United Kingdom

Daniel Haller – The Dunwich Horror (1970)

Synopsis:
Dr. Henry Armitage (Ed Begley), an expert in the occult, goes to the old Whateley manor in Dunwich looking for Nancy Wagner (Sandra Dee), a student who went missing the previous night. He and Elizabeth, a friend and classmate of Nancy’s, are turned away by Wilbur (Dean Stockwell), the family’s insidious heir, who has plans for the young girl. But Armitage won’t be deterred. Through conversations with the locals, he soon unearths the Whateleys’ darkest secret — as well as a great evil. Read More »

Franc Roddam – Quadrophenia (1979)

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London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company’s mailing division. Only when he’s together with his friends, a ‘Mod’ clique, cruises London on his motor-scooter and hears music such as that of ‘The Who’ and ‘The High Numbers’, he feels free and accepted. However, it’s a flight into an illusionary world. Read More »

Anthony Harvey – Richard’s Things (1979)

While trying to come to terms with her late husband’s infidelity, a woman finds comfort in the
arms of his former lover, in this drama based on Frederic Raphael’s novel. After hearing of
her husband Peter (Tim Piggott-Smith)’s death on a business trip, Kate Morris (Liv Ullmann) is
shocked to discover that he was travelling with another woman. When the two women
finally confront their issues, the former rivals discover a common bond, leading to an
unexpected and physical relationship. Read More »

David Attenborough – The Blue Planet (2001)

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Our planet is a blue planet: over seventy percent of it is covered by the sea. The Pacific Ocean alone covers half the globe. You can fly across it non-stop for twelve hours and still see nothing more than a speck of land. This series will reveal the complete natural history of our ocean planet, from its familiar shores to the mysteries of its deepest seas. Read More »

James Clavell – Where’s Jack? (1969)

The adventures and the exploits of notorious English thief and prison-breaker Jack Sheppard in 1720s London. Read More »

David Attenborough – The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man (1987)

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The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man is a BBC documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 8 March 1987.

It comprises four programmes, each of 55 minutes’ duration, which describe man’s relationship with the natural habitats of the Mediterranean, and is a glorious portrait of the landscape, wildlife and plants of the Mediterranean. From the earliest human settlements to the cities of today, from the forests of the North African shore and the Middle East to Southern Europe, this series tells the dramatic story of man and nature at work. Read More »

Richard Eyre – The Ploughman’s Lunch (1983)

“A writer displays a troubling streak of opportunism in his personal and professional lives in this British drama. As the Falkland Islands war rages, journalist and aspiring historical writer James Penfield (Jonathan Pryce) is working on a book that will examine the 1965 Suez crisis in a manner compatible with the current political climate. James is also pursuing Susan Barrington (Charlie Dore), a documentary filmmaker whose mother Ann (Rosemary Harris) is a noted expert on the Suez crisis and an outspoken leftist. While James has assured his publisher that his book will take a conservative view, he tells Susan and Ann that he’s a socialist and that his book will reflect that position as he attempts to glean information from them. Read More »