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Mapp And Lucia | DVD | (10/04/2006)
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Miss Emmeline Lucas known universally to her friends as Lucia is a dreadful snob but in Miss Elizabeth Mapp of Mallards Lucia meets her match. On the surface they are the most genteel of society ladies but beneath the veneer of politeness and etiquette lies a bitter and seething malice. There is no plan too devious no plot too cunning no depths to which they would not sink in order to win the battle for social supremacy. Using their deadly weapons of garden parties bridge eve
Wallace And Gromit - A Matter Of Loaf And Death | DVD | (23/03/2009)
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Log line: Wallace and Gromit''s new bakery business faces danger when a mysterious killer starts targeting all the bakers in town. Two liner: Wallace and Gromit have opened a new bakery business - Top Bun - but a deadly murderer is targeting all the bakers in town. Wallace couldn''t care - he''s found true love in the shape of Piella Bakewell former star of the Bake-O-Lite bread commercials. Can Gromit discover the identity of the Cereal Killer before Wallace becomes the next victim? Two para: Wallace and Gromit have opened a new bakery - Top Bun - and business is booming not least because a deadly Cereal Killer has murdered all the other bakers in town. Gromit is worried that they may be the next victims but Wallace couldn''t care - he''s fallen head over heels in love with Piella Bakewell former star of the Bake-O-Lite bread commercials. So Gromit is left to run things on his own when he''d much rather be getting better acquainted with Piella''s lovely pet poodle Fluffles. But then Gromit makes a shocking discovery which points to the killer''s true identity. Can he save his master from becoming the next baker to be butchered? And does Fluffles know more than she is saying? It''s a classic 'who-doughnut'' mystery as four-time Academy Award winning director Nick Park creates a hilarious new masterpiece in the tradition of 'master of suspense'' Alfred Hitchcock.
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (TV Series) | DVD | (07/01/2013)
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Almost a decade after Maggie Smith won an Academy Award for her performance in the film of the same name, Scottish Television undertook a television dramatisation of Dame Muriel Spark's much loved novel. With Geraldine McEwan in the title role, this seven-part series explored more fully and at length the rich and varied characters that populated her work and in so doing, created a superbly satisfying drama, a strikingly different yet complementary partner to its big screen counterpart. Despairing of dreary rain-soaked Newcastle, Miss Brodie is reinvigorated by the opportunity to teach at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls in her beloved Edinburgh. The visionary Miss Brodie soon finds herself at odds with some members of the teaching staff, and some parents, with her outspoken attitudes towards her girls, the curriculum she swiftly casts aside, and her beloved Mussolini. Taking those girls with potential under her wing, the inquisitive, the attractive, the talented, the outcast, Miss Brodie inspires a spirited rebellion in her charges, much to the chagrin of the aptly named Miss Gaunt, whilst befriending likeminded teachers of art and music. "I am a teacher, first, last and always... that is what I am here for; to keep your mind alive until the curriculum catches up with it."
Carrie's War | DVD | (12/01/2004)
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During World War 2 Carrie and Nick are evacuated to a small Welsh town to live with the strict Mr Evans and his sister Auntie Lou and find they've entered a world of curses witches and druids; a world where nothing is quite what it seems...
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit | DVD | (30/06/2008)
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A story of love freedom and choice based on Whitbread prize winning author Jeanette Winterson. Her adopted mother is a passionate Pentecostalist whose world view is so entirely governed by the Bible that she believes her daughter to be the Chosen One from God. But Jess's feelings for other girls and her mother's fury at her daughter's 'unnatural passions' leads to her abrupt expulsion from the church and the beginning of her search to be herself.
