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  • Lost Christmas - BBC1 - Starring BAFTA, Olivier and two-time Emmy award-winner Eddie Izzard & Jason Flemyng [DVD]Lost Christmas - BBC1 - Starring BAFTA, Olivier and two-time Emmy award-winner Eddie Izzard & Jason Flemyng | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £10.49   |  Saving you £4.50 (30.00%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Based on the classic novel Lost Christmas is an Urban Fairy Tale set in Manchester. The film tells the story of how a series of tragic events blighting a young boy's life one Christmas Eve take him on a journey where a chance meeting with a mysterious stranger may have the key to help and give him a perfect Christmas. 'Goose' is a ten year old boy who on Christmas Eve not thinking about his actions hides his father’s car keys in the hope that he won’t leave to attend an urgent emergency rescue. This is a decision Goose will always regret. As his mother gets her keys and drives his dad to work, Goose doesn't realize that this is the last time he will see his parents as ten minutes later his mother and father are killed in a car crash. Flash forward a year and its Christmas Eve once again, we see Goose is no longer the bright, energetic ten-year-old boy he once was, and is now a streetwise kid who is supporting his Nan through petty crime. Enter 'Anthony' a mysterious enigmatic man who appears, seemingly out of nowhere, on Manchester's snowy streets. Despite being lost himself, he has the compulsion and ability to find the lost, uncovering truths that will eventually transform the life of 'Goose' and those affected by his decision. But is 'Anthony's' ability to heal real, or just an illusion? Lost Christmas is a magical story about self-sacrifice and destiny, brimming with emotion and humour, this beautifully modern fairytale has all the ingredients of a classic Christmas film.

  • PD James: The Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles [DVD]PD James: The Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles | DVD | (05/11/2018) from £67.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A spectacular critical and ratings success when first transmitted on ITV, Upstairs, Downstairs still maintains its position as one of the major success stories of British television worldwide. Multi-award-winning (including ones from BAFTA, the Writers' Guild, the Royal Television Society, Emmys and Golden Globes), the series stars Jean Marsh, Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Pauline Collins and Lesley-Anne Down. Upstairs, Downstairs takes place at 165 Eaton Place from the turn of the century through the Great War and into the Roaring Twenties. It concerns the Bellamy family: politician Richard Bellamy, his wives Marjorie and Virginia, wastrel son James, wayward daughter Elizabeth and his flighty ward, Georgina Worsley. The house domestics are led by Hudson, the butler, a conservative Scot who must contend with the 'below stairs' behaviour of the household staff, including cook Mrs Bridges and maids Rose and Sarah. Features: The Story of Upstairs, Downstairs five exclusive documentaries Commentaries for selected episodes Variant version of On Trial Archive interviews with Gordon Jackson, Jean Marsh and Angela Baddeley An interview with composer Alexander Faris, and a 5.1 mix of Faris conducting the Upstairs, Downstairs theme with a live orchestra Russell Harty Goes Upstairs, Downstairs a 1975 Christmas special

  • The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - The Complete Third SeriesThe Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - The Complete Third Series | DVD | (19/05/2003) from £12.23   |  Saving you £3.76 (23.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Boasting a virtuoso comic performance from Leonard Rossiter The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976-79) remains one of the greatest of all television sitcoms. Writer David Nobbs combined the surrealist absurdity of Monty Python with an on-going story line that unfolded through each of the three seasons with a clear beginning, middle and end; a ground-breaking development in 70s TV comedy. The first and best season charts middle-aged, middle-management executive Reginald Perrin as he breaks-down under the stress of middle-class life until he informs the world that half the parking meters in London have Dutch Parking Meter Disease. He fakes suicide and returns to court his wife Elizabeth (Pauline Yates) in disguise, a plot development that formed the entire basis of Mrs Doubtfire (1993). Series Two is broader, the rapid-fire dialogue still razor sharp and loaded with caustic wit and ingenious silliness, as a now sane Reggie takes on the madness of the business world by opening a chain of shops selling rubbish. The third season, set in a health farm, is routine, the edge blunted by routine sitcom conventions. At its best The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin is hilarious and moving, its depiction of English middle-class life spot on, its satire prophetic. Reggie's visual fantasies hark back to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) and Billy Liar (1963), and look forward to Ally McBeal (1997-2002) and are the icing on the cake of a fine, original and highly imaginative show. On the DVD: Reginald Perrin's discs contain one complete seven episode season. There are no extras. The sound is good mono and the 4:3 picture is generally fine, though some of the exterior shot-on-film scenes have deteriorated and there are occasional signs of minor damage to the original video masters. Even so, for a 1970s sitcom shot on video the picture is excellent and far superior to the original broadcasts. --Gary S Dalkin

