Roger Mellie The Man On The Telly: You've seen him swear in VIZ magazine now see him swear on your TV screen as Roger Mellie The Man On The Telly at last makes his spectacular DVD debut (voiced by Peter Cook). And what a debut it is as the star of Fulchester television brings shows such as 'Blinkety Blank' 'The Crook Report' 'The Antiques Roadshow' and 'Blue Rodger' in a series of short episodes based on his popular comic strip. Like any true professional Roger is alway
In the hazy aftermath of World War III the fallout from a 'nuclear misunderstanding' (which lasted two minutes and twenty eight seconds including the signing of the peace treaty) is producing strange mutations amongst the survivors and the noble Lord Fortnum finds himself transforming into a bed sitting room. This vividly imagined darkly satirical filmic version of a post apocalyptic England directed by Richard Lester (A Hard Days Night How I Won the War The Knack) is based on the highly regarded play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus.
This one off special traces the history of the event through interviews and recollections of the original stars and provides a contemporary perspective on a landmark event.
Sean Bean stars as the dashing and daredevil Napoleonic hero Richard Sharpe Hero of Wellington's Spanish Army. But Sharpe unwittingly becomes caught up in a French plot; hie is convicted of the murder of a Spanish nobleman and sentenced to death this time he will need more than just his legendary courage to survive. In a desperate attempt to clear his name Sharpe is forced to venture deep into enemy territory to capture La Marquesa a beautiful French spy who alone can prove his innocence.
A charity performance in aid of Amnesty international Filmed live over four nights at the Theatre Royal Drury lane London. The show includes sketeches from the Monty Python team and musical numbers from artists such as Sting and Eric Clapton.
Directed by Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night Superman II & III The Four Musketeers Robin and Marian The Knack) The Bed Sitting Room is based on a play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus. Set in a post-apocalyptic London nine months after World War III (the Nuclear Misunderstanding) which lasted two minutes and twenty eight seconds - including the signing of the peace treaty. Nucelar fallout is producing strange mutations in people; the title refers to the character Lord Fortnum who finds himself transforming into a bed sitting room. The plot concerns the fate of the first child to be born after the war. The film can be compared to Milligan's work with The Goons but with a savage cynical and more surreal edge. This was probably the first time that Milligan let his creative dark side out into the light. The bizarre set design has been an influence on filmmakers such as Terry Gilliam and Jeunet and Caro (Delicatessen). The cast list includes the cream of British comedic and acting talent from the late 1960's: Rita Tushingham Ralph Richardson Peter Cook Harry Secombe Dudley Moore Spike Milligan Michael Horden Roy Kinnear Arthur Lowe Dandy Nichols and Marty Feldman. Lots of people talk about 'lost classics' but The Bed Sitting Room is a film that truly deserves that description. It was not particularly well received at the box office but that may be due to the profound strangeness of the film. However it's reputation has grown over the years and VHS copies taped from a BBC broadcast 25 years ago have been selling for ridiculous prices online. It beggars belief that such a startling piece of British cinema has remained in the vaults for so long. Over an hour of extras will include interviews from 1967 with Richard Lester Spike Milligan and Peter Cook.
A depressed man decides to swim the channel in this movie from director Gaby Dellal.
Two gun toting hoodlums Trigger (Mickey Rooney) & Leo (Dick Emery) are hired by the unscrupulous J.K. (Peter Cook) to kidnap his niece Victoria. What follows is lunacy on a scale rarely seen in other comedies with the zaniest bunch of characters ever to grace the silver screen. The wrong lady gets snatched the right lady is arranging her own snatch and everybody is reporting the wrong crime to the right people...lost...well keep watching because if you Find The Lady youll find the laughs!
