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  • Gavin And Stacey - Series 1-3 And 2008 Christmas Special [DVD] [2007] Gavin And Stacey - Series 1-3 And 2008 Christmas Special | DVD | (07/12/2009) from £10.49  |  Saving you £24.50 (70.00%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Gavin is an ordinary boy from Billericay in Essex Stacey is an ordinary girl from Barry Island in South Wales. After months of speaking on the phone to each other at work they finally meet fall in love and get married. Series One: Falling in love causes a ripple effect on Gavin and Stacey's family and friends. And as their wedding day approaches we soon come to realise that there's nothing 'ordinary' about the Shipmans and the Wests after all... Series Two: The honeymoon is over for Gavin and Stacey and married life begins in earnest. But as Nessa and Smithy prepare for a big event of their own Stacey is missing Barry Island more than she could've imagined. Series Three: Gavin and Stacey are back with the gang from Barry and Billericay for more fun and laughter in Series 3 of the hit BBC series. Christmas Special: It's Christmas time and the Welsh contingent have been invited to celebrate the festive season with the Shipmans. So with the help of Dave and his coach; the West's head East. Dawn and Pete have come round for Christmas Eve drinks and Pete's brought his aged mum. Mick has an enormous turkey soaking in a bucket Bryn has his mistletoe on standby and Pam has a cracker of a present under the tree for Mick.

  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister Complete Boxset Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister Complete Boxset | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £12.98  |  Saving you £37.00 (74.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Yes Minister: (1980 - 1984) From the minds of Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay comes the complete box set of all three series of Yes Minister. First-class political satire and a worldwide favourite seen in over 80 countries Yes Minister is well-known for being closer to the truth than those in the political arena would like to admit. Re-live the exploits of the amiable and honourable Jim Hacker and his permanent Secretary the urbane but evasive Sir Humphrey Appleby as they balance the intricacies of government bureaucracy. The four-disc set contains the complete Yes Minister collection from Hacker's arrival on the political arena as Minister of Administrative Affairs through to the extraordinary events that turned Jim Hacker MP into Jim Hacker PM. Yes Prime Minister (1986 - 1988): Following his stout stand against the Eurosausage The Rt Hon James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Fortunately for the country however his scheming adversary Sir Humphrey Appleby finds himself in the exalted position of Cabinet Secretary. Appleby is more than willing to steer the unsteady ship of state through the perilous waters of government... Features every episode from both seasons of Yes Prime Minister.

  • Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit [1992] Sister Act / Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £4.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (72.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    In Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg plays a Reno lounge singer who hides out as a nun when her villainous boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) goes gunning for her. Maggie Smith is the mother superior who has to cope with Whoopi's unorthodox behaviour, but the cute script turns the tables and shows the latter energising the stodgy convent with song and attitude. A real crowd-pleaser and a perfect vehicle for Goldberg, this is a happy experience all around. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com Whoopi Goldberg returns in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, a gratuitous, poorly written sequel that contrives a reason to get her character back into Maggie Smith's convent. The "socially conscious" plot finds Goldberg being asked to relate to a bunch of street kids and pull them together into a choir. Since a bad guy is needed, the script grabs that old chestnut about a rich guy (James Coburn) preparing to close down the convent's school, and runs with it. The film is slow and unconvincing from start to finish, although co-stars Mary Wickes and Kathy Najimy get some good laughs, and the music is pretty spirited. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

  • It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 1 - 8 Box Set [DVD] It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Series 1 - 8 Box Set | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £14.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Fall In!...for a feast of classic fun as the boys from the concert party parade their special brand of army camp. This classic BBC comedy series stars the members of the Royal Artillery Concert Party including Gunner 'Gloria' Beaumont (Melvyn Hayes) Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden (Don Estelle) and 'La De Da' Gunner Graham (John Clegg) all under the watchful eye of Sergeant Major 'SHUUUT UUUUP' Williams (Windsor Davies).

