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Delia Smith's Christmas - Netflix

Delia Smith presents traditional Christmas cooking in six festive episodes.

Delia Smith's Christmas - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1990-11-15

Delia Smith's Christmas - Sunday roast - Netflix

The Sunday roast is a traditional British main meal that is typically served on Sunday (hence the name), consisting of roasted meat, roast potato, and accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables and gravy. Vegetables such as roast parsnips, Brussels sprouts, peas, carrots, runner beans, and broccoli are included and can be cooked in different styles; for example, cauliflower or leeks accompanied by a cheddar cheese sauce are popular, in addition to gravy. The Sunday roast is also popular in many parts of Ireland, especially in most of Ulster (chiefly in Northern Ireland and County Donegal). Its prominence in British culture is such that in a UK poll it was ranked second in a list of things people love about Britain. Other names for this meal are Sunday dinner, Sunday lunch, roast dinner, and Sunday joint (joint referring specifically to the joint of meat). The meal is often comparable to a less grand version of a traditional Christmas dinner. Besides being served in its original homelands, the tradition of a Sunday dinner has been a major influence on food cultures in the English-speaking world. Roast dinner is also a traditionally popular dish in the Republic of Ireland. An Irish Sunday roast normally comprises roast beef or chicken, potatoes (mashed and/or roast), carrots, green vegetables (such as peas, beans, or Brussels sprouts), and gravy. In South Africa it is also common to have rice with a Sunday Roast.

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NBA 3X All-Star Challenge - Netflix

In the NBA 3X All-Star Challenge (also known as the "Mountain Dew NBA 3X All-Star Challenge") six amateur players are joined by former NBA legends Baron Davis and Jason Williams. Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving will serve as celebrity general managers for the teams while Shaquille O'Neal and Dennis Scott will serve as celebrity coaches.

NBA 3X All-Star Challenge - Netflix

Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-18

NBA 3X All-Star Challenge - NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge - Netflix

The NBA Skills Challenge (officially named The Taco Bell Skills Challenge), is a National Basketball Association (NBA) contest held on the Saturday before the annual All-Star Game as part of the All-Star Weekend. First held in 2003, it is a competition to test ball-handling, passing and shooting ability. In the current version of the contest, two participants race against each other on identical courses by first dribbling between five obstacles while running down the court. Next, the player must throw a pass into a net that does not touch the ground. Then, the players must dribble back the full length of the court for a lay up. Shortly after, the players must dribble back down the court and hit a three pointer from the top of the basketball key. The match ends when the first player hits the three pointer. Currently, the champion is decided via a single elimination tournament format, with a guard and a center guaranteed to face off in the final. The current champion is Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets.

NBA 3X All-Star Challenge - Tournament Bracket (2015–present) - Netflix

Starting with the 2015 edition of the Skills Challenge, a tournament format was adopted. 2015 2016 2017

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Thatcher: The Downing Street Years - Netflix

A history of the eleven years which Thatcher spent as Prime Minister of the UK.

Thatcher: The Downing Street Years - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1993-11-10

Thatcher: The Downing Street Years - Premiership of Margaret Thatcher - Netflix

Margaret Thatcher served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1979 to November 1990. She became Prime Minister after serving as Leader of the Conservative Party since 1975. In domestic affairs, she is best known for her sweeping policies concerning the affairs of the economy, including the privatisation of most nationalised industries. In foreign policy, she fought a war against Argentina and played a key role with President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in ending the Cold War. By the late 1980s, she was alienating many senior members of her Cabinet by her opposition to greater economic integration into the European Community. She also alienated many Conservative voters and Members of Parliament with the imposition of the local poll tax. As her support fell away, she was challenged for the party leadership and persuaded by her Cabinet to withdraw from the second round of voting, resulting in the end of her eleven-year tenure as Prime Minister. Notwithstanding the fact that Thatcher remains a domestically polarising figure, she usually ranks in the top five of British prime ministers.

Thatcher: The Downing Street Years - Poll tax - Netflix

Thatcher was fiercely committed to a new tax—commonly called the “poll tax”—that would apply in equal amounts to rich and poor alike, despite intense public opposition. Her inability to compromise undermined her leadership in the Conservative Party, which turned decisively against her. Thatcher sought to relieve what she considered the unfair burden of property tax on the property owning section of the population, and outlined a fundamental solution as her flagship policy in the Conservative manifesto for the 1987 election. Local government rates (taxes) were replaced by the community charge, popularly known as the “poll tax”, which levied a flat rate on all adult residents. Almost every adult, irrespective of income or wealth, paid the same, which would heavily redistribute the tax burden onto the less well-off. She defended the poll tax, firstly, on the principle of marginality, that all voters should bear the burden of extra spending by local councils, and, secondly, on the benefit principle, that burdens should be proportional to benefits received. Ministers disregarded political research which showed potential massive losses for marginal Conservative-voting households. The poll tax was introduced in Scotland in 1989 and in England and Wales in 1990. This highly visible redistribution of the tax burden onto the less well-off proved to be one of the most contentious policies of Thatcher's premiership. Additional problems emerged when many of the tax rates set by local councils proved to be much higher than earlier predicted. Opponents organised to resist bailiffs and disrupt court hearings of community charge debtors. One Labour MP, Terry Fields, was jailed for 60 days for refusing to pay.

An indication of the unpopularity of the policy was given by a Gallup poll in March 1990 that put Labour 18.5 points ahead. As the crisis deepened and the Prime Minister stood her ground, opponents claimed that up to 18 million people were refusing to pay. Enforcement measures became increasingly draconian. Unrest mounted and culminated in a number of riots. The most serious of these happened on 31 March 1990, during a protest at Trafalgar Square, London. More than 100,000 protesters attended and more than 400 people were arrested.

Constitutional commentators concluded from the tax fiasco that “the British state [became] dangerously centralised, to an extent that important policy developments can now no longer be properly debated”. The unpopularity of the poll tax came to be seen as an important factor in Thatcher's downfall, by convincing many Conservative backbenchers to vote against her when she was later challenged for the leadership by Michael Heseltine. Following Thatcher's departure, her former chancellor Nigel Lawson labelled the poll tax as “the one great blunder of the Thatcher years”. The succeeding Major government announced the abolition of the tax in spring 1991 and in 1993 replaced it with Council Tax, a banded property tax similar in many respects to the older system of rates. Former Trade and Industry Secretary Nicholas Ridley agreed that Thatcher had suffered a massive defeat over the poll tax, but he argued that Major's repeal “vindicated the rioters and those who had refused to pay. Lawlessness seemed to have paid off”.

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Flip My Food with Chef Jeff - Netflix

Flip My Food with Chef Jeff "flips" the favorite dishes of award winning chefs, celebrities, and everyday people to make a healthier version that's just as mouthwatering. Each week chef Jeff Henderson takes on a different city and a different food challenge to transform beloved recipes into healthy new dishes. Join him in his food truck kitchen to learn a trick or two about flipping your favorite foods into healthy eats.

Flip My Food with Chef Jeff - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-06-17

Flip My Food with Chef Jeff - Teddy Eccles - Netflix

Teddy Eccles (born June 9, 1955) is known for roles he played as a child actor. He appeared in several television series and feature films in the 1960s and 1970s. Eccles may be best known for his starring role in the 1969 film My Side of the Mountain and the voice of Aaron in the television holiday special The Little Drummer Boy. As an adult, Eccles has moved behind the camera, as an Executive Producer of the TV show Flip My Food.

Flip My Food with Chef Jeff - Bibliography - Netflix

Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 309-310.

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In Search of History - Netflix

In Search of History is a series that aired on the History channel in the late 1990's. These television programs featured topics on history, historical settings, historical dramas, historical subjects and historical individuals.

In Search of History - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 1997-02-13

In Search of History - The Searchers - Netflix

The Searchers is a 1956 American Technicolor VistaVision Western film directed by John Ford, based on the 1954 novel by Alan Le May, set during the Texas–Indian Wars, and starring John Wayne as a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece (Natalie Wood), accompanied by his adoptive nephew (Jeffrey Hunter). Critic Roger Ebert found Wayne's character, Ethan Edwards, “one of the most compelling characters Ford and Wayne ever created”. The film was a commercial success. Since its release it has come to be considered a masterpiece and one of the greatest and most influential films ever made. It was named the greatest American western by the American Film Institute in 2008, and it placed 12th on the same organization's 2007 list of the 100 greatest American movies of all time. Entertainment Weekly also named it the best western. The British Film Institute's Sight & Sound magazine ranked it as the seventh best film of all time based on a 2012 international survey of film critics and in 2008, the French magazine Cahiers du Cinéma ranked The Searchers number 10 in their list of the 100 best films ever made. In 1989, The Searchers was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress, and selected for preservation in its National Film Registry; it was in the first cohort of films selected for the registry. The Searchers was the first major film to have a purpose-filmed making-of, requested by John Ford. It deals with most aspects of making the movie, including preparation of the site, construction of props, and filming techniques.

In Search of History - Reception - Netflix

Upon the film's release, Bosley Crowther of The New York Times called it a “ripsnorting Western” (in spite of the “excessive language in its ads”); he credits Ford's “familiar corps of actors, writers, etc., [who help] to give the gusto to this film. From Frank S. Nugent, whose screenplay from the novel of Alan LeMay is a pungent thing, right on through the cast and technicians, it is the honest achievement of a well-knit team.” Crowther noted “two faults of minor moment”: "Episode is piled upon episode, climax upon climax, and corpse upon corpse...[t]he justification for it is that it certainly conveys the lengthiness of the hunt, but it leaves one a mite exhausted, especially with the speed at which it goes. “The director has permitted too many outdoor scenes to be set in the obviously synthetic surroundings of the studio stage...some of those campfire scenes could have been shot in a sporting-goods store window.” Variety called it “handsomely mounted and in the tradition of Shane”, yet “somewhat disappointing” due to its length and repetitiveness; “The John Ford directorial stamp is unmistakable. It concentrates on the characters and establishes a definite mood. It's not sufficient, however, to overcome many of the weaknesses of the story.” The New York Herald Tribune termed the movie “distinguished”; Newsweek deemed it “remarkable.” Look described The Searchers as a “Homeric odyssey.” The New York Times praised Wayne’s performance as “uncommonly commanding.” The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote, "Though it does not consistently achieve the highest Ford standards, The Searchers is surely the best Western since Shane. The film earned rentals of $4.8 million in the US and Canada during its first year of release.

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Reliable Sources - Netflix

Reliable Sources is a weekly show on the cable/satellite news network CNN that focuses on analysis of the American news media. It was initially created to cover the media's coverage of the Persian Gulf War, but has since also covered the media's coverage of the Valerie Plame affair, the Iraq War, the outing of Mark Felt as Deep Throat, and many other events and internal media stories. The show debuted in 1992. Until 2009, it was broadcast as a stand-alone program, but on January 18, 2009,Reliable Sources became a segment during CNN's new Sunday morning political program State of the Union with John King, although it remained hosted by Kurtz and retained its timeslot. In January 2010, after John King left the show, Reliable Sources was re-spun off as its own show, moving back one hour in the process.

Reliable Sources reviews the coverage of the news stories of the past week by the media, in addition to news about the news media behind the scenes, all with a constantly changing group of online, print, and broadcast journalists. The segments also feature some one-on-one interviews with journalists taking part in a news event or covering a story, such as Bob Woodruff after his return to ABC News in February 2007 after his severe injuries in Iraq on January 29, 2006. Bernard Kalb was the founding host. Howard Kurtz had been host of the program for 15 years before leaving CNN to join Fox News Channel on July 1, 2013, where he became host of Media Buzz, which airs opposite Reliable Sources on Sunday mornings and serves as its direct competition. After Kurtz's departure, Reliable Sources used a rotating roster of guest hosts until December 8, 2013, when former New York Times reporter Brian Stelter became the program's permanent host. Since its debut, Reliable Sources has been based at CNN's bureau in Washington, D.C. The show is slated to move to the network's studios at Time Warner Center inNew York City on or around the week of September 21, 2014.

Reliable Sources - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1992-10-31

Reliable Sources - Primary source - Netflix

In the study of history as an academic discipline, a primary source (also called original source or evidence) is an artifact, document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, recording, or any other source of information that was created at the time under study. It serves as an original source of information about the topic. Similar definitions can be used in library science, and other areas of scholarship, although different fields have somewhat different definitions. In journalism, a primary source can be a person with direct knowledge of a situation, or a document written by such a person. Primary sources are distinguished from secondary sources, which cite, comment on, or build upon primary sources. Generally, accounts written after the fact with the benefit (and possible distortions) of hindsight are secondary. A secondary source may also be a primary source depending on how it is used. For example, a memoir would be considered a primary source in research concerning its author or about his or her friends characterized within it, but the same memoir would be a secondary source if it were used to examine the culture in which its author lived. “Primary” and “secondary” should be understood as relative terms, with sources categorized according to specific historical contexts and what is being studied.

Reliable Sources - Forgeries - Netflix

Historians must occasionally contend with forged documents that purport to be primary sources. These forgeries have usually been constructed with a fraudulent purpose, such as promulgating legal rights, supporting false pedigrees, or promoting particular interpretations of historic events. The investigation of documents to determine their authenticity is called diplomatics. For centuries, Popes used the forged Donation of Constantine to bolster the Papacy's secular power. Among the earliest forgeries are false Anglo-Saxon charters, a number of 11th- and 12th-century forgeries produced by monasteries and abbeys to support a claim to land where the original document had been lost or never existed. One particularly unusual forgery of a primary source was perpetrated by Sir Edward Dering, who placed false monumental brasses in a parish church. In 1986, Hugh Trevor-Roper “authenticated” the Hitler Diaries, which were later proved to be forgeries. Recently, forged documents have been placed within the UK National Archives in the hope of establishing a false provenance. However, historians dealing with recent centuries rarely encounter forgeries of any importance.

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The Royal - Netflix

The Royal was a British medical drama series set in the fictional St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital located in Elsinby, a fictional rural seaside town portrayed as being close to Aidensfield, the fictional setting of the UK TV series Heartbeat.

The Royal - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2003-01-19

The Royal - Royal Victorian Order - Netflix

The Royal Victorian Order (French: Ordre royal de Victoria) is a dynastic order of knighthood established in 1896 by Queen Victoria. It recognises distinguished personal service to the monarch of the Commonwealth realms, members of the monarch's family, or to any viceroy or senior representative of the monarch. The present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is the Sovereign of the order, its motto is Victoria, and its official day is 20 June. The order's chapel is the Savoy Chapel in London. There is no limit on the number honoured at any grade, and admission remains at the sole discretion of the monarch, with each of the order's five grades and one medal with three levels representing different levels of service. While all those honoured may use the prescribed styles of the order—the top two grades grant titles of knighthood, and all grades accord distinct post-nominal letters—the Royal Victorian Order's precedence amongst other honours differs from realm to realm and admission to some grades may be barred to citizens of those realms by government policy.

The Royal - List of officers - Netflix

The current officers of the Royal Victorian Order are as follows: Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II, since 1952 Grand Master: Anne, Princess Royal, since 2007 Chancellor: William Peel, 3rd Earl Peel, as Lord Chamberlain, since 2006 Secretary: Sir Alan Reid, as Keeper of the Privy Purse, since 2002 Registrar: Lieutenant Colonel Michael Vernon, as Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood Chaplain: Peter Galloway, as Chaplain of the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, since 2008

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Giro d'Italia Highlights - Netflix

Highlights of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, hosted by award-winning cycling journalist Michael Tomalaris and former professional cyclist Henk Vogels. Commentary will be provided by Matt Keenan and winner of 12 individual stages of the Giro, Robbie McEwan. The race will start in Apeldoom and will take the world's best cyclists through Calabria and the Alps before finishing in Turin.

Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-05-07

Giro d'Italia Highlights - 2000 Giro d'Italia - Netflix

The 2000 Giro d'Italia was the 83rd edition of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tours. The Giro began with a 4.6 km (3 mi) prologue that navigated through the Italian capital Rome. The race came to a close on June 4 with a mass-start stage that ended in the Italian city of Milan. Twenty teams entered the race that was won by the Italian Stefano Garzelli of the Mercatone Uno–Albacom team. Second and third were the Italian riders Francesco Casagrande and Gilberto Simoni. In the race's other classifications, Vini Caldirola–Sidermec rider Francesco Casagrande won the mountains classification, Dimitri Konyshev of the Fassa Bortolo team won the points classification, and Française des Jeux rider Fabrizio Guidi won the intergiro classification. Mapei–Quick-Step finished as the winners of the Trofeo Fast Team classification, ranking each of the twenty teams contesting the race by lowest cumulative time. The other team classification, the Trofeo Super Team classification, where the teams' riders are awarded points for placing within the top twenty in each stage and the points are then totaled for each team was also won by Fassa Bortolo.

Giro d'Italia Highlights - Classification Leadership - Netflix

In the 2000 Giro d'Italia, five different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers on mass-start stages, the leader received a pink jersey. This classification is considered the most important of the Giro d'Italia, and the winner is considered the winner of the Giro. Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a mauve jersey. In the points classification, cyclists got points for finishing in the top 15 in a stage. The stage win awarded 25 points, second place awarded 20 points, third 16, fourth 14, fifth 12, sixth 10, and one point fewer per place down the line, to a single point for 15th. In addition, points could be won in intermediate sprints. There was also a mountains classification, which awarded a green jersey. In the mountains classifications, points were won by reaching the top of a mountain before other cyclists. Each climb was categorized as either first, second, or third category, with more points available for the higher-categorized climbs. The highest point in the Giro (called the Cima Coppi), which in 2000 was Colle dell'Agnello, afforded more points than the other first-category climbs. The fourth jersey represented the intergiro classification, marked by a blue jersey. The calculation for the intergiro is similar to that of the general classification, in each stage there is a midway point that the riders pass through a point and where their time is stopped. As the race goes on, their times compiled and the person with the lowest time is the leader of the intergiro classification and wears the blue jersey. There were also two classifications for teams. The first was the Trofeo Fast Team. In this classification, the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added; the leading team was the team with the lowest total time. The Trofeo Super Team was a team points classification, with the top 20 placed riders on each stage earning points (20 for first place, 19 for second place and so on, down to a single point for 20th) for their team. The rows in the following table correspond to the jerseys awarded after that stage was run.

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The First 48: Most Shocking Twists - Netflix

The First 48: Most Shocking Twists is the 23rd series in A&E's "First 48" TV series franchise. This show features updates on cases from The First 48, including all-new interviews with the detectives involved with the original cases.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-03

The First 48: Most Shocking Twists - List of The First 48 episodes - Netflix

The following is an episode list of the A&E series The First 48.

The First 48: Most Shocking Twists - Season 2 (2005) - Netflix

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Behind the Story with the Paley Center - Netflix

Dedicated to examining the relationship between society and the media, The Paley Center for Media presents in-depth, candid discussions with the stars, writers and producers of some of today's most popular and acclaimed TV series. Amy Poehler, Jim Parsons and Jon Hamm are among panelists who reveal the inner dynamics, the on-set antics, the camaraderie, and the struggles behind creating successful TV stories. Lead actors and top showrunners from "The Mindy Project", "Orange Is the New Black" and "Masters of Sex" also appear. Journalists and industry insiders serve as moderators on Behind the Story with the Paley Center.

Behind the Story with the Paley Center - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-04-07

Behind the Story with the Paley Center - Jan Smithers - Netflix

Karin Jan Smithers (born July 3, 1949) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Bailey Quarters on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982).

Behind the Story with the Paley Center - Life and career - Netflix

Smithers grew up with her parents and three sisters in Woodland Hills, California, and attended what is now William Howard Taft Charter High School there. She first reached the public eye as a teenager when she was featured on the March 21, 1966, cover of Newsweek, seated on a motorcycle. Smithers's first marriage was to Kipp Whitman from 1971 to 1972. From 1986 to 1995, she was married to actor James Brolin and was stepmother to his two sons from a previous marriage; together they have one daughter, Molly. After living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, she now lives in Ojai, California. In June 2014, Smithers attended a reunion of WKRP cast members hosted by the Paley Center for Media.

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Reelz Reviews: Movies on Demand - Netflix

On Reelz Reviews: Movies on Demand, movie critic Leonard Maltin teams up with Rotten Tomatoes' Grae Drake to review films now available for viewing at home.

Reelz Reviews: Movies on Demand - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-12-17

Reelz Reviews: Movies on Demand - J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner - Netflix

Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner (born August 20, 1967) aka Dr. Buzz is a licensed forensic psychologist who provides weekly commentary for the TV show CopyCat Killers which airs on Reelz channel.

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Rogue Traders - Netflix

Consumer show exposing businesses and individuals giving customers a raw deal.

Rogue Traders - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2006-09-04

Rogue Traders - Rogue Trader (film) - Netflix

Rogue Trader is a 1999 British biographical drama film written and directed by James Dearden and starring Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel. The film centers in the life of former derivatives broker Nick Leeson and the 1995 collapse of Barings Bank. It was based on Leeson's 1996 book Rogue Trader: How I Brought Down Barings Bank and Shook the Financial World.

Rogue Traders - Cast - Netflix

Ewan McGregor as Nick Leeson Anna Friel as Lisa Leeson Tim McInnerny as Tony Hawes Nigel Lindsay as Ron Baker John Standing as Peter Baring Lee Ross as Danny Argyropoulos Yves Beneyton as Pierre Beaumarchais Betsy Brantley as Brenda Granger Caroline Langrishe as Ash Lewis Ivan Heng as Bartender Rob Lemming as Trader No. 3

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Sam & Cat - Netflix

Prepare to meet the strangest match made in bestie heaven -- Sam & Cat! Sam is loud, independent, and tough as nails, while Cat is sweet as pie and super flighty. But that doesn't stop this unlikely pair from becoming best buds and roomies! Together, they're a power duo with a love for fun and adventure -- it's just too bad that it doesn't come cheap. A booming out-of-home babysitting business quickly becomes the answer to their empty-pocket problems, but also an extra reason for countless wacky adventures to come!

Sam & Cat - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-06-08

Sam & Cat - List of Sam & Cat episodes - Netflix

Sam & Cat is an American sitcom that originally aired on Nickelodeon from June 8, 2013 to July 17, 2014. It is a crossover/spin-off and sequel of both iCarly and Victorious. It stars Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande as Sam Puckett and Cat Valentine respectively. The series is based on both these girls as they buddy up as roommates and start a babysitting business to fund their adventures. In March 2014, sources at Nickelodeon differed over whether Sam & Cat would be renewed for a second season, but on July 2, 2014, a promotional video on Nickelodeon stated that there were two episodes left, and on July 13, Nickelodeon announced that Sam & Cat was officially cancelled after just one season.

Sam & Cat - See also - Netflix

Sam & Cat iCarly Victorious Dan Schneider

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GPs: Behind Closed Doors - Netflix

GPs: Behind Closed Doors is a reality series which follows life inside a busy South-west London doctors surgery.

GPs: Behind Closed Doors - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-04-29

GPs: Behind Closed Doors - Koenigsegg Agera - Netflix

The Koenigsegg Agera is a mid-engined sports car produced by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg since March 2011. It is a successor to the Koenigsegg CCX/CCXR. The name comes from the Swedish verb 'agera' which means “to act” or in imperative form “(You) act!”. It was named Hypercar of the Year in 2010 by Top Gear magazine. As of November 2017 the Agera RS model is the world's fastest production car, with a GPS-verified two-way average top speed of 277.9 mph (447 km/h) and a fastest straight-line speed of 284.55 mph (458 km/h).

GPs: Behind Closed Doors - Koenigsegg Agera Final (2016-present) - Netflix

At the 2016 Geneva motor show a final three-car series of the Agera was announced as a celebration of the Agera range and as the last models to wear the Agera badge. The cars can be fully customized and combine the Agera RS chassis with the One:1 engine.

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Little Charmers - Netflix

In the magical land of Charmville, the "Little Charmers" have special powers. Charmer-in-training Hazel and her best friends, Posie and Lavender, are still getting used to their powers. Fearless go-getter Hazel leads the group on adventures designed to break in their magical abilities. Even though Hazel knows her magic should be utilized for important things only -- especially while in training -- she can't resist helping people, fixing things or just having fun with it. Her powers sometimes backfire on her, however, and then it's time for Posie and Lavender to back her up.

Little Charmers - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 15 minutes

Premier: 2015-01-12

Little Charmers - Nick Jr. (India) - Netflix

Nick Jr. India is a channel devoted to toddlers and a part of the Nickelodeon India franchise.

Little Charmers - History - Netflix

The channel was a block on Nick India then Viacom 18 launched it as a separate channel in fall of 2012. Viacom 18 launched Teen Nick and Nick Jr. as a single channel on 21 November 2012. Nick Jr. airs in the daytime while Teen Nick airs at night. However Teen Nick has shut down since 1 February 2017, which made Nick Jr. a 24-hour channel.

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Olly The Little White Van - Netflix

Animated series featuring the adventures of a little white van called Olly and his driver Stan.

Olly The Little White Van - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 5 minutes

Premier: 2011-06-26

Olly The Little White Van - NPO Zappelin - Netflix

Zappelin is a Dutch television program block for children that together with Zapp broadcasts on NPO 3 during daytime. Before Zappelin, the programmes were scheduled on all three public channels. On 3 September 2005, Zappelin became a channel for children aged 2-6 years. It is also part of the 24-hour children's channel NPO Zapp Xtra.

