Includes all 10 episodes from Series 1 and 2, plus the Unscripted and Finale specials.
Includes all 10 episodes from the multi BAFTA award-winning series. When a supermarket issues a new car share scheme, assistant manager John Redmond (Peter Kay) and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson) are thrown together, forcing their paths to cross as they journey to work everyday. Wonderful, natural performances and beautiful, witty writing, makes this a joyous comedy that you'll want to watch again and again.
Just a quick taxi ride from his mum's house, Peter Kay comes home to play Live at the Bolton Albert Halls. A packed and appreciative audience--sprinkled with Corrie stars for added glamour--relish the prodigal son's return. As his first stand-up show, Live at the Top of the Tower, demonstrated, Kay is a master of the mundane, finding hilarity in the previously unnoticed details of family life: here, Gran in her warden-protected flat, the funny way that dads run, and going to the supermarket with Mum are all mined for comic riches. Kay is an inspired mimic and observer of social interactions: in a tour-de-force segment he takes us to a typical wedding reception where we meet incoherent DJs, bitchy female friends of the bride, uncles embarrassing themselves on the dancefloor and little boys sliding on their knees. References to "the big light", Mum's preferred "Rola Cola" and garlic bread are thematic strands from his earlier show, developed here in Dad's horrified discovery of "cheese cake". Although Kay's observations play on his northern upbringing he generally avoids stereotypical north-south jokes; but here on home turf he can't resist mentioning the vexed issue of southern fish-and-chip shops with their lack of mushy peas, curry sauce and gravy ("have you got owt moist?"), and can even risk a little dig at Mancunians--which always goes down well with a Bolton crowd. Genial, nostalgic and unapologetically rooted in a Coronation Street worldview, Kay's comedy is both specific to time and place, and universal in its celebration of the everyday. --Mark Walker
Peter Kay is back with the internationally award-winning comedy Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere. Re-uniting clueless doormen Max (Kay) and Paddy (McGuinness) from the hugely successful Phoenix Nights as they escape clubland in their prized motorhome and take to the open highway coping with girls speed cameras a pig and each other. Featuring all 6 episodes of the first series.
Includes all 10 episodes from Series 1 and 2, plus the Unscripted and Finale specials.
When Kayleigh relocates across town, John is faced with a dilemma, will they or won't they continue to car share? Peter Kay (BAFTA Winner Male performance in a comedy series) and Sian Gibson (BAFTA nominated Female performance in a comedy series) return for a second series of Car Share (BAFTA Winner Scripted Comedy)
The award winning 'That Peter Kay Thing' not only launched the career of one of the UK's most popular comedians but was also the forerunner to the phenomenally successful 'Phoenix Nights'. Six beautifully crafted stories set in and around Bolton with Peter Kay himself playing 15 unique character creations including Mr Softee the ice cream man; Leonard the oldest paper boy in Britain; Marc Park the egocentric pop star; Phoenix Club owner Brian Potter and Max the hapless doorman. The second disc contains exclusive previously unseen footage and the original award winning pilot episode 'The Services'.
For his first video Live at the Top of the Tower, Bolton comedian, actor and Channel 4 star Peter Kay returns to his roots--both as a stand up and by performing live in Blackpool, his childhood haunt. Bolstered by the acclaim heaped on his two television series (That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights), Kay is very much at the top of his game. Odd then that his live routine suffers from something of a false start, relying on characters from and references to his TV show and an awkward batch of jokes. Once settled though, Kay happily emerges as one of the funniest men in the country. His humour is fairly traditional in its sources but succeeds by its very universality. Much is made both of his family life and growing up in the 1980s, the reasons why he makes such a great guest on the rash of television shows dissecting the decade. His style will be very familiar to fans of Phoenix Nights (his words on the Northern club circuit: "tomorrow's acts at yesterday's prices, today"--are straight from his Brian Potter character) and his acting and writing have obviously been hugely influenced by his life as a stand up. He emerges from the video as a great visual comic, a brilliant mimic and an inspired observationalist--his piece on the perils of Teletext is one of the highlights. Those who have taken to the likes of Mark Park, Cheryl Avenue, Jerry Sinclair and Kay's countless other creations should not hesitate when it comes to Live at the Top of the Tower, nor should anyone else with a sense of humour. --Phil Udell
Some comedies secure cult status after just one episode. The first series of Phoenix Nights, created by and starring Bolton-born comic Peter Kay, is one of those rare gems that few saw on first showing but that everyone was soon talking about. Wheelchair-bound Brian Potter (Kay) runs the Phoenix, a shabby social club populated by an assortment of wonderfully observed characters. It's grim up North and despite the best efforts of the staff to inject life into the proceedings--be it an alternative comedy night, a version of Robot Wars in Potter's beloved Pennine Suite or a Wild West extravaganza--each evening's entertainment always ends badly. Undaunted, the Phoenix denizens continue to strive for their dream: a world in which "clubland never dies". Even though Kay is the focus of the show (having also directed and penned the series), this is no star vehicle; the hapless security guards, the club entertainer Jerry, and Ray Von the dodgy DJ all combine in an ensemble comedy the like of which hasn't been seen since Fawlty Towers. You have to watch it a couple of times just to catch all the visual gags, let alone pick up on all the nuances of the brilliantly written script. If you missed it first time round, now's your chance to own one of the best British sit-coms of recent years. On the DVD: Phoenix Nights on disc comes with a plethora of extras to enjoy. "One Man and His Horse" is behind the scenes footage of Trigger and his handler (who is almost as entertaining as his charge); there are some great deleted scenes, trailers for the first series and an episode-by-episode sequence of outtakes where the cast hilarity is definitely contagious. A commentary from Kay and some of the team consists more of reminiscence than information, but is well worth a listen. --Kristen Bowditch
The beginning of the second series of Phoenix Nights sees Brian Potter's beloved Phoenix Club lying in ashes and the staff scattered to the four winds. Even club compere Jerry St Clair is reduced to singing "Come get your black bin bags" to the tune of Men in Black in the local supermarket. But not even being barred from having a licence for the rest of his natural life can deter the northern Svengali from reopening the club and making it bigger and better than before--even if that means making Jerry the licensee and offering up-market Chinese nosh. This second instalment of Peter Kay's cult sit-com is more upbeat than the first, with some genuine success coming to the characters and club, but it still has its hilariously subversive undertones: a botched hit job; an inflatable castle with an extra appendage; and Brian stuck on his stair lift for a day after a power cut, to take just three examples. The script remains brilliantly surreal and incredibly funny. All the favourite characters remain, with club bouncers Paddy and Max featuring in a couple of the meatier storylines (perhaps setting them up for their own spin-off series?) and Jerry continuing to wow the crowds with his original vocal stylings, the highlight being the grand Stars in Their Eyes final in which he offers his own unique clubland take on Eminem. It's brilliantly original stuff: roll on Series 3. --Kristen Bowditch
Dexter Fletcher directs this cinematic adaptation of the acclaimed stage musical featuring the music of Scottish band The Proclaimers. Returning home from their most recent stint in Afghanistan, Davy (George MacKay) and Ally (Kevin Guthrie) have a new appreciation for life after witnessing the horrors of war first-hand. While Ally plans his proposal to Davy's sister Liz (Freya Mavor), Davy falls for Yvonne (Antonia Thomas) and the two couples come together in time for Liz's parent's wedding a...
