Multcolib My Librarian Karen E: Brilliant British telly
Annotation:Brenda Blethyn is brilliant playing Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, in this series based on the detective novels of British author Ann Cleeves. Vera is solitary, obsessed, and cantankerous and just happens to be pure genius at her job.
Annotation:The newest additions to the sisterhood of British sleuths are attractive, sharp, and extremely entertaining. Meticulous and stubborn Kate teams up with street-smart Emma as bickering detectives in an upscale suburb.
Annotation:When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress, she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First World War, the country is in depression and ideals are hard won.
Annotation: Led by Captain Jack Harkness, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights the impossible. From an underground base built on a rift in time and space, the team responds to any alien threat-- a meteorite crash landing, sightings of extra-terrestrial technology, an unusual autopsy report, the spread of a deadly alien virus.
Annotation:A grouchy but cultured police detective and his easy going partner investigate crimes around the British community of Oxford starring the fantastic John Thaw.
Annotation:Home from a two-year assignment in the British Virgin Islands, Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, returns to Oxford, England where he is teamed with a brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway.
Annotation:The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse. The young Endeavour Morse is on the case, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear.
Annotation:Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers, the most celebrated British detective duo in years, employ cunning, intuition, and street smarts to unravel some of the most heinous and suspenseful crimes. Despite their obvious differences--he is an upper-crust aristocrat, while she is decidedly working class--the sleuths evolve into a potent team, deciphering tantalizing mysteries.
Annotation:John Hannah stars as Detective Inspector Rebus in these adaptations of the novels by Ian Rankin. D.I. Rebus confronts the underworld and his own personal demons while scouring the streets of Edinburgh investigating a series of deadly crimes.
Annotation:Based on a true story of the devout Catholic British Lord Frank Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, and his controversial, colorful, headline-making friendship with one of Britain's most notorious criminals, child murderess Myra Hindley.
Annotation:These three separate but interrelated films move unflinchingly through a turbulent and tragic decade in the West Riding region of Yorkshire, England. Serial murders, child abductions and rampant police corruption abound--no one escapes undamaged.
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There have been so many absolutely fab British shows through the years and here are some of my favorites so grab your mates and have a jolly good time!