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Programs A to Z

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Programs A to Z

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Antiques Roadshow

This series travels to towns in Great Britain in search of interesting antiquessallsall from around the world.

Antiques Roadshow UK

The touring antiques-appraisal series' original version, taped at locales around Britain. `Antiques Roadshow' has been airing on the BBC since 1978; this package of the series debuted on PBS on Oct. 4, 2001.

Are You Being Served?

Shenanigans of department-store workers are chronicled in this popular British sitcom about the constant carping between employees in Ladies Separates and Gentlemen's Ready to Wear. The BBC series has long been syndicated in the U.S.

As Time Goes By

A British series about former lovers reunited by chance after a 38-year separation chronicles their awkward courtship and eventual marriage. It aired in Great Britain in the 1990s and on PBS and BBC America.

B

Ballykissangel

Colin Farrell found fame playing Danny Byrne in the first two seasons of this series about a priest, Father Peter Clifford of England, who tries to make his mark in the small Irish town of Ballykissangel. The BBC drama's rural community is the home of offbeat characters who often find humorous ways to cope with dilemmas involving politics, romance, money and mortality.

Black Work

A policewoman sets out to discover who murdered her husband, an undercover police officer.

Born and Bred

A young doctor relocates to a small English village to take over his father's practice.

C

Call the Midwife

A drama about a young midwife who cares for expectant mothers in 1950s-era East London.

Chef!

An irascible chef dedicates himself to culinary excellence in this sitcom.

D

DCI Banks

A British police detective unravels mysteries in the Yorkshire countryside.

Death in Paradise

A London detective is transferred to the island of Sainte-Marie in the Caribbean, despite his hatred of sun, sand and sea.

Doc Martin

Dr. Martin Ellingham, a smart physician with a foul disposition, moves to Portwenn to replace the Cornish hamlet's deceased doctor, and promptly sets about alienating everyone.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

Dr Blake returns to his hometown, Ballarat, to take over his late father's medical practice in 1959, and finds himself seeking answers to the town's murder mysteries in his role as police surgeon.

Doctor Who

A cult favorite about the journeys through the universe of a time-traveling eccentric, a cultural icon who has been portrayed by more than a half dozen actors since the show's 1963 debut on the BBC. The campy sci-fi fantasy developed an equally fanatical following when it was syndicated in the U.S. in the late 1970s, mostly on PBS.

The Driver

Vince McKee's life is turned upside down when he agrees to be the driver for a criminal gang.

The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece

A drama about a widow and her children who, in 1935, relocate from Britain to Corfu, a sun-drenched Greek island in the Ionian Sea. Adapted from Gerald Durrell's "My Family and Other Animals" and its two sequels.

E

EastEnders

Follow the many ups and downs of the residents of Walford's Albert Square, where hearts and taboos are broken on a daily basis.

Endeavour on Masterpiece

The "Inspector Morse" prequel finds a young Endeavour Morse investigating cases in 1960s-era Oxford and the surrounding area.

F

Father Brown

A Catholic priest with excellent detective skills solves crimes in this stylish series set in the 1950s and based on G.K. Chesterton's stories.

Foyle's War

A WWI vet becomes a police officer and battles crime at home during WWII.

G

Globe Trekker

A global travel series that explores exotic locales and various local cultures.

The Great British Baking Show

Amateur bakers compete to be named Britain's best.

H

Hinterland

A Celtic noir series about an enigmatic DCI who investigates crimes in a centuries-old Welsh town that is as troubled as it is picturesque.

Hustle

A BBC caper following a crafty outfit of grifters who target avaricious, morally bankrupt marks. Led by smooth Mickey Stone, an ex-con who went to jail for a crime of passion, the group includes veteran Albert Stroller, tech whiz Ash Morgan, charming Stacie Monroe and newcomer Danny Blue.

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Detectives Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers and their crime-solving exploits are featured.

Inspector Morse

The cases of author Colin Dexter's prickly, eccentric Oxford sleuth, whose passions include ale, crosswords and, of course, a good mystery. Indeed, these first-rate whodunits established `Morse' as PBS's longest running detective series. Sadly, the inspector's style of `inspirational methodology' came to an end in 2002 with the death of star John Thaw.

M

MI-5

A sleek, fast-paced BBC hit focusing on domestic-security intelligence agents, dealing with threats that range from arms merchants to germ warfare

Midsomer Murders

A British police inspector investigates mysteries and murders in a rustic English county.

Monarch of the Glen

A London chef inherits a Scottish estate and its eccentric staff in this British drama. Family issues, financial debt and an unhappy girlfriend are just a few of the problems facing Archie MacDonald (who eventually leaves the estate in the care of his half-brother, Paul). Based on the Highland novels of Compton Mackenzie.

Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece

The story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of the London department store Selfridges & Co.

N

New Tricks

After a botched rescue attempt, a detective is assigned to head up a group of retired detectives working on unresolved cases.

P

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages

Penlope Keith's explores the villages.

Pie in the Sky

A retired police detective tries to succeed in the restaurant business, but is constantly called upon to solve mysterious crimes.

Poldark on Masterpiece

A British soldier returns to his Cornwall home after fighting in the American War of Independence, but much has changed during his three years away: his father is dead; his lands are ruined; and his true love is about to marry his cousin. He also raises the hackles of the locals when he hires a miner's daughter as a maid after she's run away from home.

Priceless Antiques Roadshow

Series highlighting the best bits of Antiques Roadshow.

R

Rosemary & Thyme

The adventures of two amateur sleuths who come together through a mutual interest in plants.

S

Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective uses his keen powers of deduction in a series of cases which first aired on PBS's 'Mystery.'

V

Vera

An obsessive British police inspector investigates murders.

W

Waking the Dead

A squad of investigators reopens unsolved murder cases in this British crime drama.

Wallander

A gritty crime drama about a morose police detective who investigates murders. Based on Swedish crime author Henning Mankell's book series.

Whitechapel

London police track a serial killer who dispatches his victims in Jack the Ripperesque ways.