The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

GO! November 22, 2014

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The second instalment finds Frodo and Sam trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin.

The second instalment finds Frodo and Sam trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin.

Wuthering Heights
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Wuthering Heights

Episode 2 ABC November 1, 2009

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The day after Cathy and Edgar's wedding, Heathcliff surprises Nelly by arriving at Thrushcross Grange unannounced. Cathy and Heathcliff's love for one another is ...

The day after Cathy and Edgar's wedding, Heathcliff surprises Nelly by arriving at Thrushcross Grange unannounced. Cathy and Heathcliff's love for one another is insurmountable. Alone on the moors together, Heathcliff can see that there is guilt in her eyes. He knows that she has slept with Edgar and his outrage fills Cathy with an overwhelming sense of betrayal.

Sherlock
1:29:17

Sherlock: His Last Vow

Season 3 Episode 3 ABC February 4, 2016

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A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates.

A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates.

Sherlock
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Sherlock: The Empty Hearse

Season 3 Episode 1 ABC January 21, 2016

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Sherlock returns. But for Watson, it might be a case of be careful what you wish for.

Sherlock returns. But for Watson, it might be a case of be careful what you wish for.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

Foxtel Romance May 23, 2016

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This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the ...

This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the journey of the young and impoverished Finnigan Bell into adulthood. His adventure begins when he is forced to aid a dangerous convict in his escape from prison and is further complicated when he meets a rich and insane matron and falls in love with her niece, the icy beauty Estella. Finn's artistic talent and an unknown benefactor take him to New York, where it appears that all of his dreams are within his grasp, including a reunion with Estella. However, in this epic story of fate and desire, Finn becomes lost trying to realise his own great expectations.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

TCM February 15, 2016

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Elizabeth Taylor delivers an Academy Award-winning performance opposite Richard Burton in this adaptation of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Broadway play that rips the facade ...

Elizabeth Taylor delivers an Academy Award-winning performance opposite Richard Burton in this adaptation of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Broadway play that rips the facade of civility off the dysfunctional marriage between an alcoholic college professor and his shrew of a wife during a dinner party the two host for a young couple.

The Kite Runner
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The Kite Runner

Masterpiece June 5, 2016

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Based on Khaled Hosseini's stuning debut novel. As young boys, Amir and Hassan were inseparable friends, until one fateful act tore them apart. Years later, Amir will embark ...

Based on Khaled Hosseini's stuning debut novel. As young boys, Amir and Hassan were inseparable friends, until one fateful act tore them apart. Years later, Amir will embark on a dangerous quest to right the wrongs of the past and redeem himself in ways he never expected, by displaying the ultimate in courage and devotion to his friend.

Sherlock
1:28:32

Sherlock: The Blind Banker

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC October 30, 2015

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Mysterious ciphers are appearing on walls all over London and anyone who sees one dies. Sherlock and Watson must decipher the deadly symbols before they claim another victim.

Mysterious ciphers are appearing on walls all over London and anyone who sees one dies. Sherlock and Watson must decipher the deadly symbols before they claim another victim.

Maigret
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Maigret: Sets A Trap

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC First June 12, 2016

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The summer of 1955 finds Paris in the grip of both sweltering heat and terror on the streets. Four women have been murdered in Montmartre, with no apparent connection between ...

The summer of 1955 finds Paris in the grip of both sweltering heat and terror on the streets. Four women have been murdered in Montmartre, with no apparent connection between the victims. Chief Inspector Maigret leads the investigation but there are no leads and no clues.

On The Road
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On The Road

SBS June 27, 2016

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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, the encounter a mix of ...

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, the encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Seven August 23, 2014

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One year after their journey to Narnia, the Pevensie children are transported back and discover that more than 1300 years have passed in Narnian time. The land is in chaos ...

One year after their journey to Narnia, the Pevensie children are transported back and discover that more than 1300 years have passed in Narnian time. The land is in chaos when the children arrive to find that the evil King Miraz is now in power. The rightful heir, Prince Caspian, is in hiding and Miraz wants him dead in order to make his own son king.

Tomorrow, When the War Began
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Tomorrow, When the War Began

Eleven September 26, 2017

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When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers with no military training band together to fight a well-armed invasion force. ...

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers with no military training band together to fight a well-armed invasion force. Based on the young adults novel by John Marsden.

About A Boy
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About A Boy

Foxtel Romance December 5, 2015

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Will Lightman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to ...

Will Lightman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single mums, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus.

Puberty Blues
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Puberty Blues

ABC2 July 3, 2010

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Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent females who have spent the first part of their lives in a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the 'in' ...

Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent females who have spent the first part of their lives in a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the 'in' group who dominate the Greenhill beach.

Forbidden Lie$
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Forbidden Lie$

SBS2 November 27, 2010

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AFI-winner Anna Broinowski directs this riveting documentary on Norma Khouri who won fame and fortune with her 'true story' Forbidden Love, about a shocking honour killing in ...

AFI-winner Anna Broinowski directs this riveting documentary on Norma Khouri who won fame and fortune with her 'true story' Forbidden Love, about a shocking honour killing in Jordan, until July 2004, when Sydney Morning Herald journalist Malcolm Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction.

To Be Heard
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To Be Heard

ABC2 April 15, 2012

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Lives and language on the edge: three teens from the Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, showing how a radical poetry class can ignite change. Three ...

Lives and language on the edge: three teens from the Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, showing how a radical poetry class can ignite change. Three Bronx teens search for their voices and an answer to the question: Can language change lives? Karina, Pearl, and Anthony are precariously balanced on the edge. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Madame Bovary
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Madame Bovary

Masterpiece August 9, 2016

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Adapted from Flaubert's classic novel, Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father's pig farm ...

Adapted from Flaubert's classic novel, Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father's pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage. This sumptuous period drama features a superb cast including Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower). Flaubert's classic novel comes to life.

Memoirs Of A Geisha
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Memoirs Of A Geisha

SBS World Movies July 12, 2016

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This visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A house servant blossoms, ...

This visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A house servant blossoms, against all odds, to become the most captivating geisha of her day. In 1929 an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo from a fishing village is sold to a Geisha house in Kyoto's Gion District and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head Geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo, until she is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the Geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a Geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned Geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. As World War II loom, Japan and the Geisha's world are forever changed by the onslaught of history.