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  • Much Ado About Nothing [1993] Much Ado About Nothing | DVD | (01/10/1999) from £4.39  |  Saving you £11.60 (72.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Kenneth Branagh's 1993 production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a vigorous and imaginative work, cheerful and accessible for everyone. Largely the story of Benedick (Branagh) and Beatrice (Emma Thompson)--adversaries who come to believe each is trying to woo the other--the film veers from arched wit to ironic romps, and the two leads don't mind looking a little silly at times. But the plot is also layered with darker matters that concern the ease with which men and women fall into mutual distrust. Branagh has rounded up a mixed cast of stage vets and Hollywood stars, among the latter Denzel Washington and Michael Keaton, the latter playing a rather seedy, Beetlejuice-like version of Dogberry, king of malapropisms.--Tom Keogh

  • The Good Life - Complete Boxed Set [DVD] The Good Life - Complete Boxed Set | DVD | (07/12/2015) from £14.99  |  Saving you £20.00 (57.20%)  |  RRP £34.99

    The Good Life Complete Collection: Celebrating 35 years since its original broadcast, and available for the first time in series order, this is the comedy series that put organic foods, self-sufficiency and green thinking on the map.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - The Complete Collection Ever Decreasing Circles - The Complete Collection | DVD | (30/04/2007) from £10.99  |  Saving you £29.00 (72.50%)  |  RRP £39.99

    Written by the successful team of John Esmonde and Bob Larbey Ever Decreasing Circles was first broadcast by the BBC in February 1984. Richard Briers Penelope Wilton and Peter Egan star in this popular suburban-set comedy. This box set features all four series of the hit comedy show. Episodes Comprise: 1. The New Neighbour 2. Taking Over 3. A Strange Woman 4. Holiday Plans 5. Vicars and Tarts 6. The Tea Party 7. The Cricket Match 8. A Married Man 9. Housework 10. Snooker 11. Boredom 12. The Psychiatrist 13. The Party 14. Manure 15. One Night Stand 16. House to Let 17. Local Hero 18. The Campaign 19. Cavaliers and Roundheads 20. Relaxation 21. Goodbye Paul? 22. Stuck in a Loft 23. Neighbourhood Watch 24. The Footpath 25. Jumping to Conclusions 26. Half an Office

  • Watership Down [DVD] [1978] Watership Down | DVD | (28/10/2013) from £3.00  |  Saving you £6.99 (70.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A timeless classic comes alive in this enchanting movie based on the best-selling novel by Richard Adams. Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver the courageous Bigwig the clever Blackberry and the honourable Hazel they face daunting challenges and use their strength and cunning to survive while pursuing their dreams. Along their trek they make an unlikely friend - a loony seagull named Kehaar - and battle the vicious General Woundwort the cruel leader of another warren. Film director Martin Rosen frames the tale largely from the viewpoint of the rabbits so that we identify with each one. Packed with excitement and adventure Watership Down is an engaging thrilling tale that celebrates traditional values of loyalty courage and spirit. Special Features: A Conversation with the Film Makers Defining the Style Documentary Storyboard Comparisons

  • The Eric Sykes Collection [DVD] The Eric Sykes Collection | DVD | (23/08/2010) from £7.49  |  Saving you £12.50 (62.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Eric Sykes Collection

  • The Good Life - Complete Boxed Set [DVD] The Good Life - Complete Boxed Set | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £34.05  |  Saving you £45.94 (57.40%)  |  RRP £79.99

    Celebrating 35 years since its original broadcast and available for the first time in series order this is the comedy series that put organic foods self-sufficiency and green thinking on the map. On his 40th birthday Tom Good (Richard Briers) decides that he's had enough of the rat race and that he and his wife Barbara (Felicity Kendal) should become self-sufficient. Overnight they begin to convert their suburban garden into a farm complete with crops pigs and chickens homemade beer and more. But their choice of lifestyle doesn't exactly fit in with the neighbours in particular Margot Leadbetter (Penelope Keith) and her henpecked husband Jerry (Paul Eddington) who find themselves hindering but even sometimes helping against their better judgement. Unique in its vision consistent in its comedy this is entertainment at its finest the kind that only comes with The Good Life.

  • Ronnie Barker - A Home Of Your Own Ronnie Barker - A Home Of Your Own | DVD | (07/08/2006) from £6.03  |  Saving you £3.96 (39.60%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A groundbreaking comedy and a subtle satire of the UK building industry in the 1960s (which is still frighteningly relevant today!) an excellent cast of comedians in their early days (Ronnie Barker Richard Briers Peter Butterworth Bernard Cribbins) will have you rolling in the aisles!

