Hard Times was a 1977 TV Series based on Dickens' novel, directed by John Irvin.
Like So Many Things is an American web series, which airs on IFC and at IFC.com in the United States. The dramatic web series is about an unlikely connection between two strangers in Brooklyn. After an awkward first meeting, Lucy and Karl run into each other again and start an unlikely love affair. The series is filmed and produced in Brooklyn by Marin Gazzaniga and Anslem Richardson.
Morsarvet is a 1993 Swedish mini series directed by Staffan Roos written by, and starring, Solveig Ternström. The series was televised on Sveriges television in late 1993.
Cutting Ties is an American television and web series, which airs on the IFC in the United States. The series centers on Evan Senipilut, who lives in a mundane world, works in a corporate job and goes home to a boring married home life. A series of pranks, however, begins to interfere with his life, and Evan soon realizes his alter-ego twin has been causing the raucous. Evan must struggle with his subconscious to take back control of his destiny. The show is produced and filmed in Boston by Realeyez Independent Cinema.
Radioskugga is a 1995 Swedish TV series starring Figge Norling.
Split is an Israeli supernatural drama series. It is directed by Shai Kapon and airs on the HOT VOD Young channel.It is produced by the Dori Media Group through its subsidiary Dori Media Darset.
Udaan meaning is a popular Hindi TV serial that aired on the Indian Television channel DD National in 1989 - 91. The serial was written and directed by Kavita Choudhary who was also the main lead of the serial. It also starred Shekhar Kapur in a cameo. It was based on the struggle of a woman aspiring to be an IPS officer. It was probably the first Indian television show on women empowerment. The serial is inspired by true story of Kavita Choudhary's elder sister Kanchan Choudhary who after several hardships went to become the first female Director General of Police. The direction and performance of Kavita Choudhary were applauded and loved by the media and the public. It was so refreshing to see a lady IPS officer in Kavita Choudary's role that was not only humble, but also wanted to perform her work in letter and spirit by going to the public and placing the public's needs ahead of everything else, in the true spirit of a public servant. Also, as happens in the US and other countries, Kavita portrayed her role of as a friend and guardian of the public who the public should want to go to for help, not a policewoman that everyone should fear. In fact in several episodes of this serial, Kalyani Singh IPS chastens her constables and other police officers for speaking with the public in a rude manner. This was very refreshing. When the serial ran in the late 80s and early 90s, there were several suggestions by the public and the media that all police officers including IPS officers could benefit from viewing this serial and learning from it. The other point to be noted is that at the time this serial aired, it was not commonplace for women to seek to join the elite government services in India such as the IAS, IPS or the IFS. But this has since changed. As of 2010, the number of women joining the elite Indian government services, especially the IAS, has increased drastically compared to the 1980s and the 1990s. The entire "Udaan" TV series have now been released in India in DVD/VCD format by Reliance, and are available to be purchased by the public for a reasonable price. This TV series is very relevant to the day to day life in India and will inspire several generations of youth and women amongst others.
Young American Bodies is an American web series, which originally premiered on Nerve.com and currently airs on IFC and at IFC.com in the United States. Each short episode looks into the intersecting love lives of six twenty-somethings in Chicago The series is produced and directed by Joe Swanberg, the director of Hannah Takes The Stairs and Nights and Weekends.
The Devil's Crown was a BBC television series which dramatised the reigns of three medieval Kings of England: Henry II and his sons Richard the Lionheart and John. The series was written by Jack Russell and Ken Taylor. It was shown in the United Kingdom in thirteen 55-minute episodes between 30 April and 23 July 1978. A weblog falsely reported that some episodes no longer exist in the BBC archives. However, this isn't true, and perhaps only referred to viewing or library copies. None of the episodes is officially missing according to www.lostshows.com. A full set of tape copies exist at the British Film Institute, where they can be viewed on request. It has never been released on DVD, although a French dubbed version, called "La couronne du diable", is available as a paid download.
Tales from the Pleasure Beach was a three-part drama series broadcast on BBC Two in 2001. Each episode featured a self-contained story, against the backdrop of a seaside amusement park. The series was written by Welsh playwright Roger Williams and received a BAFTA Awards nomination for Best Drama Series, but was beaten to the award by Cold Feet. Filmed at Coney Beach Amusement Park in Porthcawl, South Wales, and Aberavon, Port Talbot, the series included performances from Ruth Jones, Rachel Isaac, Eve Myles and Siwan Morris.
Alternative 3 is a television programme, broadcast once only in the United Kingdom in 1977, and later broadcast in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as a fictional hoax, an heir to Orson Welles' radio production of The War of the Worlds. Purporting to be an investigation into the UK's contemporary "brain drain", Alternative 3 uncovered a plan to make the Moon and Mars habitable in the event of climate change and a terminal environmental catastrophe on Earth. The programme was originally meant to be broadcast on April Fools Day, 1977. While its broadcast was delayed until June 20, the credits explicitly date the film to April 1. Alternative 3 ended with credits for the actors involved in the production and featured interviews with a fictitious American astronaut.
Friendly Fire is an American television movie first broadcast on the ABC network on April 22, 1979. Watched that night by an estimated 64 million people, Friendly Fire went on to win four Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama Special. The movie tells the real-life story of Peg Mullen, a woman from rural Iowa who works against government obstacles to uncover the truth about the death of her son Michael, a soldier killed by American "friendly fire" in the Vietnam War in 1970. Mullen's husband Gene is played by Ned Beatty. Friendly Fire is based on the 1976 book of the same name, written by C. D. B. Bryan, which in turn was adapted from a series of New Yorker magazine articles Bryan had written about the Mullens and their ordeal.
Love Among the Ruins is a 1975 British television film directed by George Cukor and starring Katharine Hepburn and Sir Laurence Olivier. It first aired on ABC-TV, in the U.S. Set in Edwardian England, Love Among the Ruins tells the story of Jessica Medlicott, an aging grande dame, formerly an actress of the London theatre. When Medlicott is accused by a young man of seducing and then abandoning him, she retains the services of the greatest barrister in Britain, who turns out to be a former suitor still in love with her. The show took home several Emmy Awards, including Hepburn and Olivier for Outstanding Performance, and Cukor for Outstanding Directing.