  • Fawlty Towers - Complete Fawlty Towers [DVD] [1975] Fawlty Towers - Complete Fawlty Towers | DVD | (19/10/2009) from £7.40  |  Saving you £4.14 (31.50%)  |  RRP £13.13

    This Special Edition marks the 30th Anniversary of one of the greatest situation comedies British television has ever seen. Every episode of the BAFTA winning sitcom has been fantastically remastered and for the first time ever John Cleese provides audio commentaries on all 12 episodes. Episodes Comprise: 1. A Touch of Class 2. The Builders 3. The Wedding Party 4. The Hotel Inspectors 5. Gourmet Night 6. The Germans 7. Communication Problems 8. The Psychiatrist 9. Waldorf Salad 10. The Kipper and the Corpse 11. The Anniversary 12. Basil the Rat

  • The Complete Goodnight Sweetheart - All Six Series The Complete Goodnight Sweetheart - All Six Series | DVD | (23/10/2006) from £14.19  |  Saving you £75.80 (84.20%)  |  RRP £89.99

    Starring Nicholas Lyndhurst Goodnight Sweetheart became an instant hit with TV viewers of all ages as it charts the life of Gary Sparrow a dealer in memorabilia and antiques of WW2 who has miraculously discovered a portal in time which allows him to travel between the present and wartime Britain. This handy little trick obviously adds to the success of his business but the complications that it adds to Gary's love life are a different matter! Featuring all the episodes of Goodnight Sweetheart ever made! Series 1: 1. Rites Of Passage 2. Fools Rush In 3. Is Your Journey Really Necessary? 4. The More I See You 5. I Get Along Without You Very Well 6. In the Mood Series 2: 1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 2. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good 3. Just One More Chance 4. Who's Taking You Home Tonight? 5. Wish Me Luck 6. ...As You Wave Me Goodbye 7. Would You Like To Swing On A Star? 8. Nice Work If You Can Get It 9. Let Yourself Go 10. Don't Fence Me In Series 3: 1. It Ain't Necessarily So 2. One O'CLock Jump 3. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie 4. Change Partners 5. Goodnight Children Everywhere 6. Turned Out Nice Again 7. There's Something About A Soldier 8. Someone To Watch Over Me 9. The Yanks Are Coming 10. Let's Get Away From It All Series 4: 1. You're Driving Me Crazy 2. In The Mood 3. Out Of Town 4. And Mother Came Too 5. The Leaving Of Liverpool 6. How Long Has This Been Going On? 7. Easy Living 8. Come Fly With Me 9. Heartaches 10. Careless Talk 11. The Bells Are Ringing Series 5: 1. A Room With A View 2. London Pride 3. When Two Worlds Collide 4. Mairzy Doats 5. Pennies From Heaven 6. We Don't Want To Lose You... 7. ...But We Think You Have To Go 8. Have You Ever Seen A Dream Walking 9. Love The One You're With 10. My Heart Belongs To Daddy Series 6: 1. Mine's A Double 2. All About Yvonne 3. California Dreamin' 4. Grief Encounter 5. The 'ouses In Between 6. Just In Time 7. How I Won The War 8. Something Fishie 9. Flash Bang Wallop 10. Accentuate The Positive

  • Still Game: The Complete Series 1-6 Plus Christmas and Hogmanay Specials [2002] Still Game: The Complete Series 1-6 Plus Christmas and Hogmanay Specials | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £14.99  |  Saving you £1.18 (7.30%)  |  RRP £16.17

    A comedy based around the lives of pensioner pals Jack Jarvis and Victor McDade Still Game is set in and around a fictional part of Glasgow called Craiglang and Jack and Victor's home in Osprey Heights. Focusing on the ironies and comedy of old age with humour tenderness and pathos these OAPS prove they're still game for anything the world can throw at them! Series 1: 1. Flittin' 2. Faimly 3. Cauld 4. Courtin' 5. Waddin' 6. Scones Series 2: 1. Gairden 2. Wummin' 3. Doacters 4. Brief 5. Tappin' 6. Scran 7. Shooglies 8. Buntin' 9. Dug Series 3: 1. Hoaliday 2. Swottin' 3. Cairds 4. Big Yin 5. Oot 6. Aff Series 4: 1. Kill Wullie 2. Wireless 3. Dial-a-Bus 4. Ring 5. Hatch 6. Who's The Daddy Series 5: 1. Drama 2. Fresh Lick 3. Smoke On The Water 4. Hard Nuts 5. All The Best 6. Saucy Series 6: 1. Hot Seat 2. Fly Society 3. Seconds Out 4. Hyper 5. Recipe 6. One In One Out 7. Plum Number 8. Hootenanny

