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Shoestring (1979)
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Shoestring (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Shoestring was a BBC television show set in Bristol. It featured a private detective with his own show on Radio West, the local radio station. The programme ran between 30 September 1979 and 21 December 1980, in two series with 21 one hour-long episodes. Star Trevor Eve decided not to return to the role after two series, as he wanted to diversify into theatre roles, so the same production team changed the format to be based in Jersey and created Bergerac, also about a detective returning to work after a bad period in his life.
Plot: radio, private detective, british, nervous breakdown, receptionist, landlady, computer expert, english, radio station, moustache
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films and TV series with plots about society, family relations, british, love and romance, father son relationship, mother son relationship and power relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Shoestring: Capital City (1989), Harry and Cosh (1999), Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010), David Copperfield (1999), Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Capital City (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Capital City was a television show produced by Euston Films which focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international bank Shane-Longman. Despite its short run in ...
Plot: stock broker, stock market, bank, business and finance, reality, city, merchant, office, capitalist, yuppie, british, banker ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: london, england
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95%
Harry and Cosh (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Harry and Cosh was a British children's television series directed by Daniel Peacock shown on Saturday afternoons on Shake! on Channel 5 It starred Harry Capehorn, Coshti Dowden, Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty and Gemma Baker. It told the story of ...
Plot: child's point of view, school, interracial friendship, teenage girl, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teacher, schoolboy, female teacher, child protagonist, british, best friend ...
Place: england
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83%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When Peter Manson's daughter falls pregnant by her teacher, he is afraid that he has lost her forever. But are his fears more than just fatherly concern?
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, tense, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, family problems, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, haunted by the past, car accident, loss of wife, financial ruin, teacher, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: charles dickens, coming of age, orphan, step parent, stepfather stepson relationship, manic, family relations, power relations, social differences, down on your luck, adulthood, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, talky, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, gays and lesbians, adoption, friendship, christianity, adopted daughter, coming out, lesbian teen, lesbian relationship, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Brief Encounters (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
Story: In the early 1980s the lives of four ordinary women, their husbands, mothers, families and community are turned around when they become Ann Summers party plan saleswomen.
Plot: saleswoman, sibling relationship, woman, job, sex toy, employment, female friendship, women, sister sister relationship, lingerie
Time: 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Politician's Wife (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: A woman's life is turned upside down when it is revealed that her husband, a member of the British Parliament, has been having an affair with a former prostitute.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: politics, cheating, betrayal, manipulation, infidelity, adultery, motivation, battle of the sexes, rivalry, state affairs, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: big ben london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Behaving Badly (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behaving Badly is a 1989 British television serial directed by David Tucker. The teleplay by Catherine Heath and Moira Williams is based on Heath's novel of the same name. It was initially broadcast by Channel 4. The series was released on DVD ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, unlikely couple, hopes, starting over, love and romance, society, social differences, infidelity, suburbs, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Frankie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Frankie is a British television drama series created by Lucy Gannon. The series stars Eve Myles as the eponymous character Frankie Maddox, a district nurse more emotionally involved with her job than her personal life. The series is both set and ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: hospital, supportive coworker, hopes, workplace, strong female presence, redemption, workplace situations, nurse, female protagonist, british, patient, paraplegic
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: society, lifestyle, friends, love affair, social relations, love and romance, destiny, friendship, group of friends, ethnic diversity, flatmate, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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47%
Last Day of Summer (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A young woman moves into a hippy commune and spends an idyllic summer with the young brother of one of the residents.
Plot: boy, brother brother relationship, drowning, british, inheritance, commune, intergenerational friendship, death by drowning, river, summer, countryside, fat woman ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Casual Vacancy (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The Casual Vacancy centres on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade however, is a town at war: rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, light, feel good
Plot: village life, society, social relations, uninhibited rivalry, village, under the surface, rivalry, small town, rivals, murder, british, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, witty
Plot: british, social differences, ambition, female protagonist, rise to the top, life philosophy, society, social climbing, dysfunctional family, unrequited love, napoleonic wars, life turned upside down ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Cassie & Co. (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cassie & Co. is an American drama series starring Angie Dickinson that aired on NBC in 1982.
