The winner of the audience award at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival.
Written by Peter Morgan (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Queen), The Jury is a compelling, character based drama series which focuses on the everyday people who find themselves at the centre of one of the most controversial criminal re-trials of their time.Focussing on the retrial of a man sentenced for the murder of three women - all killed following internet dates. A key piece of evidence was deliberately ignored by the CPS, possibly because the police were under pressure for a quick conviction and blackmail was being used over a senior person involved with the investigation who was having an affair. Ultimately, we will see the man acquitted but it will be an imperfect, messy, human triumph for the jury by acquitting the man.Gripping, dark and emotionally charged as jurors are forced to face their prejudices as they come to grips with the complexities and unwanted attention of being a key player in such a high profile Old Bailey trial.
Based on Peter Turner's memoir, FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy AwardÂ®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening). Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.
Unexpected events occur over a long weekend when Pat a glamorous British born star of American soaps returns home to plug her auto biography on television and meets for the first time since they were teenagers Margaret her plain fat and frumpy younger sister. The meeting is painful for both sisters highlighting the vast differences in their lives and resurrecting painful memories of their unhappy childhood with their uncaring mother. The tabloid press smell a juicy story and a race ensues to trace the current whereabouts of the long lost errant mother...
Victoria Wood Live at the Albert Hall provides proof, if any were needed, that after two decades at the top of her profession, Wood is one of a small handful of British comedians of either sex capable of filling the country's largest venues. For the consistently high quality of her penetrating observations of the mundane she has no equal. Recorded in 2001, this performance has all the hallmarks of her microscopic examinations of life's perplexing minutiae and trivia. From her recent hysterectomy to Paul Daniels, from the NHS help line to wheelie bin covers, from Americans in Disneyworld to the ageism of catalogue mailing lists, nothing escapes Wood's attention. Not even in-vogue authors: she refuses to read "Captain Corelli's friggin' Mandolin" as it sits reproachfully at her bedside. Wood even provides her own interval act: a devastatingly accurate parody of a vulgar, second-rate cabaret singer shot to stardom on the wings of a cruise ship docu-soap. Jane McDonald's sense of humour will never face a harder test. More poignant are Wood's observations on parenthood and marriage, with all the physical ailments of middle age ("We've only got one fully operating leg between us"). She has since separated from her husband, the magician Geoffrey Durham. Fans will await the impact of that on her stand-up material with some interest. --Piers Ford
The much-anticipated sequel ï¬nds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Paddington's biggest adventure yet sees Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson joining the all-star returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Ben Whishaw as the voice of the beloved bear.
Based on a true story of forbidden passion and chilling secrets.
Julie Walters (Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story; Mamma Mia!) stars in A Short Stay In Switzerland for BBC One a one-off drama inspired by the true story of Dr Anne Turner by award-winning writer Frank McGuinness one of Ireland's foremost dramatists. Having just witnessed the death of her husband Jack from an incurable neurological disease Anne Turner (Julie Walters) is diagnosed with a near identical illness. With determined rationality Anne's answer is that once her illness has reached a critical point she will take her own life. And she needs her children's support. But the more her son and two daughters struggle to gain consensus over their mother's desire to die as they struggle to find another way through the further they pull apart. From Jessica's silent recriminations to Sophie's stubborn practicality the magnitude of the situation threatens to tear the family to pieces. Anne must also face the fury of her best friend Claire - whose opposing views bring them into direct and vocal conflict.
Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is... Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly charming Mamma Mia! The Movie. Academy Award winner Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth as well as up-and-comers Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found. Based on the Broadway smash-hit and filled with the ABBA songs you know and love, it's the feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing over and over again. ALL-NEW BONUS DISC: A Talented Trio: The Creators of Mamma Mia! Director Phyllida Lloyd, writer Catherine Johnson and producer Judy Craymer on bringing the smash-hit Broadway show to the big screen. Breaking Down Voulez-Vous Go behind the scenes of one of the film's signature musical numbers with the cast and crew. More of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Explore the making of the musical number through dance rehearsals, studio recording, and on-set filming of the sequence. Meryl's Big Number Watch the making of Meryl Streep's big number from conception, through rehearsal to the final scene. Over an Hour of Additional Behind the Scenes Extras PLUS: Sing-Along! On screen lyrics Making Of Deleted Scenes Outtakes And Much More!
BROOKLYN is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan; Atonement) who moves from a small town in Ireland to Brooklyn, where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work, a future - and love, in the form of Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen; The Place Beyond The Pines). However, when Eilis returns temporarily to Ireland she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson; About Time) courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her departure back to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma - a heart-breaking choice between two countries and two futures.
