New Arrivals · DVDs—Television Programs

November 16, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Twenty twelve : the complete series

November 15, 2017
[London] : BBC Worldwide Ltd. ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video [distributor], ©2012.
2 videodiscs (ca. 377 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Narrated by David Tennant.
Title from disc.
Originally broadcast on U.K. television in 2011 & 2012.
Disc 1. season 1 -- disc 2. season 2.
Faux documentary-style comedy about the people working behind the scenes to make the 2012 Olympics happen in London.

Murdoch mysteries : the movies. Under the dragon's tail

November 14, 2017
Silver Spring, MD : Distribted by RLJ Entertainment
1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Peter Outerbridge, Keeley Hawes, Colm Meaney, Flora Montgomery, Matthew MacFadzean.
Title from disc.
Based on the novels by Maureen Jennings.
Before the hit television series, the same characters appeared in three feature-length adaptations of Maureen Jennings's beloved novels. In gritty 1890s Toronto, Detective William Murdoch uses new forensic techniques to solve the murder of an abortionist.

Murdoch mysteries : the movies. Poor Tom is cold

November 14, 2017
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Distributed by BFS Video, ©2015.
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Peter Outerbridge, Keeley Hawes, Colm Meaney.
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Maureen Jennings.
In the 1890s Toronto the sophisticated and sly Detective William Murdoch investigates murders against the seedy backdrop of a debauched world where no one trusts the police and everyone seems sinister. Using new forensic techniques he solves the murder of a colleague on the force.

Murdoch mysteries : the movies. Except the dying

November 14, 2017
Silver Spring, MD : Distribted by RLJ Entertainment
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Peter Outerbridge, Keeley Hawes, Colm Meaney, Flora Montgomery, Matthew MacFadzean.
Title from disc.
Based on the novels by Maureen Jennings.
Before the hit television series, the same characters appeared in three feature-length adaptations of Maureen Jennings's beloved novels. In gritty 1890s Toronto, Detective William Murdoch uses new forensic techniques to solve the murder of a young chambermaid.

Stranger things. Season 1

November 13, 2017
©2017
2 videodiscs (204 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine.
Originally released on Netflix as a web television series in 2016.
Disc 2: The flea and the acrobat ; The monster ; The bathtub ; The upside down.
1983, Indiana. A young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl.

Coal house at war. Series 2

November 10, 2017
Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
1 videodisc (174 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Wide screen.
In this reality role-playing series, three families discover what living in war-time rural Wales was really like. Can they overcome hardships and help the war effort?

The night shift. Season one.

November 10, 2017
©2014
2 videodiscs (approximately 338 mins.) : sound, color ; 12 cm.
Eoin Christopher Macken, Daniella Alonso, Brendan Fehr, Jill Flint.
Title from disc labels.
Originally aired as a television series 2014.
Pilot -- Second chances -- Hog wild -- Grace under fire -- Storm watch -- Coming home -- Blood brothers -- Save me.
An ensemble medical show about a group of ex-Army doctors who work the night shift at a hospital and do whatever it takes to help their patients. Using battlefield-tested medical skills, doctors clash with hospital bureaucrats who are more worried about the bottom line than the lives of their patients.

Preacher. Season two.

November 9, 2017
[United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
4 videodiscs (578 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun.
Title from disc.
The second season is a genre-bending thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and Irish vampire Cassidy as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.

24. Legacy. Season one.

November 9, 2017
Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox, 2017.
4 videodiscs (525 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Anna Diop.
Title from disc labels.
Special features: 24: the legacy lives on; deleted scenes.
An adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil, in the same real-time format that propelled the original genre-defining series.

Poldark. The complete third season

November 6, 2017
©2017
3 videodiscs (approximately 570 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ruby Bentall, Caroline Blakiston, Ellise Chappell, Beatie Edney, Jack Farthing, Sean Gilder, Luke Norris, Heida Reed, Harry Richardson, Gabriella Wilde, Josh Whitehouse, Tom York with John Nettles.
Widescreen.
Based on the novels by Winston Graham.
Disc 1. Episode one ; Episode two ; Episode three -- Disc 2. Episode four ; Episode five ; Episode six ; -- Disc 3. Episode seven -- Episode eight ; Episode nine.
1794: War and the revolution in France hang over Britain. In Cornwall, George Warleggan grows his empire with a view to crush the Poldarks while Ross and Demelza attempt to repair their relationship. Ross must ask himself how long he can allow George's ascent to continue unchecked. Facing battles both at home and abroad, will Ross answer the call and risk losing everything he holds dear?

