The complete second series of the salon-set drama. After making her choice of Finn over her husband Gavin Allie returns to Manchester to find that Gavin is making the most of his newfound single life. As she has been pushed out of Henshall Ferraday Finn buys a new health and beauty spa for her to run but Allie realises that her talents are better suited to running her own hairdressing salon. To complicate matters Finn's ex wife Mia sets out to win him back at all costs and Gavin e
Television has become so much a part of our lives that it rarely surprises us anymore, so when a series like Queer as Folk comes along--truly shocking and genuinely touching--it's an event to be remembered. Originally broadcast as eight half-hour episodes on Channel 4, QAF follows the lives of three men through life, love and all the travails of such in Manchester. That the protagonists are all gay--and Nathan (Charlie Hunnam) is just 15 years old--is treated as matter of course, and were it not for the fact that every character who is introduced is so vividly realised, it would be the only point. The ultimate triumph of QAF is not that the explicit, explosive subject matter is handled (mostly) tastefully, or that it made it on screen at all--it's that the characters are so intriguing that the unflinching looks at sex and relationships almost fade completely into the background. The series certainly starts with a bang: in the first episode, young Nathan is deflowered, Stuart (Aiden Gillen) becomes a father and Vince (Craig Kelly) pines away with an unrequited love that quickly establishes itself as the series' main theme. (That Vince spends half of QAF with a boyfriend complicates the situation some.) Nathan has already come to terms with his sexuality by the time the series starts, but that doens't mean that the rest of his family--or his fellow students--have; Stuart, the biggest (or, at least, busiest) stud in town, and QAF's approaches 30 and starts to re-examine his life; and Vince has to live with the rest of them. The parents, families, friends and co-workers of all involved get plenty of screen time, and occasionally steal the scenes themselves--especially Denise Black (hairdresser Denise Osbourne from Coronation Street). The DVD includes a Photo Gallery and a handful of interviews, which add little to the package. --Randy Silver
New Head Teacher Rachel Mason makes her first appearance at Waterloo Road when Jack Rimmer's determination to improve exam results leads him into taking risks to secure the school's future. Teacher Tom Clarkson is struggling to maintain a normal life playing single dad to Chlo and Mika but both girls face challenges of their own. Other new staff includes a Deputy Head who looks set to rock the boat in the classroom and bedroom a woman with a mission in mind and a new drama teacher Matt Walker who plans to grab headlines with the school's first musical 'Park Side Story'. But corruption is rife in the tendering process to build a new training centre at the school with Rachel Mason coming under pressure from a blackmailing builder to secure his interest in the bid. What secret is she trying to hide - and how much will it cost the school? The pupils create as many challenges for others as they face themselves when a group of eco-Warriors decide to make the school greener at any cost a young student faces deportation leading to an immigration crisis and one young girl falls victim to a predatory supply teacher. Yes it's a new term at Waterloo Road and there's so much to learn - for the teachers as well as the pupils.
Kay Mellor's comedy drama series following a collection of characters whose personal life struggles are relayed to each other during their weekly slimming class... Episodes comprise: 1. Full Belly 2. Peaches And Dreams 3. Forty And In-Fat-uated 4. Sweet And Sour 5. In Full Bloom 6. Hunger Pangs
At Waterloo Road a new term is beginning and things are looking up. The school is launching its first sixth form and is receiving some promised money from ex-pupil Roger Aspinall. Izzie and Tom who are expecting their first child together get a shock when Lorna returns who they thought was in Australia.
Series 3 of Cutting It. Mother and daughter Allie and Ruby (Sarah Parish and Lucy Gaskell) are both heavily pregnant to the same man - but how long will the secret remain under wraps? Allie and Finn return from a weekend away in Naples with a shock announcement - they are now married! With Gavin (Jason Merrells) still in love with Allie Ruby set on winning him for herself and Finn desperate to get Gavin out of the way the Henshall's future is anything but cut and dried. Add to that
The Salon's thriving and Allie wants to expand and open her own hairdressing academy bringing on a new generation of hairdressers. The venture has financial backing from Liam Carney (James Murray) an ex-boy-band member who's trying to shake off the trappings of his past life with mixed success. Allie's dreams are the least of her concern when she finds out that she has Ovarian cancer but how will Gavin react? Featuring all the episodes of series 4.
From the mind of Russell T. Davis comes the highly successful show that spawned a US re-make and confirmed Davis as a talent to watch. A drama which follows the lives of three men living in Manchesters gay village. Stuart is rich and gorgeous Vince is funny and Nathan is young and wild as he finds his own identity... Featuring all the episodes from the complete series.
