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The finale to Hammer's Frankenstein cycle features a young Doctor who is interned in the asylum where Baron Frankenstein supposedly perished after being found experimenting on stolen corpses. In the asylum he meets the mysterious Doctor Victor (Peter Cushing), and gradually comes to realise that Frankenstein is alive and well and continuing his work.
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.
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...
Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, star of the TV show 'River Cottage', presents this cookery show in which he competes against guest chefs to try and produce the tastiest dish from just three main ingredients. The premise of the show is that three is a key number in cooking. What can Hugh and his guests concoct from the limited ingredients at their disposal? The episodes are: 'Beetroot', 'Tomatoes', 'Courgettes', 'Mushrooms', 'Kale', 'Lamb', 'Ham and Bacon', 'Chicken', 'Venison', 'Beef', 'Apples...
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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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.
Gorecki: Symphony No.3 - Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs
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?
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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...
All eight episodes of the early 1980s ITV comedy sketch show by British comediennes Victoria Wood and Julie Walters. As well as skits and sketches, the show featured Wood's trademark songs as well as weekly guidance from Walters' fearsome agony aunt Dorothea Chubb.
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.
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...
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.
The fourth series of the documentary presented by Morgan Freeman that explores the mysteries of life and the universe. The episodes are: 'Is There a God Particle?', 'When Does Life Begin?', 'Can We Survive the Death of the Sun?', 'How Do Aliens Think?', 'Will Sex Become Extinct?', 'Can Our Minds Be Hacked?', 'Are Robots the Future of Human Evolution?', 'Is Reality Real?', 'Do We Have Free Will?' and 'Did God Create Evolution?'.
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.
The complete series of the cult 1960s fantasy adventure starring John Sharp, Elizabeth Shepherd, Gary Cockrell, Alan Curtis and William Maxwell. An unconventional team of detectives that includes Kronk (Sharp) and the apt pairing of Inspector Blood (Curtis) and Sergeant Hound (Maxwell) set out to foil the dastardly schemes of the millionaire, Syrie Van Epp (Shepherd). The episodes are: 'Victim As Birdwatcher', 'Victim As Whitebait', 'Victim As Red' and 'Victim As Black'.
Rachmaninoff - The Harvest of Sorrow
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.
Double bill of TV drama series adapted from novels by Ken Follett. 'The Pillars of the Earth' (2010), set against the tumultuous backdrop of civil war in the 12th century, chronicles the construction of a cathedral in the town of Kingsbridge and follows the intertwining stories of the people involved in the project, from master builder Tom (Rufus Sewell) to stonemason Jack (Eddie Redmayne). The episodes are: 'Anarchy', 'Master Builder', 'Redemption', 'Battlefield', 'Legacy', 'Witchcraft', 'New Beginnings...
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.
All seven episodes of the 1970s period drama series based on the bestselling novel by Howard Spring. John Nolan stars as Nick Faunt, a millionaire's son in 1930s Manchester who, at the height of the Depression, leaves home to become an artist, embracing a life of bohemian freedom but also of poverty and hardship. Prunella Gee co-stars as Anna Fitzgerald, the Irish serving girl with whom Nick falls in love. Episodes are: 'A Wife in Water Colours', 'A Jealous Mistress', 'Beggars at a Banquet', 'To...
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'.
This collection of five wartime Naval Instruction Films prepared for the Admiralty offers a detailed and diverse look at the skills expected to be mastered by the men of the Royal Navy and their duties on board ship.
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?
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...
Classic drama about the smashing of a Nazi spy ring operating in the U.S. Thanks to covert surveillance, the FBI learns of the presence of several suspicious persons in New York. Bill Dietrich (William Eythe) is a German-American college student approached by the spies to become a secret Nazi operative. Dietrich instead heads directly to FBI chief George A. Briggs (Lloyd Nolan) and offers his services as a double agent. His mission is to locate the head of the spy ring, an unseen figure known only...
Grand Designs - The Complete Series 1
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.
Band leader James Last conducts his orchestra through a selection of trademark easy-listening favourites in the impressive, Wagnerian, surroundings of Bayreuth, Germany. Songs include: 'Love Theme from Titanic (My Heart Will Go On)', 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina', and 'German Folk Medley'.
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Royal Navy at War - A Sailor's View: War in the Fro
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.