Plot: private detective, ex-cop, detective agency, female detective, ex cop
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sanitka (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 660 min.
TV show
Story: Sanitka was a Czech television, drama series, first broadcast in 1984 and eleven episodes were made. It starred Jaromír Hanzlík, Tomáš Juricka and Zlata Adamovská among others.
Plot: horse race, violence, emigration, doctor, death, emergency, ambulance
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: czechoslovakia, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Casualty (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Casualty, stylised as CASUAL+Y, is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One, and the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, workplace romance, intern, love and romance, medicine, doctor, disaster, nurse, death ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Boys from the Blackstuff (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Alan Bleasdale's hugely acclaimed mini-series echoes the misery and despair of long-term unemployment. Set in Liverpool, these profoundly moving human dramas follow in turn the attempts of five working-class heroes to survive.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: unemployment, working class, parents and children, down on your luck, society, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, layoff, labor union, family relations, realism, character on the edge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, life turned upside down, couples, power relations, dishonesty, blind ambition, love and romance, romance, rise to the top, society, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Little House (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The Little House is a drama series based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. The drama follows the story of Ruth, who is married to career minded Patrick and is pushed towards the limits of her own sanity when she becomes entangled in the lives of ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, countryside, dishonesty, babies and infants, mentally unstable, parent child relationship, in-laws, british, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pirates of the Airwaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Story: In 1966 a group of determined young men defied the New Zealand government and launched a pirate radio station aboard a ship in the Hauraki Gulf.
Plot: radio, pirate
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Where the Heart Is (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Where the Heart Is is a British television family drama series set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Skelthwaite. First shown in 1997, it was created by Ashley Pharoah and Vicky Featherstone, and focuses on the professional and personal lives of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, small town, nurse, workplace, love and romance, strong female presence, workplace situations, small town life, countryside, sister in law, british, factory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
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33%
The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, family relations, society, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), social differences, rich and poor, couple relations, power relations, social relations, couples, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Guerrilla (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of one of the most explosive times in U.K. history, Guerrilla tells the story of a politically active couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: activist, political prisoner, political intrigue, resistance fighter, resistance, political unrest, civil rights, political activist, society, sexual assault, heroin, rape ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Outcast (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 179 min.
TV show
Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, family problems, teenage life, youth, coming of age, estrangement, life is a bitch, death of mother, dealing with death, death in the family, friends, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Harry (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Harry is a television drama series that was made by Union Pictures for the BBC, and shown on BBC One between 1993 and 1995. The programme concerned a journalist called Harry Salter who ran a news agency in the town of Darlington in England.
Plot: journalist, secretary, investigative journalism, journalism, photographer, british, newspaper article
Time: 90s
Place: northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Spoils of Poynton (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 168 min.
TV show
Story: Adele Gereth has taken young Fleda Vetch under her wing. Adele is intensely houseproud, and sees a potential future mistress of the house in Freda, and an inheritor of her life's work.
Plot: art collector, collection, country estate, collector, materialism, mother son relationship
Time: 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Charmer (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The Charmer was a 1987 British television serial set in the 1930s, and starring Nigel Havers as Ralph Ernest Gorse, a seducing conman and murderer, Rosemary Leach as Joan Plumleigh-Bruce, the smitten victim widow and Bernard Hepton as Donald ...
Plot: con artists, murder, womanizer, execution, murder trial, army, cheating
Time: 1930s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
All Passion Spent (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 158 min.
TV show
Story: his three-part miniseries begins with elderly Lady Slane (Wendy Hiller) sitting watchfully by the deathbed of her husband. Tended by her equally aged French maid Genoux (Eileen Way), who has served her faithfully for a lifetime, Lady Slane deals ...
Plot: elderly woman, moving, jewelry, loss of husband, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, pearl, wallpaper
Time: 1930s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, master servant relationship, domestic servant, rich and poor, master and servant, lifestyle, couples, family life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%