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  • Q. - The Almost Complete Q [DVD]Q. - The Almost Complete Q | DVD | (20/11/2017) from £11.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Comedic madness in Spike Milligan's ground-breaking, wild, subversive and nonsensical BBC sketch comedy series from 1969 1980. Simply Media are delighted to announce release of Q: The Almost Complete Collection on DVD 20th November 2017, containing all surviving episodes from Qs 5-9 in this 5-disc set, on DVD together for the very first time. Originally shown by the BBC from 1969-1980, this BAFTA-nominated series is considered a landmark in British Comedy. The fast-paced, anarchic sketch comedy will delight fans of the series and Spike Milligan's work. Written by and starring BAFTA-winner Spike Milligan in a variety of silly outfits and outlandish situations involving idiot Boy Scouts, Adolf Hitler, and the Royal Family. The original Q5 of 1969 was heralded as the inspiration behind Monty Python's Flying Circus, which debuted a few months later. It's also one of the best showcases of Spike's surreal and eccentric humour. Sketches come in thick and fast, and jump from one plot point or location to another with no explanation, and sometimes no apparent conclusion. Bizarre, yes. Funny, most definitely! Terry Jones and I adored the Q... shows , recalled Michael Palin for Spike's biography, [Milligan] was the first writer to play with the conventions of television. The BBC initially delayed re-commissioning the ground-breaking Q series until the Monty Python series ended, despite the impact Q had already had on the world of alternative comedy, and at a time when Kenny Everett and Not the Nine O'clock News were further testing the limits of TV Comedy. However, the popular Q returned over 6 years later for four further series. It is clear to see Monty Python in Spike's work, with Life of Brian's Chris Langham on the writing team and Monty Python's Flying Circus director Ian MacNaughton directing some episodes. For Q8 and Q9, direction was taken over by the talented BAFTA-winning Ray Butt (Only Fools and Horses). Spike leads a fantastic cast of co-performers including John Bluthal (The Vicar of Dibley), Bob Todd (Superman III), John D. Collins (˜Allo ˜Allo), Peter Jones (The Rag Trade), and Margaret Nolan (Goldfinger), Alan Clare (Rising Damp) and a self-parodying David Lodge in yet more surreal, outrageous and determinedly under-prepared sketches and musical interludes. Enjoy all the madness and mayhem of Spike Milligan's Q again with this landmark DVD collection.

  • Scars Of Dracula (Doubleplay) [Blu-ray]Scars Of Dracula (Doubleplay) | Blu Ray | (30/10/2017) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    At a remote castle a vampire bat dribbles fresh blood over mouldering remains, resurrecting the infamous Count Dracula (Christopher Lee ). Terrified villagers set fire to the castle, but later discover that a swarm of vengeful bats has killed the women and children that sought sanctuary in the local church. Dracula's latest reign of terror has begun. In Scars of Dracula, Christopher Lee returned to his most famous role for the fifth time, and director Roy Ward Baker (Quatermass and the Pit, Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde) created the unprecedented shot of the Count scaling his castle walls. This was the last of Hammer's traditional Dracula films, and the bloodiest entry in the entire series. EXTRAS: NEW FEATURETTE - Blood Rites: Inside Scars of Dracula ORIGINAL TRAILER

  • Carry On Christmas SpecialCarry On Christmas Special | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £6.69   |  Saving you £18.30 (273.54%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Unseen for many years these four made-for-TV Christmas Carry On spectaculars feature favourite stories and timely traditions including Treasure Island A Christmas Carol pantomime and much more in the only way the Carry On team know how... pure slapstick comedy and scripts full of trademark innuendo! This is Carry On at its Christmas best! Carry On Christmas 1969: sees Sid James Barbara Windsor et al in a re-working of literary classic 'A Christmas Carol' - obviously thou

  • The Best of Benny Hill [DVD]The Best of Benny Hill | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.39   |  Saving you £3.60 (56.34%)   |  RRP £9.99

    This hilarious compilation celebrates the unique talents of comedy superstar Benny Hill with an uproarious collection of the characters and sketches that made him a household name the world over!This classic mix of comedy and song features Benny's regular cohorts Henry McGee, Bob Todd and Jack Wright, alongside Patricia Hayes, Nicholas Parsons and the usual bevy of lovely ladies!Released theatrically in 1974, The Best of Benny Hill is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements.SPECIAL FEATURES:Original Theatrical TrailerImage GalleryPromotional Material PDF