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Television in the Netherlands

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The Classic - Netflix

The Classic is inspired by the upcoming Delirio Films documentary of the same name. The series is set in East Los Angeles and revolves around a legendary football rivalry between two high schools that are only five miles apart. Against the backdrop of the rivalry, the series will follow a multi-generational family all striving for the American Dream.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

The Classic - Maya civilization - Netflix

The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples, and noted for its hieroglyphic script—the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas—as well as for its art, architecture, mathematics, calendar, and astronomical system. The Maya civilization developed in an area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. This region consists of the northern lowlands encompassing the Yucatán Peninsula, and the highlands of the Sierra Madre, running from the Mexican state of Chiapas, across southern Guatemala and onwards into El Salvador, and the southern lowlands of the Pacific littoral plain. The Archaic period, prior to 2000 BC, saw the first developments in agriculture and the earliest villages. The Preclassic period (c. 2000 BC to 250 AD) saw the establishment of the first complex societies in the Maya region, and the cultivation of the staple crops of the Maya diet, including maize, beans, squashes, and chili peppers. The first Maya cities developed around 750 BC, and by 500 BC these cities possessed monumental architecture, including large temples with elaborate stucco façades. Hieroglyphic writing was being used in the Maya region by the 3rd century BC. In the Late Preclassic a number of large cities developed in the Petén Basin, and Kaminaljuyu rose to prominence in the Guatemalan Highlands. Beginning around 250 AD, the Classic period is largely defined as when the Maya were raising sculpted monuments with Long Count dates. This period saw the Maya civilization develop a large number of city-states linked by a complex trade network. In the Maya Lowlands two great rivals, Tikal and Calakmul, became powerful. The Classic period also saw the intrusive intervention of the central Mexican city of Teotihuacan in Maya dynastic politics. In the 9th century, there was a widespread political collapse in the central Maya region, resulting in internecine warfare, the abandonment of cities, and a northward shift of population. The Postclassic period saw the rise of Chichen Itza in the north, and the expansion of the aggressive K'iche' kingdom in the Guatemalan Highlands. In the 16th century, the Spanish Empire colonized the Mesoamerican region, and a lengthy series of campaigns saw the fall of Nojpetén, the last Maya city, in 1697. Classic period rule was centred on the concept of the “divine king”, who acted as a mediator between mortals and the supernatural realm. Kingship was patrilineal, and power would normally pass to the eldest son. A prospective king was also expected to be a successful war leader. Maya politics was dominated by a closed system of patronage, although the exact political make-up of a kingdom varied from city-state to city-state. By the Late Classic, the aristocracy had greatly increased, resulting in the corresponding reduction in the exclusive power of the divine king. The Maya civilization developed highly sophisticated artforms, and the Maya created art using both perishable and non-perishable materials, including wood, jade, obsidian, ceramics, sculpted stone monuments, stucco, and finely painted murals. Maya cities tended to expand haphazardly, and the city centre would be occupied by ceremonial and administrative complexes, surrounded by an irregular sprawl of residential districts. Different parts of a city would often be linked by causeways. The principal architecture of the city consisted of palaces, pyramid-temples, ceremonial ballcourts, and structures aligned for astronomical observation. The Maya elite were literate, and developed a complex system of hieroglyphic writing that was the most advanced in the pre-Columbian Americas. The Maya recorded their history and ritual knowledge in screenfold books, of which only three uncontested examples remain, the rest having been destroyed by the Spanish. There are also a great many examples of Maya text found on stelae and ceramics. The Maya developed a highly complex series of interlocking ritual calendars, and employed mathematics that included one of the earliest instances of the explicit zero in the world. As a part of their religion, the Maya practised human sacrifice.

The Classic - King and court - Netflix

Classic Maya rule was centred in a royal culture that was displayed in all areas of Classic Maya art. The king was the supreme ruler and held a semi-divine status that made him the mediator between the mortal realm and that of the gods. From very early times, kings were specifically identified with the young maize god, whose gift of maize was the basis of Mesoamerican civilization. Maya royal succession was patrilineal, and royal power only passed to queens when doing otherwise would result in the extinction of the dynasty. Typically, power was passed to the eldest son. A young prince was called a ch'ok (“youth”), although this word later came to refer to nobility in general. The royal heir was called b'aah ch'ok (“head youth”). Various points in the young prince's childhood were marked by ritual; the most important was a bloodletting ceremony at age five or six years. Although being of the royal bloodline was of utmost importance, the heir also had to be a successful war leader, as demonstrated by taking of captives. The enthronement of a new king was a highly elaborate ceremony, involving a series of separate acts that included enthronement upon a jaguar-skin cushion, human sacrifice, and receiving the symbols of royal power, such as a headband bearing a jade representation of the so-called “jester god”, an elaborate headdress adorned with quetzal feathers, and a sceptre representing the god K'awiil. Maya political administration, based around the royal court, was not bureaucratic in nature. Government was hierarchical, and official posts were sponsored by higher-ranking members of the aristocracy; officials tended to be promoted to higher levels of office during the course of their lives. Officials are referred to as being “owned” by their sponsor, and this relationship continued even after the death of the sponsor. The Maya royal court was a vibrant and dynamic political institution. There was no universal structure for the Maya royal court, instead each polity formed a royal court that was suited to its own individual context. A number of royal and noble titles have been identified by epigraphers translating Classic Maya inscriptions. Ajaw is usually translated as “lord” or “king”. In the Early Classic, an ajaw was the ruler of a city. Later, with increasing social complexity, the ajaw was a member of the ruling class and a major city could have more than one, each ruling over different districts. Paramount rulers distinguished themselves from the extended nobility by prefixing the word k'uhul to their ajaw title. A k'uhul ajaw was “divine lord”, originally confined to the kings of the most prestigious and ancient royal lines. Kalomte was a royal title, whose exact meaning is not yet deciphered, but it was held only by the most powerful kings of the strongest dynasties. It indicated an overlord, or high king, and the title was only in use during the Classic period. By the Late Classic, the absolute power of the k'uhul ajaw had weakened, and the political system had diversified to include a wider aristocracy, that by this time may well have expanded disproportionately.

A sajal was ranked below the ajaw, and indicated a subservient lord. A sajal would be lord of a second- or third-tier site, answering to an ajaw, who may himself have been subservient to a kalomte. A sajal would often be a war captain or regional governor, and inscriptions often link the sajal title to warfare; they are often mentioned as the holders of war captives. Sajal meant “feared one”. The titles of ah tz'ihb and ah ch'ul hun are both related to scribes. The ah tz'ihb was a royal scribe, usually a member of the royal family; the ah ch'ul hun was the Keeper of the Holy Books, a title that is closely associated with the ajaw title, indicating that an ajaw always held the ah ch'ul hun title simultaneously. Other courtly titles, the functions of which are not well understood, were yajaw k'ahk' (“Lord of Fire”), ti'huun and ti'sakhuun. These last two may be variations on the same title, and Mark Zender has suggested that the holder of this title may have been the spokesman for the ruler. Courtly titles are overwhelmingly male-oriented, and in those relatively rare occasions where they are applied to a woman, they appear to be used as honorifics for female royalty. Titled elites were often associated with particular structures in the hieroglyphic inscriptions of Classic period cities, indicating that such office holders either owned that structure, or that the structure was an important focus for their activities. A lakam was possibly the only non-elite post-holder in the royal court. The lakam was only found in larger sites, and they appear to have been responsible for the taxation of local districts. Different factions may have existed in the royal court. The k'uhul ahaw and his household would have formed the central power-base, but other important groups were the priesthood, the warrior aristocracy, and other aristocratic courtiers. Where ruling councils existed, as at Chichen Itza and Copán, these may have formed an additional faction. Rivalry between different factions would have led to dynamic political institutions as compromises and disagreements were played out. In such a setting, public performance was vital. Such performances included ritual dances, presentation of war captives, offerings of tribute, human sacrifice, and religious ritual.

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Boon - Netflix

Hi Ho Silver! Family favourite Michael Elphick stars as Ken Boon. Several years after being invalided out of the fire service, Boon joins forces with old workmate Harry Crawford (David Daker) to form a considerably unconventional private investigation service. Made by Central Independent Television for the ITV Network.

Boon - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 1986-01-14

Boon - Boon Hui Lu - Netflix

Boon Hui Lu (Chinese: 文慧如; pinyin: Wén Huìrú, born December 11, 1993) is a Singaporean actress and singer-songwriter. Besides acting, Boon is also pursuing her music dreams as a singer and songwriter.

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Inside RAF Brize Norton - Netflix

Inside RAF Brize Norton Go inside the intense, engaging world of one of the biggest and busiest Air Force bases on the planet in our observational documentary series. Inside RAF Brize Norton marks the first time a documentary film crew have been granted round-the-clock access to the RAF base, which supports all UK military operations around the globe. It follows a cast of men and women, military and civilian, who serve the nation and cope with a massive responsibility of being so near to the frontline of war. A surprising insight into the very serious nature of some of the work done in the Oxfordshire countryside, the series is set against the background of UK military activity and international emergency disasters. Brize Norton is the beating heart of the Royal Air Force, bigger than most UK airports. It is the country's sole military airbridge for vital supplies and personnel to all British Armed Forces around the world. 250,000 passengers flowed through this military Heathrow in 2011, including troops and freight heading out to combat zones; and even hosting high profile visiting heads of state, politicians, and celebrities. Brize Norton is a small city with its own hotel, fire station, sports clubs, medical centre, postal delivery service, and even a nightclub, but run on military lines, populated by a rich choice of characters whose day-to-day schedules provide a rare and fascinating human insight into military life.

Inside RAF Brize Norton - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2013-11-21

Inside RAF Brize Norton - Vickers VC10 - Netflix

The Vickers VC10 is a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range British jet airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd and first flown at Brooklands, Surrey, in 1962. The airliner was designed to operate on long-distance routes from the shorter runways of the era and commanded excellent hot and high performance for operations from African airports. The performance of the VC10 was such that it achieved the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a jet airliner, a record still held to date for a sub-sonic airliner, of 5 hours and 1 minute; only the supersonic Concorde was faster. The VC10 is often compared to the larger Soviet Ilyushin Il-62, the two types being the only airliners to use a rear-engined quad layout; the smaller business jet Lockheed JetStar also had this engine arrangement. Although only a relatively small number of VC10s were built, they provided long service with BOAC and other airlines from the 1960s to 1981. They were also used from 1965 as strategic air transports for the Royal Air Force, and ex-passenger models and others were used as aerial refuelling aircraft. The 50th anniversary of the first flight of the prototype VC10, G-ARTA, was celebrated with a “VC10 Retrospective” Symposium and the official opening of a VC10 exhibition at Brooklands Museum on 29 June 2012. The type was retired from RAF service on 20 September 2013. It has been succeeded in the aerial refuelling role by the Airbus Voyager. VC10K3 ZA147 performed the final flight of the type on 25 September 2013.

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Play with Caution - Netflix

In Play with Caution, friends go head to head against super competitors, playing Brawlhalla, Handle with Care, and more...

Play with Caution - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-07-17

Play with Caution - La Caution - Netflix

La Caution is a French hip hop duo consisting of members Hi-Tekk and Nikkfurie of Moroccan descent. They are notable for creating the song “Thé à la Menthe” which is known for appearing (in instrumental form) in the film Ocean's Twelve. The phrase “thé à la menthe” is French for “mint tea”, their song “Briques” also appeared in the 5th Season, Episode 18 of the US TV Series How I Met Your Mother

Play with Caution - History - Netflix

La Caution's first single “Les rues électriques” (electric streets), was released in 1999. They began to gain recognition participating in Assassin concerts. As a result, they secured the opening slot on the band's tour in 2000 and 2001; this enabled them to reach an increasingly larger audience. Encouraged by the success of “Les rues électriques”, La Caution, shouldered by DJ Fab, released their first album “Asphalte Hurlante” (Screaming Asphalt) in 2001. A year later, a version including seven new unreleased titles was released. Participating in many projects with other hip-hop groups, they released the “Cadavre Exquis” (Exquisite Corpse) album in 2002, with the collective L'Armée des Douze (French for “Army of Twelve”, a collective made up of La Caution and TTC, started in 1999). They also released the “Crash Test” EP with the electronic group Château Flight. Their musical style is seen to be a combination of energetic electronic sonorities and original and percussive words. Wanting to break away from the current French rap, they brought a revival which now tends to spread out further than the Parisian underground, along with groups such as TTC. After over three long years, the Peines De Maures / Arc-en-ciel Pour Daltoniens double album was released on October 17, 2005. Peines De Maures, a play on words with “Peine de mort” (death penalty) and the Maure tribe, another way of describing people from North Africa, remains within a rather traditional rap style, whereas the second Arc-en-ciel Pour Daltoniens (Rainbow for the colorblind) has more of an electro sound. The song “Thé à la Menthe” (subtitled “the laser dance version” in its instrumental form) appeared in the film Ocean's Twelve in a scene where the thief Nightfox dances in order to evade a series of randomly sweeping laser beams. The song appeared courtesy of Vincent Cassel who, alongside La Caution, is part of Kourtrajmé, an artistic collective. The song was also popularized in the Counter-Strike: Source frag movie by player “phoon,” titled “too much for zblock,” where the instrumental version of “Thé à la Menthe” was the first track played as an homage to the movements of Nightfox in Ocean's Twelve which also used the instrumental. Discovered on January 21st, 2018, the popular YouTube video has been taken down by Sony Music Entertainment, also known as Sony Music, or abbreviated as SME. The video currently sits at 3,619,341 views. The original uploader of the YouTube video has re-uploaded the video with a song removed, in which Sony Music Entertainment cannot take the video down. La Caution also appeared as an imaginary group called Sheitan on the score to the eponymous film (directed by Kim Chapiron of Kourtrajmé), with the title “Bâtards de Barbares” in which they preach a violent style of rap, which is purely caricatural. The songs “Comme un Sampler” (Like a Sampler) and “Pilotes Automatiques” (Automatic Pilots), taken from the album Peines De Maures, also appear in the film. “Pilotes Automatiques,” their French rap remix of the Tamil song “Ottagathai Kattiko” from the Tamil film Gentleman composed by A. R. Rahman was a huge underground success in France . Hi-tekk and Nikkfurie are also part of the “Les Cautionneurs” collective, with Saphir the Jeweller, Izno (Hi-Tekk and Nikkfurie's little brother) and 16S64. The latter also appear on both of La Caution's albums, on titles such as: “J'plante le décor” or “Révolver”. Les Cautionneurs released an album: “Quinte Flush Royal” on September 25, 2006. On November 13, 2006 came out the album entitled La Caution Rend Visite Aux Gens Et Des Gens Revisitent La Caution (La Caution visits people and people revisit La Caution), an album on a CD/DVD set made up of remixes of the band's highlights, produced in particular by EDA (Enhancer), Radioinactive, Drixxxé etc. as well as extracts of live appearances and a documentary recalling their career. La Caution has its own radio show called Les Cautionneurs on the French radio station Le Mouv, featuring two hours of hip hop music every Saturday night.

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Battle Line - Netflix

Syndicated series about World War II battles, in the words of soldiers from both sides of the battleline.

Battle Line - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: None

Battle Line - Battle of the Line - Netflix

The Battle of the Line is a fictional battle in the Babylon 5 fictional universe, the final battle of the Earth-Minbari war. The Battle of the Line was a desperate attempt by the Earth Alliance to stop a Minbari combat fleet from attacking Earth. Over 20,000 Human defenders fought in the battle, including most of the remaining warships of the Earth fleet. Despite this armada, the Minbari fleet easily destroyed most of the defending human warships, taking few losses themselves. Incredibly, however, the Minbari suddenly surrendered to the almost-defeated humans with no explanation. The first commander of the Babylon 5 outpost, Earthforce Commander Jeffrey Sinclair, was captured by the Minbari during the battle. One major plot element of the first season of the television show involves his attempts to regain his memory of those events.

Battle Line - Background - Netflix

Approximately two years before the Battle of the Line, the first contact between Humans and Minbari ended in disaster. The lead Minbari ship opened their gun ports as a show of respect, but the captain of the lead Earth ship, believing this heralded an attack, opened fire pre-emptively. This resulted in the death of Dukhat, one of the nine members of the “Grey Council” who rule the Minbari species. The Grey Council, offended, declared a holy war against the humans. Dukhat's protégé, Delenn, cast the deciding vote. The resulting conflict was essentially one-sided, as the Minbari were far more technologically advanced than the humans; their weapons were better and their defenses so powerful that most human pilots and weapons officers could not even achieve firing solutions. Additionally, the Minbari gave no quarter. The result was a bitter war in which the Earth Alliance military bought time with their lives. Commander John Sheridan succeeded in destroying the Black Star, the Minbari flagship—it was the only Minbari capital ship lost during the entire war, and it was ultimately a fruitless victory.

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Naked Vegas - Netflix

Set amidst the fast-paced glitter of life on the Las Vegas Strip, Syfy will transport viewers inside the provocative and imaginative world of body painting art in this new six-part docuseries. Just in time for Halloween, the first episode follows the Naked Vegas Team as they plan an over-the-top zombie-themed wedding at Eli Roth's Goretorium at Planet Hollywood. Not only does the wedding couple want to stagger down the aisle in zombie body paint, but they want the entire wedding party painted to match the theme! Can the Team pull off this challenging make-up assignment - and convince the wedding party to go naked?

Naked Vegas - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-10-29

Naked Vegas - Kevin Lee (fighter) - Netflix

Kevin Jesse Lee, Jr. (born September 4, 1992) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of April 2018, he is the #5 ranked Lightweight in official UFC rankings.

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Ocean Warriors - Netflix

Ocean Warriors is a six-hour television series following young activists from around the world as they answer this call, to protect the oceans and confront the lawbreakers. Produced by the Peabody and EMMY award-winning Brick City TV and Robert Redford's Sundance Productions, Ocean Warriors weaves multiple stories of courage, conflict, and change, from the Antarctic's remote Southern Ocean, to the coral reefs of Tanzania and the vast tuna fisheries of the Western Pacific. Set sail for the front lines as a global coalition of activists, campaigners, scientists and investigative journalists prepare to stare down poachers, tear up illegal networks and bring the outlaws to justice.

Ocean Warriors - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-12-04

Ocean Warriors - Warrior - Netflix

A warrior is a person specializing in combat or warfare, especially within the context of a tribal or clan-based warrior culture society that recognizes a separate warrior class or caste.

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Chase Champion - Netflix

Chase is a regular kid, or at least he was. After stumbling upon an old video game, he unlocks a hidden feature and his world is powered up! Along with his best friend Diego, Chase must now find a balance between the real world and the game, freeze tag and freeze powers, saving his grades and saving the universe!

Chase Champion - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 15 minutes

Premier: 2016-05-31

Chase Champion - 2015 Queen Mother Champion Chase - Netflix

The 2015 Queen Mother Champion Chase (known as the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase for sponsorship reasons) was a horse race held at Cheltenham Racecourse on Wednesday 11 March 2015. It was the 56th annual running of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Chase Champion - Details - Netflix

Sponsor: Betway Winner's prize money: £199,325.00 Going: Good, Good to Soft in places. Number of runners: 9 Winner's time: 3 minutes 53.30 seconds

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Iron Chef Showdown - Netflix

It's time, once again, to answer life's most savory question: whose cuisine reigns supreme? Iron Chef Showdown begins by pitting two of the most formidable chefs in the country against each other in The Chairman's Challenge, where they must create their best dish based upon a secret ingredient. Host Alton Brown serves as the sole judge to determine which chef will earn the right to face a legendary Iron Chef in the Secret Ingredient Showdown. Then, it's "Allez Cuisine!" as Japanese tradition comes back to life in Kitchen Stadium with Alton, The Chairman Mark Dacascos, floor reporter Jaymee Sire and a notable pantheon of culinary experts who sit in judgment over the epic battles.

Iron Chef Showdown - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-11-08

Iron Chef Showdown - The Next Iron Chef - Netflix

The Next Iron Chef is a limited-run series on the Food Network that aired its fifth season in 2012. Each season is a stand-alone competition to select a chef to be designated an Iron Chef, who will appear on the Food Network program Iron Chef America. In Season 1, eight chefs from around the United States battled to be the next Iron Chef. The show debuted Sunday, October 7, 2007, and the hosts were Alton Brown and “The Chairman”, Mark Dacascos. Challenges one through five of the competition were held at the Culinary Institute of America. Challenges six and seven took place in Munich, Germany and Paris, France respectively. The final challenge took place at the Food Network studios in New York City, on the Iron Chef America set. The winner of The Next Iron Chef was Cleveland restaurant chef Michael Symon. Season 2 premiered on October 4, 2009, and featured ten chefs battling to be the newest Iron Chef. The show was based in Los Angeles before traveling to Tokyo for two episodes, and again hosted by Alton Brown and “The Chairman” Mark Dacascos. Following a final battle in Kitchen Stadium, Chicago-born Ecuadorian-American chef Jose Garces, was selected the newest Iron Chef. Garces debuted as an Iron Chef on January 17, 2010, when he squared off against Seattle chef Rachel Yang. Food Network began airing commercials for the third season of The Next Iron Chef in July 2010. It was later announced in an internet press release that Alton Brown and judge Donatella Arpaia would return for season 3. Completing the judges panel are food writer and broadcaster Simon Majumdar and current Iron Chef Michael Symon. Season 3 began airing on October 3, 2010 on Food Network. The winner of season 3 was Marc Forgione. Chef Forgione engaged in his first battle on November 28, 2010. By November 30, 2010, Next Iron Chef's music composer Craig Marks released the soundtrack “Iron Chef America & The Next Iron Chef”, which contains themes from all seasons of both shows. During Season 4, the eliminated chefs were interviewed during the week following the episode airdate on ABC's The Chew. The first castoff was interviewed on November 1, 2011. Season 5 aired from November 4, 2012 to December 23, 2012 and was called The Next Iron Chef: Redemption.

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New York: A Documentary Film - Netflix

In New York: A Documentary Film, Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 years later. Told in a sentimental tone, Burns weaves a lyrical tale of the great metropolis that encompasses not only the city's streets, but also that of the history of America. Though around fourteen hours in length, this epic documentary presents a thoughtful, entertaining look at our relatively young country.

New York: A Documentary Film - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 120 minutes

Premier: 1999-11-14

New York: A Documentary Film - Paris Is Burning (film) - Netflix

Paris Is Burning is a 1991 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Some critics consider the film to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, and a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

New York: A Documentary Film - Content - Netflix

The film explores the elaborately-structured ball competitions in which contestants, adhering to a very specific category or theme, must “walk” (much like a fashion model's runway) and subsequently be judged on criteria including the “realness” of their drag, the beauty of their clothing and their dancing ability. Most of the film alternates between footage of balls and interviews with prominent members of the scene, including Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, Angie Xtravaganza, and Willi Ninja. Many of the contestants vying for trophies are representatives of “Houses” (in the fashion-brand sense, such as “House of Chanel”) that serve as intentional families, social groups, and performance teams. Houses and ball contestants who consistently won in their walks eventually earned a “legendary” status. Jennie Livingston, who moved to New York after graduating from Yale to work in film, and who spent six years making Paris Is Burning, concentrated on interviews with key figures in the ball world, many of whom contribute monologues that shed light on the ball culture as well as on their own personalities. In the film, titles such as “house,” “mother,” and “reading” emphasize how the subculture the film depicts has taken words from the straight and white worlds, and imbued them with alternate meanings, just as the “houses” serve as surrogate families for young ball-walkers whose sexual orientations have sometimes made acceptance and love within their own families hard to come by. The film depicts people with different gender identities or communities and their different forms of expression. It also explores how its subjects dealt with the adversity of racism, homophobia, AIDS and poverty. For example, some, like Venus Xtravaganza became sex workers, some shoplift clothing, and some were thrown out of their homes by homophobic parents. One participant was saving money for sex reassignment surgery. According to Livingston, the documentary is a multi-leveled exploration of a subculture in African American and Latino cultures that proves to be a microcosm of society, which was an underappreciated and arguably underground world that many Americans were unfamiliar with. Through candid one-on-one interviews the film offers insight into the lives and struggles of its subjects and the strength, pride, and humor they maintain to survive in a “rich, white world.” Drag is presented as a complex performance of gender, class, and race, in which one can express one's identity, desires and aspirations along many dimensions. The African-American and Latino community depicted in the film includes a diverse range of identities and gender presentations, from gay men to butch queens to transgender men and women. The film also documents the origins of “voguing”, a dance style in which competing ball-walkers freeze and “pose” in glamorous positions (as if being photographed for the cover of Vogue). Artist Malcolm McLaren (with Mark Moore of S'Express and William Orbit) would, two years before Paris Is Burning was completed, bring the phenomenon to the mainstream with his song “Deep in Vogue”, which sampled the movie and directly referenced many of the stars of Paris Is Burning including Pepper LaBeija and featured dancers from the film, including Willi Ninja. The single went to number 1 in the US Billboard Dance Chart. One year after this, Madonna released her number one song “Vogue”, bringing further attention to the dancing style. However Livingston maintains that the film is not just about “a cute dance.” “This is a film that is important for anyone to see, whether they're gay or not. It's about how we're all influenced by the media; how we strive to meet the demands of the media by trying to look like Vogue models or by owning a big car. And it's about survival. It's about people who have a lot of prejudices against them and who have learned to survive with wit, dignity and energy. It's a little story about how we all survive.” Music producers C&C Music Factory sampled some of Paris is Burning in one of the tracks from their Gonna Make You Sweat album, entitled “Bonus” or “Shade”. Famous drag queen RuPaul has also sampled a few of the quotes from the documentary in her film Starrbooty, as well as on her TV show RuPaul's Drag Race.

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The Daily Buzz - Netflix

For many years, we wanted to create a syndicated television program that would smoothly integrate the content we produce for our clients into a show that people would actually watch, especially in top markets, including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. It turned out we didn't have to create one. The show already existed – or did – and we only had to bring it back to life. For 13 years, The Daily Buzz built a substantial television audience of youthful viewers by presenting intriguing news, celebrity gossip, and consumer news-you-can-use in a fast-paced, fun, entertaining one-hour format. The Daily Buzzwas always friendly to PR pros who wanted to integrate their clients' stories into the show. But unlike other programs, it was done with an eye on maintaining high quality production values. The result was attractive to the audience and also to PR pros. After encountering financial difficulties a couple of years ago, the Daily Buzz was cancelled. But the show was so good, we investigated how it might be re-launched. We were lucky. Not only have we brought back the Daily Buzz's creative team, the original anchors are on board and we'll be producing the show on its original Orlando, Florida set.

The new now renamed Buzz will begin airing June 18 on POP-TV, formerly the TV Guide channel, in every major U.S. market between 6:00 and 7:00 AM. Owned by CBS Corporation and Lionsgate Media, POP is one of the fastest-growing networks in television. POP has expanded its distribution on traditional cable and over-the-top platforms and drove double digit growth in viewership among adults ages 18-49 (+21%) and women 25-54 (+13%), according to Nielsen. Initially, the show will be weekly, however, we will be posting daily news and updates on The Daily Buzz's social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (thedailybuzztv). With an audience of more than 50,000 fans on Facebook and nearly 10,000 Twitter followers, the Buzz will rely on its online community for daily engagement. Portions of the show as well as full recordings of the episodes will get hosted on YouTube.

The Daily Buzz - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2002-09-16

The Daily Buzz - BuzzFeed - Netflix

BuzzFeed, Inc. is an American Internet media company based in New York City. The firm is a news and entertainment company with a focus on digital media. BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 as a viral lab focusing on tracking viral content, by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III. Kenneth Lerer, co-founder and chairman of The Huffington Post, started as a co-founder and investor in BuzzFeed and is now the executive chairman as well. Originally known for online quizzes, “listicles”, and pop culture articles, the company has grown into a global media and technology company providing coverage on a variety of topics including politics, DIY, animals and business. In late 2011, Ben Smith of Politico was hired as editor-in-chief to expand the site into serious journalism, long-form journalism, and reportage. After years of investment into investigative journalism, Buzzfeed News had by 2018 won the National Magazine Award and the George Polk Award, and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Michael Kelly Award.

