New Arrivals · DVDs—Television Programs

November 26, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The guilty.

November 25, 2015
[London] : BBC, [2015]
1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tamsin Greig, Jamie Sives, Darren Boyd, Katherine Kelly.
Wide screen.
Originally broadcast as individual episodes in 2013.
Lives are torn apart and relationships fractured forever when a young child goes missing in this tense and emotional drama. Moving between two timelines, 2008 and the present day, it follows the story of detective Maggie Brand as she investigates the disappearance of five year old Callum Reid after a neighborhood party. Callum was never found and the case has never been so ivied. Then, five years after he disappeared, a child's body is discovered, buried only yards from Callum's own front door.

Rebus : the Ken Stott collection

November 25, 2015
Silver Spring, MD : Acorn, [2015]
5 videodiscs (716 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ken Stott, Claire Price, Jennifer Black.
Widescreen (1.78:1).
Title from container.
Detective Inspector John Rebus is investigating sinister and grisly crimes in the storied and atmospheric city of Edinburgh, Scotland. This complete collection includes all four series of the hit television series based on the globally popular Inspector Rebus novels by Ian Rankin.

Fear the walking dead. The complete first season.

November 25, 2015
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
2 videodiscs (270 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam Carey.
Title from disc labels.
It's a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble.

Mork & Mindy. The complete first season

November 24, 2015
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2014]
4 videodiscs (approximately 635 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Conrad Janis, Elizabeth Kerr.
disc 1. The Mork & Mindy special ; Mork moves in ; Mork runs away ; Mork in love ; Mork's seduction ; Mork goes public -- disc 2. To tell the truth ; Mork the gullible ; A mommy for Morky ; Mork's greatest hits ; Old fears ; Mork's first Christmas -- disc 3. Mork and the immigrant ; Mork the tolerant ; Young love ; Sky flakes keep falling on my head ; Mork goes erk ; Yes sir, that's my baby -- disc 4. Mork's mixed emotions ; Mork's night out ; In Mork we trust ; Mork runs down ; It's a wonderful Mork ; Mork's best friend.
A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents, and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same. Features all 24 hysterically funny episodes from the series' award winning first season.

Mork & Mindy. The complete second season

November 24, 2015
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2014]
4 videodiscs (649 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Jay Thomas, Gina Hecht.
disc 4. Mork's vacation (Mork's mind orbits off to vacation on a couple of fun planets, leaving his body behind for Mindy, who is shocked when it is occupied by outrageous beings from a planet inhabited by swinging Casanovas and by felines from yet another planet.) -- Jeanie loves Mork (Cosmic comedy results when Mindy secretly takes over a newspaper lonely hearts column, recognizes a letter from friend Jeanie, and advises her how to find Mr. Right, now knowing that she will set her sights on Mork, resulting in a hilarious first romance for the Orkan.) -- Little orphan Morkie (Mork, brimming with his own hilarious brand of patriotic fervor but without birth certificate or passport, faces deportation unless he marries an American citizen like Mindy or finds someone to adopt him fast.) -- Looney tunes and Morkie melodies (Mork calls on all his comedy madness as host of an out-of-this-world television show, with Mindy and their friends giving a cosmic performance to save stodgy candidate Nelson Flavor from blowing his big chance on the tube.) -- Clerical error (Mork is up to his "collar" in laughs and spreads panic in the pews when he decides he wants to be a priest and starts dispensing advice in the local church.) -- Invasion of the Mork snatchers (Mork, naive to the power of advertising, is exposed to all sorts of TV blurbs, becoming a buy-a-holic who talks in slogans and dreams a hilarious adventure in which he is pursued by characters from today's popular commercials.) -- The way Mork were (Mork and Mindy relive hilarious highlights from their past together after Mindy's recently married father, Fred, troubled over his marriage, turns to Mork for Orkan help.).
Mork, a misfit on Ork because of his sense of humor, was sent off to study Earthlings, whose "crazy" customs the "Orkans" had never been able to understand. Mork landed in a giant eggshell near Boulder, Colorado and was befriended by pretty Mindy McConnell, a music store clerk. Mork looked human but his strange mix of Orkan and Earthling customs led most people to think of him as just some kind of nut. Aware of his origins, Mindy helped him adjust to Earth's "strange" ways.

