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VIBE – Thursday 18 October, 8.30pm

Next to J.K. Rowling, Nora Roberts is the most successful author in the world, with more than 300 million books sold to date. In her compelling world, dark and frequently sinister secrets come to the fore, underpinned with lashings of romantic tension. Carnal Innocence follows a world-renowned violinist who soon discovers that even in a town called Innocence, secrets have no place to hide.

VIBE – Monday 15 October, 8.30pm

Starring Academy Award winners Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington and based on the bestseller by John Grisham, The Pelican Brief follows 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.

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Chocolat

VIBE – Sunday 14 October 9.30pm

When Vianne Rocher and her 6-year-old daughter move to a small village in the south of France and open a chocolate shop across from the church just as the town is preparing to observe Lent, the parish priest is horrified, especially since Vianne keeps her tempting shop open on Sundays. In time, the arrival of the mother/daughter team and their shop has a transformative effect on the conservative and religious locals. Based on the novel by Joanne Harris and starring Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) and Golden Globe award winner Johnny Depp (Benny & Joon).

VIBE – Friday 12 October, 8.30pm

Rising police star Win Garano is sent to Tennessee to investigate a brutal cold case that lies 20 years in the past, finding herself in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Starring Andie MacDowell.

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The Juror

VIBE – Monday 8 October, 8.30pm

Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin star in The Juror, a provocative psychological thriller based on the novel by George Dawes Green. A single mother becomes embroiled in a dangerous plot when she’s chosen to serve as a juror in the trial of a powerful mobster, evaluated not only by the judge and attorneys, but by a lethal onlooker.

VIBE – Friday 5 October, 8.30pm

A story of fiery passion and the enduring power of love unfolds as a young family battles a dark secret that threatens to destroy them.

Starring Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia.

VIBE – Sundays from 30 September, 5.40pm

A passionate and haunting love story in the India of the British Raj, set against the epic sweep of battle, treachery and intrigue. Based on M.M. Kaye’s best-selling novel, this lavish production about the forbidden love between a British officer and an Indian princess has been referred to as “The Gone With The Wind of the north-west frontier of India.”

Starring Ben Cross (Chariots Of Fire), Amy Irving (Yentl), Christopher Lee (The Lord Of The Rings), John Gielgud (Brideshead Revisited), Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding) and Omar Sharif (Lawrence Of Arabia).

VIBE – Friday 28 September, 8.30pm

When a young woman’s marriage to a rich older man is on the rocks, she admits to wishing he were dead. A short time later, his body is found, and she’s the prime suspect. Starring Halle Berry and Clive Owen.

VIBE – Thursday 27 September, 8.30pm

An intimate look at William and Kate’s life together one year on from the fairytale wedding that won the affections of the world. With the eyes of the world upon the happy couple, every aspect of their lives has come under renewed scrutiny. From Prince William’s career with the Royal Air Force to the couple’s extensive charity work, very little has escaped the public eye. Featuring exclusive footage and interviews with key royal observers and friends, this one-off special goes beyond the media maelstrom and inside the union that has propelled the British Royal Family into unprecedented levels of popularity.

VIBE – Monday 24 September, 9.30pm

What would you do if your dad dropped the bombshell that he wanted to be a woman?

My Dad Is A Woman presents the story of two families, and how they cope when the man of the house becomes the woman he’s always wanted to be. Following the huge undertaking involved in transition, from speech therapy to feminise the voice, hormones to encourage breast growth, and, ultimately, the irreversible surgery that change’s one’s sex, this special documentary also explores the challenges both practical and emotional that face the families of those transitioning.