The Daily Buzz - Worth It - Netflix

Since 2016, Tasty also sponsors a show named “Worth It” starring Steven Lim, Andrew Ilnyckyj, and Adam Bianchi. In each episode, the trio visit three different food places with three drastically different price points in one food category. Steven Lim also stars in BuzzFeed Blue's “Worth It – Lifestyle” videos. The series is similar, in that three items or experiences are valued from different companies, each at their different price point, but focus on material items and experiences, such as plane seats, hotel rooms, and haircuts.

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Transformers: Robots in Disguise - Netflix

In Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Bumblebee is summoned to save Earth from a new faction of Decepticons and assembles a rogue team of young Autobots that includes a rebel bad boy bot, an elite guard cadet, a bombastic Dinobot and hyperactive Mini-Con to capture their new enemies. Each new bot is a fully capable action hero but inexperienced in working together in a team, forcing Bumblebee to become both squad leader and coach.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-03-14

Transformers: Robots in Disguise - Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001 TV series) - Netflix

Transformers: Robots in Disguise, originally known as Transformers: Car Robots (トランスフォーマー カーロボット, Toransufōmā Kārobotto), is an anime television series created by Japanese companies Nihon Ad Systems and Studio Gallop in cooperation with Korean company Dongwoo Animation. It was originally conceived as a reboot with a self-contained universe separate from any of the other existing Transformers universes. However, it was later retconned as part of the Japanese Generation One timeline, but for western version only being separate series. The series was imported to the West as a “filler” line while production on the next series, Transformers: Armada began in 2002, to begin the Unicron Trilogy. The series episodes last 27 minutes each. The series was licensed in the United States by Saban Entertainment & it was one of Saban's last English dubbed anime projects, before the company had been sold to Disney in 2002.

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Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld - Netflix

Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld is an American late-night/early-morning satirical talk show on the Fox News Channel, airing at 3:00 am ET Tuesday through Saturday and 11:00 pm Saturday and 2:00 am Sunday. The show features panelists and guests discussing the latest news in politics, pop culture, entertainment, business, sports, and religion. The show is hosted by Greg Gutfeld, a self-described libertarian, who is a former Maxim UK editor.

Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-02-06

Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld - Terry Schappert - Netflix

Terry Schappert is a United States Army National Guard Special Forces veteran and martial artist that is a periodic commentator on FOX News, who hosted the 2009 show Warriors on the History Channel. He left active duty before 9/11, but continues to serve in the Army National Guard. He has deployed three times since as a Guardsman. He has also had minor acting roles. He hosted a special during the Discovery Channel's Shark Week where he demonstrated ways in which to survive a shark attack. He also makes occasional guest appearances on The Greg Gutfeld Show and previously made appearances on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. He appeared on the cast of Dude, You're Screwed on the Discovery Channel. In February 2017 Schappert appeared on television in the United Kingdom where he starred in an episode of the BBC television show Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week. During the episode Schappert directs the civilian contestants through a number of Green Beret inspired training exercises within a 48 hour period in South Africa.

Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld - Early life - Netflix

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) with a B.A. in Anthropology, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. At UNCW, Schappert borrowed military books about the Vietnam War from his friend who is a ROTC cadet. After seeing a picture of a MACV-SOG soldier, Schappert became interested in becoming a Green Beret.

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Bulloch Family Ranch - Netflix

Meet Julie and Rusty Bulloch, a fun-loving, working class couple that devotes their time and resources to help others. Julie and Rusty are the proud parents of 25 kids they have taken in to save from the streets and broken families, providing them with a home and love that helps them to flourish.

Bulloch Family Ranch - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-07-17

Bulloch Family Ranch - Theodore Roosevelt Sr. - Netflix

Theodore “Thee” Roosevelt Sr. (September 22, 1831 – February 9, 1878) was an American businessman and philanthropist from the Roosevelt family. Roosevelt was also the father of President Theodore Roosevelt and the paternal grandfather of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. He served as a member of the plate-glass importing business Roosevelt & Son. Roosevelt helped found the New York City Children's Aid Society, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and the New York Children's Orthopedic Hospital. A participant in New York society life, he was described by one historian as a man of both “good works and good times.” In December 1877, Roosevelt was nominated to be Collector of the Port of New York but was rejected by the U.S. Senate.

Bulloch Family Ranch - Other philanthropic interests - Netflix

He contributed large sums to the Newsboys' Lodging-house and the Young Men's Christian Association. He organized the Bureau of United Charities and was a commissioner of the New York State Board of Charities. He was a director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Dawn - Netflix

Set on an epic scale, Dawn follows a tribe of Neanderthals as they struggle to survive and hold on to their way of life after coming into contact with a family of Homo Sapiens. At the intersection of evolution and genocide, Dawn asks the fundamental question, what does it mean to be human?

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Dawn - Red Dawn - Netflix

Red Dawn is a 1984 American war film directed by John Milius, filmed in Metrocolor and Panavision, and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O'Neal, William Smith, and Powers Boothe. It was the first film to be released in the US with a PG-13 rating (under the modified rating system introduced on July 1, 1984). The film is set in an alternate history timeline in which the United States is invaded by the Soviet Union and its Cuban and Nicaraguan allies. However, the onset of World War III is in the background and not fully elaborated. The story follows a group of American high school students who resist the occupation with guerrilla warfare, calling themselves Wolverines, after their high school mascot.

Dawn - Operation Red Dawn - Netflix

The operation to capture former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was named Operation Red Dawn and its targets were dubbed Wolverine 1 and Wolverine 2. Army Captain Geoffrey McMurray, who named the mission, said the naming “was so fitting because it was a patriotic, pro-American movie.” Milius approved of the naming: “I was deeply flattered and honored. It's nice to have a lasting legacy.”

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Extra Innings with Bill Murray & Brian Doyle-Murray - Netflix

Watch brothers Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray wander the Minor League ballparks of America. Nobody does nothing better than these two.

Extra Innings with Bill Murray & Brian Doyle-Murray - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 10 minutes

Premier: 2017-11-20

Extra Innings with Bill Murray & Brian Doyle-Murray - Brian Doyle-Murray - Netflix

Brian Doyle-Murray (né Murray, born October 31, 1945) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and screenwriter. He is the older brother of actor/comedian Bill Murray, and the two have acted together in several films, including Caddyshack, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, The Razor's Edge, and Groundhog Day. He co-starred on the TBS sitcom on Sullivan & Son, where he played the foul-mouthed Hank Murphy. He also appeared in the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants as The Flying Dutchman, and in the Cartoon Network original animated series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack as the surly Captain K'Nuckles. He appears in a recurring role as Don Ehlert on the ABC sitcom The Middle. Doyle-Murray was nominated for three Emmy Awards in 1978, 1979, and 1980 for his work on Saturday Night Live in the category Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program. Two other younger brothers, Joel and John, are actors, as well. His oldest brother Ed is a businessman, and brother Andy is a chef, and runs the Murray Brothers “CaddyShack” restaurant located in the World Golf Village resort near St. Augustine, Florida. Doyle is his grandmother's maiden name, and he chose to hyphenate it to avoid confusion with another actor.

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I'll Have What Phil's Having - Netflix

Expect the unexpected as host Phil Rosenthal, Emmy award winning producer and creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, brings his unique brand of humor to his search for the world's best food. I'll Have What Phil's Having is an unforgettable 6-part food and travel series that dishes up sublime fare bursting onto the international culinary scene, hidden delicacies, and a healthy dose of laughs.

I'll Have What Phil's Having - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-09-28

I'll Have What Phil's Having - Philip Rosenthal - Netflix

Philip Rosenthal (born January 27, 1960) is an American television writer and producer who is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005).

I'll Have What Phil's Having - Biography and career - Netflix

Rosenthal was born to a Jewish family in Queens, New York, but spent most of his childhood living in New City, New York, located in Rockland County. He attended Clarkstown North High School where he became very active in the school's drama club, Cue 'N Curtain, and in theatre. Rosenthal graduated from Clarkstown North in 1977. After high school, he attended Hofstra University, from which he graduated in 1981. In the early 1980s, Rosenthal was an actor based out of New York City before shifting his focus to production work, becoming a writer and producer of such shows as Coach with Craig T. Nelson and the short-lived Baby Talk. Rosenthal's largest commercial success and longest-running project was the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. The show was co-produced by Ray Romano, and was based in part on Romano's comedy material. Rosenthal's wife, actress Monica Horan, played the role of Amy MacDougall-Barone, the off-and-on girlfriend (wife after season 7) of Robert Barone (Brad Garrett) in the series. It was Rosenthal and Romano who decided to retire the series over the objections or reservations of the other cast members. Rosenthal wrote or co-wrote twenty-one episodes of the series. Rosenthal has occasionally acted as well, in projects such as James L. Brooks' Spanglish, The Simpsons Movie, a big screen adaptation of the long running TV series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock and Jake Kasdan's feature, The TV Set. Rosenthal is the author of the book You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom which was published on October 21, 2006. He recounts how his life led to the success of Everybody Loves Raymond. Rosenthal directed President Bill Clinton in a White House Correspondents' Dinner video, which was shown to wide acclaim at the April 2000 event. Rosenthal co-wrote the 9/11 telethon America: A Tribute to Heroes, which aired on all four networks, and won a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing. Rosenthal wrote and directed a documentary film for Sony Pictures called Exporting Raymond, which depicts his efforts to adapt Everybody Loves Raymond for Russian television, despite his having little knowledge of Russian culture. In August 2015, as one of 98 members of the Los Angeles Jewish community, he signed an open letter supporting the proposed nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers led by the United States “as being in the best interest of the United States and Israel.” Beginning on September 28, 2015, PBS presented the six-episode television series I'll Have What Phil's Having, in which Rosenthal goes to well-known locations around the world in order to explore their food culture. The series was canceled after one season. On January 12, 2018, Netflix premiered a reworked version of the show, titled Somebody Feed Phil.

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Unique Eats - Netflix

Unique Eats spotlights America's most exciting and revolutionary restaurants. It's the first look and the last word in everything extreme in food today. The locations range from high-end dining rooms to casual neighborhood treasures, and even roving eateries with no permanent addresses. We seek out the most amazing examples of modern dining across America.

Unique Eats - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2010-05-31

Unique Eats - Carnival Eats - Netflix

Carnival Eats is a Canadian television series about various eating establishments at carnivals in Canada and the United States. The series features host Noah Cappe as he travels to the many carnivals, state fairs and festivals to sample a variety of unique culinary creations available only at these aptly named “gastronomic freak shows”. The show premiered on August 18, 2014 and airs on Fridays at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The series airs on Food Network in Canada, and on the Cooking Channel and Great American Country in the United States. Carnival Eats is currently airing on the Cooking Channel on Thursdays at 9pm EST.

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Knights of Bloodsteel - Netflix

In the faraway land of Mirabilis, the warlord Dragon-Eye has unleashed his terrifying forces to hunt down the source of all power, a legendary Crucible. With freedom hanging in the balance, a motley band of knights embarks on a dangerous mission to fight against the dreaded assassins, dragons and soldiers of Dragon-Eye and rescue their world from the clutches of evil once and for all.

Knights of Bloodsteel - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 180 minutes

Premier: 2009-04-19

Knights of Bloodsteel - Gwynyth Walsh - Netflix

Gwynyth Walsh is a Canadian actress best known for her role of the Star Trek character B'Etor, one of the Duras sisters. She also played constable Nimira in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Random Thoughts”. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in Vancouver. Walsh earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta and started her career appearing on stage across Canada and in the United States in many classics. For Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing she won a Dramalogue Award - Best Actress for her portrayal of Beatrice. Her first appearance on screen was in a 1984 TV movie of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe.

Knights of Bloodsteel - Selected television roles - Netflix

Pajama Tops (1984) (Claudine, The Chauvinet's sexy Maid) War of the Worlds (1988) (Charlotte, 1 episode) Friday the 13th: The Series (1989) (Reatha Wilkerson, episode “13 O'clock”) Alien Nation (1989) (Diane Elrea, episode “The Takeover”) Matlock (1990) (Sandra Hopkins, episode “The Blackmailer”) NYPD Blue (1993) (Dr. Timmons, 4 episodes) Matlock (1993) (Kiki Rice, episode “The Last Laugh”) Star Trek: The Next Generation & Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1990–1994) (B'Etor) Sliders (1996) (episode “Love Gods”) Star Trek: Voyager (1997) (Nimira, 1 episode) Da Vinci's Inquest (1998) (Patricia Da Vinci, seasons 1-5) Taken (2002) (Doctor / Abductee) Flight 93 (2006) (Esther Heyman) Tin Man (2007) (Emily) Supernatural (2008) (Psychologist) Knights of Bloodsteel (2009) (Raven) The Whispers (2015) (Dr. Tully)

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18 to Life - Netflix

In the premiere episode of 18 to Life, when Tom and Jessie - 18-year-old next-door neighbors who have grown up together - run off and get married, their warring families are forced to become one in this hilarious multi-generational half-hour about relationships, true love, and who takes out the garbage. The series explores intimate relationships in combustible combinations as husband-wife, mom-dad, and in-laws all struggle to influence the newlyweds and control the extended family's destiny. Tom and Jessie move into his parents' attic and their marriage becomes public property, creating an endless string of challenges for the couple. As this new love blooms audaciously amidst the two settled marriages, it stirs up new frictions and old passions in both sets of parents.

18 to Life - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2010-01-04

18 to Life - Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! - Netflix

Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (Wow! That's what life should be like!) is a 2005 Indian Hindi fantasy drama film written and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and produced by Sangeetha Ahir, starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao in the lead roles. It was released on 23 December 2005. It is the first Indian film to be shot in high definition (HD). It was the 12th highest grossing hindi film of 2005 and was given the below average verdict at the box office. This film draws inspiration from the films – Mudhal Thethi starring Sivaji Ganeshan and Anjali Devi, It's a Wonderful Life produced and directed by Frank Capra, Naukri starring Raj Kapoor and Rajesh Khanna and from Hollywood films such as Ghost and Bruce Almighty.

18 to Life - Plot - Netflix

Aditya Verma, fondly called Adi Chachu or Adi Uncle (Shahid Kapoor) by the children of his brother, lives in a large mansion in Mumbai with his brother (Mohnish Behl) who has a drinking problem, sister-in-law, sister and grandmother. He is the only one working in the family. He falls in love with a tuition teacher, Priya (Amrita Rao). They confess their feelings to each other and plan to get married. However, while going to work to attend an important meeting, Adi is run over by a truck to save Parth (Parth Dave) and dies but again reincarnates. In afterlife, he meets the Hindu god of death, Yamraj (Sanjay Dutt), a kind-hearted, emotional deity with designer clothes and a red old car. On the saying of Adi, Yamraj allows Adi to go back to Earth as a ghost to stop his evil uncle (Prem Chopra) who wants to sell Adi's mansion to industrialist Hirachand (Sharat Saxena). Adi enlists the aid of Shakti, a little boy who was being taken with Adi to heaven, in order to save his family home. They then reach at earth but no one can listen, see and feel them. They then meet Fakira bhai B.P.C.M (Arshad Warsi) who gives them power to touch humans as before they were not able to, then for his family Yamraj comes and gives him power to see his family for a couple of minutes before he takes the both of them back—Shakti and Adi. When Adi's family see Adi, they ask Yamraj to take them as well, as they don't want to live without Adi. Yamraj gets emotional and leaves him to stay with his family and the little boy Shakti also. Another day when the family members wake up they think that this was a bad dream but only Adi and Shakti know the truth, that they died and came back to life. A film actor and Yamraj's lookalike, Sanjay Dutt offers to buy Adi's property but Adi refuses to sell his property and lives happily with Priya and his family.

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Big Red: The Original Outlaw Racer - Netflix

Big Red: The Original Outlaw Racer takes viewers deep inside the operation for an intimate and authentic look at the true core of the Team Big Red spirit and reveals what it takes to make a 1969 Camaro competitive in numerous and distinctly different disciplines of modern auto racing.

Big Red: The Original Outlaw Racer - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-07-27

Big Red: The Original Outlaw Racer - List of DC Comics characters - Netflix

This is a list of DC Universe fictional characters which were created for and are owned by DC Comics.

Big Red: The Original Outlaw Racer - Z - Netflix

List of DC Comics characters: Z

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Forged in Fire - Netflix

Forged in Fire features world-class bladesmiths competing against each other to create some of the most iconic edged weapons from history. In each episode, four of the best bladesmiths in the country will come together to put both their skills and reputations on the line. Whether they are making a Japanese katana, a medieval broadsword, or an ancient throwing blade like the chakram, the weapons they forge will be fully functional and lethal works of art and war. The unique histories contained within each weapon will be creatively told during the forging process and the final weapons themselves will be assessed and ruthlessly tested by our panel of expert judges. These dynamic and explosive tests will be individually designed to push the weapons to their absolute limit. One by one, the bladesmiths will be eliminated until only one remains to be crowned the champion.

Forged in Fire - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-06-22

Forged in Fire - Forged in Fire (TV series) - Netflix

Forged in Fire is an American competition series that airs on the History channel, and is produced by Outpost Entertainment, a Leftfield Entertainment company. In each episode, four bladesmiths compete in a three-round elimination contest to forge bladed weapons, with the overall winner receiving $10,000 and the day's championship title. The series is hosted by Wil Willis, with a three-judge panel consisting of J. Neilson (Jason Knight during portions of season 3 and 4; Ben Abbott during portions of season 4), David Baker, and Doug Marcaida, experts in weapon history and use. History ordered an initial eight episodes of the series with the first program premiering on Monday, June 22, 2015, at 10pm ET. Season two premiered on February 16, 2016 and increased to 10 episodes. The third season premiered with a “champion of champions” match on August 23, 2016, and was announced as having 16 episodes. The fourth season premiered on April 11, 2017, with a “Judges' Pick” episode in which the four judges (Neilson, Knight, Baker, Marcaida) each selected one smith from past seasons to compete again. The fifth season premiered on March 7, 2018. On April 17, 2018, a spin-off series titled Forged in Fire: Knife or Death premiered on History. This series is hosted by Bill Goldberg and co-hosted by Tu Lam, a martial arts expert and retired member of the Green Berets.

Forged in Fire - Cast, judges, and producers - Netflix

Wil Willis is a former Army Ranger and decorated Air Force para-rescue specialist. Willis' previous television experience includes Special Ops Mission and Triggers, two series that aired on the former Military Channel. J. Neilson, a knife and sword expert, holds the rank of Master Smith within the American Bladesmith Society. He has over 20 years' experience in making knives and edged weapons. He examines the weapons' technical qualities and tests their durability. In Season 3, Neilson took a leave of absence in order to have surgery on his hand; Jason Knight, another ABS Master Smith, filled his seat on the judges' panel during that time. Neilson appeared alongside Knight for the Season 4 premiere, then resumed his seat in the eighth episode. Starting with the 21st episode of the fourth season, he was replaced by two-time Forged in Fire champion Ben Abbott. David Baker, a Hollywood prop maker who has appeared on the Spike series Deadliest Warrior, is an authority on weapons history and an expert on replicating period-accurate weapons for both museums and films. He judges the weapons' historical accuracy and aesthetic beauty. Doug Marcaida, an edged-weapons specialist, is a U.S. military contractor, martial arts instructor and knife designer for FOX Knives Italy. Specializing in the Southeast Asian fighting style of Kali, he has taught classes in weapon awareness and use for military, law enforcement, and security organizations. Marcaida evaluates the smiths' weapons to determine their effectiveness in combat. When he cannot test the smiths' weapons himself due to injury, he has a co-worker or family member perform this task in his place. Tim Healy and Steve Ascher are executive producers for History. Jodi Flynn, Brent Montgomery, David George, Shawn Witt and Simon Thomas are executive producers for Outpost Entertainment. Healy observed the demonstration, and later the filming, from the sidelines. Healy says that the inspiration for Forged in Fire came from his and other developers' love of food competition shows such as Chopped and Iron Chef. However, in order to appeal to the History channel's audience, they decided to have the competition focus on historical weaponry.

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Penn & Teller Tell a Lie - Netflix

Show-stopping iconoclasts Penn & Teller bring their unique vision of the world to Discovery Channel in Penn & Teller Tell a Lie, a new interactive series with a twist that promises to forever change how audiences interact with this remarkable duo's brand of entertainment.

Penn & Teller Tell a Lie - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-10-05

Penn & Teller Tell a Lie - Carnival game - Netflix

A carnival game is a game of chance or skill that can be seen at a traveling carnival, charity fund raiser, amusement arcade and amusement park, or on a state and county fair midway. They are also commonly played on holidays such as Mardi Gras, Saint Patrick's Day, and Oktoberfest. Carnival games are usually operated on a “pay per play” basis. Prices may range from a small amount, for example 25¢ (cents), to a few dollars per play. Most games offer a small prize to the winner. Prizes may include items like stuffed animals, toys, or posters. Continued play is encouraged as multiple small prizes may traded in for a larger prize. Multiplayer games—the “Watergun” game is one example—may change the size of the prize with the number of players. In a more difficult game, including the “Baseball and Basket” or “Stand the Bottle”, a large prize may be awarded to any winner. Carnival games have a poor reputation in some areas. This may be that some carnival games utilize optical illusions or physical relationships that make it hard for a player to judge the game's difficulty. Also, some operators have run games that are rigged to take advantage of unsuspecting players. In many areas, these games are tested by local law enforcement to find unfairly run games.

Penn & Teller Tell a Lie - Carnival game operators - Netflix

At amusement parks, the carnival games are usually owned and operated by the park owner. The games are usually installed in permanent buildings stationed around the park. A traveling carnival may, however, be made up of multiple independent game concession owners. These independents owners contract their games with the carnival operator. Carnival games of this type are mounted to towable trailers that enable the game to be moved from site to site. However, there a still some free-standing game booths that are assembled on site. These carnival games are usually set up in rows along the midway area along with the rides.

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The First Olympics: Athens 1896 - Netflix

Two-part miniseries about the founding of the modern Olympics, it concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.

The First Olympics: Athens 1896 - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 118 minutes

Premier: 1984-05-20

The First Olympics: Athens 1896 - 1896 Summer Olympics - Netflix

The 1896 Summer Olympics (Greek: Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896, Therinoí Olympiakoí Agónes 1896), officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. Organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which had been created by Pierre de Coubertin, it was held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896. Winners were given a silver medal, while runners-up received a copper medal. Retroactively, the IOC has converted these to gold and silver, and awarded bronze medals to third placed athletes. Ten of the 14 participating nations earned medals. The United States won the most gold medals, 11; host nation Greece won the most medals overall, 46. The highlight for the Greeks was the marathon victory by their compatriot Spyridon Louis. The most successful competitor was German wrestler and gymnast Carl Schuhmann, who won four events. Athens had been unanimously chosen to stage the inaugural modern Games during a congress organised by Coubertin in Paris on 23 June 1894, during which the IOC was also created, because Greece was the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games. The main venue was the Panathenaic Stadium, where athletics and wrestling took place; other venues included the Neo Phaliron Velodrome for cycling, and the Zappeion for fencing. The opening ceremony was held in the Panathenaic Stadium on 6 April, during which most of the competing athletes were aligned on the infield, grouped by nation. After a speech by the president of the organising committee, Crown Prince Constantine, his father officially opened the Games. Afterwards, nine bands and 150 choir singers performed an Olympic Hymn, composed by Spyridon Samaras, with words by poet Kostis Palamas. The 1896 Olympics were regarded as a great success. The Games had the largest international participation of any sporting event to that date. The Panathenaic Stadium, the only Olympic stadium used in the 1800s, overflowed with the largest crowd ever to watch a sporting event. After the Games, Coubertin and the IOC were petitioned by several prominent figures, including Greece's King George and some of the American competitors in Athens, to hold all the following Games in Athens. However, the 1900 Summer Olympics were already planned for Paris and, except for the Intercalated Games of 1906, the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics, 108 years later.

The First Olympics: Athens 1896 - Athletics - Netflix

The athletics events had the most international field of any of the sports. The major highlight was the marathon, held for the first time in international competition. Spyridon Louis, a previously unrecognised water carrier, won the event to become the only Greek athletics champion and a national hero. Although Greece had been favoured to win the discus and the shot put, the best Greek athletes finished just behind the American Robert Garrett in both events. No world records were set, as few top international competitors had elected to compete. In addition, the curves of the track were very tight, making fast times in the running events virtually impossible. Despite this, Thomas Burke, of the United States, won the 100-meter race in 12.0 seconds and the 400-meter race in 54.2 seconds. Burke was the only one who used the “crouch start” (putting his knee on soil), confusing the jury. Eventually, he was allowed to start from this “uncomfortable position”. Australian competitor Edwin Flack came to Athens to watch the games, but decided to compete in the athletics events. He won two races—the 800-meter and the 1500-meter.

Chile claims one athlete, Luis Subercaseaux, competed for the nation at the 1896 Summer Olympics. This makes Chile one of the 14 nations to appear at the inaugural Summer Olympic Games. Subercaseaux's results are not listed in the official report, though that report typically includes only winners and Subercaseaux won no medals. A study conducted by Chilean forensic police decided (by use of facial recognition), that Subercaseaux was the participant in a famous photo of 100 meter's second series.

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The Jackson 5ive - Netflix

The Jackson 5ive was a Saturday morning cartoon series that aired on ABC from 1971-1972.

The Jackson 5ive - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1971-09-11

The Jackson 5ive - Edmund Sylvers - Netflix

Edmund Theodore Sylvers (January 25, 1957 — March 11, 2004) was an American singer–songwriter, actor and musician. Sylvers was best known as the lead singer of the American family disco/soul music vocal group The Sylvers, which hit popular success with songs such as “Boogie Fever” and others during the mid to late–1970s.

The Jackson 5ive - Personal and death - Netflix

Sylvers dated singer Freda Payne who was fifteen years his senior from 1979 until January 1983. Sylvers died in a Virginia hospital after a 10–month long battle with lung cancer on March 11, 2004 at age 47. Sylvers had eleven children, one of whom is actor Jeremy Sylvers; who is most known for his role in the 1991 horror film Child's Play 3.

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Tiny House Hunters - Netflix

Tiny House Hunters follows home seekers across the country as they look to downsize, way down. They'll check out three unique streamlined houses under 600 square feet before deciding on the perfect compact kingdom to call home. When it comes to choosing one and making an offer, will they join the tiny house movement or stick with wide-open spaces? Viewers will be on the edge of their seats waiting to see what these Tiny House Hunters ultimately decide.

