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This month we’re featuring new movies and series just added to biblio+ including the hit BBC series Am I Being Unreasonable? which just premiered on Hulu in the US last month, a twisted tale of love and mystery Aurora: A Love Story, the iconic BBC nature series Frozen Planet narrated by David Attenborough, and our lifelong learning highlight The Squiggly Career from our partners at LIT Videobooks.
New selections from the BBC this month include the thrilling detective series In The Dark starring MyAnna Buring, The Last Days of Lehman Brothers starring James Cromwell, and the British football comedy series The First Team starring Will Arnett.
We’re celebrating Pride Month this June with new selections and fan favorites inspired by love, equality, and acceptance, including Cucumber from the BBC, Shiva Baby, and Tell It To The Bees.
Take a break with a selection of movies and series inspired by summer vacation, including the travel series The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan and the cozy mystery series Death in Paradise from the BBC and Le Week-End starring Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, and Lindsay Duncan.
We’re also celebrating Juneteenth with the film Miss Juneteenth, which follows a former beauty queen and single mother who prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant.
And don’t miss the exciting and educational kids sketch show from the BBC, Spot Bots.
AM I BEING UNREASONABLE? (Editor’s Pick): BBC
Twisted comedy thriller about obsessive friendship and maternal paranoia. Unfulfilled in her marriage, Nic is grieving a loss that she can’t share with anyone. Only her son Ollie keeps her going. But when Jen arrives in town, Nic’s life is lit up with laughter and through this kindred soul her dark secret starts to surface.
FROZEN PLANET: BBC
Embark on the trip of a lifetime, as Planet Earth’s award-winning team take you on the ultimate polar expedition into a breathtaking landscape most humans will never experience. Narrated by David Attenborough, this landmark series is the ultimate portrait of the great wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic before they change forever. Frozen Planet has taken new technology to the most extreme and remote parts of our planet, capturing groundbreaking imagery as camera teams go deep under the ice into a magical world.
AURORA: A LOVE STORY
Kenny and Giselle are set to marry on a beach in Puerto Rico. When Giselle disappears on the day of the ceremony it sets off a crazy chain of events unearthing secrets, lies and betrayal that threatens to destroy the fairytale love story.
THE SQUIGGLY CAREER
The Squiggly Career presents an engaging guide to building a meaningful and successful career. We live in a world where frequently moving between roles and industries is the new normal. It’s stressful and overwhelming. By learning how to make the most out of these moves, they can be transformed into opportunities, freedom, and purpose. This videobook answers the important questions you must ask yourself when climbing the career ladder. The Squiggly Career will help you play to your strengths, explore your values, and discover your future possibilities.
NEW TO BIBLIO+ FROM BBC
THE FIRST TEAM
Starring six-time Emmy nominee Will Arnett and Chris Geere, this sharp character comedy follows the off-the-pitch escapades of three Premier League footballers.
IN THE DARK
Adaptation of Mark Billingham’s novel. DS Helen Weeks is eight months pregnant when her boyfriend is killed. As she tries to make sense of what happened, she enters a world of hardened criminals and discovers that his death was anything but accidental.
THE LAST DAYS OF LEHMAN BROTHERS
On 12 September 2008 the heads of Wall Street’s three biggest investment banks are summoned to a late afternoon meeting at the New York Federal Reserve. After six months of turmoil in the world’s financial markets Lehman Brothers, the fourth biggest player on Wall Street, is on life support and the government is about to pull the plug. As Lehman CEO Dick Fuld waits anxiously in his 7th Avenue headquarters for news from the Fed, US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson drops a bombshell – Lehman Brothers is not too big to fail and this time there will be no public money for a bailout.
Life for 46 year old Henry and his boyfriend Lance is comfortable and settled. But after the most disastrous date night in history – involving a threesome, two police cars, and Boney M – Henry’s old life shatters, and his new life begins. While Lance gets to know the mysterious Daniel, Henry soon finds himself with unexpected companions – 24 year old Freddie and 19 year old Dean. Can men from such different generations ever get on? Henry’s sister Cleo can only stand and watch as Henry’s life spins off in wild new directions.
A near college graduate, Danielle, rushes to meet her neurotic parents at a shiva. Danielle’s day takes an unexpected turn when she discovers her ex-girlfriend, her sugar daddy, his wife, and their crying baby are also in attendance. As the day unfolds, Danielle struggles to keep up different versions of herself, fend off pressures from her family and confront her insecurities without losing it.
TELL IT TO THE BEES
Dr. Jean Markham returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia into Jean’s world.In the sanctuary of the doctor’s house,the two women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognizes and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950’s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever.
A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant.
THE MISADVENTURES OF ROMESH RANGANATHAN: BBC
Romesh Ranganathan, everyman, comedian and self-confessed coward is heading to some of the world’s least likely tourist destinations. He’s getting an insider’s guide to find out if they’re really as bad as their reputations, or actually the next hot tourist spot. There’s only one problem: Romesh can barely negotiate a travel plug, let alone a hostile foreign situation. Hosted by a local in each country, he’ll meet extraordinary characters and find himself in bizarre subcultures, sampling the food, hotels and sights. He’s going to work out whether we should all go there on holiday, or just stick to Spain.
DEATH IN PARADISE: BBC
DI Richard Poole is sent to the paradise island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean to solve an impossible murder. He hates sun, sea and sand, but no matter – once he’s solved the murder he’ll be heading back to wonderful, cold, drizzly London. He does so, with brilliance and tenacity – only to discover his boss back home has conspired to keep him there. He’s trapped on an island he hates and people just keep getting murdered.
Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan star as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. During a two-day escapade, wistful Nick and take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness and even deeper regret.
KIDS AND FAMILY
SPOT BOTS: BBC
Spot Bots is a play along sketch show designed to help kids develop their attention skills by playing along with various fun observation games and puzzles – funny to watch, even more fun to play. This is not a quiz show so the challenges are aimed squarely at the viewers in a ‘just for fun’ manner. The aim is to help pre-schoolers develop some of the skills for “paying attention” – which is so critical in all learning, particularly as they make their first move into formal schooling.
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