Directed by James A. Contner et al.
44-minute episodes; released 1999.
A remorseful vampire works as a private detective helping to restore the faith and save the souls of those who have lost their way.
Directed by Mike Nichols.
352 minutes; released 2003.
Set in 1985, this Golden Globe Award-winning mini-series revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Based on the play by Tony Kushner.
Directed by David Blair.
240 minutes; released 2000.
Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy, this mini-series depicts the fallout from a love affair between Count Vronsky and Anna Karenina, a married woman.
Directed by Paul Weiland et al.
35-minute episodes; released 1983.
The comic adventures of an English aristocrat set in the Middle Ages, the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the Regency period, and World War I.
Directed by Justin Chadwick and Susanna White.
465 minutes; released 2005.
In this BBC production, a young woman accepts a position in a bachelor's house, befriends his young charges, and slowly begins to learn about her mysterious neighbour, Lady Dedlock.
Directed by David Askey.
25-minute episodes; released 1978.
A television series about a young light-hearted priest sent to a suburban London parish in the early 1950s as assistant to a seasoned veteran pastor.
Directed by Yuri Morozov.
440 minutes; released 2009.
Four very different brothers in 19th century Tsarist Russia who stand to gain an inheritance from their father find themselves caught in a web of intrigue and murder. Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Russian with English subtitles.
Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Charles Sturridge.
660 minutes; released 1981.
A made-for-television dramatization of Evelyn Waugh's novel about a man's relationship with a wealthy family in between-the-wars England.
Directed by Joss Whedon et al.
44-minute episodes; released 1997.
A young woman fights vampires and other monsters as she also tackles being a teenager. She has help from her friends and guidance from her High School Librarian.
Directed by Marilyn Fox and Alex Kirby.
500 minutes; released 1988.
Comprising The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawntreader and The Silver Chair, this BBC set is based on the classic fantasy children's novels by C.S. Lewis.
Directed by Tom Hooper.
211 minutes; released 2005.
This film explores the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I in the latter half of her reign, offering a personal look at her allies, her enemies, and her suitors as she struggles to survive in a male-dominated world.
Directed by David Cunliffe and Bill Hays et al.
50-minute episodes; released 1974.
A dramatization of the decline and fall of the Habsburgs of Austria-Hungary, the Romanovs of Russia, and the Hohenzollerns of Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Directed by Edgar Reitz.
925 minutes; released 1984.
This 11-part saga tells the story of the village of Schabbach, Germany, from 1919 to 1982. It follows ordinary people as they cope with World War I, economic hardship, Nazism, and the postwar era.
Directed by Robert Busch and Edgar Reitz.
1580 minutes; released 1992.
In this chronicle of 1960s Germany, which won the Venice International Film Festival Fipresci Prize in 1992, a young classical musician moves to Munich to find a new life and a new home. In German with English subtitles.
Directed by Edgar Reitz.
680 minutes; released 2004.
The final installment in Edgar Reitz's Heimat triology covers the years 1989-2000. Hermann and Clarissa meet again on the eve of the fall of the Berlin wall and return to Schabbach. In German with English subtitles.
Directed by Paul Seed.
225 minutes; released 1990.
The British government's Chief Whip successfully manipulates things and people to achieve his ambitions in the Houses of Parliament, but a young reporter may be getting too close for his liking. Adapted by Andrew Davies from the book by Michael Dobbs.
Directed by Paul Seed.
215 minutes; released 1993.
An unscrupulous but cunning Conservative politician has become the British prime minister. But his survival as PM is threatened by a left-leaning Queen and some secrets from his past. Adapted by Andrew Davies from the book by Michael Dobbs.
Directed by Mike Vardy.
200 minutes; released 1995.
The wily British PM knows everything must end, even his long career at his country's helm. So to secure his retirement he takes part in negotiations aimed at ending the Cyprus conflict, even though the island contains secrets from his youth that could destroy him. Adapted by Andrew Davies from the book by Michael Dobbs.
Directed by Herbert Wise.
668 minutes; released 1976.
A dramatization of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family. Based on the novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves.
Directed by Vladimir Bortko.
500 minutes; released 2003.
The masterful treatment of even the most minor characters (e.g. Yepanchin's butler) provides an incredibly rich texture for this amazing story. In Russian with English subtitles.
Directed by Dan Reed et al.
90-minute episodes; released 2007.
Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, and his brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, investigate crimes in Cambridge and Oxford.
Directed by John Madden et al.
100-minute episodes; released 1987.
Detective Chief Inspector Morse, a senior CID (Criminal Investigation Department) officer with the Thames Valley Police in Oxford, investigates a variety of cases.
Directed by Roy Ward Baker et al.
50-minute episodes; released 1983.
An English magistrate is sent to the west of Ireland about 1900 where he encounters a host of interesting characters. Based on the series of books by Edith Somerville and Violet Florence Martin.
Directed by Michael Kennedy et al.
30-minute episodes; released 2007.
Welcome to Mercy, small town Canada, with a little Muslim twist! The story unfolds in the community of Mercy, as the town tries to cope with the little mosque that recently opened its doors inside the local Anglican parish hall.
Directed by Jack Bender et al.
44-minute episodes; released 2004.
A plane crash strands the surviving passengers on what seems to be a deserted tropical island, forcing the group of strangers to work together to stay alive.
Directed by Vladimir Bortko.
450 minutes; released 2005. The Master and Margarita is a Menippean film, based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bugakov. Set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. Audio-track in Russian with English subtitles.
Directed by David Giles.
368 minutes; released 1978.
Years ago, a drunken man sold his wife and child at a country fair; now, he's a respected, prosperous man. And when his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge, he tries to right the wrong he has done them. Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.
Directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.
30-minute episodes; released 2001.
A hilarious, biting look at everyday office life, revolving around the oblivious general manager of a paper company who instigates petty office rivalries.
Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz.
270 minutes; released 2001.
Tells the tale of love between a Roman Patrician and a Christian daughter of a Barbarian Commander set in Ancient Rome at the time of the Great Fires, Nero's tyranny and the persecution of Christians. In Polish with English subtitles.
Directed by Michael Apted et al.
90-minute episodes; released 2005.
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicentre of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling. In English with English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Directed by Tom Clegg.
100-minute episodes; released 1993.
Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell. The adventures of a maverick British officer who has risen through the ranks of Wellington's army by his courageous and daring exploits.
Directed by Mark Kirkland et al.
22-minute episodes; released 1989.
The longest-running prime-time animated show on television follows the comical adventures of the Simpson family in the town of Springfield.
Directed by Daryl Duke.
477 minutes; released 1983.
The story of a priest torn between his love for God and his love for a beautiful girl, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of the Australian outback.
Directed by Ronald Wilson et al.
663 minutes; released 1980.
When a young Welshman returns from World War I disillusioned and shell-shocked, he hesitantly agrees to teach at an elite English boys' school. Luckily, the faith of the headmaster who hired him proves well-founded. Based on the novel by R.F. Delderfield. Starring John Duttine.
Directed by Ciaran Donnelly et al.
60-minute episodes; released 2007.
An intimate, delicious, and daring drama revealing the early years of Henry VIII, an idealistic, lustful tyrant torn between bedding wives and mistresses and conquering Europe.
Directed by Kim Manners et al.
44-minute episodes; released 1993.
A young F.B.I. agent is assigned watchdog duty over a fellow agent, but finds herself drawn into his investigations of paranormal and unexplained phenomena.
Directed by Peter Whitmore et al.
30-minute episodes; released 1980.
A comedy of manners about a newly appointed British cabinet minister, trying to work against the machinations of a career civil servant.