Tiny House Hunters - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-12-15

Tiny House Hunters - List of Rob Zombie characters - Netflix

These are some of the characters from Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and 3 From Hell.

Tiny House Hunters - Jerry Goldsmith - Netflix

Portrayed by Chris Hardwick Jerry Goldsmith was a wisecracking teenager, joining his girlfriend Mary Knowles and friends Bill Hudley and Denise Willis in a road trip. Jerry is fascinated by Captain Spaulding's Murder Ride, and happily makes his friends go to Dr. Satan's alleged burial site. Jerry is the only one of the group to enjoy their time with the Fireflies; still, he is captured and partially scalped by Baby.He is captured by Dr. Satan's minions, and killed when Dr. Satan performs exploratory brain surgery on him.

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Cops L.A.C. - Netflix

"Cops L.A.C." is a fresh, fast paced look at the working lives and relationships of a diverse range of uniformed cops and plain clothes detectives based at a busy Local Area Command.

Cops L.A.C. - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-09-02

Cops L.A.C. - Cops L.A.C. - Netflix

Cops L.A.C. (Cops: Local Area Command) is a 2010 Australian television police drama, which screened on the Nine Network. The series followed the work of officers at the Seaview Local Area Command, a fictitious police response area of the 'State Police' set in harbourside Sydney, New South Wales. The first series premiered on 2 September 2010, in the same timeslot of Network Ten's police drama Rush. On 22 November 2010, the Nine Network discontinued the show due to the high production costs.

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In Living Color - Netflix

In 1989, Keenen Ivory Wayans set about making a pilot for something the likes of which had never been seen prior on US television. It wasn't just going to be a show performed by black people for black people but was to be a multi-ethnic series. He recruited two white actors who were fairly unknown at the time—Jim Carrey and Kelly Coffield. In addition, the show introduced more upcoming talent, in the form of Tommy Davidson, Kim Coles, David Alan Grier, T'keyah "Crystal" Keymah and finally his siblings Kim Wayans and Damon Wayans.

In Living Color - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1990-04-15

In Living Color - Live and in Living Color - Netflix

Live and in Living Color is a 1976 live album by Tower of Power and is their last album on Warner Bros. Records. It features a few of their biggest hits and some gems from their first album East Bay Grease. David Garibaldi left the band again after this album.

In Living Color - Track listing - Netflix

“Down to the Nightclub (Bump City)” (David Garibaldi, Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka) - 2:30 “You're Still a Young Man” (Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka) - 5:14 “What is Hip?” (David Garibaldi, Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka) - 6:35 “Sparkling in the Sand” (Emilio Castillo, Lawrence J. Lopez, Steve Kupka) - 8:12 “Knock Yourself Out” (Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka) - 23:08

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Lost in Pronunciation - Netflix

Based on the award winning stand-up of writer and star, Ivan Aristeguieta, Lost in Pronunciation follows the arrival in Australia of a Venezuelan comedian, Ivan, whose heart is set on breaking into the local comedy scene.

Lost in Pronunciation - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 10 minutes

Premier: 2017-01-01

Lost in Pronunciation - Pronunciation of English ⟨wh⟩ - Netflix

The pronunciation of the digraph ⟨wh⟩ in English has changed over time, and still varies today between different regions and accents. It is now most commonly pronounced /w/, the same as a plain initial ⟨w⟩, although some dialects, particularly those of Scotland, Ireland, and the Southern United States, retain the traditional pronunciation /hw/, generally realized as [ʍ], a voiceless “w” sound. The process by which the historical /hw/ has become /w/ in most modern varieties of English is called the wine–whine merger. It is also referred to as glide cluster reduction. Before rounded vowels, a different reduction process took place in Middle English, as a result of which the ⟨wh⟩ in words like who and whom is now pronounced /h/. (A similar sound change occurred earlier in the word how.)

Lost in Pronunciation - Pronunciations and phonological analysis of the distinct wh sound - Netflix

As mentioned above, the sound of initial ⟨wh⟩, when distinguished from plain ⟨w⟩, is often pronounced as a voiceless labio-velar approximant [ʍ], a voiceless version of the ordinary [w] sound. In some accents, however, the pronunciation is more like [hʍ], and in some Scottish dialects it may be closer to [xʍ] or [kʍ] – the [ʍ] sound preceded by a voiceless velar fricative or stop. (In other places the /kw/ of qu- words is reduced to [ʍ].) In the Black Isle, the /hw/ (like /h/ generally) is traditionally not pronounced at all. Pronunciations of the [xʍ] or [kʍ] type are reflected in the former Scots spelling quh- (as in quhen for when, etc.). In some dialects of Scots, the sequence /hw/ has merged with the voiceless labiodental fricative /f/. Thus whit (“what”) is pronounced /fɪt/, whan (“when”) becomes /fan/, and whine becomes /fain/ (a homophone of fine). This is also found in some Irish English with an Irish Gaelic substrate influence (something which has led to an interesting re-borrowing of whisk(e)y as Irish Gaelic fuisce, the word having originally entered English from Scottish Gaelic). Phonologically, the distinct sound of ⟨wh⟩ is often analyzed as the consonant cluster /hw/, and it is transcribed so in most dictionaries. When it has the pronunciation [ʍ], however, it may also be analyzed as a single phoneme, /ʍ/.

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Making Mr. Right - Netflix

Making Mr. Right is a real life romantic comedy, the ultimate show-within-a-show detailing the process to find a perfect match. The series allows women the opportunity to get inside a man's mind and see what he is willing to do to make a relationship work. It empowers women and men alike, to grow as a person and as a partner.

Making Mr. Right - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-01-06

Making Mr. Right - Desperately Seeking Susan - Netflix

Desperately Seeking Susan is a 1985 American comedy-drama film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna. Set in New York, the plot involves the interaction between two women – a bored housewife and a bohemian drifter – linked by various announcements in the personal column of a newspaper. This was Madonna’s first major screen role and the film also provided early roles for a number of other well-known performers, such as John Turturro, Laurie Metcalf, Aidan Quinn and Steven Wright. The New York Times named it one of the ten best films of 1985.

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Sky News with Anna Jones - Netflix

The latest news sport and weather with Anna Jones.

Sky News with Anna Jones - Netflix

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 120 minutes

Premier: 2014-09-04

Sky News with Anna Jones - Sky Sports - Netflix

Sky Sports is a group of sports television channels operated by the satellite pay-TV company Sky plc. Sky Sports is the dominant subscription television sports brand in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It has played a major role in the increased commercialisation of British sport since 1991, sometimes playing a large role in inducing organisational changes in the sports it broadcasts, most notably when it encouraged the Premier League to break away from the Football League in 1992. Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League, Football, Cricket, Golf, F1, Action and Arena are available as a premium package on top of the basic Sky package. These channels are also available as premium channels on nearly every satellite, cable and IPTV broadcasting system in the UK and Ireland. Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix are both provided as part of basic packages. The Sky Sports network is managed by Barney Francis.

Sky News with Anna Jones - Sky Sports HD channels - Netflix

Sky Sports 1 HD launched on 22 May 2006 as Sky Sports HD, and airs live cricket, Premier League and The Football League as well as English Premiership and Super League Rugby. The 2008 Ryder Cup was also screened in HD. In July 2006, Sky Sports HD2 launched on Sky Digital channel 409, at the same time Sky Sports HD1 moved to channel 408, with Sky Sports News switching to channel 405. There was also a HD version of PremPlus, called PremPlus HD, which broadcast on Sky channel 483 until the football season ended. It was briefly branded Sky Sports HDX and used to broadcast other Sky Sports content in HD, before it ceased broadcasting. HD broadcasts of rugby league's Super League began from the start of the 2007 season in February 2007. Super Bowl XLI marked the first NFL broadcast in HD in the UK; additional NFL games in HD have since been phased in. Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, Thanksgiving Day games and the NFL Playoffs were shown in HD from 2008. Sky Sports HD3 launched on 17 March 2008, to coincide with WWE's first UK HD broadcast. The channel broadcasts a large quantity of WWE and golf. Sky Sports HD4 launched on 29 April 2010. Due to an Ofcom review of premium services, Sky Sports HD1 and HD2 launched on the Virgin Media platform on 2 August 2010. This marked the first time that Sky's HD programming was shown via a rival service. Smallworld Cable added Sky Sports HD1 and HD2 in the first quarter of 2012. UPC Ireland added Sky Sports 1 HD and 2 HD along with Sky Sports News HD on 16 August 2012. Sky Sports News HD launched on 23 August 2010. It was rebranded as Sky Sports News HQ HD on 12 August 2014 along with the standard channel. On 1 March 2012, the HD channels were given a minor rebrand, with the 'HD' moving to the end of the channel names, for example Sky Sports 1 HD instead of Sky Sports HD1. Sky Sports F1 HD launched on 9 March 2012. Sky Sports 2 HD was also rebranded to 'Sky Sports Ashes HD' in the same move used for the standard channel on 30 June until 31 August 2013. Sky Sports 4 HD was also rebranded to 'Sky Sports Ryder Cup HD' in the same move used for the standard channel on 18 September 2014 until 2 October 2014. Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports 4 HD and Sky Sports F1 HD launched on Virgin Media on 15 July 2014. Sky Sports 5 HD launched on 12 August 2014 as well as being added on Virgin Media. Sky Sports 3, 4 and 5 HD launched on Virgin Media Ireland on 15 October 2014. On 1 January 2015, Sky Sports News HQ HD, along with Sky News HD were added on Virgin.

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Stath - Netflix

Stath follows the day-to-day antics at 'Michael & Eagle Lets'; a dodgy London lettings agency run by titular character Stath's father, Solaki. It's a real family affair, as equally inept Sophie, Stath's sister, is also employed there on continual work experience.

Stath has big ambitions to take over the family business one day, but is hampered by his general ability and overall personality. In modern, overcrowded London, the business of finding tenants to rent flats should be pretty easy, but Stath makes it a struggle.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: None

Stath - Old Norse - Netflix

Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century. The Proto-Norse language developed into Old Norse by the 8th century, and Old Norse began to develop into the modern North Germanic languages in the mid- to late 14th century, ending the language phase known as Old Norse. These dates, however, are not absolute, since written Old Norse is found well into the 15th century. Old Norse was divided into three dialects: Old West Norse, Old East Norse, and Old Gutnish. Old West and East Norse formed a dialect continuum, with no clear geographical boundary between them. For example, Old East Norse traits were found in eastern Norway, although Old Norwegian is classified as Old West Norse, and Old West Norse traits were found in western Sweden. Most speakers spoke Old East Norse in what is present day Denmark and Sweden. Old Gutnish, the more obscure dialectal branch, is sometimes included in the Old East Norse dialect due to geographical associations. It developed its own unique features and shared in changes to both other branches. The 12th century Icelandic Gray Goose Laws state that Swedes, Norwegians, Icelanders, and Danes spoke the same language, dönsk tunga (“Danish tongue”; speakers of Old East Norse would have said dansk tunga). Another term, used especially commonly with reference to West Norse, was norrænt mál (“Nordic/Northern speech”). Today Old Norse has developed into the modern North Germanic languages Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish, of which Norwegian, Danish and Swedish retain considerable mutual intelligibility.

Stath - Vowels - Netflix

The vowel phonemes mostly come in pairs of long and short. The standardized orthography marks the long vowels with an acute accent. In medieval manuscripts, it is often unmarked but sometimes marked with an accent or through gemination. All phonemes have, more or less, the expected phonetic realization. Old Norse has had nasalized versions of all nine vowel places. These occurred as allophones of the vowels before nasal consonants and in places where a nasal had followed it in an older form of the word, before it was absorbed into a neighboring sound. If the nasal was absorbed by a stressed vowel, it would also lengthen the vowel. These nasalizations also occurred in the other Germanic languages, but were not retained long. They were noted in the First Grammatical Treatise, and otherwise might have remained unknown. The First Grammarian marked these with a dot above the letter. This notation did not catch on, and would soon be obsolete. Nasal and oral vowels probably merged around the 11th century in most of Old East Norse.:3 However, the distinction still holds in Dalecarlian dialects.:4 The dots in the following vowel table separate the oral from nasal phonemes. Note: The open or open-mid vowels may be transcribed differently: /æ/ = /ɛ/ /ɒ/ = /ɔ/ /ɑ/ = /a/ Sometime around the 13th century, /ɔ/ (spelled ǫ) merged with /ø/ or /o/ in all dialects except Old Danish. In Icelandic, all /ɔ/ (ǫ) merged with /ø/. This can be determined by their distinction within the 12th-century First Grammatical Treatise but not within the early 13th-century Prose Edda. The nasal vowels, also noted in the First Grammatical Treatise, are assumed to have been lost in most dialects by this time (but notably they are retained in Elfdalian). See Old Icelandic for the mergers of /øː/ (spelled œ) with /ɛː/ (spelled æ) and /ɛ/ (spelled ę) with /e/ (e).

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True Beauty - Netflix

Several models compete to be chosen as the most beautiful person, but they are not told that the real purpose of the competition is to chose the one with the most beautiful personal qualities such as character, virtue, honesty, etc.

True Beauty - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-01-05

True Beauty - True Beauty (season 1) - Netflix

True Beauty (season 1) is the first season of the ABC reality television series True Beauty. The contestants are competing to see who is the most beautiful. However, they think they are only being tested on outer beauty. The show is hosted by three judges: Nolé Marin, Cheryl Tiegs, and Vanessa Minnillo who judge the contestants on their inner beauty. The contestants are competing for $100,000 and to be “featured in People magazine's 100 most beautiful people issue.” The series, produced by Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher, premiered on ABC on January 5, 2009.

True Beauty - Finale - Netflix

First aired February 23, 2009 The contestants are taken to a studio for the People magazine challenge, which includes a one-on-one interview with Jess Cagle (an executive editor) and a photo shoot with Matthew Rolston. What the contestants don't know is that Jess is judging their grace under pressure, humility, and modesty. Both Julia and Billy pass the test, while Joel fails after making immodest comments. In her interview, Julia reveals that she had to give up her beauty pageant title after receiving a ticket for “public intoxication”; an event which she cites as her biggest regret. For the photo shoot, the contestants are dressed in only a towel and covered in oil. Julia is initially nervous about appearing semi-nude in a photograph, but overcomes her apprehension. After reviewing the photos, the contestants are told that they all performed equally well, and hence, all three will have to go to the “hall of beauty”. In the kitchen, at the house, the contestants are given a note asking them to go downstairs. Upon descending the stairs, they find an open door to a room they had not been allowed to access before. This room is the “observation room”, where the judges would monitor the hidden cameras placed throughout the house. Vanessa appears on the screen and informs the contestants that they have been judged on both their inner and outer beauty. The contestants are shown a montage of clips of their worst behavior. Joel is most deeply troubled by this development, as he feels his “passion” has been misconstrued. At the “hall of beauty”, each contestant is asked to state why he or she feels that he or she should be declared the winner of the competition. First, Billy is informed that he has placed third, then Julia is declared the winner of the $100,000 prize and a photo in the Most Beautiful People issue of People magazine. Furthermore, Julia is told that she is the only one to pass all eight of the hidden camera challenges: honesty, charity, compassion, consideration, teamwork, decency, loyalty, and modesty. Winner: Julia Second Place: Joel Third Place: Billy

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Ultimate Soldier Challenge - Netflix

Special Ops forces are among the best-trained military operatives in the world -- smart and agile, they don't back away from danger in even the most perilous of situations. But even when it comes to the best of the best, some are better than others. Which is when this competition series comes into play. Each episode pits three elite military squads against one another as they match skills and wits until only one team is left standing. Among the skills tested in the challenges are which teams have the quickest draw and sharpest aim.

Ultimate Soldier Challenge - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-02-19

Ultimate Soldier Challenge - The Pentagon Wars - Netflix

The Pentagon Wars is a 1998 comedy film from HBO, directed by Richard Benjamin and based on the book The Pentagon Wars: Reformers Challenge the Old Guard by Colonel James G. Burton, USAF (retired). Tagline: They aimed to build the ultimate fighting machine. They missed.

Ultimate Soldier Challenge - Plot - Netflix

Major General Partridge (Kelsey Grammer) is in charge of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle project, that has been in development for seventeen years at a cost of $14 billion. In an effort to curtail excessive spending by The Pentagon, Congress appoints an outsider, USAF Lieutenant Colonel James Burton (Cary Elwes) to observe the testing of several new weapons in development, including the Bradley. Burton quickly becomes disillusioned by the way the process works in an atmosphere of corruption and inefficiency. He delves into the mountains of paper documenting the Bradley's history and comes to the conclusion that it is “a troop transport that can't carry troops, a reconnaissance vehicle that's too conspicuous to do reconnaissance, and a quasi-tank that has less armor than a snowblower, but has enough ammo to take out half of D.C.” Burton's attempts to test the Bradley under combat conditions are obstructed by Partridge and his two cronies, Colonel Bach (John C. McGinley) and Major Sayers (Tom Wright). But then Burton is contacted by Brigadier General Robert L. Smith (Richard Schiff), the frustrated officer previously in charge of the vehicle’s production, who feeds him evidence on condition of anonymity. Burton confronts Master Sergeant Dalton (Clifton Powell), in charge of the testing range, who admits being ordered to manipulate the test results, but bitterly tells Colonel Burton that every officer who tries to conduct honest tests eventually buckles under the pressure to gain his next promotion. When Burton refuses to approve the Bradley without a live-fire test, insisting that the current version of the vehicle is a death trap, he loses his position and is ordered to Alaska. The report he is asked to write on the vehicle is rewritten by one of Partridge’s lieutenants. Following the army rule book, Burton then sends a memorandum referencing the original report to everyone who is technically involved in the project. This information leaks to the press and the resulting scandal leads to a Congressional Hearing. The hearing is humiliating to Partridge, who is ignorant of the Bradley overall and has to refer to the project documentation in order to answer even simple questions. The skeptical House Committee goes on to order the test that Burton has requested. The night before, Burton visits the barracks on the range and tells Dalton and his men that, regardless of whatever orders they have received from Partridge, it is their duty to their fellow soldiers to make sure the test is performed honestly. On the day itself, Partridge, Bach, and Sayers fully expect to confirm their story that it is perfectly safe, but Dalton and his men have actually made sure that the Bradley is not tampered with. When hit by an anti-tank round, the vehicle explodes spectacularly and stampedes the audience. Afterwards Dalton and his men confide to Burton that they had already become convinced of his sincerity and were with him ever since. A postscript explains that the Bradley was extensively redesigned in response to Burton's demands, which significantly reduced casualties from its use during the Persian Gulf War. However, the system was too strong: Partridge and his cronies earned their promotions and lucrative private sector jobs, while Colonel Burton was forced to retire.

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Warrior - Netflix

Set against the backdrop of San Francisco's Chinatown in the aftermath of the Civil War, Warrior tells the story of a young martial arts prodigy, newly arrived from China, who finds himself caught up in the bloody Chinatown Tong wars.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Warrior - The Ultimate Warrior - Netflix

Warrior (born James Brian Hellwig; June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014) was an American professional wrestler, who most famously wrestled under the ring name The Ultimate Warrior for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996. During his 1998 stint in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), he was known as The Warrior. Before WWF, he was known in World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) as Dingo Warrior. While in the WWF, Warrior became a two-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion and won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship once when he pinned Hulk Hogan in the main event at WrestleMania VI in Toronto, making him the first wrestler to hold both titles concurrently. He retired from professional wrestling in 1998 and embarked on a public speaking career, but wrestled one final match in Spain in 2008. Warrior died on April 8, 2014, at the age of 54 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the preceding three days, he had been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, appeared at WrestleMania XXX and made his final public appearance on Raw, returning to the promotion after an acrimonious separation since 1996.

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Backroad Gold - Netflix

Backroad Gold follows antique car expert Corky Coker as he scours the highways, back roads and small towns of America, wheeling and dealing for hidden riches such as antique cars, motorcycles, trucks, gas pumps and road signs. This is Coker's life-long passion and his business - he is constantly on the road hunting for the next big find. Together with his expert team of restorers - which includes his father, son-in-law and daughter - Coker buys, restores, and sells all finds from his shop, Honest Charley's Speedshop in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Backroad Gold - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-02-05

Backroad Gold - Doug McConnell - Netflix

Doug McConnell is a television journalist who has focused on environmental issues, with programs on the air continuously since 1982. He has created, produced and hosted many series, special programs, and news projects for local, national and international distribution. His broadcast awards include multiple Emmys, an Iris, and a Gabriel. McConnell is co-founder and managing partner of ConvergenceMedia Productions (CMP) in Sausalito, California. One of CMP's principal products is OpenRoad with Doug McConnell, Exploring the West for Public Television nationally. OpenRoad on Public Television is closely linked to www.OpenRoad.TV, The Traveler's Video Guide to the West. McConnell is co-executive producer and managing editor for both ventures. McConnell also develops and oversees other media projects undertaken by CMP. From 1993-2009 McConnell was the host and senior editor of the Bay Area Backroads television series on KRON Television in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bay Area Backroads was one of the longest-running regional television series in American broadcast history, and was consistently the highest-rated locally produced, non-news program in the nation's sixth-largest market. During his Backroads years, McConnell co-authored two best-selling travel publications for Chronicle Books.

Backroad Gold - Bay Area Backroads - Netflix

The Bay Area Backroads program aired for 23 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, from 1985 through 2008. It began as a news magazine-style segment at local station KRON, when Jerry Graham profiled a local eccentric who carved tiki statues in his front yard. McConnell was hired to complete the 1993 season after Graham's retirement, and remained as host for 15 years. The show's theme was to highlight offbeat individuals from the Bay Area, creating the impression that the production crew was simply encountering them on a recreational driving tour (when in fact, there was a small research team that had planned every show).

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Big Cat Diary - Netflix

Big Cat Diary, also known as Big Cat Week or Big Cat Live according to the format of the show, was a long-running nature documentary series on BBC television which follows the lives of African big cats in Kenya's Maasai Mara. The first series, broadcast on BBC One in 1996, was developed and jointly produced by Keith Scholey, who would go on to become Head of the BBC's Natural History Unit. Eight further series have followed, most recently Big Cat Live, a live broadcast from the Mara in 2008. The original presenters, Jonathan Scott and Simon King, were joined by Saba Douglas-Hamilton from 2002 onwards. Kate Silverton and Jackson Looseyia were added to the presenting team for Big Cat Live.

Big Cat Diary - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1996-09-11

Big Cat Diary - Maasai Mara - Netflix

Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Maasai Mara, Masai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: “Mara,” which is Maa (Maasai language) for “spotted,” an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson's gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is only a fraction of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, which includes the following Group Ranches: Koiyaki, Lemek, Ol Chorro Oirowua, Olkinyei, Siana, Maji Moto, Naikara, Ol Derkesi, Kerinkani, Oloirien, and Kimintet.

Big Cat Diary - Research - Netflix

The Maasai Mara is a major research centre for the spotted hyena. With two field offices in the Mara, the Michigan State University based Kay E. Holekamp Lab studies the behavior and physiology of this predator, as well as doing comparison studies between large predators in the Mara Triangle and their counterparts in the eastern part of the Mara. Since 2008, Amanda Subalusky and Chris Dutton have been working in the Mara River Basin to help develop a trans-boundary river basin management plan between Kenya and Tanzania. In 2010, they had completed a flow assessment for the river to identify the river flows that are required to sustain the ecosystem and the basic needs of 1 million people who depend on its water. The Mara Predator Project also operates in the Masai Mara, cataloging and monitoring lion populations throughout the region. Concentrating on the northern conservancies where communities coexist with wildlife, the project aims to identify population trends and responses to changes in land management, human settlements, livestock movements and tourism. Sara Blackburn, the project manager, works in partnership with a number of lodges in the region by training guides to identify lions and report sightings. Guests are also encouraged to participate in the project by photographing lions seen on game drives. An online database of individual lions is openly accessible, and features information on project participants and focus areas. Since October 2012, the Mara-Meru Cheetah Project is working in the Mara monitoring cheetah population, estimating population status and dynamics, and evaluating the predator impact and human activity on cheetah behavior and survival. The head of the Project, Elena Chelysheva, was working in 2001-2002 as Assistant Researcher at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Maasai-Mara Cheetah Conservation Project. At that time, she developed original method of cheetah identification based on visual analysis of the unique spot patterns on front limbs (from toes to shoulder) and hind limbs (from toes to the hip), and spots and rings on the tail. Collected over the years, photographic data allows the project team to trace kinship between generations and build Mara cheetah pedigree. The data collected helps to reveal parental relationship between individuals, survival rate of cubs, cheetah lifespan and personal reproductive history. This work has never been done before and the team is sharing results with the Mara stakeholders and respondents. The ongoing research is a follow-up study, which will compare results with the previous one in terms of cheetah population status and effect of human activity on cheetah behavior and surviving. The project is working in affiliation with Kenya Wildlife Service, Narok and Transmara County Councils and with assistance of Coordinator of Maasai-Mara Cultural Village Tour Association (MMCVTA). The team is cooperating with Mara Hyena Project and working with managers and driver-guides from over 30 different Mara camps and lodges. Rangers and driver/guides are trained in cheetah identification techniques and provided with catalogues of the Mara cheetahs.

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Brief Encounters - Netflix

Take four women all struggling to find happiness and fulfilment, add a touch of glamour, gutsy humour and a desire to improve their lot in life and Brief Encounters is born.

Set in the early ‘80s, the six-part series introduces Steph, Pauline, Nita and Dawn as unlikely entrepreneurs who begin to sell exotic lingerie - to the dismay (and often delight) of their loved ones.

The series is inspired by chapters telling the story of the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business found in Good Vibrations, Jacqueline Gold's memoir.

Brief Encounters - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-07-04

Brief Encounters - Brief Encounter - Netflix

Brief Encounter is a 1945 British romantic drama film directed by David Lean about British suburban life on the eve of World War 2, centring on Laura, a married woman with children, whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated because of a chance meeting at a railway station with a married stranger, Alec. They fall in love, bringing about unexpected consequences. The film stars Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway and Joyce Carey. The screenplay is by Noël Coward, based on his 1936 one-act play Still Life. The soundtrack prominently features the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, played by Eileen Joyce. Brief Encounter was met with wide praise from critics upon its release, and is today considered to be among Lean's finest works. It has been credited as an important early work of realist cinema for its small scale and the lack of big-name stars in its cast. In 1999, the British Film Institute voted Brief Encounter the second greatest British film of all time. In 2017 a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine saw it ranked the twelfth best British film ever.

