Maid in Akihabara is a 6 episode series that was produced in Japan in 2005 and released on February 24, 2006. Each episode ran about 15 minutes, and took place in Akihabara, Tokyo - the cyber city of Japan. The story begins when a woman named Saki, an ex-bar girl, tries to find a job to hide from a group of yakuza. She ends up getting a job at a Maid cafe called Meido no miyage. She is the third maid to be joining the cafe. She was homeless and starts living in a 24-hour internet cafe.
East of Ipswich was a BBC television drama from 1987 written by Michael Palin, based on his own memories of dreary holidays in English coastal towns in the 1950s. The plot revolves around Richard, a seventeen year-old only son, and his rebellious holiday romances in Southwold, Suffolk, leading to his sexual initiation by a promiscuous Dutch girl named Anna. It starred Edward Rawle-Hicks as Richard, Joan Sanderson as the overbearing landlady of a guest house, John Nettleton as Richard's father, Pippa Hinchley as Anna, and Janine Duvitski.
Dolce Vita is an English language information TV programme on Television Broadcasts Limited in Hong Kong. It has been hosted by Kelly Cheung, Rabeea Yeung, Lorea Solabarrieta, Aimee Chan, Vaneese Toses, Jason Chan, Winnie Young, Francis Chan, Vincent Wan, Becky Lee, Marcus Kwok, Desmond So, Rani Samtani, Nelson Siu and Hilda Chan through its run. The weekly programme follows the format of former TVB Pearl lifestyle-magazine shows Eye on Hong Kong, and Citylife. With the launch of Dolce Vita, the lifestyle programme features fine dining, fashion and other latest leisure goods/activities available in Hong Kong. It also interviews English speaking artists, celebrities or fashion designers who visit Hong Kong. It is shown at 9:30pm every Thursday, 12:00am every Friday and 10:30am every Saturday on TVB Pearl. It is shown at 11:00am and 7:00pm every Saturday and 6:00am and 2:45am every Wednesday on TVB HD Jade.
Shopping Hero, also known as Tsuhan-Man, is a Japanese comedic television drama. Eleven episodes were created and broadcast on TV Asahi, from July 5, 2002 to September 20, 2002.
Soldier's Girl is a 2003 Canadian-American drama film produced by Showtime. It is based on a true story: the relationship between Barry Winchell and Calpernia Addams and the events that led up to Barry's murder by fellow soldiers. It was written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Frank R. Pierson, with Troy Garity starring as Barry and Lee Pace starring as Calpernia.
The Arrow is a four-hour miniseries produced for CBC Television in 1996, starring Dan Aykroyd as Crawford Gordon, experienced wartime production leader during World War II and president of A. V. Roe Canada during its attempt to produce the Avro Arrow supersonic jet interceptor. The film also stars Michael Ironside and Sara Botsford. The mini-series is noted as the highest viewership ever for a CBC program. Other significant individuals in the program, portrayed in the series, include RCAF pilot Flight Lieutenant Jack Woodman who conducted test flights on Avro aircraft but was supplanted by Janusz Żurakowski for the first few flights; Jim Chamberlin and James Floyd in the design team; Edward Critchley who would be asked to develop an engine for the Arrow when other models became unavailable. The film also boasted cameos by Michael Moriarty as U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Michael Ironside as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Christopher Plummer as George Hees.
Cleo is a Swedish drama/comedy TV series in two seasons, each consisting of nine episodes. The series was broadcast on SVT, the first season in 2002 and the second in 2003. Directed by Svante Kettner and screenplay by Michael Hjorth, Tomas Tivemark and Johan Kindblom. The name of the series comes from the main character Cleopatra "Cleo" Andersson, played by Suzanne Reuter. When the first episode aired on March 24, 2002 it was watched by 2,2 million people. At the 2004 Monte-Carlo TV Festival Cleo won three awards in the comedy category, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress and Outstanding European Producer.
