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  • Emma [1996]Emma | DVD | (05/02/2001) from £5.19   |  Saving you £9.80 (188.82%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Most people didn't mind Gwyneth Paltrow's English accent in this charming, 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen's novel (which also inspired Clueless). But even if it doesn't sound quite right to you, there are plenty of authentic and wonderful Brit thespians in this film by screenwriter-turned-director Douglas McGrath (co-author of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway), including Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply), Alan Cumming (Buddy), Phyllida Law (Much Ado About Nothing), Ewan McGregor (the Scots star of Trainspotting), and Sophie Thompson, outstanding and finally heartbreaking as the chattering Miss Bates. Paltrow plays Austen's benign busybody, Emma Woodhouse--so busy trying to arrange the lives of others that she is sidestepping her own. McGrath brings a kind of pretty and light touch to the production, his best move the wise delegation of creative authority to the actors themselves. --Tom Keogh

  • Within These Walls: The Complete Collection [DVD]Within These Walls: The Complete Collection | DVD | (04/06/2018) from £39.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Before WENTWORTH, BAD GIRLS and PRISONER: CELL BLOCK H there was WITHIN THESE WALLS! Hard-hitting and often controversial, Within These Walls gave an authentic portrayal of day-to-day prison life in the 1970s. Intense and emotional, the series reflected the shift in emphasis from punishment to rehabilitation as it focused on the trials of a newly appointed governor and her attempts to liberalise the regime of Stone Park, H.M. Prison for women. Starring Googie Withers as the principled and compassionate prison governor (followed in later series by Katharine Blake and Sarah Lawson), this landmark series showcased strong writing and direction and remains a high point of British television drama. Guests across all five series include Barbara Ewing, Colin Baker, Paul Darrow, Angharad Rees, Sorcha Cusack, Jill Gascoine, Lynda Bellingham, Gabrielle Lloyd, Gwen Taylor, Stephen Yardley, Cheryl Campbell, Joan Hickson, John Rhys-Davies, Michael Bryant, Angela Thorne, Martin Jarvis, Pamela Stephenson and Simon MacCorkindale.

  • Within These Walls - The Complete Fourth Series [DVD] [1976]Within These Walls - The Complete Fourth Series | DVD | (20/06/2011) from £12.55   |  Saving you £37.44 (74.90%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Within These Walls remains a high point of British television drama. A huge success for LWT the series offered an authentic portrayal of day-to-day life for the inmates and staff of a women's prison reflecting the progress of penal system reform and the shift from a Victorian ethos of punishment to an emphasis upon rehabilitation. Within These Walls focussed particularly on the challenges facing the female governor - not least the conflict between adherence to rules and sensitivity to individual needs. Setting the template for later series such as Prisoner: Cell Block H and Bad Girls this outstanding drama is still fondly remembered more than 30 years after its original screening. In this fourth series originally aired in 1976 compassionate reformer Faye Boswell is replaced by Helen Forrester (Katharine Blake) an attractive widow who leads a solitary life in a fl at adjoining the prison. Helen's methods differ radically from Faye's; gone is the easy informality that characterised her predecessor's regime. But Helen has an inner warmth a sense of humour and an equal dedication to the women who find themselves within the closed world of Stone Park.

  • Within These Walls - Series 2 [1975]Within These Walls - Series 2 | DVD | (06/04/2009) from £10.75   |  Saving you £19.24 (64.20%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Within These Walls offered an authentic portrayal of day-to-day prison life as well as the progress of the penal system reflecting the shift from a Victorian ethos of punishment to an emphasis upon rehabilitation. Focussing on the trials of a newly appointed governor and her attempts to liberalise the regime of Stone Park H.M. Prison for women Within These Walls was a huge success for LWT and would set the template for later series such as Prisoner: Cell Block H and Bad Girls; the series is still fondly remembered more than 30 years after its original screening. Googie Withers (The Lady Vanishes) stars as the principled and compassionate prison governor Faye Boswell whose task is to understand and help the women who find themselves in the closed world of Stone Park. With strong writing and direction Within These Walls remains a high point of British television drama. The third episode of this series - Nowhere for the Kids - no longer exists in any format but its script is included in PDF format on Disc One as a special feature.

  • Strumpet CityStrumpet City | DVD | (11/06/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Set in Dublin during the Lockout of 1913 Hugh Leonard's faithful adapttion portrrays the lives of the Irish workers the strike the riots and the hardships of early 20th Century Ireland. It's a story bursting with unforgetable characters caught up in the bitter struggles of the age driven by love and hate pride and devotion.

  • Within These Walls - The Complete Series 5 - [ITV] - [Network] - [DVD]Within These Walls - The Complete Series 5 - | DVD | (07/08/2011) from £10.99   |  Saving you £29.00 (263.88%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Intense and emotional, this landmark '70s drama series pulled no punches in its portrayal of life inside a women's prison. Created by Oscar and Golden Globe nominee David Butler and produced by BAFTA Award nominee Jack Williams, the series remains a high point of British television drama. The series offered an authentic portrayal of day-to-day life for the inmates and staff, reflecting the shift from a Victorian ethos of punishment to one of rehabilitation and focussing on the challenges facing successive female governors - not least the conflict between adherence to rules and sensitivity to individual needs. Setting the template for numerous later series, this groundbreaking drama is still fondly remembered more than 30 years after its original screening. This fifth and final series (only ever seen in a few ITV regions) sees a new governor at Stone Park Prison; Helen Forrester has left to study women's prisons in Europe and Susan Marshall has been appointed to act as governor during her absence. At first the staff are startled by Mrs. Marshall's coolness and disciplinarian approach, but she is not insensitive to the atmosphere and menace on North Wing...

  • Within These Walls - Series 3 [DVD] [1975]Within These Walls - Series 3 | DVD | (08/03/2010) from £10.99   |  Saving you £19.00 (172.88%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Within These Walls: Series 3 Box Set (4 Discs)

  • Sherlock Holmes - The Crooked Man / The Speckled BandSherlock Holmes - The Crooked Man / The Speckled Band | DVD | (09/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Two more cases for Holmes and Watson to solve. The Crooked Man: A scandal is threatening the honour of the Army and suddenly Colonel James Barclay is found dead. His wife Nancy is immediately suspected of murder but who is the strange crooked man who holds the key to the mystery? The Speckled Band: Julia Stoner's enigmatic dying words have haunted her younger sister for the last two years. In desperation she asks for the help of Holmes and Watson who discover an undetectable murder weapon in Julia's remote country house which has no place in the English countryside.

  • Within These Walls (Googie Withers) - Complete Series 1 Box SetWithin These Walls (Googie Withers) - Complete Series 1 Box Set | DVD | (17/07/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Something of a precursor to its contemporary ancestors in Bad Girls this gritty LWT-produced drama series is set in a fictional women's prison HMP Stonepark. However rather than focus on the inmates Within These Walls centres on the staff; exploring both their work and personal lives. Episodes Comprise: 1. Cause for Concern 2. Lesson Number One 3. The Walls Came Tumbling Down 4. In Her Own Right 5. Prisoner by Marriage 6. The Group 7. One Step Forward Two

  • Capital City-Series 1Capital City-Series 1 | DVD | (12/06/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Originally broadcast in 1989 Capital City was a huge success on its original release giving a realistic insight into the fast-paced life of working at an international bank. Set in the offices of London-based Shane Longman the charismatic team of bankers are hired for their blend of style intelligence and verve. They take risks and thrive on the pressure of closing the deal. Experience for yourself the highs and lows of being at the top (and sometimes the bottom) working

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