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John M. Kelly Library & Archives

DVDs: Television Series and Mini-Series

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All Creatures Great and Small

SF613 .H44 A282 2007 DVD
A country veterinarian works in Yorkshire from the 1930s through World War II and into the 1950s.

Angel

PN 1992.77 .A5441 2007 DVD (Season 1)
PN 1992.77 .A5442 2007 DVD (Season 2)
PN 1992.77 .A5443 2007 DVD (Season 3)
PN 1992.77 .A5444 2007 DVD (Season 4)
PN 1992.77 .A5445 2007 DVD (Season 5)
A remorseful vampire works as a private detective helping to restore the faith and save the souls of those who have lost their way.

Angels in America

PS3561 .U778 A852 2004 DVD
352-minute mini-series on 2 discs; released 2003.
Set in 1985, this Golden Globe Award-winning mini-series revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Based on the play by Tony Kushner. Starring Emma Thompson, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Jeffrey Parker and Mary-Louise Parker. Directed by Mike Nichols.

Anna Karenina

PG3365 .A62 2004 DVD
240-minute mini-series on 2 discs; released 2000.
Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy, this mini-series depicts the fallout from a love affair between Count Vronsky and Anna Karenina, a married woman. Starring Helen McCrory, Kevin McKidd and Stephen Dillane.

Ballykissangel

PN1992.77 .B355 pt. 1-6 DVD
released 1996-2001.
A young priest serving in the small Irish village of Ballykissangel discovers the town poses many more challenges than he expected.

Blackadder

PN 1992.77 .B533 DVD
5 discs.
The comic adventures of an English aristocrat set in the Middle Ages, the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the Regency period, and World War I.

Bleak House

PR4556 .A22 C43 2006 DVD
465-minute mini-series on 3 discs; released 2005.
In this BBC production, a young woman accepts a position in a bachelor's house, befriends his young charges, and slowly begins to learn about her mysterious neighbour, Lady Dedlock. Starring Gillian Anderson.

Bless Me Father

PN1992.77 .B547 2005 DVD
3 discs; 21 episodes; 525 minutes; released 1978-1981.
A television series about a young light-hearted priest sent to a suburban London parish in the early 1950s as assistant to a seasoned veteran pastor.

Brat'ia Karamazovy = Karamazov Brothers

PG3326 .B722 2009 DVD
3 videodiscs; released 2009.
Four very different brothers in 19th century Tsarist Russia who stand to gain an inheritance from their father find themselves caught in a web of intrigue and murder.
Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Directed by Yuri Morozov.
Russian with English subtitles.

Brides of Christ

PN1997 .B74 2005 DVD
327-minute mini-series on 2 discs; released 1991.
Six young women enter an Australian convent in the turbulent 1960's and are caught up in the climactic social changes happening all around them.

Brideshead Revisited

PR6045 .A97 B7 2002 DVD
660-minute mini-series on 3 discs; released 1981.
A made-for-television dramatization of Evelyn Waugh's novel about a man's relationship with a wealthy family in between-the-wars England. Starring Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, and Sir Laurence Olivier. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and Charles Sturridge.

The Chronicles of Narnia

PR6023 .E926 C472 2002 DVD
500-minute mini-series on 3 discs; released 1988-1990.
Comprising The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawntreader and The Silver Chair, this BBC set is based on the classic fantasy children's novels by C.S. Lewis.

Crime and Punishment

PG3326 .P7213 C7 2003 DVD
225-minute mini-series on 1 disc; released 1979.
A proud man who has committed a murder is forced to face his crime. Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Starring John Hurt. Directed by Michael Darlow.

Elizabeth I

DA355 .E459 2006 DVD
211-minute mini-series on 2 discs; released 2005.
This film explores the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I in the latter half of her reign, offering a personal look at her allies, her enemies, and her suitors as she struggles to survive in a male-dominated world. Starring Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons. Directed by Tom Hooper.

Fall of Eagles

PN1992.77 .F35 2006 DVD
13 (50 minute) episodes; released 1974.
A dramatization of the decline and fall of the Habsburgs of Austria-Hungary, the Romanovs of Russia, and the Hohenzollerns of Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Father Brown

PR4453 .C4 A622 2007 DVD
7 (52 minute) episodes; released 1974.
A Catholic priest solves crimes. Based on the Father Brown mystery short stories of G.K. Chesterton. Starring Kenneth More and Dennis Burgess.