The Magdalene Sisters | DVD | (01/09/2003)
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Based on the true accounts of the Magdalene laundries in Ireland which eventually closed in 1996 after an estimated 30 000 women had been detained 'The Magdalene Sisters' follows the story of three of these young women in Dublin 1964. Margaret (Anne-Marie Duff) is raped by her cousin at a family wedding and is considered to have shamed her family. Bernadette (Nora-Jane Noone) resident of a local orphanage is unaware that her blossoming good looks are set to undermine her fu
The Anthony Trollope Collection | DVD | (02/10/2006)
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This collection features three of Anthony Trollope's highly regarded works brilliantly adapted for the small screen. With over 15 hours of timeless film from one of the nineteenth-century's greatest writers visit the fascinating world of Victorian England as the prolific and respected novelist illustrates the penetrating conflicts of the day. He Knew He Was Right: Louis Trevelyan's refusal to believe in his wife Emily's fidelity destroys a perfect marriage and drives him literally insane. Suspicious beyond reason that she is having an affair with Colonel Osbourne a man of dubious reputation he forces his wife out of their house hires the seedy private detective Bozzle to spy on her and organises the kidnapping of their son with devastating consequences. Throughout Emily's protestation of her innocence and the couple's enduring love for each other despite their estrangement render the story moving and tragic. The Way We Live Now: Set in the railway boom of the 1870s Anthony Trollope's epic tale of Victorian power and corruption captures the turmoil as the old order is swept aside by the brash new forces of business and finance. It is packed with the trials and tribulations of young love the enduring values of honourable men the raw energy of one of the most powerful cities in the world and the greed and corruption that lay below its glittering surface. The Barchester Chronicles: The acclaimed 1982 BBC adaptation of Anthony Trollope's novels. The community of Barchester is shaken from its cosy complacency when a newspaper's crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires. Overnight Rev. Harding (Donald Pleasence) becomes a pawn in a battle between his younger daughter's beau John Bold (David Gwillim) and his older daughter's husband. Little do they realise that the worst is yet to come until a regime change delivers Barchester into the hands of a most unholy trinity: the weak-willed Bishop Proudie (Clive Swift) the domineering Mrs. Proudie (Geraldine McEwan) and the insufferable Rev. Obadiah Slope (Alan Rickman).
Miss Marple - A Murder Is Announced | DVD | (20/03/2006)
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Geraldine McEwan takes over the coveted mantle of the titular super sleuth in one of a series of all-star cast adaptations of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novels. The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn including Jane Marple are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ""A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m."" A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unab
Agatha Christie's Marple - The Complete Collection | DVD | (31/05/2010)
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Bafta award winning Geraldine McEwan stars as Miss Marple in this stunning set of murder mysteries. Miss Marple's sweet old lady exterior hides an excellent perception of human nature and a razor sharp intuition for solving crimes-murderers underestimate her at their peril! Investigations comprise: 1. The Body in the Library 2. The Murder at the Vicarage 3. 4.50 From Paddington 4. A Murder is Announced 5. Sleeping Murder 6. The Moving Finger 7. By the Pricking of my Thumbs 8.
Marple: The Collection - Series 1-6 | DVD | (13/01/2014)
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Celebrated actress Julia McKenzie and BAFTA award-winning actress Geraldine McEwan take on the role of Agatha Christie's shrewd and inquisitive Miss Jane Marple in this spectacular set of murder mysteries.
Wallace And Gromit - A Matter Of Loaf And Death | Blu Ray | (23/03/2009)
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Wallace and Gromit have opened a new bakery - Top Bun - and business is booming not least because a deadly Cereal Killer has murdered all the other bakers in town. Gromit is worried that they may be the next victims but Wallace couldn't care - he's fallen head over heels in love with Piella Bakewell former star of the Bake-O-Lite bread commercials. So Gromit is left to run things on his own when he'd much rather be getting better acquainted with Piella's lovely pet poodle Fluffles. But then Gromit makes a shocking discovery which points to the killer's true identity. Can he save his master from becoming the next baker to be butchered? And does Fluffles know more than she is saying? It's a classic 'who-doughnut' mystery as four-time Academy Award winning director Nick Park creates a hilarious new masterpiece in the tradition of 'master of suspense' Alfred Hitchcock.
