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The Diamond Jubilee HM Queen Elizabeth II: The Official BBC Highlights, Running time 59 Year 2012 Languages English Number of Discs 1 Certification E Colour Colour Format DVD / Normal Release Date 09/07/201 More details
World War Two drama from Alfred Hitchcock following the tensions that arise in a lifeboat filled with the survivors of a torpedoed passenger ship. Among those seeking refuge on the lifeboat are fashion journalist Connie Porthead (Tallulah Bankhead), tycoon Rittenhouse (Henry Hull), seaman Kovak (John Hodiak), injured stoker Gus (William Bendix), radio operator Stanley Garrett (Hume Cronyn) and a nurse, Alice (Mary Anderson). Their numbers are swelled further when a German, Willy (Walter Slezak),...
All seven episodes from the second season of the medical comedy series following the trials and tribulations of the staff at Gillies Hospital, where the sharp-tongued Sheila Sabatini (Nichola McAuliffe) presides as senior surgeon. Episodes comprise: 'Cold Cuts', 'Cold Cuts', 'Educating Daniel', 'Doubting Thomas', 'The Phone Call', 'The Garden Party' and 'Something in the Air'.
The entire three series of the popular comedy, plus the 25th anniversary special. Recently widowed Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton (Penelope Keith) is aghast when she is forced to sell her ancestral home to millionaire grocery magnate Richard De Vere (Peter Bowles). Taking up residence at the nearby Lodge, Audrey decides to educate the new lord of the manor in his civic duties, and it is not long before the pair are locking horns over Richard's planned modernisation of Grantley.
Collection of films made by the Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (DEFA) capturing the pain, suffering and misery of the First World War. The films are: 'The Kaiser's Lackey', 'The Girls in Gingham', 'As Long As There's Life In Me', 'In Spite of Everything', 'The Sailor's Song', 'The Woman and the Stranger', 'Farewell', 'Wolz: Life and Illusion of a German Anarchist', 'When Martin Was Fourteen' and 'Kathe Kollwitz: Pictures from Her Life'.
Edwardian period piece in which an English widow (Helen Mirren) goes to Italy, falls in love with a dentist's son and marries him, against her straitlaced family's wishes. When she dies during childbirth, a brother- and sister-in-law are dispatched to fetch back the baby. With Helena Bonham Carter, Rupert Graves and Judy Davis.
Having recently arrived in London, Tim Baker (Tyrone Power) is hoping to impress his girlfriend Carol Brown (Betty Grable) by joining the Royal Air Force. His 'couldn't care' attitude towards the war changes when he has to fly under combat conditions and prove his abilities.
Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea star in this musical directed by John Cromwell. Pearl (Stanwyck) and Ernie (McCrea) are a loved-up young couple planning an elaborate wedding aboard a ship on the Mississippi River. When a local man tries to kiss the bride on her wedding day, Ernie gets angry and throws the man overboard. As the man fails to return to the surface Ernie panics, jumps in the water and flees the scene fearing he has killed the guest. When Pearl and Ernie's father (Walter Brennan) find...
In Greece, a female diver (Sophia Loren, in her first American film), discovers an ancient statue, which is soon sought after by an American archaeologist and an unscrupulous collector. The beautiful Aegean becomes the backdrop for the chase. Alan Ladd and Clifton Webb co-star.
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Epic war film, based on real events, set during and after the Chinese civil war. Gu Zidi (Hanyu Zang), Captain of the Ninth Company of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) leads his 46 men into one of the bloodiest battles of the Huaihai Campaign in 1948. His orders are to fight the Nationalist Army (KMT) until he hears the bugle call for retreat. After the ammunition runs out and his men are dropping like flies, the bugle has still not sounded. When his dying Lieutenant insists that he has heard the...
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Ron Howard directs this biographical drama chronicling the intense rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) during the 1976 season. Polar opposites both on and off the track, the rancour between dashing, devil-may-care British playboy Hunt and the efficient and cool Austrian Lauda knows no bounds as the two battle it out to be the 1976 Formula 1 World Champion. But when a horrifying crash at Germany's Nürburgring leaves Lauda badly burned and...
The award-winning comedian and 'Britain's Got Talent' judge recorded live on his sell-out 2012 live arena tour.
Loretta Young and Richard Greene star in this drama directed by John Ford. When a British Indian Army colonel is discharged after an order he gave resulted in the massacre of his troops, his four sons - an Oxford student, a London barrister, an aviator and an attache at the British Embassy in Washington - try their best to support him and tell him that he's been the victim of a conspiracy. Can the sons find out why their father was set up and ultimately prove his innocence?
