"Actor: Pamela Stephenson"

  • Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best Of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. 1 [1979]Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best Of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. 1 | DVD | (18/08/2003) from £5.95   |  Saving you £10.04 (168.74%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Volume One of Not the Nine O'Clock News comprises 98 minutes of early material from the sketch show that ran between 1979 and 1982. Starring Rowan Atkinson, Griff Rhys-Jones, Mel Smith and Pamela Stephenson and coscripted by Richard (Blackadder) Curtis among others, it wasn't especially ground-breaking by the standards of Monty Python or contemporary series such as The Young Ones, but it did provide some pretty blunt belly-laughs at the major social and political concerns of the era: Thatcher, Reagan, police brutality, the prospect of nuclear war. The latter makes for an excellent Question Time spoof, in which, with the four-minute warning having sounded, a panel of politicians continue bleating on their own agenda ("Three million people are going to die unemployed!"). Atkinson's stuff is among the best here, be it as a hideous young Tory, or as Gerald the Gorilla, now civilised to a fault by the captor who caught him in the wild. ("Wild? I was livid!") The much-repeated bit of him walking into a tree, however, doesn't work as he clearly anticipates the collision. While the musical elements look inevitably dated and a lengthy sketch on darts players boozing reaches the "Yeah, we get the point" mark long before it reaches its end, it's surprising how topical much of this material remains decades on--a sketch involving an agonising gay vicar springs to mind--while time hasn't eroded the quality of much of the writing. On the DVD: Not the Nine O'Clock News on disc comes with no extra features. --David Stubbs

  • History Of The World - Part 1 [1981]History Of The World - Part 1 | DVD | (26/12/2005) from £6.45   |  Saving you £6.54 (101.39%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A little something to offend everyone... Mel Brooks' uproarious version of history proves nothing is sacred as he takes us on a laugh-filled look at what really happened throughout time. His delirious romp features everything from a wild send-up of 2001: A Space Odyssey to the real stories behind the Roman Empire (Brooks plays a stand-up philosopher at Caesar's Palace) the French Revolution (Brooks as King Louis XVI) and the Spanish Inquisition (a splashy song-a

  • Spitting Image: The Complete Twelfth Series [DVD]Spitting Image: The Complete Twelfth Series | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (85.84%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A milestone in television comedy, Spitting Image lifted satire to a new level through the 1980s and '90s. No target was safe from its gunsights: politicians of all persuasions, even the Royal Family and the Pope could find themselves up for a ribbing on any given programme. BAFTA-nominated many times, Spitting Image won a Bronze medal at the Montreux TV festival in 1984, firmly establishing its success for over a decade. Packed with more wickedly witty sketches and spoof songs, this complete twelfth series employs the vocal talents of Rory Bremner, Steve Coogan, Jan Ravens, David Baddiel, Pamela Stephenson and Alistair McGowan among many others. In this series Maggie finally loses her sanity, Stephen Fry's house goes up in flames, Wogan has brain surgery, Hercule Poirot investigates a fight in a pub, and John Major gets home just in time to stop Norma reading his goodbye note...

  • Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best Of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. 2 [1979]Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best Of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. 2 | DVD | (30/08/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (220.44%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Between 1979 and 1982 the Not the Nine O'Clock News team produced the sharpest comedy to be found on British television and launched the careers of the stars production team and writers and was the most talked-about comedy series of the 1980s with an enormous following worldwide. Sketches flow with the sharpest wit. News clippings and archive material are mixed with monologues and music. This selection of their quick-fire blend of satire pastiche pop and witty sketches includ

  • Professional Mk I [Blu-ray]Professional Mk I | Blu Ray | (03/04/2017) from £15.19   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MK I BLU-RAY EDITION DOES NOT INCLUDE THE BOOK OR SPECIAL PACKAGING. Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before. Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977, their boss George Cowley, head of CI5 couldn't put it more succinctly than his opening gambit anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals . Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained 40 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time. Brand new High Definition restorations of the first thirteen episodes from the camera-original negatives Brand new 5.1 tracks from original sound elements Remastered original as-broadcast mono tracks Remastered music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson's original scores HD photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images Reinstated original main and end titles Without Walls documentary from 1996 featuring interviews with the creative driving force behind the series PDF material featuring scripts, rare paperwork Footage archive featuring additional material, raw titles, advert break bumpers and more English HOH subtitles