Brief Encounters - Plot - Netflix

In the latter months of 1938, Laura Jesson, a respectable middle-class British woman in an affectionate but rather dull marriage, tells her story while sitting at home with her husband, imagining that she is confessing her affair to him. Laura, like many women of her class at the time, goes to a nearby town every Thursday for shopping and to the cinema for a matinée. Returning from one such excursion to Milford, while waiting in the railway station's refreshment room, she is helped by another passenger, who solicitously removes a piece of grit from her eye. The man is Alec Harvey, an idealistic doctor who also works one day a week as a consultant at the local hospital. Both are in their late thirties or early forties, married and with children.

Enjoying each other's company, the two arrange to meet again. They are soon troubled to find their innocent and casual relationship quickly developing into something deeper, approaching infidelity. For a while, they meet openly, until they run into friends of Laura and the perceived need to lie arises. The second lie comes easier. They eventually go to a flat belonging to Stephen, a friend of Alec's and a fellow doctor, but are interrupted by Stephen's unexpected and judgmental return. Laura, humiliated and ashamed, runs down the back stairs and into the streets. She walks for hours, sits on a bench and smokes, and is confronted by a police officer, with the implication that she could be perceived as a “streetwalker.” The recent turn of events informs the couple that both an affair and a future together are impossible. Realizing the danger and not wishing to hurt their families, they agree to part. Alec has been offered a job in Johannesburg, South Africa, where his brother lives. Their final meeting occurs in the railway station refreshment room, now seen for a second time with the poignant perspective of their story. As they await a heart-rending final parting, Dolly Messiter, a talkative acquaintance of Laura, invites herself to join them and begins chattering away, oblivious to the couple's inner misery. As they realize that they have been robbed of the chance for a final goodbye, Alec's train arrives. With Dolly still chattering, Alec departs with a last look at Laura but without the passionate farewell for which they both long. After shaking Messiter's hand, he discreetly squeezes Laura on the shoulder and leaves. Laura waits for a moment, anxiously hoping that Alec will walk back into the refreshment room, but he does not. As the train is heard pulling away, Laura is galvanized by emotion and, hearing an approaching express train, suddenly dashes out to the platform. The lights of the train flash across her face as she conquers a suicidal impulse. She then returns home to her family. Laura's kind and patient husband, Fred, suddenly shows not only that he has noticed her distance in the past few weeks but that he has perhaps even guessed the reason. He thanks her for coming back to him. She cries in his embrace.

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Decker - Netflix

An action packed powerhouse, Decker follows Agent Jack Decker as he subverts terrorist plots against his beloved America. Joined by ally and master code breaker Agent Jonathan Kington, the two navigate evils both foreign and domestic threatening a once great nation.

Decker - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 15 minutes

Premier: 2014-07-17

Decker - Double-decker bus - Netflix

A double-decker bus is a bus that has two storeys or decks. Double-decker buses are used for mass transport in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and many former European possessions, the most iconic example being the red London bus. Early double-deckers put the driver in a separate cab. Passenger access was via an open platform at the rear, and a bus conductor would collect fares. Modern double-deckers have a main entrance door at the front, and the driver takes fares, thus halving the number of bus workers aboard, but slowing the boarding process. The rear open platform, popular with passengers, was abandoned for safety reasons, as there was a risk of passengers falling when running and jumping onto the bus. Double-deckers are primarily for commuter transport but open-top models are used as sight-seeing buses for tourists. William Gladstone, speaking of London's double-deck horse drawn omnibuses, once observed that “...the best way to see London is from the top of a bus”.

Decker - Norway - Netflix

In June 2008 Boreal Transport on contract with Kolumbus introduced three double-decker buses to provide more seating for certain high-traffic departures in Stavanger.

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Garage Squad - Netflix

You know that "project car" you've been working on for the last five years? The car just sitting in your garage collecting dust? Well, today could be the day you can finally drive that project out of your garage. Velocity's series Garage Squad, surprises the people working on car projects with the opportunity to get expert help to finally finish them. The Garage Squad team of ace mechanics searches auto parts stores across America for worthy backyard automotive restorers, and walks out with them ready to take those cars from DIY to DONE.

Garage Squad - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2014-08-01

Garage Squad - Olympic Garage - Netflix

Olympic Garage (Spanish: Garage Olimpo) is a 1999 Argentine drama film, directed by Marco Bechis. The film was produced by Marco Bechis, Enrique Piñeyro (from Argentina), Amedeo Pagani (Italy), and Eric Heumann (France). Executive producers Daniel Burman and Diego Dubcovsky. The picture is about a young politically active Argentine woman who is kidnapped by the military during Argentina's Dirty War in the late 1970s. She is taken to a torture center called Garage Olimpo in the middle of Buenos Aires.

Garage Squad - Production - Netflix

The film is based on the real political events that took place in Argentina after Jorge Rafael Videla's reactionary military junta assumed power on March 24, 1976. During the junta's rule: the parliament was suspended, unions, political parties and provincial governments were banned, and in what became known as the Dirty War between 9,000 and 30,000 people deemed left-wing “subversives” disappeared from society. As the country celebrated its win of the World Cup, many political activists were tortured in Buenos Aires and then later taken on “death flights.” Victims were drugged and then dropped alive into the Atlantic Ocean from military aircraft. Chilean born director Marco Bechis was a victim of the country's military regime and was forced to leave Argentina in 1977, at the age of 20, for political reasons.

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Mercury Prize - Netflix

An annual music prize ceremony broadcast on the BBC.

Mercury Prize - Netflix

Type: Award Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-09-04

Mercury Prize - Savages (band) - Netflix

Savages are an English rock band formed in 2011 in London. Their debut album, Silence Yourself was released on 6 May 2013 via Matador Records. It reached number 19 in the UK Albums Chart in May 2013, and was critically acclaimed. It peaked at number 5 on the Irish and the UK Independent Albums Chart, and at number 13 on the US Billboard Independent Albums chart. The band's second album Adore Life, was released on 22 January 2016. Both albums were nominated for the Mercury Prize, in 2013 and 2016 respectively.

Mercury Prize - Extended plays - Netflix

I Am Here (2012)

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Overanalyzers - Netflix

Overanalyzers follows the misadventures of a diverse group of friends in their mid-twenties, one of them played by Kellum, as they navigate the fast-moving technological and cultural changes that make life as a young-ish person such a confusing and hilarious nightmare.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: None

Overanalyzers - James Rolfe - Netflix

James Duncan Rolfe (born July 10, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, film and video game critic, and internet personality. Rolfe is best known for creating and starring in the web television series Angry Video Game Nerd, a joint production of Rolfe's Cinemassacre Productions, GameTrailers, and ScrewAttack on the video platform YouTube. Some of his other projects have included reviews of board games and classic horror films. Rolfe began creating homemade video productions in the late 1980s. He has created more than 270 films, including shorts, features and webisodes, during his career. He took off in 2004 with the beginning of the Angry Video Game Nerd. Two years later, Rolfe gained mainstream attention when one of his videos went viral after friend and collaborator Mike Matei persuaded him to publish them on the Internet. Between this time, he filmed videos he created on his own and most of them have been released on his website, Cinemassacre.

Overanalyzers - Other films - Netflix

Rolfe was featured in a cameo for a commercial that was due to air in between Super Bowl XLV, but it never did because of a protest from the Catholic Church. Rolfe's videos were featured on the nationally syndicated radio show Opie and Anthony, who interviewed him on January 9, 2008. He also made a cameo in the 2007 fan film Return of the Ghostbusters. He is featured as himself in two documentaries, His Name Was Jason, where he talks about his love for and significance as a slasher killer that Jason Voorhees is, as well as the Friday the 13th series, but mostly on the Friday the 13th video game, and Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy. There, like the His Name Was Jason documentary, he talks about Freddy Krueger, about the character's significance as a slasher killer with a personality, and mostly about the video game based on the character. In 2010, it was announced that Rolfe was set to feature in a low-budget remake of Plan 9 from Outer Space entitled Plan 9, which was released through Video On Demand beginning February 16, 2016, and then released on physical media in stores on January 5, 2017. Around early to mid January 2013, Rolfe played a brief role as a news reporter in an independent short film about Sonic the Hedgehog. Commitment to the Youtube videos has slowed Rolfe's progress in making new features, but he did make a trilogy of new shorts after the AVGN movie, including Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The Movie (2015), based on the video game, Flying Fuckernauts vs. The Astro-Bastards (2016), a tribute to B-movie sci-fi, and Mimal the Elf (2017), a mockumentary. On May 25, 2017, in a general update video about the future of the Youtube channel, Rolfe announced he was in very early development on what he termed an “atmospheric horror movie... [the film would] take place in one room... very minimal”. On December 29, Rolfe announced that 2018 would lean more toward his own original projects, and that he had begun writing the untitled horror film. It would be in the vein of past projects, such as Legend of the Blue Hole and Cinemaphobia.

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Kennedy Center Honors - Netflix

Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision-presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.

Kennedy Center Honors - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 120 minutes

Premier: 1978-12-28

Kennedy Center Honors - Kennedy Center Honors - Netflix

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture (although recipients do not need to be U.S. citizens). The honors have been presented annually since 1978, culminating each December in a star-studded gala celebrating the honorees in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Kennedy Center Honors - 2000s - Netflix

2000 – Mikhail Baryshnikov, Chuck Berry, Plácido Domingo, Clint Eastwood, and Angela Lansbury 2001 – Julie Andrews, Van Cliburn, Quincy Jones, Jack Nicholson, and Luciano Pavarotti 2002 – James Earl Jones, James Levine, Chita Rivera, Paul Simon, and Elizabeth Taylor 2003 – James Brown, Carol Burnett, Loretta Lynn, Mike Nichols, and Itzhak Perlman 2004 – Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Elton John, Joan Sutherland, and John Williams 2005 – Tony Bennett, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford, and Tina Turner 2006 – Zubin Mehta, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Steven Spielberg, and Andrew Lloyd Webber 2007 – Leon Fleisher, Steve Martin, Diana Ross, Martin Scorsese, and Brian Wilson 2008 – Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, and The Who (Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey) 2009 – Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro, and Bruce Springsteen

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Next of Kin - Netflix

Maggie and Andrew are looking forward to retiring to France when their orphaned grandchildren, who they barely know, become their wards. The children are hostile, peculiar eaters and Maggie resentful of the change in plans. Liz is the somewhat helpful housekeeper.

Next of Kin - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1995-05-15

Next of Kin - Next of kin - Netflix

A person's next of kin (NOK) is that person's closest living blood relative or relatives. Some countries, such as the United States, have a legal definition of “next of kin”. In other countries, such as the United Kingdom, “next of kin” may have no legal definition and may not necessarily refer to blood relatives at all. In some legal systems, rights regarding inheritance (which imply a decision-making capacity — for example, in a medical emergency — where no clear will or instructions have been given, and where the person has no spouse) flow to the closest relative (regardless of the age, with a representative appointed if a minor), usually a child, a parent or a sibling. However, there are people without any close adult relatives and, in such a case, decision-making power often flows to a niece or nephew, first cousin, aunt or uncle, or grandparent. For example, if a person dies intestate, the laws of some jurisdictions require distribution of the estate to the deceased's spouse or children. However, if there are none of these, the estate can often be distributed to the next closest group of living relatives, whether they be parents, grandparents, first cousins, aunts and uncles, or second cousins in extreme cases. If a person dies intestate with no identifiable next of kin, the person's estate generally escheats (i.e., legally reverts) to the government. In cases of medical emergency, where a person is incapable (either legally because of age or mental infirmity, or because they are unconscious) of making decisions for themselves and they have no spouse or children, the next of kin may participate in medical decisions made by medical personnel, subject to the specific laws of the jurisdiction. The inability of persons who are not in a legal marriage to make decisions with respect to the care of a live-in partner has resulted in many jurisdictions giving live-in partners rights equivalent to a spouse in such situations, even though most jurisdictions still do not require non-spouses to be made beneficiaries of estates (it is improper in most jurisdictions to disinherit a spouse). The inability of same-sex partners to have rights with respect to a partner's medical care or funeral arrangements over and above those of the next-of-kin is one of the main reasons behind litigation to require same-sex marriage or its equivalent. For the purposes of next of kin, adopted children are treated as blood relatives. However, relatives by marriage are never considered next of kin.

Next of Kin - Order of precedence in the United States - Netflix

“American statutes typically provide that, in absence of issue and subject to the share of a surviving spouse, intestate property passes to the parents or to the surviving parent of the decedent”. Under the civil law system of computation and its various modified forms that are widely adopted by statute in the United States, “a claimant's degree of kinship is the total of (1) the number of the steps, counting one from each generation, from the decedent up to the nearest common ancestor of the decedent and the claimant, and (2) the number of steps from the common ancestor down to the claimant.” “The claimant having the lowest degree count (i.e., the nearest or next of kin) is entitled to the property.” “If there are two or more claimants who stand in equal degree of kinship to the decedent, they share per capita.” Thus, the following conditions determine the usual order of precedence: In the absence of issue (i.e., children, grandchildren, and on down the line) and in absence of your parents and their issue and grandparents and of their issue (termed “inner circle” and are usually specifically mentioned in a statute), relatives who are closer in “degree” to the person in question always take precedence. For the purposes of this point, “To determine any person's degree of relation to the decedent, begin with the decedent and follow the line that connects the decedent with the other person. Each person that must be passed through before reaching the final person adds one degree to the total, including the final person.” “Of multiple relations with the same degree, those connecting through a nearer ancestor are more closely related to the decedent.” Under these rules, an order of precedence is established. Here are the first few in the order (specifically, those up to degree 6): Spouse Children (in no particular order) Parents Siblings Grandchildren Grandparents Nieces/Nephews Aunts/Uncles Great Grandchildren Great Grandparents Great Nieces/Great Nephews First Cousins Great Aunts/Great Uncles Great-Great Grandchildren Great-Great Grandparents Great-Great Nieces/Great-Great Nephews First Cousins Once Removed (the children of First Cousins and descendants of Grandparents) First Cousins Once Removed (the descendants of Great-Grandparents) Great-Great Aunts/Great-Great Uncles Great-Great-Great Grandchildren Great-Great-Great Grandparents Great-Great-Great Nieces/Great-Great-Great Nephews First Cousins Twice Removed (the descendants of Grandparents) Second Cousins First Cousins Twice Removed (the descendant of Great-Great Grandparents) Great-Great-Great Aunts/Great-Great-Great Uncles Great-Great-Great-Great Grandchildren Great-Great-Great-Great Grandparents

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Real Future - Netflix

Real Future is Fusion's new documentary series about technology and society.

Real Future - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-01-11

Real Future - List of Future Diary characters - Netflix

This is a list of characters from the manga and anime series Future Diary (未来日記, Mirai Nikki). The Diary game contestants are named after Dii Consentes or Twelve Olympians in Roman and Greek Mythology.

Real Future - Friends - Netflix

Aru Akise (秋瀬 或, Akise Aru) Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English) The secondary male protagonist and the protagonist of the side-story manga, Future Diary: Paradox. One of Yuki's new friends at his new school, Aru is a genius with amazing investigation skills and wants to be a great detective. He becomes involved in the Diary Game to learn the mysteries surrounding it and protect Yuki. Aru has feelings for Yuki that are beyond that of friendship, which angers Yuno. As the games continue, Aru becomes suspicious of Yuno and tries to find out what secrets is she hiding from Yuki. He soon discovers Yuno's origins but also his own when he learns about his creation by Deus as an “observer” to keep on eye on the contestant. He receives the Detective Diary from the Eighth Diary user which can make predictions based on the predictions of the other diaries. It is nearly a perfect diary, except when accounting for Aru's feelings towards Yuki, meaning he can act against what would be a perfect outcome. It also cannot detect the difference between diaries from other universes, which Yuno exploits to defeat him. Despite losing to Yuno, he continues to help Yuki and gives him the clue on Yuno's identity before she decapitates him. In the Third World, Aru is seen alive and continues as Deus' observer, with Reisuke as his detective-in-training. Aru is the protagonist of Paradox, set in an alternate timeline after Murumuru accidentally kills Yuno and Yuki is mortally wounded by Takao Hiyama. Aru and Murumuru take their respective places as First and Second until Murumuru's alterations have been fixed. However, as the game progresses, Aru sees the horrors of it and decides to save everyone to stop the game. Altering the events of the incident with Tsubaki Kasugano, Aru is able to make allies with a majority of the diary owners. However, his attempt to stop Murumuru from erasing the timeline fails when he stumbles across Yuno and how she killed her Second World counterpart, before being cast back to the start of the survival game. He has many parallels with Bacchus, including being created from a god and gaining supernatural insight later in life. Masumi Nishijima (西島 真澄, Nishijima Masumi) Voiced by: Makoto Ishii (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum (English) Chief Investigator and Keigo's subordinate within the police. He is an ally of Yuki within the police force. In Mirai Nikki: Mosaic, Masumi is interested in Minene, when the latter disguised herself as a police detective she killed. Even when he learns her real identity as a terrorist, Masumi still continues pursuing a relationship with Minene, much to the latter's confusion. After the incident where Keigo commits suicide, he entrusts Masumi his role of balancing out the other Diary users. Masumi was killed by the Eleventh's men by using himself as a shield of gun shots to protect Minene. In the Third World, Masumi and the Second World Minene is shown to be living happily with their children. Ouji Kosaka (高坂 王子, Kōsaka Ōji) Voiced by: Minoru Shiraishi (Japanese); Joel McDonald (English) A classmate of Yuki's who used to bully him in the past but later became his friend during the Diary Game. He receive his “Kosaka King Diary” from the Eighth Diary user. This diary records any “triumphs” that Kosaka achieves in the future. Its usefulness is limited, however, as Kosaka views everything he does correctly as a great personal triumph, regardless of how small the task. Another serious shortcoming of his diary is that it only records when Kosaka will succeed, and therefore will not update if he is going to fail. He revealed the reason he bullies Yuki is because his 'crybaby face' reminds him of a stupid dog of his. Yuki gets mad and kills him with a pistol. In the Third World, he is seen with Karyuudo, Hinata and Mao. Hinata Hino (日野 日向, Hino Hinata) Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese); Caitlin Glass (English) One of Yuki's new friends in his new school. Her father is actually Karyuudo Tsukishima, the Tenth Diary user. Although she initially attempted to kill Aru she did so under her father's promise (later revealed to be a lie) that they could be a family again. After her father's death, she helps Yuki whenever possible. She receive her “Friendship Diary” that predicts her friends' actions, from Eighth Diary user. In the Second World, she is killed by Yuki after a failed attempt to convince Yuki the fact that the resurrection of his parents would be impossible even if he were to become god. In the Third World, she is seen with her father and friends. Mao Nonosaka (野々坂 まお, Nonosaka Mao) Voiced by: Yukana (Japanese); Ashleigh Domangue, Jill Harris (Redial) (English) One of Yuki's new friends in his new school. She is a quiet, polite girl who is constantly photographing the things around her, though her photos mainly center on Hinata. She is in love with Hinata and would do anything for her. She received her “Hinata Love-Love Diary”, which allows her to predict Hinata's future similarly to the way Yuno predicts Yuki's, from the Eighth Diary user. In the Second World, she is killed by Yuki after calling him a coward. In the Third World, she is seen with Aru, Kosaka and Hinata.

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Sealab 2020 - Netflix

A group of scientists and their children live in an experimental undersea habitat, and have exciting adventures.

Sealab 2020 - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1972-09-09

Sealab 2020 - Flying Lotus - Netflix

Steven Ellison (born October 7, 1983), known by his stage name Flying Lotus or sometimes FlyLo, is an experimental multi-genre music producer, electronic musician, DJ, filmmaker, and rapper from Los Angeles, California. Flying Lotus has released five studio albums‍—‌1983 (2006), Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), Until the Quiet Comes (2012) and You're Dead! (2014)‍—‌to critical acclaim. He has produced much of the bumper music on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. He also contributed remixes for fellow Plug Research artists including Mia Doi Todd. In 2012, Ellison began rapping under the persona Captain Murphy, based on the Sealab 2021 character of the same name. Ellison kept this fact a secret for several months, finally revealing his identity several weeks after the release of his first rap mixtape, Duality.

Sealab 2020 - 2006–07: Adult Swim, 1983 and Warp Records - Netflix

At his mother's house, Ellison saw an advertisement on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network asking for song submissions. He sent some in, under the name Flying Lotus (a moniker inspired by lucid dreaming) and was accepted. Around this time, he was interning at the pioneering hip hop label Stones Throw Records. Days were spent in their offices, and nights were spent at his grandmothers, working on the music that would become his debut album: 1983. The record (released on LA indie label Plug Research) was an early touchstone for Ellison's eclectic creative mission, forging compressed, spacey and Eastern sounding hip-hop beats, that summoned Madlib as much as Dntel, while sampling as far back as 70s Japanese proto-synthpop and 60s jazz harp. It would also feature Laura Darlington, who went on to become a vocal fixture of future albums. In 2006, Ellison participated in that year's annual Red Bull Music Academy, which took place in Melbourne, Australia. In 2007, he announced on CSU-Fullerton’s Titan Radio that he signed with Warp Records (home to Prefuse 73, Autechre, Boards of Canada, and Aphex Twin). Following his Warp debut, the six-track Reset EP, he quickly became one of the label's cornerstone artists and released his second studio album, titled Los Angeles, on June 10, 2008. His first release on Warp, Reset EP, gave his new audience a taste of the steady grooves and darker breaks that had earned him the move. As Ellison's profile rose, he decided to commandeer the limelight by launching his own label, Brainfeeder, to house his friends (Samiyam, Ras G, etc.) and unite a large section of the LA beat scene under one label.

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The Dark Side of Porn - Netflix

Channel 4 presents a season of documentaries exploring the dark reality of the adult film industry.

The Dark Side of Porn - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2005-04-25

The Dark Side of Porn - The Dark Side of Porn - Netflix

The Dark Side of Porn is a documentary series that examines the adult entertainment industry. It was produced by Lion Television for Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 25 April 2005 and 19 April 2006. The series is produced and directed by a different person for each episode, and narrated by Christopher Eccleston.

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Dirt Every Day - Netflix

Dirt Every Day is all about off road adventures and the trucks, Jeeps, buggys, and machine to go there. It covers new 4x4 tests, aftermarket off road upgrades, wacky 4-wheel shoot outs and dirt road trips. Whether racing or rockcrawling, mud bogging or overland camping, expect it all on Dirt Every Day.

Dirt Every Day - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 20 minutes

Premier: 2013-01-31

Dirt Every Day - Above & Beyond discography - Netflix

The discography of Above & Beyond, a British progressive trance group, consists of five studio albums, four compilation albums, twenty-two mix albums and sixty-four singles. Above & Beyond's first artist album, Tri-State, was released in March 2006, along with the single “Alone Tonight.” The album features collaborations with the likes of Zoë Johnston, Richard Bedford, and Andy Moor, known for his work with Tilt and as one-half of the duo Leama & Moor. The first single from the album, “Air for Life,” was released in July 2005. In July 2008, Above & Beyond released the album Sirens of the Sea under the artist name OceanLab, one of Above & Beyond's side projects. In July 2009, they then released a remix album of Sirens of the Sea, titled Sirens of the Sea Remixed. Above & Beyond released their second album titled Group Therapy on 6 June 2011. The first single from this album was “Sun & Moon,” featuring the vocals of Richard Bedford. Above & Beyond released their Acoustic album on 28 January 2014. The group's third artist album, We Are All We Need, was released on 19 January 2015.

Dirt Every Day - Mix albums - Netflix

Anjunabeats releases 2003 – Anjunabeats Volume One 2004 – Anjunabeats Volume Two 2005 – Anjunabeats Volume Three 2006 – Anjunabeats Volume Four 2007 – Anjunabeats Volume Five 2008 – Anjunabeats Volume Six 2008 – Anjunabeats 100 + From Goa to Rio 2009 – Anjunabeats Volume 7 2010 – Anjunabeats Volume 8 2011 – 10 Years of Anjunabeats 2011 – Anjunabeats Volume 9 2013 – Anjunabeats Volume 10 2014 – Anjunabeats Volume 11 2015 – Anjunabeats Volume 12 2017 – Anjunabeats Volume 13 Anjunadeep releases 2009 – Anjunadeep:01 (Mixed by Above & Beyond) Other 2004 – Laser-Kissed Trance (Mixmag) 2009 – Trance Nation (Ministry of Sound) 2010 – AX Music Series Volume 15 - Mixed by Above & Beyond: Utopia (Armani Exchange Music Series) 2011 – Cream Ibiza Sunrise (Mixmag) 2012 – Cream Ibiza (New State Music) 2012 – United Colours of Anjunabeats (Mixmag)

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Freaks of Nature - Netflix

Freaks of Nature takes viewers around the globe to meet an elite group of people who have the ability to control, manipulate or conquer nature; performing feats that could harm or kill the average human. They may brave sub-zero temps in just a pair of shorts, pass electricity through their body and out their fingertips in a bolt of lightning, set themselves on fire claiming to be fireproof, and fly like a human-bird at speeds more than 100 mph. Show host Tyler Harcott ("Junkyard Wars") even puts himself in some of these incredible situations to see how a "normal" human can withstand them.

Freaks of Nature - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-11-24

Freaks of Nature - Naturally, Sadie - Netflix

Naturally, Sadie is a Canadian teen comedy-drama that ran for three seasons from June 24, 2005 to August 26, 2007 on Family Channel. The series was produced by Decode Entertainment. It was created by Barbara Wiechmann, and developed by Suzanne Bolch and John May.

Freaks of Nature - DVD releases - Netflix

A best-of compilation DVD of Naturally Sadie was released on May 11, 2010 in the US and Canada by Video Services Corp. The DVD contains 13 episodes over 2 discs from seasons 1 and 2. In Australia, 2 volumes of season 1 has been released by distributor Roadshow. The first volume titled 'Forest For the Trees' contains episodes 1 to 6 and was released on June 1, 2011. The second volume titled 'Best of Enemies' contains episodes 7-12 and was released on December 2, 2011. The episodes are in their original widescreen aspect ratio. There are no plans to release the rest of the episodes at the moment. Mill Creek Entertainment announced the complete series on DVD.

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The Amazing Race - Netflix

The Amazing Race is an adventure reality show in which 10-12 teams race around the world and compete vs each other in very difficult tasks. Each team consists of two racers. At the end the winning team is granted 1 Million Dollars. The show is hosted by Phil Keoghan.

