Hollow Crown, 2016. Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 1 & 2 as well as
Richard III are dramatized in this series that covers the War of the Roses. Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville and Sophie Okonedo.
Grantchester, Series 2. A vicar helps police solve murders in a small village near Cambridge in England.
Vera, Series 5, 2015. Brenda Blethyn stars as DCI Vera Stanhope in this British detective series set in Northumberland County in North East England.
Call the Midwife Season 5, 2016. The continuing story that follows the lives of the midwives from Nonnatus House in the Eastend of London in the late 1950’s.
In Which We Serve, 1942. John Mills and Celia Johnson star in this World War II drama. The story of the sinking of the HMS Torrin is told through flashbacks from survivors clinging to a life raft. The screenplay is based on the true life story of Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Inspector General, 1949. Danny Kaye stars as a traveling medicine man who arrives in a small town and gets mistaken for an Inspector General. The corrupt local government plot to assassinate poor Danny Kaye. Sounds grim, but is a lively musical classic.
Wedding Night, 1935. Gary Cooper stars in this drama about a couple who move to Connecticut so the husband can write a book. He soon becomes involved with a local woman. Directed by King Vidor.
Poldark, 2015. Ross Poldark returns to England after fighting in the American Revolutionary war. Things have changed in his absence and he must work to recover his family wealth and find a new love.
Home Fires, 2015. Season 1 of a drama focusing on a community of women left behind during World War II.