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  • The Lady in the Van [DVD] [2015]The Lady in the Van | DVD | (07/03/2016) from £3.99   |  Saving you £16.00 (401.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Two-time Oscar® winner and star of Downton Abbey, Dame Maggie Smith, recreates one of her most celebrated roles the singular Miss Shepherd in THE LADY IN THE VAN, Alan Bennett's big-screen comedic adaptation of his own iconic memoir and honoured stage play. Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played two time Academy Award-winner® Maggie Smith Best Actress, 1970, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Best Supporting Actress, California Suite, 1979), a woman of uncertain origins who temporarily parks her van in Alan Bennett's (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favour becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett to create this rare and touching portrait. Special Features: The Making of THE LADY IN THE VAN featurette The Visual Effects featurette Playing the Lady: Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd featurette Commentary with Nicholas Hytner Deleted Scenes Click Images to Enlarge

  • Denial [DVD]Denial | DVD | (05/06/2017) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team led by Richard Rampton (Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

  • The Queen [2006]The Queen | DVD | (12/03/2007) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II in this drama set in the days following the death of Princess Diana.

  • Victoria: The Christmas Special [DVD] [2017]Victoria: The Christmas Special | DVD | (26/12/2017) from £8.59   |  Saving you £-2.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.59

    Victoria and Albert have very different expectations for a family Christmas, and the arrival of a young African orphan at the Palace puts them at loggerheads. Victoria is uncharacteristically melancholy in the festive season. Albert, on the other hand, is gripped by an obsession with staging the perfect family Christmas, and ruffles feathers as he transforms the Palace into a magical festive wonderland. But Victoria is furious to find that, in fact, Albert has invited two very unwelcome house guests. ˜Tis the season for historic enmities to finally climax, new romances to blossom and sacrifices to be made but a terrifying accident calls the couple's priorities into question, and Victoria and Albert finally realise that they must leave behind the pain of their upbringings if they are to give their own children the Christmas that they never had.

  • Five Children And It [2004]Five Children And It | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £4.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (220.44%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When five children are forced to stay in the dilapidated mansion of their very odd uncle, they discover an 8,000-year-old sand fairy who can grant a wish per day and experience the summer of their lives.

  • The Halcyon - Season 1 [DVD]The Halcyon - Season 1 | DVD | (20/03/2017) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The Halcyon is a drama set in war time 1940 and tells the story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the centre of London society. Set to a soundtrack of the era, it shows London life through the prism of war and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across every social class. Starring Steven Mackintosh (Luther), Olivia Williams (Hyde Park on Hudson), Sope Dirusu (The Huntsman: Winter's War), Liz White (The Woman in Black) and Hermione Corfield (Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation‹). Click Images to Enlarge

  • Silk - Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD]Silk - Series 1-3 Box Set | DVD | (07/04/2014) from £18.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (57.93%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Maxine Peake Rupert Penry-Jones and Neil Stuke star in this smart and thrilling legal drama about the lives loves and hard cases facing a group of top end barristers. Series 1Single attractive thirty-something Martha Costello is a brilliant passionate defence barrister with the unwavering belief that all are innocent until proven guilty. She is about to apply to become Queen's Counsel (a 'QC' or 'Silk') but she's not the only one at her chambers... Clive Reader is charming ruthless and dangerous and knows how to play the game... only one of them will be made QC and Senior Clerk Billy Lamb is the man with everyone's lives and careers in his hands. Martha's conscience and faith in the criminal justice system are tested to breaking point as she deals with clients who are good bad and downright evil. Series 2Martha is now a member of the Queen's Council - a QC which means the stakes are now higher than ever. Tensions are running high in the chambers with the still ambitious Clive Reader having to deal with his failure to become a QC and Billy Lamb under pressure to keep the chambers afloat. As Martha finds an ambiguous ally in Caroline Warwick a 50-something sharp as a stiletto QC and Clive develops a fascination for a very beautiful and principled solicitor; passion jealousy and ambition take hold both in and out of the courtroom. Series 3Martha is now an experienced QC at the height of her powers and should be enjoying the high-profile cases and media attention that implies. But as her cases become ever more morally complex Martha questions whether her role as a defence barrister is enough. Her close relationships are put to the test when her ambitious colleague and rival Clive Reader finally becomes QC challenging her to confront her feelings for him. As Head Clerk Billy Lamb struggles to keep the huge secret he's been concealing he makes plans to secure the future of Chambers with or without him. Effective new Practice Manager Harriet has other ideas and wants chambers to prosecute more and defend less potentially isolating Martha. As she struggles with her conscience her faith in the justice system is tested to breaking point. Where does she really belong? Special Features: Series 1: Cast Interviews

