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  • Hamlet [DVD]Hamlet | DVD | (04/01/2010) from £7.35   |  Saving you £12.64 (171.97%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Ethan Hawke stars as a brooding New York filmmaker in this updated take on the classic Shakespeare play.

  • Back [DVD] [2017]Back | DVD | (06/11/2017) from £11.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Stephen is finally taking over his father's pub, and he has a tough act to follow. His dad, Laurie, is a local hero. At least he was, until he died. There's only one problem: Stephen is a loser. And when the charismatic Andrew turns up at Laurie's funeral, Stephen's anxiety strikes. Andrew claims the short time he spent fostered by Stephen's family was the happiest of his life. But to Stephen, Andrew is just one of 30-odd foster kids he resented during childhood. A slick sociopath who's trying to replace him. As Stephen teeters on the brink of paranoid mania, he investigates Andrew's past but his most surprising discoveries will be about himself. Written by Emmy winner Simon Blackwell.

  • Lost For Words [DVD] [1998]Lost For Words | DVD | (21/03/2011) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A heart-warming but bittersweet story about the relationship between a unique mother and her son. Based on Deric Longden's autobiographical account of his mother's battle with the onset of old age. Pete Postlethwaite stars as Deric alongside Dame Thora Hird as his indomitable mother Annie. Gregarious free spirited and unabashedly quirky Annie could put anyone under the spell of her unique charisma. However when it becomes apparent that she is too old to live alone anymore Deric must choose a nursing home for her a task that proves to be difficult though Annie handles it in her characteristically bold and no nonsense manner. However when a series of strokes robs her of her speech her most treasured faculty she and Deric must come to terms with her declining health. This award winning drama is a heart warming tale of a son s relationship with his eccentric mother whose health is in decline. Stars Pete Postlethwaite Penny Dowie and the wonderful Thoria Hird Thora Hird won a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society award for best actress for her performance and Pete Postlewaite was nominated for a BAFTA award for best actor.

  • PD James: The Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles [repackaged] [DVD]PD James: The Adam Dalgliesh Chronicles | DVD | (28/09/2009) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £99.99

    A collection of PD James' crime mysteries, featuring Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgleish (Roy Marsden). 16 disc drama set made between 1983 and 1998. This collection is a must for all fans of high quality police drama

  • Minette Walters CollectionMinette Walters Collection | DVD | (20/06/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £44.99

    This boxset contains five dramatisations of Minette Walters stories featuring: The Ice House; The Scolds Bridle; The Echo; The Dark Room and The Sculptress. The Ice House (Dir. Tim Fywell 1997): Since the disappearance of her husband David ten years earlier Phoebe Maybury had been under suspicion and Inspector Jack Walsh had mounted an intensive investigation but in the absence of a corpse the case had remained unsolved. The discovery of a body in the ice house ten yea

  • Lynda La Plante - Trial And Retribution - 9 To 11Lynda La Plante - Trial And Retribution - 9 To 11 | DVD | (01/03/2007) from £20.23   |  Saving you £4.76 (23.53%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Trial And Retribution is a gritty urban drama that deals with graphic topics from abduction to serial murders and internal police corruption to psychological illness. Breaking new ground in terms of content and style each episode traces the entire trajectory of a serious crime from the act being committed to a detailed investigation and arrest before arriving at the law courts for a dramatic finale. Episodes Comprise: The Lovers: The police are called in to investigate the disappearance of Mark Harrington a recently married man who simply vanished on his honeymoon in Covent Garden. As they start to make way in their investigation they find unsolved cases of other disappearances. Do they have a deranged serial killer on the loose in London? Sins Of The Father: The apparently happy Harrogate family is torn apart when the parents return home to discover their daughter Emily dead. Connor and Satchell begin to sift through the case and discover that the family isn't as stable as it first appeared. Connor appeals to Walker for some backup who is having problems of his own with his own son Richard. Secrets are soon discovered and fragile relationships are tested in the process of ensuring justice is done. Closure: A young school girl is raped and murdered but D.C.I. Connor still has no leads a month into the investigation. When Walker orders a review of unsolved cases they turn up similar cases of raped and murdered teenage girls over the last ten years and they find themselves searching for an apparent serial killer.

  • The Girl In The CafeThe Girl In The Cafe | DVD | (25/07/2005) from £16.68   |  Saving you £6.30 (46.02%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Award-winning screenwriter Richard Curtis combines his unique comedic touch with a powerful humanitarian message in his first film since Love Actually. The film stars Bill Nighy and Kelly MacDonald and follows the story of a very hard-working shy civil servant Lawrence and his life-changing relationship with a mysterious girl who he meets in a caf opposite Downing Street. Lawrence (Bill Nighy) works for the Chancellor of the Exchequer and barely has time to lace his

  • Inspector Morse - Series 7Inspector Morse - Series 7 | DVD | (21/02/2005) from £5.99   |  Saving you £19.00 (76.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    This box set features the entire seventh series of the classic British Television drama Inspector Morse. Episodes comprise: 1. Deadly Slumber: Avril Steppings was left with permanent brain damage after an operation went wrong. Morse is called in when the doctor who runs the clinic where the operation was performed is found murdered... 2. Day Of The Devil: Morse is involved in a man hunt when a dangerous mental patient escapes from a high security hospital...

  • The House Of Mirth [2000]The House Of Mirth | DVD | (29/04/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The crushing pressures of social conformity have always been a central concern of Terence Davies' movies, so Edith Wharton's astringent novel of innocence destroyed makes an ideal choice for him. Set in the edgy, nouveau riche ambience of 1900s New York, the story traces the downfall of the lovely but imprudent Lily Bart (Gillian Anderson) in a world where hypocrisy and predatory vice lurk behind genteel facades. Wharton (whose later novel The Age of Innocence was brilliantly filmed by Martin Scorsese) has an acute feel for the subtleties of social nuance, the way insiders and outsiders are defined, and Davies skilfully renders these hints and insidious judgments in cinematic terms. Working to a tighter budget than most period dramas, he turns his limitations to advantage. The film's never in danger of being swamped by the gorgeousness of its sets and costumes, or turned into an exercise in easy nostalgia. The northern austerity of Glasgow effectively stands in for New York. Throwing off the mantle of Scully (from The X-Files), Gillian Anderson gives a powerful and wholly convincing performance as Lily, movingly despairing as her options are closed off one by one; and there's a fine portrayal of self-satisfied brutality from Dan Aykroyd as the chief agent of her downfall. --Philip Kemp

  • PD James' Adam Dagliesh ChroniclesPD James' Adam Dagliesh Chronicles | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £99.99

    A collection of the many cases of Detective Adam Dalgliesh.

  • Lost For Words [1998]Lost For Words | DVD | (14/07/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Annie has a unique view of the world. It is as though she has a ley line running through her brain and when logic hits it it gets bent ever so slightly and goes running off at a tangent. Her condition becomes more extreme as she suffers a series of strokes robbing her of the ability to put words to things... Thora Hird gives one of her best ever performances as the scared old lady with a twinkle in her eye and Pete Postlewaite is typically brilliant in his understated portrayal of Deric.

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