An everyday story of me mam, me dar, me kids and me gerl's owl feller... A forerunner to Carla Lane's Bread, this provocative mid-seventies sitcom pulls no punches in its depiction of a working-class Liverpudlian family who share everything... except faith and football teams! The Wackers (Scouse for 'mates') stars Ken Jones - best known as Porridge's 'Horrible' Ives - Alison Steadman, Sheila Fay, a teenaged Keith Chegwin and future Brookside legend Bill Dean, and is written by veteran scree...
Having admitted that he exploited his dwarf clients in the past Warwick finally comes good for them before receiving a visit from 'Willow' co-star Val Kilmer anxious to make a sequel. However he tells Warwick that he must provide some of the funding so Warwick persuades Les Dennis Keith Chegwin and Shaun Williamson to do series of pub gigs to get the finance. They are a huge hit and at the investors' meeting Warwick secures his capital. Agents Gervais and Merchant are wary and ask Warwick to consider why a potential blockbuster needs private money whilst factions appear in the come-back trio requiring the intervention of spiritual guide Bryan Medici. As Warwick realises that Val may well have cheated him there is at least huge reassurance in the solidarity which now exists with his clients.
Keith 'Cheggers' Chegwin is a household name and has been at the top of his game for nearly 40 years. He's an all round entertainer and has lived with us via our TV screens on Swap Shop as kids through to GMTV as parents. He is undoubtedly a national treasure, and for nearly four decades has been much loved by viewers young and old. But now it's time to Kill Keith.
The Central Office of Information (COI) was established in 1946 and has produced thousands of films that reflect the changing face of a nation and world in flux. The fourth Volume of the BFI's COI collection explores the government department's Health safety and welfare films. Utilising some of the finest talents in British documentary film making titles such as Thirty Miles an Hour (1946) Lonely Water (1973) Apaches (1977) Drive Carefully Darling (1975) are amongst the most inventive and fondly remembered titles in the COI's distinguished oeuvre. Stop! Look! Listen! makes available on DVD for the first time some classic longer form films along with a selection short public information films and commercials. But please...don't have nightmares!
A whimsical fantasy, revolving around the world of Bingo, House (2000) was slipped innocuously into the UKs staple cinematic diet of gangster movies and period dramas and emerged as a genuinely charismatic and immensely likeable film, blissfully content with its small-scale ambitions, not to mention lottery money well spent. Linda (Trainspottings Kelly MacDonald) is devoted to her job at the faltering La Scala Bingo Hall in rural Wales, which provides a welcome escape from her domineering aunt. Facing stiff competition from a rival hall, La Scalas owner Mr. Alanzi (the wonderful Freddie Jones) is at a loss of how to save his beloved home, but Lindas discovery of an unexpected gift could reverse their fortunes. Effortlessly charming and perfectly cast, House weaves its spirited feel-good tale with an eclectic set of characters (Jason Hughes flamboyant star number caller, Mossie Smiths monstrous flirting colleague), while delivering a realistic glimpse of what makes a place special and memorable. Highly enjoyable, this is a small-scale gem.On the DVD: Director Julian Kemp delivers a competent, if sometimes rambling commentary that delivers the goods about a straightforward production. Other than six trailers, theres the chance to glimpse Kemps short-film Suckers, a suitably wry and cynical look at the world of door-to-door salesmen. --Danny Graydon
The Fugitive: Vicky and Kevin Gordon find a beautiful ebony horse that has been mistreated and help restore his health. The Hostage: An escaped convict holds Kevin and Black Beauty hostage and forces Vicky to get food and clothing so he can complete his bid for freedom. The Recruiting Sergeant: Black Beauty is in danger of losing his freedom when a unit of British Army soldiers arrives in the village and Kevin is tricked into joining up. Sailor on a Horse: Vicky visits an old cottage believed to be haunted and finds an ex-sailor living there who proves to be a friend indeed when a lawyer threatens to evict the Gordon family from their home. Father and Son: Doctor Gordon tries to sort out a dispute between a grandfather and his son-in-law over the future of little Stan.
The Best Of Series 1 and Series 2.
A Rift In Time: The Complete Story - All Four Episodes. Episode 019: Vase of Mystery Episode 020: Turn of the Thumb Episode 021: From Little Acorns Episode 022: Rise of the Roman Empire
Answering the plea of Ambassador Timus Irnok Mosta of the Galactic Federation (a close clone brother of Tim) the Tomorrow People set off for the first time to an alien planet - 'Pyrie'. Once there they need to free the Pyrie telepaths (known as the 'Vesh') from the grossly unpleasant man-eating ruling Khultan (the builders of Earth's pyramids). Arriving on Pyrie the Khultan's psi-dampening equipment strips the Tomorrow People of their powers but John gets help from Tikno (anothe
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