  • Les Patterson Saves The World [1987]Les Patterson Saves The World | DVD | (29/07/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £2.99

    Dr. Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KBE is sent to an oil-rich Gulf state to try to make peace after a United Nations blunder. While there he escapes from a firing squad and discovers a diabolical plan to hold the world to biological ransom. Meanwhile undercover CIA agent Dame Edna Everage arrives on a 'Possums For Peace' tour. On a visit to a local factory she also discovers the real truth.

  • The Christopher Reeve Superman CollectionThe Christopher Reeve Superman Collection | DVD | (20/11/2006) from £41.83   |  Saving you £9.16 (21.90%)   |  RRP £50.99

    Featuring the 4 disc SE of Superman the 3 disc SE of Superman 2 and both double disc Deluxe Editions of 3 and 4 this beast of a box set is a must for any hardened fan of the franchise. Superman The Movie: The movie that makes a legend come to life. You know the story. The planet Krypton is doomed. Only one man Jor-El knows it and rockets his infant son to refuge on a distant world called Earth. As Jor-Els son grows to manhood he learns he possesses super-powers he must hide from ordinary mortals around him. It takes a big movie to contain the considerable talents of Marlon Brando Gene Hackman Jackie Cooper Glen Ford Margot Kidder Valerie Perrine and at its heart the most human portrayal of the Man of Steel Christopher Reeve. Superman an Academy Award winner (1978) for special achievement in visual effects is more than big enough. Directed by Richard Donner Superman: The Movie makes us believe this epic story all over again. Superman II: A nuclear explosion in outer space has freed rebel General Zod and his evil cohorts from their captivity in a fragment of Kryptonite. Having been banished from Krypton for their treachery against Jor-El they now plot revenge on his son - Superman. Arch villian Lex Luthor offers his services to Zod meanwhile Lois Lane has discovered Clark Kents identity. Will Superman surrender his superhuman powers to marry her or will he save the city of Metropolis? Original cast members from Superman create a blend of thrills humour and humanity that makes this sequel great fun for the whole family. Superman III: After Superman: The Movie's epic storytelling and Superman II's awesome battles how could the first two hits be topped? In Superman III meet Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor) a half-witted computer programming natural. For him a keyboard is a weapon and Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his life. Christopher Reeve reprises his most beloved role deepening his character's human side as Clark Kent reunites with an old flame (Annette O'Toole) at a Smallville High class reunion. And when Superman becomes his own worst enemy after Kryptonite exposure Reeve pulls off both roles with dazzling conviction. Incredible visual effects abound - but above all it has heart heroism and high-flying humor. All in superabundance of course. Superman IV: Christopher Reeve not only dons the hero's cape for the fourth time in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace but also helped develop the film's provocative theme: nuclear disarmament. ""For me it's the most personal of the entire series "" Reeve says. ""It directly reflects what Superman should be and should be doing."" Superman does a lot this time around. To make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants archvillain Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel: the radiation-charged Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow). The two foes clash in an explosive extravaganza that sees Superman save the Statue of Liberty plug a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna and rebuild the demolished Great Wall of China. Your quest for superheroic excitement is over!

  • Bloodbath At The House Of Death [1984]Bloodbath At The House Of Death | DVD | (21/07/2008) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    What in Hell is going on at Headstone Manor? In this hilarious spoof of every horror fan's favourite films a sinister Man (Vincent Price) and his bumbling cohorts combat a team of mad scientists who are investigating paranormal phenomenon in the mysterious manor. You'll scream with laughter when bloodcurdling cliches from the likes of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR THE SHINING POLTERGEIST JAWS and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS take our demented doctors to the brink of hysteria - and beyond!

