Both had supposedly outlived their usefulness to the Circus, the British Secret Intelligence Service: George Smiley, the retired head of espionage, and General Vladimir, an aging informant who reported to him. When the general walks into a bullet after sending an urgent message to his old handler, the Circus asks Smiley to "tidy things up." But Smiley hears Vladimir's message as a call to arms against his nemesis, the Soviet super spy Karla, once again tantalizingly within his grasp.
Shakespeare's classic about brilliant, cold-hearted Richard's bloody rise to the throne. This version sets the tale in 1930's Britain, during the rise of fascism in Europe.
Bright Young Things movie trailer - starring Dan Aykroyd, Jim Broadbent, Stockard Channing, Peter O'Toole, Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbell Moore. Directed by Stephen Fry. Theatrical Release Date: 8/20/2004
Unaware of his manager's mob connections, an over-the-hill prizefighter enters into a bout with the new kid in town.
In this hilariously funny fish-out-of-water tale, "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" tracks the outrageous escapades of Sidney Young (Simon Pegg), a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars. The film is based on Toby Young's memoir of the same name.
An ambitious couple and a V.I.P. (Very Important Pig) collide in his outrageous comedy of manners!
During a time of extreme food rationing in England following World War II, one town's upper class bends the rules by illegally fattening a prize pig for a feast to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding. When a timid foot doctor (Michael Palin, A Fish Called Wanda) and his bossy wife (two-time Academy Award winner Maggie Smith, A Room with a View) get wind of the plan, they seize the chance to climb the social ladder by kidnapping the pigwho has a few unpleasant surprises of its own in store. One of the most hilarious, critically-acclaimed British cult comedies of all time, this star-packed satire proves some people will truly do anything to get ahead!
Smiley's People: Season 1 clip - starring Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Bate, Bernard Hepton, Michael Lonsdale, Patrick Stewart. Directed by Simon Langton.
The surprising life of one of the greatest and most original actors and directors in film history. Downey turns in an uncanny portrayal of the 'Little Tramp' while Chaplin's daughter plays her own grandmother! Nominated for several Academy Awards.
The Match movie trailer - starring Richard E. Grant, Laura Fraser, James Cosmo, Max Beesley, Samantha Fox, Isla Blair. Directed by Mick Davis. Genre: Comedy
A fascinating look at the life of Charles Darwin and his struggle to uphold his scientific theory amidst a society seated in religion.
A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology.
Sidney Young is a disillusioned intellectual who both adores and despises the world of celebrity, fame and glamour. His alternative magazine, Post Modern Review, pokes fun at the media obsessed stars and bucks trends, and so when Young is offered a job at the diametrically opposed conservative New York based Sharps Magazine its something of a shock! It seems Sharps editor Clayton Harding is amused by Young's disruption of a post-Bafta party with a pig posing as Babe. Thus begins Sidney's descent into success - his gradual move from derided outsider to confidante of starlet Sophie Maes - and a love affair with colleague Alison Olsen, that will either make him or break him.
A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young's memoir "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People".
Based on the true life story of William Wilberforce, a leader of the British abolition movement, Amazing Grace chronicles his epic struggle to pass a law to end the slave trade in the late 18th century. Along the way, Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) meets intense opposition from members of Parliament who feel the slave trade is tied to the stability of the British Empire. Several friends, including Wilberforce’s minister, John Newton (Albert Finney), a reformed slave ship captain who penned the beloved hymn "Amazing Grace," urge him to see the cause through.
John Newton is captain of a slave ship moored off the coast of Nigeria. He stands at a crossroads in his life, his morality and religion at odds with the brutality of his chosen profession. Stepping ashore, he starts on a journey of redemption that will end in tragedy but prove the catalyst for greater achievements. A local anthem sung in adversity by the slaves he captures punctuates the film. It will be the inspiration for John Newton's redemption, and years later, for his writing of the world's most enduring hymn, Amazing Grace.
Dirk's former clients are turning up dead, and a police inspector with a grudge against the detective would like nothing more than to convict him. Dirk and MacDuff race to find the killer before he can strike their newest client--a beautiful woman with a mysterious stalker.
A life of purpose and contented bourgeois respectability lies before young physician Yury Zhivago as he marries Tonya, his dearest friend. But a glimpse of an ethereally beautiful girl--and the power of the popular uprising boiling over in the streets of Moscow--take his life on a very different course. Betrayed by her mother, and by her own awakened sensuality, Lara loathes what she is becoming in the grip of the manipulative Komarovsky. Marriage to Pasha, the earnest partisan who has always adored her, promises to be her salvation.
Changed by his war experiences and time with Lara, Zhivago returns home to his wife and family in Moscow to find that conditions there are dramatically altered. Rather than face starvation in the city, the family embarks on a long and arduous journey east to take refuge at an abandoned estate in the Urals. A chance meeting with Lara changes everything for Zhivago. Agonizing over his betrayal to Tonya, he tries to break away from Lara and return to his family, only to be sucked into the bloody struggle between the Whites and the Reds.
Jack returns to Pakistan - but with radically different views to those held on his last visit.
Fazal is in prison, Ulli believes he has uncovered Helen's smuggling route and Jack returns from Pakistan to discover Caroline has disappeared.
Fazal's (JAMAL SHAH) family are not convinced that life in Karachi is better than life on the North West Frontier, but Fazal is determined to impress Tariq Butt (TALAT HUSSAIN).
Fazal (JAMAL SHAH) supervises the conversion of the opium crop into heroin. In Germany, Karl's trial begins and Helen (LINDSAY DUNCAN) finds herself planning the unthinkable.
Jack’s report to the Commons on the heroin problem becomes a personal concern.
MP Jack Lithgow finds himself in conflict with opium farmers on the North West Frontier of Pakistan.
Roger returns from Africa after Osbourne's death to find his sister-in-law and his nephew living at their home as well. Cynthia has accepted the marriage offer of Mr. Henderson, a lawyer from London, while Roger seems to have his heart set on another.
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It is revealed that Cynthia is also secretly engaged to Mr. Preston ever since she was 15 years old. When she tries to break off that engagement, Preston is reluctant to let her go or give her back her letters.
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Before going to Africa, Roger proposes to Cynthia and she accepts. Molly faces some problems with her stepmother and her views.
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