For more than half a century, a shared love of canals and narrowboats has been inseparable from the marriage of Timothy West and Prunella Scales. The two iconic actors have spent many of the happiest days of their life together enjoying the calming pleasures of watching land and nature unfold before them at four miles an hour. In 2014, Tim and Pru took to the canals of Britain and beyond with a television crew and a brief to record their best-loved...
He was the eldest son of Queen Victoria who ruled Great Britain for more than half a century. When he ascended the throne after her death in 1901, he reigned for only nine years. Yet he was still as strong a symbol of the times as his mother had been.
Anne Lister returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, by reopening her coal mines and marrying well. However, the charismatic, single-minded Lister--who dresses in black from head to toe and has charmed her way into high society--has no intention of marrying a man. Instead, she is determined to stay true to her nature by marrying Ann Walker, a sheltered heiress who happens...
Sinbad, a daring and notorious rogue, has spent his life sailing the seven seas asking for trouble. Now he had been framed for stealing a priceless and powerful treasure - the Book of Peace. Sinbad has on chance to find, then return the precious book, and battle the Goddess of Chaos or his best friend Proteus will die.
6) Bleak house
"Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast -- swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd, relentless detective -- until the final thrilling climax"--Container.
In the first century A.D., Flavius Silva, commander of the Roman Tenth Legion in Palestine, leads his forces in combat against the remaining Jewish Zealots who have taken refuge in the seemingly impregnable fortress of Masada. There, the engineering and military might of Rome faces the passion and ingenuity of Eleazer ben Yair and his people.
Alan and Celia have now been married for seven years. The childhood sweethearts, who reunited and remarried in their seventies, have moved into a lovely new home. But Alan and Celia are discovering that wedded bliss isn't always blissful. Clashing politics, Alan's new job and a wild local lad create tension. Meanwhile, Caroline gets emotionally embroiled at work and Alan's brother Ted jets in for a visit.
Mrs. de Winter revives Manderley's famous ball, but, encouraged by Mrs. Danvers to copy her dress from a painting, she incurs Maxim's wrath. Mrs. Danvers' taunting reaches a climax as she declares Rebecca is still ruler at the house.
This is a fresh look from writer Andrew Davies at the classic novel by E.M. Forster, about the impact of Italian sensuality and love of life on an impressionable English girl, framed poignantly by her nostalgic return to Italy after WWI.
From England to the Mediterranean, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.