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  • Auf Wiedersehen Pet - Series 1 And 2 - Complete [1983] Auf Wiedersehen Pet - Series 1 And 2 - Complete | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £13.21  |  Saving you £0.79 (5.60%)  |  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

  • Grange Hill - The Complete Series 1 & 2 Box Set Grange Hill - The Complete Series 1 & 2 Box Set | DVD | (12/11/2007) from £8.49  |  Saving you £19.50 (69.70%)  |  RRP £27.99

    For the first time on DVD relive those Seventies schooldays with Tucker Trisha and the Grange Hill gang. This boxset features all 27 episodes from the first two series originally shown in 1978 and 1979. Series 1includes the famous swimming lesson episode the saga of Benny's football boots the arrival of Michael Doyle and Justin Bennett's fall at a disused warehouse. In Series 2 Mr Llewelyn takes over as headmaster and the foundation of the Students' Action Group sees a canteen demonstration and protests over school uniform!

  • Aphrodite Les Folies - Live in London Aphrodite Les Folies - Live in London | DVD | (28/11/2011) from £17.97  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Disc 1 - DVD Audio: The Birth of Aphrodite (Intro) (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Aphrodite (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) The One (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Wow (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Illusion (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) I Believe in You (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Cupid Boy (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Spinning Around (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Get Outta My Way (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) What Do I Have to Do (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Everything Is Beautiful (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Slow (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Confide in Me (Intro) (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Confide in Me (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Can't Get You Out of My Head (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) In My Arms (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Looking for an Angel (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Closer (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart) (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Love At First Sight / Can't Beat the Feeling If You Don't Love Me (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Better the Devil You Know (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Better Than Today (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Million Dollar Mermaid (Intro) (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) On a Night Like This (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) All the Lovers (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Just Add Water (Documentary) Disc 2 - CD: The Birth of Aphrodite (Intro) (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Aphrodite (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) The One (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Wow (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Illusion (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) I Believe in You (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Cupid Boy (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Spinning Around (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Get Outta My Way (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) What Do I Have to Do (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Everything Is Beautiful (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Slow (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Confide in Me (Intro) (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Confide In Me (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Can't Get You Out of My Head (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) In My Arms (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Disc 3 - CD: Looking for an Angel (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Closer (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart) [Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies] Love At First Sight / Can't Beat the Feeling (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) If You Don't Love Me (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Better the Devil You Know (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Better Than Today (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love) (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) Million Dollar Mermaid (Intro) (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) On a Night Like This (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies) All the Lovers (Live from Aphrodite/Les Folies)

  • Spartacus: The Complete Collection (Slim Edition) [DVD] Spartacus: The Complete Collection (Slim Edition) | DVD | (05/10/2015) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The first three series plus the prequel spin-off of the US drama which follows life in and around the brutal environs of Ancient Rome's gladiatorial arenas. 'Spartacus - Blood and Sand' (2010) follows Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) as he is torn from his wife and thrust into the bloody and merciless world of the arena. 'Spartacus - Gods of the Arena' (2011) acts as the prequel to the first series and focuses on the gladiatorial hero who preceded Spartacus, Gannicus (Dustin Clare), and his ambitious owner, Batiatus (John Hannah). 'Spartacus - Vengeance' (2012) follows on from the events of the initial series and stars Liam McIntyre as Spartacus, who is now the leader of an armed slave rebellion that threatens the very fabric of the Roman Empire. 'Spartacus - War of the Damned' (2013) finds Spartacus (McIntyre) at the head of a rebel army comprised of thousands of freed slaves. With their very right to rule at stake, the Roman Senate assigns Marcus Crassus (Simon Merrells) and a promising young leader named Julius Caesar (Todd Lasance) the task of crushing Spartacus and his troops.Technical Specs: Languages(s): EnglishInteractive Menu

  • The West Wing - Complete Season 1-7 (New Slimline Box Set) [DVD] The West Wing - Complete Season 1-7 (New Slimline Box Set) | DVD | (16/07/2009) from £42.30  |  Saving you £57.69 (57.70%)  |  RRP £99.99

    Follow the trials and tribulations of the Bartlet administration in this monolith of a box set featuring 43 discs and all 159 episodes of the critically acclaimed US political drama. Packed with an awesome array of special features this is one the hard core fans won't be able to resist! For episode listings please refer to the individual seasons.