  • Blackadder Remastered - The Ultimate Edition [DVD] [1982] Blackadder Remastered - The Ultimate Edition | DVD | (15/06/2009) from £7.90  |  Saving you £2.51 (20.10%)  |  RRP £12.5

    Like a skidmark through history the Edmund Blackadders left an indelible dirty stain on every era they passed through. No one knows where the notorious Blackadder family originated from - some say the shallow end of the gene pool others just nod and point to the cess-pit behind the pig-sheds. Every new era produces a more contemptuous Edmund Blackadder each incarnation bearing a striking resemblance to the last carrying forward the family traditions of cowardice treachery and political corruption. Accompanying each generation of Edmund Blackadders is the 'Baldrick' family a loyal breed of human pack-animal and the byword for all things stupid.

  • American Pie 1-8 [DVD] American Pie 1-8 | DVD | (19/11/2012) from £9.99  |  Saving you £40.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Tuck into the whole pie. Here they are all frantically funny and deliciously sexy slices of American Pie available together. Join the fun and experience everything from prom night and summer vacation to marriage and babies in this unforgettable collection packed with bonus features that every self-disrespecting pie love must own.

  • Auf Wiedersehen Pet - Series 1 And 2 - Complete [1983] Auf Wiedersehen Pet - Series 1 And 2 - Complete | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £13.20  |  Saving you £0.80 (5.70%)  |  RRP £14

    The entire first and second series of the cult TV show. In the first series a group of builders from England go over to Germany to work on a site by day and do their bit for European harmony and understanding by night. Episodes Comprise: 1. If I Were a Carpenter 2. Who Won the War Anyway? 3. The Girls They Left Behind 4. Suspicion 5. Home Thoughts From Abroad 6. The Accused 7. Private Lives 8. The Fugitive 9. The Alien 10. The Last Rites 11. The Lovers 12. Love and Other Four Letter Words 13. When the Boat Comes In Whilst in the second series the likeable Geordies along with boring Barry from Wolverhampton and Londoner Wayne (played by Gary Holton who died during filming) find themselves in the exotic location of Marbella following the success of their trip to Germany. Episodes Comprise: 1. The Return of the Seven Parts 1 and 2 2. A Law for the Rich 3. Another Country 4. A Home From Home 5. Cowboys 6. No Sex Please We're Brickies 7. Marjorie Doesn't Live Here Anymore 8. Hasta La Vista 9. Scoop 10. Law and Order 11. For Better For Worse 12. Quo Vadis Pet

  • One Foot in the Grave Complete Series 1 - 6 Box Set [DVD] One Foot in the Grave Complete Series 1 - 6 Box Set | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £14.90  |  Saving you £54.00 (78.30%)  |  RRP £68.99

    Who would have thought retirement could be so chaotic? Certainly not querulous Victor Meldrew one of tree-lined suburbia's perennial complainers or his long suffering wife Margaret. When he's forced to take early retirement Victor suddenly has plenty of time on his hands to rage against the petty annoyances of life. But there's one thing to remember in the Meldrew household - whatever can go wrong often does and it usually spells disaster for Victor... Series 1: 1. Alive and Buried 2 The Big Sleep 3 The Valley of Fear 4 I'll Retire to Bedlam 5 The Eternal Quadrangle 6 The Return of the Speckled Band Series 2: 1. In Luton Airport No-One Can Hear You Scream 2. We Have Put Her Living In The Tomb 3. Dramatic Fever 4. Who Will Buy? 5. Love And Death 6. Timeless Time Series 3: 1. Monday Morning Will Be Fine 2. Dreamland 3. The Broken Reflection 4. The Beast In The Cage 5. Beware The Trickster On The Roof 6. The Worst Horror Of All Series 4: 1. The Pit and the Pendulum 2. Descent into the Maelstorm 3. Hearts of Darkness 4. Warm Champagne 5. The Trial 6. The Seceret of Seven Sorcerers Series 5: 1. The Man Who Blew Away 2. Only A Story 3. The Affair Of The Hollow Lady 4. Rearranging The Dust 5. Hole In The Sky 6. The Exterminating Angel 7. The Wisdom Of The Witch (Christmas Special episode) Series 6: 1. The Executioner's Song 2. Tales Of Terror 3. Futility Of The Fly 4. Threatening Weather 5. The Dawn Of Man 6. Things Aren't Simple Anymore