Father Ted

PN1992.77 .F384 2004 DVD
25 (25 minute) episodes; released 1995-1998.
A comedy series about three priests working in a parish on a tiny island off the Irish coast.

The Flying Nun

PN1992.77 .F595 2006 DVD (Season 1)
PN1992.77 .F5952 2006 DVD (Season 2)
8 discs
Contains the first two seasons of this late 1960s sitcom which stars Sally Field as a novice nun who discovers she can fly.

Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany

PN1993.5 .G3 R4948 2005 DVD
925-minute mini-series on 6 discs; released 1984.
This 11-part saga tells the story of the village of Schabbach, Germany, from 1919 to 1982. It follows ordinary people as they cope with World War I, economic hardship, Nazism, and the postwar era. Directed by Edgar Reitz.

Heimat II: Leaving Home--A Chronicle of a Generation in 13 films

PN1993.5 .G3 R49482 2006 DVD
1580-minute mini-series on 7 discs; released 1992.
In this chronicle of 1960s Germany, which won the Venice International Film Festival Fipresci Prize in 1992, a young classical musician moves to Munich to find a new life and a new home. In German with English subtitles. Starring Henry Arnold. Directed by Edgar Reitz and Robert Busch.

Heimat 3: Chronik einer Zeitenwende

PN1993.5 .G3 R49483 2007 DVD
680 minutes on 4 discs; mini-series released 2004.
The final installment in Edgar Reitz's Heimat triology covers the years 1989-2000. Hermann and Clarissa meet again on the eve of the fall of the Berlin wall and return to Schabbach. In German with English subtitles.

Holocaust

PN1992.77.H656 2008 DVD
3 discs; 449 minutes; released 1978.
Winner of 8 Emmy Awards, this miniseries follows the life of a Jewish from Berlin during the Third Reich. Starring James Woods, Meryl Streep, and Michael Moriarty.

House of Cards Trilogy: House of Cards

PN1992.77 .H687 2003 DVD pt.1
225-minute mini-series on 1 disc; released 1990.
The British government's Chief Whip successfully manipulates things and people to achieve his ambitions in the Houses of Parliament, but a young reporter may be getting too close for his liking. Starring Ian Richardson. Adapted by Andrew Davies from the book by Michael Dobbs. Directed by Paul Seed.

House of Cards Trilogy: To Play the King

PN1992.77 .H687 2003 DVD pt.2
215-minute mini-series on 1 disc; released 1994.
An unscrupulous but cunning Conservative politician has become the British prime minister. But his survival as PM is threatened by a left-leaning Queen and some secrets from his past. Starring Ian Richardson. Adapted by Andrew Davies from the book by Michael Dobbs. Directed by Paul Seed.

House of Cards Trilogy: The Final Cut

PN1992.77 .H687 2003 DVD pt.3
200-minute mini-series on 1 disc; released 1995.
The wily British PM knows everything must end, even his long career at his country's helm. So to secure his retirement he takes part in negotiations aimed at ending the Cyprus conflict, even though the island contains secrets from his youth that could destroy him. Starring Ian Richardson. Adapted by Andrew Davies from the book by Michael Dobbs. Directed by Mike Vardy.

I, Claudius

PR6013 .R35 I252 2000 DVD 740 minutes
A dramatization of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family. Based on the novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves.

Idiot

PG3325 .I322 2003 DVD
ca. 500 minutes, 4 DVDs; released 2003.
The masterful treatment of even the most minor characters (e.g. Yepanchin's butler) provides an incredibly rich texture for this amazing story. Directed by Vladimir Bortko.
In Russian with English subtitles.

Inspector Lewis

PN1992.77 .I56 2008 DVD (Season 1)
PN1992.77 .I563 2009 DVD (Season 2)
Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, and his brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, investigate crimes in Cambridge and Oxford.

Inspector Morse

PN1992.77 .I571 2005 DVD (The Dead of Jericho)
PN1992.77 .I572 2005 DVD (The Last Enemy)
PN1992.77 .I573 2005 DVD (The Infernal Spirit)
PN1992.77 .I574 2005 DVD (Dead on Time)
PN1992.77 .I575 2005 DVD (Absolute Conviction)
PN1992.77 .I576 2005 DVD (The Remorseful Day)
35 discs
Detective Chief Inspector Morse, a senior CID (Criminal Investigation Department) officer with the Thames Valley Police in Oxford, investigates a variety of cases.