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michaels three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Bonus Features 4K: Play Movie with Sing-Along Mode The Practically Perfect Making of Mary Poppins Returns "Seeing Things from a Different Point of View": The Musical Numbers of Mary Poppins Returns Back to Cherry Tree Lane: Dick Van Dyke Returns Practically Perfect Bloopers Deleted Scene: "Leaving Topsy's" Deleted Scene: "Trip A Little Light Fantastic" Deleted Song - "The Anthropomorphic Zoo
This Box Set includes: Educating Rita (Dir. Lewis Gilbert) (1983): Rita a hairdresser with a sharp wit is married to Danny and at 26 doesn't want a baby. She wants to discover herself - so she joins the Open University. Dr Frank Bryant is a disillusioned university professor of literature. His marriage has failed his girlfriend is having an affair with his best friend and he can't get through the day without downing a bottle or two of whiskey. He refers to himself as an appalling teacher of appalling students. What Frank needs is a challenge - and along comes Rita. In this hilarious and often moving drama the story tells how two people find a new lease of life through each other. The Fourth Protocol (Dir. John Mackenzie) (1987): On July 1 1968 America Britain and Russia signed a treaty to halt the spread of nuclear weapons. The powers then added four extra clauses. The most secret of them was and remains the final. One winter the Chairman of the KGB hatches a plan to breach this Fourth Protocol and destroy NATO. He sends an agent Major Petrofsky to assemble the operation. It is now up to MI6 agent John Preston who now must race against an unknown deadline to stop him and his devasting mission. The Eagle Has Landed (Dir. John Sturges) (1977): A Nazi Strike Force plots to assassinate Winston Churchill while he is resting in a desolate Norfolk Village. Colonel Radl masterminds the plot which if successful would change the outcome of the war. He enlists the help of Colonel Steiner and Liam Devlin. Disguised as Polish airmen German paratroopers land in England. Radl's plan appear to be going smoothly until an unforeseeable incident exposed the Germans. But the kidnap continues and Steiner Luger in hand approaches the unmistakable figure of Churchill... The Ipcress File (Dir. Sidney J. Furie) (1965): The tense spy thriller by Len Deighton that turned Michael Caine into a superstar. Cynical and rebellious ex-army sergeant Harry Palmer has been blackmailed into working for Britain's security service. Hot on the trail of a kidnapped scientist Palmer finds himself enmeshed in a sinister conspiracy involving horrifying brainwashing techniques murder and treachery that reaches up to the highest levels of the security service itself... Without A Clue (Dir. Thom Eberhardt) (1988): A madcap comedy which takes a fresh look at the classic Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson escapades. Holmes is actually a figment of Dr. Watson's own success in crime detection a character who Watson uses when he writes in `The Strand' magazine. But when the printing plates for five pound notes are stolen Queen Victoria calls for the country's greatest detective.
Victoria Wood: Live In Your Home
Collection of four BBC adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays comprising 'Richard II', 'Henry IV: Part One', 'Henry IV: Part Two' and 'Henry V'. Beginning in the year 1399, the plays deal with events affecting the monarchy during a 16-year period, where the ruling orders of Richard II (Ben Whishaw), Henry IV (Jeremy Irons) and Henry V (Tom Hiddleston) find themselves beset by rebellion, greed and war. The cast also includes Rory Kinnear, Simon Russell Beale, Julie Walters and Lindsay Duncan.
Paul Finchley (Coltrane) is a cherished household name, one half of a much-loved comedy double act with a career that spans several decades. He's a bona fide national treasure until the day he receives a knock at the door. Faced with an accusation of long-past sexual offences, the life of this adored entertainer begins to unravel. Paul, and all those closest to him, are put under the intense pressure of the investigation and the merciless media circus that accompanies it, from his wife of 40 years Marie (Walters) and his troubled daughter Dee (Riseborough), to his manager and his loyal comedy partner, Karl (McInnerny). Throughout the investigation and criminal trial that follows, memories prove muddied, doubts flourish, loyalties are tested, and truths, half-truths and lies are all exposed. This powerful exploration of truth, memory, trust and family calls into question: how well do we really know those we love? The answer lies in a National Treasure.
The Girls' Night of the title refers to Friday night, the one time of escape from the daily grind for longstanding best friends and factory co-workers, Dawn and Jackie. And Friday night means bingo. One evening their dream comes true when Dawn (the cautious, caring one) scoops £100,000, but the savage twist in the tale is that even before she gets the cheque she discovers she has an inoperable brain tumour. Cue Jackie (the spontaneous, irresponsible one) fulfilling Dawn's lifetime ambition with a holiday in Las Vegas ("Come on, we've got an hour to get the plane"). And from then on it's a buddy movie with inescapable resonances of Thelma and Louise, though the difference here is that the protagonists are two ordinary middle-aged women. Brenda Blethyn and Julie Walters are a magical pairing, with both giving mesmerising moving performances (honorary mention should also be made of Cody, the one sympathetic male character in the film, magnificently played by Kris Kristofferson). Though death is ever-present, this is by no means a depressing movie; rather the opposite, in fact, with a remarkably upbeat ending. If there's a message to be found here, it's that even the most apparently ordinary people can be extraordinary given the right circumstances. On the DVD: As well as the original trailer, there is on-location feature
Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to audiences everywhere.
BAFTA-award winning drama from the BBC. The Miller's Tale: When smooth talking Nick arrives in a flash red sports car young wannabe pop star Alison thinks that her dreams have come true and incites the jealousy of her husband Dennis Waterman. The Wife Of Bath's Tale: Beth Craddock is a TV actress who still believes in Mr. Right even after a number of failed marriages. But is her dashing co-star Jerome her soulmate despite their large age difference. The Knight
The winner of the audience award at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival.
Julie Walters and Victoria Wood star in this classic Christmas sketch show from 1991. Written by and starring acclaimed writers Alan Bennett Willy Russell and Alan Bleasdale as well as Wood herself these four writers have been instrumental in working with Walters throughout her career and are responsible for some of her undoubted success.
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