When a girl is given the horse of her dreams the pair form a bond of love and trust that will last forever. Polly and her Black Beauty share wondrous adventures and face hardship and danger with brother Bertie Merry Legs the pony and the other residents of their lush country estate. All of the splendor and excitement of Anna Sewell's classic novel are thrilling to boys and girls.
This cracking three-disc DVD boxset comprises 'The Keeper of Traken' 'Logopolis' and 'Castrovalva' - adventures that saw both the return of the Doctor's arch-enemy Master plus the transition from Tom Baker's Doctor to Peter Davison's. Prepare for not one but two new companions killer statues the slow destruction of the Universe cunning disguises big beards recursive occlusion and stick-on celery. What a combination! Packed with more special features than the good Doctor could fit in the Tardis this one is a right little belter!
Doctor Who: Kamelion Box Set (Dr Who)
It's a special garden where friendships blossom illnesses fade away and sorrows flee. There troubled orphan Mary (Kate Maberly) her spoiled sickly cousin Colin (Heydon Prowse) and kindly country boy Dickon (Andrew Knott) discover that a world of caring can make a world of difference. Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic story blooms anew in this enchanting new version lovingly adapted by Caroline Thompson and directed by Agnieszka Holland also starring Maggie Smith and John Lynch.
Siegfried James and Tristan - our three favourite veterinarians - always have their work cut out for them at their country practice in the verdant Yorkshire Dales. Although life is never less than testing there is always great satisfaction in the valuable work they do. So as life moves slowly through peacetime and wartime why not join us in a simpler more tranquil time as we help the sick and injured back to health whether they have two legs four legs hooves beaks or paws.
Doctor Who And The Silurians: Summoned by the Brigadier to an underground research centre at Wenley Moor the Doctor and Liz Shaw learn from its director Dr Lawrence that work on a new type of nuclear reactor is being hampered by inexplicable power losses and by an unusually high incidence of stress-related illness amongst staff. Investigating a nearby cave system the Doctor discovers it is the base of a group of intelligent reptiles termed Silurians who went into hibernation millions of years ago but have now been revived by power from the research centre. The Doctor strives for peace between reptiles and humans and manages to gain the trust of the old Silurian leader but then a rebellious young Silurian seizes power and releases a deadly virus that threatens to wipe out humanity. The Doctor finds an antidote but the Silurians retaliate by taking over the research centre and preparing to destroy the Van Allen Belt a natural barrier shielding the Earth from solar radiation harmful to humans but beneficial to reptiles... The Sea Devils: The Doctor and Jo visit the Master in his high-security prison on an island off the south coast of England and hear from the governor Colonel Trenchard that ships have been mysteriously disappearing at sea. Investigating the Doctor learns from Captain Hart commander of a nearby Naval base that the sinkings have centred around an abandoned sea fort. He and Jo then visit the fort and are attacked by what one of the men there terms a Sea Devil - an amphibious breed of the prehistoric creatures encountered by the Doctor shortly after his exile to Earth. The Master aided by a misguided Trenchard is stealing equipment from the Naval base in order to build a machine to revive the Sea Devils from hibernation. The Doctor takes a diving bell down to the Sea Devils' underwater base to try to encourage peace... Warriors Of The Deep: The Doctor Tegan and Turlough arrive at an underwater Sea Base on Earth where a scientific and military team led by Commander Vorshak are monitoring a rival power bloc. The team undergo regular missile launch test sequences to ensure that they are ready at all times to combat an attack. Three Silurians led by Icthar - the surviving member of a Silurian triad - revive a colony of Sea Devil Warriors in order to invade the base and use its weapons to attack the opposing power bloc thus provoking a global war that will allow the reptiles to conquer the Earth...
It's 1666, and medieval England is in the grip of the Great Plague. But when the Doctor and his companions arrive, they discover an even greater threat: the entire planet is in danger. As the Grim Reaper stalks the countryside, the Doctor uncovers an alien menace intent on wiping out humanity and claiming our planet for themselves. The Terileptils have arrived - and only the Doctor can stop them... Special Features: Commentary with Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse and Director Peter Moffatt Grim Tales: Brand-new 45-minute documentary. Former companion Mark Strickson takes Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton back to the original filming locations while other cast and crew members discuss their memories of the story. The Television Centre of the Universe Part 1 - Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Janet Fielding return to the BBC Television Centre and meet up with old friends and colleagues to reminisce on their time in the iconic building. Doctor Forever - The Apocalypse Element - Examining the world of Doctor Who on audio. Including interviews with Colin Baker, Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss and many others. Film Trims - Shots and sequences cut from the finished programme Directing Who - Peter Moffatt Writing a Final Visitation Scoring the Visitation - Interview with Composer Paddy Kingsland Subtitle Production Notes Radio Times Listings and BBC Sales Sheet Photo Gallery Coming Soon Trailer Isolated Music Score Easter Egg Digitally Remastered Picture Sound and Quality
The TARDIS arrives on Earth in 1925 where due to a case of mistaken identity the Doctor ends up playing in a local cricket match. The travellers then accept an invitation to a masked fancy dress ball but events take on a more sinister tone as a number of murders are perpetrated at the country home of their host Lord Cranleigh.