Mork & Mindy. The complete third season

November 24, 2015
Hollywood, Calif. : CBS DVD : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2014]
4 videodiscs (549 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Conrad Janis, Jay Thomas.
Originally broadcast on television during the 1980-1981 season.
"Some episodes may be edited from their original network versions. Some music has been changed for this home entertainment version."
Disc 1: Putting the Ork back in Mork, parts 1 & 2 -- Mork in Never Never Land -- Dueling skates -- Mork the prankster -- Mork, the monkey's uncle. Disc 2: Gunfight at the Morkay Corral -- Mork's new look -- Alas, poor Mork, we knew him well -- Mork and the bum rap -- Mindy gets her job. Disc 3: Twelve angry appliances -- There's a new Mork in town -- Mork meets Robin Williams -- Mindy, Mindy, Mindy -- Mork the swinging single. Disc 4: Mork & Mindy meet Rick & Ruby -- Mork and the family reunion -- Old muggable Mork -- I heard it through the Morkvine -- Mindy & Mork -- Reflections and regrets.
Mork, an alien from the planet Ork, was sent off to study Earthlings, landing in an eggshell near Boulder, Colorado. He was soon befriended by pretty Mindy McConnell, a music store clerk, who helped him adjust to Earth's "strange" ways. In this season, Mork's adventures include protecting Grandma Cora from muggers, racing a championship roller skater, coming face to face with the real Robin Williams and helping Mindy become an Orkan.

Mork & Mindy. The complete fourth season.

November 24, 2015
Hollywood, California : Paramount Pictures
3 videodiscs (549 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Jonathan Winters.
Special features: 2 Happy Days episodes featuring Mork.
Originally broadcast as episodes of the television program in 1981-1982.
Disc 1: Limited engagement -- The wedding -- The honeymoon -- Three the hard way -- Mama Mork, Papa Mindy -- My dad can't beat up anybody -- Long before we met ... -- Rich Mork, poor Mork -- Special feature gag reel 1. Disc 2: Alienation -- P.S. 2001 -- Pajama game II -- Present tense -- Metamorphosis-the TV show -- Drive, she said -- I don't remember mama -- Mork, Mindy and Mearth meet Milt -- Special feature gag reel 2. Disc 3: Midas Mork -- Cheerleader in chains -- Gotta run (part 1) -- Gotta run (part 2) -- Gotta run (part 3) -- The Mork report -- Special features: 2 Happy Days episodes featuring Mork and gag reel 3.
Mindy continues to teach Mork about human behavior, while America's favorite alien remains as befuddled and amusing as ever. Watch as this stellar couple honeymoons on planet Ork, journeys back to prehistoric times, and raises their very own hybrid son, Mearth.

The royal bodyguard [videorecording]

November 18, 2015
Ontario, Canada : BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Limited, [2012]
2 videodiscs (approximately 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
David Jason, Geoffrey Whitehead, Timothy Bentinck, Tim Downie.
Title from disc label.
Originally broadcast as 6 episodes of season 1 of the television program in 2011/2012.
The limping assassin -- The siege of Blenheim Square -- Bullets over Broad Street -- The royal art of blackmail -- the perils of attraction -- A watery grave.
A soldier haphazardly supervises security arrangements for the Royal Family in a comical series about the wrong man, in the wrong job, in the wrong household.