Created by and starring Bolton-born comic Peter Kay, Phoenix Nights is one of those rare gems that few saw on first showing but that everyone was soon talking about. The first series introduces wheelchair-bound Brian Potter (Kay), who runs the titular Phoenix, a shabby social club populated by an assortment of wonderfully observed characters. It's grim up North and despite the best efforts of the staff to inject life into the proceedings--be it an alternative comedy night, a version of Robot Wars in Potter's beloved Pennine Suite or a Wild West extravaganza--each evening's entertainment always ends badly. Undaunted, the Phoenix denizens continue to strive for their dream: a world in which "clubland never dies". The beginning of the second series sees Brian Potter's beloved Phoenix Club lying in ashes and the staff scattered to the four winds. Even club compere Jerry St Clair is reduced to singing "Come get your black bin bags" to the tune of Men in Black in the local supermarket. But not even being barred from having a licence for the rest of his natural life can deter the northern Svengali from reopening the club and making it bigger and better than before--even if that means making Jerry the licensee and offering up-market Chinese nosh. --Kristen Bowditch
Peter Kay is back with this DVD featuring his final performance at the Manchester Arena to a 9 000 sell out crowd on the 'Mum Wants A Bungalow Tour'. Also included on the DVD is a previously unseen and exclusive 47-minute documentary - 'One Hundred And Eighty - The Tour Documentary' a hilarious fly on the wall look at life backstage for Peter Kay as he travels around the UK on his jam-packed stand-up tour. Furthermore the DVD incorporates the chart topping video and the biggest se
The Doctor arrives on Gallifrey where he is accused of the assassination of the Time Lord President. Investigating with the aid of Co-ordinator Engin and Castellan Spandrell he discovers that this is part of a plot hatched by his old adversary the Master. Having used up all twelve of his regenerations the Master is now a wizened husk. He is seeking to control the presidency in order to obtain the official regalia the Sash and Rod of Rassilon which are really keys to the Eye of Harmony the source of all the Time Lords' power.
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Max & Paddy's Power Of Two takes burning calories to a new surreal level with the motor home enthusiasts doing the workout. This DVD masterpiece features completely new Peter Kay comedy that has never been seen anywhere before, and it's the only way to flex and laugh your way to a leaner, fitter you!
Peter Kay Live At The Top Of The Tower'Too Much effing' Deidre Kay (Peter's Mum)Live At The Top Of The Tower is Peter Kay's first classic stand-up show. Filmed in Blackpool this show is stuffed full of classic routines. He asks the questions we've all often wondered about - Why do Mum's buy crap pop? Is teletext the best way to book a holiday? He also casts his eye over Mum's & Dad's Brits abroad and even the contestants on Stars In Their Eyes. Filmed in front of a packed crowd Top of the Tower is the original hilarious stand-up show from the funniest man to come out of Bolton.Peter Kay Live At The Bolton Albert Halls'Bunk beds for sale...ring after 6pm ask for Pat' Bolton Independent LeaderPeter Kay's 'Mum Wants a Bungalow Tour' was a phenomenal success sweeping across the country and seen by over 300 000 people. The 180 night record-breaking run in arenas and theatres lasted an epic 9 months and still left people desperate for more.
It's 1974 and fifteen-year-old Danny is our guide through the ups and downs of life with the Baker family. Dad Fred, known to all and sundry as Spud', is a proud south London docker with a penchant for rackets, fiddles and schemes, hopefully nice and tasty' ones. Wife Bet loves him deeply but longs for the family to go straight', and do daft things like pay taxes and put money in the electricity meter instead of always trying to scam it. With eldest daughter Sharon's wedding looming, the docks facing closure and a switch to the dreaded containerisation' putting thousands of dockers out of work, times are challenging. So too are Danny's attempts to get closer to the opposite sex. Full of humour, warmth and drama, Cradle To Grave is based on actual events and characters.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. John Redmond (Peter Kay) and Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson) have been thrown together in a company car share scheme, forcing their paths to cross. Each trip brings fresh insight into John and Kayleigh's lives, with twists and turns in their unlikely relationship.
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