  • The Norman Conquests [DVD] The Norman Conquests | DVD | (07/04/2014) from £10.29  |  Saving you £9.70 (48.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This masterly adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn's celebrated trio of plays encompasses a remarkable range of talent - from multi-award-winning producers Verity Lambert and David Susskind to a cast that includes Tom Conti Penelope Keith Richard Briers and Penelope Wilton. Employing a typically inventive device (which Ayckbourn would further explore in 1999 with the simultaneous staging of the two-act House and Garden) the trilogy presents a comically fraught weekend from three different perspectives as family and in-laws gather at the decaying country home of their bedridden mother the drink flows and hidden enmities intimate secrets and uncomfortable truths emerge through the veneer of jollity and civility. The Norman Conquests was phenomenally successful both in London's West End in 1974 and on Broadway the following year and this Thames production similarly triumphed at the BAFTA Awards in 1977 earning Keith an award for Best Actress and a joint nomination for Best Drama Series for Lambert and director Herbert Wise.

  • The Good Life - Series 1 [1975] The Good Life - Series 1 | DVD | (06/10/2003) from £7.50  |  Saving you £8.01 (32.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Six episodes including the first ever of the series. The Goods decide to become self sufficient by growing their own food keeping their own livestock and bartering for anything they can't produce themselves.... Episode titles: Plough Your Own Furrow / Say Little Hen... / The Weaker Sex? / Pig's Lib / The Thing In The Cellar / The Pagan Rite.

  • Twelfth Night [1988] Twelfth Night | DVD | (24/05/2004) from £4.65  |  Saving you £8.34 (64.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Kenneth Branagh's staging of the classic Shakespeare play.

  • Chorus Of Dissaproval [2007] Chorus Of Dissaproval | DVD | (07/05/2007) from £3.99  |  Saving you £2.00 (33.40%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Following the death of his wife Guy Jones (Jeremy Irons) is moved by his company to a sleepy seaside town where faced with knowing no-one and nights of boredom in front of the TV he decides to join the local amateur dramatics society. He is enthusiastically welcomed by eccentric Welsh Director Dafydd (Anthony Hopkins) but it is not long before Guy realizes that the action on stage is nothing compared with the jealousy suspicion and seduction that carries on when rehearsals ar

  • Bob The Builder - Knights Of Can-A-Lot Bob The Builder - Knights Of Can-A-Lot | DVD | (17/03/2003) from £2.75  |  Saving you £7.24 (72.50%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The Knights of Can-a-Lot is a 45-minute never-televised adventure starring Bob the Builder, otherwise dubbed "Sir Fix-a-Lot". When Bob's dad, also called Bob, arrives for an unexpected visit, a simple case of mistaken identity lands Bob junior and his crew a big job restoring a crumbling castle--under the leadership of Bob senior. Problem is, Bob's dad isn't quite up to the role of foreman, nor are Bob and Wendy comfortable taking orders from him. Naturally, the construction crew steps up to the challenge, assuming names like "Sir Roll-a-Lot" and "Lady Dump-a-Lot" and learning all about medieval castles and legends as they work. When Bob and his Dad get locked in the dungeon, they have a heart-to-heart discussion that reveals the importance of honesty and teamwork. After the restoration is complete, Bob's mum joins her family, the construction crew and the historical society for a celebratory medieval pageant. This Bob the Builder episode is rich in history and construction fun. --Tami Horiuchi

  • The Good Life - Complete Series Four [DVD] The Good Life - Complete Series Four | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £8.69  |  Saving you £11.30 (56.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Tom and Barbara continue to struggle against adversity - and Margo - on many fronts including manure as they approach Margo's pony club for a steady supply of fertiliser. From making their own clothes with sheep's wool and stinging nettle dye to building chicken sheds and buying secondhand looms they find their way through an assortment of challenges. And life for Margo and Jerry is not without its ups and downs as Jerry fights to succeed his boss at the office and Margo continues to spend spend spend. This fourth and final series release also contains the 1977 Christmas Special and the 1978 Royal Command Performance which was filmed before The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Episodes comprise: 1. Away From It All 2. The Green Door 3. Our Speaker Today 4. The Weaver's Tale 5. Suit Yourself 6. Sweet And Sour Charity 7. Anniversary

  • All in Good Faith - The Complete Series 1 [DVD] All in Good Faith - The Complete Series 1 | DVD | (21/10/2013) from £6.48  |  Saving you £6.51 (50.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    In his first comedy for ITV, Richard Briers stars as a beleaguered vicar who abandons the comforts of his affluent Oxfordshire parish for the more challenging climes of a run-down Midlands town. Also starring Pam Ferris and Nigel Humphreys, this hugely engaging sitcom was penned by noted screenwriter John Kane, and directed by multi-award winner John Howard Davies. When doubts begin to assail the Rev. Philip Lambe, he feels the problems of an urban parish might help renew his faith in himsel...