Highlights from classic Manchester City matches from 1972 to 1989. Seven games are included with the team beating rivals Manchester United and Tottenham.
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A wealthy socialite couple (James Caan and Katharine Ross) find themselves in over their heads in this psychological thriller from the swinging sixties. After inviting a mysterious woman (Simone Signoret) into their home, the couple discover her psychic abilities and asks her to arrange some mind games for their amusement. But the fun soon turns dangerous when one of the games goes horribly wrong in this edge-of-your seat mystery that will leave you guessing until the very end...
Gene Tierney and George Montgomery star in this drama directed by Henry Hathaway. While on a job in Japanese-occupied China, American news cameraman Johnny (Montgomery) gets taken into custody by the military who wish to employ him as a spy. Managing to escape he ends up in Mandalay where he meets a beautiful woman by the name of Haoli (Tierney). While Johnny falls madly in love with her, Haoli tries her hardest to warn him away from the Japanese.
All five series of the BBC drama set in the mythical city of Camelot which tells the tale of the extraordinary relationship between the young King Arthur (Bradley James) and Merlin (Colin Morgan), the wise sorcerer who guides him to power and beyond. Series 1 episodes are: 'The Dragon's Call', 'Valiant', 'The Mark of Nimueh', 'The Poisoned Chalice', 'Lancelot', 'The Gates of Avalon', 'The Beginning of the End', 'Excalibur', 'The Moment of Truth', 'The Labyrinth of Gedre', 'To Kill the King' and ...
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All 15 episodes from the first series of the BBC drama following the trials and travails of student nurses in a London hospital. The series, seen by many as a forerunner to modern dramas such as 'Casualty' and 'Holby City', was notable for its willingness to shed light on the less glamorous aspects of nurses' lives and tackle issues such as alcoholism, promiscuity and contraception. A number of actresses made their name on the show and went on to enjoy successful careers, including Fiona Fullerton...
A Sam Fuller directed Japanese crime drama from the 1950s. Sandy Dawson (Robert Ryan) heads a ruthless gang of ex-servicemen who commit robberies with military precision in post-war Tokyo. When undercover Army investigator Eddie Spanier (Robert Stack) joins the gang, its a race against time. He has to earn the respect and trust of Dawson and his gang members, uncover their operation and get out before his cover is blown.
Cheeky 1970s British sex comedy. Barry Andrews stars as virginal nerd Jon Pigeon, who manages to secure a job in a sex research institute where the patients run about the corridors naked, nude aerobics are encouraged and no man is safe from the crotch-grabbing tea lady. In his attempts to seduce pretty office secretary Cheryl (Sally Faulkner), Pigeon invents a machine called Agnes that emits a 'sonic aphrodisiac' guaranteed to turn any man or woman into an slathering sex maniac. Although his attempts...
Espionage thriller trilogy starring Matt Damon as CIA assassin Jason Bourne. In the first film, 'The Bourne Identity' (2002), Bourne is pulled out the Mediterranean by fishermen, badly wounded and suffering from amnesia. Unable to recall either who he is or what has happened to him, his only clue to his identity is the number of a Swiss bank account which has been etched into a device implanted in his body. Following the lead to Zurich, he discovers money, passports and a gun waiting for him, but...
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This much-loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical tells the story of carnival barker Billy Bigelow, who is killed committing an armed robbery in order to provide for his baby girl. Years later Billy is allowed to return to Earth for his daughter's graduation. Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones and Cameron Mitchell star. Songs included are 'If I Love You', 'Soliloquy', and 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.
Fred Dibnah's Building Collection, Running time 360 Year 2002 Languages English Subtitles English Number of Discs 3 Certification E Colour Colour Format DVD / Box Set Region 2 Release Date 28/12/200 More details
Complete series 1-9 of the long-running BBC sitcom starring Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson. Sharon (Quirke) and Tracey (Robson) are two sisters who, forced to support each other while their husbands are doing time for armed robbery, embark upon various money-making schemes and part-time jobs. Lesley Joseph co-stars as their neighbour, middle-aged man-eater Dorien Green. Episodes are: 'Nicked', 'Just Visiting', 'Shift', 'Women's Troubles', 'Cheat!', 'Substitute', 'Sailing', 'Getting a Grip', 'Sweet...
