Blending the gritty fast pace of murder investigations with the warmth and chaos of family life this new detective series is a fresh take on modern day policing set in contemporary Manchester. DCI Janine Lewis who is passionately committed to her work and family is back after her maternity leave. She is separated from wayward husband Pete and strives to balance the responsibilities of her pressured career with the demand of her four children.
Liam is a seven year old boy growing up in Liverpool during the 1930s. At school he is learning about the perils of Catholicism, and at home he watches things change after his Father loses his job.
Gina (Ruth Gemmell) is struggling to keep an aggressive loan shark at bay. When she meets Carol (Cathy Tyson) another single mother who appears to have no financial worries she is keen to know her secret. Her newfound friendship with Carol draws Gina into the sisterhood of the streets a fiercely loyal network that underpins the harsh realities of the oldest profession in the world. When a murder is discovered on their patch the women close ranks as their lives become inextricably bound up in the search for the killer.
Sean takes his two friends into the rural wilds of Wales in search of an underworld specialist who can illegally revive his failing business. Deep in alien, isolated territory, they accidentally cross William Parry, a broken and desperate farmer dangerously hateful and paranoid of all around him. The situation spins rapidly out of control, spiraling into a horrific heart of darkness spree of pointless violence and revenge as Parry hunts the three friends across the stark and unforgiving terrain.
Upon the sudden death of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, his trusted and successful general Narcissus Meridas is unlawfully imprisoned and condemned to the gladiator games by Marcus's twisted son Commodus.
After constant fights detentions and suspensions from high school Charlie Proud is heading in one direction - a prison sentence. However a disciplinary meeting between Charlie's parents and the School Principal Dewitt (James Caan) convinces the principal that if he can remove the boy from the bad influences of both the local gangs and his dysfunctional family there may yet be a future for Charlie. Forced to work for the elderly and eccentric Mrs Ritchie (Gena Rowlands) the pensioner he robbed Charlie slowly learns to respect his victim. Conflicted by the love and kindness he sees in Mrs Ritchie's family Charlie is forced to deal with the dark secrets of his own life as well as the destructive influence of his gang mates.
Love Kills. Gary Oldman stars as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious with Chloe Webb as his junkie girlfriend Nancy; social misfits who literally love each other to death in this riveting biography of burnt-out icons Their love affair is one of pure devotion. Sid falls hard for groupie Nancy Spungen who seduces him with her affection - and addiction to heroin. Their inseparable bond - to each other and their drugs - eventually corrodes the band sending Sid and Nancy down a dark road of despair. Out of money hope and options the dependent two hit rock bottom while living in squalor at New York's infamous Chelsea Hotel. But their journey takes yet another tragic turn as they face their final curtain - and attempt to fulfill their destiny of going out in a blaze of glory.
Caroline Quentin stars as DCI Janine Lewis the hit police drama Blue Murder. Starring along side her are Ian Kelsey ( Casualty ) David Schofield ( Our Friends in the North ) and Nick Murchie.
Welcome to the school of hard knocks. Trapped, terrified and hunted. A group of teachers and students are locked inside a school after hours as a gang of hooded killers intent on murder set out on a blood soaked rampage.
Based on a true story this is a dark and supernatural tale of a young English nanny accused of witchcraft and murder. When young nanny Julie takes up her new position with a wealthy Italian couple things are not what she expected as she is sexually harassed by the husband. Suddenly the baby in her charge is found dead from a mysterious fire - thus begins a nightmare as she is branded a Witch by the press on her arrest. But the supernatural occurrences do not stop there and a series of further unexplained fires begin. Has she been possessed? Has she some rare uncontrollable telepathic abilities? With the help from her lawyer Gabreli and former psychiatrist Mother Frances they have to try to prove her innocence. In the final unveiling of the shattering events from Julie's past the terrible truth is revealed.
Fitness fanatic Donald Leek indulges in a monthly Chunky Monkey experience with someone vaguely resembling movie-songstress Julie Andrews who he's expecting at 7:30pm. His obsession with Ms. Andrews (and her posterior) is somewhat disturbing to say the least. Before she arrives however he has to dispose of the body parts of Mr Azam manager of his favourite Indian restaurant who has neglected to send him a Christmas card. He is interrupted by a peculiar assortment of unwelcome
Featuring a regular cast that includes Jimmy Jewel, David Schofield, Sharon Duce, Jean Boht, Pamela Stephenson and Lynda Bellingham, Funny Man charts the mixed fortunes of an extended family of music-hall entertainers in search of their big break and was based on the experience of Jewel's father's company of players in the 1920s and '30s. The late 1920s is not the best time to be in the business of traditional variety entertainment, as audiences flock to the new cinemas opening in every town. But it is amid these inauspicious circumstances that the Gibsons - comedian Alec and his children Davey, Teddy and Kath, and an assortment of charismatic performers - make the move south from their native North East to try to break onto the London circuit. Encountering family tragedy, indifferent audiences and a constant shortage of funds, it's just as well that Alec Gibson is a tireless perfectionist, and a man who rarely accepts defeat...
After constant fights detentions and suspensions from high school Charlie Proud is heading in one direction - a prison sentence!
THREE BUSINESSMEN:; Two lone businessmen, Bennie (Miguel Sandoval) and Frank (Alex Cox) find themselves alone one night in the dining room, of a large Victorian hotel in Liverpool, England. Abandoned by the staff of the wierd dining room, they tentatively join forces and go in search of food, in a city neither of them knows. But restaurant after restaurant fails them.; ; Without realising their destination, Bennie and Frank travel halfway around the planet, via public transport. Prattling abo.
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