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.
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.
17-year-old Griet must work to support her family, so she becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she attracts the master painter's attention. He is commissioned to paint Griet, and the result is one of the greatest paintings ever created.
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.
Hailed by critics as one of the most thoughtful and important TV dramas ever, the sweeping fourteen-part remastered adaptation of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet is the story of the men and women of both ruling and ruled classes of WWII India, trying amidst the turmoil to come to terms with the drastic changes taking place around them, knowing that their lives will never be the same again.
The life and times of a group of midwives working at Nonnatus House--a nursing convent serving the impoverished of East London in the late 1950s and early 1960s--are chronicled in this appealing British series based on true events. The women learn powerful lessons about life's struggles while visiting with expectant mothers and poor children.
11) Marple: Series 6
Appearances can be deceiving and never more so than in the case of Miss Marple, Agatha Christie's spinsters sleuth. She may look like a sweet old lady, but her demure hat and sensible tweeds conceal a superior intelligence and steely resolve. And although her eyes twinkle, they don't miss a clue.
Notorious poet and playwright Oscar Wilde devours all that life has to offer, but there's only so much that late Victorian England will tolerate. As Wilde delves into a taboo world of homosexual desire, his life rapidly becomes a turbulent charade. He cannot escape the repercussions wrought by a "pure" society, nor will he hide in shame for being true to his nature.
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Midsomer life: After the unpopular editor of a local magazine is found dead, Barnaby stumbles upon a nest of bribery, adultery, and secrets kept too long. The magician's nephew: Barnaby must determine if witchcraft is to blame when several members of a pagan cult are killed in an unusual manner. Days of misrule: Christmas comes...
The team discovers a sleeper agent with terrifying connections in the US military. Faced with a formidable foe who not only appears to be a traitor, but a trained spy with access to US bases, MI5 may be out of its league. Meanwhile, Daddy is on a mission of his own to secure the safe defection of his favourite Chinese dancer.
London: 1972. When a defecting KGB officer, Arkady Malinov, reveals Operation Glass, a devastating Soviet plot that could change the course of the cold war, Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate. As the Soviets awaken a list of sleeper agents all over Britain, Daddy's team must move swiftly to gain information about the plot.
The team is reeling from the shocking discovery of a mole among them, and as the Soviet plot continues unabated, it is up to Wendy to give the team the break they need. Meanwhile, when Sarah finds herself in danger, Alan is forced to make a decision that can make or break their relationship. Joe has trouble of his own when leaked information threatens the investigation and the lives of the team.
The next agent on the Soviet list, Tom Mallory, is a brutal man currently in prison for assault. Without his freedom, he can't perform his task and bring MI5 one-step closer to thwarting Operation Glass - leaving Daddy with a terrible choice. Joe, haunted by events in his past, continues to struggle with his lover's killer's role in the plot.
The team is reeling from a KGB bombing and the mole's confession, but with Operation Glass hurtling towards a shocking climax, MI5 is running out of time to piece the puzzle together and avert disaster. Bobby and Wendy make a crucial discovery, which could have implications at the highest levels of government.
Discovering the KGB is one-step ahead, Joe tries to convince the team to run a double agent scheme - a perilous game that understandably makes his colleagues uneasy. But with dangerous assassin Odin at large, the team is unsure KGB defector, Arkady, would risk his life to help them. Meanwhile, Alan grapples with a shocking discovery that could jeopardize his marriage to fellow agent and wife, Sarah.