  • The Galton And Simpson Playhouse - The Complete Series The Galton And Simpson Playhouse - The Complete Series | DVD | (19/01/2009) from £8.29  |  Saving you £6.70 (44.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    The Galton And Simpson Playhouse: The Complete Series

  • The Good Life - Complete The Good Life - Complete | DVD | (07/02/2005) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £79.99

    Features the all episodes from the BBC television comedy series which sees Tom and Barbara leave the rat-race in an attempt to live a self-sufficient life; with varying degrees of success! Episodes comprise: 1. Plough Your Own Furrow 2. Say Little Hen ... 3. The Weaker Sex? 4. Pig's Lib 5. The Thing In The Cellar 6. The Pagan Rite 7. Backs To The Wall 8. Just My Bill 9. The Guru Of Surbiton 10. Mr Fix-It 11. The Day Peace Broke Out 12. Mutiny 13. Home Sweet Home 14. Going To Pot? 15. The Early Birds 16. The Happy Event 17. A Tug Of The Forelock 18. I Talk To The Trees 19. The Wind-Break War 20. Whose Fleas Are These? 21. The Last Posh Frock 22. Away From It All 23. The Green Door 24. Our Speaker Today 25. The Weaver's Tale 26. Suit Yourself 27. Sweet And Sour Charity 28. Anniversary 29. When I'm 65 30. Silly But It's Fun

  • The Shakespeare Collection - Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, Twelfth Night [DVD] The Shakespeare Collection - Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, Twelfth Night | DVD | (16/07/2012) from £8.19  |  Saving you £11.80 (59.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Some of the finest actors in a generation perform 4 of the bard's greatest plays in specially filmed adaptations by the Royal Shakespeare Company for Thames Television.MacbethTrevor Nunn's highly acclaimed production of the classic tale of the Scots nobleman whose ambition, spurred on by his alluring wife and an evil prophecy, leads him to treachery, murder and damnation. Starring Sir Ian Mckellen and Judi Dench together with the original RSC cast.Romeo & JulietThe Montagues and Capulets are bitter enemies, sworn to hatred. Yet when their children Romeo (Christopher Neame) and Juliet (Ann Hasson) fall in love, their happiness is doomed to failure in this brilliant interpretation of the classic tale of love and loss.Twelfth NightPerforming one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, the Renaissance Theatre Company, starring Richard Briers and directed by Kenneth Branagh, deliver one of the most highly acclaimed adaptations of all time.King LearShakespeare's tragic masterpiece is brought to life in this superb production starring Patrick Magee as the titular king who descends to madness after foolishly disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery.

  • Watership Down Watership Down | DVD | (29/08/2005) from £2.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (78.60%)  |  RRP £13.99

    From Richard Adams' best seller comes a beautifully realized animated adventure about a nomadic band of rabbits. Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver the courageous Bigwig the clever Blackberry and the honerable Hazel they face daunting challenges and use their strength and

  • Roobarb And Custard - The Complete Roobarb And Custard [1974] Roobarb And Custard - The Complete Roobarb And Custard | DVD | (16/06/2003) from £24.95  |  Saving you £-19.00 (-317.20%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Directed by Bob Godfrey, who was also jointly responsible for its jelly-wobbly animation, written by Grange Calveley and narrated by the tirelessly chipper Richard Briers, Roobarb and Custard was one of the very great five-minute animated cartoon series of the 1970s. This complete edition contains all its 30 episodes. First broadcast in 1974, squeezed in just before the early evening news on the BBC, it was ostensibly aimed at schoolchildren. However, there's much for adults to enjoy in these episodes beyond the obvious nostalgia value. Roobarb is the breathlessly optimistic hound determined to reshape the universe according to his existential whims but who, like many dogs, is perpetually apt to bark up the wrong tree. Daily he tries to liven up the garden he inhabits, be it putting on a clown show on a rainy day or reinventing the day Thursday as Thorsday, thereby invoking the anger of the Norse Gods. All his efforts end in catastrophe, provoking the guffaws of the smug and cynical cat Custard and twittery snickers of the Greek chorus of birds in the trees. Deep truths about hubris and folly are revealed in these episodes. The makers of these cartoons, who clearly had a very good time working on them, see no reason not to avail themselves of all the surreal possibilities of animation, or to indulge in groan-inducing puns for that matter. From the cheesy soundtrack to the lateral flights of associative fancy, this is wonderful, timeless stuff that should give paws for thought for those who pooh-pooh 1970s cartoon canine capers. On the DVD: The Complete Roobarb and Custard has one extra feature--an interactive game in which you are invited to foil Custard by clicking a button to effect a Roobarb disguise. Adults may struggle to comprehend the rules, but they should present no problem to the more computer-adept under-10s. --David Stubbs

  • Bob The Builder - Scrambler To The Rescue Bob The Builder - Scrambler To The Rescue | DVD | (05/11/2007) from £2.56  |  Saving you £7.43 (74.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    More adventures with Bob the Builder and friends.

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