Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for racketeering charges.
This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.
Romano TV is a twelve episode sketch-show based on common stereotypes and misconceptions the Finns have of the domestic Gypsy minority. It ran from June 2 to August 18, 2007 on YLE. The show was propelled by the excitable performances of Santeri Ahlgren and Eeki Mantere as well as through the support of the Finnish celebrity and musician Remu Aaltonen of Hurriganes. The show's builds on the tradition of such extreme low-budget sketch-shows as Pulttibois and Kummeli by adding a comical effect through a more intentional approach. This is manifested by blooper-shots being shown within the episode rather than at the end of each program. The show attracted wide criticism when it first aired and up until the 14th of July the show ran under the title Manne TV after which Yleisradio had the name changed to the more neutral Romano TV. Some groups found the use of the term Manne offensive or inapproapriate despite the usage of the term in the show in a tongue-in-cheek connotation. Despite the change in name the fake commercial bumpers and characters in the show still referred to the show as Manne TV even after the official switch.
An anthology series centered around people who believe themselves to be the modern-day descendants of the Romanov family.
Two thousand years ago, at the dawn of the first century, the world was ruled by Rome. The Roman Empire struggled with problems which are surprisingly familiar: violent coups, assassination, overarching ambition, civil war, clashes between the classes as well as the sexes and questions of personal freedom versus government control. But from the chaos, the Roman Empire would emerge stronger and more dazzling than ever before. Soon, it would stretch from Britain across Europe to the shores of North Africa; and from Spain across Greece and the Middle East to the borders of Asia. It would embrace hundreds of languages and religions and till its many cultures into a rich soil from which Western civilization would grow. Rome would become the world’s first and most enduring superpower.
Rendezvous at Romano's was an Australian television series which aired on Sydney station TCN-9. The series debuted 2 April 1957 and ran to to 23 April of the same year, for a total of four episodes. The series aired on Tuesdays at 9:30PM. The series was a variety show. An article in the 10 April 1957 edition of Australian Women's Weekly listed Harp Maguire as the host, Herbie Marks and his trio as among the cast. along with Peggy Brooker The description of the show by the magazine suggests that the now-defunct Romano's restaurant in Sydney was the setting.
Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to tell the extraordinary story of the dynasty that ruled the country for more than three centuries - the Romanovs.
Professor Mary Beard looks beyond the stories of emperors, armies, guts and gore to meet the everyday people at the heart of Ancient Rome's vast empire.