The Irish R.M.

PR6037 .O6 I722 2006 DVD
6 discs
An English magistrate is sent to the west of Ireland about 1900 where he encounters a host of interesting characters. Based on the series of books by Edith Somerville and Violet Florence Martin.

Little Britain

PN1992.77 .L5881 2005 DVD (Season 1)
PN1992.77 .L5882 2005 DVD (Season 2)
PN1992.77 .L5883 2005 DVD (Season 3)
A comedy series about a small and surreal parallel universe peopled by over-the-top eccentrics, lunatics and social misfits.

Little Mosque on the Prairie

PN1992.77 .L5885 2006 DVD (Season 1)
PN1992.77 .L59 2009 DVD (Season 2)
Welcome to Mercy, small town Canada, with a little Muslim twist! The story unfolds in the community of Mercy, as the town tries to cope with the little mosque that recently opened its doors inside the local Anglican parish hall.

Lost

PN1992.77 .L678 2010 DVD
6 seasons; released 2004-2010.
A plane crash strands the surviving passengers on what seems to be a deserted tropical island, forcing the group of strangers to work together to stay alive.

Mad Men

PN1992.77 .M33 2008 DVD (Season 1)
PN1992.77 .M333 2009 DVD (Season 2)
26 (47 minute) episodes.
The private and professional life of a 1960s New York City advertising agency director.

The Master & Margarita

PG3476 .B78 M3223 2006 DVD
450 minutes; released 2006.
Master and Margarita (2005) is a Menippean film, based on the eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bugakov. Set in the Soviet Union under Stalin, it has several story-lines, that are intertwined. Based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov.
Audio-track in Russian with English subtitles.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

PR4750 .M622 2003 DVD
368 minutes; released 1978.
Years ago, a drunken man sold his wife and child at a country fair; now, he's a respected, prosperous man. And when his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge, he tries to right the wrong he has done them. Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy. Starring Alan Bates. Directed by David Giles.

The Office

PN1992.77 .O298 2004 DVD
A hilarious, biting look at everyday office life, revolving around the oblivious general manager of a paper company who instigates petty office rivalries.

Oh Brother

PN1992.77 .O3 2006 DVD
240 minutes, 8 episodes each 30 minutes; released 2004.
The priests of Mountacres Priory are challenged by the well-meaning but accident-prone Brother Dominic.

Pride and Prejudice

PR4034 .P72 1995 DVD
300-minute mini-series on 2 discs; released 1995.
Jane Austen's romantic drama-comedy starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. DVD includes a Jane Austen biography and bibliography. Directed by Simon Langton.

Quo Vadis

PG7158 .S4 Q8223 2003 DVD
270 minutes; released 2001.
Tells the tale of love between a Roman Patrician and a Christian daughter of a Barbarian Commander set in Ancient Rome at the time of the Great Fires, Nero's tyranny and the persecution of Christians.
Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz.
In Polish with English subtitles.

Rome

PN1992.77 .R664 2009 DVD v.1-2
1320 minutes, 11 discs; released 2008-2009.
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicentre of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling.
In English with English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.

Sharpe's

PR6053 .O75 S522 1995 DVD (Sharpe's Rifles)
PR6053 .O75 S532 1995 DVD (Sharpe's Eagle)
PR6053 .O75 S542 1995 DVD (Sharpe's Company)
PR6053 .O75 S552 1995 DVD (Sharpe's Enemy)
PR6053 .O75 S562 1994 DVD (Sharpe's Honour)
PR6053 .O75 S572 1995 DVD (Sharpe's Gold)
PR6053 .O75 S592 1995 DVD (Sharpe's Sword)
PR6053 .O75 S622 1996 DVD (Sharpe's Regiment)
PR6053 .O75 S672 1997 DVD (Sharpe's Waterloo)
9 (100 minute) episodes
Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell.
The adventures of a maverick British officer who has risen through the ranks of Wellington's army by his courageous and daring exploits.