For years they made the nation laugh and whatever your sense of humour they are still amongst the funniest men - ever! This unique DVD set provides an unrivalled insight into the wonderful performances given by three of the greatest British comedians. With a huge array of clips and rare interviews these films give a delightful overview of the careers that have brought laughter to homes across the country for the last 50 years and give us a chance to enjoy once more moments from Porridge to The Goon Show and Not Only.... But Also. Disc 1 - Ronnie Barker Disc 2 - Pete and Dud Disc 3 - Spike Milligan
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End: The plot of `Sir Henry at Rawlinson End revolves around attempts to exorcise of the ghost of Humbert, the brother of Sir Henry (Trevor Howard). Humbert was accidentally killed in a drunken duck-shooting incident whilst escaping from an illicit tryst. Amongst the eccentric family members, mad friends and grudgingly loyal servants involved are the eternally knitting Aunt Florrie, the tapeworm-obsessed Mrs. E, Lady Phillipa of Staines, who enjoys the odd `small sherry and the ever-present Old Scrotum, Sir Henry s wrinkled retainer. RUNNING TIME: 73 MINUTES Simon Simon: Two handymen cause chaos on a new crane whilst haphazardly trying to accomplish jobs for their ever more frustrated boss. With Peter Sellers, Ernie Wise, Eric Morecambe, Michael Caine and Bob Monkhouse. RUNNING TIME: 30 MINUTES Futtocks End: A weekend gathering at the decaying country home of the eccentric General Futtock (Ronnie Barker) produces a series of saucy mishaps between staff and guests. This silent film uses music, sound effects and incoherent mutterings in the place of dialogue, as the bumbling and lewd General competes with his equally lecherous butler (Michael Hordern) as they try to win the attentions of the beautiful short-skirted young houseguest. RUNNING TIME: 47 MINUTES The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer: The mysterious Michael Rimmer (Peter Cook) appears at a small advertising agency and soon takes over from the hapless employees, including the bumbling Pumer (John Cleese,) skiving boss Ferrett (Arthur Lowe, Dad s Army) and sexy secretary Tanya (Valerie Leon, Carry On). Rimmer rises through the ranks of the agency, creating saucy marketing campaigns for Graham Chapman, before turning the firm into a successful polling company and moving into politics. RUNNING TIME: 98 MINUTES
*Tracklisting: Sketches Introduction Sir David Frost Terry Jones & Michael Palin - 'How Do You Do It? Griff Rhys Jones David Baddiel Jon Culshaw Sir David Frost Jimmy Carr 'Stake Your Claim' Griff Rhys Jones Adrian Edmondson & Rik Mayall Josie Lawrence - 'Spotty Muldoon' Sir David Frost Greg Proops Griff Rhys Jones Michael Palin Clive Anderson & Griff Rhys Jones Sir David Frost Dom Joly & Angus Deayton Michael Palin - 'Memories of Peter' Goodbye *DVD Extra ske
A collection of hilarious clips celebrating the comedy contributions of the legendary Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
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
Featuring extensive extracts from the finest comedy moments of the late great and sadly missed comedy duo of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore including hilarious highlights from Not OnlyBut Also. Essential viewing for any comedy fan this film explores the complicated dynamic that grew into one of the best loved on-screen pairings in the history of humour. In addition to rare archive interviews with both men and archive footage from throughout their joint career we get the benefit of the insights of a leading team of comedians and critics including Alexei Sayle Tom Binns Ian Stone and Neil Innes.
Macabre comedy about the efforts of two brothers to obtain the family inheritance.
This unique DVD set provides an unrivalled insight into the wonderful performances given by four of the greatest British comedians. With a huge array of clips and rare interviews these films give a delightful overview of the careers that have brought laughter to homes across the country for the last 50 years and give us a chance to enjoy once more moments from Carry On The Two Ronnies and Rising Damp and much more! Fantastic footage of the men themselves plus revealing and candid interviews with close friends and colleagues from the cream of the British comedy industry. Everyone knows the call of 'Oh Matron' from the Carry On films but the amazing career of Kenneth Williams is so much more than a catchphrase. In this DVD Carry On stars reminisce on his best performances and relive the genius that was Kenneth Williams His many performances on film and TV have made Sid James and his dirty laugh instantly recognisable features of British comedy. The people who knew and worked with him in the Carry On films and on TV complete this testament to a comedy legend. Perhaps best known for his role of Rigsby in Rising Damp Leonard Rossiter is a true comic acting hero. Appearing in film and TV roles he made cynicism and lechery a comedy art form. With clips spanning his career and interviews with intimates of the man this review gives a fresh look at his amazing comic talents. He is a comedian who took on so many characters from Fletcher to Arkwright as well as writing hilarious material for The Two Ronnies. In this DVD the comic genius that was Ronnie Barker is presented in all his glory with commentary from experts including long time partner Ronnie Corbett. Featuring extensive extracts from the finest comedy moments of the late great and sadly missed comedy duo of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore including hilarious highlights from Not Only But Also. Essential viewing for any comedy fan this film explores the complicated dynamic that grew into one of the best loved on-screen pairings in the history of humour. Featuring connoisseurs' cuts from the finest comedy moments of the late great and sadly missed Spike Milligan including hilarious highlights from the unforgettable Goon Show. Essential viewing for any comedy fan this film will take you into the fantastic (and sometimes frightening) world that fuelled the humour that inspired amongst many others the Monty Python team.
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