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  • Goodnight Mister Tom [1998] Goodnight Mister Tom | DVD | (11/10/2010) from £4.09  |  Saving you £3.89 (48.70%)  |  RRP £7.99

    John Thaw (Inspector Morse) stars as the widowed and cantankerous Tom Oakley in this charming film adaptation of the prize-winning children’s novel by Michelle Magorian. When the Second World War is declared Tom finds that his quiet life in the village of Little Weirwold is set to change when nine-year old Willie Beech (Nick Robinson) is evacuated from London and billeted on him. Willie is a quiet sad child with a deprived and disturbing past but he slowly begins to flouri

  • Inspector Morse - The Complete Collection [1987] Inspector Morse - The Complete Collection | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £31.49  |  Saving you £28.50 (47.50%)  |  RRP £59.99

    Adapted from Colin Dexter's best-selling novels Inspector Morse took to our screens in 1987 with John Thaw in the lead role as the talented but cynical and lonely Inspector and Kevin Whately as his partner Detective Robert Lewis. Throughout its thirteen year run Morse repeatedly solved difficult murder cases with his old-fashioned methods and Lewis's help. A touching and emotional drama that touched the hearts of its audience.

  • Sweeney! Movie Collection (Sweeney!/Sweenet 2) [1976] Sweeney! Movie Collection (Sweeney!/Sweenet 2) | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £9.49  |  Saving you £3.50 (26.90%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Both full length big screen outings of Detectives Regan and Carter. Sweeney!: The sexy mistress of a cabinet minister is found dead of an apparent overdoes and D.I. Regan (John Thaw) and D.S. Carter (Dennis Waterman) shake off the booze and women to take on the case. But when the bullet-riddled bodies start to pile up in the London streets Regan and Carter find themselves bollocks-deep in a murderous conspiracy involving doomed prostitutes machine-gun assassins multi-national oil companies and a cold-blooded bureaucrat who may be above the law. Barry Foster (Frenzy) and Ian Bannen (Braveheart) co-star in this smash feature film that took all the hard-hitting drama of television's The Sweeney and blasted it onto cinema screens like never before! Sweeney 2: When the Chief of the Flying Squad is nicked on corruption charges he makes one last official request of D.I. Regan (John Thaw) and D.S. Carter (Dennis Waterman): Take down a ruthless crew of highly-skilled and heavily armed bank robbers terrorizing London. But as the gangs getaways become increasingly violent Regan and Carter must tangle with crooked cops beautiful women a mad bomber the government of Malta and a final raid that becomes a desperate shotgun massacre. Denholm Elliott (Raiders Of the Lost Ark) and Ken Hutchison (Straw Dogs) co-star in this second gritty feature film based on the roughest toughest and most politically incorrect crime series in TV history!

  • The Frighteners: The Complete Series [DVD] The Frighteners: The Complete Series | DVD | (15/05/2017) from £13.04  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    No cops and robbers, no clanking chains, no well-worn horror themes; this rare and highly acclaimed thriller anthology features instead a range of stories in which ordinary people are threatened by situations that slide startlingly, menacingly out of control... Featuring the considerable talents of John Thaw, Ian Holm, Warren Clarke, Tom Bell, Ray Smith and Robert Urquhart, The Frighteners features thirteen haunting tales of malice and manipulation, vengeance and mounting terror. It features stories from acclaimed novelist and playwright William Trevor, Bouquet of Barbed Wire author Andrea Newman, Get Carter writer/director Mike Hodges, and Secret Army co-creator Wilfred Greatorex.

  • A Year In Provence [DVD] A Year In Provence | DVD | (24/03/2014) from £6.69  |  Saving you £13.30 (66.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Peter Mayle's best-seller is brought wonderfully to life in this BBC adaptation now available for the first time in its complete unedited version as originally broadcast over 12 episodes. Leaving their jobs and the rat race behind them the Mayles head off to the South of France seduced by the prospect of an idyllic rural life in the sun. They soon discover the reality to be somewhat different however as one outlandish comic situation follows another and a succession of colourful characters constantly interrupt their plan for a quiet life.

  • The Edgar Wallace Anthology [DVD] The Edgar Wallace Anthology | DVD | (04/11/2013) from £49.79  |  Saving you £80.20 (61.70%)  |  RRP £129.99

    One of the twentieth century's most successful crime novelists, Edgar Wallace's thrillers have been widely adapted for film and television - the most memorable of which are the <i>Edgar Wallace Mysteries</i> series, made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960s. A noir-esque series, it updates some of the author's stories to more contemporary settings, blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Unseen for decades and freshly transferred from the origina...

