A millionaire's will offers Agatha Christie's Miss Marple (Joan Hickson) the opportunity to take a tour of historic homes---and resolve an unsolved murder. Lionel: Peter Tilbury. Elizabeth: Helen Curry. Miss Temple: Helen Charry. Prof. Wanstead: John Horsley.
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple (Joan Hickson) realizes that her fellow guests at a London hostelry share dark secrets. Lady Sedgwick: Caroline Blakiston. Michael Gorman: Brian McGrath. Lady Selina Hazy: Joan Greenwood.
A squire is found dead in “Murder at the Vicarage.” Miss Marple: Joan Hickson. Rev. Clement: Paul Eddington. Slack: David Horovitch. Ann: Polly Adams. Lettice: Tara MacGowran. Griselda: Cheryl Campbell.
Two half sisters get more than they expected after they decide to investigate a mysterious woman they see on their uncle's grounds. Marian: Tara Fitzgerald. Laura: Justine Waddell. Walter: Andrew Lincoln. Anne: Susan Vidler.
Part 1 of 2. Ioan Gruffudd stars in an eerie version of “Great Expectations,” Charles Dickens' tale of a blacksmith's apprentice set up by a mysterious benefactor to be a gentleman. Young Pip: Gabriel Thomson. Miss Havisham: Charlotte Rampling. Young Estella: Gemma Gregory. Joe Gargery: Clive Russell.
A Depression story about a city dweller adjusting to his teaching job in a rural community. Bud Cort, Samantha Eggar. Lyle: Chris Wiggins. Harris: Gary Reineke. Dave: John Friesen. Bert: Michael J. Reynolds. Dan: Scott Swan. Inspector: Kenneth Griffith. Silvio Narizzano directed.
Adaptation of Truman Capote's 1951 novel about the conflicts between a shy, but sweet, spinster and her domineering sister. Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon. Charles Matthau directed
Historical events and lush costumes enhance this tale about an amorous 17th-century physician (Robert Downey Jr.) to the king, who agrees to marry---but not touch---his majesty's beguiling mistress (Polly Walker). Pearce: David Thewlis. Directed by Michael Hoffman.
Whimsy about a cartographer (Hugh Grant) who stirs up a hornet's nest after he and his partner visit a Welsh village to measure a local landmark. Tara Fitzgerald. Morgan: Colm Meaney. Christopher Monger directed.
Conclusion. Tragedy hits close to home for Margaret (Daniela Denby-Ashe) and she spurns John (Richard Armitage), who then suspects she's involved with another man. Yet both come to see each other in a different light, as Margaret glimpses John's compassion and John notes her feisty spirit.
Part 1 of 2. Lavish costume drama set in Victorian England centered on a cultured woman from the rural south who finds love as class conflict brews in a northern industrial town. Based on the novel by Elizabeth Gaskell.
“Cry, the Beloved Country,” Alan Paton's 1948 novel about a black South African minister (James Earl Jones) who despairs after he learns that his son has killed a white man, and then forms an unlikely bond with the victim's father (Richard Harris). John Kumalo: Charles S. Dutton. Rev. Msimangu: Vusi Kunene. Absalom: Eric Miyeni.
“The Wings of the Dove,” Henry James' novel about a scheming woman (Helena Bonham Carter) who exploits a friendship with a dying heiress, is adapted. Alison Elliott, Linus Roache. Aunt Maude: Charlotte Rampling. Susan: Elizabeth McGovern. Directed by Iain Softley.
“Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare's romantic farce about love, lies and mistaken identity, is adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh (who also stars as Benedick). Beatrice: Emma Thompson. Don Pedro: Denzel Washington. Claudio: Robert Sean Leonard. Don John: Keanu Reeves. Dogberry: Michael Keaton. Hero: Kate Beckinsale. Leonato: Richard Briers.
An adaptation of Michael Frayn's “Copenhagen,” the Tony-winning drama about a 1941 meeting between physicists Niels Bohr (Stephen Rea) and Werner Heisenberg (Daniel Craig) in Nazi-occupied Denmark. Francesca Annis costars as Bohr's wife. Directed by Howard Davies.