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John Thaw: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

  • Goodnight Mister Tom [1998] Goodnight Mister Tom | DVD | (11/10/2010) from £4.12  |  Saving you £3.87 (48.40%)  |  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

  • The Sweeney: The Complete Series [DVD] The Sweeney: The Complete Series | DVD | (06/10/2014) from £22.99  |  Saving you £27.00 (54.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

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  • Inspector Morse - The Complete Collection [1987] Inspector Morse - The Complete Collection | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £24.49  |  Saving you £35.50 (59.20%)  |  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.

  • Home to Roost - Complete Series [Repackaged] Home to Roost - Complete Series | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £17.26  |  Saving you £12.73 (42.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Henry Willows is a middle-aged divorcee contentedly living alone. Feathers really fly as his orderly life is disrupted when his teenage son Matthew whom he has not seen for seven years appears out of the blue intending to stay. While Henry has never quite seen himself as the typical loving parent he reluctantly agrees to give the arrangement a try. The differences in age and temperament between father and son produce hilarious situations as they attempt to adjust to life together. Matthew is a typical teenager who likes rock music girls telling lies and drinking his father's whiskey. From the moment he moves in life for poor Henry will never be the same.

  • Sweeney! Movie Collection (Sweeney!/Sweenet 2) [1976] Sweeney! Movie Collection (Sweeney!/Sweenet 2) | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £7.95  |  Saving you £5.04 (38.80%)  |  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!

  • 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.

  • Monsignor Renard Monsignor Renard | DVD | (11/06/2007) from £5.89  |  Saving you £7.10 (54.70%)  |  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.

  • Kavanagh Q.C. - The Complete Series 1 [2002] Kavanagh Q.C. - The Complete Series 1 | DVD | (15/03/2004) from £5.79  |  Saving you £14.20 (71.00%)  |  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

  • Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 5 [DVD] [1963] Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 5 | DVD | (22/10/2012) from £13.36  |  Saving you £16.40 (54.70%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The thrillers of Edgar Wallace one of the twentieth century’s most successful crime novelists have been widely adapted for film and television – the most memorable of which being the Edgar Wallace Mysteries 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 these dramas have been freshly transferred from the original film elements specifically for this release.

  • Regan - The Movie [1974] Regan - The Movie | DVD | (06/09/2002) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Regan is classic TV drama that will have you saying, "they don't make 'em like that any more". This is the feature-length pilot to what became the long-running TV series The Sweeney, starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman as the hard-as-nails Flying Squad double act. The story opens in a south London pub decorated in shades of brown so manifold that it forms a patina on the screen more normally associated with a painterly artist. It's the early 1970s, and Thaw's Inspector Regan is a lone ranger fighting on several fronts including the imminent modernisation of the police force, which he describes as a vision of "hundreds of little grey men working on top of each other, pots of tea and committees". The dialogue is clever, rich and funny. When Regan tries to persuade Carter to work with him on the case he growls: "Mary darling, I'm not trying to start an affair with you." The heroes have thinning hair and bad habits: Regan drinks whiskey in the middle of the day and constantly smokes, he's lost his wife, let down his daughter, and then loses his girlfriend (Maureen Lipman). The filming is wonderfully crafted--shots taken from odd angles, action that surprises and gritty London locations. "You're a copper. You belong like me out in the cold," Regan says to Carter in the last scene as they go off to get a drink out of licensed hours. Not the end, but the start of a beautiful relationship. --Joan Byrne

  • The Sweeney - the Complete Series 1 - 4 [Box Set] The Sweeney - the Complete Series 1 - 4 | DVD | (10/12/2007) from £22.95  |  Saving you £18.48 (37.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Rough tough and politically incorrect in the way that only the best 70s drama series can be The Sweeney is 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 this benchmark television series is presented in this definitive collection.

  • Itv 60 [DVD] Itv 60 | DVD | (23/11/2015) from £16.55  |  Saving you £63.44 (79.30%)  |  RRP £79.99

