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South Riding (2011)
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of the First World War.
Style: touching, captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, human spirit, hopes, society, small town, strong female presence, social relations, high school life, boss, small town life, high school, power relations, world war one, teacher
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england

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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: village, strong female presence, world war two, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, family relations, british ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: england, europe
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A Place to Call Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. A sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia following the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
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Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
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Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
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Story: In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, clever, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, small town, social differences, family relations, class differences, love and romance, high society, society, family life, social relations, maid ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, europe
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, village, childbirth, family, gay relationship, shell shock
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Place: england
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Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, social relations, family relations, crimes, parents and children, housewife, coping, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: In the early 1900s in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, couple relations, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, social differences, estate, manners, family relations, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
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Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
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Mrs Biggs (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, stylized, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: love and romance, family relations, heist, crimes, love affair, criminal heroes, couple relations, couples, crime and punishment, wanted
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 50s
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Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 416 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Duration: 82 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama
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Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 45 min.
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Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
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The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
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Place: england, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
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