The acclaimed Tony Palmer helmed this 1984 biopic on 19th and early 20th century Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, here portrayed by Robert Stephens. Palmer opts to focus not on the whole gestalt of Puccini’s life, but on a devastating scandal that transpired in 1909, when Giacomo’s wife, Elvira Puccini, accused maid Doria Manfredi of bedding her husband. The unfounded allegations prompted a massive lawsuit from the maid’s family, and nearly toppled Giacomo’s illustrious career.
Category: TV Movie
Set in 1884, and based on the assumption that Britain is one of the Baltic states between Russia and Latvia, making it part of Europe instead of an off-shore island. It is winter 1884. To gain access to the sea, England has declared war on Latvia and believes herself to be winning. But Russia has sided with Latvia and England is doomed. The action takes place on New Year’s Eve in a country house on the Anglo-Latvian border. The guests are a cross section of the ruling classes.
50 years after their mariage a couple look back on when they first met. Through flashbacks we se them fall in love.
Two television actors who play detectives are fired when the show’s star gets upset that they are getting the better parts to play. So, they decide to try it for real.
An aging motorcycle gang assemble for a twenty-five-year reunion to help out former member Mary Beth, a widowed operator of a popular campground which is being threatened by a band of arrogant groupies.
Ian Tracey plays 11-year-old Peter, who is plagued by demons and sent to an institution for setting fires. Peter escapes and hops a freight train headed into northern B.C. He is befriended by a native shaman or “dreamspeaker”. The shaman makes some strides but is unable to get to the root of Peter’s problems. Peter is captured by the police and taken back to the institution where he slides down even further.
Based on a true story. After an adopted boy’s parents are killed, he and his grandfather go on the run to prevent the boy being handed into the state’s custody.
Fresh out of law school, Kevan Harris is hired by her dead father’s ex-partner, Frank Murchison, and immediately ‘falls into bed’ with him. She then falls in love with his son, Gregory, who is fighting his father over his mother’s will. Along the way, she learns about her father and his relationship with the ruthless Murchison.