7th Heaven

PN1992.77 .S4841 2004 DVD (Season 1)
PN1992.77 .S4842 2005 DVD (Season 2)
PN1992.77 .S4843 2006 DVD (Season 3)
PN1992.77 .S4844 2007 DVD (Season 4)
PN1992.77 .S4845 2007 DVD (Season 5)
PN1992.77 .S4846 2008 DVD (Season 6)
PN1992.77 .S4847 2008 DVD (Season 7)
PN1992.77 .S4848 2009 DVD (Season 8)
PN1992.77 .S4849 2009 DVD (Season 9)
A heart-warming drama about a minister's family.

The Simpsons

PN1992.77 .S5791 2001 DVD (Season 1)
PN1992.77 .S5792 2002 DVD (Season 2)
PN1992.77 .S5793 2003 DVD (Season 3)
PN1992.77 .S5794 2004 DVD (Season 4)
PN1992.77 .S5795 2004 DVD (Season 5)
PN1992.77 .S5796 2005 DVD (Season 6)
PN1992.77 .S5797 2005 DVD (Season 7)
PN1992.77 .S5798 2006 DVD (Season 8)
PN1992.77 .S5799 2006 DVD (Season 9)
PN1992.77 .S57991 2007 DVD (Season 10)
PN1992.77 .S579911 2008 DVD (Season 11)
The longest-running prime-time animated show on television follows the comical adventures of the Simpson family in the town of Springfield. Created by Matt Groening.

Star Trek: The Original Series

PN1992.8 .S74 S731 2007 DVD (Season 1)
PN1992.8 .S74 S732 2008 DVD (Season 2)
PN1992.8 .S74 S733 2008 DVD (Season 3)
The popular science fiction television series featuring Captain James Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

The Thorn Birds

PR9619.3 .M32 T522 2003 DVD
477 minutes; released 1983.
The story of a priest torn between his love for God and his love for a beautiful girl, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of the Australian outback.

To Serve Them All My Days

PR6007 .E36 T622 2003 DVD
663 minutes; released 1980.
When a young Welshman returns from World War I disillusioned and shellshocked, he hesitantly agrees to teach at an elite English boys' school. Luckily, the faith of the headmaster who hired him proves well-founded. Based on the novel by R.F. Delderfield. Starring John Duttine. Directed by Ronald Wilson, Peter Jefferies and Terence Dudley.

The Tudors

DA315 .T84 2007 DVD (Season 1)
DA315 .T84 2008 DVD (Season 2)
DA315 .T85 2009 DVD (Season 3)
An intimate, delicious, and daring drama revealing the early years of Henry VIII, an idealistic, lustful tyrant torn between bedding wives and mistresses and conquering Europe.

Vanity Fair

PR5618 .A22 2003 DVD
300-minutes; released 1998.
A beautiful, clever, but poor young woman attempts to improve her station in life. Based on the novel by William Thackeray.

The Vicar of Dibley

PN1992.77 .V553 2003 DVD
An Anglican clergywoman is appointed vicar of a sleepy English village.

The X-Files

PN1992.77 .X24 2007 DVD (Season 1)
PN1992.77 .X243 2007 DVD (Season 2)
PN1992.77 .X244 2007 DVD (Season 3)
PN1992.77 .X245 2007 DVD (Season 4)
PN1992.77 .X246 2007 DVD (Season 5)
PN1992.77 .X247 2007 DVD (Season 6)
PN1992.77 .X248 2007 DVD (Season 7)
PN1992.77 .X249 2007 DVD (Season 8)
PN1992.77 .X253 2007 DVD (Season 9)
A young F.B.I. agent is assigned watchdog duty over a fellow agent, but finds herself drawn into his investigations of paranormal and unexplained phenomena.

The West Wing

PN1992.77 .W4781 2006 DVD (Season 1)
PN1992.77 .W4782 2006 DVD (Season 2)
PN1992.77 .W4783 2006 DVD (Season 3)
PN1992.77 .W4784 2006 DVD (Season 4)
PN1992.77 .W4785 2006 DVD (Season 5)
PN1992.77 .W4786 2006 DVD (Season 6)
PN1992.77 .W4787 2006 DVD (Season 7)
This series dramatizes the inner workings of the American White House.
Created by Aaron Sorkin.
Directed by Thomas Schlamme, Marc Buckland and Michael Lehmann.

Yes, Minister

PN1992.77 .Y476 2003 DVD
21 (22 minute) episodes
A comedy of manners about a newly appointed British cabinet minister, trying to work against the machinations of a career civil servant.