  • A Very English Scandal – Season 1 [DVD] [2018]A Very English Scandal – Season 1 | DVD | (02/07/2018) from £7.25   |  Saving you £5.09 (70.21%)   |  RRP £12.34

    Adapted from John Preston's book A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment by Russell T Davies (Dr Who, Queer As Folk, Cucumber) and directed by Stephen Frears (Florence Foster Jenkins, Philomena, Dangerous Liaisons), starring Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe and Ben Whishaw as Norman Scott. A Very English Scandal is the shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder. It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalized, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, has a secret he's desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his vociferous exlover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk, and eventually Thorpe can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed politics forever as the British public discovered the darkest secrets of the Establishment and the lengths they'd go to conceal them.

  • Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [1999]Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £4.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (300.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Following the successful video release of Cats comes another Andrew Lloyd Webber blockbuster musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and it's a savvy choice. It hasn't been represented on film before, it's short enough (78 minutes) to present without cuts and it has the star-power of former teen icon Donny Osmond, who played over 1,800 performances across North America. Rather than record a live performance, Cats director David Mallet conceived Joseph as a film, though one that is based strongly on co-director Steven Pimlott's 1991 London revival and relies more on camerawork than venturing beyond its stagelike sets.Lloyd Webber's first project with lyricist Tim Rice was originally written in 1968 as a school cantata; accordingly, this film uses a framing sequence of a school recital, with an audience of clapping, singing kids and members of the faculty playing the roles. The Old Testament tale of Joseph and his coat of many colours gets a splashy, vigorous treatment with an energetic cast, Las Vegas-style glitz and catchy, eclectic songs, including "Any Dream Will Do", "Close Every Door", the peppy "Go, Go, Go Joseph" and various bits of country, calypso and Elvis. Osmond is perfect in the title role, with a strong voice and winning persona, while London stage veteran Maria Friedman performs well in the central role of the narrator. Richard Attenborough appears (and sings a little) as Jacob, and Joan Collins makes a brief, non-singing cameo.Joseph certainly isn't revolutionary musical theatre, but if you view it as a kids' show, it's a silly good time (though there are poignant moments too). Parents should note, however, that this production might warrant a little discretion due to one suggestive scene and some risqu&ecute; costumes. --David Horiuchi, Amazon.com

  • A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £5.19   |  Saving you £10.80 (208.09%)   |  RRP £15.99

    This magical new film adaptation of Shakespeare's best-loved comedy takes your imagination on a voyage of discovery. Set in a contemporary landscape immersed in vibrant colour RSC Artistic Director Adrian Noble makes use of stunning special effects to create a fresh inspiring and hugely entertaining Shakespearean spectacle. The wonder of Shakespeare's delightful comedy masterpiece is brought to life by the talents of the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company. We are drawn into a world of magic fantasy imagination romance and love; where fairies mix with lovers and players and everything is not quite what it seems. The introduction of a new character The Boy adds a new dimension as we enter into his fantasy dream world one midsummer night. With the perfect balance of traditional influences and modern interpretation A Midsummer Night's Dream is an intoxicating and passionate cocktail.

  • Silk - Series 3 [DVD]Silk - Series 3 | DVD | (07/04/2014) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    As the series opens Martha is already a QC of a year's standing and on the back of the Jody Farr case is building her practice and particularly a reputation for winning unwinnable cases. But now Clive has got silk too and he's specialising in Prosecution. The criminal bar is a small world and increasingly Martha and Clive are pitted against each other in court. Martha finds it hard to keep the personal and the professional apart and never more so than when she loses to Clive in a big case early on. Martha's growing reputation means that her cases attract headlines more frequently either because the case is a cause celebre or because her defence is breaking new ground legally. Her cases will feel even bigger the stakes higher heaping the pressure on Martha.

  • Whitechapel [2008]Whitechapel | DVD | (16/02/2009) from £5.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (191.26%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The streets of London's East End are awash with blood. A murderer stalks thenight picking off vulnerable women and leaving them brutally butchered. Butthis is not the 19th Century; this is not Jack the Ripper - this is a copycatkiller and once again the police remain clueless... For fast-tracked media savvy DI Chandler it's his first big murder case; forfront-line hard-bitten DS Miles he's now saddled with a boss who wouldrather talk about Emotional Intelligence than gut feeling. Neither of themhave a clue until renowned 'Ripperologist' Edward Buchan draws theirattention to the similarities between the Jack the Ripper killings in 1888 andthe modern-day murder.The race is on to succeed where police officers failed over 100 years before -to catch the copycat killer before he strikes again.

