Stunning gardens provide the backdrop for this British mystery series. From their former careers as a university plant biologist and a police officer, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, professional gardeners and amateur sleuths, bring unique investigative talents to their horticultural and human mysteries. Locations include manor houses in the English countryside, London's Kew Gardens and Regent's Park, the French Riviera, Italy's Ligurian coast, a...
With Nonnatus House scheduled for demolition, Jenny, Chummy, and Sister Julienne search for a new location nearby, while Jenny's relationship with Alec continues to blossom. But an outbreak of polio affects the nurses and nuns more than they could have imagined.
Now nearing the 1960s, the community enters a new time of social change, while stories of birth, life and death continue to touch your heart. Will live-wire Nurse Trixie marry her young curate? What new project calls for a heart as big as Chummy's? How will Sister Evangelina react to two new nurses? And why does Sister Julienne appear so unsettled by a mystery benefactor?
Season Two continues to follow Jenny and the other midwives as they deal with all the problems the neighborhood of Poplar has to throw at them. A fascinating portrayal of birth, life, death and a community on the brink of huge social change, Call the Midwife offers a gripping insight into a way of life that is so drastically different from how we live now.
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Death in the slow lane: A classic car show becomes a crime scene after a grisly death. Dark secrets: Barnaby and Jones investigate the suspicious death of a social services employee. Echoes of the dead: The detectives look into a series of copycat murders. the oblong murders: Jones goes undercover to investigate a local new-age...
It's the 1950's and Sidney "Pop" Larkin has managed to avoid paying taxes for practically his entire working life. He embarks on a number of ill-fated entrepreneurial ventures and his daughter causes more than one head to turn with her flirtatious ways. But the flamboyant Larkins are thoroughly devoted to each other in good times and bad.
Henry James' chilling ghost tale about a governess hired by a charming bachelor to look after two young children in a grand mansion in rural England where sinister events place their lives in jeopardy.
A moving, intimate, funny, and true-to-life look at the colorful stories of midwifery and families in East London in the '50s. Based on the bestselling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. When Jenny Lee first arrives in Poplar, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty, and life itself. But Jenny is brought up to speed fast once she joins a team of midwives who provide care to the poorest women.
Explores the formative years of the renowned author's life as he finds friendship, courage, and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including the author's tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire...
Based on the bestselling children's book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. the story follows siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby, and Rufus the dog, who decide one day to go on an adventure through whirling snowstorms, oozing mud, and dark forests in search of bears. But when Rosie and Rufus become separated from the rest of the family, it looks like bear hunting might not be quite as fun after all.
London, 2027. Humanity has become infertile and no child has been born for 18 years. Science is at loss to explain the reason. Immigration is a crime and refugees are caged like animals. African and East European societies have collapsed and their dwindling populations are migrating toward England and other wealthy nations torn apart by nuclear fallout, rampant terrorism, and political rebellion. In this climate of nationalistic violence, London peace...
A incisive portrait of the tensions that exist within a working class family.
A slow-burning depiction of economic degradation in Thatcher's England. In this film, unemployment is rampant in London's working-class East End, where a middle-aged couple and their two sons languish in a claustrophobic public-housing flat. As the brothers (Phil Daniels and Tim Roth) grow increasingly disaffected, the grinding boredom of their daily existence is punctuated...
The beloved nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House return to warm your heart as they care for the poorest women in London's East End. Life never stands still as the midwives face surprise pregnancy, disease, blossoming romance and missing friends.
A young girl reveals how a little positive thinking can make a big difference.Every dark cloud has a silver lining--and young Pollyanna knows how to find it. Newcomer Georgina Terry makes a stirring debut as Pollyanna in this heartwarming tale of a little girl whose effortless charm captures the hearts of family, friends, and strangers alike. After the death of her father, Pollyanna moves in with her downcast, embittered aunt (Amanda Burton, Silent...
The episode opens in 2005 with Jennifer Worth at home preparing for Christmas with husband Philip. She reminisces about the friends and colleagues of her youth at Nonnatus House, and as she talks we cut back to 1959.
Cynthia is concerned during a visit as she feels new mother Pamela is overly anxious. Dr. Turner arranges for a psychiatrist to visit but on their return, Pamela and the baby are missing. Dr. Turner and Shelagh continue with the adoption process but one of his references from a man he served with during the war leads to the uncovering of a devastating secret.
Dr. Turner prepares for change with the introduction of the contraceptive pill, while Patsy struggles to help a Bargee woman who is determined to give birth among her own community. As a huge storm threatens Poplar, Nurse Crane helps save the life of a young mother. After the storm, there is a welcome return for one Nonnatus House resident.
Sister Julienne receives a phone call from Holloway Prison where the Salvation Army, who normally provide midwifery for female inmates, have been struck down with influenza. She is called to care for the women and asks Trixie to help her. Shelagh suffers heartbreak when a routine pregnancy check turns out to be something far more serious.
As preparations are made for Chummy to nurse her dying mother at home, Jenny finds herself drawn to help. While Shelagh and Dr. Turner await news from the Adoption Society, Shelagh pulls out all the stops when she enters her choir into a competition.