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  • Never the Twain: The Complete Series [DVD]Never the Twain: The Complete Series | DVD | (21/10/2019) from £37.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Starring Donald Sinden and Windsor Davies as two curmudgeonly antique dealers, Never the Twain rapidly became one of Thames Television's most popular comedies. Created by sitcom legend Johnnie Mortimer who, with Brian Cooke, created Father Dear Father, Man About the House and George and Mildred this classic comedy was a constant favourite with the viewers throughout its whopping ten year run. Showcasing guest appearances by Honor Blackman, Gabrielle Drake, Barbara Murray, Prunella Scales and Christopher Ellison, this set contains all eleven series and the 1989 Christmas special. Simon Peel and Oliver Smallbridge are not the easiest of neighbours. Simon is a blue blooded Oxbridge snob while Oliver is a former barrowboy with a chip on his shoulder the only thing they have in common is a willingness to stoop to endless lengths to do the other down. But when Simon's son and Oliver's daughter begin to show more than a passing interest in each other, what was a mutual cold war rapidly turns into something decidedly hotter!

  • Villain [Blu-ray] [2020]Villain | Blu Ray | (30/03/2020) from £10.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    1971 British gangster drama VILLAIN is directed by Michael Tuchner, his feature film debut. Starring Richard Burton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) as a sadistic London gang leader inspired by Ronnie Kray, the film is based on James Barlow's 1968 book Burden of Proof. East end gang chief Vic Dakin is a violent psychopath who lives with his mother (Cathleen Nesbitt, An Affair to Remember) whilst making a living by running a prosperous protection racket. After a tip off for a potential payroll heist opportunity, Dakin starts planning the job, bringing in a gang from the criminal underworld alongside associate Wolfe Lissner (Ian McShane, John Wick). Detective Inspector Robert Matthews (Nigel Davenport, Chariots of Fire) has been tasked to arrest Dakin when he makes his first mistake and is watching his every move, determined to catch him in the act. When a gang member is hospitalised and Matthews is closing in, can Dakin silence him before he confesses all? Extras: New: Interview with Ian McShane New: Interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet Original Trailer Behind the scenes stills gallery

  • Operation Bullshine [DVD]Operation Bullshine | DVD | (19/05/2014) from £6.39   |  Saving you £3.60 (56.34%)   |  RRP £9.99

    'Fall in for laughs' is the order for the day in this colourful wartime-set comedy feature - a box-office hit in 1959 for Girls at Sea director Gilbert Gunn and boasting a top-flight cast that includes Donald Sinden Dora Bryan and Barbara Murray with a notable role for 1956 Olympic gold-medallist Judy Grinham. Presented in a brand-new digital transfer Operation Bullshine charts the misadventures of a group of Auxiliary Territorial Service girls stationed at an anti-aircraft post on a remote stretch of the English coast - along with the handsome lieutenant in charge of the battery and his wife a fellow-ATS girl who's none too happy about her husband's latest posting... particularly when regulations force them to conceal the fact that they are married! Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Promotional Material PDFs

  • Judge John Deed Series 6 [DVD]Judge John Deed Series 6 | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Bafta Award-winning BBC courtroom drama with the hard-hitting Judge John Deed. Despite the red robe and wig Judge John Deed is no average high court judge. Good-looking fit and fifty-something he has a rakish charm that belies his sharp intellect. His passion for justice and his maverick approach set him at odds with the Lord Chancellor's department. This judge's individual approach too often flies in the face of convention for his own good as he determinedly avoids the traditionalism the system tries to force upon him. Judge John Deed has become one of Martin Shaws defining roles. The sharp intellect rakish charm keen wit and passionate belief in justice were all qualities GF Newman had in mind for Martin when writing the series.