  • As Time Goes By Series 1 & 2 [1992]As Time Goes By Series 1 & 2 | DVD | (17/03/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Long ago Lionel a dashing young British Army officer met Jean a lovely student nurse and fell deeply in love. When Lionel was shipped off to fight in the Korean war the two lost touch. Now they meet again and slowly begin to rekindle their romance. Episode titles: Series 1: 1. You Must Remember This 2. Getting To Know You - Again 3. The Copper Kettle 4. Surprise Surprise 5. Relationships 6. The Picnic Series 2: 1. White Hunter 2. A Weekend Away 3. Visiting Rocky 4. Why? 5. Misunderstandings 6. The Cruise 7. The Book Signing

  • Stalag Luft [DVD]Stalag Luft | DVD | (12/05/2014) from £6.59   |  Saving you £6.40 (49.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Upper class twit Wing Commander Forrester (Stephen Fry) is imprisoned in Stalagluft a German WW2 POW camp. He devises a plan with Cosgrove (Nicholas Lyndhurst) for a mass escape and digging begins on five tunnels Tom Dick Harry Julian and Gladys. Assuming the name ‘Big F’ Forrester believes his plan will succeed because his German captors are old and incompetent. Realising the vulnerability of his position Camp Kommandant (Geoffrey Palmer) requests that his officers are allowed to join the escape. Once the Germans have escaped through the tunnel the allies get cold feet and decide to remain in the POW camp and run it themselves. The only problem being that there are now no Germans so Forrester assumes the role of Camp Kommandant and enlists the help of some German speaking POW’s but will they convince the visiting SS guards with hilarious consequences.

  • A Prize Of Arms [1962]A Prize Of Arms | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Never in the history of crime was so much taken from so many by so few A gang of criminals acquire an old army truck and try to pass themselves off as military policemen. Their plan is to steal a 250 000 payroll intended for soldiers in the Middle East. Turpin recruits Fenner and Swavek to make up a crack assault team. As the duty guard at the camp raises the barrier Turpin knows there can be no turning back. His desperate gamble for riches will now be played out to its shat

  • As Time Goes By - Series 3As Time Goes By - Series 3 | DVD | (25/10/2004) from £8.98   |  Saving you £16.01 (64.10%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Long ago Lionel a dashing young British Army officer met Jean a lovely student nurse and fell deeply in love. When Lionel was shipped off to fight in the Korean war the two lost touch. Now they meet again and slowly begin to rekindle their romance. Episodes Comprise: 1. We'll Always Have Paris 2. Rocky's Wedding Day 3. Living Together But Where? 4. Covering Up 5. Moving In 6. Branching Out 7. The Mini Series 8. A Trip to Los Angeles 9. Dealing with Sally 10. Problems Problems

  • Inspector Morse - Series 4Inspector Morse - Series 4 | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £25.63   |  Saving you £-0.64 (-2.60%)   |  RRP £24.99

    This box set features the entire fourth series of the classic British Television drama Inspector Morse. Episodes comprise: 1. Infernal Serpent: Morse investigates the death of an environmentalist killed only minutes before he was due to give a highly controversial lecture... 2. The Sins Of The Fathers: Morse and Lewis are called in to investigate the mystery of an unwelcome takeover bid of a family-run real ale brewery and the death of the current managing d

