Starring Donald Sinden and Windsor Davies as two curmudgeonly antique dealers, Never the Twain rapidly became one of Thames Television's most popular comedies. Created by sitcom legend Johnnie Mortimer who, with Brian Cooke, created Father Dear Father, Man About the House and George and Mildred this classic comedy was a constant favourite with the viewers throughout its whopping ten year run. Showcasing guest appearances by Honor Blackman, Gabrielle Drake, Barbara Murray, Prunella Scales and Christopher Ellison, this set contains all eleven series and the 1989 Christmas special. Simon Peel and Oliver Smallbridge are not the easiest of neighbours. Simon is a blue blooded Oxbridge snob while Oliver is a former barrowboy with a chip on his shoulder the only thing they have in common is a willingness to stoop to endless lengths to do the other down. But when Simon's son and Oliver's daughter begin to show more than a passing interest in each other, what was a mutual cold war rapidly turns into something decidedly hotter!
In 1970, The Goodies unleashed their legendary blend of surreal storylines, strikingly topical satire, slapstick and general lunacy on an unsuspecting viewing public. Capturing the irreverent and rebellious flavour of the decade, this phenomenally popular, award-winning series spread its mischief over twelve years, making household names of creators, writers and performers Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor. For the first time ever, Network is incredibly proud to present the complete run of episodes and specials made for the BBC (apart from that pesky original version of Kitten Kong, which is still missing) in this 12-disc set: All eight BBC series Kitten Kong - Montreux '72 A Collection of Goodies Goodies Travelling Instant Five Minute Christmas Superstar The Goodies and the Beanstalk The Goodies Rule O.K.? From a giant white fluffy kitten called Twinkle to a slippery climb up a giant beanstalk, from the ancient Lancastrian art of 'Ecky Thump to fighting a ban on fun instigated by an all-too-real puppet government, this is television comedy at its undeniable best!
A milestone in television comedy Spitting Image lifted satire to a new level for over a decade through the 1980's and 90's. No target was safe from the series' gunsights: politicians of all persuasions Ronald Reagan the Pope and even the Royal Family could find themselves up for a ribbing on any given programme. Exceptionally topical the series was worked around that current weeks news stories to retain its biting edge and many famous impressionists honed their craft portraying the voices behind the wickedly accurate rubber puppets: Chris Barrie Rory Bremner Phil Cornwell Steve Coogan John Culshaw Harry Enfield and Kate Robbins (among many others).
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 po
Benny Hill Annuals: 1980-1989 (9 Discs)
Doing the right thing isn't always easy. Just ask Earl Hickey (Jason Lee) a recovering ne'er-do-well with a lifetime's worth of dirty deeds to make up for. Join Earl and his gang of lovable losers as he takes a wildly offbeat transformation from hood to good in the uproarious and outrageous My Name Is Earl... It's not always politically correct but it's always hilarious!
Enjoy again the classic comedy series with the complete collection of every episode ever made plus the three 'specials'. All 22 episodes with 12 hours of classic comedy. From hanging off his car over a cliff edge to roller skating down the high street behind a bus accident-prone Frank just seems to find one harassment after another! Episode titles: The Job Interview George's House Love Thy Neighbour Have A Break Take A Husband The Hospital Visit The Psychiatrist The Em
3 of the Pub Landlord's best ever stand-up shows brought together in this boxset collection. Includes: One Man One Guvnor The Only Way is Epic and Barrel of Fun Live.
AliceA woman develops magical powers, thanks to an Asian herbalist. Annie HallComedian Alvy Singer falls for ditzy but delightful Annie Hall in this Best Picture OSCAR Winner. Another WomanA writer eavesdrops on the therapy sessions of a stranger. BananasFielding Mellish becomes the president of a banana republic. Broadway Danny RoseA talent manager gets dragged into a life-threatening love triangle. Crimes And MisdemeanorsMartin Landau plays an adulterous husband contemplating murder. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex* But Were Afraid To AskOutrageously funny answers to provocative questions about sex. Hannah And Her SistersMichael Caine and Dianne Wiest won OSCARS for their supporting roles in this film brimming with laughter and tears. InteriorsAn intimate drama about a mother and her three daughters. Love And DeathA cowardly Russian finds himself on the war front. ManhattanA divorced writer falls for his best friend’s mistress. Melinda And MelindaA seriously funny love story told as both a comedy and a drama. A Midsummer Night's Sex ComedyLove blooms in the countryside for a crackpot inventor and his guests. The Purple Rose Of CairoA movie character steps off the screen and into the real world. Radio DaysA coming-of-age story set during the golden age of radio. SeptemberUnrequited love and secrets from the past haunt a fragile woman. Shadows And FogAn all-star cast lights up this dark comedy about a killer on the loose. SleeperThe future is funny in this sci-fi spoof about a man out of time. Stardust MemoriesA filmmaker grapples with fawning fans and the meaning of life. ZeligA human chameleon fascinates America in this mock documentary.