  • Villain [1971]Villain | DVD | (03/09/2007) from £7.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (62.58%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Murderous sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire. The brutal Vic cuts the throat of one bloke who has been a little too loose-lipped afraid that his gossiping may turn into a grand operatic performance for the coppers. Vic who enjoys playing at rough trade with his sidekick Wolfe plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmail

  • The Cruel Sea (Digitally Restored) [DVD]The Cruel Sea (Digitally Restored) | DVD | (12/09/2011) from £9.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (63.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The novel The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat was an unflinching portrayal of life at sea during WWII on a boat tasked with protecting convoys and seeking and destroying U-boats. Nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Film, The Cruel Sea stars Jack Hawkins, Sir Donald Sinden and Stanley Baker, and is a gripping insight into the lives of unsung heroes at sea during the war, and the agonizing decisions and incredible peril they faced on a daily basis.

  • Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming Home / Rosamunde Pilcher's NancherrowRosamunde Pilcher's Coming Home / Rosamunde Pilcher's Nancherrow | DVD | (10/07/2006) from £15.29   |  Saving you £14.70 (96.14%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming Home: When Judith Dunbar is sent to boarding school she makes friends with the wild and carefree Loveday Carey-Lewis. Loveday introduces Judith to her wealthy and glamorous family and their glorious ancestral home of Nancherrow. The next few years are glorious joyful halcyon days of passion fun and romance as the friends remain blissfully unaware of the spectre of war which is about to overshadow their lives... Nancherrow: Joanna Lumley

  • Above Us The Waves [1955]Above Us The Waves | DVD | (19/06/2007) from £4.99   |  Saving you £2.00 (40.08%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Directed by Ralph Thomas, Above Us the Waves (1955) tells of a Royal Navy mission to sink the "invincible" German battleship Tirpitz, off the Norwegian coast. John Mills is calm and confident as the mission commander, with strong support from John Gregson and Donald Sinden--all treated by the German personnel as fellow gentlemen when captured. Despite stirring music from Arthur Benjamin, the action sequences are visually no more than adequate, and the film is only a partial success.--Richard Whitehouse

  • The Day Of The Jackal [Blu-ray]The Day Of The Jackal | Blu Ray | (04/09/2017) from £14.55   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    With its high-intensity plot about an attempt to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle, the bestselling novel by Frederick Forsyth was a prime candidate for screen adaptation. Director Fred Zinnemann brought his veteran skills to bear on what has become a timeless classic of screen suspense. Not to be confused with the later remake The Jackal starring Bruce Willis (which shamelessly embraced all the bombast that Zinnemann so wisely avoided), this 1973 thriller opts for lethal elegance and low-key tenacity in the form of the Jackal, the suave assassin played with consummate British coolness by Edward Fox. He's a killer of the highest order, a master of disguise and international elusiveness, and this riveting film follows his path to de Gaulle with an intense, straightforward documentary style. Perhaps one of the last great films from a bygone age of pure, down-to-basics suspense (and a kind of debonair European alternative to the American grittiness of The French Connection), The Day of the Jackal is a cat-and-mouse thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat until its brilliantly executed final scene (pardon the pun), by which time Fox has achieved cinematic immortality as one of the screen's most memorable killers. --Jeff Shannon

  • Twice Around The Daffodils [DVD]Twice Around The Daffodils | DVD | (30/04/2012) from £9.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (63.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    From the team behind the Carry On films Twice Around The Daffodils focuses on the nurses and patients of a British TB ward.

