England's first rurally based soap opera, Emmerdale Farm quickly became one of the nation's best-loved programmes. Moving from its original mid-week afternoon slot to the heart of peak-time scheduling and becoming one of the longest-running dramas on British television, the series continues to scoop multiple awards and nominations. This set revisits Beckindale's early days, with 32 consecutive episodes originally screened in 1973. Storylines include Joe and Carol's romance; the recently bereaved Matt Skilbeck's ongoing struggle to bring up the twins; the arrival of George Verney's young nephew, Mark, and subsequent conflict with Mark's father; the combined efforts of Jack, the Rev. Ruskin and Dr Scott to help recalcitrant widower Charlie Nelson; and local victory in the annual Beckindale vs. Robblesfield cricket match.
Intergalactic adventure with an interplanetary resistance group battling for survival against a totalitarian super-power. Roaming a universe of boundless space and restrictive discipline freedom-fighter Blake with the crew of spaceship Liberator is locked in combat with the all-powerful forces of the Federation. Episodes comprise: 1. Aftermath 2. Powerplay 3. Volcano 4. Dawn Of The Gods 5. The Harvest Of Kairos 6. City At The Edge Of The World 7. Children Of Auron 8. Rumou
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of England's first rural-based soap opera and one of the nation's most popular programmes this DVD is proud to present the story of how it all began with the first 26 episodes of Emmerdale Farm in one set. What originally began as a mid-week afternoon television show became so popular that it was rescheduled for the peak-time mid-evening slot that it has enjoyed ever since. It's a sad morning in Beckindale as the Sugden and Skilbeck families gather to attend the funeral of Jacob Sugden owner of Emmerdale Farm. Jack Sugden who returns home after eight years watches the funeral cortege pass from the window of The Woolpack. It's not long before the prodigal son starts to make waves in the parish of Beckindale...
The Doombolt Chase: The Complete Series
England's first rurally based soap opera Emmerdale Farm quickly became one of the nation's best-loved programmes. Moving from its original mid-week afternoon slot to the heart of peak-time scheduling and becoming one of the longest-running dramas on British television the series continues to scoop multiple awards and nominations. Revisit Beckindale's early days with 32 classic episodes originally screened in 1973. This third volume presents a host of memorable characters and storylines: Henry Wilks plan to modernise and intensify farm operations and the resulting conflict with Matt Skilbeck and Jack Sugden; Peggy Skilbeck's tragic death; the arrival of doctor Clare Scott; and the ongoing tribulations of the teenage Joe Sugden. At the Woolpack meanwhile Amos is desperately seeking staff and the return of barmaid Alison causes more than a little friction...
Emmerdale Farm: Vol. 2
The Voyage Of Charles Darwin is the BAFTA winning BBC series examining the life and work of the great naturalist, first broadcast in 1978 to wide critical acclaim. Written by Robert Reid, this seven-part biopic of the father of evolutionary theory stars Malcolm Stoddard as Darwin and Andrew Burt as Captain Fitzroy with a supporting cast featuring George Cole and Iain Cuthbertson. Narrated by the character of Darwin himself (Darwin's real journals provide the source material), he looks back ov.
This unprecedented collaboration between the BBC and the Royal Navy gripped the nation with a fascinating insight into the lives of seamen on tour across the globe. From hot shot new Commander Glenn (Bryan Marshall) right down to the lower decks, the series follows the personal and professional lives of all the crewmembers as they sail across the world tackling dangerous sea-faring missions. Real Royal Marine Commandos mix with a cast that includes James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, Braveheart) and Andrew Burt (Emmerdale) as the series, shot on location aboard the HMS Phoebe, blurs the lines between drama and documentary. Scottish Naval Officer and screenwriter Ian Mackintosh MBE teamed up with producer Anthony Coburn who wanted to create a series ‘that would do for the Navy what Z-Cars had done for the police.’ In this series the HMS Hero’s new captain is tested when he must navigate an Arctic ice field, Commander Glenn must choose between doing his duty or repaying a debt, Commander Nialls returns to the Hero and a court martial seems imminent when a cruiser suffers friendly fire from a naval jet.