Restless. Parts 1 & 2 [videorecording]

November 17, 2015
[Silver Spring, Maryland] : Acorn
1 video disc (approximately 185 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Hayley Atwell, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery.
DVD release of the 2012 television mini-series.
Based on the book by William Boyd.
A 2-part miniseries, based on the bestselling novel by William Boyd. Enter a cloak and dagger world where everyone and everything is under suspicion. Haunted by the death of her brother at the hands of fascist thugs, Russian émigré Eva Delectorskaya is recruited to be a British secret agent by the shadowy figure, Lucas Romer. After proving her merit in the field, she is sent on the most dangerous mission of her life. She must use any means necessary to manipulate the American press and draw the States into World War II. Unbeknownst to her, there are more sinister powers at work, and a deadly betrayal forces her into hiding. But once a spy, always a spy. Years later, she is gripped with paranoia when she fears her cover has been blown. With no one else to turn to, she recruits her unsuspecting daughter to help uncover the truth and confront the elusive Romer. After a life of conspiracy and intrigue, Eva wonders if she?ll ever feel safe. Time is running out, and she must unravel all the mysteries before it?s too late.

Mrs. Brown's boys. Season one

November 13, 2015
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]
2 videodiscs (approximately 171 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Gibney, Dermot O'Neill, Paddy Houlihan, Eilish O'Carroll, Brendan O'carroll.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1).
The mammy -- Mammy's secret -- Mammy's merchandise -- Mammy rides again -- Mammy of the groom -- Mammy's miracle -- Mammy's ass.
Join the mother of all comedy, Agnes Brown, as she indulges in her favourite pastime--meddling in the lives of her six children! Whether she's tackling love, life, death or dealing with the in-laws Mrs. Brown is the domineering but lovable mother hen that you wouldn't mess with! Prepare for a riot of bad behaviour.

Mrs. Brown's boys. Season two

November 13, 2015
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]
2 videodiscs (approximately 2 hr., 54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Gibney, Dermot O'Neill, Paddy Houlihan.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1).
Mammy pulls it off -- Mammy's coming! -- iMammy (batteries not included) -- SuperMammy -- Mammy's going -- New Mammy; --Christmas special: Mammy Christmas -- Christmas special: The virgin Mammy.
"TV's funniest and proudest mother, Agnes Brown, is back with the second season of her hit BBC comedy show. Mrs. Brown, the lovable Dublin matriarch continues her quest to meddle and interfere in the lives of her long-suffering six children, with even more shocking and hilarious consequences"--Container.

Mrs. Brown's boys. Season three

November 13, 2015
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]
2 videodiscs (approximately 2 hr., 53 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Gibney, Dermot O'Neill, Paddy Houlihan.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1).
Mammy's spell -- Mammy's inflation -- Mammy's break -- Mammy's valentine -- Mammy? -- Mammy swings -- Buckin' Mammy -- Who's a pretty Mammy? -- Mammy's tickled pink -- Mammy's gamble.
"The third season sees Agnes and her family feeling the effects of the recession Rory and Dino can't afford a place to live, Mark and Betty may be forced to emigrate to Australia and Agnes' kitchen is falling to pieces. But never one to let life get her down, Agnes handles all these problems in her own inimitable and hilarious way. And anyway, as she often says--everything always turns out the way it's supposed to"--Container.

Mrs. Brown's boys. Christmas crackers

November 13, 2015
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]
2 videodiscs (approximately 230 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Jennifer Gibney, Dermot O'Neill, Paddy Houlihan.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) dual layer.
Mammy's ass -- Mammy Christmas -- The virgin mammy -- Buckin mammy -- Who's a pretty mammy -- Mammy's tickled pink -- Mammy's gamble.
A comedy centered on a loud-mouthed Irish matriarch whose favorite pastime is meddling in the lives of her six children.

Simon & Simon : the final season [videorecording]

November 12, 2015
Los Angeles : Shout! Factory, [2013]
3 videodiscs (ca. 10 hr., 20 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Gerald McRaney, Jameson Parker.
Title from disc label.
Originally broadcast on television in 1988 and 1989.
Disc 1: Beauty and the deceased ; Simon & Simon and associates ; Zen and the art of the split-fingered fastball ; The merry adventures of Robert Hood -- Disc 2: Ain't gonna get it from me, Jack ; Love song of Abigail Marsh ; Simon & Simon, Jr. ; Cloak of danger -- Disc 3: The richer they are the harder they fall ; Play it again, Simon ; First let's kill all the lawyers ; Photo finished ; Simon says 'goodbye'
Contains all 13 48-minute episodes from the 1988-1989 television season.

