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Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction: Season 1
rating:3.8

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction: Season 1

1997Runtime:0 minutes
Actor James Brolin hosts this anthology TV series that challenges viewers to determine whether the stories presented are true or false. Largely centered on supernatural occurrences, episodes each consist of five logic-defying tales -- some based on real-life experiences and some completely imagined for the show. Strange stories include that of a boy who disappears in a closet and the tale of a dog that returns from the dead.

Directed by:

  • Alison MacLean
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    Midsomer Murders: Second Sight
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    Midsomer Murders: Second Sight

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Faith and science collide when Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and Detective Sgt. Dan Scott (John Hopkins) arrive in Midsomer Mere to investigate a bizarre murder that left its victim with scorch marks on his head. The situation grows stranger still when Barnaby and Scott learn that the townsfolk have the ability to see into the future, and Barnaby can't shake the feeling that he's seen one of them somewhere before.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Holthouse
  • Renny Rye
  • Sarah Hellings
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    Midsomer Murders: The Straw Woman
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    Midsomer Murders: The Straw Woman

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Victims are being torched throughout Midsomer County in yet another confounding case for Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and his partner, Dan Scott (John Hopkins). Witchcraft, orgies and ancient lore are just some of the surprising details they uncover during their investigation. But rather than applying himself to the case with his customary zeal, Scott is preoccupied by his developing feelings for a local teacher.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
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    Egypt's Golden Empire
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    Egypt's Golden Empire

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This three-part program tracks the development of Egypt's glorious New Kingdom, a majestic era marked by the rise of powerful rulers, the birth of a sophisticated civilization and advances in art, culture and politics that would influence the world for years to come. Originally broadcast on PBS, the series blends archival documents and ancient artifacts with on-location footage and expert interviews to weave a complex but compelling narrative.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Bradley
  • James Hawes
  • Ciara Byrne
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    Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Mystery of the Blue Train
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    Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Mystery of the Blue Train

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Riding the Blue Train through France on her way to the Riviera, British heiress Katherine Grey (Georgina Rylance) gets pulled into an investigation of the murder of Ruth Kettering (Jaime Murray), a wealthy American woman. David Suchet reprises his role as famed Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot in this made-for-television adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel, co-starring Elliott Gould as the victim's millionaire father.

    Directed by:

  • Hettie MacDonald
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Midsomer Murders: Midsomer Rhapsody
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    Midsomer Murders: Midsomer Rhapsody

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) can't help but notice that more people than ever before seem interested in the work of long-dead composer Joan Alder, who wrote the well-known song "Midsomer Rhapsody." First, Alder's former music teacher turns up dead, and an early draft of her most famous piece is found among his possessions. But the plot thickens when Alder's long-lost daughter, Sarah, comes back into town.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Holthouse
  • Renny Rye
  • Sarah Hellings
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    Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin
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    Catherine Cookson's The Glass Virgin

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    When wealthy socialite Annabella Lagrange learns that her real mother is a madam at the local brothel, she flees the family estate with a childhood friend, and the two begin a new life in the working-class world.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
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    The Jacksons: An American Dream
    rating:3.8

    The Jacksons: An American Dream

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Before they were stars, the Jackson 5 were just ordinary kids born into a blue-collar family from Gary, Ind. Family patriarch Joe (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) knows they're destined for stardom, but their eventual fame brings problems of its own. Angela Bassett, Margaret Avery and Holly Robinson Peete co-star in this Emmy Award-winning miniseries that reveals the tumult and triumph behind one of the biggest acts in pop music history.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
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    Evolution
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    Evolution

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Covering all facets of the evolutionary process, this comprehensive PBS documentary -- narrated by actor Liam Neeson -- looks at everything from the genesis of Charles Darwin's natural selection theory to the clash between science and spirituality. Via computer animation, dramatic re-creations, film clips and expert interviews, the seven-part series presents a definitive view of how evolution has changed our perceptions of the world.

    Directed by:

  • David Espar
  • Susan K. Lewis
  • Alastair Reid
  • Joel Olicker
  • Kate Churchill
  • Richard Hutton
  • Gail Willumsen
  • Noel Buckner
  • Robert Whittlesey
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    Midsomer Murders: Bantling Boy
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    Midsomer Murders: Bantling Boy

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Chief Inspector Barnaby (John Nettles) and Sgt. Scott (John Hopkins) have another tough case on their hands when horse trainer Bruce Hartley (Simon Kunz) turns up dead after promising to reveal the reason his father mysteriously bequeathed a thoroughbred to four Midsomer residents. As more murders occur and the horse falls ill, the detectives delve deep into the hidden secrets of the aristocracy in their efforts to track down the killer.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
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    Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire
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    Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    As Europeans worked to conquer the world and extend their reach to other parts of the globe -- at times imposing their beliefs on citizens of other countries -- the people of Japan were decidedly isolationist, advocating separation as it nurtured its culture and traditions under its leader, Tokugawa Ieyasu. This documentary spotlights 16th and 17th century Japan as seen through the eyes of the samurai, the artist, the foreigner and many others.

    Directed by:

  • Lyn Goldfarb
  • Deborah Ann DeSnoo
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    Midsomer Murders: Sauce for the Goose
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    Midsomer Murders: Sauce for the Goose

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and Detective Sgt. Dan Scott (John Hopkins) are left with a bad taste in their mouths when they catch wind of a gruesome murder that took place inside Plummer's Relish Factory. As it turns out, the dead body belongs to the executive of Fieldway Foods -- one of the Plummers' biggest rivals. But Mrs. Plummer has also been receiving threats from an unknown source.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Holthouse
  • Renny Rye
  • Sarah Hellings
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    Daria: Is It College Yet?
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    Daria: Is It College Yet?

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    The sarcastic animated high schooler returns in this feature-length production. Daria's finishing up high school, but she has to decide which institution of higher learning is best suited to an antisocial intellectual with a passion for pizza!

    Directed by:

  • Karen Disher
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    Frontline: The Madoff Affair
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    Frontline: The Madoff Affair

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Sentenced to 150 years in federal prison, Bernie Madoff perpetrated the largest financial fraud in history. Following a timeline dating back to the 1960s, Frontline takes you inside the web of deception that snagged investors for $65 billion.

    Directed by:

  • Martin Smith
  • Marcela Gaviria
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    Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Cards on the Table
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    Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot: Cards on the Table

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    The enigmatic Mr. Shaitana (Alexander Siddig) hosts an evening of bridge that results in his own murder. Fortunately, four of his eight guests are in the sleuthing business -- including famed Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot (David Suchet). The other four attendees also have something in common: Shaitana suspected that each one had gotten away with murder. Poirot searches for clues in their card play.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Harding
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    The Impressionists
    rating:3.8

    The Impressionists

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    This sweeping BBC miniseries dramatizes the lives of the French impressionists who boldly created a new style of painting. Reminiscing about his life, 80-year-old Claude Monet (Julian Glover) recalls his experiences in Paris with maverick painters. His contemporaries, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne and Édouard Manet, endured poverty, social upheaval and derision from the art establishment. Richard Armitage plays the young Monet.

    Directed by:

  • Tim Dunn
  • Mary Downes
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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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