Casualty is a weekly television show broadcast on BBC One, and the longest running emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast on 6 September 1986 and transmitted in the UK on BBC One. The producer was Geraint Morris. The programme is based around the fictional Holby City Hospital and focuses on the staff and patients of the hospital's Accident and Emergency Department.
Lawyers Ben Graham and Alisha Cole are a happy couple whose world is rocked when they accidentally glimpse a moment of injustice. Drawn into an underbelly of corruption and conspiracy, they try to report what they have seen but find themselves enemies of the state.
Determined to put things right, Ben and Alisha set up an agency to support whistleblowers: people who refuse to turn a blind eye to corruption and will risk everything to expose the truth.
New Tricks is a BBC television drama series which follows the work of the Metropolitan Police Service's Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). Led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes.
Inspector Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and Sergeant Havers (Sharon Small), are Elizabeth George's crime-cracking duo from opposite sides of the track.
No detective is better suited to expose the secrets of the upper classes than Lynley, himself the eighth Earl of Asherton. And while Havers may not know her earl from her escargot, she knows how to dig for clues in places a bit too seedy for the well-manicured Lynley.
Powers is about two teens with special powers who solve mysteries about strange occurences. Mark has the ability to read minds, while Song Li has the ability to read feelings. They are in a project run by Professor Henry Powers, who experiments with kids with special powers like the ones Mark and Song Li have. The professor's first experiment was Dr. Mary Holland, who helps Mark and Song Li solve the mysteries with Professor Powers.
Silent Witness follows the work of forensic pathologist Dr. Sam Ryan, played by Amanda Burton. The series was created by an ex-police officer, Nigel McCrery.
In 2004, Amanda Burton left the series and Nikki Alexander joined the team, played by Emilia Fox.
Meet Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two amateur green-fingered sleuths who came together through a mutual love of plants and troubled social lives. Together they start a new life as a gardening business, tackling horticultural problems for anybody who requires help. Mystery however is never very far behind them, and as soon as they start a new assignment they soon discover plots and conspiracies in-between the herbaceous borders. Nevertheless the dynamic and inquisitive duo tries to solve the murderous goings on, whilst dealing with problems a little closer to their profession. Welcome to the world of Rosemary and Thyme.
This charming English crime series, based on books by Caroline Graham, follows Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) , a laconic, down-to-earth detective who faces many ingenious and remarkable murders amid the eccentric denizens of a ficticious 'Middle England' county (Midsomer).
This series is a spin-off from the long running BBC medical drama Casualty. Set in the same hospital as its sister series, this show follows the everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of Holby City General Hospital.
Poirot is a UK series that brings to life Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot (played by David Suchet), whose sleuthing belongs chiefly in the 1920s and 1930s. Based in London, with the very English Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser) as his Dr Watson, Poirot 's field of operations ranges around Europe. The series has strong story lines, good production and acting, and an unmistakable flavour of the pre-war years. It won two BAFTA awards in 1990, then had BAFTA nominations as Best Drama Series in 1991 and 1992. Sixty five of Agatha Christie's Poirot stories have so far been filmed in this series, with the final five starring David Suchet due to be broadcast in 2013. Beyond the UK and North America (where Poirot is broadcast by A & E) the show is seen in more than eighty other countries around the world.
Peak Practice was first broadcast in 1993, the series was about a small country GP practice in the ficticious village of Cardale in the Derbyshire Dales. Having inherited the practice from her father Dr. Beth Glover (Amanda Burton) was the first Senior Partner. Along with Will Preston (Simon Shepherd) and Jack Kerruish (Kevin Whately) the three doctors ran the surgery for three series. Peak Practice follows the highs and lows of life in Cardale for these Doctors and others that followed them. The Series came to an end in 2002 after 12 succesful series.
Set in the beautiful rural towns of Warwick and Leamington Spa, Dangerfield told of the trials of London police surgeon Dr Paul Dangerfield (Nigel Le Vaillant in his first major role since playing dour Dr Julian Chapman in Casualty) who relocated to Warwickshire following the tragic death of his wife Celia in a car crash. A single parent to teenagers Alison (Lisa Faulkner and Tamzin Malleson) and Marty (Sean Maguire and Tim Vincent), Dangerfield first worked under the watchful eye of Birmingham-born DI Ken Jackson (George Irving) then in Series 3 and 4 was presented with other police bosses including DS Helen Diamond (Nicola Cowper) and DI Frank Dagley (Michael Melia). It wasn't all gloom and doom for widower Dangerfield, however, as he did find time, after a suitable mourning period, to briefly romance feisty barrister Kate Durrani (Kim Vithana) and on a more long-term basis, his medical colleague Dr Joanna Stevens (Amanda Redman). Following his daughter Al's marriage during
In This Life, a group of attractive, badly-behaved lawyers live in a posh house in London and spend their time engaged in emotional crises, usually over wanting to sleep with each other. It was a British thirtysomething, Friends, and Ally McBeal all rolled into one. Shot mainly in jerky close-ups and intercut with trendy music of the time, it had gained huge ratings by the end of the decade. - In 2004 a South African version of This Life (closely based on the UK series and story) was filmed and screened on SABC3 TV for 10 months.
Capital City was a television show produced by Euston Films which focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international bank Shane-Longman.
Enemy at the Door takes place during World War II in German-occupied Channel Islands and describes the relationship between the German conquerers and the English natives.
Target was an action-packed police drama series based on the operations of the 13th Regional Crime Squad. The squad deals with large scale crimes ranging from drugs and murder to immigrant smuggling. It is led by Detective Superintendent Hackett, its tough and ruthless chief of operations.
THE PROFESSIONALS (1977 - 1983) "Anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men - experts from the Army, the Police - from every service. These are The Professionals." The Professionals is one of British television's most popular and successful action series of the 1970s and 80s. At their peak in 1980 The Pros were earning as many as 17.6 million viewers. The Professionals began life in early 1977, provisionally titled The A-Squad, in an idea conceived by Brian Clemens, the then head of the independent TV company Avengers Mark I Productions. His aim was to create a rival for Thames television's hugely successful long-running police series The Sweeney. Bodie, Doyle and Cowley could have looked very different to how we remember them as. A number of very different actors were considered for the three central roles, with neither of the final chosen team being the original choices. The final thre