F.W. Murnau, creator of silent classics 'Nosferatu', 'Metropolis' and 'Sunrise', directs this study of the fragile marriage between a country boy and a city girl. During a trip to Chicago, innocent farmer's son Lem (Charles Farrell) falls in love with and marries Kate (Mary Duncan), a streetwise but lonely waitress. After the newlyweds move into Lem's family farm in Minnesota, their honeymoon turns into a claustrophobic struggle as they contend with the bitter scorn of Lem's tyrannical father and...
Collection of ten films and programmes featuring the legendary steam train the Flying Scotsman. The individual titles included are: 'The Flying Scotsman', 'Preserving the Legend', 'Tender Memories', 'On Tour - North America', 'Coming Home', 'On Tour - Australia', 'Australia - Mobil Film', 'The Inaugural Scotsman', 'On Tour - Edinburgh to York' and 'Flying Scotsman - The People's Engine'.
Western set against the backdrop and greed of the gold rush. Three Americans (Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark and Cameron Mitchell) are stranded in a small Mexican village on their way to the famed California gold fields. But whilst there, they are offered a huge cash sum to travel with a local woman (Susan Hayward) into the wilderness to rescue her husband, a trapped miner.
A three-volume set from the award-winning comedian featuring over five hours of material, including performances in Canberra, Australia, London's Hammersmith Apollo and The Hay Festival. The set also includes a 'Best of Tour' feature highlighting Ross's favourite moments, as well as footage of the comedian at the 'Laughs in the Park' festival, which took place at the Verulamium Park, St Albans in 2011.
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Christmas family comedy directed by independent filmmaker Jon Favreau. Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human being who has spent his whole life believing himself to be an elf. Brought up by Santa (Edward Asner) and his elves at the North Pole, Buddy has spent the last 30 years happily working in Santa's toy workshop. But when his ungainly size starts to become a liability in the elf-sized working environment, Santa suggests that Buddy head to New York City to find his biological father (James Caan...
All five feature-length episodes from the 13th and final series of the drama starring David Suchet as moustache-twirling Belgian detecive Hercule Poirot. The episodes, adapted from Agatha Christie's novels, comprise: 'Elephants Can Remember', 'The Big Four', 'Dead Man's Folly', 'The Labours of Hercules' and 'Curtain - Poirot's Last Case'. The series features appearances from stars such as Iain Glen, Patricia Hodge, Sarah Parish, Rebecca Front, Simon Callow and Philip Glenister.
Documentary series examining the history of the castles of Britain and Ireland. This volume focuses on Kent's Leeds Castle, and the medieval Warwick Castle.
Tom Baker presents this investigation into eerie goings-on, as a team of paranormal investigators descends on some of the country's most haunted locations, intent on uncovering the truth behind the stories.
Classic British comedy unseen and unreleased since its original cinema run. Over the Garden Wall put the two comic geniuses, Jimmy James and Norman Evans, together to make one of the funniest fictional husband and wife teams to ever grace a British screen. This film was the inspiration behind Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough's famous drag routine. In this riotous comedy they plan to give their daughter and new American son-in-law a right Northern Welcome - to predictably comedic results. Along with...
Spencer Tracy stars in the award winning western featuring a 'King Lear' like struggle between a father and his children, a remake of Mankiewicz's 'House of Strangers'. Tracy plays the ageing land baron Matt Devereaux, who remarries and then finds that his empire is threatened by brotherly betrayal and acrimonious dispute.
A huge glass tower block, touted as the tallest building in the world, bursts into flame on its opening night. An all-star cast includes Steve McQueen as Michael O'Hallorhan, the fire chief determined to get the blaze under control, while Paul Newman stars as embarrassed architect Doug Roberts, trapped inside with fellow guests Fred Astaire, Richard Chamberlain and Robert Wagner. 'The Towering Inferno' became the biggest of the Seventies cycle of disaster movies, which began four years earlier with...
The beautiful Hollywood film star Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) is shot dead by her aristocratic husband. At her funeral the men who knew her recount, in flashback, her rise from nightclub dancer to countess, telling of her fierce independence, and slowly revealing the events which lead up to her death. Although strenuously denied by writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz ('All About Eve', 'Cleopatra'), it has often been rumoured that the characters in the film were based on real people such as Rita Hayworth...
All episodes from the first series of the BBC crime drama starring Ben Miller. Attempting to solve a murder case on the tropical Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, DI Richard Poole (Miller) would rather swap the sun for his home in rainy London. As his investigations get underway, however, more killings occur and it seems that his boss has reasons for keeping him on the island.