  • The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - The Complete Second Series [1977]The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - The Complete Second Series | DVD | (21/10/2002) from £10.45   |  Saving you £5.54 (34.60%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Boasting a virtuoso comic performance from Leonard Rossiter The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976-79) remains one of the greatest of all television sitcoms. Writer David Nobbs combined the surrealist absurdity of Monty Python with an on-going story line that unfolded through each of the three seasons with a clear beginning, middle and end; a ground-breaking development in 70s TV comedy. The first and best season charts middle-aged, middle-management executive Reginald Perrin as he breaks-down under the stress of middle-class life until he informs the world that half the parking meters in London have Dutch Parking Meter Disease. He fakes suicide and returns to court his wife Elizabeth (Pauline Yates) in disguise, a plot development that formed the entire basis of Mrs Doubtfire (1993). Series Two is broader, the rapid-fire dialogue still razor sharp and loaded with caustic wit and ingenious silliness, as a now sane Reggie takes on the madness of the business world by opening a chain of shops selling rubbish. The third season, set in a health farm, is routine, the edge blunted by routine sitcom conventions. At its best The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin is hilarious and moving, its depiction of English middle-class life spot on, its satire prophetic. Reggie's visual fantasies hark back to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) and Billy Liar (1963), and look forward to Ally McBeal (1997-2002) and are the icing on the cake of a fine, original and highly imaginative show. On the DVD: Reginald Perrin's discs contain one complete seven episode season. There are no extras. The sound is good mono and the 4:3 picture is generally fine, though some of the exterior shot-on-film scenes have deteriorated and there are occasional signs of minor damage to the original video masters. Even so, for a 1970s sitcom shot on video the picture is excellent and far superior to the original broadcasts. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Mr Men Christmas Special - The Christmas Letter [DVD]Mr Men Christmas Special - The Christmas Letter | DVD | (26/09/2011) from £4.84   |  Saving you £-1.85 (-61.90%)   |  RRP £2.99

    After forty years, Mr Men & Little Miss are still Britain's favourite cartoon friends and now you can enjoy them in a captivating animated Mr Men Christmas Special: The Christmas Letter This Mr Men special edition - the Christmas Letter - is an enchanting story narrated by Geoffrey Palmer (As Time Goes By) and with original artwork adapted by Adam Hargreaves. It's Christmas time and everyone in Misterland is writing letters to Santa, especially young Jack. However, he makes a big mistake and asks Mr Forgetful to post his letter! Jack is distraught - how will Santa know what he wants for Christmas? Mr Happy has a fantastic idea and with Mr Daydream's help they set off to find none other than Santa himself. Their amazing journey takes them through many strange lands, and we are reunited with many of our favourite characters: Mr Silly, Little Miss Scatterbrain, Mr Greedy, Mr Snow, Mr Mischief, Little Miss Tiny, Little Miss Trouble and all of their friends.

  • Stig Of The Dump [1981]Stig Of The Dump | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Stig of the Dump is a delightful tale of a shy young boy's friendship with a caveman and based on the best selling book by Clive King. Features magical special effects from the creator of beasts in Harry Potter - The Philosopher's Stone. Winner of BAFTA Children's Film & Television Award and won it's writer Peter Tabern Best Children's Writer award.

  • Cathy Come Home [1966]Cathy Come Home | DVD | (30/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Cathy Come Home is probably the most famous British television play ever - watched by a quarter of the population both on its first broadcast in 1966 and on its repeat in 1967. Its impact was enormous provoking questions in the Houses of Parliament and helping launch the new housing charity 'Shelter'. Ken Loach and producer Tony Garnett also ushered in a new style of television drama taking the cameras onto the streets and fusing documentary and drama styles to give the story an extra sense of reality and a devastating emotional impact.

