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Summary: An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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Summary: Set amid the teeming bustle of Victorian England, Dombey and Son is Dickens's story of a powerful man whose coldhearted neglect of his family causes his professional and personal downfall.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2006

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Domby 2006

Summary: Chronicling the hilarious highs and devastating lows of his tumultuous life, this blackly humorous drama follows Patrick from his childhood trauma at the hands of an abusive father and neglectful mother, to the peak of his heroin addiction, and his attempts to stay sober and support his family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV PAT

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Summary: After Mary Poppins departed London, Jane and Michael Banks grew up into loving and responsible adults. When Michael becomes a single father of three children after the death of his wife, Mary Poppins revisits the Cherry Tree Lane home again to try to help Michael and his family cope and move beyond their grief. Time passes quickly for most normal mortals. Mary Poppins has never been normal....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2019

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2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY MAR

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Mary 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAR

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2 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MAR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TCFF Ma

Summary: In these all-new episodes, the doctor continues his practice in the picturesque seaside town of Portwenn, while raising his son with wife Louisa.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn 2017

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4 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DOC
1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DOC

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Do 8

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Summary: All is not well for brilliant but boorish Dr. Martin Ellingham as the hit British dramedy returns. To Martin's utter disgust, his medical practice remains under official scrutiny because of his pre-existing blood phobia, and he is forced to attend refresher courses starting with phlebotomy. His wife, Louisa, and aunt Ruth urge him to take this risk to his career seriously, but events conspire...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DOC

Summary: "What is the profession that has enabled Mrs. Warren to give her daughter all the benefits of 'good society'? Vivie Warren discovers her mother's secrets and embraces her own power as a 'modern' woman"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2006

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV MRS

Summary: Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who, with her magical umbrella, flies into the lives of a proper, upper crust Edwardian English banker and his two children. She proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers and, in the process, teaches the family just how much fun life can be.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MAR

Summary: Tom (Cunliffe), an alienated 15-year-old, forced to move away from his friends in London when his family relocates to rural Devon, struggles with the change and becomes an observer of the family. His mother (Swinton) is pregnant, his father (Winstone) is vocally abusive, and his 18 year old sister (Belmont) is sexually active. Troubled by his own emerging sexuality, the boy comes to suspect his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WAR

Summary: An exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge. With its earthy visual textures it is a work of great pastoral...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TES

Summary: Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-mad, self-important banker Josiah...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2005

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Hard 2005

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Summary: When Ricky and his family discover that they may have a chance to get out of debt and back into a home by working through a delivery service in England, they discover how tough the business can become and start to face a new set of struggles.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2020

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Summary: The story of a middle-class British family and their struggle to survive during WWII. Mrs. Miniver nobly tends her rose garden while her stalwart husband participates in the evacuation at Dunkirk. She personifies grace under pressure as the Miniver family huddles in their bomb shelter during a Luftwaffe attack, while she is forced to confront a downed Nazi paratrooper in her kitchen, and while...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MRS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Family Mrs.2004

Summary: Welcome to Candleshoe, a stately English manor where a swashbuckling pirate hid a fortune in Spanish doubloons centuries ago. And that's what young orphan Casey and a sly con man are determined to find.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY CAN

Summary: Twelve-year-old Conor, dealing with his mother's illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Publisher not identified] 2017

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2 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: DVD FANTASY MON

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MON

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MON RATED PG-13

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MON

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Mo

Summary: 15-year old Mia is a foul-mouthed, belligerent teen living on an Essex estate [public housing] with her mother Joanne and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been excluded from school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit, spending her days aimlessly. Her only escape--besides smoking, drinking an occasional swiped bottle of booze, and fist fighting with the neighbor girls--is...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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Summary: Based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, shows how a disaffected teenager finds her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester, and despite an absent, self-absorbed mother. With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, a classic that is still a startling benchmark work of realism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TAS

Summary: In an effort to give their younger brother, Norman a project to keep him busy now that he has joined the family publishing house, the older Warne brothers agree to publish Miss Beatrix Potter's first children's book. They don't expect the book to sell well, but they need to keep Norman busy. As a single woman living in Edwardian London, Beatrix suspects this endeavor may provide her with a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD M

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MIS RATED PG

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MIS

Summary: Based on the novel by R.F. Delderfield, this follows the fortunes of Paul Craddock, a former soldier who purchases a run-down Devon estate. Set between the Boer War and the outbreak of World War I, the miniseries depicts the end of an era, as England moves into the modern age.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV HOR

Summary: Young & innocent: Robert is the estranged husband of a beautiful actress with a bad reputation. When he discovers her lifeless body on the beach, he is mistaken for the murderer and soon finds himself on the run, learning that the murder makes for very strange bedfellows.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by BCI Eclipse 2007

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Summary: The young Jane Austen wishes to be a writer. Her mother thinks otherwise. Although she is offered many marriage proposals she accepts none until the mischevious Thomas Lefroy shows up and turns her world around. At first she finds him ignorant and self centered but as she gets to know him, they start to flirt and eventually fall in love. Thomas' relatives disagree with the match and threaten to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD B

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BEC

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE BEC

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