The Amazing Race - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2001-09-05

The Amazing Race - The Amazing Race 29 - Netflix

The Amazing Race 29 is the twenty-ninth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. Unlike previous seasons, which almost exclusively feature teams with preexisting relationships, this edition features 22 contestants who were all complete strangers; they met for the first time and formed eleven teams of two at the starting line. These teams competed in a race around the world for a US$1 million grand prize. The season premiered on Thursday March 30, 2017, on CBS for the 2016–17 television season replacing the low-rated action series Training Day. The season finale aired on June 1, 2017. Brooke Camhi and Scott Flanary were the winners of this season of the Race.

The Amazing Race - Leg 10 (Vietnam) - Netflix

Mỹ Đình (Bến Xe Khách Mỹ Đình) to Ninh Bình (Bến Xe Khách Ninh Bình)

Ninh Bình (Tam Cốc Wharf) Ninh Bình (Bích Động Temple) Hoa Lư (Thôn Hải Nham) (in Vietnamese) Hoa Lư (Đền Thái Vi – Bến Thành) (in Vietnamese) Ninh Bình (Tam Cốc – Hang Múa Peak) For the Speed Bump, Tara and Joey had to collect 72 duck eggs from around a pond before they could continue racing and move on to the Roadblock. The Roadblock for this leg was a Switchback from Season 3. One team member had to load a bicycle with a correct number of large and small shrimp traps, and deliver them to a fisherman 1 mile (1.6 km) down the road to receive their next clue. Additional tasks At Bích Động Temple, they had to search the ground for their next clue and their travel companion, the Travelocity Roaming Gnome, which they had to keep with them for the duration of the leg. At Bến Thành, teams had to collect and deliver an offering of specified prayer items (including red napkins, candles, flowers, and fake money) up the Ngô Đồng River stream to a ceremonial dragon boat. One team member had to row the oars using the traditional way by using only their feet. Once they had given the offering, they would then go back to the pier, accompanied by their respective dragon boat, to receive their next clue. Before reaching the Pit Stop, teams had to climb approximately 500 steps along the Lying Dragon Mountain (Núi Ngọa Long) trail to the top of Hang Múa Peak. Additional information Upon arriving at Ninh Bình Bus Station, teams made their way to the nearby Tam Cốc Wharf to get a bicycle each, which then would be their only means of transportation for the rest of the leg.

Airdate: May 18, 2017

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The Impressionists - Netflix

Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Manet. Entirely based on documentary evidence, special effects transport the viewer inside some of the world's best-loved paintings, The Impressionists will recreate the illuminated landscapes, and haunting portraits of late 19th-century France.

The Impressionists - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2006-04-30

The Impressionists - Impression, Sunrise - Netflix

Impression, Sunrise (French: Impression, soleil levant) is a painting by Claude Monet. Shown at what would later be known as the “Exhibition of the Impressionists” in April 1874, the painting is attributed to giving rise to the name of the Impressionist movement. Impression, Sunrise depicts the port of Le Havre, Monet's hometown, and is his most famous painting of the harbor. Impression, Sunrise is displayed at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris.

The Impressionists - Colour - Netflix

The group of studies made from Monet’s hotel room were made from canvas with a base layer of gray in different tones. The layered effect provides depth in spite of imprecise details, creating a rich and tangible environment that seems like Le Havre, though not an exact likeness. Gordon and Forge discuss boundaries and the use of color in Impression, Sunrise, claiming that sky and water in Impression, Sunrise are hardly distinguishable, boundaries between objects are not obvious, and the paint “becomes the place” and effect, the colors of the paint melding together in “its glooming, opalescent oneness, its foggy blankness, its featureless, expectant emptiness that resembles, for the painter, an empty, uninflected canvas.” They comment that the accents of blue-gray and orange cutting through the haze “are like last-minute revelations that had to wait, not only for the particular glimmer of orange to burn its way through the fog and find its reflective path onto the water and Monet’s eye but for the canvas itself, pregnant with the foggy space outside, to be ready to receive it.”

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Extraordinary Weddings - Netflix

Extraordinary Weddings follows the inspirational stories of six couples who, against all the odds and having faced some of life's toughest challenges, are finally going to be tying the knot and saying ‘I do'.

Each episode follows the incredible journey of two couples, from the events that made them unite in the face of adversity, through to the moment their big day arrives and they get to marry their beloved.

Extraordinary Weddings - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-12-08

Extraordinary Weddings - Stephen "tWitch" Boss - Netflix

Stephen Laurel “tWitch” Boss is a freestyle hip-hop dancer, entertainer and actor from Montgomery, Alabama. In 2008, he was the runner-up in the American So You Think You Can Dance. Since 2014, he has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a DJ. He is also featured in Ellen's Game of Games as a sidekick to DeGeneres.

Extraordinary Weddings - Career - Netflix

In 2003, Boss was a semifinalist on MTV's The Wade Robson Project and a runner-up on the television talent competition Star Search. In 2007 he was a “flamboyant dancer”(uncredited) in Blades of Glory and a Maybelle's Store Dancer in Hairspray. After competing in So You Think You Can Dance, Boss went on to teach at South County Classical Ballet with fellow finalist Katee Shean. He has also choreographed for South Korean pop/R&B singer, Seven. On April 30, 2013, he and Allison Holker performed a dance routine on Dancing with the Stars. They danced to Crystallize, which was being performed live by Lindsey Stirling. Since April 1, 2014, Boss has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show as a guest DJ. and on October 1, 2014 he announced he had been cast for Magic Mike XXL. Boss has been cast as Marcel X in the upcoming superhero movie Perfectus, and will later star in the movie Ushers. He is managed by Nelson Diaz. Boss is a member of the dance troupes “Breed OCLA” and “Chill Factor Crew”.

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Grumpy Old Women - Netflix

Grumpy Old Women is a British television series, continuing in the same vein as its predecessor, Grumpy Old Men. Both programmes are shown on BBC Two. The first two series were narrated by Alison Steadman, and the third by Judith Holder (who is the 'grumpy old woman' in the clips). The show started as a special one-off Christmas special; however, because of its popularity, it spawned a regular series, a book and stage show.

Grumpy Old Women - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2004-12-21

Grumpy Old Women - Jenny Eclair - Netflix

Jenny Eclair (born Jenny Clare Hargreaves on 16 March 1960) is an English comedian, novelist and actress, best known for her roles in Grumpy Old Women between 2004 and 2007 and in Loose Women in 2011 and 2012.

Grumpy Old Women - Personal life - Netflix

Eclair is married to Geoff Powell as of July 2017. She previously stated that marriages are naff. She is the mother of the playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell (b. 1990).

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Iron Man: Armored Adventures - Netflix

Tony, Rhodey, and Pepper star as teenagers in this cartoon. When Tony's father dies, he moves in with Rhodey and also invents his Iron Man armor. Tony has to deal with teenage problems like school and crushes as well as deal with superhero problems like supervillains and stopping plans for world domination.

Iron Man: Armored Adventures - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2009-04-24

Iron Man: Armored Adventures - Iron Man: Armored Adventures - Netflix

Iron Man: Armored Adventures (also known in early promotional materials as Iron Man: The Animated Series) is a 3D CGI cartoon series loosely based on the Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man. It debuted in the USA on Nicktoons on April 24, 2009, and it aired on Canadian network Teletoon. The series is story edited by showrunner Christopher Yost, who also worked on Wolverine and the X-Men, and numerous other Marvel Animation projects. The television show is not related to the 2007 animated film The Invincible Iron Man; it has a different voice cast, but some story elements are similar and the show uses the same musical score as the film in some instances. It is the first Iron Man television series since Iron Man from 1994–1996, and started airing after the success of the live action Iron Man film. The series follows the adventures of teenage child prodigy Tony Stark and his alter ego of Iron Man. As Iron Man, he uses his technological inventions to fight various similarly technologically advanced threats. His friends, James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Pepper Potts help him on his courageous, and dangerous adventures. The second season of this series premiered on July 13, 2011 running concurrently with English dub of the completely separate Marvel Anime: Iron Man anime series which has already finished airing on Japan's Animax in 2010. On August 25, 2012, it was revealed that Iron Man: Armored Adventures would air as part of The CW's new Saturday morning kids block Vortexx. After November 24, 2012, Vortexx stopped airing the show and replaced it with Transformers: Prime on December 8, 2012.

Iron Man: Armored Adventures - Synopsis - Netflix

When his industrialist father Howard Stark disappears in a plane crash after refusing to weaponize the Earth Mover at Obadiah Stane's behest, 16-year-old genius Tony uses a high-tech suit of armor he has constructed and investigates a charge that Stane may have been involved in his father's death. As Iron Man, Tony spends his time stopping Stane's plans and saving the world from other villains such as Mandarin, Mr. Fix, Whiplash, A.I.M., Living Laser, the Maggia, Controller, Crimson Dynamo, Blizzard, Killer Shrike, Unicorn, M.O.D.O.K., Ghost, Black Knight, and Technovore. He is assisted in his crime fighting efforts with help from James Rhodes and Pepper Potts. Tony's activities as Iron Man usually result in his needing to make up excuses as to why he is constantly late or missing from school and other activities. Dependent on his phenomenal technology for survival, Tony must balance the pressures of teenage life with the duties of being a super hero.

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Skysurfer Strike Force - Netflix

Follow the adventures of Jack Holister, an extraordinary skydiver who leads a group of vigilante crime fighters known as the Skysurfer Strike Force. Jack's mission is to seek out and defeat the robotic Cybron - a man with a computer for a brain who may have played a sinister role in the mysterious death of Jack's scientist father. The Skysurfers battle Cybron using anti-gravity skyboards that fly on their own rocket power. Join this group of daredevils as they soar the skies at breakneck speeds and perform amazing acrobatic feats in their battle for justice.

Skysurfer Strike Force - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1995-09-10

Skysurfer Strike Force - Michael Donovan - Netflix

Michael David Donovan (born June 12, 1953) is a Canadian voice actor and director known for his voice on the series Conan the Adventurer where he played the lead role of Conan. He is also known for his work as the voices of Phong, Mike the TV, Cecil, and Al on ReBoot. Donovan has also provided the voice of Wolf Bronski in Exosquad, Sabretooth in X-Men: Evolution, Grey Hulk in The Incredible Hulk and She-Hulk, and Carnage in Spider-Man Unlimited. He provided the voices of Spike the Dog and Droopy on the hit WB series Tom & Jerry Tales. He also provided the voice for Ryoga Hibiki in the anime series Ranma ½, Suikotsu in InuYasha, as well as Cye of Torrent and Sage of Halo in Ronin Warriors. He has also directed many animated series and feature films.

Skysurfer Strike Force - Directing and casting credits - Netflix

Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures - Disney / Lucasfilm / WilFilm Lego Nexo Knights - Lego / M2 Lego Elves - Lego / JaFilm Lego Star Wars - Lego / WilFilm Lego Friends - Lego / M2 Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu – Lego/WilFilm Hydee and the Hytops: The Movie – SD Entertainment, Maslen Entertainment Ninjago – New Lego Movie – WilFilm/Feelgoodfilm, Denmark Superbook – 36 episodes – CBN Dreamkix – 26 episodes – Designstorm Rollbots – 26 episodes – 4 Kids/Amberwood Animation 321 Penguins – 26 episodes – NBC Kubo/Big Idea Productions A Kind of Magic – 26 episodes – Xilam Animation Care Bears – the Series – 26 episodes – CBS/American Greeting/SD Ent. Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! – Feature film – American Greeting/SD Ent. Care Bears: Star Glo Adventures – Feature film – American Greeting/SD Ent. Care Bears – 6 direct-to-video movies – American Greeting/SD Ent. Famous Five: On the Case – 26 episodes – Disney Channel/Marathon/Chorion Eon Kid – 26 episodes – Warner Brothers Oban Star Racers 26 episodes – Jetix/Disney/Sav Productions Monster Buster Club 52 episodes – Jetix/Toon Disney/Marathon Tom and Jerry Tales 78 episodes – Warner Brothers Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale – Direct-to-video movie- Warner Brothers/Turner Entertainment Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island – 26 episodes – Warner Brothers Goodtimes Fairy Tales – Goodtimes Entertainment/Jetlag Productions/Carye Brothers Team Galaxy – 52 episodes – Marathon Animation Alien Racers – 52 episodes – MGA/SD Entertainment He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – 39 episodes – Mattel/Mike Young Productions Nilus the Sandman – 26 episodes – Delaney & Friends Cartoon Prod./Cambium Film & Video Productions Martin Mystery – 66 episodes – YTV/Marathon Animation ReBoot – 47 episodes – ABC/Alliance/Mainframe Entertainment Action Man – 26 episodes – Fox/MGM/SD Ent/Mainframe Make Way for Noddy – 100 episodes – Chorion Ent./SD Entertainment The Book of Virtues – 13 episodes – PBS/Porchlight Entertainment Skysurfer Strike Force – 26 episodes – Ruby Spears/Ashi Prod. Co./Bohbot War Planets (Shadow Raiders) – 40 episodes – Mainframe Entertainment Bratz Babies (The Movie) – MGA/SD Entertainment Spiff and Hercules – 52 episode – TFI/Col.Ima.Son/Channel 4 (UK)/Ocean Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage – Direct-to-video – Funimation/Mainframe Ent. Dragon Ball – Funimation/Seagull/Trimark (1995 dub) Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies – Direct-to-video-Funimation/Trimark Max Steel – 6 direct-to-video movies – Mattel/Mainframe Ent. Candyland – Direct-to-video movie – Hasbro/SD Entertainment My Little Pony: A Very Pony Place)DTV – Hasbro/SD Entertainment My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure – DTV – Hasbro/SD Entertainment My Little Pony: LIVE – DTV – Hasbro/SD Entertainment Hot Wheels: Highway 35 – World Race – Mattel/Mainframe Entertainment Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers – Ignition – Mattel/Mainframe Entertainment Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers – The Speed of Silence – Mattel/Mainframe Entertainment Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers – Breaking Point – Mattel/Mainframe Entertainment Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers – The Ultimate Race – Mattel/Mainframe Entertainment Scary Godmother – DTV – Mainframe Entertainment Lapitch the Little Shoemaker – Croatia Film/HaffaDiebold/Pro 7 Billy the Cat – 52 episodes, 2 specials – Ocean Group/EVA Entertainment/NOA/WIC/Siriol Productions Sugar and Spice – Fuji Project Ltd/Saban Entertainment GeoTrax – “New Train in Town” – DTV – Fisher Price GeoTrax – “Legend of Old Rust” – DTV – Fisher Price GeoTrax – “Flying Lesson” – DTV – Fisher Price The Adventures of T-Rex – 52 episodes – Gunther/Wahl/Jetlag Productions King Arthur and the Knights of Justice – 26 episodes – Jetlag Productions Heavy Metal 2000 – Feature film – Columbia Tristar/CinéGroupe The Fearless Four – Feature film – Warner Brothers/Munich Animation Help! I'm a Fish! – Feature film – A Film/Munich Animation Jester Till – Feature film – Warner Brothers/Munich Animation

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Animated Hero Classics - Netflix

Animated Hero Classics is an educational Animated television series of programs co-produced by Nest Family Entertainment and Warner Bros. The series, geared toward elementary school aged children, includes twenty biographies of both female and male scientists, inventors, explorers, and social champions from around the world including George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Marco Polo, Marie Curie and Louis Pasteur.

Animated Hero Classics - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 1991-06-01

Animated Hero Classics - Nest Family Entertainment - Netflix

Nest Family Entertainment was formed in 1980 as Family Entertainment Network by Jared F Brown, Stephen W. Griffin and Seldon O Young. They first released dramatized audio cassettes sets that are based beloved stories from the bible, and new testament. In 1981, Nest Family Entertainment founded another company, Living History Productitons to released dramatized audio cassettes set that are based beloved principles of hero classics. The studio owned Richard Rich's animation studios Rich Entertainment until 1993, then Family Entertainment Network was renamed to Family Entertainment, also in the fall of 1994, Family Entertainment was renamed to Nest Entertainment, then in 1996, Living History Productions was folded into Nest Entertainment, also in the fall of 1997, the company Warner-Nest Animation was shutdown, and Rich Animation Studios until 2000 when it was acquired by Indian animation company Crest Animation Studios and renamed to RichCrest Animation Studios before being renamed again to Crest Animation Productions. After the president of Nest Family Entertainment Stephen W. Griffin has been stepped down in 1994, Nest Family Entertainment and Rich Animation created the original 1994 animated feature film, The Swan Princess, with New Line Cinema (now Sony Pictures). The intellectual property rights for The Swan Princess art, logo and title have been transferred to Swan Princess Partners Utah LLC (DBA Swan Princess Partners). Swan Princess Partners is also owned by Jared F Brown and Seldon O Young and is currently active in merchandizing The Swan Princess brand and creating more animated films with Sony Pictures and Streetlight Productions (Richard Rich's production studio). Nest Family Entertainment distributes short animated films for children's education, such as the Animated Heroes Classics which was owned by Living History Productions until 1996 and Warner/Nest Animation until 1997.

Animated Hero Classics - Productions - Netflix

Animated Stories from the New Testament (1987-2004) Animated Hero Classics (1991-2004) Animated Stories from the Bible (1992-1995) The Swan Princess (1994) The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain (1997) The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom (1998) The Trumpet of the Swan (2001) K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments (2003) The Swan Princess Christmas (2012) The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale (2014) The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today (2016) The Swan Princess: Royally Undercover (2017) The Swan Princess: A Royal Myztery (2018)

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Bodger and Badger - Netflix

Bodger and Badger was a BBC children's comedy programme which was first broadcast in 1989. It starred Andy Cunningham as Simon Bodger, who had a badly behaved companion, a talking badger with a love for mashed potatoes.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 15 minutes

Premier: 1989-09-13

Bodger and Badger - Bodger & Badger - Netflix

Bodger and Badger was a BBC children's comedy programme which was first broadcast in 1989. It starred Andy Cunningham as Simon Bodger, who had a badly behaved companion, a talking badger with a love for mashed potatoes. It was spawned from a pair of 1988 appearances the double act made in the Saturday morning BBC1 children's programme On the Waterfront.

Bodger and Badger - Plot - Netflix

The programme focused on the exploits of a handyman - Simon Bodger (played by Andy Cunningham) - and his pet badger, who has a disturbing proclivity for mashed potato. The first four series focused on Bodger's varying jobs as a handyman and his attempts to hide Badger from his bosses (who would inevitably fire him should they discover a badger on their premises). However, it is not revealed how Badger kept following Simon to work if he was not allowed there, or why Simon allowed it himself. A format change from series 5 begun to show the two at home rather than Bodger's workplace (although Bodger's home also became his workplace in series 8 & 9 which were set in a B&B hotel run by Mr. Bodger). Series 5 to 7 rarely - if ever - mentioned Mr Bodger's employment, suggesting this was a period where he was unemployed, although it is mentioned in Series 7 that he works as an odd-job man for his landlady. These series still focused on Bodger's attempts to hide Badger from figures of authority (his landlady from Series 5 to 7 then the tourist information officer in series 9. This was presumably for health and safety reasons - a badger would constitute a hygiene and safety risk). They also began to feature less of Bodger, concentrating more on Badger and his friend Mousey. She was a well-meaning but dim-witted mouse, who had a fondness for cheese. These later episodes increased the slapstick humour from the earlier episodes and additionally featured prominent comedic sound effects and incidental music, which were largely absent from the first two series but gradually increased in prominence throughout series three and four. However the early episodes mostly featured Bodger and Badger doing some activity in a sped-up sequence, this largely died out around the time the music and sound effects increased in prominence.

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Critics' Choice Television Awards - Netflix

The Critics' Choice Television Awards are accolades presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) (US).

Type: Award Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 120 minutes

Premier: 2011-06-20

Critics' Choice Television Awards - 22nd Critics' Choice Awards - Netflix

The 22nd Critics' Choice Awards were presented on December 11, 2016 at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, together with its television awards, honoring the finest achievements of 2016 filmmaking. The ceremony was broadcast on A&E and T.J. Miller returned to host for the second consecutive time. For the first time in the awards history, the ceremony date was moved to December from its usual January slot. The nominations were announced on December 1, 2016.

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7th Critics' Choice Television Awards

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Go Back to Where You Came From - Netflix

Six ordinary Australians agree to challenge their preconceived notions about refugees and asylum seekers by embarking on a confronting 25-day journey. Tracing in reverse the journeys that refugees have taken to reach Australia, they travel to some of the most dangerous and desperate corners of the world, with no idea what is in store for them along the way.

Go Back to Where You Came From - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-06-21

Go Back to Where You Came From - Angry Anderson - Netflix

Gary Stephen “Angry” Anderson AM (born 5 August 1947) is an Australian rock singer-songwriter, television presenter-reporter and actor. He has been the lead vocalist with the hard rock band Rose Tattoo since 1976. On Australia Day (26 January) 1993, Anderson was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his role as a youth advocate. According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, “over the course of a lengthy career, [the] gravel-throated vocalist ... has gone from attention-grabbing, rock'n'roll bad boy to all-round Australian media star.” On 16 August 2006, Rose Tattoo were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.

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You're Not Alone (Australian Olympians song)

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Kim Philby - His Most Intimate Betrayal - Netflix

Author Ben Macintyre explores the truth behind one of the most famous double agents in modern history - Harold Kim Philby.

Kim Philby - His Most Intimate Betrayal - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-04-02

Kim Philby - His Most Intimate Betrayal - David Oakes - Netflix

Rowan David Oakes (born 14 October 1983) is an English film, television, and theatre actor known for his roles in The Pillars of the Earth, The Borgias, and The White Queen.

Kim Philby - His Most Intimate Betrayal - Career - Netflix

He played the villainous William Hamleigh in the television miniseries The Pillars of the Earth (2010), produced by Ridley Scott's production company. David was present to accept the Jury Prize at the 2011 Romy Awards in Vienna alongside Donald Sutherland and Natalia Wörner. The following year, Oakes was cast in the television series The Borgias (2011), airing on Showtime. He played Juan Borgia opposite Jeremy Irons. Whilst shooting the second season, David performed a cameo in the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End (2012). Continuing a career on television playing morally dubious characters, Oakes had a role in The White Queen for BBC One and Starz playing George, Duke of Clarence. It was broadcast in mid-2013. In an attempt to distance himself from his “TV Period Bad Boy” image, in 2013 David played Mr Darcy in an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park. He said, “I've been playing bad guys back to back, so Darcy's a bit of an antidote!” He followed this by more stage work, appearing in the world premiere of Shakespeare in Love at the Noël Coward Theatre as Christopher Marlowe. In a return to TV period dramas in 2015, Oakes guest-starred in both the third season of Endeavour with Shaun Evans and in BBC's limited series The Living and the Dead with Colin Morgan. The role of Prince Ernest, brother of Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert, went to Oakes in 2016 in the ITV series Victoria. The role reunited Oakes with his Trinity co-star Tom Hughes, and Pillars of the Earth co-star Rufus Sewell. Later in 2017, Oakes will be seen in the film adaptation of Albert Sánchez Piñol's novel Cold Skin, directed by Xavier Gens and co-starring Ray Stevenson and Aura Garrido. He will also star as Thomas Novachek in the London West End premiere of David Ives's play Venus in Fur at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This production is set to be directed by Patrick Marber and stars Natalie Dormer as Vanda.

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Spark: Fire Up Your Future - Netflix

We go on a journey of personal discovery as a diverse range of nine compelling adults reflect on themselves as children, sharing the 'spark' moments and epiphanies that changed their lives - and motivated rewarding careers.

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 5 minutes

Premier: 2016-06-02

Spark: Fire Up Your Future - Grenfell Tower fire - Netflix

The Grenfell Tower fire broke out on 14 June 2017 in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of public housing flats in North Kensington, West London, United Kingdom. It caused 72 deaths out of 293 people recorded present in the building, including 2 who later died in hospital. Over 70 others were injured. Occupants of 23 of 129 flats died and 223 people escaped. Inquests for 70 victims have been opened and adjourned at Westminster Coroner's Court. Emergency services received the first report of the fire at 00:54 local time. It burned for about 60 hours until finally being extinguished. More than 250 London Fire Brigade firefighters and 70 fire engines were involved from stations all across London in efforts to control the fire. Over 100 London Ambulance Service crews on at least 20 ambulances attended, joined by the specialist Hazardous Area Response Team. The Metropolitan Police Service and London's Air Ambulance also assisted the rescue effort. The Grenfell Tower Inquiry began on 14 September 2017 to investigate the causes of the fire, and other related issues. Police and fire services believe the fire was started by a malfunctioning fridge-freezer on the fourth floor. The rapid spread of the fire has been attributed to the building's exterior cladding, a type in widespread use. An independent review of building regulations and fire safety was published on 17 May 2018.