The crown. The complete first season

November 6, 2017
Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
4 videodiscs (approximately 599 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby, John Lithgow, Nicholas Rowe, Pip Torrens, Eileen Atkins, Jeremy Northam, Victoria Hamilton, Alex Jennings, Lia Williams, Ben Miles, Greg Wise, Jared Harris, Stephen Dillane.
Special feature: Photo gallery.
Originally made available for online streaming by Netflix in 2016.
Disc 1. Wolferton Splash ; Hyde Park Corner ; Windsor -- Disc 2. Act of God ; Smoke and mirrors ; Gelignite -- Disc 3. Scientia Potentia Est ; Pride & Joy -- Disc 4. Assassins ; Gloriana.
The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne... a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Anne of Green Gables : The good stars

November 6, 2017
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ella Ballentine, Sara Botsford, Martin Sheen, Julia Lalonde, Zoe Fraser.
Wide screen.
Based on the novel "Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery.
Anne Shirley is thirteen years old and finds that life in Avonlea is never simple. Torn between her free-spirited nature and her own perceived need to become sensible, Anne finds that the journey toward her goal is fraught with confusion and more than a few unfortunate yet amusing mishaps.

Family guy. Season fifteen.

November 6, 2017
Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
3 videodiscs (439 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Liam Neeson, Julie Bowen, Allison Janney, Jeff Garlin, Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green.
Wide screen (1.78:1).
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television program, 2016-2017.
Disc 3: Cop and a half-wit -- Saturated fat guy -- Peter's lost youth -- The peter principal -- Dearly deported -- A house full of Peters.
Enter the world of Family Guy as never before with this outrageous collection of twenty episodes, in which viewers are taken way too far behind the scenes. Stewie and Brian run a bed-and-breakfast brothel, Peter gets into a sackful of trouble as a mall Santa, and the cast takes a novel approach to reenacting American literary classics.

19-2. Season 4

November 6, 2017
[Silver Spring, Maryland] : Acorn Media, [2017]
2 videodiscs (approximately 354 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, Maxim Roy, Dan Petronijevic, Benz Antoine, Mylene Dinh-Robic, Laurence Leboeuf.
Wide screen.
Title from disc label.
disc 1. Episodes 1-4 -- disc 2. Episodes 5-8.
The critically acclaimed Canadian drama returns for its fourth and final season, finding Nick determined to move forward and Ben fighting to keep his faith in justice, and in himself.

Westworld. Season one, The maze

November 2, 2017
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Entertainment, [2017]
3 videodiscs (approximately 619 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris.
Reality of A.I.: Westworld ; "The Big Moment" Featurettes.
Language options taken from DVD menu screen and may not be present on container packaging.
disc 1: 1. The original ; 2. Chestnut ; 3. The stray -- disc 2. 4. Dissonance theory ; 5. Contrapasso ; 6. The adversary ; 7. Trompe L'Oeil -- disc 3. 8. Trace decay ; 9. The well-tempered clavier ; 10. The bicameral mind.
A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin -- exploring a world in which every human appetite, not matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Exploring what it means to be human through the eyes of the lifelike AI "hosts" in the park, the series investigates the boundaries of an exotic world set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past. Meticulously crafted and artfully designed. Westworld offers its guests an unparalleled, immersive world where they have the freedom to become who they've always wanted to be -- or who they never knew they were. No rules, no laws, no judgment. Live without limits.

Impractical jokers. The complete fourth season

November 2, 2017
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2016]
3 videodiscs (572 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano.
Title from disc label.
Special features: deleted scenes; bloopers; 100th episode promos.
Disc one. Welcome to Miami ; Below the belt ; Uncool and the gang ; Wrong playwright ; Elevating the game ; The blunder years ; Deal with the devils ; Damned if you do -- Disc two. The dream crusher ; Joke & dagger ; Pseudo sumo ; Car sick ; Cruisn' for a bruisin' ; Bathroom of horrors ; Kill the centaur ; Captain Fatbelly ; Sneaking number twos, going number one -- Disc three. Blind justice ; Tied and feathered ; Smushed ; Impractical jokers live punishment special ; The big uneasy ; Hopeless and changeless ; Stripped of dignity ; The taunted house ; Doomed.
America's funniest lifelong friends are back at it again wiht even bigger jokes, hijinks and uncomfortably wild antics!