All 24 episodes from the 18th series of the Yorkshire Television police drama. In this, the last series of the show, long-running characters such as PC Alf Ventress (William Simons), Oscar Blaketon (Derek Fowlds) and Gina Ward (Tricia Penrose) make their final screen appearances. The episodes are: 'Family Matters', 'England Expects', 'Mother of Invention', 'Living Off the Land', 'Guilty Secrets', 'Strike Up the Band', 'Return Crossing', 'Looking for Isabella', 'The Hospital Job', 'Ups and Downs'...
Series one and two of Ben Elton's policing sitcom are gathered together. Rowan Atkinson stars as Inspector Raymond C. Fowler in the following episodes: 'The Queen's Birthday Present'; 'Fire and Terror'; 'Honey Trap'; 'Rag Week'; 'Night Shift'; 'Kids Today'; 'Yuletide Spirit'; 'Court in the Act'; 'ISM ISM ISM'; 'Fly on the Wall'; 'Alternative Culture'; 'Come On You Blues'; 'Road Rage'; and 'Green Eyed Monster'.
Robert Wise directs this World War II film starring Richard Widmark and Don Taylor. A group of American military meteorologists are deployed to Inner Mongolia to monitor the conditions for the Navy. Chief Petty Officer Sam McHale (Widmark) is forced to come to their rescue when their commanding officer is killed during a Japanese attack. As Sam leads the men on a gruelling trek across the Gobi Desert, they encounter a group of Mongolian tribesmen. Can they be trusted?
A triple set of BBC documentaries presented by Professor Brian Cox. 'Wonders of the Solar System' (2010) focuses on such phenomena as Saturn's rings, the solar flares of the Sun and the deserts of Mars to demonstrate how the forces that shaped our world are also responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking sights in our solar system. In the follow-up series, 'Wonders of the Universe' (2011), Cox continues his exploration of the universe and its effect on human life. Vast, complex and almost...
When newly weds Jack (Ian Carmichael and Peggy (Janette Scott) face eviction, they are duped into taking refuge in a run down houseboat. After rebuilding the engine, along with their friends Sid (Sid James) and Sandra (Liz Fraser), they decide to move to a better location. However as fog descends they lose all sense of direction and end up in France without fuel and supplies. Fortunately they find their landlord's yacht moored nearby but have to resort to desperate actions when he makes any help...
Documentary feature based on the book 'Time Out' by Pete Davies. Released 20 years on from Italia '90, the film follows the England football team's run to the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy. It covers everything from David Platt's last-minute equaliser against Belgium in the second round to the heartbreaking penalty shootout defeat to West Germany in the semi-final in Turin. The film features match highlights from the FIFA archives and previously unseen footage from inside the England...
All 13 episodes of the second series of the Australian crime drama following the adventures of a glamorous female detective played by Essie Davis in 1920s Melbourne. The episodes are: 'Murder Most Scandalous', 'Death Comes Knocking', 'Dead Man's Chest', 'Deadweight', 'Murder à la Mode', 'Marked for Murder', 'Blood at the Wheel', 'The Blood of Juana the Mad', 'Framed for Murder', 'Death On the Vine', 'Dead Air', 'Unnatural Habits' and 'Murder Under the Mistletoe'.
Three Christmas Specials from the classic sitcom featuring the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard. Episodes comprise: 'Battle of the Giants' (1971), 'My Brother and I' (1975) and 'The Love of Three Oranges' (1976).
All episodes of the drama series adapted from Agatha Christie's novels and starring David Suchet as moustache-twirling Belgian detecive Hercule Poirot. Series 1 episodes are: 'The Adventure of the Clapham Cook', 'Murder in the Mews', 'The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly', 'Four and Twenty Blackbirds', 'The Third Floor Flat', 'Triangle at Rhodes', 'Problem at Sea', 'The Incredible Theft', 'The King of Clubs' and 'The Dream'. Series 2 episodes are: 'Peril at End House', 'The Veiled Lady', 'The Lost Mine...
Three more episodes of the saucy comedians classic 1970s show, with his trademark high-speed farce and buxom ladies, and including characters such as Mr Chow Mein, and Benny's interpretations of shows such as 'I, Claudius' and 'Mastermind'.
Sixth volume of episodes from the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri. Salvo Montalbano (Luca Zingaretti) plays a key role maintaining law and order in the town of Vigata in Sicily. Navigating his way around the fraught terrain of the Italian justice system isn't the only issue faced by Montalbano - his dual indulgences, food and his girlfriend, Livia (Katharina Böhm), often threaten to derail him. The episodes are: 'Angelica's Smile', 'Hall of Mirrors', 'A Voice...
