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The Madness of King George (1994)

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Aging King George III of England is exhibiting signs of madness, a problem little understood in 1788. As the monarch alternates between bouts of confusion and near-violent outbursts of temper, his hapless doctors attempt the ineffectual cures of the day. Meanwhile, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Helen Mirren  •  Ian Holm  •  Rupert Graves

Aging King George III of England is exhibiting signs of madness, a problem little understood in 1788. As the monarch alternates between bouts of confusion and near-violent outbursts of temper, his hapless doctors attempt the ineffectual cures of the day. Meanwhile, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Helen Mirren  •  Ian Holm  •  Rupert Graves

Oxford Blues (1984)

A young American hustler in Las Vegas spots a rich English Lady. Smitten, he pursues her to England, where his only chance of getting together with her is to enroll in Oxford and join the rowing team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Boris
CAST:  Rob Lowe  •  Ally Sheedy  •  Amanda Pays  •  Julian Sands

A young American hustler in Las Vegas spots a rich English Lady. Smitten, he pursues her to England, where his only chance of getting together with her is to enroll in Oxford and join the rowing team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Boris
CAST:  Rob Lowe  •  Ally Sheedy  •  Amanda Pays  •  Julian Sands

FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Florence Hoath  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Elizabeth Earl

Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Sturridge
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Florence Hoath  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Elizabeth Earl

Lucky Jim (2003)

A rollicking adaptation of Kingsley Amis's first novel, Lucky Jim stars Stephen Tompkinson as Jim Dixon, a luckless lecturer at a provincial British university, trying to make a splash with his pompous boss, Professor Neddy Welch (Robert Hardy). Jim is also trying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Stephen Tompkinson  •  Robert Hardy  •  David Ryall  •  Helen McCrory

A rollicking adaptation of Kingsley Amis's first novel, Lucky Jim stars Stephen Tompkinson as Jim Dixon, a luckless lecturer at a provincial British university, trying to make a splash with his pompous boss, Professor Neddy Welch (Robert Hardy). Jim is also trying ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Stephen Tompkinson  •  Robert Hardy  •  David Ryall  •  Helen McCrory

My Night with Reg (1997)

Six gay friends discuss love, friendship and infidelity over the course of three significant evenings  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  David Bamber  •  Anthony Calf  •  John Duttine  •  Roger Frost

Six gay friends discuss love, friendship and infidelity over the course of three significant evenings  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  David Bamber  •  Anthony Calf  •  John Duttine  •  Roger Frost

Lorna Doone (2001)

The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of Monmouth. On the king's death, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Barker
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Richard Coyle  •  Amelia Warner  •  Aidan Gillen

The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II's Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles' illegitimate son, The Duke of Monmouth. On the king's death, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Barker
CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Richard Coyle  •  Amelia Warner  •  Aidan Gillen

To Catch a King (1984)

Robert Wagner plays an American who owns a Lisbon nightclub and Teri Garr is a slightly dippy chanteuse who has stumbled across a Nazi plot to kidnap the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, living at the time (1942) in Portugal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Donner
CAST:  Robert Wagner  •  Teri Garr  •  Horst Janson  •  John Standing

Robert Wagner plays an American who owns a Lisbon nightclub and Teri Garr is a slightly dippy chanteuse who has stumbled across a Nazi plot to kidnap the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, living at the time (1942) in Portugal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Donner
CAST:  Robert Wagner  •  Teri Garr  •  Horst Janson  •  John Standing

Dead Cool (2005)

A story about modern family relationships, as seen through the eyes of 15 year-old David. Six years after his dad dies in a car crash, David's mum moves in with the new man in her life. As the two families come together - complete with teenage step brothers and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cohen
CAST:  Steven Geller  •  Imogen Stubbs  •  James Callis  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson

A story about modern family relationships, as seen through the eyes of 15 year-old David. Six years after his dad dies in a car crash, David's mum moves in with the new man in her life. As the two families come together - complete with teenage step brothers and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cohen
CAST:  Steven Geller  •  Imogen Stubbs  •  James Callis  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Straightheads (2007)

There is instant chemistry between Alice (Gillian Anderson), a businesswoman, and Adam (Danny Dyer), a younger working-class man who installs a security system in her London apartment. She takes him to a party in the country, and they end up making love. But the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Reed
CAST:  Gillian Anderson  •  Danny Dyer  •  Adam Rayner  •  Antony Byrne

There is instant chemistry between Alice (Gillian Anderson), a businesswoman, and Adam (Danny Dyer), a younger working-class man who installs a security system in her London apartment. She takes him to a party in the country, and they end up making love. But the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Reed
CAST:  Gillian Anderson  •  Danny Dyer  •  Adam Rayner  •  Antony Byrne

The Brides in the Bath (2003)

Dramatisation of the real-life case of George Joseph Smith who was hanged in 1915 for the murder of his three wives, each of whom he killed in turn by drowning them in the bath while trying to make the deaths look like accidents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Bradbeer
CAST:  Martin Kemp  •  Tracey Wilkinson  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Joanna David