  • The Complete League Of Gentlemen The Complete League Of Gentlemen | DVD | (30/05/2005) from £11.09  |  Saving you £28.90 (72.30%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The bizarre yet critically acclaimed BBC television series The League of Gentlemen is to sitcoms like The Good Life or even Friends what David Lynch's films are to Frank Capra movies. Instead of the usual one-family-in-suburbia or group-of-pals set-up, Gentlemen centres on the whole town of Royston Vasey. A Northern village of, to say the least, eccentric characters, the weird people of Royston Vasey (actually, the real name of lewd northern comic Roy Chubby Brown) look like they've been intermarrying for too long and are suffering from a particularly demented variety of xenophobia that drives them to extremes of tetchiness and psychosis. There are the local shopkeepers Edward and Tubbs, who go to murderous lengths to ensure their shop remains for local people only; the Denton family, toad-breeders obsessed with maintaining their household rituals at all costs; inept veterinary surgeon Dr Chinnery, who's never yet saved a patient; Barbara, the local transsexual taxi driver (one of the show's more well adjusted characters); Pauline the demonic Restart Officer at the local Job Centre; and Lance, the sadistic owner of Lance's Joke Shop which sells poisonous sweets and the ever-popular finger in a matchbox (with a real finger), among many others. Most of the characters are performed by the three core members of the group, sporting a disturbing variety of prosthetic demi-masks and latex make-up, who started the concept off with a stage show and then transferred it to radio before taking it on TV, which may explain why The League of Gentlemen seems blithely oblivious to normal sitcom conventions and has a stately air of surrealism that feels like The Archers as written by playwright Eugene Ionesco. Brilliant stuff. --Leslie Felperin

  • Police Academy 1-7 - The Complete Collection [DVD] [1984] Police Academy 1-7 - The Complete Collection | DVD | (05/10/2009) from £9.99  |  Saving you £0.01 (0.10%)  |  RRP £10

    Police Academy The call went out. The recruits came in. No longer would police cadets have to meet standards of height weight or other requirements. Brains were optional too. Can't spell IQ? Don't know the number 911? No matter. Police Academy grads are ready to uphold law and disorder! Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment When the newly graduated misfits in blue tangle with these pinheaded punks the result is an open-and-shut case of nonstop hilarity!. Steve Guttenberg George Gaynes and other Police Academy originals return to the roll call: it's a riot (a laugh-riot) in the streets! Police Academy 3: Back In Training A budget crisis has decreed that only one of the state's two cop schools can survive so the race is on to see which academy can avoid the axe by turning out the superior force. Mahoney Hightower Tackleberry Jones Hooks and Callahan - led by eternally befuddled Cmdt. Lassard (George Gaynes) - mobilize hilariously in their alma mater's defense. You have the right to remain silent - but you'll end up howling! Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol Cmdt. Lassard (Gaynes) decides to toughen up Neighborhood Watch groups by training them to be Citizens On Patrol or COPs. And guess who the instructors are? The same grads who thought the Fs on their own report card meant Fantastic. Leave it to our hapless heroes to save the day by taking to the skies on biplanes and balloons for a frantic finale. All aboard! Police Academy 5: Assignment - Miami Beach Our badge-carrying bunglers are in Miami for a convention honoring Cmdt. Lassard. But crime doesn't take a vacation even if our heroes do. So join your armed and hilarious favorites. If there's a 'Most Wanted' List for laughter these loony coppers have just gotta be on it! Police Academy 6: City Under Siege A mysterious Mr. Big is the mastermind behind a gang that robs banks and jewelers. Solving the case won't take a mastermind just an arsenal of gags and goofiness in the fun Police Academy tradition! Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow Addled Cmdt. Lassard motor-mouth Jones gun fanatic Tackleberry curvaceous Callahan and human steam vent Harris join forces with Moscow's Chief of Police (Christopher Lee) and an icy-as-a-tundra translator (Claire Forlani). They take on the Godfather of the Russian mob (Ron Perlman) whose computer program plays like a video game but can actually steal money or goods planetwide without a trace. Prepare to kick some buttski!

