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1.

Poldark: The Complete Second Season

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Poldark, the drama that has become a cultural phenomenon, continues for a second season on the stunning beaches of Cornwall. It's 1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross Poldark, the character redefined by the smoldering Aidan Turner, must fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries to have him hanged as a revolutionary. While Francis and Elizabeth watch on in horror, can Demelza save Ross from himself?
DVD
2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Day the Universe Changed

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This series traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops.
DVD
2009; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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As Time Goes by: The Complete Original Series

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Lionel and Jean were lovers many years ago at the time of the Korean War. They were separated by a misunderstanding. Forty years later, fate brings them together again with hilarious results.
DVD
2005; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Pallisers

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The Pallisers depicts both the Parliamentary maneuverings of the day and the social mores that ruled private passions.
DVD
2000; 1974; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Byron

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Byron charts the rise and fall of an irresistible and devastatingly handsome genius who had it all and threw it all away. It begins as Byron's struggle for acceptance as a poet is reversed by the publication of Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, which turns him into an overnight success and the toast of London society--the 19th century equivalent of a bad-boy rock star. While disdaining social conventions, he needs money, so marries wealthy pious Annabella Milbanke after becoming in-famous for his affairs with serving girls, society beauties, and his half-sister, leaving the landscape littered with illegitimate children. As his reputation spreads, it is permanently tarnished, so Byron abandons England for self-imposed exile in Venice, and dies after taking up the Greek struggle for indepen [...]
DVD
2007; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hamlet

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This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Downton Abbey

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Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. In the drawing rooms, library, and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above.
DVD
2011; 2010
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A Very British Coup

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A steel-worker is elected prime minister of Great Britain on a very radical socialist platform. When he calls for the dismantling of all nuclear weapons on British soil, a group composed of spies, diplomats and businessmen attempts to bring him down.
DVD
2003; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Three Men in a Boat

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The account of the three hypochondriacs' - and their dog's - journey up the Thames from Henley to Oxford in a rowing boat: Jerome, a man of a meditative turn of mind, the pompous Harris who has a passion for tombs and monuments; George, basically a large, sleepy fellow - and, Montmorency, a mischievous fox terrier who regards the water with deep misgivings. With a basic lack of boating ability they meet plenty of mishaps, misunderstandings and near misses.
DVD
2009; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
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Northanger Abbey

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"In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, romance novel addict Catherine Morland is invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies. She forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short"--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Planet Earth: The Complete Series

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A stunning 11-part series that captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures.
DVDBlu-Ray
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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King Lear

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"Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cornelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. As the scheme unfolds, Goneril and Regan's true colours emerge, uncovering a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty. Beginning to doubt the very benevolence he wished to judge, Lear finds only betrayal awaiting his estimation. When he is tricked into making a devastating error, events spiral into madness and misdeeds that bring the realm to its knees"--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Dad's Army

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Selected episodes of the hilarious comedy featuring the dimwitted Home Guard platoon of Walmington-On-Sea, led by Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Planet Earth: The Complete Series

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A stunning 11-part series that captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jonathan Creek: Season One

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Magician Jonathan Creek teams up with investigative journalist Maddy Magellan to solve some near impossible cases.
DVD
2006; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Bit of Fry & Laurie: Season One

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Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie wrote and starred in their own sketch comedy series on the BBC. "Witty and urbane, Fry and Laurie lampoon an endless array of targets with a delicious turn of phrase and elaborate wordplay. Absurdities abound... Includes 1987 Christmas special."--Cover.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Bit of Fry & Laurie: Season Two

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Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie wrote and starred in their own sketch comedy series on the BBC. They lampoon an endless array of targets with a delicious turn of phrase and elaborate wordplay. Absurdities abound as they devise new swearwords not yet banned for broadcast, and Fry impersonates Michael Jackson.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rome: The Complete First Season

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Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome.
DVD
2006
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Doctor Who: The Complete First Series

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London shop assistant Rose Tyler embarks on adventures through time and space with a mysterious alien known as "The Doctor," encountering strange lifeforms and protecting the Earth from alien invaders.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jeeves & Wooster: The Complete Third Season

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Based on the well-loved novels of P.G. Wodehouse chronicles the misadventures of impeccably dressed Bertie Wooster and his trusty and sagacious butler, Jeeves.
DVD
2001; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)