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VIBE – Tuesday 24 April, 8.30pm

Based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham comes a thriller about a young law student whose theory about the recent deaths of two Supreme Court justices embroils her in a web of greed, corruption and murder that reaches to the very top of the United States government. Based on the novel by John Grisham.

Starring Academy Award winners Julia Roberts (Erin Brokovich) and Denzel Washington (The Bone Collector).

VIBE – Mondays from 23 April, 8.30pm (Encores Sundays at 9.30pm)

In 19th century Russia a woman in a respectable marriage to a doctor must grapple with her love for a dashing soldier. Declared the “greatest novel ever written” Leo Tolstoy’s timeless epic is adapted for the small screen starring Helen McCrory (The Queen), Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Douglas Henshall (Collision) and Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

VIBE – Saturdays from 21 April, 5.40pm

“That dress is great… if you’re going to prom with Justin Bieber.”

Joe Zee – Creative Director for ELLE magazine – is not only one step ahead of the trends… he defines them. Now, Joe is using his style smarts and eye for detail to guide struggling fashion designers back on the road to success. With insider savvy, a positive spirit, and a double dose of tough love, Joe inspires these struggling designers to rekindle their creative fire before their line goes down in flames. The series features guest appearances from American Idol alum Adam Lambert, fashionista Olivia Palermo and a host of top US fashion designers.

VIBE – Friday 20 April, 8.30pm

Telly Paretta is tormented by the memory of her eight-year-old son Sam’s death in a plane crash 14 months ago. While trying to work through her grief, and her subsequent estrangement from her husband, she is informed by her psychiatrist that she is suffering from delusions, that her son never existed and she is fabricating his memories. Stunned, she tries to find evidence of Sam’s existence – photos, videos, scrapbooks. But it has all disappeared. Starring Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore (The Hours) and Dominic West (The Wire).

VIBE – Thursdays from 19 April, 9.30pm

A deaf girl witnesses a murder in this stylish British crime thriller. Eighteen-year-old Amelia Edwards (Genevieve Barr) has recently been fitted with a cochlear implant, enabling her to hear but she struggles to accept that she has a place in the hearing world. Breaking free from her over-protective parents, she goes to stay with her party-loving cousins, homicide detective uncle, Jim, and vibrant aunt, Maggie. But when Amelia witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman, she is reluctantly propelled further into a loud and frightening world. Also starring Gina McKee (Notting Hill), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Douglas Henshall (Primeval) and Dervla Kirwan (Ballykissangel).

VIBE – Tuesday 17 April, 8.30pm

Set in a mysterious and exotic world which still casts a potent spell today, the story begins in the years before World War II, when a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a servant in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach. Based on the novel by Arthur Golden. Starring Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe (Inception).

VIBE – Friday 13 April, 8.30pm

Josie Potenza has it all: a fabulous home, a life of privilege, and Tony, her rich husband. However, everything changes in a flash, when Tony is brutally murdered. As the one who appears to have the most to gain from the tragedy, Josie soon becomes the prime suspect in the police investigation. And when she is also terrorized by a psychotic killer and becomes the victim of blackmail, Josie is thrust into a relentless nightmare of fear and confusion. Against near impossible odds, she must find the strength to turn the tables, and to manoeuvre through a labyrinth of dangers, from which at every turn, there seems to be no escape. Starring Halle Berry (X-Men) and Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore).

VIBE – Tuesday 10 April, 8.30pm

In the fall of 1965, photographer Robert Kincaid pulls his pickup truck into the drive of Francesca Johnson’s home to ask for directions. Her husband and two children have gone to the Illinois state fair, and after 15 years of marriage the luxury of time to herself is an unusual break from her daily life … as is the courteous stranger approaching her for information. In the few short days before these two separate, they discover love, choices and the consequences that will stay with both of them for the rest of their lives. Based on the novel by Robert James Walker.

Starring Academy Award� winners Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and Clint Eastwood (National Treasure).

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Abandon

VIBE – Friday 6 April, 8.30pm

The pressures of finishing her thesis at prestigious university and earning a position with a premier consulting firm have Katie Burke seeing things. She still hasn’t gotten over her freshman romance two years earlier with Embry, and his mysterious disappearance without a trace still haunts her. The trail is cold, but detective Wade Handler, a recovering alcoholic, enters Katie’s chaotic campus life to put the pieces of Embry’s vanishing and of his own life together. Starring Katie Holmes (Batman Begins) and Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality).

VIBE – Thursdays from 5 April, 9.30pm

Paddy Meehan is a new kind of heroine. A young, female, feisty and funny trainee reporter, she often oversteps the mark between reporting crimes and solving them – while sometimes becoming part of the crime along the way. This suspenseful two-part crime drama is based on the first of Denise Mina’s Paddy Meehan novels, and stars the cream of British acting talent including David Morrissey (State of Play), Peter Capaldi (Torchwood: Children of Earth) and introducing Jayd Johnson as Paddy Meehan.