Swallows and Amazons Forever! is the wonderful television adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic books Coot Club and The Big Six. Set on the Norfolk Broads in the 1930s the BAFTA-nominated BBC production is packed full of lively characters beautifully authentic scenery and plenty of adventure. Coot Club Whilst travelling to Norfolk to stay on a boat with family friend Mrs Barrable Dick and Dot Callum meet Tom Dudgeon and the members of Coot Club. After being told that they won’t be learning to sail their disappointment quickly turns to excitement as an adventure begins to unfold. Will they be able to protect a precious coot’s nest whilst hiding Tom from the awful Hullabaloos who are hell bent on ruining everyone’s holiday? Creator of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes stars as Jerry the Hullabaloo in this delightful film. The Big Six When Dick and Dot return to Norfolk to stay with Tom they find themselves caught up in a brand new adventure. The Death And Glories are being accused of setting moored boats adrift but the three boys maintain their innocence. With the whole town against them it’s up to Coot Club to gather evidence and prove that someone else is responsible for these crimes. The Big Six is born. Dr Who’s Colin Baker and Patrick Troughton star in this fitting adaptation of the classic story. Includes subtitles for the very first time plus some brand new special features including a Behind-The-Scenes Photo Gallery.
Bruce Willis's awful, 1991 vanity piece is an abuse of audience goodwill and a waste of a good cast and director (Michael Lehmann of Heathers). The story of Hudson Hawk, cowritten by Willis, concerns a cat burglar pressured into stealing precious art, including some from the Vatican. But the script is just a convenience upon which Willis piles his vaguely boorish brand of hip irony, assuming his audience will stay with him every step of the way. Certain, self-congratulatory scenes induce cringing--Willis and Danny Aiello, for instance, sing "Side by Side" (to brassy accompaniment on the soundtrack) every time they're working a job--but the overall effect is more irritating and baffling. Keep a good thought for Willis (an underrated actor better than the summer junk we usually see him in) by checking out his superior work in Pulp Fiction and his small but memorable role in Billy Bathgate. --Tom Keogh
The true story of one woman's confinement in a World War II Japanese prison camp from the account by Agnes Newton Kieth. She and her British husband were separated when the Japanese invaded Borneo during WWII. Though the camp commander took an interest in her he could not prevent her torture starvation or humiliation by the guards....
A fine production of the gripping, classic story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table from the BBC, adapted by the Emmy-winning Andrew Davies (House of Cards / Bridget Jones's Diary). Featuring a fantastic cast including Andrew Burt, Felicity Dean and Maureen O'Brien.
Peter Davison stars as gentleman detective Albert Campion with Brian Glover as his trusty manservant Magersfontein Lugg in the 'Look to the Lady' and 'Police at the Funeral' stories adapted from the best selling Margery Allingham novels.
Intergalactic adventure with an interplanetary resistance group battling for survival against a totalitarian super-power. Roaming a universe of boundless space and restrictive discipline freedom-fighter Blake with the crew of spaceship Liberator is locked in combat with the all-powerful forces of the Federation. Episodes comprise: 1. Aftermath 2. Powerplay 3. Volcano 4. Dawn of the Gods 5. The Harvest of Kairos 6. City at the Edge of the World 7. Children of Auron 8. Rumou
The Case Of The Late Pig: Campion receives an anonymous invitation to an old school friend's funeral. Then rather strangely the same friend is murdered at another friend's house three months later. Campion investigates... Death Of A Ghost: While Campion is enjoying a private view of an artist's work with his friends one of the guests is murdered. Campion sets out to unravel the mystery and discovers more intrigue along the way...
After graduating from Harvard Holden Pryce pays a visit to his estranged father and is introduced to his to his stunning new bride half his age Lana Pryce who sets out to divide them... beginning with the planned seduction of her stepson. When Holden starts to fear his stepmother's true intentions and tells her he wants out of the affair he suddenly returns to the mansion to discover his father's dead body. Holden desperately tries to convince the police that the murder is the work of his calculating stepmother. With betrayal and blackmail one has to wonder if this was the conspiracy of a femme fatale or a jealous son looking for revenge.
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