Romantic drama set in World War Two. Dirk Bogarde stars as Michael Quinn, an RAF pilot who is sent on a Japanese language course in Delhi, India. There he falls in love with and marries his beautiful tutor Sabbi (Yoko Tani), and the two marry. But despite their deep love, Michael has the persistent feeling that something has been left unsaid between them. When he is later posted to Burma and parted from his beloved Sabbi, he is captured by the Japanese and taken prisoner. While in the POW camp, he...
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...
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.
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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...
All ten episodes of the classic 'kitchen-sink' drama about love and relationships in an industrial Lancashire town. Draftsman Vic Brown (Clive Wood) sleeps with Ingrid (Joanne Whalley), a young typist who works at the same factory as him, but soon loses interest in her. When she discovers that she is pregnant, Vic finds himself burdened with unwanted family responsibilities and an interfering mother-in-law (Clare Kelly).
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...
Island Of Lost Souls (Masters Of Cinema) (Dvd & Blu
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...
In 1883, Captain Chris Hanson and his passengers depart from Singapore to search for lost treasure. They eventually arrive at the island of Krakatoa, but their expedition is thrown into turmoil by a combination of a rebellion from the thirty prisoners aboard the ship and the eruption of a local volcano.
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 nine episodes of the 1980s comedy drama based on the novel by J.B. Priestley and adapted by Alan Plater. John Stratton stars as Jess Oakroyd, who, tired of his dull life, leaves his family and joins the ranks of a touring concert party as it plies its trade in the seaside towns and shires of 1930s England. Episodes comprise: 'In Which We Meet the Company', 'Miss Trant Pays the Bill', 'Supper at the Royal Standard', 'On the Road', 'Slippin' Round the Corner', 'Stumbling Chronicles', 'A Wind in...
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...
All 13 episodes from the first two series of Roy Clarke's popular comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. In 'Short Back and Palais Glide' the friends go in search of Compo's key. 'Inventor of the Forty Foot Ferret' sees Blamire try to get Compo into church. 'Pate and Chips' has the gang spend a day out at a stately home. 'Spring Fever' finds Compo indulging in carnal fantasies about Nora Batty. 'The New Mobile Trio' sees Clegg and friends taking to the road in their new £30 car. 'Hail Smiling Morn or...
William and Catherine- Inside the Royal Wedding
Hanzo The Razor (Sword Of Justice - The Snare - Who
The Perfect Foyle - Music Inspired by Foyle's War
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
Father Came Too!
Sophie's Choice (1982)
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 collection of 23 dramas based on the novels of Catherine Cookson: 'The Mallen Secret', 'The Mallen Curse', 'The Mallen Girls', 'The Mallen Streak', 'The Fifteen Streets', 'The Wingless Bird', 'The Round Tower', 'The Black Velvet Gown', 'The Black Candle', 'The Rag Nymph', 'The Moth', 'The Girl', 'The Tide of Life', 'The Glass Virgin', 'The Gambling Man', 'The Man Who Cried', 'The Cinder Path', 'The Dwelling Place', 'The Colour Blind', 'The Tilly Trotter', 'The Storyteller', 'The Secret' and 'Dinner...
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...
From the highly-rated BBc 2 television series, SAS veteran Eddie Stone and other ex-SAS personnel recreate a typical secret SAS mission. From surviving interrogation to emergency battlefield medicine, they provide the closest insight yet into what it's like to be an SAS man fighting to survive behind enemy lines.
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...
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.
An overview of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, the US Navy's frontline interceptor from 1974 to 2006. Most widely known for its starring role in the hit film 'Top Gun', the F-14 was developed in 1968 after the collapse of the F-111B project. After five years of development, it was finally deployed as a carrier-based fighter, enabling both defensive and offensive strike capabilities against any enemy air threat. Six long-range AIM-54A Phoenix missiles could be targetted separately against six hostile targets...
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...
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'.
Stalker crime thriller with Sal Mineo as a disturbed busboy fixating on nightclub hostess Juliet Prowse. Set in mid 1960s Manhattan, nightclub worker Nora (Prowse) starts to receive obscene phone calls. Initially deciding to dismiss them, Nora's concerns grow when she meets sex-crime obsessed police lieutenant Bill Madden (Jan Murray), who has a personal axe to grind, as his wife was assaulted and murdered by a stalker. As the calls become more personal, including details of events inside her own...
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