The Tardis is dragged down to the surface of the planet Frontios and apparently destroyed during a meteorite bombardment. The doctor is forced to help the planet’s human colonists – refugees from a doomed future Earth – and eventually discovers that their problems stem from an infestation of Tractators, burrowing insect-like creatures led by the intelligent Gravis.
Doctor Who: Revisitation - Volume 1
Three digitally remastered Doctor Who stories from the 1960s '70s and '80s. In the three-part 'The Seeds of Death' (1969) the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Zoe (Wendy Padbury) travel to a moon relay station to find out why T-Mat a form of instant travel has broken down. There they discover a race of Ice Warriors planning to use T-Mat to carry seed pods to earth which will produce a deadly fungus to suck the air dry of oxygen. The Doctor has to foil the Ice Warriors' plan avoiding the deadly pods along the way. In the four-part 'Carnival of Monsters' (1972) the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Jo (Katy Manning) find themselves arrested as stowaways after the TARDIS makes an unplanned arrival on the S.S. Bernice en route to India in 1926. However the ship is in fact trapped in a miniscope - the mechanical peepshow of intergalactic showman Vorg (Leslie Dwyer). When the Scope is impounded by officials on the planet Inter-Minor many of the creatures contained within get loose including the monstrous Drashigs. In the four-part 'Resurrection of the Daleks' (1983) the Daleks are once again seeking their creator Davros (Terry Molloy) to discover a cure for the Movellan virus. Mercenaries free Davros from his prison ship but the Kaled scientist has other ideas and soon a Dalek civil war is underway. On 20th-century Earth the Doctor (Peter Davison) Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Turlough (Mark Strickson) are caught up between the rival factions and the Earth rebels but they are already part of a larger plan to destroy Gallifrey.
Special four disc set featuring all the episodes ever made of this quintessentially aristocratic detective series set in the 1930s. Eight adaptations based on Margery Allingham's best-selling books
Based on James Herriot's autobiographical best sellers 'If Only They Could Talk' and 'It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet' the long running TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small' continued to satisfy the Herriot hysteria of the British public.
Lowlands University is a swamp of fear and loathing. A showpiece Sixties campus looking increasingly anachronistic in the paranoid, profit-driven Eighties, it is staffed by angst-ridden academics desperate to hang onto their privileged status amid swingeing cutbacks. It also houses what may well be the worst medical practice in the British Isles.Stephen Daker sees his new job at the Medical Centre as a chance to pursue excellence among a dedicated team and he's somewhat shaken when his colleagues turn out to be a wildly unpredictable dipsomaniac, a public school-educated fascist and an uber-feminist who sees illness as something men do to women. Dark secrets, sinister experiments, demented academics, STD epidemics, the Yankee Dollar, a desperate Creative with writer's block and a couple of nuns all conspire to make life on campus a hair-raising experience for Stephen!Andrew Davies' surreal, searingly funny look at sexual politics, medical malpractice and academic rivalry at the height of the Thatcher era won huge acclaim and a BAFTA nomination for Best Drama Series. This set comprises both series and A Very Polish Practice, the 1992 sequel film which finds Stephen coping with life in post-Communism Warsaw.
Someone is taking the Doctor's past selves out of time and space placing them in a vast wilderness - a battle arena with a sinister tower at its centre. As the various incarnations of the doctor join forces they learn they are in the Death Zone on their home world of Gallifrey fighting Daleks Cybermen Yeti...and a devious Time Lord traitor who is using the Doctor and his companions to discover the ancient secrets of Rassilon the first and most powerful ruler of Gallifrey. The Five Doctors was originally broadcast to celebrate the Twentieth Anniversary of Doctor Who in 1983. This new version of the story features extended scenes previously unseen sequences new visual effects and a stereo soundtrack. Not intended as a replacement for the original edition of the story this is an alternative version which uses state-of-the-art technology to embellish and enlarge one of the greatest Dr Who adventures ever...