  • The Lady in the Van [Blu-ray] [2015]The Lady in the Van | Blu Ray | (07/03/2016) from £3.89   |  Saving you £21.10 (542.42%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Maggie Smith stars in this British comedy drama adapted from the play by Alan Bennett which is based on true events from his life. When suburban homeowner Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) discovers a dishevelled woman living in her van parked on his street, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with her and invites her to park in his driveway for a few weeks. As Bennett and the other residents of the Camden street shower Miss Shepherd (Smith) with food and gifts to make her feel welcome, the generosity, although seemingly unappreciated, does not go unnoticed and the previously lonely woman becomes intent on staying put. The all-star cast also includes Jim Broadbent, James Corden and Dominic Cooper.

  • The Wings Of The Dove [1998]The Wings Of The Dove | DVD | (12/02/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Queen of the costume drama Helena Bonham Carter finally got a chance to loosen her corset a bit with this exquisitely mounted (Sandy Powell's costumes were nominated for an Academy Award) romantic drama based on Henry James's classic novel. Set in turn-of-the-century London and Venice, Wings of the Dove is a stately departure--more PBS than MTV--for Iain Softley, director of Hackers and the birth-of-the-Beatles biopic Backbeat. But there's enough romantic intrigue to perhaps fuel a week's worth of daytime TV talk shows: My Lover Seduced a Dying Heiress for Her Money. Bonham Carter, who won several critics association honours for her performance (she was nominated for a Golden Globe and Oscar as well) stars as Kate, who is engaged in a secret affair with Merton (Linus Roache), a journalist whose poor financial standing makes marriage impossible. Kate's manipulative aunt (Charlotte Rampling) threatens to disown her unless she marries the more suitable Lord Mark (Alex Jennings). Opportunity--admittedly sordid--arrives in the form of Millie (Alison Elliott), an American heiress whom Kate befriends. When Kate learns that Millie is dying, she suggests to Merton that he seduce her to make her last days happy, and ensuring that Millie will leave Merton her money when she dies. Merton reluctantly agrees, just as Kate begins to have second thoughts that threaten to sabotage the scheme. One of the most rapturously reviewed films in recent years, Wings of the Dove is a must-own video for the Merchant-Ivory crowd. But guys: don't dismiss this as a "chick flick". Beneath its Masterpiece Theatre exterior beats the wild and untamed heart of Dawson's Creek. --Donald Liebenson

  • Witness [1985]Witness | DVD | (02/10/2000) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    When Samuel (Lukas Haas), a young Amish boy travelling with his mother Rachel (Kelly McGillis), witnesses the murder of a police officer in a public restroom, he and his mother become the temporary wards of John Book (Harrison Ford), a detective who's been assigned to solve the crime. After suspect line-ups and mug-shot books yield nothing, Samuel, in the most memorable scene of the film, recognizes the murderer as a narcotics agent whose picture he sees in the precinct. Once Book realizes that the police chief is in on it, too, he whisks Samuel and Rachel back home to Amish country, where he himself goes into hiding as a plain Amish man. Witness' juxtaposition of the life of the Amish and the violence of inner-city police corruption work surprisingly well for the story, and Kelly McGillis as the falling in love widow gives an almost perfect performance. Directed by Peter Weir, the film is extremely successful in drawing the viewer into its world and, accordingly, is immensely entertaining. The only thing that mars its polish is the one-dimensional, almost cartoonish handling of the upper-echelon police corruption--a subtler, more realistic treatment of this aspect of the story would have rendered the film near perfect. --James McGrath, Amazon.com

  • The Lady In The Van/A Street Cat Named Bob [DVD]The Lady In The Van/A Street Cat Named Bob | DVD | (12/02/2018) from £7.00   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The Lady In The Van Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by the magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins temporarily parks her van in Alan Bennett's (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favour becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett to create this rare and touching portrait. A Street Cat Named Bob Based on the true life story and international bestselling book, A STREET CAT NAMED BOB is a moving and uplifting film that will touch the heart of everyone. When London busker and recovering drug addict James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) finds injured ginger street cat Bob in his sheltered accommodation, he has no idea just how much his life is about to change. Features: The Lady In The Van The Making of The Lady In The Van featurette The Visual Effects featurette Playing the Lady: Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd featurette Commentary with Nicholas Hytner Deleted Scenes A Street Cat Named Bob Behind the Scenes Featurette

