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Jude (1996) 7.0/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


A time without pity. A society without mercy. A love without equal.
In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an opportunity to improve himself. He moves to the city and begins an affair with his married cousin, Sue, courting tragedy every step of the way.

Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham

Our Friends in the North (1996) 8.7/10

DVD Release Date: 1900-01-01


A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends - Nicky, Geordie, Mary and Tosker - from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal years (1964, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1995) the personal lives of the characters become intertwined with the political struggles of their home town of Newcastle, and the capital, London. We also see the machinations behind the scenes that affect their lives, often for the worse: slum housing projects, police corruption, the rise of Thatcherism, political sleaze, and specific events like the 1984 Miners' Strike.

Genre: Drama
Starring: Christopher Eccleston, Mark Strong, Gina McKee