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Programs A to Z

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Programs A to Z

A

Agatha Christie's Poirot

Belgian detective Hercule Poirot tackles a variety of mysteries.

Antiques Roadshow

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

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.

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.

D

Dalziel and Pascoe

A British crime drama following the investigations of an unlikely detective duo.

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.

E

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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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.

K

Kangaroo Dundee

An Australian man rescues orphaned kangaroos and nurses them back to health.

L

Luther

Psychological crime drama centered on a brilliant but self-destructive detective, who has more in common with the criminals he hunts than he would like to think.

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.

Murder in Suburbia

Two quick-witted female detectives probe suburban homicides in this British series.

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

Pie in the Sky

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

Priceless Antiques Roadshow

Highlights from the first 31 seasons of the British version of ''Antiques Roadshow.''

R

Red Cap

Agent Jo McDonagh works for an elite military group that investigates crimes committed by or against British army members. Her male-dominated unit takes on cases involving murders, espionage, political cover-ups and drug trafficking.

Rosemary & Thyme

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

S

Shakespeare Uncovered

The stories behind Shakespeare's greatest plays are explored by Shakespearean actors and directors.

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.'

W

Waking the Dead

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

Y

Yes Minister

The enormously popular British travails of an idealistic official who tries to run his cabinet while civil servants try to run him. Jim Hacker's constant foil as cabinet minister is the scheming Sir Humphrey Appleby, who gets in his way as Hacker tries to prune the civil service, and deal with government wiretapping and a hospital that has a full administrative staff---and no patients. Hacker eventually moved up the ladder, to prime minister, in the follow-up, `Yes, Prime Minister.'