Gilbert Gunn directs this 1950s British comedy starring Guy Rolfe, Michael Hordern, Ronald Shiner and Lionel Jeffries. The officers on board HMS Scotia are quick to seize the opportunity for a party when they moor off the French Riviera. They have an excuse, too - Captain Robert Randall (Richard Coleman) has just become engaged to Jill Eaton (Mary Steele), who joins him on the ship to celebrate along with her friends Mary Carlton (Anne Kimbell) and Antoinette (Nadine Tallier). However, when a problem...
Highlights of the 2006 Royal International Air Tattoo, the world's biggest military airshow. Includes an interview with Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
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Life on the Ocean Wave - Musical Salutes to the Royal Navy & Royal Marines
Christopher Morahan directs this 1960s comedy drama starring Victor Henry, Susan George and Jack Shepherd. Ginger (Henry), an opportunistic window cleaner with an eye for the ladies, enjoys himself greatly in swinging sixties London. However, when he sets eyes on the beautiful and beguilingly innocent Jill (George), he renounces his philandering ways and decides that he has found the girl to settle down with. Unfortunately, his friend Dwyer (Shepherd) seduces Jill first and the girl discovers shortly...
A journey along one of the most scenic railway lines in Britain, linking the fishing port of Mallaig on the west coast of Scotland to the city of Glasgow.
The complete first two series of the BBC drama starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid as an aging man and woman who rediscover the feelings they once had for each other. Widowed 70-somethings Alan Buttershaw (Jacobi) and Celia Dawson (Reid) become reacquainted after their respective grandsons create Facebook accounts for them. 60 years previously, during their teenage years, the two fell in love and, despite having since gone their separate ways in life, they find their feelings are as strong as ever...
Collection of three episodes from the 1950s detective drama 'Colonel March of Scotland Yard' starring Boris Karloff. As the head of Scotland Yard's Department of Queer Complaints, Colonel March (Karloff) is assigned the cases that puzzle others and will require him to take an unorthodox approach to solve. Dealing with such cases is the Colonel's speciality. In this collection, March attempts to solve riddles concerning a bank robbery, the murder of a Japanese dancer and an apparently haunted house...
Collection of History Channel documentaries exploring World War I, which took place between 1914 and 1918 and was one of the most destructive conflicts in history. The events explored in the documentaries include the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which sparked the war, and the infamous Battle of the Somme, in which many thousands of soldiers lost their lives.
The complete second series of the BBC drama, adapted from Jennifer Worth's memoirs, about a group of midwives working in East London in the 1950s. In this series, it's 1958, and while Jenny (Jessica Raine) has her hands full dealing with an abused patient, fellow midwives Trixie (Helen George) and Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris) are forced to board a Swedish cargo ship to tend to the captain's pregnant daughter.
Herbert Wilcox directs this musical drama based on the play by Ivor Novello starring Anna Neagle, Errol Flynn and Patrice Wymore. As the exiled heir to the throne of the fictional kingdom of Laurentia, Prince Richard (Flynn) has found peace through his love for ordinary woman Marta Karillos (Neagle). However, in order to claim the throne that is rightfully his, Richard will have to make an allegiance with the neighbouring kingdom of Norseland by marrying the icy Princess Cristiane (Wymore). Under...
Musical comedy starring Tommy Trinder as the music hall star George Leybourne, better known by his nickname 'Champagne Charlie'. His early career began when Leybourne sang in pubs for a pound a week but he rose to become one of the best known music hall stars of the 19th century. However, he also had a bitter rival, The Great Vance (Stanley Holloway), and the pair duelled in song. But they soon had to join forces against the theatre owners who were planning to close down the music halls.
Three festive adventures with everyone's favourite postman and his cat Jess. Episodes include: 'Christmas Eve', 'The Giant Snowball' and 'Magic Christmas'.
Musical comedy starring the Beatles in their movie debut. John, Paul, George and Ringo set off for London, where they are due to take part in a live TV show. But the antics of Paul's mischievous grandfather throw the performance into jeopardy. Includes the classic songs A Hard Day's Night, Tell Me Why, I Should Have Known Better, She Loves You, This Boy, Can't Buy Me Love, I Wanna Be Your Man and All My Loving.
