Arrested Development

November 2, 2003

The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.

Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, "tore apart forever the clan system of the Scottish Highlands". Described in its opening credits as "an account of one of the most mishandled and brutal battles ever fought in Britain", Culloden was hailed as a breakthrough for its cinematography as well as its use of non-professional actors and its presentation of an historical event in the style of modern TV war reporting. The film was based on John Prebble's study of the battle.

Foreign Objects

September 24, 2001

Foreign Objects was a Canadian television series, which aired on CBC Television in 2001.

A short-run dramatic anthology series, the series was written and produced by Ken Finkleman. Finkleman starred as documentary producer George Findlay, the same character he had played in his earlier series The Newsroom, More Tears and Foolish Heart. Apart from Findlay, each episode focused on a different set of characters, and portrayed a self-contained story around the theme of human frailty and obsession.

The cast also included Colm Feore, Karen Hines, Tom McCamus, Arsinée Khanjian and Rebecca Jenkins.

Finkleman's next project for the CBC was the television movie Escape from the Newsroom.

Lifestories

August 20, 1990

Lifestories is an American medical drama television series that premiered August 20, 1990, on NBC. Done in a documentary style with off-screen narration by Robert Prosky, Lifestories was an attempt to make an extremely realistic medical drama answering questions like, "Exactly what goes on during the first 45 minutes of a heart attack?" "What is it like to be told that you have advanced colon cancer?"

Morton & Hayes

July 24, 1991

Morton & Hayes was a short-lived comedy television series, shown Wednesday nights at 8:30 on CBS. Only six episodes were shown, from July 24 to August 28, 1991.

This series was centered around the "rediscovered" work of a fictitious comedy duo.