The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as the soul-searching Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the impulsive and beautiful Natasha Rostova; Alan Dobie is the dour but heroic Andrei Bolkonsky; and David Swift is Napoleon whose decision to invade Russia in 1812 has far-reaching consequences for Pierre and the Rostov and Bolkonsky families. This twenty-part serial was the vision of its producer David Conroy (Portrait of a Lady Cold Comfort Farm) whose principle aim was to transfer the rich characterisation and incident from Tolstoy's greatest novel to fifteen hours of television drama. Scripted by Jack Pulman (I Claudius The Golden Bowl) and directed by John Davies (The Woodlanders Germinal) Conroy's War And Peace boasts superb acting award-winning design (1972 Best Design BAFTA) and breathtaking battle sequences which were filmed in former Yugoslavia.
Hedda Gabler has just come back from her honeymoon married to boring but reliable academic George Tesman. Refusing to tie herself down in life and name Hedda is banking on George being appointed a professorship to secure a better life for the young couple. However the arrival of cleaned up ex-lover Eilert threatens to destroy everything.
Alan Dobie stars as Victorian Detective Sergeant Cribb in this classic series written by award-winning crime writer Peter Lovesey. Known for his wry sense of humour Cribb is the backbone of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department aided and sometimes hindered by the faithful Constable Thackeray. Episodes Featured Something old Something New A Case of Spirits Mad Hatter's holiday The Last Trumpet
Never commercially released before and previously only shown to a highly restricted audience of top military brass from the Ministry of Defence, Captured (1959) is a stunning Prisoner of War drama and a lost gem of British post-war filmmaking. Directed by cult British director John Krish, the film was sponsored by the Army Cinematograph Corporation. This tightly plotted drama shows British POWs enduring brainwashing and torture during the Korean War, thereby revealing what a soldier could expect if he was ever captured by enemy forces. The latest release in the BFI's acclaimed Flipside strand, Captured is accompanied by other rarities from John Krish H.M.P. (a 1978 fly-on-the-wall documentary about the Prison service) and Krish's celebrated 1977 public safety short Finishing Line. All of these films have been transferred to HD by the BFI from the very best available film materials. Special Features: Interview with John Krish Fully illustrated booklet
Alan Dobie stars as Detective Sergeant Cribb a member of Scotland Yard's newly formed CID unit in Victorian London. Known for his wry sense of humour Cribb is aided and at times hindered by the ever-faithful Constable Thackeray...
Kessler is the 1981 spin off series from Secret Army writing duo Gerard Glaister and John Brason. A series set in the present day (then the early 1980's) it explores the escape of NAZI officers from a defeated Germany and their subsequent rise through the industrial and business world some 40 years later. Episode One: Four people arrive in Brussels. Their object - the identification and unmasking of one man: SS Standartenfuhrer Ludwig Kessler. Episode Tw
Alan Dobie stars as Victorian Detective Sergeant Cribb in this classic series written by award-winning crime writer Peter Lovesey. Known for his wry sense of humour Cribb is the backbone of Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department aided and sometimes hindered by the faithful Constable Thackeray. Featuring the episodes: 1. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle 2. The Choir That Wouldn't Sing 3. Murder Old Boy 4. Invitation To A Dynamite Party
Anthony Hopkins stars as Pierre in this mammoth 20 part BBC production of Leo Tolstoy's truly epic novel War and Peace. Back in 1972 this was the most expensive serial that the BBC had ever commissioned.
The prequel to ATV's celebrated boardroom drama The Power Game, The Plane Makers follows the fortunes of a leading airplane development company and its managing director, the ruthlessly ambitious John Wilder (Patrick Wymark). This series features guest appearances by, among others, Garfield Morgan, Geoffrey Chater, Anthony Newlands and Malcolm Tierney. Scott Furlong Ltd. is about to launch into the fiercely competitive world of government-backed military contracts, with the prototype develop...
Alan Dobie stars as Detective Sergeant Cribb a member of Scotland Yard's newly formed CID unit in Victorian London. Known for his wry sense of humour Cribb is aided and at times hindered by the ever-faithful Constable Thackeray... Featuring Episodes Swing Swing Together Abracadaver The Detective Wore Silk Drawers The Horizontal Witness Wobble To Death
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