All 13 episodes from Series 3 and 4 of the popular BBC sitcom starring Karl Howman as Jacko, a good-looking, wisecracking, womanising house painter in South London. Although Jacko gets himself into all manner of scrapes through his predilection for playing the field, there is little doubt that one woman has a firm grip on his heart, his boss's secretary, Sandra (Jackie Lye). Will Jacko ever do the right thing and make an honest woman of her?
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Documentary-style account of a nuclear attack on Sheffield during the 1980s. Ruth Beckett (Karen Meagher) and Jimmy Kemp (Reece Dinsdale) live in Sheffield and are busy preparing for their upcoming marriage. When Russia invades Iran, hoping to bring the country under its influence, tension is increased throughout the West, and particularly at the local R.A.F. base. Blissfully unconcerned with world events, Ruth and Jimmy carry on with their wedding preparations. However, when two Russian ICBM's hit...
The entire series of the popular BBC Television series charting the lives of a group of four Geordie friends from their teens until middle-age: Nicky is a radical socialist, determined to devote his life to the class struggle; Tosker a Jack-the-lad with dreams of pop stardom; Mary, courted by Nicky and Tosker, is eager to pursue her own professional ambitions; and Geordie, a drifter who runs away to London. The award-winning drama starts in 1964 in Newcastle and carries through the swinging Sixties...
Martin Sheen and Tony Musante star in this drama directed by Lance Peerce. When two knife-wielding rebels mug an old man on a Manhattan-bound subway train, the commotion causes panic amongst fellow travellers triggering a hostage situation in the carriage. As the thugs turn their attention to each passenger in turn, tormenting and bullying them, the selfish nature of human beings is shown as nobody stands up to defend, simply taking care of number one.
All six episodes from the second series of the travel programme presented by Paul Murton. Scotland was once avoided by travellers due to its hostile environment but many changes have taken place since the beginning of tourism in the country two centuries ago. Using the Victorian book 'Black's Picturesque Guide to Scotland', Paul goes on six different tours to discover how the country became a destination of choice for many. Along the way he explores Scottish history and visits locations such as Loch...
Box set containing the four films director Alfred Hitchcock made with legendary Hollywood producer David O. Selznick. In 'Rebecca', Joan Fontaine stars as a young woman who, after a brief Monte Carlo courtship and a rushed marriage, returns with the handsome and mysterious Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) to his Cornish country estate, Manderlay. The new bride receives a hostile reaction from the housekeeper Mrs Danvers (Judith Anderson), and finds herself intimidated and overcome by the surviving...
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Herbert Wilcox directs this 1940s drama, based on the play by Frank Harvey, starring Anna Neagle as a woman dealing with the return of her husband from a variety of wars. Neagle plays the eponymous role of Elizabeth of Ladymead, a woman from a stately house who awaits the return of John Beresford (Hugh Williams) from World War II. As Elizabeth tries to deal with her husband's readjustment to civilian life, a series of vignettes see other versions of the central character (again played by Neagle)...
Compilation of favourite gags, routines and observations, selected from across the groundbreaking comedian's thirty years in showbusiness and including trenchant reflections on life, death, smoking and the nature of the Irish, all delivered from his trademark stool with a glass of whisky in hand.
Feature-length special of the long-running sci-fi series in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companion Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman) are joined by two previous incarnations of the Doctor (David Tennant and John Hurt), with Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) also making a return. As an ancient war rages in space, a murder is being plotted in Elizabeth I (Joanna Page)'s England and, in the present day, there is danger at London's National Gallery. Meanwhile...
Series 1-3 of the BBC's fast-paced modernised crime drama based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Laptops, mobile phones and the internet are the new tools for crime in a modern London under threat from serial killers, bombings and gang warfare. Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), the most brilliant intellect of his generation, has a unique analytical brain unlike anyone else's, and staves off the ever-present threat of boredom by solving crimes, the more intricate and baffling...
The 2011 Christmas special from the BBC sitcom following the Brockman family. Parents Pete (Hugh Dennis) and Sue (Claire Skinner) and their three children, Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey), Ben (Daniel Roche) and Karen (Ramona Marquez), plan to get away for the Christmas break, hoping to swap the frosty weather for some sunshine. Things do not go to plan, however, as Grandad (David Ryall) is taken into hostipal, Karen finds herself at the dentist with toothache and Ben attempts to break a dangerous world...
Edmond Dantes is a brave and honest young man whose peaceful life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are abruptly shattered when he is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune. Unlawfully sentenced to the infamous island prison of Chateau D'If, Edmond is destined to spend the rest of his days behind bars. When Edmond audaciously escapes the island he sets off to find the treasure and exact revenge on those who wronged him.
