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Summary: Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2005

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA VAN

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

Whishaw, Ben

Summary: Follows a new current affairs show, The hour, being launched by the BBC in 1956.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2 Entertain 2011

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HOU

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Summary: In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE ATO

Summary: "Rejoining The Hour a year on in 1957, the team are still striving to broadcast the stories they believe in, grappling with the disturbing threat of the Cold War and a country in the grip of unsettling, rapid change. Bel is still single and determined not to get involved with another married man, but finds herself taking on her adversary Bill Kendall, an ITV producer whose magnetic charm she...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas 2013

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Summary: It is the summer of 1953 and Nurse Appleyard is rushed to a secret location where she discovers her patient is Winston Churchill, the elderly Prime Minister. Churchill has suffered a stroke and may not last the weekend. As Churchill's wife and family gather at his bedside, long-buried tensions rise to the surface.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CHU NOT RATED

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CHU

Summary: Twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse loves playing matchmaker. When pretty, naive and socially inferior Harriet arrives, Emma decides to indulge her passion. Against the advice of family friend and surrogate older brother Mr. Knightly, she persuades Harriet to reject an advantageous marriage proposal from a local farmer in order to hold out for an offer from the dashing Mr. Elton. But Emma soon...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2010

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

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV EMM

Summary: An inspiring story of independence that follows two unlikely friends determined to face the world on their own terms. Young Michael is a patient who is resigned to his quiet life within an institution's safe, predictable boundaries. Then, the rebellious Rory O'Shea bursts onto the scene. Now, with the help of the beautiful young Siobhan, who sings on as the boys' live-in aide, Rory will show...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Focus Features 2005

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

Summary: Combines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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Summary: Based on the life of William Wilberforce, his passion, and perseverance to pass a law ending the slave trade in the late 18th Century, and the people, including his minister, who pushed him to pursue it to the end.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: Daniel Deronda is sensitive and charming, the illegitimate son of an aristocrat, haunted by the secrets that shroud his birth. Beautiful, vivacious Gwendolen Harleth is a gambler and short on cash. When they meet at the roulette table, sparks fly. But above all, Gwendolen needs money, and the icy aristrocrat Henleigh Grandcourt is more than happy to provide. As her situation becomes more and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2007

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DAN

Summary: Set against the decedent glamour and escalating danger of revolution-era Cuba. Katey is a young American woman, who, with her family move to Cuba and discovers love, sensuality and independence. Katey persuades Javier to partner her in a prestigious national dance competion at Havana's Glittering Palace. They secretly meet to practice their dance moves at a steamy night club, where the dancing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Films 2004

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

Summary: In 1788, Mary Bryant, a starving young Cornwall girl, is convicted of a petty crime and sentenced to seven years in the Australian penal colony of Botany Bay. When Mary initiates an escape, she embarks on an arduous four thousand-mile journey toward freedom in a tragic and triumphant story that would make her one of history's most fascinating and courageous unsung heroines.--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by Timeless Media Group 2007

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Summary: Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2016

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SUF

Taylor-Joy, Anya

Summary: Set in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, a young woman receives the gift of an exact replica of their home from her new husband and she soon finds that the miniature creations inside it mirror what is happening in the real house in unnerving ways.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2018

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

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MIN