  • Tales Of The UnexpectedTales Of The Unexpected | DVD | (08/04/2013) from £17.53   |  Saving you £2.46 (14.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Featuring all the first series episodes from the acclaimed mystery/suspense TV series. Episodes Comprise: 1. Man From the South 2. Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat 3. William and Mary 4. Lamb to the Slaughter 5. The Landlady 6. Neck 7. Edward the Conqueror 8. A Dip in the Pool 9. The Way Up to Heaven

  • The Professionals - Vol. 2The Professionals - Vol. 2 | DVD | (05/04/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Thrown together to join George Cowley's new C15 organisation....Hard men no patience nor time for subtleties. Charged with combating terrorists criminals and corruption wherever they find it. Capable of using any means necessary. The only people they can trust are themselves... Heroes: Following the assassination of a US politician visiting Britain CI5 are dismayed when the press print the names of the witnesses! It's a race against time to protect the innocent before the assassin can track them down... Private Madness Public Danger: Nesbitt is threatening to poison London's water supply; this chemical expert with a grudge has the capability to carry out his terrible promise. Can Bodie and Doyle find him before people start dying? The Female Factor: The KGB have found a way into British politics by exploiting a young girl's links to a politician tipped as a future Prime Minister. Fortunately CI5 are on the case with an old flame of Doyle's... Everest Was Also Conquered: Who's killing police officers and what connects the dead men? The clues lie in a case from 35 years previously when a witness was murdered by the very people supposed to protect her...

  • The Professionals Mk I [DVD]The Professionals Mk I | DVD | (22/10/2018) from £14.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before. Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction, but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977 their boss George Cowley, head of CI5, couldn't put it more succinctly than his opening gambit: anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals . Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained 40 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time. FEATURES ON THIS NEW EDITION: Brand-new restorations of the first 13 episodes from the camera-original negatives Brand-new 5.1 tracks from original sound elements Remastered original as-broadcast mono tracks Remastered music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson's original scores Photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images Reinstated original main and end titles Without Walls documentary from 1996 featuring interviews with the creative driving force behind the series PDF material featuring scripts and memorabilia Archive footage featuring additional material, advert break bumpers, US sales trailer and more English HOH subtitles

  • The Professionals Mk II [DVD]The Professionals Mk II | DVD | (19/02/2018) from £25.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before. Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction, but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977 their boss George Cowley, head of CI5, couldn't put it more succinctly than his opening gambit: anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals . Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained 35 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time. Features: Brand-new, High Definition restorations of all 13 episodes in series two from the camera-original negatives Brand-new 5.1 tracks from original sound elements Remastered original as-broadcast mono tracks Remastered music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson's original scores HD photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images All episodes are presented in their original production order PDF material featuring scripts and memorabilia Archive footage featuring additional material, advert break bumpers, US sales trailer and more English HOH subtitles

  • Superman 3 [1983]Superman 3 | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £10.99

  • Les Patterson Saves The World [1987]Les Patterson Saves The World | DVD | (17/03/2008) from £8.08   |  Saving you £6.91 (46.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KBE is sent to an oil-rich Gulf state to try to make peace after a United Nations blunder. While there he escapes from a firing squad and discovers a diabolical plan to hold the world to biological ransom. Meanwhile undercover CIA agent Dame Edna Everage arrives on a 'Possums For Peace' tour. On a visit to a local factory she also discovers the real truth. Together Sir Les and Dame Edna set out to save the world.

  • 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

  • The Professionals - Volume 5The Professionals - Volume 5 | DVD | (24/01/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Thrown together to join George Cowley's new C15 organisation....Hard men no patience nor time for subtleties. Charged with combating terrorists criminals and corruption wherever they find it. Capable of using any means necessary. The only people they can trust are themselves... Hunter/Hunted: There's trouble for Doyle when the hi-tech sniper rifle he's testing is stolen. Charged with recovering it he's soon to learn that the thief has him in his sights! First Night: When an Israeli minister goes missing in London it falls to CI5 to find him. How can they do this when the only clue is a blurred photograph? The Rack: An incident at CI5 has the authorities believing Doyle has killed a suspect. The department's always had enemies and this is their perfect excuse to have it shut down... Man Without A Past: A bomb in a restaurant kills bystanders and severely injures Bodie's girlfriend. Who was responsible? Bodie and Doyle investigate to find out who was really the target and why...