  • The Simpsons: Complete Season 1 The Simpsons: Complete Season 1 | DVD | (29/03/2004) from £7.99  |  Saving you £32.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    From practically the first episode, broadcast in 1989, The Simpsons impacted on planet TV like a giant multi-coloured meteor. With a claim to being the defining pop cultural phenomenon of the 1990s--hip, fast, sharp and primary--there was nothing even in rock & roll to match this. The Simpsons is possibly the greatest sitcom ever made. Although the animation was initially primitive, never before had cartoon characters been so well drawn. There had been loveable middle-aged layabouts on TV before, but Homer Simpson successfully stole their crown and out-slobbed them all in every department ("The guys at the plant are gonna have a field day with this," he grumbles in "Call of The Simpsons" as he watches scientists on a TV news item who can't decide whether he is incredibly dense or a brilliant beast). However, in this first series he isn't quite yet the bloated man-child he would become in later series; instead he's a growling patriarch with a Walter Matthau-type voice. His sensible half Marge's croak, meanwhile, has yet to settle down, while the vast cast of minor Springfield characters have yet to find their place. Bart, however, was a smash from the start: dumb as Homer but spiky-haired and resourceful, he sets out his manifesto in "Bart the Genius"; while "Moaning Lisa" spotlights his over-achieving sister and is a good early example of the series' clever handling of melancholy bass notes. Throughout its life there's always been confusion as to whether The Simpsons is a show for kids or adults, but with allusions in these first 13 episodes to Kubrick, Diane Arbus, Citizen Kane and (in a very satisfyingly anti-French episode) Manon des Sources, it should already have been clear that this was a programme for all ages and all IQs from 0 to 200. Dysfunctional they may have been, but the Simpsons stuck together, and audiences stuck with them into the 21st century. --David Stubbs On the DVD: The packaging is good but the 13 episodes are spread very thinly here, with just five each on discs one and two . The commentary track is intermittently interesting though a tad repetitive, as creator David Groening is joined by various other members of the team. The third disc has some neat extra stuff, including outtakes, the original Tracey Ullman Show shorts and a five-minute BBC documentary, but is again fairly brief. The menu interfaces are pretty clunky, annoyingly forcing you to watch endless copyright warnings after each episode and with no facility to "play all". The content is wonderful, of course, but three discs looks like overkill. --Mark Walker

