Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a cafe in an Italian neighbourhood. One day their father loses the cafe, the home and his wedding ring by gambling.
John Goodnight crosses paths with a stagecoach under attack and comes to the rescue of its passengers, one of whom is a beautiful woman who may or may not have been a prisoner being transported by a detective who did not survive the attack. Their journey together takes them to a gambling riverboat, where Goodnight discovers her true identity.
A woman prevents a popular stage performer getting arrested for drunk driving, though has to pretend to be a rich benefactor when she next meets him.
During a poker hand, a man imagines himself as a dashing knight rescuing an imperiled queen.
A documentary for the BBC about the life of Eva Peron. This was the inspiration to Tim Rice to write Evita.
Playing cards come to life. As in the nursery rhyme, the queen of hearts bakes some tarts; the jack of hearts steals them.
Close friends, family and world leaders profile the life of the princess. Narrated by Sir Richard Attenborough.
Based on Sax Rohmer’s third Fu-Manchu novel, The Si-Fan Mysteries (1917), this sensational episode sees Fu-Manchu partly paralysed by a bullet wound. The Devil Doctor snatches eminent surgeon Sir Baldwin Frazer to carry out the delicate operation he needs. Dr Petrie, abducted by Fu-Manchu’s scheming assistant, Zarmi, must assist – and choose a playing card to determine whether he lives or dies...
An animated love story
Audrey Flack has always been a trailblazer. Now, she returns to her canvas for the first time in decades, revealing her longtime struggles as an artist and mother to find her rightful place in the art world. Queen of Hearts is a moving portrait of a woman who is still testing, still experimenting, still searching.
Anne, a brilliant and dedicated advocacy lawyer specialising in society’s most vulnerable, children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged teenage stepson, Gustav, moves in with them, Anne’s escalating desire leads her down a dangerous rabbit hole which, once exposed, unleashes a sequence of events destined to destroy her world.
In this musical take on everyday life, Adele is devastated after a painful breakup. Her distant cousin, Rachel, finds her a job and suggests that Adele sleep with other men to get over her heartbreak. The search begins, but Adele can’t escape the visage of her former lover….
The story of ten trans girls who form a co-op theatre to be able to stop working as prostitutes. The protagonists tell us their dreams, show their daily struggles and share their experiences and realities to be accepted and belong to society as well.
It was only a card game in the beginning, but then it turned out to be a crime thriller. Frank is a man who works in a printing shop, and whose life was paid a visit by an uninvited man. Then he tries to take his wife and 8-year-old daughter to the island of Corsica, but the uninvited man shows up there as well...
Queen of Hearts was a play, directed by Tim King and produced by Brenda Reid, that was shown on BBC2 television on Sunday 11 August 1985, repeated 28 August 1985.
Reina Ortiz will suffer an accident that will cause her to forget the last eight years of her life, in which she became the wife of tycoon Victor de Rosas, Clara's mother and the owner of the most famous bridal atelier in Las Vegas. She doesn’t even remember the happiest moment of her life; when she fell in love with Nicolas Nuñez. Now Reina, who feels she doesn’t belong to this world of luxury and power, will strive to discover her own truth. Meanwhile, Nicolas is working for the secret service under a new identity as Javier Bolivar, is seeking revenge after Estefania Perez made him believe Reina and Victor were responsible for his unjust imprisonment. Entangled in secrets, tricks and deceptions in a double life of gamble under the framework of gold and precious stones trafficking, Nicolas and Reina will fight for the only thing they cannot leave to chance, their love.
Marlene Paez is a beautiful model who transcended many levels of pain and misery to reach international success. But fame is not enough, and her empty heart is divided both by her love for Santiago Porras and her search for the truth about her past.