  • 1950s Great British Movies [DVD]1950s Great British Movies | DVD | (22/09/2014) from £12.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (37.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Boxset of four classic films from the 1950s. 'Simba' (1955) is an adventure drama about a man who travels to post-colonial Africa to visit his brother only to find he has been killed by a Kenyan rebel group. When Alan Howard (Dirk Bogarde) arrives in Africa, he soon learns his brother has been killed by the Mau Mau, a group of rebels who are fighting against the newly imposed rule of the white man. Enraged by his brother's murder, Alan decides to stay and put all of his energy into fighting the Mau Mau who he now considers his enemy. However, along the way he falls in love with a neighbouring settler called Mary (Virginia McKenna) who disagrees with his abhorrence of the native people and tries to put an end to his prejudices. 'Sapphire' (1959) is a hard-hitting crime drama exploring racism towards immigrants among the London police and public. Sapphire (Yvonne Buckingham), a fair-skinned West Indian immigrant is discovered hiding in London and murdered. To the police, led by Superintendent Hazard (Nigel Patrick) and Inspector Learoyd (Michael Craig), the case seems clear cut - Sapphire must have been killed by a member of the black community. However, when Sapphire's brother (Earl Cameron) turns up at the police station and Sapphire's true ethnic roots become known, Hazard and Learoyd must face up to the racism of two communities and, quite possibly, their own. 'The Happy Family' stars Stanley Holloway and Kathleen Harrison as a couple who refuse to move from their house as the government reveal their plans to build a Festival Hall on the South Bank. The tenants of the local corner shop, Mr and Mrs Lord (Holloway and Harrison), are the only residents who refuse to make way for the construction - even when the police issue an eviction order. As the family barricade themselves into the shop, the bailiffs must try to think of another way to get them out. Violent Playground (1958) is a tough kitchen sink drama starring Stanley Baker and David McCallum and is set amongst the tough council estates of Liverpool.

  • Villain [DVD] [2020]Villain | DVD | (30/03/2020) from £9.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    1971 British gangster drama VILLAIN is directed by Michael Tuchner, his feature film debut. Starring Richard Burton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) as a sadistic London gang leader inspired by Ronnie Kray, the film is based on James Barlow's 1968 book Burden of Proof. East end gang chief Vic Dakin is a violent psychopath who lives with his mother (Cathleen Nesbitt, An Affair to Remember) whilst making a living by running a prosperous protection racket. After a tip off for a potential payroll heist opportunity, Dakin starts planning the job, bringing in a gang from the criminal underworld alongside associate Wolfe Lissner (Ian McShane, John Wick). Detective Inspector Robert Matthews (Nigel Davenport, Chariots of Fire) has been tasked to arrest Dakin when he makes his first mistake and is watching his every move, determined to catch him in the act. When a gang member is hospitalised and Matthews is closing in, can Dakin silence him before he confesses all? Extras: New: Interview with Ian McShane New: Interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet Original Trailer Behind the scenes stills gallery

  • The Island At The Top Of The World [1974]The Island At The Top Of The World | DVD | (13/04/2004) from £2.99   |  Saving you £12.00 (80.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    In 1907 Professor John Ivarsson and American archaeologist finds himself on a strange mission. He has been persuaded by Sir Anthony Ross a wealthy Englishman to undertake a search for his lost son Donald. The youth disappeared in the Arctic wilderness leaving two clues; a page from an old Hudson Bay Company journal mentioning a hidden island ""far beyond land's end where the whales go to die"" and a curious map of curved whalebone. The rescue party takes off in the Hyperion a g

  • The Cruel Sea [Blu-ray] [1953]The Cruel Sea | Blu Ray | (13/06/2011) from £12.09   |  Saving you £7.90 (65.34%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Nicholas Monsarrat's novel is an unflinching, realistic and emotionally involving account of naval life during the Second World War in which the "heroes" are the men, the "heroines" the ships and the "villain" is not so much the German U-Boats lurking below as "the cruel sea" itself. This 1953 film has become a classic of British cinema largely because it is a straightforward, no-frills adaptation of the book and retain's much of the original's compelling yet almost understated dramatic focus. On convoy duty in the North Atlantic, the crew of HMS Compass Rose face as a matter of routine the threat of destruction from U-Boats as well as a constant struggle against the elements. The convoys themselves are Britain's only lifeline and their loss would lead to certain defeat, but in the early years of the war the ships sent to protect them can do almost nothing to prevent the U-Boat attacks. Jack Hawkins gives one of his finest performances as Captain Ericson, the commander who has to balance destroying the enemy against saving the lives of the men under his care. In one unforgettable scene--a crucial turning point for all the characters--he must decide whether to depth charge a suspected submarine despite the presence of British sailors in the water. As with the book, the individual officers and their lives are carefully delineated, helped by the strength of a cast of (then) young actors (notably Donald Sinden and Denholm Elliot). Ultimately what makes The Cruel Sea such an undeniable classic is that it has neither the flag-waving jingoism nor the war-is-hell melodrama so common to most war movies: instead it relates in an almost matter-of-fact way the bitterness of the conflict at sea fought by ordinary men placed in the most extraordinary of circumstances. --Mark Walker