Doctor Who. Series 9, part 1.

November 4, 2015
London : BBC, [2015]
2 videodiscs (approximately 270 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman.
Title from container.
disc 1. The magician's apprentice ; The witch's familiar ; Under the lake ; Before the flood -- disc 2. The girl who died ; The woman who lived ; bonus features.
Now that the Doctor and Clara have established a dynamic as a partnership of equals, they're relishing the fun and thrills that all of space and time has to offer. Tangling with ghosts, Vikings and the ultimate evil of the Daleks, they embark on their biggest adventures yet.

Garfunkel and Oates [videorecording]

November 3, 2015
[United States] : Ifc Films, 2015.
2 videodiscs (ca. 176 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Mike Phirman, Artemis Pebdani.
Title from disc labels.
Garfunkel and Oates follows Riki and Kate as hardworking comedy underdogs trying to reconcile Riki’s razor-sharp realism and Kate’s childlike wonder. Awkward, flawed and not above a dirty joke, the pair struggle to make their mark in the comedy world while muddling through messy dating scenarios. Nothing stops the ukulele and guitar-wielding twosome from singing about the unspoken truths of pregnant women (they’re smug), the boundaries of social media (or lack there of), the difference between being 29 and 31 (two years; worlds apart) and the joys of same-sex puppet unions (hooray).

Black sails. The complete second season.

November 3, 2015
Beverly Hills, California : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
3 videodiscs (555 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Toby Stephens, Zach McGowan, Luke Arnold, Hannah New, Jessica Parker Kennedy.
Title from disc label.
Anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1).
The Walrus crew is stranded with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and their precious Urca gold. And with their crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, Flint and Silver must join forces in a desperate bid for survival. Meanwhile, Eleanor Guthrie struggles to maintain her grip on Nassau, as a new breed of pirate arrives in the form of Ned Low, a man for whom violence isn't just a tool, it's a pastime.

The killing. Season 4

November 3, 2015
Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2015]
2 videodiscs (approximately 346 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Liam James, Billy Campbell, Amy Seimetz, Gregg Henry, Joan Allen, Tyler Ross, Sterling Beaumon, Levi Meaden.
Originally made available for online streaming by Netflix in 2014.
Based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen.
Disc 1. Blood in the water ; Unraveling ; The good soldier -- Disc 2. Dream baby dream ; Truth asunder ; Eden.
"Following the shocking murder of her former lover, detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) joins her partner Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) in a race to destroy evidence that would implicate Linden in the crime. Meanwhile, the two must resolve a case involving the horrifying slaying of a prominent family whose son is enrolled in a respected military academy."-- Container.

Better call Saul. Season one.

November 2, 2015
[Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
3 videodiscs (ca. 470 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Michael McKean.
Originally produced for television.
disc 1. Episodes 1-4 -- disc 2. Episodes 5-7 -- disc 3. Episodes 8-10.
Spinoff from the popular Breaking Bad television show. The series takes place six years before the events of Breaking Bad and features small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill. The series follows the exploits of Jimmy and the circumstances that lead to his metamorphosis into criminal-minded lawyer Saul Goodman.

Van der Valk mysteries. Set 1 [videorecording]

October 29, 2015
[Silver Spring, MD] : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2009]
2 videodiscs (approximately 306 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Barry Foster, Susan Travers, Michael Latimer.
Title from disc label.
Based on the fiction of Nicolas Freeling.
Vol. 1. One herring's not enough -- Destroying angel -- Blue notes -- Vol. 2. Elected silence -- Thicker than water -- Adventurer.
Detective Piet van der Valk spends his time in the darkest places of Amsterdam, far from the tourist spots, where he is the happiest taking on the seedy drug dealers and criminals.