  • The Lady Vanishes [DVD]The Lady Vanishes | DVD | (03/04/2017) from £9.29   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A stunning new adaptation of the classic 1930s thriller that sees a beautiful, spoilt young woman risking her life to solve the mysterious disappearance of her travelling companion. Iris Carr is travelling across Europe by train when she unwittingly becomes embroiled in a sinister Balkan plot. Feeling disorientated after a fall, Iris is befriended by Miss Froy, an elderly English woman sharing her carriage. But when she wakes up from a few hours' sleep, Miss Froy has vanished without trace. As fellow passengers claim the lady never existed, Iris faces danger and intrigue as she fights to discover the fate of Miss Froy and prove that she's not going mad. Starring: Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game, War & Peace, Sense8), Tom Hughes (Silk, The Hollow Crown, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), Selina Cadell (Upstairs Downstairs, Doc Martin), Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs, Ashes to Ashes), Julian Rhind Tutt (The Hour, Notting Hill, Green Wing) , Gemma Jones (Spooks, Harry Potter, Bridget Jones's Diary), Stephanie Cole (Doc Martin, Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day), Jesper Christensen (Casino Royale, Melancholia), Benedikte Hansen (Borgen, The Killing), Alex Jennings (Silk, Whitechapel, The Queen), Pip Torrens (Pride, Prejudice, My Week With Marilyn, The Promise), Sandy McDade (Lark Rise to Candleford, Jane Eyre) Director: Diarmuid Lawrence (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Body Farm, South Riding) Writer: Fiona Seres (Tangle, The Silence, Satisfaction) Executive Producer: Anne Pivcevic (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Great Expectations, South Riding) Producer: Annie Tricklebank (Upstairs Downstairs, Lark Rise to Candleford, The Night Watch)

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream [1996]A Midsummer Night's Dream | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    With its clearcut "play within a play" narrative and simple contrasts between the human and spirit worlds, A Midsummer Night's Dream has long been a popular introduction to Shakespeare, and Adrian Noble's 1994 RSC production reinforces why. It's a colourful and physical presentation (the latter explains the PG rating), portraying character confrontations with often reckless abandon. The ploy of giving the whole play the appearance of a child's dream is a neat touch that doesn't quite work, as the child himself, Osheen Jones, can have only a minimal amount to do on stage. Casting the main actors in dual roles works well. Alex Jennings is secure as Theseus and Oberon, but Lindsay Duncan all but steals the show as Hippolyta and Titania; her amorous encounter with Bottom, given with gusto by Desmond Barrit, has a lewd quality that Elizabethan audiences might have appreciated. Despite his dreadful 1980s hairdo, Barry Lynch is animated as Puck, while Emily Raymond's plaintive Helena is the pick of the lovers. Howard Blake turns in a sensitive and atmospheric score. On the DVD: The 16:9 anamorphic picture reproduces excellently in the widescreen format, Dolby Surround sound vividly conveying the spatial realism of Noble's staging. No subtitles, which could be a drawback, but the 12 access points divide the 99-minute production into educational-sized chunks. Sensibly edited, and imaginatively directed, this production ought to have wide appeal. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Trap For Cinderella [DVD]Trap For Cinderella | DVD | (04/11/2013) from £7.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (166.95%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Micky (Tuppence Middleton; TVs The Spies of Warsaw) a young woman suffering from amnesia begins a tormented road to recovery having survived a house fire that took her childhood friend's life. Left with terrible injuries Micky struggles to regain her memories and piece together what happened. Soon she discovers that the fire may not have been an accident and that a sinister obsession may have cost her more than she knows. Also stars Alexandra Roach (TVs Utopia) Aneurin Bernard (TVs The White Queen) and Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave) and directed by Ian Softley (Backbeat Hackers).

  • Trap For Cinderella [Blu-ray]Trap For Cinderella | Blu Ray | (04/11/2013) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Micky (Tuppence Middleton; TVs The Spies of Warsaw) a young woman suffering from amnesia begins a tormented road to recovery having survived a house fire that took her childhood friend's life. Left with terrible injuries Micky struggles to regain her memories and piece together what happened. Soon she discovers that the fire may not have been an accident and that a sinister obsession may have cost her more than she knows. Also stars Alexandra Roach (TVs Utopia) Aneurin Bernard (TVs The White Queen) and Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave) and directed by Ian Softley (Backbeat Hackers).

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