Looking for Sebastian, Rex Mottram visits Charles in Paris and tells him that Lady Marchmain is seriously ill and the family's fortune is dwindling. Rex also announces that he plans to marry Julia. Lady Marchmain reluctantly agrees to the match, provided Rex converts to Catholicism.
By the time the ship arrives in London, Charles and Julia have become lovers. At the opening of an exhibition of his work in a London gallery, Charles learns that Celia knows of his affair with Julia.
Back at Oxford, Charles and Sebastian both fall into a funk. Lady Marchmain enlists a tutor and Charles to watch over wayward Sebastian, but Sebastian resumes his drunken revelry at the first opportunity. An accident creates a crisis that is narrowly averted, while Sebastian's mood and behavior continue to grow ever darker.
Based on the true story of the Queen of England's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue The King's Speech stars Academy Award nominee Colin Firth (A Single Man) as King George VI, who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine) stars as Logue, the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war.
Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel about an English aristocratic family inspired this multipart drama, among the most acclaimed miniseries ever produced. The sumptuously mounted, brilliantly performed story chronicles the friendship between an artist and the disturbed son of a wealthy family.
In a remote country manor, a parapsychologist confronts an unimaginable evil from beyond the grave. From James Herbert's chilling novel.
The Day Of The Dead, Cuernavaca, 1938, the involuntarily retired British consul Firmin (Albert Finney) joins friend Vigil (Ignacio Lopez Torres) at a theater playing Mad Love, 1935, early in John Huston's Under The Volcano, 1984.
Having stirred up trouble in a Cuernavaca bar, disgraced British diplomat Firmin (Albert Finney) adjourns to a chapel with friend Vigil (Ignacio Lopez Torres), in John Huston's Under The Volcano, 1984, from the Malcolm Lowry novel.
Yvonne (Jacqueline Bisset) can't help finding drunken ex-diplomat Firmin (Albert Finney), whom she's just divorced, the morning after a bender in a Cuernavaca bar, in John Huston's Under The Volcano, 1984.
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The story of David Copperfield, whom we follow from birth to manhood, is set to charm audiences in this new adaptation. With an all-star cast and the finest production values, David Copperfield follows the young hero as his experiences bring him into contact with an extraordinary range of sinister and benevolent characters. From Pegotty, the devoted servant of David's poor mamma, to the sadistic Mr. Murdstone, unctuous Uriah Heap, and eternal optimist Mr. Micawber, these are among Dickens' most enduringly popular creations.
After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce of MEMENTO), Bertie (Academy-Award®-winner Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Golden-Globe®-nominee Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Academy-Award®-winner Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall of SWEENEY TODD), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. Winner of four Oscars® including "Best Picture" and "Best Actor," The King's Speech is based on the true story of King George VI's quest to find his voice.
In this biographical drama, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from speech therapist Lionel Logue.
Winner of four Oscars(R) including "Best Picture" and "Best Actor," The King's Speech is based on the true story of King George VI's quest to find his voice. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter.
After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce of MOMENTO), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall of SWEENEY TODD), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle. The King's Speech is based on the true story of King George VI's quest to find his voice.
During World War II, three Czech freedom fighters are parachuted back into their homeland by the British RAF with a dangerous assignment: assassinate the dreaded "Hangman" -- Reynard Heinrich. Compelling war time drama based on a true story. Starring Golden Globe-nominee Timothy Bottoms ("The Paper Chase," "The Last Picture Show"). Directed by Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Lewis Gilbert ("Alfie").
The mission: Assassinate SS Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich, the diabolical murderer William L. Shirer called "the genius of the Final Solution." Directed by Lewis Gilbert, written by Ronald Harwood and filmed where the real events occurred, this taut thriller stars Timothy Bottoms, Anthony Andrews and Nicola Pagett as brave Czechs who defy their German invaders.
As Stephen Wraysford recovers from his injuries and prepares for a major offensive, he is still haunted by the legacy of his affair with Isabelle Azaire. Amidst the horror of the trenches, Stephen unexpectedly finds comfort in his friendship with Jack Firebrace, who shows him that there is a future worth fighting for. This episode contains graphic violence and sexual situations not suitable for all viewers.
Sebastian Faulks' epic love story set against the First World War is adapted for the screen for the first time. As Stephen Wraysford fights in the terrifying death-filled trenches of northern France, he is haunted by memories of Isabelle Azaire, the woman with whom he had an illicit and all-consuming affair during a summer in France before the war. This episode contains graphic violence and sexual situations not suitable for all viewers.
Costume dramas have shaped television tastes of today through explosive stories of yesteryear. Edward & Mrs. Simpson rankled royals and the issues seen in Upstairs, Downstairs resulted in a partial ban in the States.
Episodes 3 and 4 of a 12-episode dramatic series on the Book of Acts.
Romance is in the air as David secretly gets engaged to his employer's daughter, the beautiful but dizzy Dora Spenlow (Joanna Page) - despite Mr Spenlow's (James Grout) outrage. Spenlow's death soon after, however, gives David a chance to marry Dora, and he starts to write his stories and columns for newspapers. But what of the beautiful Agnes Wickfield (Amanda Ryan), his one constant friend?
David's happy childhood days in the village of Blunderstone with his mother, Clara, and at Great Yarmouth with their servant, Peggotty and her family, are brought to an end by the marriage of Clara to high-minded but brutal Edward Murdstone.
A chance meeting with his old schoolfriend, James Steerforth (Oliver Milburn), leads to David being invited to dinner with Steerforth's mother (Cherie Lunghi). David also discovers from Agnes that her father's clerk, the lurking and evil Uriah Heep (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is to become a partner in her father's business - and the stage is set for a bitter battle.
David is now working in London as a clerk at Spenlow's and living at Mrs Crupp's (Dawn French) house. However, her fondness for "peppermint cordial" renders her incapable of fulfilling her promise to Aunt Betsey (Maggie Smith) to treat David as if he were her own son.
Early spring 1944. Army captain Charles Ryder, an artist in civilian life, prepares to transport his dispirited company to brigade headquarters at a secret location. After an exhausting journey through the night, they arrive at the new camp, a formerly grand house called Brideshead Castle. The site of it releases a flood of bittersweet memories of Charles, back to his halcyon days at Oxford in 1922.
Lord Marchmain comes home to Brideshead to die. Bridey's determination to see his father reconcile with the church finally infects Julia, and even Charles, though it seals their fate. Back at Brideshead in the bleak spring of 1944, Charles relives his memories as he walks through the rooms with the HQ commandant. Alone in the chapel, he whispers a prayer.
Lovers for two years and planning to marry, Charles and Julia are happily reminiscing at Brideshead when an insult from Bridey unleashes all the pent-up guilt and torment of Julia's Catholic conscience. News from Cordelia about Sebastian's fate leaves Charles to contemplate how different their lives had become from the promise of those early golden days.
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