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Summary: Inspired by the Jesuit saying, "Give me a child until he is 7 years old, and I will give you the man," in 1964 Granada Television commissioned a short documentary wherein producers profiled 14 7-year-old children, and loosely speculated on what sort of lives they might lead. It was meant and received as an indictment of the British class system, which seemed most inflexible in 1964. Almost as...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Granada Television Ltd. 2006

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FOR

Summary: Tale of a neurotic, class-conscious doctor saddled with a nagging wife and the scheme he devises to do away with her. Gossip about his wife's death is rife and it seems to the Dr. that the only way to make the gossip stop is to dispose of the gossipers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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

Summary: Disc one: After a daring diamond heist, all fingers point to crime boss Jimmy Vincent, released from prison on the very day of the robbery. When teenagers find the two-week-old corpse of Dominic Sylvester, everyone in the Willesden constabulary dismisses it as the lonely death of a reclusive old man - everyone, that is, except Davies. Bunny Hopper is half of the almost-famous comedy team Bunny...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2008

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

Summary: Uncertain of her future but unwilling to sacrifice her freedom, Bathsheba rejects the proposal of Gabriel Oak only to become his employer. Still in love, Gabriel can only watch as Bathsheba flirts with her neighbor, Mr. Boldwood unleashing a passionate obsession within the reserved Boldwood. Both men forsake their hearts, however, upon the arrival of the dashing soldier Frank Troy. Despite...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2012

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

Summary: Relates the story of the Channel Island inhabitants who suffered pain and frustration during the German occupation during WWII. An uneasy relationship is maintained by the islanders and the Nazi's, whose constrictive regulations dampen morale.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Goldhil Video 2002

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Summary: "In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, romance novel addict Catherine Morland is invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies. She forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NOR NOT RATED

Summary: Based on the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this set features six tales of mystery, deduction, and suspense. Join the famous sleuth and the good doctor on yet another round of adventures.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2004

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Summary: Fitz is an addicted gambler, a heavy drinker, and a brilliant, if deeply flawed criminal psychologist. Follow Fitz as he investigates an accused commuter train killer with amnesia, a couple who share love and murder, and the killing of a young boy that shakes a community to its core.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2003

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Summary: The criminal psychologist returns in three more episodes: To Be A Somebody, The Big Crunch, and Men Should Weep. 'Fitz' combats personal crisis and professional challenges when racism, religion, and murder get in his way.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2004

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

Summary: Drama of the family life and loves of an upper-middle-class Victorian family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2002

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

Summary: "The three gables": A woman calls for an investigation after she is offered a lot of money to sell her estate. "The dying detective": A woman is convinced that her cousin is putting her family in jeopardy. "The golden pince-nez": Scotland Yard is troubled with a murder investigation and no promising leads. "The red circle": Holmes and Watson are called upon by the landlady of a rooming house...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2004

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

Summary: Each author gives the mystery genre his or her own twist, with results from humorous to the macabre. You will visit conventional English drawing rooms, a boy's prep school, a luxury health spa and a snowbound hotel.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Granada Television Ltd. 2008

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

Summary: Drama of the family life and loves of an upper-middle-class Victorian family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2002

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

Summary: Intent on escaping the clutches of his indomitable Aunt Agatha and the perpetual threat of wedlock, Bertie once again flees his native England for New York accompanied, as ever, by the unflappable Jeeves. Yet even the waters of the Atlantic cannot keep the witless Wooster safe, and he is soon up to his ears in a frightful tangle of wayward cousins, stolen babies, unwanted engagements and even...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2002

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Je 4

Summary: Three girls adopted by an explorer are raised as sisters by his niece. As each of the girls have their own dreams, they learn that in order to realize them, they must also keep their family together.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Koch Entertainment 2008

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Summary: Czarist Russia, 1897 - war and revolution bring poet and physician Yury Zhivago together with the beautiful Lara, his muse and all-consuming passion. But, both Yury and Lara are haunted - he by guilt over his betrayal of Tonya, his beloved wife, and Lara by fear of Komarovsky, the powerful man who means to have her any way he can.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2003

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Summary: Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet and contain 90 percent of life on earth, yet they remain the most treacherous and alien part of our environment. Through unparalleled underwater footage, up-to-date science and harrowing first-person accounts, Savage Seas probes the watery phenomena that hold both terror and allure.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2007

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

Summary: Episodes from the series "Cracker", featuring a criminal psychologist with a dark side - a side dependent on a cocktail of alcohol and gambling.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media [distributor] 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Cracker 2008 10 Discs

Summary: Professor Ian Hood is recruited by the British government as its on-call scientist/detective. Along with his female bodyguard, they take on such menaces as rogue cloners, ruthless polluters, and resurgent viruses. Includes four episodes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Granada International 2006

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

Summary: The fabled Forsyte family saga continues. Fluer, the daughter of Soames and Annette, and Jon, the son of Irene and Jolyon, meet by chance as youngsters. A decade later, they meet again and fall instantly - and disasterously - in love. This era in the saga of the privileged Forsytes unfolds amid the gaiety and social upheaval of the 1920's, the dawn of the modern age.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2004

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

Summary: When a young woman is found brutally murdered, and the DCI in charge is unable to take up the case, the role is passed on to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the first female DCI to handle such a responsibility. Between a slippery suspect and resistance from her team of detectives, Tennison has her hands full.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2003

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

Summary: Delves into the world of the supernatural with six bizarre, inexplicable, and frightening ghost stories as told by some of the greatest mystery authors of all time.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Vision 2006

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

Summary: In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2004

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UP

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-made, self-important banker Josiah...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2007

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

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