The complete third series of the early 1960s crime drama that follows the struggles of Sergeant Cork (John Barrie) to introduce the latest scientific detection techniques to the Metropolitan CID of the 1890s. Though the science of forensics is very much in its infancy, Cork believes greatly in its potential to catch criminals and fights an ongoing battle against his superiors to have the science used more widely throughout the force. Meanwhile, helped by his able assistant Bob Marriott (William Gaunt...
The complete third series of the sitcom following the lives of those who work in a northern supermarket. With Valco supermarket under new management, Richard France (Chris Geere) arrives to bring fresh ideas to the store. Youthful, driven and inclined to 'think outside the box', Richard's outlook couldn't contrast more starkly with former manager Gavin (Jason Watkins)'s conservative approach. Will the pair be able to work together? And will a new arrival in the fish department and a promotion in...
The first of three epic instalments in director Peter Jackson's blockbuster prequel to 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Set in Middle-Earth 60 years before events in 'The Lord of the Rings', the story follows the adventures of Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who, at the instigation of the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), suddenly finds himself co-opted into joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to help reclaim the Dwarves' lost kingdom of the Lonely Mountain...
Documentary following the preparations for the final launch in NASA's Space Shuttle program. From 1981 to 2011 the Shuttle program was used to send astronauts to space on shuttles which could then re-enter the Earth's atmosphere and land. Due to its long history, the retirement of the shuttle was an occasion of great sadness for many. Featuring interviews with engineers and astronauts involved in the program and behind the scenes footage, this documentary takes a look at the 18 months leading up...
Collection of colour episodes from the long-running BBC police drama that debuted in 1962 and ran till 1978. Set in the north of England in a fictional town called Newtown, the series aimed to bring to life the adventures of a new breed of policeman. With the solitary 'bobby on the beat' increasingly replaced by pairs of officers working together in patrol cars, the show followed these new, more mobile officers, as they sought to keep the peace. The stars of the show included James Ellis, John Slater...
All ten cases of PD James' Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles starring Roy Marsden in the title role collected and uncut. Dalgliesh, who holds the high position of Commander in the Metropolitan Police Service at New Scotland Yard in London, is an intensely cerebral and private person. He writes poetry, a fact which his colleagues are fond of reminding him. Several volumes of his poetry have been published. Dalgliesh lives in a flat above the Thames at Queenhithe in the City of London and drives a Jaguar....
British crime drama starring Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Lennie James. As punishment for a previous failure, Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Compston) is transferred to AC-12, a unit assigned to investigate corruption within the force. Working with Detective Constable Kate Fleming (McClure), he quickly finds himself immersed in a case involving Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates (James). With Gates a slippery and resourceful adversary, the pair will have to have their wits about them if...
Dylan Thomas is one of Britain's most respected and admired poets. During the Second World War, he made a little-known but valuable contribution to Britain's war effort by scripting powerful propaganda films. This collection of eight of his finest wartime works is taken from the vaults of the Imperial War Museum.
Great British Movies - WW1 (I Was a Spy / 1914 All Out / Spy in Black)
The complete collection of the BBC television series of the late 1950s and early 60s, featuring train lines that turned out to be on the point of closure and locomotives that were about to disappear forever.
Another collection of Discovery Channel documentaries profiling the aircraft at the forefront of the Cold War. Each profile features a full technical tour of the aircraft, personal recollections by veterans and archival film footage. Aircraft included are the SR-71 'Black Bird', the F-84 'Thunderjet', the F-104 'Starfighter', the F-100 'Super Sabre' and the Bell UH-1 'Huey'.
Britain's Railway Heritage, Steam in the Midlands, Certification E Colour Colour Format DVD / Normal Release Date 03/06/200
Featuring: Chris Barrie, Philippa Haywood, Julia St John, Harriet Thorpe
A collection of Discovery Channel documentaries profiling the aircraft at the forefront of the Cold War. Each profile features a full technical tour of the aircraft, personal recollections by veterans and archival film footage. Aircraft included are the F-4 'Phantom II', the A-1 'Skyraider', the A-26/B-26 'Invader' and the A-7F 'Vought'.
A 17th century romantic adventure starring Linda Darnell as Amber, the amorous courtesan who is able to conquer any man - except the one she really wants. She is left alone to bear the child of Bruce Carlton, a gallant adventurer whom she desperately loves. Determined to win him by gaining stature and title, the calculating Amber has an affair with a captain, marries a wealthy Earl and even becomes mistress to the King - all in the hope that Bruce wil return. Directed by Otto Preminger, the Los Angeles...