Impractical jokers. The complete third season

November 2, 2017
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video
4 videodiscs (704 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano.
Wide screen.
Originally produced in the United States as single episodes of a television program in 2014.
Disc one. Look out below ; The great escape ; Field of screams ; Nationals disaster ; Toasted ; Scarytales ; Inside the vault ; Bonus footage -- Disc two. Bigger in Texas ; Snow way out ; Takes the cake ; Anniversary edition ; Jokers playhouse ; Make womb for Daddy ; Puncture perfect ; Junk in the trunk -- Disc three. The good, the bad, and the uncomfortable ; Clash of the jokers ; Baggage shame ; Quantum mock-anics ; Tooth & consequences ; Fe-mail ; The lost boy ; Up loser's creek -- Disc four. In poor taste buds ; The permanent punishment ; Parks & wrecks ; A legendary fail ; Just say no ; B-I-N-G-NO ; Brother in loss ; Happy Father's Day special.
The Impractical Jokers are back and ready to take on bigger, better, and even more outrageous challenges than ever before! Join lifelong friends Sal, Joe, Murr and Q as they compete to embarrass each other in the craziest and most humiliating ways. This season raises the stakes with three times the pressure, three times the awkwardness and three times the laughs.

Vera. Set 7

November 1, 2017
[Maryland] : Acorn, [2017]
4 videodiscs (approximately 372 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Brenda Blethyn, Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones.
Title from disc label.
"Based on the novels by Ann Cleeves"--Container.
disc 1. Natural selection -- disc 2. Dark angel -- disc 3. Broken promise -- disc 4. The blanket mire.
Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope and her assistant Detective Sergeant Aiden Healy work to solve four more perplexing cases, set in rural Northumberland.

Dinosaurs. The complete first and second seasons

November 1, 2017
Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2016.
4 videodiscs (approximately 672 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Sally Struthers, Florence Stanley, Kevin Clash.
Title from container.
Contains all 29 episodes from the first and second seasons.
disc 1. Season 1: The mighty megalosaurus ; The mating dance ; Hurling Day ; High noon ; The howling -- disc 2. Season 2: The golden child ; Family challenge ; I never ate for my father ; Charlene's tale ; Endangered species ; Employee of the month ; When food goes bad ; Career opportunities -- disc 3. Unmarried ... with children ; How to pick up girls ; Switched at birth ; Refrigerator day ; What "Sexual Harris" meant ; Fran live ; Power erupts ; The clip show -- disc 4. A new leaf ; The last temptation of Ethyl ; Nuts to war (part 1) ; Nuts to war (part 2) ; And the winner is ... ; Slave to fashion ; Leader of the pack ; WESAYSO knows best.
Comedy television series using state-of-the-art puppetry and audioanimatronics to create the Sinclairs a family of very modern dinosaurs whose antics and family relationships provide a humorous look at our own society.

Dinosaurs. The complete third and fourth seasons

November 1, 2017
Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2007.
4 videodiscs (approximately 670 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices: Florence Stanley, Darcey Lee, Arlene Lorre, Christopher Meloni, Gary Owens.
Special features: Creatures with a cause: the issues of "Dinosaurs"; audio commentaries with Brian Henson, the writers, producers, cast and crew; "I'm the baby, gotta love me!!" featurette; hours of episodes not aired on network TV.
Contains all 22 episodes from the third season and all 14 episodes from the fourth and final season.
Disc 1 (Season 3, episodes 1-9): Nature calls ; Baby talk ; Network genius ; The discovery ; Little boy boo ; Germ warfare ; Hungry for love ; License to parent ; Charlene's flat world -- Disc 2 (Season 3, episodes 10-19): Wilderness weekend ; The son also rises ; Getting to know you ; Green card ; Out of the frying pan ; Steroids to heaven ; Honey, I miss the kids ; Swamp music ; Dirty dancin' ; If you were a tree -- Disc 3 (Season 3, episodes 20-22): We are not alone ; Charlene and her amazing humans ; The clip show II ; (Season 4, episodes 1-7): Monster under the bed ; Earl, don't be a hero ; The greatest story ever sold ; Driving Miss Ethyl ; Earl's big jackpot ; Terrible twos ; Changing nature -- Disc 4 (Season 4, bonus episodes 8-14): Into the woods ; Scent of a reptile ; Working girl ; Variations on a theme park ; Life in the Faust lane ; Earl and Pearl ; Georgie must die.
Comedy television series using state-of-the-art puppetry and audioanimatronics to create the Sinclairs, a family of dinosaurs facing challenges of everyday life in sixty million and 3 BC. In these final two seasons, Baby turns two-- and into a total terror; Daddy Earl confronts his "diaperphobia"; Charlene's theory that the world is round lands her in scholastic hot water; Robbie deals with overwhelming pubescent urges; and in the final controversial episode, the family's jumpin' Jurassic lifestyle gets the big chill.

