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Bell'Italia

Cristina Di Domenico
A programme exploring unfamiliar towns and cultural events in Italy.
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Carluccio and the Leopard

BBC Four , 2008
Antonio Carluccio travels to Sicily to discover more about one of the most successful novels ever written in the Italian language, The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Whilst tracing the locations that inspired the book, Antonio cooks the food that is such an integral part of the lives of its characters.
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Crimini 01 - Il Bambino e la Befana

Giancarlo De Cataldo
A TV series based on the critically acclaimed best seller “Crimini” (2005). Cities like Palermo, Rome and Cagliari give the backdrop for these eight stories written by Italian most famous writers of noir literature. Written by Giancarlo De Cataldo is set in Rome.
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Crimini 02 - Il Covo di Teresa

Diego De Silva
A TV series based on the critically acclaimed best seller “Crimini” (2005). Cities like Palermo, Rome and Cagliari give the backdrop for these eight stories written by Italian most famous writers of noir literature. Written by Diego De Silva is set in Naples.
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Crimini 03 - Morte di un Confidente

Massimo Carlotto
A TV series based on the critically acclaimed best seller “Crimini” (2005). Cities like Palermo, Rome and Cagliari give the backdrop for these eight stories written by Italian most famous writers of noir literature. Written by Massimo Carlotto is set in Padua.
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Crimini 04 - Rapidamente

Carlo Lucarelli
A TV series based on the critically acclaimed best seller “Crimini” (2005). Cities like Palermo, Rome and Cagliari give the backdrop for these eight stories written by Italian most famous writers of noir literature. Written by Carlo Lucarelli is set in Bologna.
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Crimini 05 - Terapia D’Urto

Giorgio Faletti
A TV series based on the critically acclaimed best seller “Crimini” (2005). Cities like Palermo, Rome and Cagliari give the backdrop for these eight stories written by Italian most famous writers of noir literature. Written by Giorgio Faletti is set in Isola D’Elba.
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Crimini 06 - Troppi Equivoci

Andrea Camilleri
A TV series based on the critically acclaimed best seller “Crimini” (2005). Cities like Palermo, Rome and Cagliari give the backdrop for these eight stories written by Italian most famous writers of noir literature. Written by Andrea Camilleri is set in Catania.
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Filomena Marturano

Eduardo De Filippo
The latest televion version of one De Filippo's best play. The picture and sound quality is better then the original version with De Filippo himself playing the part of Domenico Soriano.
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Inspector Montalbano 01 - Excursion to Tindari

BBC 4 , 2011
A young Don Juan is found murdered in front of his apartment building and an elderly couple are reported missing after an excursion to the ancient site of Tindari.
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Inspector Montalbano 04 - The Mystery of the Terracotta Dog

BBC 4 , 2011
A criminal turned state witness informs Montalbano of an arms stash in a cave just outside Vigata. Also uncovered in the cave is a secret chamber where the bodies of two lovers, killed sometime in the 1940s, were buried in a bizarre ritual.
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Inspector Montalbano 06- The Shape of Water

BBC 4 , 2011
Mr Luparello, a renowned local engineer and leading political figure, is found dead in a car at a notorious prostitution spot on the outskirts of Vigata.
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Inspector Montalbano 07 - The Snack Thief

BBC 4 , 2011
Detective Montalbano investigates the murder of a local businessman called Lapecora. Lapecora's widow suspects that he was killed by his lover Karima, a young Tunisian woman who mysteriously disappeared on the day of the murder.
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Inspector Montalbano 08 - The Voice of the Violin

BBC 4 , 2011
When the naked dead body of a young woman is found in a villa outside Vigata, Montalbano discovers that she had recently bought the villa and was in the process of restoring it using her wealthy husband's money.
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Inspector Montalbano Series 2: 02 Equal Time

Alberto Sironi , 2012
When a man is found murdered with a sawn-off shotgun, Vigata police are called upon to extinguish what appears to be the beginnings of a new Mafia war. But Montalbano has his doubts on the exact nature of this particular murder.
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Inspector Montalbano Series 2: 03 The Patience of the Spider

Alberto Sironi , 2012
Inspector Montalbano is puzzled by the kidnapping of Susanna Mistretta, a young woman whose once-wealthy family has fallen on hard times. When the kidnappers contact the family to demand a ransom, the responsibility of coming up with the money falls on an estranged relative.
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Inspector Montalbano Series 2: 04 The Game of Three Cards

Sironi , 2012
The death of local construction magnate Girolamo Cascio leads Montalbano back to the murder of Cascio's leading competitor, Giacomo Aletto, who was shot and killed two decades earlier. Rocco Pennisi, Aletto's partner, was sent to prison for the crime. But was the right man convicted
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Inspector Montalbano Series 2: 05 August Flame

Alberto Sironi , 2012
Inspector Montalbano discovers the existence of a secret underground dwelling beneath Mimi's family home and finds a trunk containing the dead body of a young woman who had disappeared six years earlier.
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Inspector Montalbano Series 2: 06 The Wings of the Sphynx

Alberto Sironi , 2012
The naked body of a young woman is discovered on a beach near Vigata. The girl was shot in the face, her identity is unknown and the only clue police have to go on is a butterfly tattoo on her shoulder.
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Inspector Montalbano Series 2: 07 The Track of Sand

Alberto Sironi , 2012
Montalbano wakes up one morning to find the carcass of a dead horse stranded on the beach below his house. Soon after, a beautiful woman walks into Vigata police station to report the abduction of her racehorse.
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Inspector Montalbano Series 2: 08 Paper Moon

Alberto Sironi , 2012
A distressed woman arrives at Vigata police station to report the disappearance of her brother. Soon enough, the man is found murdered in what appears to have been a crime of passion.
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Inspector Montalbano Series 2: 09 The Age of Doubt

Alberto Sironi , 2012
The yacht of a wealthy woman docks at Vigata's harbour as a disfigured body is discovered at sea. Coastguard Laura Belladonna is assigned to the case to assist Montalbano and the two soon become close.
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Inspector Montalbano Series 2: 10 The Gull's Dance

Alberto Sironi , 2012
Fazio is missing. He's not at home, his mobile is switched off and his father is worried. Believing that the young officer had been working a secret investigation on his own, Montalbano fears that Fazio may be in serious trouble and a frantic search is mounted in an effort to find him alive.
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Inspector Montalbano Series 2: 11 The Potter's Field

Alberto Sironi , 2012
As torrential rain pours down on Vigata, a plastic bag containing a body cut into pieces is found in a clay field. All the signs point to an old-fashioned Mafia killing. But why is Montalbano's trusted colleague and friend Mimi' Augello suddenly irritable and short-tempered, and why is he insisting that the investigation be assigned to him?
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