Includes all 8 series and 137 episodes of the series Doctor In the House Doctor At Large Doctor In Charge Doctor At Sea Doctor On The Go.
First aired in 1990-91, the second series of The Simpsons proved that, far from being a one-joke sitcom about the all-American dysfunctional family, it had the potential to become a whole hilarious universe. The animation had settled down (in the first series, the characters look eerily distorted when viewed years later), while Dan Castellaneta, who voiced Homer, decided to switch from a grumpy Walter Matthau impression to a more full-on, bulbous wail. The series' population of minor characters began to grow with the inclusion of Dr Hibbert, McBain and attorney Lionel Hutz, while the writers became more seamless in their ability to weave pastiche of classic movies into the plot lines. While relatively "straight" by later standards (the surreal forays of future seasons are kept in check here), Season Two contains some of the most memorable episodes ever made, indeed some of the finest American comedy ever made. These include "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", in which Homer is reunited with, and ruins the business of, his long-lost brother ("He was an unbridled success--until he discovered he was a Simpson"), "Dead Putting Society", in which Homer lives out his rivalry with neighbour Ned Flanders through a crazy-golf competition between the sons ("If you lose, you're out of the family!") and one of the greatest ever episodes, "Lisa's Substitute", which not only features poor little Lisa's crush on a supply teacher voiced by Dustin Hoffman but also Bart's campaign to become class president. "A vote for Bart is a vote for anarchy!", warns Martin, the rival candidate. By way of a retort, Bart promises faithfully, "A vote for Bart is a vote for anarchy!". --David Stubbs On the DVD: The Simpsons, Season 2, like its DVD predecessor, has neat animated menus on all four discs as well as apparently endless copyright warnings, but nothing as useful as a "play all" facility. The discs are more generously filled than Season 1, however, and each episode has an optional group commentary from Matt Groening and various members of his team. The fourth disc has sundry snippets including the Springfield family at the Emmy Awards ceremony, Julie Kavner dressed up as Bart at the American Music Awards and videos for both "Do the Bartman" and "Deep, Deep Trouble" (all with optional commentary). There are two short features dating from 1991: director David Silverman on the creation of an episode and an interview with Matt Groening. TV commercials for butterfinger bars, foreign language clips and picture galleries round out the selection. Picture is standard 4:3 and the sound is good Dolby 5.1. --Mark Walker
This set features: Live At Her Majesty's Live From The West End Different Planet Tour Live In Scotland Live At Wembley XL Tour 2005 Live The Ultimate Experience Live
The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.
Titles Comprise: Rhod Gilbert And The Award-Winning Mince Pie (2009): Rhod's mince pie experience starts at a service station somewhere in the UK at around 2.40am. He is forced to acknowledge the he may be having a very mild nervous breakdown when he finds himself aggressively demanding to know more about an 'award-winning mince pie' on display in the corner. How did it come to this? He doesn't even like mince pies. Rhod's unique and skilful brand of storytelling is mightily apparent as he tells the slightly ridiculous story of how one award-winning mince pie broke the camel's back. Rhod Gilbert And The Cat That Looked Liked Nicholas Lyndhurst (2010): The Welsh comedian returns with more of the trademark rants and raves about the irritations of daily life.
From humble sitcom beginnings to the smash hit final series get all those hilarious adventures of Gary and Tony behaving badly!
