When two people from completely different backgrounds interact in the workplace things can only get heated. Its 1986 and Industry Year which is great news for manufacturing in Rummidge an unlovely sprawling city in the heart of the Midlands raked by motorways. Thatcherism is working and the recession is levelling out. Suffering from the last round of cuts in funding the University is desperate to cast off its ivory tower image. Its first effort towards achieving this is entering the Industry.
Bramwell: Complete Series 1 - 4 (7 Discs)
Linda Shirley and Bella are relaxing in the South African sunshine after fleeing to Rio De Janeiro using part of the proceeds from the robbery. Dolly their leader has already returned to London. The dark days of planning rehearsing and executing a dangerous raid seem far behind. Their criminal coup has made them rich beyond their wildest dreams. All the ties with the past have been severed. Life's a dream... until one man turns it into a nightmare!
In the politically charged atmosphere of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, newspaper reporters are hungry for the big story that will make them stars and their newspapers famous. Nick Mullen (Gabriel Byrne in his first starring role) is one such reporter for the London Daily Dispatch. A top member of Parliament (Ian Bannen) is the focus of the latest political scandal: he has been photographed with a prostitute who is known to have Russian contacts. Nick barrels into the scandal full-bore, despite warnings from his mentor (a deft Denholm Elliott). Nick receives a tip that makes his story a front-page item and he quickly becomes a celebrity himself. But as he soon discovers, there is much more to the story than he imagined. Director David Drury (Prime Suspect 3) keeps this highly complex, John le Carré-esque story moving swiftly. The clues are hard to find at times but it is not because the story is told unclearly; rather, the filmmakers have decided that audiences can think for themselves and piece together the information along with Nick. Defence of the Realm overlooked and truly entertaining thinking person's film. --Doug Thomas
King of New York is a low-budget crime thriller has the feel of a major blockbuster and owes its roots to the hard-edged crime movies of the 1930s. Christopher Walken stars as a drug kingpin who is released from prison and vows to use his position and influence--and criminal enterprise--for charitable means. But a core group of New York cops are all over him and his gang, determined to go to war, whatever the cost, to bring him down. Eventually his empire--headquartered at, of all places, Donald Trump's Plaza Hotel--crumbles under the weight of double-crossing and a body count of open warfare with the cops. This is one of the most stylish films of the last decade, with a strong supporting cast (including Lawrence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, and David Caruso) and some truly enthralling set pieces, including a stunning car chase and gunfight across a rain-soaked Queensboro Bridge. The film's tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top style offsets its nihilism; and its riveting visuals will have audiences hooked from beginning to end. --Robert Lane
Widows - Series 1 And 2
Award-winning BBC drama series, following the interconnected lives of several characters in 1990s London, starring David Morrissey and Phil Daniels. After a beautiful young woman is found brutally murdered, a diverse group of Londoners, connected to her in some way, are all forced to confront the way they live their lives in contemporary London. While some make the choice to fight injustice, others begin to sink even further into despair and degradation. This is a tapestry of interwoven personal stories featuring more than 25 characters. All are united by their efforts to survive in London in the 1990s. Starkly contemporary, fast-paced and unsentimental, occasionally shocking and often funny, the tales build towards climaxes that are sometimes cataclysmic, sometimes healing. RTS award winner for Best Drama Serial and Best Writer (Tony Marchant) 1998 BAFTA award winner for Best Drama Serial 7.7 IMDB Rating Stars David Morrissey (The Walking Dead)
Amidst the thaw of glasnost, the Kremlin discovers that two Soviet agents, sent to England under deep cover in 1965, have been lost. A beautiful and ambitious Russian agent, sent to London to track them down, becomes embroiled in a tangle of CIA, KGB and MI-5 plots and counter-plots as the two lost agents, now utterly assimilated, try to avoid detection.
Mitch: The Complete Series (3 Discs)
Whilst investigating a plane crash a government official meets a strange woman but the next day the woman vanishes. Her identity is entwined with the strange object found at the crash site for which she returns only to then vanish once more...
When a bus breaks down in the desert the passengers decide to stage a production of Shakespeare's 'King Lear' to pass the time until they are rescued. However jealousies and divisions between members of the group threaten the security of all... Intellectual and offbeat horror film from acclaimed Danish director Kristian Levring adhering to the 'Dogme95' principles of film making.
