Carry On favourite Barbara Windsor makes her debut in this outrageous send-up of the James Bond movies. Fearless agent Desmond Simpkins and James Bind aided and abetted by the comely Agent Honeybutt and Agent Crump battle against the evil powers of international bad guys STENCH and their three cronies.
Featuring all 6 episodes of ITV's short-lived comedy-drama series. The village of Shillingbury is a tranquil place staunch in the established old-fashioned values of rural England. It is a picture postcard place of honeysuckle and home-made strawberry jam fine thatched roofs a timbered pub and contented folk...
Doctor Who: The Complete Specials Box Set (Dr Who)
Comedy legend Bernard Cribbins had been a key presence in British film and television comedy for over a decade before he landed his own headlining television series at the tail-end of the 1960s. An off-beat revue of quickfire sketches in the Cribbins style , this fast-moving mixture of comedy and song (including chart hits Hole in the Ground, Gossip Calypso and Right, Said Fred) featured a gallery of outrageous characters in a myriad of seemingly inexhaustible situations! Bank clerk, burglar, tramp, librarian, cowboy and even spaceman Cribbins is these, and much more! With comic support from Sheila Steafel, The Benny Hill Show's Bob Todd and the always glamorous Maddie Smith, this zany mix of fun and music also guest stars Patrick Cargill, Dennis Price and Dad's Army's Bill Pertwee. Written by sitcom legends Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke (then riding high on the success of Father Dear Father), this set features all twelve editions from both series of Cribbins.
Come and join the Wombles down at Wimbledon common for some litter loving adventures with Great Uncle Bulgaria Orinoco Bungo Wellington and Madame Cholet. This compilation contains the first 12 Episodes!
A great British crime comedy always worth another watch, Two Way Stretch is the one about the cosily imprisoned crooks who hatch a scheme to pull off a heist with a perfect alibi by breaking out of their nick, doing the job and then breaking back into the jug again to serve out their sentences. Peter Sellers, usually an eccentric support in these things, takes a rare lead as cocky mastermind Dodger Lane, confident enough to share the screen with performers who would be doing serious time if scene-stealing were an actual offence. The chief delight of the film, obvious inspiration for Blakey from On the Buses, is Lionel Jeffries' bristling, infuriated, hilariously humiliated warder Sidney Crout, forever fuming as Dodger gets away with some new scheme. Also in on the scam: Wilfrid Hyde White as a bogus clergyman of extreme unctuousness, David Lodge as the dim-witted muscle bloke, and Bernard Cribbins in the nice young man part. The wayward plot finds room for cameos from such national institutions as Beryl Reid, Irene Handl and Liz Fraser. Director Robert Day, probably best known for the Hammer version of She, is nobody's idea of an auteur, but he puts this pacey little gem together perfectly. The British cinema has been turning out an unheralded series of wonderful caper comedies for decades, from The Lavender Hill Mob through A Fish Called Wanda to The Parole Officer; this effort--along with the follow-up The Wrong Arm of the Law--ranks among the best. On the DVD: Two Way Stretch comes to disc in a nice print. The film is also available as part of the four-disc Peter Sellers Collection.--Kim Newman
Cuffy: The Complete Series
Fun for all the family with the Wombles! Episodes comprise: 1. Orinoco And The Big Black Umbrella 2. The Rocking Chair 3. A Sticky Ending 4. Great Uncle Bulgaria's Keep-Fit Lessons 5. A Safe Place 6. Peep Peep Peep 7. The Purple Paw Mystery 8. Bungo's Birthday Party 9. The Invisible Womble 10. Orinoco Sees The Light
Lionel Jeffries' beloved film version of ES Nesbit's THE RAILWAY CHILDREN stars Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins in a tale that has inspired kids and parents alike since its release in 1970.
Peter Sellers stars as gang-leader Pearly Gates who has a double life as Monsieur Jules the manager of a fashion house. The criminal world of London is being reduced to chaos by an Australian 'IPO mob' who acting on information provided by Gates' girlfriend Valerie (Nanette Newman) impersonate police officers and take the spoils of the true criminals after the crime has been safely committed. The crimes are relatively victimless involving jewellery thefts from the rich or robbe
With his uniquely chaotic blend of fluffed magic and lame jokes, Tommy Cooper was a constant and instantly recognisable presence on television for four decades. A firm favourite with the public, his variety shows were always eagerly awaited Eric Sykes hailed Tommy Cooper as the funniest man in the world , so it's hardly surprising that it was noted he only had to walk on stage to cause hysterics ! First transmitted fifty years ago, Cooper's series for London Weekend followed hot on the heels of his phenomenally successful three-year-run of Life With Cooper and set him firmly on the path to television superstardom through the 1970s and beyond. This classic sketch series features a veritable galaxy of guest stars: Ted Ray, Stubby Kaye, Richard Briers, Arthur Lowe, Joan Greenwood, Bernard Cribbins, Patrick Cargill, Tricia Noble, Vincent Price, Michael Bentine, Ronnie Barker, Thora Hird, Diana Dors, Ronnie Corbett, Liz Fraser and Eric Sykes! This release contains all thirteen episodes, complete and uncut.
