An annoying thing about summer television is the rating season seems to wrap up about the same time as exams. However, if you’re taking a break this summer holidays or you missed 2011’s hit shows, you might find something at QUT Library to help…

Julian FellowesDownton Abbey was a big hit in the UK and Australia this year. You can catch up (or relive) all the melodrama of series one on DVD. If you’re a fan of Downton, you might like other period pieces such as The Forsyte Saga, House of Elliot, Upstairs Downstairs or Mad Men.

Among our millions of catalogue entries for Physicists – Drama (Bazinga!), The Big Bang Theory is a lot of fun. There are lots of new comedy DVDs hitting the shelves soon, including Modern Family, Ab Fab, Laid, and One Foot in the Grave.

Doctor Who was not Steven Moffat’s only hit last year. Sherlock is a beautifully shot, edge-of-your-seat-exciting, modern and intelligent retelling of Conan Doyle’s detective written by Moffat (yes, the guy that wrote Press Gang) and (The League of Gentlemen’s) Mark Gatiss. Other sci-fi/fantasy titles include: Being Human, Stargate Universe, or (the more family orientated) Merlin.

In recent documentaries: there’s SBS TV’s Go back to where you came from, season eight of Grand Designs or collection six of Dirty jobs.

Or if the summer holidays are a time for kids’ TV, browse our selection of children programs on DVD. (It’s amazing what you find.  Who knew The Tings Tings played on Yo gabba gabba!?)


If a DVD you would like is not at your campus library, you can place an intercampus request for an item. DVDs from the general collection are available for the same length of time as other library items, unless recalled.

Happy viewing!

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