    Since the summer of 1955, the ITV network has entertained the nation with some of the most memorable programming ever created for British television. This collection celebrates those six decades with an outstanding, specially selected collection of superb dramas, hilarious comedies and thought-provoking documentaries some of which haven't been seen since their original transmission. With each disc themed to provide an evening's entertainment , this dip into the archives provides a trip down Memory Lane as well as a timely reminder of some of the best television of the last sixty years. A mixture of both classics and rarities (including some programmes thought lost forever), this set contains previously unreleased episodes of Crossroads, Rainbow, Tiswas, Coronation Street, World in Action, The Bill and Whicker's World together with some exceptionally rare items from the Associated Rediffusion archive: No Hiding Place, Mystery Bag, Crane and Our Man at St. Mark's. So spoil yourself settle down for a great night in and join us for a journey through the decades! DISC ONE ITV Opening Night Preview | Thunderbirds: Trapped in the Sky | The Army Game: April Fool | Man About the House: While the Cat's Away | Robin of Sherwood: The Greatest Enemy | The Prisoner: Checkmate DISC TWO Pathfinders in Space: Convoy to the Moon | The Larkins: Frightful Nightful | Sunday Night at the London Palladium: 28/11/1965 | The World at War: It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow | Callan: Let's Kill Everybody DISC THREE Catweazle: The Sun in a Bottle | The Arthur Haynes Show: 08/12/1962 | The Avengers: The Winged Avenger | Public Eye: My Life's My Own | An Audience with Dame Edna DISC FOUR Crossroads: 26/10/1983 | On the Buses: The Strain | The Saint: The Contract | The Tommy Cooper Hour: 21/04/1974 | Auf Wiedershen Pet: The Alien DISC FIVE Rainbow: 26/12/1975 | Pipkins: Cowboys | Doctor in the House: What Seems To Be The Trouble? | The Power Game: The New Boy | 21 DISC SIX Magpie: 26/11/1976 | Shut That Door! | Space 1999: Breakaway | No Hiding Place: A Bird to Watch the Marbles | The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man DISC SEVEN Tiswas: 30/08/1975 | Four Feather Falls: Horse Thieves | The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show | Gideon's Way: The Wall | Tales of the Unexpected: Royal Jelly DISC EIGHT The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Coming of Robin Hood | Nearest and Dearest: What Seems to be the Trouble? | Rising Damp: Black Magic | Mystery Bag: Lockhart Finds a Note | Upstairs Downstairs: Miss Forrest | Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia DISC NINE Ace of Wands: Peacock Pie 1 | Coronation Street: 18/05/1964 | Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): Could You Recognise the Man Again? | Crane: A Cargo of Cornflour | Soldier Soldier: Stormy Weather DISC TEN A Fine Romance: Series 2 episode 6 | World in Action: The Chart Busters | The Professionals: Blind Run | Inspector Morse: Driven to Distraction DISC ELEVEN George and Mildred: Moving On | Jason King: To Russia With... Panache | The Main Chance: The Best Legal System in the World | Justice: A Nice Straight-forward Treason | Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode 1 DISC TWELVE Our Man at St Mark's: The Facts of Life | The Bill: The Short Straw | Man at the Top: I'll Do the Dirty Work | Whicker's World Aboard The Orient Express | Armchair Theatre: Afternoon of a Nymph - See more at: http://networkonair.com/shop/2287-itv-60-502762644674.html#sthash.pPmpBenG.dpuf

  • UFC 114: Rampage vs Evans [DVD] UFC 114: Rampage vs Evans | DVD | (13/09/2010) from £7.29  |  Saving you £1.70 (18.90%)  |  RRP £8.99

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  • The Frighteners: The Complete Series [DVD] The Frighteners: The Complete Series | DVD | (15/05/2017) from £11.99  |  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.

  • 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...

  • Bomber Harris Bomber Harris | DVD | (04/11/2002) from £5.70  |  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.

  • Regan [DVD] Regan | DVD | (10/09/2012) from £8.29  |  Saving you £4.70 (36.20%)  |  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.

  • Wartime Stories Wartime Stories | DVD | (10/01/2005) from £15.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £50.99

    A wonderfully evocative three DVD box set which features three films each telling a wartime story. Goodnight Mister Tom: 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 Lo

  • The Second World War In Colour [1999] The Second World War In Colour | DVD | (01/11/1999) from £9.99  |  Saving you £3.75 (18.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Almost all of our recollections of the Second World War are in black and white. But years of research have unearthed hours of previously unseen colour film offering a completely new portrait of the war. The result is The Second World War In Colour - a remarkable insight into the event that shaped our modern world. Dramatic colour footage from as early as 1933 shows home movies of Adolf Hitler and his cohorts the devastation wrought by the Blitz life on the home front d-Day and t

  • Inspector Morse - Series 2 Inspector Morse - Series 2 | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £3.99  |  Saving you £14.00 (56.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    This box set features the entire second series of the classic British Television drama Inspector Morse. Episodes comprise: 1. The Wolvercote Tongue: Morse is called to investigate the suspicious death of a wealthy American tourist Laura Poindexter. She was on a cultural tour of Britain with her husband and their visit to Oxford had a special significance for them. Laura had inherited a precious jewel known as 'The Wolvercote Tongue' and had announced her intention t

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