Three armed robbers Harry Rawlins Terry Miller and Joe Pirelli die when the security van that they are robbing catches fire in the Kingsway Tunnel in London. Their widows Dolly Rawlins Shirley Miller and Linda Pirelli find their husbands' plans for the robbery and decide to stage it themselves.... Originally transmitted in 1983 this release contains all six episodes from the first series.
The complete series of the 1987 BBC science fiction drama starring David Calder as Nathan Spring the newly appointed Commander of the International Space Police Force whose brief is to turn an inefficient and sometimes corrupt team (sarcastically known as Star Cops) into a professional outfit equipped at solving crime in a complicated multi-national environment. Episode titles: An Instinct for Murder Conversations With the Dead Intelligent Listening for Beginners Trivial Games and Paranoid Pursuits This Case to Be Opened In a Million Years In Warm Blood A Double Life Other People's Secrets Little Green Men and Other Martians.
Four Polish workmen renovate a house in London in December 1981. Only Nowak, the sole English speaker, knows about martial law being declared back home, and he hides this from his workmates in order to get the job finished.
Based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins temporarily parks her van in Alan Bennett's (Alex Jennings) London driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives.Acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett to create this rare and touching portrait. Special Features The Making of The Lady In The Van The Visual Effects Playing the Lady: Maggie Smith on Miss Shepherd Commentary with Nicholas Hytner Deleted Scenes
Grow up a Cutler and you don't have to worry about career plans. The real family business is crime and extortion. When the Cutlers take over a high class restaurant Joey sees a way to step back from the violence and get involved in a legitimate business that will keep his wife and kids safe. In an atmosphere of jealousy betrayal sibling resentment and deeply hidden secrets it's clear that family tensions within the Cutler firm are more sinister and threatening than anything rival gangs can hit them with.
Confirming the testosterone-laced promise he showed in the earlier Drive, the charismatically lithe Mark Decascos stars as buff man-of-the-cloth Father Luke, whose plans for a successful food drive are put on hold when a covert kill squad forces him to confront his shadowy past in this surprisingly effective bullet ballet. The needlessly complex high-tech storyline may be somewhat shaky, but this adrenalised conspiracy thriller earns its wings by virtue of a strong cast (including a villainous Jaimz Woolvett, miles away from his role as the greenhorn gunslinger in Unforgiven), an impressively stylised lighting palette and a jaw-droppingly gonzo epilogue that cries out for--nay, demands--a sequel. Director Tibor Takacs was previously responsible for two unfairly forgotten 1980s horror gems The Gate and I, Madman. --Andrew Wright
'The Beiderbecke Collection' is a charming mix of comedy and drama that has all the hallmarks of a classic detective thriller. Follow the exploits of jazz fan Trevor and his long-suffering girlfriend Jill as they find themselves embroiled in various mysteries which follow them to Amsterdam and Edinburgh and include dodgy businessmen black economies refugees and much much more.... 'The Beiderbecke Affair' (1984) - Follow the exploits of Jazz nut Trevor Chaplin (James Bolam) and his long-suffering girlfriend Jill Swinburne (Barbara Flynn). Whilst trying to track down a set of missing records they encounter a mystery platinum blonde who weaves a complex web of intrigue that soon escalates to dealing with dodgy businessmen 'black economies' and council corruption. 'The Beiderbecke Tapes' (1987) - Feature length mystery with Trevor and Jill as they continue to embroil themselves in all sorts of clandestine meetings and intrigue. Nuclear waste in the Yorkshire Dales sinister conversations and a missing barman take Trevor and Jill on a whirlwind mystery from the Dales to Amsterdam and Edinburgh. 'The Beiderbecke Connection' (1988) - Trevor and Jill are now parents to a baby boy however their old pals Big Al and Little Norm prevail upon them to give sanctuary to a homeless refugee. It is not long however before they are again caught up in a complex deception of a musical kind featuring the music of jazz supremo Frank Ricotti.
Haunting dark and disturbing 'Mr In-Between' is a genuinely unsettling drama set against the backdrop of London's underwold with an original twist on a love triangle story of divided loyalties the perils of love and ultimate death... 'Delivers shocks and gruesome thrills ... darkly memorable' - Film Review
Thrown together to join George Cowley's new CI5 organisation....Hard men no patience nor time for subtleties. Charged with combating terrorists criminals and corruption wherever they find it. Capable of using any means necessary. The only people they can trust are themselves... Features all 14 episodes from the second series broadcast in 1979 uncut and digitally remastered!
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