Culloden

The Battle of Culloden, which took place on April 16th 1746, was the last battle fought on British soil. This docu-drama blurred the distinctions between documentary and drama and proved to be ground-breaking television.

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The War Game

A Chinese invasion of South Vietnam triggers a new world war between East and West. In the town of Rochester, Kent, the anticipation of a nuclear attack leads to mass evacuations. This one-off drama proved to be so controversial that the BBC, who made it, refused to broadcast it for 20 years.

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The Browning Version

Schoolmaster Andrew Crocker-Harris is retiring because of ill-health, and Taplow, one of his pupils, brings him a present on the eve of his retirement in this Terence Rattigan play from 1966.

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UK to US TV Series

Many television series that began life in the UK have been remade by American networks for American audiences. Not all have been successful. Here are ten UK shows that were remade in one form or another and how they fared.

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The War Game (1965) reviews

The War Game

A Chinese invasion of South Vietnam triggers a new world war between East and West. In the town of Rochester, Kent, the anticipation of a nuclear attack leads to mass evacuations. This one-off drama proved to be so controversial that the BBC, who made it, refused to broadcast it for 20 years.

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Culloden (1964) reviews

Culloden

The Battle of Culloden, which took place on April 16th 1746, was the last battle fought on British soil. This docu-drama blurred the distinctions between documentary and drama and proved to be ground-breaking television.

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The Browning Version (1966) reviews

The Browning Version

Schoolmaster Andrew Crocker-Harris is retiring because of ill-health, and Taplow, one of his pupils, brings him a present on the eve of his retirement in this Terence Rattigan play from 1966.

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The Close Prisoner (1964) reviews

The Close Prisoner

"We are all conceived in close prison: in our mother's wombs, we are close prisoners all...and then all our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death..." John Donne.

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The Wire (2002) reviews

The Wire

Brutally real drama series, set in Baltimore, USA. The Wire centres around the city's inner-city drug scene, the dealers and the law enforcement agency that tries to bring them down.

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