Doctor Who And The Daleks: Eccentric scientific genius Dr. Who activates the T.A.R.D.I.S. a remarkable time machine disguised as an ordinary callbox. But when the Doctor his granddaughters and their friend Ian are transported to the mysterious planet Skaro they discover a race of innocent humanoids under siege by evil robot-like Daleks. Can the Doctor protect this peaceful society from destruction as well as save the entire universe from a diabolical invasion of the future? (Dir. Gordon Flemyng 1965) Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. The remarkable Doctor and his companions use their time machine the T.A.R.D.I.S. to travel to the Earth's future. But when they arrive they discover a battle-raveaged world where mankind has been conquered and enslaved by the diabolical Daleks. Can Doctor Who foil their fiendish plan to mine the Earth's nuclear core? (Dir. Gordon Flemyng 1966)
Sam Marlowe travels to the States with the intention of convincing his aunt to let him rent out her summer house in England. But when the aunt discovers that Eustace Sam's cousin is planning to secretly marry she sends them back to England. On the return trip Sam meets and falls for Eustace's ex-fiancee Billie with hilarious results. Adapted from the P.G. Wodehouse novel.
Doctor Who: Waters Of Mars & Xmas NY Specials Box Set (Dr Who)
Paul Kaye stars as a bad-boy bowling champion who takes on the establishment and turns lawn bowls into the biggest spectator sport in England - nay the world!
For over 30 years the Children's Film Foundation dedicated itself to producing quality entertainment for young audiences, employing the cream of British filmmaking talent. Villains, gangsters and conmen are foiled by plucky London youngsters. Helmed by such celebrated directors as John Krish and Pat Jackson, the films in London Tales feature assured performances from an array of familiar faces, including a fresh faced John Moulder Brown (playing a schoolboy in trouble) and Bernard Cribbins (as a dastardly master of disguise). Newly transferred from the best available elements held in the BFI Archive, these much loved and fondly remembered family films finally make their welcome return to the screen after many years out of distribution. Includes: The Salvage Gang (1958), Seventy Deadly Pills (1966), Operation Third Form (1966) and Night Ferry (1976)
A groundbreaking comedy and a subtle satire of the UK building industry in the 1960s (which is still frighteningly relevant today!) an excellent cast of comedians in their early days (Ronnie Barker Richard Briers Peter Butterworth Bernard Cribbins) will have you rolling in the aisles!
Invasion of the Earthmen: Steed has a close escape and Tara has a close encounter. Investigating the disappearance of a fellow agent Steed and Tara find the Alpha Academy brought to their attention: what's the secret behind this sinister school where spacemen walk and boa-constrictors provide security? Our heroes must see themselves clear to keeping an eye on the pupils... The Curious Case of the Countless Clues: Steed helps a friend and Tara has a break. Has a friend of Steed's really committed murder? The evidence against him is strong and only the flimsiest of alibis stands between the man and prison. A gang of extortionists have been using a cunning scheme to get valuable works of art: if Steed's not careful he'll find it's not just the paintings which are being framed... Split! Steed studies handwriting and Tara is nearly in two minds. People are being assassinated by foreign agent Kartovski who is somehow able to reach his victims without them suspecting anything. But this isn't the only neat trick the killer is managing - for John Steed shot him in 1963! Tara and Steed begin the search for a dead man... Get-a-Way! Steed drinks a spy's health and Tara looks at lizards. An assassination campaign by three Russian agents is thought to have been nipped in the bud when they're captured and imprisoned in an inescapable facility. From which they promptly escape. Having learned he's on the hitlist Steed sets out to find the merciless killers who can seemingly vanish at will... Have Guns - Will Haggle: Steed hunts for a special gun and Tara hunts with one. Trampolining raiders steal a consignment of secret rifle the FF70 and an investigating Steed discovers an upcoming auction and a very interested party. Meanwhile Tara has been captured by murderous people who want her to help them with their sight tests... Wildest Dream
Universally recognised as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema's most thrilling and unforgettable classics. The House of Hitchcock features 18 iconic films from the acclaimed director's illustrious career including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo and North by Northwest, plus a range of limited edition extras including blueprints of the infamous Psycho House, original storyboards from some of his finest movies, movie poster artcards for all the films, and a booklet about the man himself. Includes: SABOTEUR SHADOW OF A DOUBT ROPE STRANGERS ON A TRAIN DIAL M FOR MURDER REAR WINDOW TO CATCH A THIEF THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH VERTIGO NORTH BY NORTHWEST PSYCHO (1960) THE BIRDS MARNIE TORN CURTAIN TOPAZ FRENZY FAMILY PLOT Bonus features: DOCUMENTARIES EXPERT COMMENTARIES INTERVIEWS SCREEN TESTS STORYBOARDS AND MUCH MORE! Plus: ORIGINAL LETTERS, STORYBOARDS, BLUEPRINTS AND MORE...
Please wait. Loading...