Spark: Fire Up Your Future - Fire - Netflix

The fire started in the early hours of Wednesday 14 June 2017 at around 00:50 BST (UTC+1), when a fridge-freezer caught fire in Flat 16 on the 4th floor. The flat's resident did not have a fire extinguisher but did call London Fire Brigade and alerted neighbours on the fourth floor. The fire brigade were first called at 00:54 BST, and the first crews arrived six minutes after the alarm. The firefighters set up a bridgehead (internal base of operations) on the second floor. Crews first entered Flat 16 at 1:07 BST. It was a further seven minutes before they tackled the kitchen blaze. Firefighter bodycam footage and other images later presented to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry showed that the fire had reached the exterior cladding via the kitchen window of the flat at 1:09 BST, before firefighters had begun to tackle the initial fire. After the fire breached the window, a firefighter on the outside tried to prevent it spreading with a water jet, though this jet could not reach higher than the fourth floor, and due to fears of causing a dangerous build-up of steam on the inside, it was not aimed directly at the window. By the time the firefighters had dealt with the first blaze, flames were quickly advancing up the building. The flames spread up the side at a “terrifying rate”. By 01:29, a rising column of flames had reached the roof and the fire was out of control. Other residents who called the fire brigade were told to stay in their rooms. This is the standard policy for a fire in a high-rise building, but relies on the assumption that the fire can be contained in one flat. Also due to this policy, the tower had no central fire alarm system. Some residents left early after being alerted by their neighbours. Due to Ramadan, many observing Muslim residents were awake for the pre-dawn meal of suhur, which enabled them to alert neighbours and help them to escape. By 01:18, 34 of 293 residents had escaped, either after being rescued by firefighters or not following the advice to stay put. The fire on the exterior spread sideways and re-entered the building. Fire crews with breathing apparatus searched for people trapped in the building and carried them out. They reported thick smoke and zero visibility above the fourth floor, and were hindered by the extreme heat. After three hours, the original teams of firefighters were replaced by new crews. A contingent of riot police was present; each of them attended a firefighter and held a shield horizontally above their heads to protect the two from falling heavy debris such as burning pieces of the cladding. Police equipped with red “Enforcer” battering rams also attended to provide a method of entry into locked flats. The busiest phase of evacuations was between 01:18 and 01:38, when 110 escaped. At some point between 01:30 and 01:40, the stairwell became filled with smoke, making it impossible for residents to escape without assistance from the firefighters. Evacuation rates slowed, with 20 escaping between 01:38 and 01:58. More than half of those still trapped at 01:58 were killed, while 48 were rescued between 01:58 and 03:58. In total, 250 firefighters from 70 fire engines attempted to control the blaze, with over 100 firefighters inside the building at a given time during the operation. Dany Cotton, the Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, was called out in the middle of the night to take charge, arriving at 02:26am. Cotton admitted that the fire brigade had broken their own safety protocols, by entering a large building without knowing whether it was in danger of structural collapse. It was not until the following afternoon that structural engineers were able to assess the structure and determine that it was not in danger of collapse. By sunrise, the firefighters were still battling the fire and trying to spray areas where people were seen trapped. The watching crowd were pushed back from the building because of falling debris. At 04:14, police addressed the large crowd of onlookers and urgently instructed them to contact anyone they knew who was trapped in the building—if they are able to reach them via phone or Twitter—to tell them they must try to self-evacuate and not wait for the fire brigade. At 05:00, the building was still burning and severely damaged. Firefighters rescued all remaining residents up to the 10th floor, but none got higher than the 20th floor; only two people escaped from the highest two floors. Witnesses reported seeing people trapped inside the burning building, switching the lights in their flats on and off or waving from windows to attract help, some holding children. Eyewitnesses reported seeing some people jumping out, and four victims were later found to have died from “injuries consistent with falling from a height”. At least one person used knotted blankets to make a rope and escape from the burning building. Frequent explosions that were reported to be from gas lines in the building were heard. Firefighters were able to rescue an elderly, partially sighted man on the 11th floor, pictured on live television waving for help, after twelve hours. At a news conference in the afternoon of 14 June, London Fire Brigade reported firefighters had rescued 65 people from the building and reached all 24 floors. Seventy-four people were confirmed by the NHS to be in six hospitals across London with 20 of them in critical care. The fire continued to burn on the tower's upper floors. It was not brought under control until 01:14 BST on 15 June and firefighters were still damping down pockets of fire when the Brigade issued an update on 16 June. The fire brigade also used a drone to inspect the building and search for casualties.

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The Zula Patrol - Netflix

"The Zula Patrol" is a group of aliens who travel the universe…learning new and exciting things about science and space exploration. And of course they have loads of fun doing it! While traveling, they are always on the lookout for Dark Truder and his talking hairpiece Traxie, who are out to take over the universe... every chance they get. Join them on their exciting adventures!

The Zula Patrol - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: None

The Zula Patrol - The Absent-Minded Professor - Netflix

The Absent-Minded Professor is a 1961 American comic science fiction family film produced by Walt Disney Productions based on the short story “A Situation of Gravity” by Samuel W. Taylor. The title character was based in part on Hubert Alyea, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Princeton University, who was known as “Dr. Boom” for his explosive demonstrations. The film stars Fred MacMurray as Professor Ned Brainard. The film was a huge success at the box-office, and two years later became the first Disney film to have a sequel, 1963's Son of Flubber. The original 1961 film was one of the first Disney films to be colorized (for the 1986 video release), and, along with 1959's The Shaggy Dog and 1963's Son of Flubber, it is one of Disney's few black-and-white films to be produced after 1941.

The Zula Patrol - Chemistry - Netflix

Several rubbery chemical compounds are named Flubber in honor of the Absent-Minded Professor's substance.

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Freedom Fighters: The Ray - Netflix

Raymond "Ray" Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a "genetic light bomb." The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers. With these abilities, Ray realized he could go beyond reporting on injustice – he could take action to help stop it. Calling himself The Ray, he was recruited by Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists. The animated "Freedom Fighters: The Ray", which comes from Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, will introduce the first gay superhero to lead a show. The series will premiere on the digital platform in 2017. Like with Vixen, the idea is to have the character cross over in a live-action form to the CW's Flash-Arrow universe.

Freedom Fighters: The Ray - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: None

Freedom Fighters: The Ray - Ray (comics) - Netflix

The Ray is the name of four fictional superheroes in the DC Comics Universe. The first Ray was Langford “Happy” Terrill, a Quality Comics character. When DC Comics later purchased Quality Comics, Happy Terrill was retconned as a member of the Freedom Fighters on Earth-X. Following DC altering much of its continuity and history in the storyline Crisis on Infinite Earths, Happy Terrill was now an inhabitant of the mainstream DC Comics universe and his son Ray Terrill became the second Ray. Later, the character Stan Silver briefly operated as the third hero called the Ray. In 2011's New 52 relaunch of DC Comics, where continuity and history is again being restructured, a new character called Lucien Gates is introduced as the Ray. Although historically he is the fourth superhero character to use this name, in The Ray #1 (2012), set in a rebooted continuity, he refers to the origin of Happy Terrill as a story he had heard as a child.

Freedom Fighters: The Ray - Other versions - Netflix

In the final issue of 52, a new Multiverse is revealed, originally consisting of 52 identical realities. Among the parallel realities shown is one designated “Earth-10”. As a result of Mister Mind “eating” aspects of this reality, it takes on visual aspects similar to the pre-Crisis Earth-X, including the Quality characters. The names of the characters and the team are not mentioned in the panel in which they appear, but a character visually similar to the “Happy” Terrill Ray appears. Based on comments by Grant Morrison, this alternate universe is not the pre-Crisis Earth-X. The 2007 series Countdown: Arena introduces several alternate versions of the Ray. On Earth-6, the former Atom (Ray Palmer) has become his world's Ray, a Nazi Ray exists on “Earth-10” and his closest Earth-50 parallel is prominent Wildstorm Universe character Apollo, a Superman pastiche who debuted in the early 1990s. It is strange to note that on Earth-10, Ray's Freedom Fighters are supposed to be the opposition of the fascist JL-Axis (the fascist Ray's costume matches Ray Terril's new uniform, so the heroic Ray on the Freedom Fighters could be his father, Happy), and Apollo is more commonly viewed as a Superman parallel (he is placed with the Rays apparently due to his light-based powers). A version of the Ray appears in the book Kingdom Come as one of the heroes loyal to Superman. He is also mentioned in being instrumental in stripping the radiation out of the Kansas soil both for the construction of the Gulag and Superman's reclamation of the land at the end of the story. It is not specified which incarnation of the Ray this is, although in promo art he is referred to as Ray II. In the final issue of 52, the setting of Kingdom Come was designated Earth-22 in the new Multiverse.

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Being Mary Jane - Netflix

Mary Jane Paul is a one-woman show: a successful TV news anchor, entirely self-sufficient – an all-around powerhouse who remains devoted to a family that doesn't share her motivation.\ \ As Mary Jane juggles her life, her work and her commitment to her family, we find out how far she's willing to go to find the puzzle pieces that she, and society, insist are missing from her life as a single Black female.

Being Mary Jane - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-07-02

Being Mary Jane - List of Being Mary Jane episodes - Netflix

Being Mary Jane is an American drama television series, created by Mara Brock Akil and starring Gabrielle Union, that debuted January 7, 2014, on BET. The series follows the professional and personal life of successful TV news anchor Mary Jane Paul (Union), who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. On January 6, 2016, the series was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on January 10, 2017. As of September 19, 2017, 51 episodes of Being Mary Jane have aired, concluding the fourth season.

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The Churchills - Netflix

Dr. David Starkey tells the story of the two greatest war leaders in British history, both of whom were called Churchill.

Everyone knows Winston Churchill led Britain and her Allies in their struggle against Hitler; less well-known is John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, who led Britain and her Allies against an earlier would-be dictator of Europe, the Sun King, Louis XIV of France.

John Churchill was Winston's ancestor, but he was more than that: he was his inspiration and he was his subject. Winston was a writer and historian before he was Prime Minister, and perhaps his greatest work is his massive, million-word biography of John Churchill, Marlborough: His Life and Times, published in four volumes between 1933 and 1938.

The Churchills - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-07-26

The Churchills - The Churchills - Netflix

The Churchills (or The Churchills Band) was an Israeli band founded in 1965, active until the mid-1970s. It was a part of the rhythm bands scene that were active in Israel in the 1970s, especially in Ramla. The band played rock music in English, from psychedelic rock to hard rock and progressive rock. It was also active in other countries, under the aliases of Jericho Jones and Jericho. It was one of the first Israeli rock bands. The band was a leading force in the early Israeli beat scene, but it was their cooperation with Arik Einstein that helped them cross over to the mainstream of Israeli pop and gain recognition. Their collaboration with Einstein proved to be very influential on Israeli rock. It began when the Churchills were invited to work with Einstein on his third solo album Poozy, recorded in 1969. This is considered by many to be the first rock album in Hebrew. The Churchills played on half of the tracks in that album, one of which was a Hebrew version of one of their own songs (“When You're Gone”). Following Poozy, the Churchills also played with Einstein in his gigs, and continued to play and produce three more albums with Einstein: Shablul (1970), Plastelina (1970) and On Avigdor's Grass (1971). Contributory to the Churchills' sound at the time was the joining of two foreign members: Canadian vocalist Stan Solomon and British guitarist Robb Huxley (formerly with The Tornados). The A-side of their last single, Time is Now, was written by Ray Dorset, who included his own version on his solo album Cold Blue Excursion.

The Churchills - Singles - Netflix

1968 “Too Much In Love To Hear” (Gale/Holder)/“Talk To Me” (A-side first recorded by The Tornados) 1970 Churchill Sebastian Bach: Coral for Young Lovers/Double Concerto (צ'רצ'יל סבסטיאן באך: קוראל לאוהבים הצעירים/קונצ'רטו כפול) 1970 “Signs of You”/“Living Loving” 1970 “She's a Woman”/“Sunshine Man” 1971 “Time is Now”/“Freedom”

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NCAA Tip-Off - Netflix

NCAA Tip-Off is truTV's coverage and analysis of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

NCAA Tip-Off - Netflix

Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-03-15

NCAA Tip-Off - National Invitation Tournament - Netflix

The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a men's college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Played at Madison Square Garden in New York City each March and April, it was founded in 1938 and was originally the most prestigious post-season showcase for college basketball. Over time it became eclipsed by the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament – known today informally as “March Madness”. The NIT has since been regarded more as a “consolation” tournament for teams that did not receive a berth in the NCAA tournament. A second, much more recent “NIT” tournament is played in November and known as the NIT Season Tip-Off. Formerly the “Preseason NIT”, it was founded in 1985. Like the postseason NIT, its final rounds are played at Madison Square Garden. Both tournaments were operated by the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association (MIBA) until 2005, when they were purchased by the NCAA, and the MIBA disbanded. Unless otherwise qualified, the terms “NIT” or “National Invitation Tournament” refer to the post-season tournament in both common and official use.

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The Care Bears - Netflix

"The Care Bears" keep watch over the earth to keep bad feelings at bay. Whenever a kid is feeling down, they are there to help bring a smile to the child's face. They live in a city in the sky, named Care-A-Lot. They hold meetings in the Hall of Caring to discuss important matters. Their cousins live in the Forest of Feelings. The Care Bear Cousins' leader is Braveheart Lion. Each bear and cousin has a special power, related to the symbol on its tummy. When they unite, they can use the Care Bear Stare to beam good energy at their enemies, such as No Heart, Professor Cold Heart, Shrieky, and Beastly. The bears have two modes of transportation, Cloudmobiles and Rainbow Rollers, which they fly down to earth on whenever there is trouble. They are alerted to problems by the Care-O-Meter. The Care Bears Family combined old episodes of Care Bears with new ones.

The Care Bears - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1985-09-14

The Care Bears - Care Bears - Netflix

The Care Bears are a group of multi-colored bear characters. The original artwork was painted by artist Claire Russell for American Greetings in 1981 to be used on greeting cards; but the characters were later used for toys, and in TV programs and films. The original development was through American Greetings' “Those Characters From Cleveland” research and development division, In 1983, Kenner turned the Care Bears into plush teddy bears. The Care Bears appeared in TV specials called The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings (1983) and The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine (1984). They then had a television series from 1985 to 1988, and three feature films: The Care Bears Movie (1985), Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986) and The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987). Each Care Bear comes in a different color and has a specialized insignia on its belly that represents its personality. The movie Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! named them “belly badges”. Adding to the Care Bear family are the “Care Bear Cousins”, which feature a lion, rabbit, penguin, raccoon, monkey, elephant, pig, dog, cat, and other such animals created in the same style as the teddy bears. In 2002, the bears were reintroduced with new toys. Made by Play-Along Toys, the new toys offered features such as illuminated bellies upon touch, aerobic bears, and glow-in-the-dark bears. As part of this comeback, the Bears have appeared in two computer-animated movies: Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot (2004), The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie (2005) and The Care Bears' Rise Up Of Kingdom (2006). In 2007, the franchise celebrated its 25th anniversary; another relaunch took place, as well as the release of Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!. In mid-2011, American Greetings announced a revival TV animated series titled Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot. The premiere of the series utilizes “30 years of caring”. It premiered on The Hub on June 2, 2012. Though Welcome to Care-a-Lot lasted one season, a continuation of the series, “Care Bears and Cousins,” was commissioned by Netflix and premiered November 6, 2015. The cast of characters and animation style of Welcome to Care-a-Lot remains for Care Bears and Cousins. Toy company Just Play debuted a range of Care Bears toys (plush, figures & blind bag collectibles) based on the Welcome to Care-a-Lot characters and style guide in Spring 2015. Just Play continued their range of product for Care Bears and Cousins in 2016.

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Bahamas Bowl - Netflix

The Bahamas Bowl is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)-sanctioned Division I college football bowl game played at noon EST, December 24, 2014 in Nassau, Bahamas at the 15,000-seat Thomas Robinson Stadium. Sponsored by the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant franchise, the game is officially known as the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. The game will feature a team from the Mid-American Conference in 2014 through 2016. In 2014 and 2015, the opponent will be from Conference USA and in 2016 it will be from the American Athletic Conference.

Bahamas Bowl - Netflix

Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 210 minutes

Premier: 2014-12-24

Bahamas Bowl - 2014 Bahamas Bowl - Netflix

The 2014 Bahamas Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game that was played December 24, 2014 at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau in the Bahamas. The first edition of the Bahamas Bowl featured the Central Michigan Chippewas of the Mid-American Conference against the WKU Hilltoppers of Conference USA. It began at 12:00 p.m. EST and aired on ESPN. It was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that concluded the 2014 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen fried chicken restaurant chain, the game was officially known as the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. Western Kentucky beat Central Michigan, 49–48. By the middle of the third quarter, the Chippewas had fallen behind the Hilltoppers by a score of 49–14, but they scored four unanswered touchdowns and so near the end of the fourth quarter were down by only seven points. With one second remaining on the clock, Central Michigan had the ball on their own 25 yard line. The would be final play started with a 45-yard Hail Mary pass from QB Cooper Rush which was caught by receiver Jesse Kroll. As Kroll was being tackled he lateraled the ball teammate Deon Butler, who darted 20 yards before lateraling to Courtney Williams. With no room to run, Williams executed a quick third lateral pass to star receiver Titus Davis who ran the final 13 yards and dove towards the pylon, scoring a touchdown that would have tied the game with a kicked extra point and sent the game into overtime, but instead Central Michigan attempted a two-point conversion for the win, which was unsuccessful. Had the try succeeded, it would have marked the largest comeback in bowl history and tied the largest comeback in any FBS game. The play was nominated for an ESPY Award. Chippewas quarterback Cooper Rush threw seven touchdown passes, setting a new NCAA bowl game record. This was the first postseason bowl game to be played outside the United States since the 2010 International Bowl at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Bahamas Bowl - Teams - Netflix

The game featured the Central Michigan Chippewas of the Mid-American Conference against the WKU Hilltoppers of Conference USA. This was a rematch of both teams' most recent bowl appearance. The 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl saw Central Michigan defeat WKU by a score of 24–21.

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Betrayed - Netflix

In a town like any other town, they were a family just like any other family surrounding themselves with people they could trust... or, so they thought. Things are not always as they seem in Investigation Discovery's (ID) all-new series Betrayed, which revisits heart-pounding cases of deception that ended in murder at the hands of a trusted family member, co-worker, lover, or friend. Told through the lens of the fictionalized, first-person perspectives of the victims, Betrayed treats the viewer like the only confidant they have left. As investigators, family, and friends peel back the layers and facts of each case, the otherworldly narrator already knows where the breadcrumb trail ends. They guide viewers through the various relationships that comprise their life, raising suspicions about who will commit the ultimate betrayal and bring about their doom.

Betrayed - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-08-24

Betrayed - Mission: Impossible (film series) - Netflix

Mission: Impossible is a series of action spy films based on the television series of the same name, produced by and starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an agent of the fictional Impossible Missions Force (IMF). Beginning in 1996, the films follow the missions of the IMF's main field team under the leadership of Hunt, who is forced to take over after the team is betrayed from within in the first film. The series focuses on Hunt as the lead character as opposed to the ensemble cast structure of the television series, although some characters, such as Luther Stickell (played by Ving Rhames) and Benji Dunn (played by Simon Pegg) have recurring roles in the films. The series is the 20th-highest-grossing film series of all time, with a worldwide gross of over $2.7 billion to date. A sixth film, titled Mission: Impossible – Fallout is set to be released in July 2018.

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I Fish - Netflix

Paul Worsteling presents this young, fresh & vibrant fishing show that travels to all corners of Australia and around the world in search of the ultimate angling experience! With fast-paced fishing action, travelling in the great outdoors and tips for everybody from fishing novices to experienced anglers, IFish with Tackle World has something for everyone!

I Fish - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-05-22

I Fish - Fish - Netflix

Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. They form a sister group to the tunicates, together forming the olfactores. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish as well as various extinct related groups. Tetrapods emerged within lobe-finned fishes, so cladistically they are fish as well. However, traditionally fish are rendered paraphyletic by excluding the tetrapods (i.e., the amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals which all descended from within the same ancestry). Because in this manner the term “fish” is defined negatively as a paraphyletic group, it is not considered a formal taxonomic grouping in systematic biology. The traditional term pisces (also ichthyes) is considered a typological, but not a phylogenetic classification. The earliest organisms that can be classified as fish were soft-bodied chordates that first appeared during the Cambrian period. Although they lacked a true spine, they possessed notochords which allowed them to be more agile than their invertebrate counterparts. Fish would continue to evolve through the Paleozoic era, diversifying into a wide variety of forms. Many fish of the Paleozoic developed external armor that protected them from predators. The first fish with jaws appeared in the Silurian period, after which many (such as sharks) became formidable marine predators rather than just the prey of arthropods. Most fish are ectothermic (“cold-blooded”), allowing their body temperatures to vary as ambient temperatures change, though some of the large active swimmers like white shark and tuna can hold a higher core temperature. Fish can communicate in their underwater environments through the use of acoustic communication. Acoustic communication in fish involves the transmission of acoustic signals from one individual of a species to another. The production of sounds as a means of communication among fish is most often used in the context of feeding, aggression or courtship behaviour. The sounds emitted by fish can vary depending on the species and stimulus involved. They can produce either stridulatory sounds by moving components of the skeletal system, or can produce non-stridulatory sounds by manipulating specialized organs such as the swimbladder. Fish are abundant in most bodies of water. They can be found in nearly all aquatic environments, from high mountain streams (e.g., char and gudgeon) to the abyssal and even hadal depths of the deepest oceans (e.g., gulpers and anglerfish). With 33,600 described species, fish exhibit greater species diversity than any other group of vertebrates. Fish are an important resource for humans worldwide, especially as food. Commercial and subsistence fishers hunt fish in wild fisheries (see fishing) or farm them in ponds or in cages in the ocean (see aquaculture). They are also caught by recreational fishers, kept as pets, raised by fishkeepers, and exhibited in public aquaria. Fish have had a role in culture through the ages, serving as deities, religious symbols, and as the subjects of art, books and movies.

I Fish - Recreation - Netflix

Fish have been recognized as a source of beauty for almost as long as used for food, appearing in cave art, being raised as ornamental fish in ponds, and displayed in aquariums in homes, offices, or public settings. Recreational fishing is fishing for pleasure or competition; it can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is fishing for profit. The most common form of recreational fishing is done with a rod, reel, line, hooks and any one of a wide range of baits. Angling is a method of fishing, specifically the practice of catching fish by means of an “angle” (hook). Anglers must select the right hook, cast accurately, and retrieve at the right speed while considering water and weather conditions, species, fish response, time of the day, and other factors.

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In Depth - Netflix

In Depth is a three-hour program that airs monthly on C-SPAN 2 as part of their Book TV programming, and features a different writer each month. Each interview covers the breadth of that author's writing career, and incorporates viewer calls and e-mails. The show is typically broadcast live the first Sunday of each month. The first program was on February 6, 2000, and was a discussion with historian John Lukacs. For the first several years of the show, episodes were not produced during the summer months. There have been a few exceptions to the practice of featuring one single author, as with the programs featuring the Strand Bookstore, Frank Williams and Edna Greene Medford's discussion of writings on Lincoln, and John K. Wilson and Jonathan Karp's discussions of the writings of Barack Obama and John McCain.

In Depth - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 180 minutes

Premier: 2000-02-06

In Depth - Depth charge - Netflix

A depth charge is an anti-submarine warfare weapon. It is intended to destroy a submarine by being dropped into the water nearby and detonating, subjecting the target to a powerful and destructive hydraulic shock. Most depth charges use high explosive charges and a fuze set to detonate the charge, typically at a specific depth. Depth charges can be dropped by ships, patrol aircraft, and helicopters. Depth charges were developed during World War I, and were one of the first effective methods of attacking a submarine underwater. They were widely used in World War I and World War II. They remained part of the anti-submarine arsenals of many navies during the Cold War. Depth charges have now largely been replaced by anti-submarine homing torpedoes. A depth charge fitted with a nuclear warhead is known as a “nuclear depth bomb”. These were designed to be dropped from a patrol plane or deployed by an anti-submarine missile from a surface ship, or another submarine, located a safe distance away. All nuclear anti-submarine weapons were withdrawn from service by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China in or around 1990. They were replaced by conventional weapons whose accuracy and range had improved greatly as ASW technology improved.

In Depth - Effectiveness - Netflix

The effective use of depth charges required the combined resources and skills of many individuals during an attack. Sonar, helm, depth charge crews and the movement of other ships had to be carefully coordinated. Aircraft depth charge tactics depended on the aircraft using its speed to rapidly appear from over the horizon and surprising the submarine on the surface (where it spent most of its time) during the day or night (using radar to detect the target and a Leigh light to illuminate just prior to the attack), then quickly attacking once it had been located, as the submarine would normally crash dive to escape attack. As the Battle of the Atlantic wore on, British and Commonwealth forces became particularly adept at depth charge tactics, and formed some of the first destroyer hunter-killer groups to actively seek out and destroy German U-boats. Surface ships usually used ASDIC (sonar) to detect submerged submarines. However, to deliver its depth charges a ship had to pass over the contact to drop them over the stern; sonar contact would be lost just before attack, rendering the hunter blind at the crucial moment. This gave a skillful submarine commander an opportunity to take evasive action. In 1942 the forward-throwing “hedgehog” mortar, which fired a spread salvo of bombs with contact fuzes at a “stand-off” distance while still in sonar contact, was introduced and proved to be effective.

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Man vs. Master - Netflix

In Man vs. Master, unknown chefs working in the trenches of the food industry will compete for the opportunity of a lifetime – a coveted apprenticeship with a world-renowned celebrity chef – but in order to win, they will have to beat the master in a face-off first. In each episode, three new emerging chefs will go head-to-head in challenges related to a master chef's specialty. After two intense rounds, only one chef will remain and face the same culinary icon whose dishes they have been emulating in a third and final challenge. A rotating roster of culinary masters will be featured throughout the series and Richard Blais, American chef, successful restauranteur and James Beard-nominated author, will serve as host.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Man vs. Master - He-Man - Netflix

He-Man is the principal character of a series of comic books and several animated television series, characterized by his superhuman strength. In most variations, he is the alter ego of Prince Adam. He-Man and his friends attempt to defend the realm of Eternia and the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor.

Man vs. Master - He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) - Netflix

By the time the animated series was developed, He-Man's origins had been revised: his true identity was Prince Adam of Eternia, son of King Randor and Queen Marlena (an earthling), who ruled the Kingdom of Eternia on the planet of the same name. The Sorceress of Castle Grayskull endowed Prince Adam with the power to transform into He-Man, which Adam did by raising his Power Sword and proclaiming, “By the power of Grayskull...” Once the transformation was complete, he continued “...I have the power!”. He also is able to return to his former form by saying, “Let the power return.” This is seen in episode 130, “The Problem With Power”. The differences between Prince Adam and He-Man were minimal; He-Man had a slightly deeper voice, a different wardrobe (soldier armor and boots), and slightly darker skin and hair. Prince Adam's pet was a cowardly green tiger named Cringer. When Adam became He-Man, he transformed Cringer into a brave armored green tiger named Battle Cat by pointing his sword at him – an ability Adam discovered accidentally during one of his transformations into He-Man. Cringer, naturally, cowered in fear at seeing what Adam had become; while reassuring him that nothing had really changed, Adam pointed the sword of power at Cringer, which sent a bolt of energy toward the tiger and transformed him. Battle Cat served as He-Man's steed and fierce fighting companion ever since. Cringer's name is thought to have come from the cat's cowardly nature. Adam was friendly with the beautiful, strong-willed Teela, who (unbeknownst to her) was the daughter of the Sorceress. Teela was adopted by Prince Adam's mentor, Man-At-Arms (whose proper name was Duncan). Adam and Teela grew up together and now, as Captain of the Guard, she was entrusted to protect the prince. Unaware of his alternate identity as He-Man, she saw Adam as lazy and cowardly. Man-At-Arms was He-Man's closest companion and the Eternian royal family's innovator of technology and weapons. In many episodes, Man-At-Arms unveiled new and fantastic weapons or devices which helped He-Man and his friends. Castle Grayskull was the source of He-Man's powers. Inside the Castle lived the Sorceress, who granted Prince Adam his transformative abilities and communicated telepathically with He-Man. To protect his family He-Man kept his double identity a secret, sharing it only with Orko, Man-At-Arms, Cringer/Battle Cat and the Sorceress. The spin-off cartoon series She-Ra: Princess of Power later revealed that Adam had a twin sister: Princess Adora, a leader of the Great Rebellion against Hordak on the planet Etheria. Adora, like Adam, was given the gift of the power of Grayskull and had her own sword which she used to transform into She-Ra, Princess of Power. He-Man made a number of appearances in the She-Ra: Princess of Power television series. He-Man's archenemy was Skeletor, a blue-skinned sorcerer with a yellow skull for a head (concealed with a cowl). He was skilled in black magic and all forms of combat. He was also shown to be extremely cunning and intelligent. Though his origin was mysterious, and the cartoon described him only as a “demon from another dimension”, a tie-in comic implied that Skeletor's true identity was Prince Keldor (the older brother of King Randor), thus making him He-Man's uncle. It was revealed in the animated motion picture He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword that Skeletor was Hordak's right-hand man until his capture (Hordak referred to Skeletor as “my old pupil” and Skeletor's throne-room in Snake Mountain as “my old throne-room” – to which Skeletor retorts, “my throne-room now”) and (supposed) release. Skeletor was accompanied by a group of henchmen who aided his evil schemes.

