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Multcolib Picks: While you wait for...Call the Midwife

George Gently
George Gently Series 1 (DVD - 2008 ) DVD Drama GEORGE1 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 5 on 8 copies

Annotation:Stubborn, incorruptible old cop George Gently partners with a young, ambitious protege to tackle cases in the North East of England during the turbulent 1960s.

Love in A Cold Climate
Love in A Cold Climate (DVD - 2005 ) DVD Drama LOVE

Annotation:A masterful adaptation of Nancy Mitford's semi-autobiographical family saga. This eight-part miniseries seamlessly weaves together two women's tangled love affairs.

Wish Me Luck
Wish Me Luck Series 1 (DVD - 2009 ) DVD Drama WISH1 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Based on the real-life stories of women recruited by Britain's Special Operations Executive, this suspenseful drama series follows wife and mother Liz Grainger and half-Jewish factory girl Matty Firman from training in England through the terror of their daily lives in Nazi-occupied France.

Land Girls
Land Girls (DVD - 2010 ) DVD Drama LAND Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:Set in England during the Second World War, a five-part drama that captures the sacrifices and experiences of four young women in the Women's Land Army. Sharing hardships and working alongside captured POWs, Annie, Bea, Joyce and Nancy toil in the fields to grow food for the war effort.

South Riding
South Riding (DVD - 2011 ) DVD Drama SOUTH Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:Set after the First World War whilst England is in the midst of a depression. Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress, full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life but ideals are difficult to sustain.

The House of Eliott
The House of Eliott Series One (DVD - 2005 ) DVD Drama HOUSE

Annotation:It's the 1920s and two beautiful sisters born to privilege are suddenly left penniless. With talent and hard work, they struggle their way to the top of the fashion world.

Gosford Park
Gosford Park (DVD - 2002 ) DVD Comedy GOSFORD All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 16 copies

Annotation:Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.

Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs (DVD - 2011 ) DVD Drama UPSTAIRS Available in some locations

Annotation:One of the most loved television series of all time is brought back to life with a fresh cast. It's 1936 with fascism on the rise and parlor maid, Rose, needs to create a new "downstairs" family to help run the elegance of the "upstairs" world.

Foyle's War
Foyle's War (DVD - 2003 ) DVD Drama FOYLES All copies in use Availability details Holds: 7 on 9 copies

Annotation:A highly intelligent series that is fascinating on many levels. It's set during World War II but the focus is on the civilian folks in a seaside town. And then there's always a good mystery in each episode.

The Hour
The Hour (DVD - 2011 ) DVD Drama HOUR Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 12 copies

Annotation:Booze, sex, and crime. The Hour has it all.

The Bletchley Circle
The Bletchley Circle Cracking A Killer's Code (DVD - 2013 ) DVD Drama BLETCHLEY All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 20 copies

Annotation:What happened to those brilliant women who did all of that top secret work during WWII?

Manor House
Manor House (DVD - 2011 ) DVD 640.941 MANOR Available in some locations

Annotation:Best reality show ever - contemporary people are put into the lifestyle of a manor house in the early 1900s. They must live under a strict set of Edwardian rules for three distinct British classes: the aristocratic family, the upper servants and the lower servants.

Call the Midwife
Call the Midwife Season One (DVD - 2012 ) DVD Drama CALL1 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 35 copies

Annotation: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.

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Brew yourself a pot of tea or mix up a tall gin and tonic, then curl up and enjoy these British television shows.


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