All nine episodes from the second series of the 1980s Yorkshire Television sitcom starring Mollie Sugden. The show concerns Ida Willis (Sugden) who gets a job as housekeeper in the home of Dr Robert Price (Christopher Blake), only to find the good doctor is the son she gave up for adoption 28 years before. Episodes are: 'Only When It Hurts', 'Wakey Wakey', 'A Holiday Romance', 'A Brush With the Law', 'Down Under', 'To Catch a Thief', 'Go Jump in the Fountain', 'Invitation to the Wedding' and 'Cold...
All eight episodes from the third series of the 1980s Yorkshire Television sitcom starring Mollie Sugden. The show concerns Ida Willis (Sugden), who gets a job as housekeeper in the home of Dr Robert Price (Christopher Blake), only to find that the good doctor is the son she gave up for adoption 28 years before. Episodes are: 'Where There's a Will', 'Baby Blues', 'The Big Night Out', 'Light and Shade', 'Unfair Dismissal', 'Dirty Linen', 'Ring If You Need Me' and 'Little Donkey'.
2013 Christmas special episode of the ITV costume drama following the lives and loves of those above and below the stairs of an English stately home. Summer has come to Downton Abbey, and it's the time of year where the family's social obligations must be met. While Lady Rose (Lily James) prepares for her 'coming out', an event which will give her the chance to rub shoulders with the Prince of Wales (Oliver Dimsdale) at Buckingham Palace, Robert (Hugh Bonneville) must deal with a problem which could...
Complete first series of the British television drama, starring John Thaw as Sgt. John Mann, a short-tempered, firm-but-fair British Military Policeman. Includes all 13 episodes: 'It's What Comes After'; 'A Town Called Love'; 'Epitaph For a Sweat'; 'Misfire'; 'Corporal McCann's Private War'; 'The Orderly Officer'; 'Nightwatch'; 'The Boys of B Company'; 'A Regiment of the Line'; 'The Man They Did'; 'A Question of Initiative'; 'A Place of Refuge' and 'The Patrol'.
All thirteen episodes from Series 1 of the Discovery Channel production. Each episode focuses on a different group of ancient warriors, examining their training methods, weaponry and battle tactics through the use of authentic combat re-enactments, original period artefacts, expert commentary and computer-generated battlefield recreations. Episodes are: 'The Ancient Egyptians', 'The Assyrians', 'The Spartans', 'The Macedonians', 'The Celts', 'Roman Legionnaires', 'Shaolin Warrior Monks', 'The Huns...
A typically oddball take on the gangster movie from cult directors the Coen brothers. Crime boss Leo (Albert Finney) is asked to kill a chiseler who's moving in on someone else's action, only to discover that his target is the brother of his girlfriend. However, his girlfriend is two-timing Leo with his gambler friend Tom (Gabriel Byrne), who is also ordered to kill the chiseler after he joins a rival faction.
Mutz Greenbaum directs this 1940s adventure based on the story by Rudolph Cartier. When a group of idealistic freedom fighters led by Karel Langer (Anton Walbrook) pitch up in World War II France following Franco's triumph in the Spanish Civil War, they are distraught to find themselves designated political prisoners by the collaborationist Vichy government. Dispatched to work for the Germans building a railway in the Sahara, the men anticipate a long and brutal period of enslavement. However, one...
Offbeat World War 2 drama set in rural Lapland. A few days before Finland pulls out of the war, a Finnish sniper, Veiko (Ville Haapasalo) is left chained to a rock after being accused by his compatriots of being a pacifist and a reluctant fighter. But Veiko manages to unhinge the chains and break free. He then befriends a young reindeer farmer, Anni (Anni-Kristiina Juuso), whose husband has never returned after being drafted into the Finnish army four years earlier. Also living on the farm with Anni...
Four more episodes of the National Geographic documentary series presented by Chris Barrie. The series looks at the great British machines that have changed people's lives and helped shape Britain as we know it today. Episodes are: '1950s: A New World Order', '1960s: Revolution By Design', '1980s: The Future Has Landed' and 'Trains'.
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1960s British crime drama directed and co-written by John Gilling. When a diamond merchant is robbed in a violent attack, employee Janine Heining (Janine Gray) is left with amnesia. With both the criminals and the police, who believe her to be the culprit, on her trail, Janine struggles to remember who she is and what exactly happened to her..
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