  • Hannibal Lecter Trilogy - 2010 version + Silence of the Lambs [DVD] Hannibal Lecter Trilogy - 2010 version + Silence of the Lambs | DVD | (20/09/2010) from £4.28  |  Saving you £0.17 (3.80%)  |  RRP £4.45

    Box Set Comprises: Red Dragon: The first and most terrifying chapter in the Hannibal Lecter Trilogy. Anthony Hopkins returns in his finest and most chilling performance yet as the malevolent Dr. Hannibal Lecter. FBI agent Will Graham (Edward Norton Fight Club) is called out of early retirement to catch a serial killer known as The Tooth Fairy. To stop the brutal murders from continuing Graham must first let Lecter inside his head. Prepare to be disturbed as Graham confronts the brilliantly sinister Lecter in this dark and heart-pounding thriller. With an outstanding cast including Oscar Nominees Ralph Fiennes Emily Watson and Harvey Keitel plus Mary Louise Parker and Philip Seymour Hoffman. To understand the origin of evil you must first go back to the beginning. The Silence Of The Lambs: This powerful five-time-Academy Award winner will chill you to the bone. When FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is assigned a case involving a monstrous serial killer she seeks counsel from an imprisoned cannibalistic psychiatrist - Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) whose fascination with the young woman is as great as his hunger for murder. As their relationship develops Starling must confront her own demons - and an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage or strength to stop it! Hannibal: Ten years have passed since FBI agent Clarice Starling faced the ingenious Dr. Hannibal Lecter...ten years of watching wondering and waiting. But now the wait is over. The sophisticated killer re-emerges in Florence Italy ready to entice Clarice into their old game of cat-and-mouse. Yet she isn't the only one interested in capturing him. Another mind with a dubious motive - ravenous vengeance - also wishes to stake his claim to the enigma that is Hannibal. But of these three brilliant minds whose cunning will prevail?

  • 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 £14.99  |  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

  • Inbetweeners - Series 1 - 3 - Complete [DVD] [2008] Inbetweeners - Series 1 - 3 - Complete | DVD | (25/10/2010) from £7.99  |  Saving you £32.00 (80.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The Inbetweeners is a series about four teenagers growing up in suburbia; a world of futile crushes sibling brawls getting drunk too quickly fancying the girl next door casting aspersions on your friend's sexuality and riding rollercoasters.

  • Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) [Blu-ray] Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) | Blu Ray | (12/09/2011) from £22.99  |  Saving you £1.92 (7.70%)  |  RRP £24.91

    Titles Comprise: Episode IV - A New Hope: Luke Skywalker a young farm boy from Tatooine is thrust into the struggle of the rebel alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet. Obi-Wan begins Luke's Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the evil Empire. Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Three years later Imperial forces continue to pursue the rebels. After the rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the Dark Side Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin... Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi: In the epic conclusion of the saga the Empire prepares to crush the rebellion with a more powerful Death Star while the rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station.

  • 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

  • Bleak House (Special Edition) Bleak House (Special Edition) | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £6.49  |  Saving you £23.50 (78.40%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Acclaimed writer Andrew Davies turns his talents to one of Charles Dickens' most brilliant novels - arguably the greatest ever depiction of Victorian London. Fresh and imaginative yet faithful to the original this thrilling fast-paced adaptation is shot with a contemporary edge. At its heart is the story of the icily beautiful Lady Dedlock who nurses a dark secret and the merciless lawyer Tulkinghorn who seeks to uncover it. The generous John Jarndyce struggling with his own past and his two young wards Richard and Ada are all caught up like Lady Dedlock in the infamous case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce which will make one of them rich beyond imagination if it can ever be brought to a conclusion. As Tulkinghorn digs deeper into Lady Dedlock's past he unearths a secret that will change their lives forever and which is almost as astounding as the final outcome of the Jarndyce case.