This double-disc includes all 6 episodes of the first series. Set in the Mackintosh Textiles factory each episode of Clocking Off focuses on different members of the workforce from Mack (Philip Glenister) the charismatic owner and his indispensable secretary Trudy (Lesley Sharp) to KT (Andrew Sheridan) the lowliest worker on the shop floor and Mack's stunning young wife Katherine (Christine Tremarco) who holds the key to both his happiness and his downfall. Full of the la
Kay Mellor's comedy drama series following a collection of characters whose personal life struggles are relayed to each other during their weekly slimming class... Series 1: 1. Love Me Slender 2. Fat Chance 3. Fat Free 4. Growing Pains 5. Face The Fat 6. When The Fat Lady Sings Series 2: 1. Full Belly 2. Peaches And Dreams 3. Forty And In-Fat-uated 4. Sweet And Sour 5. In Full Bloom 6. Hunger Pangs Series 3: 1. Eat Your Heart Out 2. Leggs Over Easy 3. Foo
Kay Mellor's comedy drama series following a collection of characters whose personal life struggles are relayed to each other during their weekly slimming class... Episodes comprise: 1. Eat Your Heart Out 2. Leggs Over Easy 3. Food For Thought 4. Bacon Bagels And The Bishop 5. Afters 6. Food Of Love
In a failing inner-city comprehensive every day is a battle for acting headteacher Jack Rimmer and his disillusioned staff. Can the arrival of hard-nosed public school idealist Mr Treneman really turn things around? Or would these troubled teens benefit more from the sympathetic approach of his colleague and sparring partner Kim Campbell? The lives and loves of the teachers parents and pupils become inextricably intertwined in this gritty engaging and ultimately uplifting drama in which those who can teach and those who can't have a lot to learn...
High-flying, PR whiz Agatha Raisin (Extras, Catastrophe) leaves London to retire to the quiet, picturesque Cotswold village of Carsely. Entering a local competition she somehow finds herself the prime suspect of murder and by launching her own investigation to clear her name, Agatha accidentally becomes an amateur sleuth. As Agatha settles in to the village and the life she always dreamed of, trouble is never far away. Together with her friends Roy (Mathew Horne, Gavin & Stacey), Gemma (Katy Wix, Not Going Out), and Sir Charles (Jason Merrells, Waterloo Road), Agatha solves the village's bizarre murders with panache. Her love life, however, seems to be a mystery too far even for her investigative skills. This boxset includes the feature length movie Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death as well as the complete Series One and Two.
From the mind of Russell T. Davis comes the highly successful show that spawned a US re-make and confirmed Davis as a talent to watch. Stuart Jones (Aidan Gillen) has got it all. He's rich drop-dead gorgeous and always the centre of attention. He can be forgiven the arrogance because he's pretty close to perfection. His best mate Vince Tyler (Craig Kelly) is funny adorable and definitely a babe but unlike his friend has zero confidence in himself. Since time began Vince has
The residents of Lark Rise and Candleford return to the screen in this warm-hearted adaptation of Flora Thompson's novel. It's Christmas and the residents of both Lark Rise and Candleford come together to celebrate this special time of year...but the arrival of a dashing stranger is set to cause a stir. Who is he and what is his business in Candleford? Furthermore will his head be turned by any of the ladies?
One of a growing number of female-centred dramas, the first series of Cutting It was a sleeper hit for the BBC. Though its rival hairdresser premise seems fluffy, its classy gloss, off-beat scripting and strong cast make it as addictive as many of the outstanding TV series coming from the US. The drama unfolds when ambitious hairdresser Allie Henshall (Sarah Parish) wants to open a second salon. But her husband and business partner would prefer to start a family. Even when she puts in a bid for a property opposite her salon, Allie is beaten by rival hairdresser Mia Bevan (Amanda Holden). As a business war begins between Allie's Henshall Ferraday salon and Mia's Blade Runner, Allie has to overcome the reappearance of an old flame, Mia's husband, who is happy to rekindle his relationship with her. As the relationship histories among the characters become absurdly intertwined, it is to the cast's credit that the human dynamics of the story surpass its plot. Though there are certainly moments of parody (take Mia's yogic warm-ups with her staff each morning) and questionable twists, Cutting It gives its leading ladies some sharp and funny lines to work with and the space to do so. Both Parish and Holden run the gamut of emotions despite the seemingly clear-cut good woman / bitch divide between their characters initially. Their actions may strain the limits of credibility, but these women hold attention effortlessly. --Laura Bushell
A former police detective and a school teacher, embark on a new life running a Guest House in an idyllic part of the Lake District. They have successfully established themselves in the community, launched the business and are embracing the future. But all that changes when Mark an old friend and police detective turns up with a surprising offer that may hide ulterior motives. Mark asks the couple if they will run their home not as a Guest House for holidaymakers, but instead as a Safe House for those whose lives are in danger. The couple agree and are soon taking in their first 'guests'; a family at risk, headed up by David and Ali. Pursuing them is Michael, a violent man with an unknown agenda. For Robert, protecting this family resurrects the fears and anxieties bound up in a terrifying night when as a police detective he was ambushed and shot in the line of duty, whilst protecting a star witness who was due to testify against her gangland husband. Robert was seriously injured and the witness assassinated. As a consequence of running the Safe House, Robert begins to question the events surrounding the shooting and uncovers a web of lies. Nothing is what it seems as soon it becomes apparent that it's not only those staying in the Safe House who have something to hide...
Featuring all the episodes from series 1-4! Series 1: Allie Henshall and dependable husband Gavin Ferraday own a successful hairdressing business. They plan to expand to a second site accross the road but their dreams are shattered when Mia and her husband Finn beat them to it and open a rival salon... Series 2: After making her choice of Finn over her husband Gavin Allie returns to Manchester to find that Gavin is making the most of his newfound single life. As she
Your Fear Will Speak For Itself... Walter Richmond (Hurt) is in Amsterdam with his beautiful wife Cathryn (Tilly) and their daughter Melissa to close a business deal worth millions. But in a bizarre twist Melissa who is mute witnesses a grisly murder. Now she must stay one step ahead of the perpetrators until Walter and Cathryn piece together the puzzle behind the disappearance of their lost daughter and find her before it's too late...
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