  • RatRat | DVD | (23/08/2004) from £5.38   |  Saving you £0.61 (10.20%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Pete Postlethwaite is Hubert Flynn Dublin bread deliveryman who loves his pint of Guinness his bet on the horses and his wife Conchita in that order. So when he comes home from the pub one evening and changes into a rat Conchita is slow to forgive. Conchita (played to perfection by Imelda Staunton) at first resists her family's eccentric plans for Hubert but when an opportunistic ghost-writer knocks on the door and proposes to put their story in a book and then a film of the book and a book of the film and riches beyond her dreams... she is tempted. So setting the stage for a series of bizarre and comical adventures for Hubert the rat and his family. Rat is the tale of family values little furry folk and one man's struggle to regain his humanity... literally! Special effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

  • Butterflies - Series 2 - The Complete Series [1978]Butterflies - Series 2 - The Complete Series | DVD | (07/04/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This classic poignant BBC comedy starring Wendy Craig as the bored suburban housewife Ria looking for more from life. Ria is seemingly happy with two teenage sons but after 19 years of marriage she feels that everyone is taking her for granted and that life is passing her by.

  • The Professionals - Season 1 [1977]The Professionals - Season 1 | DVD | (10/06/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    An instant hit in 1977, The Professionals was a fast-moving and occasionally sharp-shooting action series about a couple of cool dudes in a fictional secret service organisation, CI5. The creation of Avengers veterans Brian Clemens and Albert Fennell it was often gritty stuff, leavened by the mildly subversive attitudes of Bodie (Lewis Collins) and Doyle (Martin Shaw) who ultimately are always loyal to their gruff boss George Cowley (Gordon Jackson). Helped by witty, if rampantly sexist, dialogue and trousers of sterility defying tightness, Bodie and Doyle enjoyed a good run as 1970s sex symbols. Jackson’s often exasperated Cowley kept them in line with just the right degree of Puritanical steel. The first series set the standard for five successful years, milking the dramatic potential of a rich gamut of scenarios, from international espionage to racism and religious evangelism; Bodie and Doyle usually being called upon to protect a controversial figure from the assassin's bullet. Shaw would later dismiss The Professionals for its stereotypical violence and for a long time refused to allow reruns. In fact, as cult television goes, it has weathered well. Many of its themes are as relevant today as they were then. The constantly elliptical script ("I want you to see that he's… well taken care of") is tremendous fun. And despite the macho drive, the whole thing has a camp archness which betrays its Avengers pedigree. Great for a nostalgic wallow. On the DVD: The Professionals on disc still displays the slightly ropey quality of late 1970s television film complete with brassy soundtrack. Presented in 4:3 format, the original production values disconcertingly recreate the original post-homework viewing experience. But the DVD extras are the thing here. Interactive menus allow you to drill down into the history of each of the 14 episodes, cross-referencing guest stars. And there's an appropriately camp fashion note.--Piers Ford

  • Mr. Men Christmas Gift SetMr. Men Christmas Gift Set | DVD | (17/10/2005) from £12.13   |  Saving you £-2.14 (-21.40%)   |  RRP £9.99

    This special Mr Men Gift Set features two of this brand's best selling titles: The Complete Original TV Series 1 & 2 featuring the best loved episodes narrated by Arthur Lowe(Dads Army) PLUS The Mr Men Christmas Special - 'The Christmas Letter' - narrated by Geoffrey Palmer.

