Television Shows

"As Seen on TV" A television movie (also TV movie, made-for-TV movie, telefilm, etc.) is a photoplay that does not normally feature in movie theatres but is produced for, and released to, television only. It is commonly considered a type of movie, but some people restrict the latter term to those that play in cinemas only. The programs listed below have all at one time or another been on the telly. Most of those great old shows are represented here, from "Green Acres" to "Absolutely Fabulous", from "Dallas" to "Six Feet Under", from "The Simpsons" to "Ren and Stimpy"..... Below is an amalgam of Alice's entire collection of "Television Shows". For more precise grazing you may find scrolling within this genre helpful. ie "TV Drama", "TV Comedy", "TV Cult", etc

An Angel At My Table (1990)

Director: Jane Campion
Starring: Kerry Fox, Karen Fergusson, Alexia Keogh, Iris Churn

Jane Campion's remarkable award-winning film based on the autobiographical writing of Janet Frame is a portrait of a sweet-natured, imaginative, painf... Read more

Foyle's War: Series 1 (2002)

Director: Jeremy Silberston
Starring: Charles Dance, Edward Fox, Robert Hardy, Michael Kitchen, Anthony Howell, Julian...

Directed by Jeremy Silberston, this provocative series is a fusion of historical drama and mystery, focusing on the effects of World War II on the vil... Read more

Foyle's War: Series 3 (2004)

Director: Gavin Millar, Jeremy Silberston
Starring: Michael Kitchen, Anthony Howell, Julian Ovenden, Honeysuckle Weeks

In early 1941, Foyle is again pursuing a position that will contribute more to the war effort, but he is distracted by a local murder in 'The French D... Read more

Wallander (2008)

Director: Philip Martin, Niall MacCormick
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Jeany Spark, Richard McCabe, Sarah Smart, Tom Beard, Tom Hiddle...

Kenneth Branagh plays Swedish detective Kurt Wallander in three feature-length detective dramas based on the best-selling books by Henning Mankell. 'S... Read more

The Wire: Season 1 (2002)

Director: Agnieszka Holland, Daniel Attias, Ernest Dickerson, Peter Medak, Brad Anderson, Tim Van Patten
Starring: Dominic West, Idris Elba, Wood Harris

From Emmy-winning David Simon, this unvarnished, highly realistic HBO series follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. To... Read more

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

Director: John Irving
Starring: Alec Guinness, Ian Richardson, Bernard Hepton, Joss Ackland

In this award-winning adaptation of John le Carre's novel, Sir Alec Guinness stars as spymaster George Smiley, a retired agent for the British Secret... Read more

Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Director: Terry Jones
Starring: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idl...

Highly original madness from the Monty Python gang, 'Life of Brian' follows the woes of poor Brian born the same night as Jesus, repeatedly mistaken b... Read more

The Bridge: Series 1 (2011)

Starring: Kim Bodnia, Sofia Helin

A woman's body is dumped in the middle of the Oresund Bridge - right on the border between Sweden and Denmark. What at first looks like one murder, tu... Read more

Deadwood: Season 1 (2004)

Director: Walter Hill, Daniel Minahan, Davis Guggenheim, Michael Engler, Ed Bianchi, Steve Shill
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, Brad Dourif, John Hawke...

"Welcome to Deadwood... a hell of a place to make your fortune" - the words that serve as a greeting for saddle-weary former lawman Seth Bullock (Timo... Read more

The Sopranos: Season 4 (2002)

Director: Alan Taylor, Daniel Attias, Steve Buscemi, John Patterson, Allen Coulter, Tim Van Patten, Henry J Bronchtein, Jack Bender, James Hayman
Starring: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chiane...

It's tough times in Jersey for Tony Soprano. The sluggish economy hasn't been good for the family business. His wife Carmela is angling for more finan... Read more