Home fires

October 27, 2015
[Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2015]
2 videodiscs (approximately 360 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Samantha Bond, Francesca Annis, Ruth Gemmell, Daisy Badger, Mark Bazeleyy, Leanne Best, Mark Bonnar, Clare Calbraith, Chris Coghill, Frances Grey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Leila Mimmack, Mike Noble, Claire Price, Claire Rushbrook, Daniel Ryan, Ed Stoppard, Fenella Woolgar.
Inspired by the book Jambusters by Julie Summers.
Bitter rivals fight for control of the Women's Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II. Separated from husbands, fathers, sons and brothers for years at a time, some permanently, they find themselves under extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.

Peaky Blinders

October 27, 2015
[England] BBC, [2015]
2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory.
Special feature: Making Peaky Blinders.
DVD 1. Episodes 1-3 -- DVD 2. Episodes 4-5 ; Making Peaky Blinders.
Peaky Blinders is a British historical drama series. It is a gangster family epic set in Birmingham just after World War I, based on the historic Peaky Blinders gang, who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their ambitious and highly dangerous boss Tommy Shelby. The gang come to the attention of Chief Inspector Chester Campbell, a detective in the Royal Irish Constabulary who is sent over from Belfast to Birmingham to clean up the city and purge it of the gangs.

The king of Queens. 9th season [videorecording]

October 27, 2015
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
2 videodiscs (274 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Kevin James, Leah Remini, Victor Williams, Patton Oswalt, Gary Valentine, Jerry Stiller.
Title from disc labels.
Contains all 12 episdes from the ninth season.
Disc 1. Mama cast / written by Ilana Wernick & Mike Soccio ; Affair trade / written by Rock Reuben & Dennis Regan ; Moxie moron / written by Liz Astrof Aronauer & Owen Ellickson ; Major disturbance / written by Ilana Wernick & Rock Reuben ; Ruff goin' / written by Chris Downey & David Bickel ; Brace yourself / written by David Bickel & Chris Downey ; Home cheapo / written by Ilana Wernick & Liz Astrof Aronauer -- Disc 2. Offensive fowl / written by David Bickel & Chris Downey ; Mild bunch / teleplay by Dennis Regan & Mike Soccio, story by Liz Astrof Aronauer & Owen Ellickson ; Manhattan project / written by Rock Reuben ; Single spaced / teleplay by Chris Downey & David Bickel, story by Ilana Wernick ; China syndrome / written by Michael J. Weithorn.
In the final season, Doug and Carrie decide that they are through, but race each other to the airport to get their newly adopted Chinese daughter. Meanwhile Arthur decides to get married to Ava, but she is only marrying him because she thinks he's gay.

M*A*S*H. Goodbye, farewell and amen [videorecording]

October 27, 2015
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
1 videodiscs (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr, William Christopher.
Title from disc label.
Contains the final episode from the television series.
Nearly 106 million viewers tuned in for this series finale of M*A*S*H. Even as the final ceasefire draws near, life at the 4077 is as hectic and crazy as ever. Hawkeye is reluctant to operate after recuperating from a nervous breakdown; B.J. receives erroneous orders to ship out early; Winchester forms a musical bond with a group of POWs; Hot Lips makes plans for her future; Klinger gets engaged.

Getting on. The complete second season

October 26, 2015
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2015]
1 videodisc (approximately 180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, Mel Rodriguez, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Mark Harelik.
Title from disc label.
Based on the BBC Television series.
The series takes place in the geriatric wing of a struggling hospital and follows a staff of overworked doctors and nurses and their elderly patients. Though the tone is darkly comic, this critically-acclaimed series addresses very real issues such as death, hopelessness, abusive patients and the things it takes to survive a high-stress work environment. The hospital's care workers do whatever it takes to stay sane while dealing with unruly patients, their children and their bosses.


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