Slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husband. Shirley wants a baby, but Cyril, who reads Marx and wants the world to be perfect, is reluctant. Cyril's mum locks herself out and must ask her snooty neighbors for help. Then Cyril's sister Valerie stages a surprise party for mum's 70th birthday, a disaster from start to finish. Shirley holds things together, and she and Cyril may put aside her Dutch cap after all.
Hollywood hopeful Tom Murphy and his posse are pinning their dreams of success on having Tom’s famous girlfriend star in their first feature. That is, until she dumps him. Now the plan is to steal a case of government-issued marijuana, return it to the FBI and use the reward money to finance their movie, creating a hilarious comedy about big plans and the lengths friends will go to for a good bud.
Director Mark Craig, winner of the Grierson Innovation Award for his film TALK TO ME, has tracked down several of his student peers from 1978 - 1981. The old classmates have now turned 50, and the film discovers what became of them, and to what extent they fulfilled their youthful dreams and ambitions.
Follow Bruce Springsteen during the making of his 18th studio album, 'High Hopes,' in this special. Rare behind-the-scenes footage and rehearsal segments are interspersed with exclusive E Street Band tour footage and revealing interviews with Springsteen and album collaborator Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.
High Hopes: The Business of Marijuana delves into the constantly evolving world of medical marijuana. With legalization just around the corner, demand continues to escalate, with medical marijuana being used to treat a growing number of illnesses and conditions, and the results are promising. Like with most new growth industries, everyone is trying to get in on the action. Director Donna Davies follows the stories of consumers and entrepreneurs determined to carve out a place for themselves in the marijuana marketplace.
This PBS special looks at the role community colleges play in higher learning, exposing a flawed yet crucial link in America's education system. Filmed at four institutions in California, Colorado, New York and Illinois, the documentary discusses the government's essential but inadequate funding and the hope these low-tuition schools hold for the millions shut out by the rising costs of four-year universities.
High Hopes is a sitcom made in Wales, produced and directed by Gareth Gwenlan for BBC Wales and is set in a fictional area of the South Wales Valleys called Cwm-Pen-Ôl. It stars Margaret John as widow Elsie Hepplewhite, Robert Blythe as her son Richard Hepplewhite, Steven Meo as Hoffman and Oliver Wood as Charlie. It revolves around Elsie's son Richard and his dodgy business ventures, assisted by the two boys, who attempted to rob the Hepplewhites' house in the first episode. The pilot was shown on BBC all over the UK in 1999, with slight differences to future cast and plot. The series started in 2002, and in March 2007, filming began on its fifth series. The sixth and final series, consisting of six episodes, was first shown on BBC1 Wales weekly from Tuesday 11 November 2008. But, before it aired a report in the South Wales Echo, titled 'Welsh sitcom set to be axed', confirmed that: A three part 'Best Bits' special was shown on BBC1 Wales, starting 20 September, the third episode was on Sun 4 October 2009.
High Hopes is a Canadian television soap opera that was shown on both Canadian and United States television, starring actor Bruce Gray. The series was produced by Y&R Associates, Ltd, in conjunction with DCA Productions, Incorporated, and was filmed in Toronto. It was shown on CBC Television, in Canada, and was syndicated to US television stations. Canadian producer was Karen Hazzard. The show was initially directed by Bruce Minnix, and later by several Canadian directors, including Nigel Napier-Andrews. It was written by Bryan Barney, Mort Forer, Marian Waldman and Winifred Wolfe.