The Barchester Chronicles | DVD | (30/05/2005)
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The first two episodes of this BBC miniseries only hint at the delights to come. A lawsuit aimed at church reform in the town of Barchester forces a decent middle-aged clergyman (Donald Pleasence) into a moral crisis and a conflict with his son-in-law, a pompous archdeacon (Nigel Hawthorne, The Madness of King George). The gracefully written and acted narrative shows glimpses of dry wit--but in episode 3, the arrival of a new bishop (Clive Swift, Keeping Up Appearances), his imperious wife (Geraldine McEwan, The Magdalene Sisters), and his devious chaplain (Alan Rickman, Truly Madly Deeply, the Harry Potter movies) launches The Barchester Chronicles into a satirical power struggle all the more mesmerizing because of the smallness of the territory. The scheming of the citizens and clergy of this British town is both Byzantine and wonderfully comic as the tempestuous personalities claw and dig at each other. Rickman, in one of his first film or television roles, turns in a tour de force of oily ambition. McEwan's ferocious machinations are downright terrifying, while the sputtering Hawthorne seems constantly in danger of bursting a vein. At the center of it all is Pleasence. Making goodness compelling has always been difficult, since wickedness is always more dramatic; but Pleasence brings a deep and stirring passion to his role that proves as engaging as all the back-biting that surrounds him. And these are just the more familiar faces; a host of lesser-known actors give equally superb performances. The final episode (of seven) will have you on pins and needles. The Barchester Chronicles, adapted from two novels by Anthony Trollope, is one of those marvels of British television, a skillful production that proves intelligent fare can be hugely entertaining. --Bret Fetzer
Agatha Christie's Marple - The Sittaford Mystery | DVD | (17/07/2006)
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Agatha Christie's classic sleuth Miss Marple (here essayed by Geraldine McEwan) takes on another case of murder most foul... In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor six shadowy figures huddle around a small table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: 'Captain Trevelyan...dead...murder.' Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately his home is six miles away and with sn
Agatha Christie's Marple - The Moving Finger | DVD | (17/07/2006)
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Agatha Christie's classic sleuth Miss Marple (here essayed by Geraldine McEwan) takes on another case of murder most foul.... After a serious motorcycle accident the dashing Jerry Burton (James D'Arcy) arrives in the sleepy village of Lymstock with his sister Joanna (Emilia Fox) to recuperate. Their expectations of peace and quiet are quickly dashed when they discover a poison pen-writer is at large in the village. Together Miss Marple and Jerry set out to stop the malicious mess
Agatha Christie's Marple - The Complete Collection | DVD | (17/07/2006)
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Geraldine McEwan takes over the coveted mantle of the titular super sleuth in a box set of all-star cast adaptations of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novels. Episodes Comprise: 1.Sleeping Murder 2.The Sittaford Mystery 3.The Moving Finger 4.By The Pricking Of My Thumbs
Agatha Christie's Marple | DVD | (14/03/2005)
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Star-studded cast lists and 21st century production values bring Agatha Christie's queen of crime deduction to sparkling life in these four stunning feature length episodes: 1. The Body In The Library 2. A Murder Is Announced 3. Murder At The Vicarage 4. 4.50 From Paddington
Miss Marple - 4.50 From Paddington | DVD | (20/03/2006)
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Geraldine McEwan takes over the coveted mantle of the titular super sleuth in one of a series (this episodes was Emmy-nominated) of all-star cast adaptations of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novels. For a moment the two trains were side by side. In that moment Elspeth McGillicuddy (Pam Ferris) witnessed a murder as she stared out of her window. But who apart from Miss Marple would take her story seriously?
Agatha Christie's Marple - By The Pricking Of My Thumbs | DVD | (17/07/2006)
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Agatha Christie's classic sleuth Miss Marple (here essayed by Geraldine McEwan) takes on another case of murder most foul... When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in Sunny Ridge nursing home Tuppence is concerned by one resident - Mrs Lancaster's (June Whitfield) - who rambles about a dead child behind the lounge fireplace. When Tuppence is introduced to one resident's friend - Miss Marple - she finds herself joining forces with her to follow the clues which lead them to t
Mulberry - Complete Series 2 | DVD | (18/10/2008)
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Mulberry's at it again in Series Two of the hilarious tale of Death's reluctant apprentice son and the po-faced recluse Miss Farnaby. Karl Howman and Geraldine McEwan resume their roles as one of TV's most unlikely but endearing duos. Originally sent to collect Miss Farnaby's soul Mulberry has instead found himself as her elixir of life and the unofficial head of the household much to Bert and Alice's continued disgruntlement. The second series featuring seven episodes sees a change in atmosphere at Farnaby Manor as there is romance in the air for both the lady of the house and Mulberry but as everyone knows the course of true love never did run smooth... especially if Bert and Alice have anything to do with it! Episodes Comprise: 1. Springtime 2. The Accident 3. The Matchmaker 4. The Art Class 5. A Mysterious Guest 6. A Musical Evening 7. An Unexpected Visit
Agatha Christie's Marple - Series 1-5 Complete | DVD | (15/08/2011)
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BAFTA award-winning actress Geraldine McEwan and celebrated actress Julia McKenzie take on the role of Agatha Christie's shrewd and inquisitive Miss Jane Marple in this spectacular set of murder mysteries. Episdoes Comprise:Series 1:The Body in the LibraryMurder at the Vicarage4.50 from PaddingtonA Murder is AnnouncedSeries 2:Sleeping MurderBy the Pricking of my ThumbsThe Sittaford MysteryThe Moving FingerSeries 3:Towards ZeroNemesisAt Bertram's HotelOrdeal by InnocenceSeries 4:A Pocket Full of RyeMurder is EasyThey do it with MirrorsWhy Didn't they ask Evans?Series 5:The Pale HorseThe Secret of ChimneysThe Blue GeraniumThe Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side