and the evil done for the good of the family weighs heavily on Cosimos soul. He must decide how far he is willing to go to preserve his vision of Florence a vision we now know as the Renaissance.
Drama based on Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's horror trilogy, about a vampiric virus that has infected New York and the battle of mammoth proportions that follows.
This show tells the story of a small British seaside town that is deeply impacted by the murder of a young boy, and the investigation that throws the quiet town into the limelight.
World Without End
In World Without End, a king's murder binds four lives together in a complex web of love, betrayal and revenge. Two teenagers witness an incident in the woods that will change the course of a nation.
Mount Pleasant stars Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street) and Daniel Ryan (The Street) as married couple Lisa and Dan in this Sky 1 comedy. In the series, they have to cope with their friends, work, and Lisa's parents.
The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.
Ripley Holden is a flawed hero; a charismatic family man who trained at the school of hard knocks.rnrnRipley is poised to make top dollar as the town of Blackpool reinvents itself as the "Las Vegas of the North".
Charles II: The Power and the Passion
Charles II The Power & The Passion is set in the corridors and bedrooms of power, and takes place during a pivotal moment in our history, when the conflict between monarch and state is at a crossroads. Alongside Adrian Hodges's four-part drama Charles II The Power & The Passion, BBC One showed three accompanying documentaries. Cromwell Warts And All tells the story of Oliver Cromwell and uncovers the real reason why he wanted to destroy Charles I. The Boy Who Would Be King gave an insight into the early years of Charles II and reveals the dramatic events that shaped this complex and contradictory character. The Making Of Charles II The Power & The Passion A documentary going behind the scenes on the BBC's sumptuous, sensual four part drama chronicling the reign of the merry monarch. Filmed in Prague, Czech Republic.
Vanity Fair (1998)
"I am poor and put upon," concedes Becky Sharp during the first episode of Vanity Fair, but it rapidly becomes clear that she intends to change this situation, scrambling up the social ladder by exploiting her guile, good looks and the gullibility of doting males. In the light of her selfish, single-minded resolve to achieve success, Sharp may be viewed as an optimistic dreamer, pragmatic schemer, proto-feminist or a coquettish combination of all three.
Our Mutual Friend
Dickens was the master of Victorian social satire, ruthlessly exposing the cruelty and absurdity that supported the strictly hierarchical class-structure of the day. This superb production of Our Mutual Friend does full justice to his darkest, most complex novel, fleshing out the satirical bones of the plot with performances that eschew caricature in favour of psychological depth. Anna Friel's Bella is wonderfully complex, her innate goodness struggling with her love of money and desire for advancement. Paul McGann, as the lawyer Wrayburn, is also superb, wrestling with the implications of his feelings for Lizzie. And of course, this being Dickens and the BBC, there's a terrific supporting cast, including Timothy Spall as the melancholy articulator of skeletons, Mr Venus. As the fortunes of the characters rise and fall, the river Thames flows eternally.
Our Friends in the North
A highly acclaimed nine-part BBC TV series about the lives and loves of four individuals from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne between 1963 and 1995. The series also examined sociological and political changes in England over the thirty year period.