Taiga drama is the name NHK gives to the annual, year-long historical fiction television series it broadcasts in Japan. Beginning in 1963 with the black-and-white Hana no Shōgai, starring kabuki actor Onoe Shōroku and Takarazuka star Awashima Chikage, the network has hired a producer, director, writer, music director, and actors for the series. The 45-minute show airs on the NHK General network every Sunday at 20:00, with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 13:05. Satellite, HDTV digital satellite, and NHK World Premium broadcasts are also available.
What Goes On is an American drama series that was scheduled to air on The N. The series explores "the emotional life of teens." Created by Sri Rao, the initial working title of the series was The Block. The series was scheduled to premiere in late 2007, but was canceled before a single episode aired on television. In 2008, all ten episodes of the series leaked online. According to FutonCritic.com, the series is "an ensemble drama that explores the lives of five teenagers growing up in a typical suburban neighborhood," and "takes an honest look at the journey of adolescence — figuring out who you are in the context of who you were and who you want to be" while "chronicling the relationships with parents, families, friends and crushes."
After Pilkington is a BBC television drama film written by Simon Gray, starring Miranda Richardson, Bob Peck and Barry Foster. It was first broadcast in 1987.
Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter is a classic Austrian television series. It was produced by Österreichischer Rundfunk, Austrian Television, and ran for 24 episodes from 1975 to 1979. The script writer was Ernst Hinterberger; the series was based on his 1966 novel Das Salz der Erde. The producer was Hans Preiner, who initiated the project in his series Impulse, which centered on development of new program formats and training of new, young directors. Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter starred popular Austrian actor Karl Merkatz as the main character, Edmund "Mundl" Sackbauer. Mundl lives in a typical Vienna Gemeindebau at Hasengasse, in Vienna's 10th municipal district. The series used Viennese dialect and became successful after an initial campaign against it by the Krone newspaper as too "common."
Duceppe' was a historical television series that aired on Télé-Québec in 2002. It told the story of Jean Duceppe, a Canadian actor, and chronicled the life and struggles of Duceppe for theater and Quebec independence. It also followed his wife Helene Rowley and his son Gilles Duceppe, who would later become prominent as the leader of the Bloc Québécois. The series starred Paul Doucet as Jean Duceppe and Suzanne Clément as Hélène Rowley.
A grown-up brother and sister's visit to their parents home culminates in a shocking tragedy. The events of the weekend are told over four episodes, each focusing on the point of view of one family member: the daughter Terry; the father, Ted; the son, Alan and finally the mother, Sarah. The full story of the dysfunctional family plays out through the use of repeating scenes, flashback, and monologue.
Bella and the Boys is a one-off British television drama, produced by the independent production company Century Films for the BBC and originally screened on the BBC Two network on 15 February 2004. Eighty minutes in length, the drama was written and directed by Brian Hill, and starred Billie Piper, Tom Burke and Freddie Cunliffe. The story surrounds the lives of three residents of a children's care home, Bella, Lee and Martin. They meet up thirteen years after having left the home for the manager's retirement celebration, and the meeting sparks off various reminiscences about their time together, both good and bad, and what has happened to them in the intervening years. The programme was produced and screened as part of the BBC's Taking Care season, a strand of programmes across their various radio and television services examining the life children in care face in the UK.
B&B: Bella y Bestia is a 2008 Argentine sitcom, created by Cris Morena. It was released on January 7, 2008, on Canal 11. It is produced by Cris Morena Group and RGB. The cast includes famous Argentine actors, such as Romina Yan, Damián de Santo, Maximiliano Ghione, Susana Ortiz and Graciela Pal.
Dare Yorimo Mama o Ai su is a Japanese TV drama with 11 episodes aired from July 2, 2006 to September 10, 2006 on TBS channel, and tells the story of the members of an unusual family with a stay-at-home father and a working mother.
Beau temps, mauvais temps is a Québécois television series that ran from 1955 to 1958.
A no-nonsense detective with a reputation for pushing limits investigates a rash of brutal murders connected by a series of cryptic short stories.
Detective Investigation Files is a TV series in Hong Kong about detectives, produced by TVB. The series had four installments, spanning from 1995 to 1999.
Grihasti is a family drama that aired on STAR Plus. The show premiered on February 25, 2008 and aired until March 27, 2009.