The story of the Medici family of Florence, their ascent from simple merchants to power brokers sparking an economic and cultural revolution. Along the way, they also accrue a long list of powerful enemies.
After his handler is killed, police dog Rex teams up with recently-divorced inspector Richard Moser to investigate crimes and solve mysteries on the streets of Vienna. And they sometimes get help from their two-legged friend, Inspector Stockinger.
Dramatizes the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus largely according to the Christian Bible's New Testament Gospels.
Don Matteo is a thoroughly ordinary Catholic priest with an extraordinary ability to read people and solve crimes. He’s a parish priest who never met an unjustly accused person he didn’t want to help.
Inspector Montalbano is an Italian television series produced and broadcast by RAI since 1999, based on the detective novels of Andrea Camilleri. The protagonist is Commissario Salvo Montalbano, and the stories are set in the imaginary town of Vigata, Sicily. In 2012 the series generated a prequel, Il giovane Montalbano.
Incantesimo is a long-running drama series on Italian television, broadcast on the RAI network.
It is set in a hospital called Clinica Life in Turin, Italy, and revolves around the life of the doctors and nurses in the hospital. According to the official website, it is "interested in social themes, the incoherence of daily life, solidarity, love and passion, not forgetting moments of comedy".
Incantesimo was first broadcast in March 1997, is now in its 10th series and has broadcast 400 episodes.
Incantesimo is also being broadcast on the Chinese CCTV 8 network, dubbed into Mandarin. Many notable Italian actors and actresses have starred in the series including, Orso Maria Guerrini, Delia Boccardo, Kaspar Capparoni, Paolo Malco, Guido Furlani, Alessio Boni, Vanessa Gravina, Paola Pitagora, Alessandra Acciai and Barbara Livi.
The series was especially popular in Bulgaria, where it was aired on BNT 1 and Nova Television.
In Armenia it was aired on ArmeniaTV and TV5 in Russian, as well as on Shant TV in Armenian.
When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.
Northern Italy, 1327. The Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young apprentice Adso of Melk reach an isolated Benedictine abbey on the Alps to aid in a dispute between the Franciscan Order and the Avignon papacy. Upon arrival at the abbey, the two find themselves involved in a chain of mysterious deaths.
La Piovra is an acclaimed Italian Television drama miniseries about the Mafia.
The story was by Sandro Petraglia. The production was designed by Luigi Perelli. The soundtrack was by Riz Ortolani and later by Ennio Morricone, who went on to compose music for several sequels.
All 10 series have been released in Australia on DVD by Aztec International Entertainment, with English subtitles, having been originally aired on the Special Broadcasting Service television channel. It was also broadcast on MHz Networks in the United States. The first three series were shown in the UK on Channel 4.
The TV drama was wildly successful in the USSR, where it appeared on state TV in 1986 and in Bulgaria, where is also appeared in the end of the 1980s bg:Октопод, offering to the viewers of both countries thrills and dark drama from beyond the Iron Curtain. La Piovra was also shown in 1987–1988 in communist Albania, where it became a huge hit and remains to date a cult film, whose characters and expressions have permeated culture, language and society.
Loosely based on the "Sherlock Holmes" series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Hound turns all the classic characters into dogs. The canine Sherlock Holmes, his assistant Watson, and housemaid Mrs. Hudson work together to solve mysteries. The culprit is usually Professor Moriarty and his gang, who use all kinds of wacky contraptions to steal what they want.
The story of the friendship of seven talented young musicians enrolled at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan contending with the rules and discipline of a very tough conductor who demands the best from them.
A fresh look at the life and legacy of the iconic artist Leonardo da Vinci, positing that he was a gay outsider who used his work as a way of hiding his true self. Each episode will examine one of da Vinci’s artworks for hidden clues about a tortured artist struggling for perfection.
Un medico in famiglia is an Italian television TV series. The show is inspired, to an extent, by Spanish TV series Médico de familia. It is one of the most successful series in Italy.
Follow Teresa Iorio, a young woman who leaves her rural Sicilian hometown for Milan to find work--and much more--at a newly opened department store: The Ladies' Paradise.
France, late 1700s. Leon Dalville is a prince who has it all - good looks, love and wealth. One mysterious night, however, he loses everything. His young wife passes away in a fire and the prince’s face is permanently marred. To hide his disfigurement, he wears a silver mask that only partially covers his face, turning him into a mysterious and cruel man who is tormented by his past and hated and feared by all. Innocent and naive Bella Dubois comes to Leon’s castle to offer her services as a maid, to pay back the debts her father has with the prince. Leon’s cousin Helene, who has always been in love with him, challenges the prince: he must seduce and abandon Bella. But, despite Helene’s cruel and deceitful tricks, Leon falls in love with Bella.