  • Ups And Downs Of A Handyman [1975]Ups And Downs Of A Handyman | DVD | (23/03/2009) from £9.55   |  Saving you £3.44 (36.02%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The sexually frustrated women of Sodding Chipbury lead a humdrum existence until Bob the handsome new handyman arrives in their picturesque village. The local ladies love his handiwork and luckily for them randy Bob certainly has the right tool for the job! However when Bob takes over the running of the local pub his stamina for odd jobs and horny housewives is stretched to the absolute limit. This classic 1970s colour British sex comedy stars Barry Stokes (Norman J. Warren's Spaced Out) and Gay Soper (voice of The Flumps) supported by a roll-call of familiar faces including Bob Todd (The Benny Hill Show) Valerie Leon (Carry On Up the Jungle) and Sue Lloyd (Crossroads).

  • The Best Of Spike MilliganThe Best Of Spike Milligan | DVD | (17/05/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Some remember him from the Goons some through his army autobiographies or his poems but it is his work on television that has stamped Spike Milligan's surreal chaotic and devastatingly funny humour on the nations imagination. This compilation features classic moments such as The Lost Forever in the Bermuda Triangle Holiday the Eurovision Joke Contest Michael Parkinson at the Soldierama Massage Parlour Spike as the singing Viking Maiden and loads more assorted lunacy from the

  • Q Volume 2: Series 4 and 5 (Q8 and Q9) [DVD]Q Volume 2: Series 4 and 5 (Q8 and Q9) | DVD | (27/02/2017) from £7.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    BAFTA-winning director Ray Butt (Only Fools and Horses) takes the helm for the final two series of Spike Milligan s anarchic sketch show, recorded in front of and occasionally featuring a wide-eyed studio audience. Qs 8 and 9 were made in quick succession in 1979 and 1980 after the BBC initially delayed re-commissioning the series until the Monty Python team departed TV-land. This was despite the impact the original Q5 of 1969 had on the world of alternative comedy. At a time when Kenny Everett and Not the Nine O Clock News were further testing the limits of TV comedy, the former Goon leads a cast of co-performers including John Bluthal, Bob Todd, Julia Breck, Alan Clare and a self-parodying David Lodge in yet more surreal, outrageous and determinedly under-prepared sketches. Running gags and familiar tropes prevail, with Adolf Hitler, Arab sheiks, idiot Boy Scouts and the Royal Family subject to scattergun ridicule, while musical interludes from Spike, pianist Ed Welch and occasional guest singers age the shows a little more harshly than the main man s virulently anti-PC humour.

  • The Benny Hill Annual - 1970The Benny Hill Annual - 1970 | DVD | (04/07/2005) from £3.99   |  Saving you £16.00 (401.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    For nearly four decades Benny Hill reigned supreme as the king of bawdy humour on British television. Of his body of work it is the shows that he did for Thames television in the 1970's for which he is best remembered with their combination of farce risque jokes and beautiful ladies. It is these shows that made him a global superstar - topping the ratings in the US also. With his 'three stooges': Henry McGee Bob Todd and Jack Wright Benny Hill produced a handful of 'specials' eve

  • Digby - the Biggest Dog in the WorldDigby - the Biggest Dog in the World | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    ""Everybody's Favourite Shaggy Dog Story!"" Young Billy can't keep Digby the lovable sheepdog he brought home from the pound so he decides to leave him with animal expert Jeff (Jim Dale). But while Jeff's back is turned Digby accidentally drinks a top secret chemical which makes him grow... and grow... and grow! The gigantic Digby is soon being chased all over the country. The army think he dangerous and want to blow him up. Two thieves are trying to sell him to the circus! In this frantic and hilarious race against time Billy and the hapless Jeff must get to Digby with the antidote or lose him forever. With and all star cast including Spike Milligan and Victor Spinetti Digby The Biggest Dog In The World is a classic adventure story for the whole family. Available for the first time on DVD!

  • Cribbins: The Complete Series [DVD]Cribbins: The Complete Series | DVD | (10/09/2018) from £10.19   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    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.