  • The Day Today (2 Disc Set) [1994] The Day Today (2 Disc Set) | DVD | (26/04/2004) from £5.89  |  Saving you £14.10 (70.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Fact me till I fart, it's The Day Today, the most outrageously satirical show ever to feature a man called Chris Morris--until Brass Eye, that is. Both savage and surreal, The Day Today heaps great steaming mounds of abuse and scorn upon our self-appointed moral guardians, upon pompous pundits, puerile newspaper headline-writers and vacuous, self-important TV presenters. And they all richly deserve it. First broadcast in 1994, the show's format is Newsnight-meets-Crimewatch in Hell. A ridiculously protracted title sequence and melodramatic headline announcements introduce Morris' demented, Jeremy Paxman-a-like anchorman, who simpers to the viewers while castigating on-air his useless reporter Peter O'Hanraha'hanrahan. The vacant Collatallie Sisters turns financial news into a Dadaist nightmare of meaningless statistics, graphically illustrated by the currency cat or the finance arse; while American journo Barbara Wintergreen's reports from Death Row are just scary and absurd enough to be completely believable. Also making his TV debut here is Steve Coogan's legendary sports caster Alan Partridge, with his appalling sports reporting, his cringe-inducing misunderstandings and his sheer blunt-headed stupidity (many of the same team, sans Morris, would reunite the following year for Knowing Me, Knowing You). Sketches such as the spoof soap "The Bureau" and the spoof docu-soap "The Pool" also betray the writing skills of Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews, creators of Father Ted. On the DVD: The Day Today arrives as a two-disc set with all six episodes on the first disc. The second disc has a handful of fairly brief but still enjoyable extras: here you will find "Mini News" features in full and the complete versions of "The Pool" and "The Office" documentaries--the latter now looking like a brilliant premonition of the more famous Ricky Gervais vehicle. There's a rather dull Open University programme about the craft of TV journalism which uses extracts from The Day Today and is truthfully entitled "Po-Faced Analysis". Best of all is the complete original Pilot episode, plus a marvellous post-programme update in which Morris telephones a befuddled American McDonald's employee as if he was a crewmember of a sunken US submarine. Picture and sound quality are standard for a BBC show from the early 1990s. In summary: dispassionate. --Mark Walker

  • Mr Bean: Series 1, Volumes 1-4 (20th Anniversary Edition) [DVD] Mr Bean: Series 1, Volumes 1-4 (20th Anniversary Edition) | DVD | (06/09/2010) from £7.09  |  Saving you £27.90 (79.70%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Bean is back in all new digitally re-mastered episodes! Re-live all of your favourite episodes across four hilarious DVDs in this side-splitting box set which has been digitally re-mastered for the first time. Watch from a safe distance as Mr. Bean's haphazard misadventures are brought to life in vivid jaw-dropping clarity. This very brilliant box set contains all 14 of the original episodes 2 sketches that were never seen on Television and a behind the scenes look at the story of Bean from the creators of the series.

  • Boys from the Blackstuff [1989] Boys from the Blackstuff | DVD | (26/05/2003) from £5.99  |  Saving you £1.01 (14.40%)  |  RRP £7

    Alan Bleasdale's Boys from the Blackstuff gripped television audiences in 1982 with its bleak, fiercely funny exploration of the effect of the UK's economic depression on a group of Merseyside characters, originally introduced in his 1978 play, The Blackstuff. Bleasdale's writing is unsparing in both its pain and its unconditional affection for characters being pushed to the very limit of civilisation. Yosser Hughes (the outstanding Bernard Hill) is still, and rightly, recognised as one of the great creations of modern television drama: a man on the brink of madness, unlikeable, ostracised, digging a deeper hole with every desperate act, but ultimately a human being deserving our sympathy. The performances are wonderful throughout: particularly Peter Kerrigan as Malone, the once giant union leader reduced to a shadow but still with the spark that commands love and respect; Michael Angelis as Chrissie and, in a typically sharp cameo, Julie Walters as his wife. "My dreams still give me hope and faith in my class. I can't believe there's no hope," says Chrissie towards the end. And it's testament to Bleasdale's skill and the resilience of his characters that somehow, that flicker of hope remains unextinguished. The blackstuff--the tarmac--of the title becomes increasingly ironic. There is none. The boys have no work. The dole office scenes have a grimly nostalgic, documentary quality. Each second drips another droplet of disillusionment on people whose expectations are crushed by every effort to haul themselves up. Thatcher's Britain was a cruel place for many people. The unspoken question that hangs in the air after watching Bleasdale's poetic dissection of ruined lives is, have things really changed that much? Television drama doesn't come any more powerful or honest than this. On the DVD: Boys from the Blackstuff is presented in standard 4:3 TV format with a mono soundtrack that often suffers from a muffled quality. There's only one additional feature, but it's a treasure: The Blackstuff, Alan Bleasdale's original 90-minute play, is presented as a prelude to the series with the bonus of an insightful commentary from the author and the director, Jim Goddard. --Piers Ford