  • The Comeback - Digitally Remastered [DVD]The Comeback - Digitally Remastered | DVD | (07/11/2011) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    British horror director Pete Walker gives Jack Jones a starring role as crooner Nick Cooper who has returned to England, after a move to L.A and a failed marriage to record his comeback album. Little does Nick know that his ex-wife Gail has been butchered by a figure in an old lady mask wielding an axe. Her body now lies rotting in the apartment they used to share.The divorce had been bitter and Nick can't face Gail or the apartment, so his manager, Webster Jones, (David Doyle) arranged for Nick to stay at a remote house being looked after by an old couple. The couple, who say they're fans, are simply called Mr. B (Bill Owen) and Mrs. B (Sheila Keith). Webster Jones has his assistant Linda (Pamela Stephenson) look after Nick and soon an attraction grows between the two.But strange things are afoot at the house, and at night, Nick hears mysterious crying and moaning. Disturbed, he is assured by the old couple and his manager that he must be imagining it. But when he opens a door and comes face to face with a skeletal corpse, and discovers a rotted head that looks like Gail, it seems he's either going mad or something sinister and frighteningly real is going on. Then the masked killer strikes again… Extras include: 4 page booklet notes commentary by Peter Walker and Jonathan Rigby Theatrical Trailer Subtitles Stills Gallery

  • The Professionals - Vol. 1The Professionals - Vol. 1 | DVD | (26/09/2005) from £22.93   |  Saving you £17.06 (42.70%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Thrown together to join George Cowley's new C15 organisation....Hard men no patience nor time for subtleties. Charged with combating terrorists criminals and corruption wherever they find it. Capable of using any means necessary. The only people they can trust are themselves... Features all 14 episodes from the first series broadcast in 1977 uncut and digitally remastered!

  • The Professionals [1977]The Professionals | DVD | (30/12/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £149.99

    Perhaps the most easily parodied action series of its era, The Professionals was the one about the gruff but fatherly counter-terrorist top cop Cowley (Gordon Jackson) and his favourite surrogate sons, the curly haired ex-copper Ray Doyle (Martin Shaw) and taciturn-but-pouting ex-mercenary William Bodie (Lewis Collins). As set out by series creator Brian Clemens (veteran of the more fantastical Avengers), their job was to stop threats to the government, visiting dignitaries or the general public "by any means necessary". What this boiled down to was dashing about, leaping out of cars, getting into thump-happy fistfights, leering at every "bird" who passed by as if they were trying to prove something, wearing eye-abusing late-70s leisure wear well beyond the sell-by date, potting baddies with guns hauled out of their smart shoulder holsters, and occasionally choking back manly tears when another of the trio was wounded. All three leads were professionals of another stripe--the sort of actors who could soar with a good script and do their best to sell a weak one--and they were generally set against a parade of top-flight British character acting talent along with sundry sit-com/pin-up refugee disposable girlfriends and suspects. One strange, if understandable, element of the premise is that CI5 tackle all manner of Greek, Middle Eastern, Soviet and radical nutcase groups--with the odd racist Klansman, corrupt civil servant and dubious big business tycoon thrown in to prove they're not fascists--but almost never have anything to do with the Irish terrorist groups who were the main focus of the organisation's real-life counterparts from 1977 to 1983. --Kim Newman

  • Pete Walker Collection [1971]Pete Walker Collection | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Includes the seminal chillers: Die Screaming Marianne (1971) Marianne following the sudden death of her mother stands to inherit the family fortune along with several documents that could incriminate her corrupt judge of a father. Now her sister and her father both want their hands on Marianne's inheritance and they'll stop at nothing even murder to get it! House Of Whipcord (1974) A bizarre correctional institute is set up by a small group of people disillusioned

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