  • Rff for LivingRff for Living | DVD | (01/01/2008) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (-35.00%)   |  RRP £14.99

    In Rachel's fourth series she concentrates on the kind of food that brings back special memories. The dishes draw inspiration from some of our happiest moments in life which involve delicious food whether they be falling in love over a romatic meal making bread with our grannies spending Sundays with our families over a perfect roast or getting together with girlfriends to discuss the finer points of chocolate. Bistro Food: Introduced from Isaac's Restaurant in Cork Rachel joins the chef to make a classic French Onion soup. In her own kitchen she makes steak chips and B''arnaise sauce chicken and puy lentil salad lemon tart. Romance: A romantic at heart Rachel suggests some romantic dished to cook for someone special on that all-important first date or on a twentieth wedding anniversary: buttered lobster spicy rack of lamb and 'mocha kisses' crumbly delicious biscuits. Soul Food: Comforting food or food for the soul: Italian baked pancakes chickpea and chorizo soup white chocolate and raspberry brownies Sunday Lunch: Rachel is invited to cook a 'grown-up' Sunday lunch at a friend's house: Slow shoulder of lamb piperonata broccoli with garlic and lemon chocolate amaretti cake Fish: Bretonne prawns squid salad and mussels Childhood Memories: Food can be particularly evocative and smells and tastes can remind one of childhood in a flash. Rachel meets Myrtle Allen at Ballymaloe and watches as Mrs Allen prepares a favourite dish for generations of children: Ballymaloe Balloons. Back in her own kitchen Rachel cooks her mother's roast chicken with stuffing lemonade and white chocolate buns. Holiday Memories: Rachel recreates some memorable dishes she has had on holiday: Zac's Aztec soup baked fish basil and prawn p''t'' and pannacotta. Chocolate: A whole programme dedicated to chocolate introduced from O'Connell's chocolate shop in Cork. White chocolate mousse hazelnut and caramel bars and cappuccino torte. Afternoon Tea: Formal afternoon tea is enjoying a revival and in this programme Rachel demonstrates some of her tea-time favourites: scones and blueberry jam afternoon tea cake Greek almond crescents and chocolate melting moments. Pub Food: Good home-made pub food is always a treat and quite often pubs serve classic favourites such as leek and potato soup chicken kiev and sticky chocolate pudding with toffee sauce which Rachel makes at home. Good Fast Food: Fast food doesn't have to be greasy and unhealthy and in this programme Rachel demonstrates how to make home-made pizza spicy chicken wings and burgers with guacamole and cheese croquettes - children's food that adults love too. Pleasure without the Guilt: Asian food is wonderful at providing fantastic flavour without fats or dairy products. Rachel visits the English Market in Cork to buy ingredients for crab and prawn soup and Korean beef. Celebrations: Sometimes an event calls for a grown-up celebration and in this programme Rachel cooks some very special dishes the kind that you might find in a sophisticated restaurant but which can in fact be cooked relatively easily at home: salad with beetroot goat's cheese and toasted hazelnuts baked black sole with champagne sauce clams & julienne of vegetables and pavlova.

  • Mr Men - Christmas Special - The Christmas LetterMr Men - Christmas Special - The Christmas Letter | DVD | (11/08/2003) from £4.03   |  Saving you £-2.04 (-102.50%)   |  RRP £1.99

    A Christmas story featuring the Mr Men..... After thirty successful years they're still our favourite cartoon friends. And they're back in a captivating all animated Christmas Special! It's Christmas time and everyone in Misterland is writing letters to Santa especially young Jack. However he makes a big mistake and asks Mr. Forgetful to post the letter! Jack is distraught how will Santa know what he wants for Christmas? Mr. Happy has a fantastic idea and with Mr. Daydre

  • As Time Goes By - Series 2 [1993]As Time Goes By - Series 2 | DVD | (05/02/2007) from £6.19   |  Saving you £9.80 (61.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Long ago Lionel a dashing young British Army officer met Jean a lovely student nurse and fell deeply in love. When Lionel was shipped off to fight in the Korean war the two lost touch. Now they meet again and slowly begin to rekindle their romance. Series 2: 1. White Hunter 2. A Weekend Away 3. Visiting Rocky 4. Why? 5. Misunderstandings 6. The Cruise 7. The Book Signing

  • As Time Goes By - Series 4As Time Goes By - Series 4 | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

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