  • The Sweeney: The Complete Series [DVD] The Sweeney: The Complete Series | DVD | (06/10/2014) from £23.65  |  Saving you £26.34 (52.70%)  |  RRP £49.99

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  • Goodnight Mister Tom [Blu-ray] Goodnight Mister Tom | Blu Ray | (11/10/2010) from £6.49  |  Saving you £11.50 (63.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

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  • Regan [DVD] Regan | DVD | (10/09/2012) from £7.48  |  Saving you £5.51 (42.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Before The Sweeney there was Regan. Rough, tough and politically incorrect in the way that only the best '70s dramas can be, Regan was a pilot film for The Sweeney - one of the major television successes of the last fifty years. Featuring John Thaw as the irascible Detective Inspector Regan and Dennis Waterman as his loyal 'oppo', Detective Sergeant Carter, Regan was an immediate critical and ratings hit, resulting in four series of The Sweeney and two successful feature films. For the first time ever, Regan has been remastered and restored in High Definition for this Blu-ray release and has never looked better. Jack Regan is a good copper, but his tough, intuitive style is becoming unfashionable in a Scotland Yard seeking a new image. When a policeman is mysteriously murdered, Regan breaks all the rules to find the killer - but he finds there are men in the Flying Squad prepared to break him.

  • Monsignor Renard Monsignor Renard | DVD | (11/06/2007) from £6.25  |  Saving you £5.30 (40.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    After going against the wishes of his family to join the Catholic Church twenty years earlier Monsignor Renard returns to the town where he was born. He finds confusion mainly caused by an ineffectual Mayor who is at pains to reassure the anxious populace that threats of occupation are premature. Renard is given a cool reception by his brother Yves resentful that Renard escaped the running of the family business and is accused of scaremongering when he disagrees with the Mayor.

  • Inspector Morse - The Complete Series (33 Disc Box Set) [1987] Inspector Morse - The Complete Series (33 Disc Box Set) | DVD | (07/10/2002) from £69.99  |  Saving you £130.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £199.99

    When Inspector Morse first appeared on television in 1987, nobody could have predicted that it would run into the next century, maintaining throughout a quality of scripts and storylines that raised the genre of the detective series to a new level. Much of its success can be attributed to John Thaw's total immersion in the role. Morse is a prickly character and not obviously easy to like. As a detective in Oxford with unfulfilled academic propensities, he is permanently excluded from a world of which he would dearly love to be a part. He is at odds with that world--and with his colleagues in the police force--most of the time. Passionate about opera and "proper beer", he is a cultural snob for whom vulgarity causes almost physical pain. As a result, he lives from one disillusionment to another. And he is scarred--more deeply than he would ever admit--by past relationships. But he also has a na&#239;ve streak and, deep down, sensitivity, which makes him a fascinating challenge for women. At the heart of Morse's professional life is his awkward partnership with Detective Sergeant Lewis, the resolutely ordinary, worldly sidekick who manages to keep his boss in an almost permanent state of exasperation while retaining his grudging respect. It's a testament to Kevin Whately's consistently excellent performance that from such unpromising material, Lewis becomes as indispensable to the series as Barrington Pheloung's hypnotic, classic theme music. Morse's investigations do occasionally take him abroad to more exotic locations, but throughout 14 successful years of often gruesome murders, the city of Oxford itself became a central character in these brooding two-hour dramas: creator Colin Dexter said he finally had to kill Morse off because he was giving Oxford a bad reputation as a dangerous place! --Piers Ford

  • Kavanagh Q.C. - The Complete Series 4 Kavanagh Q.C. - The Complete Series 4 | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £13.21  |  Saving you £6.78 (33.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    John Thaw is Kavanagh Q.C. one of the most respected criminal advocates in London. From a northern working-class background James Kavanagh has climbed to the top of an elite profession through hard work and a love of the law. But his dedication to work the long hours and difficult cases have taken their toll on life at home with his wife and two teenage children. This double DVD release features Series Four of Kavanagh Q.C.. Episode titles: 1. Memento Mori 2. Care In The Com

  • Armchair Theatre: Volume 2 [DVD] Armchair Theatre: Volume 2 | DVD | (03/09/2012) from £8.39  |  Saving you £11.60 (58.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Armchair Theatre was ITV's flagship drama anthology series. Initially screened between 1956 and 1973, it was hugely popular, with viewing figures occasionally reaching twenty million, and became a byword for quality in televised drama.Pioneering, immensely influential and sometimes challenging in its content, the series consistently drew upon a wide range of talent. Armchair Theatre became a showcase for the post-war generation of British writers who sought to place sensitive social topics - in particular the British class system - under the microscope. Throughout, the series featured a number of powerful, award-winning plays, and its lasting influence was a testament to producer Sydney Newman's passionate belief in television's potential to bring high-quality drama to the viewing public. This collection brings together a further eight plays, initially broadcast between 1970 and 1974. Featuring scripts by Donald Churchill (Spooner's Patch), P.J. Hammond (Sapphire and Steel) and Roger Marshall, whose play ties into an episode of his most memorable series Public Eye, the programmes include accomplished performances from, among others, John Thaw, Anton Rodgers, Kenneth Haigh, Bill Maynard, Susannah York, Gordon Jackson and Warren Clarke.

