From the acclaimed director of Lawrence of Arabia Doctor Zhivago and The Bridge on the River Kwai Sir David Lean’s last ever feature film is a magnificent work which earned two Oscars for its rich evocative score and a superb performance by Dame Peggy Ashcroft.A Passage to India is “a wonderfully provocative tale full of vivid characters all played to near perfection” (The New York Times). With the director’s “strongest cast in years” (Time Ou..
18th Century England – a time of turbulence when the world was up for grabs and belonged to those who used both hands.Lawyer William Garrow came to the courts of London’s Old Bailey where defense of the accused and cross-examination in pursuit of justice was almost unheard of. Bounty hunters roamed the land in search of reward often creating villains where none existed. Judges were in the pocket of politicians and the public gallery of a courtroom was a ..
Balnaird House, one of the most splendid estates in the Scottish Highlands, is the home of the ancient and venerable Aird family and - it will turn out - of many family secrets held tightly by Violet, aging matriarch of the Aird clan. Edmund Aird passed the family home into the hands of the family business when overtaken by debt. This becomes a problem when his insatiable son-in-law Noel becomes chairman and suddenly the entire family fortune and its heritage are at stake. With corporate wheels spinning, ..
This collection contains the entire eighth series of Midsomer Murders. Set in the idyllic picturesque county of Midsomer Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby discovers that all is not as it seems and beneath the tranquil surface of village life exists a disturbing and cunning propensity for murder.Featured episodes:Things that go Bump in the NightDead in the WaterOrchis FatalisBantling BoySecond SightHidden DepthsSauce for the GooseMidsomer Rhapsody