Running for four enormously popular series, this thrilling Yorkshire Television drama stars John Stride as David Main, an ambitious, dynamic, occasionally impetuous young solicitor. Having cut his teeth in London, Main now returns to his native Leeds to establish his own practice. Thirsting for success yet never losing touch with his compassionate side, Main takes on lucrative, high-profile cases as well as those involving society's most underprivileged; as the series follows him through both triumph and catastrophe, his passion for his work often leads to conflict in his turbulent private life. Co-starring John Wentworth as Main's older, more cautious partner, along with Anna Palk, Margaret Ashcroft, Glynn Edwards and Sharon Maughan, this complete set contains all 45 episodes.
In the melting pot of 1890s London, Sergeant Cork works for Scotland Yard's newly formed Criminal Investigation Department. Astute and years ahead of his time, he enthusiastically employs the pioneering techniques of modern forensic science to investigate crimes born of poverty and deprivation, passion, vengeance and greed, ably assisted by the youthful and equally dedicated Detective Bob Marriott.
When their parents die in an accident Flora and Miles are cared for by Miss Jessel (Beacham) the governess and Mrs Grose (Hird) the housekeeper. But it is really Quint (Brando) the Irish servant who really runs the house and particularly Miss Jessel who submits herself totally to him. The children see Quint as a fascinating source of knowledge and believe everything he says is true however skewed his vision on life may be. It is this influence on Flora and Miles that leads to Quin
François Truffaut co-writes and directs this classic drama adapted from Ray Bradbury's novel. In the not-too-distant future, forbidden volumes of literature are burned regularly by the 'firemen'. Montag (Oskar Werner) is the man in charge of the burnings, but after meeting a revolutionary book-owner, schoolteacher Clarisse (Julie Christie), he begins to have doubts - both about his vocation and his dead marriage to pleasure-seeking Linda (also Christie). Curious about the draw of literature, Montag keeps forbidden volumes of books for himself, and soon embarks on a secret affair with Linda. The cast also includes Anton Diffring and Cyril Cusack.
After many years working in London ambitious solicitor David Main returns to his native Leeds to set up a new practice and to improve his station by working for the rich and powerful. Nevertheless he is frequently drawn to helping the underdog sometimes against his own best interests.
Featuring the big-screen debut of Liverpudlian pop idol Billy Fury 'Britain's Elvis Presley' this charming, pre-Beatles-era musical feature was among Michael Winner's earliest films. A 1962 box-office hit spawning a Top-Ten single and EP, Play It Cool features cameos from some of the most recognisable stars of the Sixties, with Bobby Vee, Helen Shapiro and Shane Fenton (aka Alvin Stardust) among the artistes encountered by Fury and his fictional band. The film is presented here as a brand-new High Definition restoration from original film elements.Billy Universe and the Satellites, a happy-go-lucky rhythm and twist group, are en route to Brussels to compete in a song contest; on the same flight is Ann Bryant, who's being sent abroad by her wealthy father to try to curb her infatuation with disreputable popster Larry Granger. When fog forces the plane to return to the airport, Billy and friends persuade Ann to join them in the West End, where they will search for Larry. What follows is a whirlwind musical tour of London's nightclubs!
The Main Chance: Series 2 (4 Discs)
Based on the cult mystery novels by author, journalist and royal biographer Tim Heald, this quartet of light-hearted whodunits stars David Horovitch as a bungling but diligent Department of Trade investigator. Featuring guest performances from Patrick Troughton, John Le Mesurier, Glynis Barber, Peter Jeffrey and Elizabeth Spriggs, among many others, this set contains all four stories: Unbecoming Habits, Deadline, Let Sleeping Dogs Die and Just Desserts. John Steed, Simon Templar, Dick Barton... and Simon Bognor. Following in the footsteps of some illustrious predecessors, the principal agent of the Special Investigations Dept. of the Board of Trade ventures forth to take on wrongdoers wherever they may lurk! In Unbecoming Habits, he poses as a CID officer to investigate a friary suspected of passing agricultural secrets to the Soviets; Deadline sees him lowering journalistic standards as he goes undercover to probe the murder of a gossip columnist; in Let Sleeping Dogs Die he trails ruthless pedigree dog smugglers; Just Desserts finds him uncovering deadly intrigue in the world of haute cuisine. But will the assignments throw up more clues than Bognor can handle?
Harry Rule (Robert Vaughn) is an American lone wolf in London. Contessa di Contini (Nyree Dawn Porter) is a beautiful British aristo abroad. Paul Buchet (Tony Anholt) is a suave Parisian specialising in gadgetry. Together they are The Protectors - three intrepid international private detectives. Alongside other super agents from the world's best detective agencies they are organised into a global secret society their mission is to protect the innocent and apprehend the guilty. Gerry
They came they saw they died! When a woman stabs a sailor to death her psychiatrist tries to find out what prompted the sudden violence. A trip to Snape Island is organised where a mad man is discovered...
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