  • The Sweeney Double Feature - The Sweeney 1 / The Sweeney 2 [1976] The Sweeney Double Feature - The Sweeney 1 / The Sweeney 2 | DVD | (25/08/2003) from £11.99  |  Saving you £-0.95 (-5.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Sweeney! Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan (Thaw) gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of his girlfriend. Framed on a drink-driving charge and suspended from the force with his partner and best mate George Carter (Waterman) unable to help Jack must rely on his wits to evade deadly government hitmen and expose the real villain... Sweeney 2 Regan and Carter head a n investigation into a series of British bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

  • Regan - The original Armchair Cinema pilot for The Sweeney - [ITV] - [Network] - [Blu-ray] Regan - The original Armchair Cinema pilot for The Sweeney - - - | Blu Ray | (10/10/2011) from £6.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (65.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This is the pilot episode that launched the television series The Sweeney.Jack Regan is a good copper, but his tough, intuitive style is becoming unfashionable in a Scotland Yard seeking a new, technocratic image. When a policeman is mysteriously murdered, Regan breaks all the rules to find the killer but he finds there are men in the Flying Squad equally prepared to break him...

  • Bomber Harris Bomber Harris | DVD | (04/11/2002) from £7.34  |  Saving you £5.65 (43.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    John Thaw stars in this critically acclaimed BBC drama based on the wartime career of Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris the Commander in chief of Bomber Command from 1942-1945.

  • Inspector Morse - Series 8 Inspector Morse - Series 8 | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £7.99  |  Saving you £14.72 (58.90%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This box set features all the special episodes of the classic British Television drama Inspector Morse. Episodes comprise: 1. Way Through The Woods: A man accused of being the Lover's Lane killer is killed in a prison fight before his trial. But Inspector Morse is convinced that he was innocent and that the key to the murderer can be found in the depths of Wytham Woods... 2. The Daughters Of Cain: What first appears as a routine case for Morse and Lewis becom

  • Kavanagh Q.C. - The Complete Series 1 [2002] Kavanagh Q.C. - The Complete Series 1 | DVD | (15/03/2004) from £15.98  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The fact that John Thaw was able to make his eponymous character in Kavanagh QC stand out as a unique personality distinct from the superficially similar Inspector Morse says much about his understated skills as an actor. Thaw brought his trademark mixture of curmudgeonly belligerence and gruff sensitivity to Kavanagh, but the barrister--who first appeared on our screens in 1995 while the Oxford detective was still alive and kicking--is no polished-up Morse. He is far worldlier, is married and has a family. And although he is often troubled by his cases, he is never afraid to play the system. He knows that there are devious, even superficial lawyers, some of them in his own chambers, who he must face across the courtroom, but he acknowledges them as an unavoidable aspect of the world in which he works. The plots are often convoluted, but Kavanagh's wielding of the trusty sword of truth is always irresistible, particularly when the case involves some kind of high-level government aberration. "The End of Law" is a case in point; a particularly nasty tale about an unexceptional businessman framed for a murder which covers up an unpleasant security scandal. It's dark and dirty and full of troubling compromises. In the end, as with most of his cases, Kavanagh's craggy features convey a subtle hint of the sourness which comes with his chosen territory. --Piers Ford

  • Goodnight Mister Tom (Digitally Remastered) [DVD] Goodnight Mister Tom (Digitally Remastered) | DVD | (11/10/2010) from £11.53  |  Saving you £0.46 (3.80%)  |  RRP £11.99

    John Thaw (Inspector Morse) stars as the widowed and cantankerous Tom Oakley in this charming film adaptation of the prize-winning children's novel by Michelle Magorian. When the Second World War is declared Tom finds that his quiet life in the village of Little Weirwold is set to change when nine-year old Willie Beech (Nick Robinson) is evacuated from London and billeted on him. Willie is a quiet sad child with a deprived and disturbing past but he slowly begins to flourish under the care of 'Mister Tom' and enjoys an idyllic village life. Gradually a strong bond of friendship develops between the two. Then quite suddenly his mother (Annabelle Apsion) summons Willie back to the terrors of Blitz-torn London. Tom is left feeling lonely and wondering if he will ever see his dear friend again.

  • Inspector Morse - Series 5 Inspector Morse - Series 5 | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £8.99  |  Saving you £7.98 (31.90%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This box set features the entire fifth series of the classic British Television drama Inspector Morse. Episodes comprise: 1. Second Time Around: Morse becomes concerned when an ex-Deputy Police Commissioner is murdered. He also discovers that there exists a connection between a missing chapter from the murdered man's memoirs and himself... 2. Fat Chance: A woman deacon dies in suspicious circumstances and Morse is called in... 3. Who Killed Harry Field?:

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