Another huge comedy hit from On the Buses creators Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, The Rag Trade stars Peter Jones and Miriam Karlin as Harold Fenner, the much put-upon proprietor of Fenner Fashions, and Paddy, his ever-so-militant trade union shop steward in a sitcom that's designed to get you laughing! Originally a successful BBC sitcom from the early 1960s, a decade later both cast and writers reunited for two further hilarious series this time made by London Weekend Television for the ITV network. As well as Jones and Karlin reprising their roles as the series main antagonists, new additions to the cast included In Loving Memory's Christopher Beeny, On the Buses' Anna Karen and early role for Eastenders' Gillian Taylforth. This set contains all 22 LWT episodes, including the 1977 Christmas special.
Welcome to Holmfirth, a breathtakingly beautiful village in the heart of the Holme Valley, home to our favourite idiosyncratic retired gentlemen. As they amble about the countryside, these unlikely lads are now enjoying a mischievous second childhood, devising and executing a multitude of (grey) hare-brained schemes. Which is just what you'd expect from Britain's oldest, if not wisest adolescents, and their equally eccentric fellow townspeople. Helped by a supporting band of formidable wives, hen-pecked husbands, sexually-charged mistresses, inventors, pigeon fanciers and balding lotharios, our three heroes are never far from one adventure or another. It'll end in trouble especially when the formidable Nora Batty finds out. Collecting the first ten series of one of the BBC's most popular and enduring comedies, the Early Years box set features 75 episodes, including memorable classics such as Forked Lightning where Clegg (Peter Sallis) has several extremely embarrassing accidents on his bicycle and And Who's That Dancing With Nora Batty Then? Where Compo (Bill Owen) finally gets to dance with Nora Batty, which ends after he steps on her foot.
In Loving Memory: Series 3
Thora Hird (Last of the Summer Wine) brings her inimitable humour to the role of Ivy Unsworth in this much-loved comedy series set in a fictional Lancashire mill town. As the widow of funeral director Jeremiah (who dies in the first episode) Ivy is left to run Unsworth and Co. along with her equally accident-prone nephew Billy (Christopher Beeny - Upstairs Downstairs). In Loving Memory was a huge success for Yorkshire Television and ran for fi ve series between 1979 and 1986; this complete first series which also features appearances by Richard Wilson Liz Smith and Joan Sims was originally screened in 1979.
A sequence of dramatic events befalls the residents of Eaton Place. Elizabeth becomes involved with the Suffragettes which has disastrous consequences upon Rose a financial crisis threatens to force the Bellamys from their home and James returns from India with a fiancee in tow who threatens to shatter the peace. The formidable Thomas and Sarah receive a rousing send-off from the other servants as they set off to begin their new life together in north London. Is this really the last time they will be seen at Eaton Place?
Paula Wilcox (Man About the House) stars in this six-part comedy series depicting the complicated life of Elizabeth Jones a young woman coming to terms with the responsibility of looking after her baby alone at a time when single mothers faced widespread prejudice. Though sympathy and emotional support comes in the shape of next-door-neighbour and friend Geoffrey (Christopher Beeny - In Loving Memory) every step seems to bring fresh difficulties for Elizabeth - including the reproaches of her parents a radically curtailed social life and a much-reduced income... Miss Jones and Son came from the creative team responsible for And Mother Makes Three Man About the House and Robin's Nest. It was notable for being the first British sitcom to depict a single mother. Presented here is the complete first series.
