Elizabeth Thatcher, a cultured young teacher in 1910 leaves her comfortable world in the city and accepts a teaching position in a frontier town. Based on the novel by Janette Oke. A Hallmark Channel original series.
Created by Academy-Award winner Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey has quickly become the most-watched program in PBS’ history. Led by Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and many others, the all-star cast brings to life the trials and tribulations of the Crawley family and their servants in the English countryside. Spanning the years of pre-war England through the storms of World War I and into the social upheaval of England in the 1920s, viewers are captivated by the grand estate whose inhabitants are shaped by romance, heartbreak, scandals, and betrayal.
Set amidst the Victorian splendour of Britain's first department store, The Paradise is a rags-to-riches story of a young girl who falls in love with the intoxicating charms of the modern world. As Denise finds her feet as a lowly shopgirl, she must navigate her way through power struggles, intrigues and affairs. When the shop's dashing and reckless owner, John Moray, spots her talents she knows she can use this opportunity to rise to great things. Through sexy, episodic stories driven by romance and glamour, this series creates a world as colourful and captivating as the silks on display in the store. This is a love story, a story of ambition and progress, with a mysterious, dark secret at its heart.
A moving, intimate, funny and, above all, true-to-life look at the colorful stories of midwifery and families in East London in the Fifties, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. When Jenny Lee first arrives in Poplar, she knows nothing about hardship, poverty or indeed, life itself. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of midwives who visit expectant mothers, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.
Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. The teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch - beautiful, passionate and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power. Arriving in France with four close friends as her ladies-in-waiting, Mary has been sent to secure Scotland's strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French king's dashing son, Prince Francis. But the match isn't signed and sealed, it depends more on politics, religion and secret agendas than affairs of the heart. Prince Francis is intrigued by the fiery Scot, but like most young men, he resists the idea of settling down into marriage, especially when he has a history with a lady of the court and his own point of view on the wisdom of an alliance with Scotland. Still, an attraction between Mary and Francis is ignited.
Based on John Galsworthy’s novel of the same name, The Forsyte Saga chronicles the lives of an English family over 34 years from the Victorian era through World War I. Superior, arrogant and confident, the Forsytes are the ultimate power family.
Based on the novels by Kerry Greenwood. Seen on public television. In1920s Melbourne, the Honorable Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, Girl with a Pearl Earring) is a thoroughly modern woman operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous “lady detective” goes about her work with a pistol close at hand—and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer. To the dismay of Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page, The Secret Life of Us), Phryne’s investigations take her through back alleys, jazz clubs, and shady neighborhoods. Ignoring the dangers all around her, she glides through life determined to enjoy every moment. But beneath her devil-may-care attitude, Phryne hides ghosts from the past that continue to haunt her. Gorgeously costumed and evocatively shot, MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES also stars Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Cloudstreet), Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow, When the War Began), Miriam Margolyes (Little Dorrit), and Nicholas Bell (Shine). Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings) guest stars.
From PBS and MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! - It is the eve of the Darcys’ annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley estate. Darcy and Elizabeth, now six years married, are relaxing with their guests after supper when the festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. A scream calls them to the window and a hysterical Lydia Wickham tumbles out of a carriage shrieking, “Murder!” What follows is the somber discovery of a dead man in Pemberley woods, a brother accused of murder, and the beginning of a nightmare that will threaten to engulf Pemberley and all the Darcys hold dear. Adapted from P.D. James’ clever whodunit, this delicious homage to Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice stars Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Matthew Goode (The Good Wife), and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who). Elizabeth and Darcy never knew marriage would be like this!
Rachel Bilson leads a stellar ensemble cast in this fish-out-of-water comedic drama about small-town living and big-city attitudes. As a transplanted Manhattan surgeon, Dr. Zoe Hart feels the culture shock of her new general practice in BlueBell Alabama, but perhaps she might belong in this community more than she ever imagined.
Armed with humor and strength, this dazzling new drama spotlights the triumphs and tears of three modern New York women who support one another's ambitions to make it big in the Big Apple. Movie exec Wendy (Brooke Shields, Suddenly Susan) does everything she can to balance career and family. Nico (Kim Raver, 24), editor-in-chief of a hot fashion magazine, has her eye on becoming CEO. And free-spirited designer Victory (Lindsay Price, Beverly Hills, 90210) longs to make her dreams come true, and maybe find "Mr. Right" along the way. This sizzling series is executive produced by Oliver Goldstick (Ugly Betty), Timothy Busfield (The West Wing) and best-selling author Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City).
"The Rachel Zoe Project" is a docu-drama that follows celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and her trusted inner circle - husband Rodger and fashion team, Taylor and Brad - as they endeavor to take Zoe's business to the next level. In the series, the perfectly styled, go-to force among "It" starlets, fashion houses, beauty firms and magazine editors will give viewers a fly-on-the-wall look at how she juggles constant deadlines, fashion shows and celebrity clients. Every week viewers will get to see Zoe and her team struggle to balance putting her at the forefront of a new design business, while insuring that she has plenty of time for the one-on-one requirements of her successful business as an A-list celebrity stylist, where she's on call 24-hours-a-day to shop, shape and counsel. From racing to meetings with designers at their showrooms to coast-to-coast hunting for unique clothes and accessories, Zoe will show viewers how her personalized touch has made her a household name by making over and styling models, private clients, advertising campaigns, editorial shoots and runway shows in each episode.
Edina runs a fashion agency, wears designer clothes and lives the life of a jet-setter. Her friend Patsy smokes like a chimney, drinks like a fish and dresses like a dream. Life would be one long party - if only Edina's swotty daughter would stop complaining and start joining in like a normal teenager...
The quintessential trendsetter, and former Rachel Zoe assistant, is going into business for himself -- and he's got a style all his own! It's a Brad Brad World follows Brad Goreski, celebrity stylist, as he embarks on his new business venture and tries to maintain his personal life. The docu-series gives an all-access pass to an exciting year of career firsts including: Paris fashion week, the Cannes film festival, the men's runway shows and the summer couture shows. As usual, all eyes are on Mr. Brad Goreski -- but this time, he's got everything at stake.