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Operation Repo - Netflix

It's the fast-paced, high-pressure world of car repossession with a team of highly-trained professionals from California's San Fernando Valley. No matter how angry you get, they're taking back your car.

Operation Repo - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2008-11-17

Operation Repo - Repurchase agreement - Netflix

A repurchase agreement, also known as a repo, RP, or sale and repurchase agreement, is a transaction concluded on a deal date tD between two parties A and B: (i) A will on the near date

t                      N                                {\textstyle t_{N}}   sell a specified security S at an agreed price PN to B

(ii) A will on the far date tF (after tN) re-purchase S from B at a price PF which is already pre-agreed on the deal date. If positive interest rates are assumed, the repurchase price PF can be expected to be greater than the original sale price PN. The (time-adjusted) difference

P                                  F                                            −                              P                                  N                                                                    P                              N                                                    ∗                              365                                          t                                  F                                            −                              t                                  N                                                                          {\textstyle {\frac {P_{F}-P_{N}}{P_{N}}}{\frac {365}{t_{F}-t_{N}}}}   is called the repo rate, which is the annualized interest rate of the transaction.                                                                         P                                  F                                            −                              P                                  N                                                                    P                              N                                                    ∗                                                            t                                  F                                            −                              t                                  N                                                      365                                {\textstyle {\frac {P_{F}-P_{N}}{P_{N}}}-t_{N}}{365}}}   can be interpreted as the interest rate for the period between near date and far date.

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The Ascent of Woman - Netflix

Dr Amanda Foreman uncovers stories of women that have made and changed human history from 10,000 BC to the present day.

The Ascent of Woman - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-09-02

The Ascent of Woman - Steph Davis - Netflix

Stephanie “Steph” Davis (born 1973) is an American rock climber, BASE jumper, and wingsuit flyer. She is one of the world's leading climbers, having completed some of the hardest routes in the world. She is the first woman to have soloed a 5.11 grade climb, the first woman to summit all the peaks of the Fitzroy Range in Patagonia, the second woman to free climb El Capitan in a day, the first woman to free climb the Salathė Wall on El Capitan, the first woman to free solo The Diamond on Longs Peak in Colorado, and the first woman to summit Torre Egger. A vegan advocate, Davis has been married twice, first to Dean Potter, ending in divorce; then to Mario Richard. Both Potter and Richard died in wingsuit accidents.

The Ascent of Woman - Ascents - Netflix

1996, Obelisk IV 5.11, The Diamond, Long's Peak, Colorado — First all-female ascent with Elaine Lee 1996, Tricks are for Kids 5.13a/b, Indian Creek, Moab, Utah — First female ascent 1997, French Route 5.12a, Peak 3850, Ak-Su Valley, Kyrgyzstan — First free ascent with Kennan Harvey 1997, Big Yellow Moon V 5.12, Peak 3850, Kyrgyzstan — First free ascent with Kennan Harvey. 1998, Inshallah VI 5.12 A1, Shipton Spire, Pakistan — Third ascent of Shipton Spire, new route climbed all free except for a blank 10-foot section. With Kennan Harvey and Seth Shaw. 1999, Zen and the Art of Leadership VI 5.11 A4, Jushua Tower, Gibbs Fjord, Baffin Island — New route with Russ Mitrovich and Brandon Kannier. 2000, All Quiet on the Eastern Front VI 5.11 A3, Tahir Tower, Kondus Valley, Pakistan — New route and first ascent of the mountain with Jimmy Chin, Brady Robinson and Dave Anderson. 2000, Chouinard-Herbert V 5.11+, Sentinel, Yosemite — First free ascent with Kenny Yaeger. 2000, Zodiac, El Capitan, Yosemite - With Beth Cost, a paraplegic who made the first female paraplegic ascent of the wall. 2001, The Potter-Davis Route V 5.11 C1 WI4, north face of Poincenot, Patagonia — New route. 2002, Red Pillar 5.10 A1, Aguja Mermoz - Ascent with Isaac Cortez. Became the first woman to ascend all seven major ridgeline summits of the Fitz Roy massif. 2002, The Epitaph 5.13b, Tombstone, Utah — First free ascent with Dean Potter. 2004, Freerider VI 5.12.d/13a, El Capitan, Yosemite — First female ascent. Third woman to free climb El Capitan. Free climbed it in April and returned in May to free climb it in a day. 2004, The Crackhouse, Moab, Utah — First female ascent. 2005, The Tombstone 5.13, Moab, Utah — First free ascent, team style with Dean Potter. 2005, Salathé Wall VI 5.13 b/c, El Capitan, Yosemite — First woman to free climb the Salathe Wall. 10th person overall to free climb this route. 2005, Titanic ED 6+/A2, 1000m, Torre Egger, Patagonia — First one-day ascent of the mountain with Dean Potter. First woman to summit mountain. 2008, Concepcion 5.13b/c, Moab, Utah — Third ascent of the route, first woman to redpoint it.

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Thingstarter - Netflix

A young startup company creates ridiculous products that users have submitted and the community has voted on. They then conduct focus groups on real, unwitting consumers and professionals.

Thingstarter - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2016-05-19

Thingstarter - Sasheer Zamata - Netflix

Sasheer Zamata Moore (; born May 6, 1986), known professionally as Sasheer Zamata, is an American actress and comedian who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from January 18, 2014, until May 20, 2017. She also has served as a celebrity ambassador for the ACLU.

Thingstarter - Career - Netflix

Zamata has performed regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City since 2009. Zamata co-starred in the ABC News hidden camera series Primetime: Would You Fall For That? She was a cast member on MTV's series Hey Girl. Zamata has also appeared in sketches on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Inside Amy Schumer. She stars in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness. Additionally, she has appeared in sketches for CollegeHumor. Videos on Zamata's YouTube channel include impersonations of Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks, and Beyoncé. Zamata also voices the character Sally in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Zombie mode.

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Darbar Festival - Netflix

Coverage of this year's Darbar festival, a celebration of Indian music and culture.

Darbar Festival - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-11-13

Darbar Festival - Data Darbar - Netflix

Data Darbar (also spelt Data Durbar; Urdu: داتا دربار‬‎), located in the city of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan is the largest Sufi shrine in South Asia. It was built to house the remains of the Muslim mystic, Abul Hassan Ali Hujwiri, commonly known as Data Ganj Baksh, who is believed to have lived on the site in the 11th century CE. The site is considered to be the most sacred place in Lahore, and attracts up to one million visitors to its annual urs festival.

Darbar Festival - Social services - Netflix

The shrine provides a wide array of social services which have made it a popular hub for impoverished residents. In a custom that is 1,000 years old, up to 50,000 visitors per day are offered free food at the shrine. Patrons facing personal difficulties frequently donate money or labour to the shrine's free-kitchen fund, in line with Islam's emphasis on feeding the poor. The shrine also provides for students' education in nearby schools, and helps fund local hospitals as part of its social mission.

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How to Get Ahead - Netflix

Writer and broadcaster Stephen Smith finds out what it took to survive and prosper in the most artistic, decadent and dangerous royal courts in history.

How to Get Ahead - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-03-12

How to Get Ahead - Bruce Robinson - Netflix

Bruce Robinson (born 2 May 1946) is an English director, screenwriter, novelist and actor. He wrote and directed the cult classic Withnail and I (1987), a film with comic and tragic elements set in London in the 1960s, which drew on his experiences as a struggling actor, living in poverty in Camden Town. As an actor, he has worked with Franco Zeffirelli (on whom he based the character of Uncle Monty in Withnail and I), Ken Russell and François Truffaut.

How to Get Ahead - Personal life - Netflix

Robinson currently lives in England with his wife, the artist Sophie Windham. He has two children, Lily Robinson and Willoughby Christian (b. 1993).

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How to Lose Weight Well - Netflix

Dr. Xand van Tulleken, Hala El-Shafie and Stacie Stewart attempt to uncover the secrets behind the most popular and over-used diets on the market today.

How to Lose Weight Well - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-01-11

How to Lose Weight Well - The Biggest Loser (U.S. TV series) - Netflix

The Biggest Loser is an American competition reality show that has run on NBC for 17 seasons, from 2004 to 2016. The show features obese or overweight contestants competing to win a cash prize by losing the highest percentage of weight relative to their initial weight. The show has not been officially cancelled, but no new seasons have been announced. The Biggest Loser has been fairly popular for some of its run, ranking among the top 50 shows in the United States from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2009 to 2011. It has also attracted significant controversy, including both general critiques of its approach of rapid weight loss, and specific allegations that contestants have been malnourished, dehydrated, overexerted and, in some cases, been given weight loss pills, in order for them to lose as much weight as possible. Several news articles making such accusations were published in 2016, and the show's resident doctor, Robert Huizenga, stated in 2017 that The Biggest Loser had been unofficially cancelled because of these accusations. The Biggest Loser format has been highly popular around the world, spawning over 30 international adaptations, some of which remain on the air.

How to Lose Weight Well - Episode format - Netflix

Episodes are typically two hours long. Some episodes have been aired in a shortened one-hour format to accommodate adjacent network programming such as The Voice and the State of the Union address. Each episode features some, but not all, of the following activities (some contestants may not participate in an activity with physical requirements if placed on medical restrictions): Temptation: Contestants prepare for the first day of the week only to find a situation that involves temptation. The temptation usually requires contestants to gamble by eating or drinking delicious but high-calorie foods in exchange for what may seem to be a beneficial trade-off. The benefits may or may not be known to the contestants in advance. Examples include eating sweet foods for a chance to call their loved ones, eating a big slice of cake to win an unknown prize (which, in one episode, turned out to be an exercise bike) or giving up time with a trainer for a chance to win money. Contestants are given a set period of time before the offer passes. Reward Challenge: Contestants compete to win a prize, first as teams and then as individuals after the teams are dissolved. After the challenge, viewers are shown the winning team enjoying their reward while the losing team accepts their loss. Prizes range from immunity- which is exemption from elimination—to exercise equipment, phone calls home or weight prizes, which allow winners of a challenge to have a greater weight loss at the Weigh-In, or losers of a challenge to have a lower weight loss at the Weigh-In (e.g. a 6 lb weight loss would result in a 7 lb weight loss if a contestant were to win a “1 pound advantage” whereas it would result in a 5 lb weight loss if a contestant were to win a “1 pound disadvantage”). If there is an unequal number of players on each team, then the team(s) with more players must pick an individual or individuals who will sit out until there is an equal number of players on each team. Occasionally, players have to be cleared by the show's doctors in order to participate in physical challenges. Initial Workout: Contestants work out with the trainers. During this segment, the trainers will often speak with certain contestants, especially those who are doing poorly. Usually, underlying emotional issues are revealed at this time (such as a loss of a family member or a physical calamity), often the triggering events that led to the weight gain in the first place. Last Chance Workout: Last chance workouts are often shown as grueling, final preparations for the weigh in. This is a real test of strength and trainers push contestants to their limits. Last Chance Challenge: Introduced in season seventeen, the last chance challenge is a variant between a reward challenge and a last chance workout. As with the last chance workout, the last chance challenge will usually take place inside the gym. The winning team will win a prize that benefits the team just before the upcoming weigh-in (for example, a two-pound weight advantage for the team). Weigh-In: Although the show depicts the weigh-in in an evening setting, the actual weight measurement occurs off-camera in a morning session and the contestants are not told of the results at that time. All contestants are weighed to determine the amount they have lost relative to their total body weight. During team-based competition, the team that loses the highest percentage wins and the losing team must send one person home. When the teams are dissolved and the show becomes an individual competition, the two contestants who lose the lowest percentage of weight are below the yellow line and eligible for elimination. A similar setup to individual-based weigh-ins happens when the two initial teams are broken up into four teams of two or three, as happened in the second and fourth seasons. In season ten, the rules changed. The contestants are now expected to weigh in before challenges. The yellow line now increases up to half of the slots depending on how many contestants there are at the ranch. Contestants below the yellow line face an elimination challenge before the vote. In addition, the Biggest Loser of the week is allowed to save a person below the yellow line from elimination. Some episodes have featured both a yellow line and a red line; a contestant who falls below the red line is eliminated outright from the competition without a vote of the other contestants. Elimination Challenge: Introduced in season nine, the elimination challenge was for the two people below the yellow line. In the only elimination challenge of that season, the longest one standing stayed while the other went home. In season ten, the elimination challenge was re-introduced. Those below the yellow line participate in a challenge to escape from the vote. The two least successful contestants face the vote. The Vote: The final segment of the show takes place in a dining room that has refrigerators labeled with each contestant's name (active contestants have their name illuminated) and filled with that contestant's favorite tempting foods. Prior to the vote, contestants facing elimination plead their case as to why they should remain on the Ranch (several episodes feature contestants making a “sacrificial” request to be sent home, generally a team agreeing as to which member should stay and which one should go, or one contestant feeling that they can make progress at home while another needs the Ranch setting to continue his/her progress). The other contestants are not required to honor any requests to be sent home, though generally such requests are honored. The contestants facing elimination arrive at the dining room first; the other contestants each carry a covered plate containing the name of the person they wish to vote out. In the event of a tie, the contestant or team who lost the least percentage of weight is eliminated, except if both of the contestants or teams lost the least percentage of weight. As people are voted out, the light for their name is extinguished. After the vote, the eliminated contestant is shown at home and discusses the progress they made in their weight loss.

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Lifeline - Netflix

Lifeline is about a little known life insurance company that sends its agents forward 33 days in time to prevent the accidental deaths of its clients. The company's best man, Charlie Hooks, has never missed a save – until one case changes his life forever.

Lifeline - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Lifeline - Lifeline (crisis support service) - Netflix

Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support service in Australia. Volunteer Crisis Supporters provide suicide prevention services, mental health support and emotional assistance, not only via telephone but face-to-face and online. The telephone service can be accessed by calling 13 11 14 within Australia. Telephone Crisis Support is provided via a network of Lifeline Centres maintained by trained volunteers and some paid staff. As at March 2018, there are 40 Lifeline Centres, spanning across 60 locations around Australia. About 11,000 volunteers deliver support services, while approx. 1,000 staff provide administration and fundraising co-ordination. Lifeline receives about one million requests for help every year. In the 2016/2017 financial year, the national charity received 933,408 calls to its 13 11 14 crisis line and 53,257 requests to its online Crisis Support Chat service. In 2016/2017, Lifeline reported an income stream consisting of 13% from community support, 72% through government grants and 15% from other sources. Income is then distributed to: service support (84%), fundraising and promotion (9%), and administration (7%). Some Lifeline Centres also provide other support services which may include face-to-face counselling, group support, assistance with food & utility bills, support for the elderly and frail, and related services. Lifeline has over 260 retail outlets around the country which sell a variety of clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac. Some Lifeline Centres have a number of stores but not all Lifeline Centres have retail outlets.

Lifeline - Key facts - Netflix

Lifeline receives about one million contacts each year from help-seekers, via mediums such as telephone, web and face-to-face. Lifeline's 24-hour crisis support line offers a confidential, non-judgemental service offered by trained telephone support volunteers Somewhere in Australia a new call is made to Lifeline almost every 30 seconds Lifeline answers around 2200 calls a day in Australia People who call Lifeline's 24-hour crisis support line call for a range of reasons including: family and relationship concerns, crisis support, suicide prevention, matters relating to abuse and violence, support and information about drug and alcohol use and loneliness Lifeline receives about 120 calls a day from people are high risk of suicide Lifeline is involved in all aspects of suicide prevention across a spectrum of care including early intervention, continuing care and postvention bereavement support Lifeline provides access to a range of services such as suicide prevention support, self-help resources and mental health information, as well as a variety of programs specific to the needs of local communities Lifeline relies on funding from the community through donations, fundraising and corporate partnerships Around 80% of Centre operating costs are funded by revenue raised from Lifeline's retail, book fairs and fundraising activities Lifeline receives some government funding at both the national and state level, which goes towards specific programs and services Lifeline has over 260 retail outlets around the country which sell a variety of clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac. Some Lifeline Centres have a number of stores but not all Lifeline Centres have retail outlets Lifeline operates a free call donation line 1800 800 768, however people can donate securely via the national website www.lifeline.org.au Lifeline is always in need of volunteers to work in telephone crisis support, in retail operations or to assist with fundraising efforts Lifeline has over 11,000 dedicated volunteers who donate their time and skills to the organisation and to assist others. Around half of these volunteers work as telephone crisis support volunteers For many years, and as per Mindframe Media guidelines, Australian television stations have signed off with an invitation for viewers to call Lifeline should they be in desperate need.

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Model Employee - Netflix

Model Employee is a reality competition series where eight models will have the chance to compete for their dream job, to be the spokesperson of an iconic American brand. This job gives a model unparalleled exposure and an opportunity for a huge contract, unprecedented fame, and career longevity. But in order to represent the brand, the models need to prove they know the company inside and out. Each week the pampered models will be tested by having to perform the jobs that make the company function. Those who prove able to handle these entry-level jobs will be rewarded with a glitzy event opportunity to represent the brand and show off their modeling skills. The models that execute these challenges along with demonstrating top notch modeling poise will have the opportunity to interview with the company's top executives to become the face of The Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

Model Employee - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-05-08

Model Employee - Hierarchical database model - Netflix

A hierarchical database model is a data model in which the data is organized into a tree-like structure. The data is stored as records which are connected to one another through links. A record is a collection of fields, with each field containing only one value. The type of a record defines which fields the record contains. The hierarchical database model mandates that each child record has only one parent, whereas each parent record can have one or more child records. In order to retrieve data from a hierarchical database the whole tree needs to be traversed starting from the root node. This model is recognized as the first database model created by IBM in the 1960s.

Model Employee - Examples of hierarchical data represented as relational tables - Netflix

An organization could store employee information in a table that contains attributes/columns such as employee number, first name, last name, and department number. The organization provides each employee with computer hardware as needed, but computer equipment may only be used by the employee to which it is assigned. The organization could store the computer hardware information in a separate table that includes each part's serial number, type, and the employee that uses it. The tables might look like this: In this model, the employee data table represents the “parent” part of the hierarchy, while the computer table represents the “child” part of the hierarchy. In contrast to tree structures usually found in computer software algorithms, in this model the children point to the parents. As shown, each employee may possess several pieces of computer equipment, but each individual piece of computer equipment may have only one employee owner. Consider the following structure: In this, the “child” is the same type as the “parent”. The hierarchy stating EmpNo 10 is boss of 20, and 30 and 40 each report to 20 is represented by the “ReportsTo” column. In Relational database terms, the ReportsTo column is a foreign key referencing the EmpNo column. If the “child” data type were different, it would be in a different table, but there would still be a foreign key referencing the EmpNo column of the employees table. This simple model is commonly known as the adjacency list model, and was introduced by Dr. Edgar F. Codd after initial criticisms surfaced that the relational model could not model hierarchical data. However, the model is only a special case of a general adjacency list for a graph.

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One Thousand to One - Netflix

A thousand prizes are up for grabs as Dale Winton hosts the first of five quiz shows - but there are 1,000 contestants and only one of them can win. Each programme will have Comic Relief updates and the grand final can be seen on Red Nose Day.

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2001-02-14

One Thousand to One - One Thousand and One Nights - Netflix

One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: أَلْف لَيْلَة وَلَيْلَة‎, translit. ʾAlf layla wa-layla) is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English-language edition (1706), which rendered the title as The Arabian Nights' Entertainment. The work was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Greek, Indian, Jewish, Persian and Turkish folklore and literature. In particular, many tales were originally folk stories from the Abbasid era, while others, especially the frame story, are most probably drawn from the Pahlavi Persian work Hezār Afsān (Persian: هزار افسان‎, lit. A Thousand Tales), which in turn relied partly on Indian elements. What is common throughout all the editions of the Nights is the initial frame story of the ruler Shahryār and his wife Scheherazade and the framing device incorporated throughout the tales themselves. The stories proceed from this original tale; some are framed within other tales, while others begin and end of their own accord. Some editions contain only a few hundred nights, while others include 1,001 or more. The bulk of the text is in prose, although verse is occasionally used for songs and riddles and to express heightened emotion. Most of the poems are single couplets or quatrains, although some are longer. Some of the stories commonly associated with The Nights, in particular “Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp”, “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”, and “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor”, were not part of The Nights in its original Arabic versions but were added to the collection by Antoine Galland and other European translators.

One Thousand to One - In world culture - Netflix

The influence of the versions of The Nights on world literature is immense. Writers as diverse as Henry Fielding to Naguib Mahfouz have alluded to the collection by name in their own works. Other writers who have been influenced by the Nights include John Barth, Jorge Luis Borges, Salman Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk, Goethe, Walter Scott, Thackeray, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, Nodier, Flaubert, Marcel Schwob, Stendhal, Dumas, Gérard de Nerval, Gobineau, Pushkin, Tolstoy, Hofmannsthal, Conan Doyle, W. B. Yeats, H. G. Wells, Cavafy, Calvino, Georges Perec, H. P. Lovecraft, Marcel Proust, A. S. Byatt and Angela Carter. Various characters from this epic have themselves become cultural icons in Western culture, such as Aladdin, Sinbad and Ali Baba. Part of its popularity may have sprung from improved standards of historical and geographical knowledge. The marvelous beings and events typical of fairy tales seem less incredible if they are set further “long ago” or farther “far away”; this process culminates in the fantasy world having little connection, if any, to actual times and places. Several elements from Arabian mythology are now common in modern fantasy, such as genies, bahamuts, magic carpets, magic lamps, etc. When L. Frank Baum proposed writing a modern fairy tale that banished stereotypical elements, he included the genie as well as the dwarf and the fairy as stereotypes to go. In 1982, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) began naming features on Saturn's moon Enceladus after characters and places in Burton's translation because “its surface is so strange and mysterious that it was given the Arabian Nights as a name bank, linking fantasy landscape with a literary fantasy”.[2]

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Room 222 - Netflix

"Room 222" chronicles the lives of teachers and students at Walt Whitman High School, in Los Angeles. Pete Dixon is an easy-going American History teacher who attempts to help out his colleagues and students. Besides his girlfriend and school counselor Liz McIntyre, he has the help of fellow teacher Alice Johnson, and the occasional interference of cynical principal Seymour Kaufman.

Room 222 - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1969-09-17

Room 222 - Room 222 - Netflix

Room 222 is an American comedy-drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television that aired on ABC for 112 episodes from September 17, 1969, until January 11, 1974. The show was broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 8:30 (EST) for its first two seasons before settling into its best-remembered time slot of Friday evenings at 9, following The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family, and preceding The Odd Couple and Love, American Style. In 1970, Room 222 earned the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Series, while Michael Constantine and Karen Valentine won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, respectively.

Room 222 - Cast - Netflix

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The Cut - Netflix

"The Cut" is the story of Bill Telford, a colourful sporting identity (player/manager/agent), who has fallen on his feet in the past decade as Australian professional sports have boomed. Bill is injured in a bomb attack in Bangkok. His estranged son, Andrew, is reluctantly persuaded by his mother to return to Sydney and run the business until Bill recovers. Andrew uncovers financial disaster and must confront several skeletons in the closet.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-02-23

The Cut - In the Cut - Netflix

In the Cut is a 2003 Australian-American mystery and erotic thriller film written and directed by Jane Campion and starring Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Campion's screenplay is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Susanna Moore. The film focuses on a college English professor who becomes entangled with a detective investigating a series of gruesome murders in her Manhattan neighborhood. The film received a limited release on 22 October 2003 in the United States, and was subsequently given a wide release on Halloween that year in the United States and United Kingdom. The film received mixed to negative reviews from most critics.

The Cut - Production - Netflix

Nicole Kidman and Jane Campion spent five years developing the film. This is Kidman's producing debut. Kidman was originally cast as Frannie, but dropped out because she was divorcing and needed more time with her children. This film was executive produced by Effie T. Brown, in association with Sony Screen Gems and Pathe International.

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The Last Enemy - Netflix

A man whose search for the truth about his brother's death catapults him into an international conspiracy - and a passionate love affair. The Last Enemy takes an arresting and compelling look at how technology could transform Britain into a surveillance society - threatening human relationships and destroying trust.

The Last Enemy - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-02-17

The Last Enemy - The Last Enemy (TV series) - Netflix

The Last Enemy is a 5-part BBC television drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and featuring Robert Carlyle and Max Beesley. It first aired on 17 February 2008.

The Last Enemy - Plot - Netflix

Set in a recognizable but vaguely near-future London beset by terrorism and illegal immigration, it features the introduction of “TIA” (Total Information Awareness), a centralised database that can be used to track and monitor anybody, effectively by putting all available government and corporate – i.e. credit card and bank activity, phone use, internet use, purchases, rentals, etc. – information in one place. The script-writers borrowed the term from the US Department of Defense and exonerated convict Admiral John Poindexter's Total Information Awareness system that he set up in the DoD. The outcry in the US forced the shutdown of Poindexter's operation, under that name, at least, and the name migrated to England and The Last Enemy. The story deals with a political cover-up centred on a sanctioned but secret medical experiment run amok with key members of the government trying desperately to hide all evidence of their experimental batch of vaccine that seems to be causing a deadly virus. The complex story unspools to reveal the moral, social and privacy concerns of this hypothetical TIA system in a post-7/7 world, including such control mechanisms familiar to both real life and science fiction as retinal scans, fingerprint identification and ubiquitous camera and cellphone surveillance footage. The story is told through the eyes of a mathematical genius, Stephen Ezard, who is portrayed as a recluse showing some signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder. But the shy genius, played by Cumberbatch with many pre-echoes of his later, celebrated Sherlock Holmes' brittle reclusive, overcomes his own inhibitions to burrow into a highly compromised British government using his brilliance and their TIA system only to find himself ultimately trapped by the people he most trusts, and to learn he is a pawn in manipulative Security State machinations which take the people he most loves from him and compromise him forever.

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