Episodes: Crocodile Tears Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Abide with Me The Weekend The Hostage The Path of True Love But Is It Art? A Christmas Story Speed's Return Rebel Without a Pause The Tooting Connection Working Class Hero Spanish Fly Right to Work Rock Bottom.
Open All Hours (Series 1-4): Arkwright (Ronnie Barker) a stammering tight-fisted corner shop owner from Yorkshire has a special way of running his business with nephew Granville (David Jason). When he buys a large batch of damaged tinned goods with no labels he thinks nothing of passing them off as good stock to his customers. Always on the look out for a bargain he spots a broken down ice cream van. Before you know it he's got himself a mobile store. But will Nurse Gladys
Maxwell Smart is back... and loving it! And so is Agent 99 The Chief Fang and the rest of the fearless Get Smart gang. Here is the legendary Emmy Award-winning spy-spoof series inspired by the comic genius of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry digitally restored remastered and brought to you on DVD. Now it's easier than ever to out-smart the world's least secret... secret agent.
The Pink Panther (1963): When the famous Pink Panther diamond goes missing the bumbling Inspector Clouseau goes on the trail of notorious jewel thief The Phantom but looks everywhere except in the right place! Starring: David Niven: Sir Charles Litton Peter Sellers: Inspector Jacques Clouseau Robert Wagner: George Litton Capucine: Simone Clouseau Brenda De Banzie: Angela Dunning. A Shot In The Dark (1964): As murder follows murder with the beautiful Maria as the obvious suspect; bumbling Inspector Clouseau drives his boss Dreyfus mad by stubbornly vowing to prove her innocence! Starring: Peter Sellers: Jacques Clouseau Elke Sommer: Maria Gambrelli George Sanders: Benjamin Ballon Herbert Lom: Charles Dreyfus Graham Stark: Hercule Lajoy Burt Kwouk: Kato Return Of The Pink Panther (1975): When the priceless Pink Panther diamond is stolen yet again the inimitable Inspector Jacques Clouseau is saved from an unwilling early retirement and sent off to the country of Lugash to investigate. Certain that the heist is the work of a suave jewel thief known as The Phantom Clouseau unleashes his formidable array of outlandish disguises and preposterous deductive powers in madcap pursuit of his would-be quarry. Tracked by his own nerve-wracking boss Clouseau carves a path of comical crime-busting chaos across all of Europe in this delightfully zany comedy romp. Starring: Peter Sellers Christopher Plummer Catherine Schell Herbert Lom Peter Arne Gregoire Aslan Graham Stark Andre Maranne Burt Kwouk & John Bluthal The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976): Being sent insane by working with Clouseau for too long Sgt Dreyfus vows to destroy him forever - and if he can't he vows he will destroy the world. Clouseau ends up with over 20 assassins on his tail but is more worried about his martial arts manservant getting the better of him! Starring: Peter Sellers: Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau Herbert Lom: Former Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus Lesley-Anne Down: Olga Burt Kwouk: Kato Colin Blakely: Alec Drummond Revenge Of The Pink Panther (1978): Following Clouseau's supposed assassination Dreyfus is declared sane and released. But how will he cope with the truth when he finds out that the Inspector is actually alive and undercover working with Kato to discover who wanted him dead? Starring: Peter Sellers: Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau Herbert Lom: Chief Insp. Dreyfus Burt Kwouk: Kato Dyan Cannon: Simone Legree Robert Webber: Philippe Douvier Trail Of The Pink Panther (1982): The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France but his plane disappears en-route. Famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery... Starring: Peter Sellers: Insp. Jacques Clouseau David Niven: Sir Charles Litton Herbert Lom: Chief Insp. Dreyfus Joanna Lumley: Marie Jouvet Harvey Korman: Auguste Balls Burt Kwouk: Kato The Pink Panther: A Pink Christmas (Cartoon) plus 124 Other Pink Panther Cartoons
Featuring the entire series of 'Jeeves And Wooster' based on the characters created by P.G. Wodehouse. Jeeves & Wooster is one of the most delightful period comedy series on TV. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie have captured the wit and sophistication of P.G Wodehouse and manage to portray the marvellous light hearted atmosphere in which the stories were originally set to perfection. Now you can enjoy every episode at your leisure in this delightful digipack of the complete tip-top shenanigans of Jeeves & Wooster.
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