  • Desperate Housewives Complete Collection - Season 1-8 [DVD] Desperate Housewives Complete Collection - Season 1-8 | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £44.44  |  Saving you £2.01 (4.30%)  |  RRP £47

    Welcome to the sexiest street in suburbia, where the lawns are green and the scandals ripe. Rediscover every delectable moment of this sinfully original series, from the stunning beginning on Mary Alice's unusual day, through the climactic finale. This collection gathers all eight seasons together in a sizzling set that is totally desperate and dangerously delightful.

  • Deadwood Ultimate Collection Seasons 1-3 [DVD] Deadwood Ultimate Collection Seasons 1-3 | DVD | (31/10/2011) from £13.99  |  Saving you £1.00 (6.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

  • Frozen Planet - The Complete Series [DVD] Frozen Planet - The Complete Series | DVD | (08/12/2011) from £4.49  |  Saving you £25.50 (85.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough and from the award-winning team behind Planet Earth & Blue Planet comes the ultimate portrait of the earth's Polar regions.The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements - the weather, the ocean and the ice - is unmatched anywhere else on our planet. Yet these harsh environments are teeming with life: home to iconic animals from polar bears to emperor penguins and from killer whales to wandering albatrosses.Using the latest camera technology to film on land, from the air, underwater and below the ice caps, Frozen Planet follows their fascinating lives throughout the seasons as they struggle to survive. With spectacular polar landscapes and amazing animal behaviour, often filmed for the first time, it captures the drama of an extreme natural world.With both Poles under grave threat from climate change, this extraordinary series may be the last chance to witness these great wildernesses before they change forever.

  • Live From Planet Earth (CD/2DVD) Live From Planet Earth (CD/2DVD) | DVD | (11/07/2011) from £4.79  |  Saving you £14.20 (74.80%)  |  RRP £18.99

  • 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!

  • Prime Suspect - The Complete Collection [DVD] Prime Suspect - The Complete Collection | DVD | (08/08/2011) from £14.49  |  Saving you £30.50 (67.80%)  |  RRP £44.99

    The first Prime Suspect introduces Helen Mirren's detective chief inspector Jane Tennison, the only female DCI on an old boy's club London homicide squad. She is like a phantom lurking around the edges of the action while the men rush through their latest murder case, joshing and winking with the kind of male camaraderie the cop genre has celebrated for decades. When DCI Shefford dies of a sudden heart attack, Tennison demands to take over. Despite her superintendent's resistance ("Give her this case and she'll start expecting more"), she becomes the squad's first woman to head a murder investigation. Scrutinised at every moment by her superior officers, Tennison is faced with a case that spirals out from a single murder to a serial spree, a second-in-command who undermines her authority and her investigation at every turn, a team resistant to taking orders from a woman and a private life unravelling due to her professional diligence. Lynda La Plante's script is a compelling thriller riddled with ambiguity that turns dead ends, blind alleys, and the mundane legwork of real-life cops into fascinating details. Mirren commands the role of Tennison with authority, intelligence, and a touch of overachieving desperation. Superb performances, excellent writing, and understated direction make this BBC miniseries one of the most involving mysteries in years. Look for future stars Ralph Fiennes and Tom Wilkinson in supporting roles. --Sean Axmaker

  • 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

  • Around The World In Eighty Days [1956] Around The World In Eighty Days | DVD | (05/07/2004) from £3.99  |  Saving you £10.00 (71.50%)  |  RRP £13.99

    An imperturbable English gentleman played by the unflappably urbane David Niven attempts to completely circumnavigate the world in eighty days in order to win a large wager. But is he also conveniently missing from London as an investigation into a robbery at the Bank Of England begins? Winner of 5 Oscars at the 1957 Academy Awards!

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