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Broadchurch

Because I got so caught up in the British Broadchurch mini-series, I binge-watched all eight episodes and stayed up until 2:30 in the morning.  The series begins with a walking tour of the pleasant seaside town of Broadchurch on the Dorset Coast of England, a tourist spot with a close-knit community. We follow Mark and Beth Latimer on a typical day… until the town is torn apart when 11-year-old Danny Latimer is found dead on its beach.

What You Wear Can Change Your Life

By Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine

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Trinny and Susannah, of the BBC television show, What Not to Wear, teach you how to choose clothing and accessories to help you look your best.

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Summer's Lease

By John Gielgud, Susan Fleetwood, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Annette Crosbie, Gabrielle Anwar

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Molly Pargeter (Susan Fleetwood) has found the perfect Tuscan villa for her frazzled family's holiday. There's sightseeing to do, local color to enjoy, and the enigma of an art-loving absentee landlord to explore. Meanwhile, her outrageously extroverted and libidinous father Haverford Downs (John Gielgud in an Emmy-winning performance) has his sights set on a certain rich widow.

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Doc Martin

Doc Martin

If you are a fan of House, MD and are tired of the summer’s reruns, give Doc Martin a try. This BBC series has a British version of a neurotic and tortured physician. He’s rude, socially awkward, and funny-looking – yet still lovable.

The series takes place in Portwenn in Cornwall, England, and has beautiful scenery of the Cornish coast and village and lots of local color.  In the first episode, Doc Martin (Martin Clunes) leaves his London practice because of a phobia of blood and becomes the general practitioner for the village where he had stayed as a boy with his Aunt Joan.
 

Black Adder: The Complete Collector's Set

By Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Patsy Byrne

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The comedy serial about the terminally treacherous Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder) following him through time and English history from the 15th century to World War I.
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

By Keith Michell, Annette Crosbie, Dorothy Tutin, Anne Stallybrass, Elvi Hale, Angela Pleasence, Rosalie Crutchley

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This six episode video collection portrays the courtly and private lives of Henry and his wives. Each episode covers one wife and all are designed to present the pageantry, intrigue, and humor of the period.
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