Dramatisation of the real-life case of George Joseph Smith who was hanged in 1915 for the murder of his three wives, each of whom he killed in turn by drowning them in the bath while trying to make the deaths look like accidents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Bradbeer
CAST:  Martin Kemp  •  Tracey Wilkinson  •  Richard Griffiths  •  Joanna David

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

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Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Brown
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Dev Patel  •  Toby Jones  •  Stephen Fry

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Brown
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Dev Patel  •  Toby Jones  •  Stephen Fry

National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem (2015)

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors). ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Lough
CAST:  Olivia Vinall  •  Damien Molony  •  Parth Thakerar  •  Kristin Atherton

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors). ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Lough
CAST:  Olivia Vinall  •  Damien Molony  •  Parth Thakerar  •  Kristin Atherton

West End Theatre Series: Private Lives (2013)

Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne are glamorous, rich, reckless… and divorced. Five years later, their love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a French hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses. This chance encounter ...  (more)

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CAST:  Anna Chancellor  •  Toby Stephens  •  Anna-Louise Plowman  •  Anthony Calf

Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne are glamorous, rich, reckless… and divorced. Five years later, their love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a French hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses. This chance encounter ...  (more)

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CAST:  Anna Chancellor  •  Toby Stephens  •  Anna-Louise Plowman  •  Anthony Calf

The Hotel In Amsterdam (2004)

Six London friends, whose lives and work are overshadowed by a demanding film producer, flee the country for a weekend to escape his clutches. Having managed to escape for a rare weekend away from the nameless director's demands, the friends subsequently discover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Jarrold
CAST:  Tom Hollander  •  Susannah Harker  •  Olivia Williams  •  Anthony Calf

Six London friends, whose lives and work are overshadowed by a demanding film producer, flee the country for a weekend to escape his clutches. Having managed to escape for a rare weekend away from the nameless director's demands, the friends subsequently discover ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Jarrold
CAST:  Tom Hollander  •  Susannah Harker  •  Olivia Williams  •  Anthony Calf

Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie (2003)

Doctor Bamford has had enough of village life and is desperate for some distance from inquisitive Cornish neighbours. When the local estate agent shows him Tregunnt Farm # derelict and miles from anywhere # it's love at first sight. But the Bowden family from ...  (more)

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CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Mark Heap  •  Anthony Calf  •  Anna Chancellor

Doctor Bamford has had enough of village life and is desperate for some distance from inquisitive Cornish neighbours. When the local estate agent shows him Tregunnt Farm # derelict and miles from anywhere # it's love at first sight. But the Bowden family from ...  (more)

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CAST:  Martin Clunes  •  Mark Heap  •  Anthony Calf  •  Anna Chancellor

The Falklands Play (2002)

The Falklands Play is a dramatic account of the political events leading up to, and including, the 1982 Falklands War. The play was written by Ian Curteis, an experienced writer who had started his television career in drama, but had increasingly come to specialise ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Samuels
CAST:  Patricia Hodge  •  John Standing  •  Michael Cochrane  •  James Fox

The Falklands Play is a dramatic account of the political events leading up to, and including, the 1982 Falklands War. The play was written by Ian Curteis, an experienced writer who had started his television career in drama, but had increasingly come to specialise ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Samuels
CAST:  Patricia Hodge  •  John Standing  •  Michael Cochrane  •  James Fox

The Children Act (2018)

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In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Fionn Whitehead  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Ben Chaplin

In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family's refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Emma Thompson  •  Fionn Whitehead  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Ben Chaplin

King Lear (2018)

An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  Emily Watson  •  Jim Broadbent

An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  Emily Watson  •  Jim Broadbent

The Fools on the Hill (1986)

This is a dramatisation of the events surrounding the opening night of British television on November 2, 1936 at Alexandra Place in London. It was produced to commemorate its 50th anniversary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Giles
CAST:  Shaughan Seymour  •  Nicholas Farrell  •  Caroline Embling  •  Nicola King

This is a dramatisation of the events surrounding the opening night of British television on November 2, 1936 at Alexandra Place in London. It was produced to commemorate its 50th anniversary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Giles
CAST:  Shaughan Seymour  •  Nicholas Farrell  •  Caroline Embling  •  Nicola King

Absolute Hell (1991)

Black comedy set in Soho, London, right after WW2. Half of the fun is seeing a slew of very familiar faces kick up their heels as gay men, lesbians, party-girls, drunks, and drag queens.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Page
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Francesca Annis  •  Bill Nighy  •  Ronald Pickup

Black comedy set in Soho, London, right after WW2. Half of the fun is seeing a slew of very familiar faces kick up their heels as gay men, lesbians, party-girls, drunks, and drag queens.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Page
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Francesca Annis  •  Bill Nighy  •  Ronald Pickup
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