  • The Simpsons: Complete Season 4 [1990] The Simpsons: Complete Season 4 | DVD | (02/08/2004) from £7.99  |  Saving you £32.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    By its fourth series, The Simpsons had come far enough for Lisa to make a self-referential joke about Dustin Hoffman's and Michael Jackson's pseudonymous guest voice appearances in series 2 and 3, respectively. In this series, no less than Elizabeth Taylor (in two episodes), Bette Midler and even the reclusive Johnny Carson blessed The Simpsons with their iconic presences. Awhile back, US magazine Entertainment Weekly ranked the top 25 Simpsons episodes. Five gems from series 4 cracked the top 12, including the (debatable) choice for No. 1, "Last Exit to Springfield". Other episodes that loom large in the Simpsons legend are "Mr Plow" (you know the jingle: "Call Mr Plow / That's my name / That name again is Mr Plow"), "Marge vs. the Monorail", featuring a Music-Man-style extravaganza, and "A Streetcar Named Marge", the episode that outraged New Orleans residents, who heard their fair metropolis referred to as "a city that the damned call home". The Simpsons smartly subverts traditional family sitcom convention, but anyone who thinks the show doesn't have a heart is advised to watch "I Love Lisa" and "New Kid on the Block", two fourth-series gems that absolutely nail the agony and ecstasy of unrequited crushes ("You won't be needing this", a heartbroken Bart fantasises his babysitter saying while dropkicking his heart into a wastebasket in "New Kid"). While the Simpsons' celebrated ensemble gets all the glory, we must pause now to praise the peerless writing staff, among them George Meyer, Al Jean, Jon Vitti, John Swartzwelder, David Silverman and Conan O'Brien. One can only marvel in astonishment at the alchemy that went into creating, week after week, such essential episodes as "Kamp Krusty", "Streetcar", the profane and profound "Homer the Heretic" and "Lisa the Beauty Queen" (and that's just disc 1!). The animators, too, rose to the occasion, particularly in "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie", with its dead-on, ultra-violent sinking of the seminal Disney cartoon "Steamboat Willie". Another benchmark in The Simpsons' rise to the TV pantheon is its very first clip show. What Homer says about donuts in "Monorail" holds true as well for The Simpsons itself: is there anything this show can't do? --Donald Liebenson

  • Three Men And A Baby / Three Men And A Little Lady [1987] Three Men And A Baby / Three Men And A Little Lady | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £5.09  |  Saving you £12.90 (71.70%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Three Men And A Baby (Dir. Leonard Nimoy 1987): They changed her diapers. She changed their lives. Take three of Hollywood's hottest stars of the '80s add one adorable baby girl and the result is one of the biggest funniest comedy hits ever! Three handsome Manhattan bachelors finding their dating and mating rituals irreparably damaged when an unexpected new roommate - complete with crib pacifier and dirty diaper - shows up on their doorstep. This bouncing bundle of

  • Father Of The Bride/Father Of The Bride 2 [1992] Father Of The Bride/Father Of The Bride 2 | DVD | (03/11/2008) from £5.19  |  Saving you £12.80 (71.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Father Of The Bride: the feel-good smash-hit comedy about the outrageous trials and tribulations of a well-intentioned father going through the - mental and physical - preparations for his only daughter's wedding. The prenuptial pandemonium begins when the bride-to-be announces her engagement setting off on an outrageous chain of events including a chaotic first meeting with the in-laws and a wedding day snowstorm. Starring Steve Martin Diane Keaton and Martin Short this remake of the 1950 comedy classic is warm wacky look at a daughter's dream come true... and a father's proudest moment! Father Of The Bride 2: George Banks (Steve Martin) feels far too young to be a grandfather and way too old to become a father again. So when his recently married daughter Annie and his wife Nina (Diane Keaton) both announce they're pregnant the news sends George headlong into a wacky mid-life crisis as he desperately tries to recapture his youth. But the fun only doubles as the Banks household gets turned completely upside down by party planner extraordinary Frank Egglehoffer (Martin Short) who returns to throw the baby shower of the century just as everyone is anxiously awaiting the delightful double delivery!

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