Becker. Season 1

October 30, 2017
©2017
3 videodiscs (approximately 370 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ted Danson, Alex Désert, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith, Saverio Guerra.
Title from disc label.
"Some episodes may be edited from their original network versions"--Container.
disc 1. Pilot ; Take these pills and shove 'em ; tSex in the inner city ; Tell me lies ; My dinner with Becker ; Man plans, God laughs ; City lights -- disc 2. Physician, heal thyself ; Choose me ; P.C. World ; Scriptus interruptus ; Love! Lies! Bleeding! ; Becker the elder ; Larry spoke -- disc 3. Activate your choices ; Limits and boundaries ; Partial law ; Saving Harvey Cohen ; Truth and consequences ; Drive, they said ; Lucky day ; Regarding Reggie.
Dr. John Becker, who operates a small medical practice in the Bronx, is annoyed with his patients, co-workers, and practically everything else in the world. But don't let the curmudgeonly demeanor fool you. As his blind newsstand friend, Jake, and beautiful diner owner, Reggie, would tell you, the rants of the outrageous physician mask a softer side, which he only occasionally displays to his nurse, Margaret, and wacky office worker, Linda.

Becker. Season 2

October 30, 2017
Hollywood, Calif. : CBS DVD : Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2017.
3 videodiscs (approximately 526 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ted Danson, Alex Désert, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith.
Title from disc label.
Contains all 24 episodes from the second season.
disc 1. Point of contact ; Imm-oral fixations ; Cyrano De-Beckerac ; Linda quits ; My boyfriend's back ; Shovel off to Buffalo ; He said, she said ; Stumble in the Bronx -- disc 2. Hate thy neighbor ; Pain in the aspirin ; Blind curve ; Santa on ice ; The hypocritic oath ; The rumor ; All the rage ; Old Yeller -- disc 3. The roast that ruined them ; For whom the toll calls ; The bearer of bad tidings ; One angry man ; Sight unseen ; Crosstalk ; Cooked ; Panic on the 86th floor.
Dr. John Becker continues to unleash his sarcastic ideals to anyone and everyone. This season, when Becker goes to the rescue of his blind friend, Jake, he gets shot, but meets an attractive doctor while recuperating. And as diner owner Reggie goes back to college, office manager Margaret is flabbergasted when wacky employee Linda takes in the diner's most annoying customer.

Becker. Season 3

October 30, 2017
©2017
3 videodiscs (approximately 520 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ted Danson, Alex Désert, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith, Saverio Guerra.
Title from disc label.
"Some episodes may be edited from their original network versions"--Container.
disc 3. The ugly truth ; The more you know ; You say gay son, I say godson ; Nocturnal omissions ; The TorMentor ; Small wonder (part 1 of 3) ; Sue you (part 2 of 3) ; Trials and defibrillations (part 3 of 3).
Aided by his frustrated nurse Margaret and zany office worker Linda, the Bronx-dwelling Dr. John Becker selflessly treats his needy patients. He just never stops complaining about it. Becker gets sued for malpractice after taking a heart attack candidate to the gym. Even with the support from his blind friend Jake, diner owner Reggie, and new building super Bob, he will still figure out a way to screw things up.

Becker. Season 4

October 30, 2017
Hollywood, Calif. : CBS Studios : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2017]
3 videodiscs (approximately 517 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ted Danson, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston.
Title from disc label.
Originally broadcast on television as individual episodes during the 2000-2001 season.
disc 3. Picture imperfect ; Talking points ; Too much, too late ; Piece talks ; Parannoyed ; MisSteaks ; Much ado about nothing ; Everybody loves Becker.
As angry as he is hilarious, Becker returns in the fourth season of the hit series. Starring Emmy award-winning Ted Danson as the lovable curmudgeon Dr. John Becker alongside his support staff of feisty officer manager Margaret and absent-minded nurse's aide Linda. The season starts off with Becker imprisoned for contempt of a court judge, and things don't get any simpler from there, as Becker is forced to see a therapist and try and work out his anger issues.

Becker. Season 5

October 30, 2017
©2017
3 videodiscs (approximately 480 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Ted Danson, Alex Désert, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith, Saverio Guerra, Nancy Travis.
Title from disc label.
"Some episodes may be edited from their original network versions"--Container.
disc 1. Someone's in the kitchen with Reggie? ; Do the right thing ; L.A. woman ; And the heartbeat goes on ; The grand gesture ; The 100th ; Papa does preach -- disc 2. Atlas shirked ; Blind injustice ; Chris-mess ; Once upon a time ; Bad to the bone ; I've got friends I haven't used yet ; The pain in the neck ; Nightmare on Becker Street -- disc 3. The job ; Thanks for not smoking ; Amanda moves out ; Ms. Fortune ; Mr. & Mrs. Conception ; Chris's ex ; Daydream believer.
Ted Danson is back as the angry and difficult, talented and dedicated Dr. Becker in the fifth season of the hit series. This season has romance, a patient with multiple personalities, and nurses Linda and Margaret suspect Becker is either taking drugs or having an affair.

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