The irrepressibly inquisitive Adela Bradley is on hand to solve four complex cases of blackmail murder sacrifice and mistaken identity with characteristic style and grace. Paired with her reliable and devoted chauffeur George Mrs Bradley's finely honed skills of investigation seek out the truth behind the mysteries surrounding a death at the opera crimes of passion at a circus poisoning and family secrets. Her powers of psychological sleuthing are challenged to the full but Mrs Bradley's supreme intuition is triumphant in the end.
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime, and the Crown Prosecution Service who prosecute the offenders.The genuine East End, copper Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brooks, and his friend and partner, the charming Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin Hornblower, Ultimate Force, have their approach to policing part seduction part force. Both report to Detective Inspector Natalie Chandler (a working mother), who supports them through thick and thin.The legal side of the equation is covered by the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) team, the dedicated Senior Crown Prosecutor James Steel, a man dedicated to the pursuit of justice, and the hard working some would say workaholic, strong-willed young prosecutor Alesha Phillips; and the final member of the team is their boss and the respected CPS director George Castle, a man who always has to tread the line between his ideals and conscience and the bigger picture.
Two adventures from the early 1980s with Peter Davison starring as the Time Lord. Titles Comprise: Kinda: The Doctor (Davison) Tegan (Janet Fielding) Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) and Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) land on paradisical Deva Loka for rest and recuperation. However the military expediton on the planet has lost several crew members and the Doctor and Adric are taken hostage by the near hysterical Hindle. Meanwhile Tegan's dreams have provided the gateway to an ancient evil the snake-like Mara. The Doctor must prevent the Mara from taking over the Kinda and destroying the expedition as the wheel of creation begins to turn. Snakedance: A loose sequel to 'Kinda' Tegan must have made a mistake when she was setting the co-ordinates for the TARDIS because the Doctor certainly hadn't intended landing on Manussa. When the Doctor learns that Manussa was once the home of the Sumaran Empire he realises that an evil force has begun to take over Tegan's will. This force the Mara is planning to use Tegan as a vehicle to retake power on Manussa. Just as the celebrations to commemorate the destruction of the Sumaran Empire by the Federation are about to take place the Legend of Mara is about to come true.
Unforgiven is the story of Ruth Slater (Suranne Jones) a woman released from prison on license after serving 15 years for the murder of two policemen. Ruth has spent half of her life imprisoned and now faces the daunting prospect of rebuilding her life whilst being irresistibly drawn to the place that haunts her Upper Hanging Stones Farm. In spite of trying to focus on the future and her new boyfriend Brad (Will Mellor) Ruth is unable to forget her past and the sister Katie who she was forced to leave behind. Outraged to hear that the woman who killed their father has been released Kieran (Jack Deam) and Steve Whelan (Matthew McNulty) are eager to seek revenge. Believing that life should mean life the two brothers decide to take the law into their own hands. But just how far are they capable of going? Can they really do to her what she did to their father? As the details about Ruth's past become known maintaining a job friendship and a relationship become increasingly arduous. Ruth soon realises that the ramifications of her release spread further than she could have imagined with far reaching implications for everyone involved. Unforgiven also stars Peter Davison and Siobhan Finneran as John and Izzie Ingram who now live at Upper Hanging Stones Farm; Faye McKeever as Steve's wife Hannah and Douglas Hodge and Jemma Redgrave as Michael and Rachel Belcombe the adoptive parents of Emily (Flora Spencer-Longhurst) and Ruth's sister Katie who they have renamed Lucy (Emily Beecham).
Sir John Mills Peter Davison and Serena Scott Thomas star in this warm funny and romantic story of a woman forced to make a new life for herself in a Cornish seaside town. Based on Mary Wesley's bestselling novel Harnessing Peacocks is adapted by the multi-award-winning Andrew Davies (The Way We Live Now Bridget Jones' Diary). As a teenager the beautiful Hebe was disowned by her family after becoming pregnant by a masked stranger during a fiesta in the Italian town of Lucca. Twelve years on she has established herself in an unattractive terraced street in Penzance. Her official profession is part-time cook catering to rich old ladies who value her personal attention. But Hebe has another source of income: she is a prostitute with a very limited set of wealthy male clients - her peacocks. The income from her dual role enables her to send her illegitimate son Silas to boarding school. Then a mysterious figure enters the network of discreetly intersecting relationships that exists between Hebe her clients and their families. And he is certain that he recognises her...
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