  • Benny Hill - The Best Of Benny Hill [1974]Benny Hill - The Best Of Benny Hill | DVD | (24/09/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Benny Hill was always best at quasi-silent slapstick, so it's no surprise that some of the best stuff on The Best of Benny Hill seems to owe more to the work of Mack Sennett and Fatty Arbuckle than to mainstream TV comedy. It may also be no coincidence that, unusually, this release began life in the cinema. There's some classic material on offer here: the extended opening item, "Hospital Care" for example, almost transcends buffoonery to become social comment, but best of all is the sketch which features Hill as a chat-show host (people really used to wear matching shirts and ties) attempting to deal with a West End star and starlet, the former monosyllabic, the latter catastrophically plastered. Among the 15 other items featured, the knowing send-up of the pretentiousness of avant-garde French cinema is also very funny, while the short linking items include a wicked parody of Alan Whicker and a sideswipe at barely literate actresses ("What's that in the road? A head?"). Fans will be pleased to know that Hill's regular supporting cast, including Patricia Hayes, Nicholas Parsons and Rita Webb, are all present. On the DVD: The Best of Benny Hill on DVD comes with full-frame picture as expected but no extras, which is a shame as at the very least some biographical material would have been welcome. --Roger Thomas

  • Rhubarb Rhubarb / Mr H Is LateRhubarb Rhubarb / Mr H Is Late | DVD | (09/09/2002) from £22.98   |  Saving you £-9.99 (-76.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Two hilarious short films from British funny man Erik Sykes: 'Rhubarb Rhubarb' concerns a mad game of golf and in 'Mr H Is Late' a coffin is late for a funeral...

  • The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine: The Complete Series [DVD]The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine: The Complete Series | DVD | (31/12/2099) from £38.66   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Come Play With Me [1977]Come Play With Me | DVD | (22/11/1999) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

  • Benny Hill's World Tour [DVD]Benny Hill's World Tour | DVD | (22/02/2010) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (32.60%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Benny Hill's World Tour

  • The Benny Hill Annual - 1971The Benny Hill Annual - 1971 | DVD | (11/07/2005) from £16.18   |  Saving you £3.81 (19.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    For nearly four decades Benny Hill reigned supreme as the king of bawdy humour on British television. Of his body of work it is the shows that he did for Thames television in the 1970's for which he is best remembered with their combination of farce risque jokes and beautiful ladies. It is these shows that made him a global superstar - topping the ratings in the US also. With his 'three stooges': Henry McGee Bob Todd and Jack Wright Benny Hill produced a handful of 'specials' eve

  • The Benny Hill Annuals 1970-1979 - The Complete BoxsetThe Benny Hill Annuals 1970-1979 - The Complete Boxset | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £129.99

    For nearly four decades Benny Hill reigned supreme as the king of bawdy humour on British television. Of his body of work it is the shows that he did for Thames television in the 1970's for which he is best remembered with their combination of farce risque jokes and beautiful ladies. It is these shows that made him a global superstar - topping the ratings in the US also. With his 'three stooges': Henry McGee Bob Todd and Jack Wright Benny Hill produced a handful of 'specials' every year - all of which were critically acclaimed ratings toppers. This fantastic compendium brings together each of the annuals through out the '70's and is a must for any hardened fan of the great man.

  • The Benny Hill Annual 1979The Benny Hill Annual 1979 | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (27.40%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Join comedy megastar Benny Hill in three more of his classic shows from the 1970s. Known throughout the world for his combination of high-speed farce risqu jokes and gorgeous ladies it is these shows - made for Thames Television - that turned him into a global household name

  • Scars Of Dracula [1970]Scars Of Dracula | DVD | (11/10/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    When two innocent victims discover the blood drained corpse of a missing friend in Dracula's castle necropolis the flesh-creeping horror begins. Christopher Lee the definitive Count Dracula to British film fans portrays both the creature's essential power and evil and his sexual and magnetic appeal in a script which stems directly from the original Bram Stoker novel.

  • Benny Hill's World - Look Out New York [1994]Benny Hill's World - Look Out New York | DVD | (03/11/2003) from £69.98   |  Saving you £-59.99 (-600.50%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Mr. Hill's last TV work taped and aired before his death with outdoor scenes taped in New York City. Highlights of this show include ""A Streetcar Named Desire"" (a Tennessee Williams takeoff) and a spoof of ""Ask Dr. Ruth"" (where he impersonated Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Roseanne).

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