  • Doctor In The House [1954]Doctor In The House | DVD | (30/09/2002) from £2.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (70.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The very first film in the ever popular Doctor series. Here we are first introduced to Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) and follow his hilarious adventures as a student doctor in St. Swithins Hospital - from naive bumbling trainee to his first day as a fully qualified doctor. In these early formative years he learns how to cope with the occupational hazards of being a medical student such as fiery ward sisters frightening surgeons over-knowledgeable patients the eccentricities o

  • The Organization - The Complete Series [DVD]The Organization - The Complete Series | DVD | (15/08/2016) from £8.29   |  Saving you £11.70 (141.13%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Donald Sinden, Anton Rodgers and Peter Egan star in this witty, sharply observed drama series which reveals the intrigues, resentments, bewilderments and betrayals of the staff of a large corporation. Based on writer Philip Mackie's own experiences, this award-winning series is available here for the first time.The Greatrick Organization is a faceless, multi-million-pound concern dedicated to making more millions. In its headquarters we meet an assortment of middle and junior executives, among them new boy Richard Pershore a handsome young hopeful who knows he's just walked into a jungle; press officer Rodney Spurling, widely known as the Chairman's whipping boy; and PR head David Pulman, with his beautiful, ever-efficient but possibly treacherous secretary, Veronica. Their lives may look cosy enough; all they have to do is keep on being loyal slaves until they're 60 or 65. But there are a hundred different ways to put a foot wrong

  • The Captain's Table [DVD]The Captain's Table | DVD | (14/03/2011) from £5.89   |  Saving you £7.10 (54.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Based on the novel by Richard Gordon.

  • Josephine and Men [DVD]Josephine and Men | DVD | (12/05/2014) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Glynis Johns heads an impeccable cast in this sparkling comedy feature of 1955. Charting the romantic complications of a kind-hearted young woman who simply cannot resist an underdog Josephine and Men is adapted by BAFTA-Award winning screenwriter and author Nigel Balchin from his own story and presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Josephine Luton is about to be married to her fiancé wealthy businessman Alan Hartley. All this looks set to change however when she falls for Alan's friend struggling playwright David Hewer; the trouble is that Josephine's ever-loving and over-sympathetic nature leads her to switch from needful men to even more needful men - and David most clearly falls into the latter category. But for just how long is he like to remain the underdog? Special Features: Full-frame version of main feature Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Original Promotional PDF

  • Mogambo [1954]Mogambo | DVD | (28/06/2013) from £6.73   |  Saving you £9.26 (57.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Big game trapper Victor Marswell (Gable) has his hands full when the feisty Eloise Kelly (Ava Gardner) and a couple on safari descend on his company in Kenya...

  • Two's Company - The Complete First SeriesTwo's Company - The Complete First Series | DVD | (31/10/2005) from £6.32   |  Saving you £6.67 (51.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Dorothy McNab a prickly American authoress moves into a Chelsea flat in London. Needing domestic help she employs Robert Hiller a quintessential 'Gentleman's Gentleman' and it's not long before sparks fly when New Money clashes with the Old School Tie... Episodes comprise: 1. The Bait 2. The Housekeeping 3. Dorothy's Electrician 4. The Patient 5. The Romance 6. Robert's Mother

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