The Rag Trade: LWT Series 1 (2 Discs)
In Loving Memory: Series 1
A sequence of dramatic events befalls the residents of Eaton Place. Elizabeth becomes involved with the Suffragettes which has disastrous consequences upon Rose a financial crisis threatens to force the Bellamys from their home and James returns from India with a fiancee in tow who threatens to shatter the peace. The formidable Thomas and Sarah receive a rousing send-off from the other servants as they set off to begin their new life together in north London. Is this really the las
The complete third series of the outstanding Emmy Award-winning Upstairs Downstairs. Episodes Comprise: 1. Miss Forrest 2. A House Divided 3. A Change Of Scene 4. A Family Secret 5. Rose's Pigeon 6. Desirous Of Change 7. Word Of Honour 8. The Bolter 9. Goodwill To All Men 10. What The Footman Saw 11. A Perfect Stranger 12. Distant Thunder 13. The Sudden Storm
Landmark British drama series' first season set in turn-of-the-century England chronicles life among the residents of 165 Eaton Place. This is the first series of the classic British drama 'Upstairs Downstairs'. It is obvious in this first season that the budgets are low with the sets sparse and 'bloopers' often not being edited out. This season and the next (which was shown as two series in Britain) were combined into 13 episodes and shown in the US to great acclaim; it won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series and an Emmy nomination for Jean Marsh as Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Landmark British drama series' first season set in turn-of-the-century England chronicles life among the residents of 165 Eaton Place. This is the first series of the classic British drama Upstairs Downstairs. It is obvious in this first season that the budgets are low with the sets sparse and 'bloopers' often not being edited out. Contributer's to the series include renowned author Fay Weldon. Episodes comprise: 1. On Trial 2. The Mistress and the Maids
Paula Wilcox (Man About the House) stars in this comedy series depicting the complicated life of Elizabeth Jones, a young woman bringing up her baby alone at a time when single mothers faced widespread disapproval and prejudice. Written by Richard Waring (And Mother Makes Three) and produced and directed by Peter Frazer-Jones (Man About the House, Robin's Nest), Miss Jones and Son was the first British sitcom to depict a single mother.In this second series, Elizabeth and former neighbour Geoffrey say their sad farewells, with new tenant David Laurence a thirty-something widower taking on the empty flat. Elizabeth takes an instant liking to her new neighbour, but the necessities of making ends meet threaten to sabotage the budding relationship; the moneymaking schemes that Elizabeth and her equally cash-strapped friend Rose try to implement include setting up a crche in Liz's flat, leaving David noticeably unimpressed...
The complete fourth series of the outstanding Emmy Award-winning Upstairs Downstairs. Episodes Comprise: 1. A Patriotic Offering 2. News from the Front 3. The Beastly Hun 4. Women shall not Weep 5. Tug of War 6. Home Fires 7. If You Were the Only Girl in the World 8. The Glorious Dead 9. Another Year 10. The Hero's Farewell 11. Missing Believed Killed 12. Facing Fearful Odds 13. Peace out of Pain
In Loving Memory: Series 2
In Loving Memory: The Complete Fourth Series
Episodes 9-16 including: The Nine Days Wonder The Understanding Alberto Will Ye No Come Back Again Joke Over Noblesse Oblige All The Kings Horses and Whither Shall I Wander? An Emmy award-winning season of Upstairs Downstairs reaches its conclusion. It's the roaring twenties but there is a great deal of disillusionment in the air. Richard Bellamy is anxious to be appointed the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and seeks out the rich and influential to help his cause. The General Strike of 1926 causes a further divide amongst the household and Hudson experiences difficulties in maintaining discipline. Amidst the political turbulence there is also social exuberance for some members of the upper class. Georgina strikes up a friendship with a wild society girl causing great distress to her family. Meanwhile James is experiencing the heartaches of unrequited love as Georgina doesn't recognise his strong feelings for her. Worst of all a massive blow is dealt to the whole household as tragedy strikes Eaton Place. James has unfortunately made a bad investment and is forced to sell Eaton Place to pay off creditors.
Oldshaw 1929: when you could enjoy a night out at the Theatre Royal a pint in the interval a hot pie on the way home - and still have change from a shilling. You could also have an argument with a brewer's dray and end up as a client of Unsworth and Co. Undertakers and Monumental Masons... and be given one of the most disastrous funerals in the long and noble history of undertaking. Thora Hird (Talking Heads Last of the Summer Wine) brings her inimitable humour to the role of Ivy Unsworth widow of funeral director Jeremiah who has been left to run Unsworth and Co. along with her accident-prone nephew Billy (Christopher Beeny - Upstairs Downstairs). A much-loved comedy series set in a fictional Lancashire mill town In Loving Memory was a huge commercial success for Yorkshire Television running for five series between 1979 and 1986; this relase contains the fifth and final series. And Auntie Came Too: It's Oldshaw's Wedding of the Year as Billy and Mary finally tie the knot. Three's a Crowd: Billy and his new bride have scarcely a minute to themselves on their honeymoon. They Shoot Undertakers Don't They?: Mary Henshaw can't help feeling jealous of Billy's past girlfriends. The Second Time Around: When Ivy gets the family photo album out Mary's in for a shock. King of the Mountains: The strenuous Northern sport of fell running is a boon for the undertaking trade... The Undertaker's Apprentice: An unfortunate accident compels Ivy to seek a proper apprentice. Up in the World: Business is booming and Billy's marriage is under strain.
Featuring the first seven episodes of the second series of this classic British TV drama. Episode titles: The New Man A Pair Of Exiles Married Love Whom God Hath Joined Guest Of Honour The Property Of A Lady Your Obedient Servant.
The first part of series 3 of the acclaimed serial spanning the pre-war period of 1912-1914. Episode comprise: Miss Forrest / A House Divided / A Change Of Scene / A Family Secret / Rose's Pigeon / Desirous Of Change / Word Of Honour
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