"Actor: Prunella Scales"

  • Mapp And LuciaMapp And Lucia | DVD | (10/04/2006) from £16.18   |  Saving you £8.81 (54.45%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Miss Emmeline Lucas known universally to her friends as Lucia is a dreadful snob but in Miss Elizabeth Mapp of Mallards Lucia meets her match. On the surface they are the most genteel of society ladies but beneath the veneer of politeness and etiquette lies a bitter and seething malice. There is no plan too devious no plot too cunning no depths to which they would not sink in order to win the battle for social supremacy. Using their deadly weapons of garden parties bridge eve

  • Fawlty Towers - Complete Fawlty Towers [DVD] [1975]Fawlty Towers - Complete Fawlty Towers | DVD | (19/10/2009) from £12.99   |  Saving you £0.14 (1.08%)   |  RRP £13.13

    This Special Edition marks the 30th Anniversary of one of the greatest situation comedies British television has ever seen. Every episode of the BAFTA winning sitcom has been fantastically remastered and for the first time ever John Cleese provides audio commentaries on all 12 episodes. Episodes Comprise: 1. A Touch of Class 2. The Builders 3. The Wedding Party 4. The Hotel Inspectors 5. Gourmet Night 6. The Germans 7. Communication Problems 8. The Psychiatrist 9. Waldorf Salad 10. The Kipper and the Corpse 11. The Anniversary 12. Basil the Rat

  • Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Fawlty Towers - The Complete Collection | Blu Ray | (18/11/2019) from £18.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Every episode of the classic BBC BAFTA-winning sitcom in high definition for the first time ever. Basil Fawlty is a much put-upon, hard-working hotel manager whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riff-raff. Of course his biggest headache is his ˜little nest of vipers' - his nagging wife Sibyl. Together they run their hotel, Fawlty Towers, with a little help from the unflappable Polly, and Manuel, the trainee waiter from Barcelona with marginally more intelligence than a monkey.

  • Hobson's Choice [DVD]Hobson's Choice | DVD | (05/05/2014) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (80.08%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Henry Horatio Hobson (Academy Award -Winner Charles Laughton) is the owner of a well-established boot shop in nineteenth century Salford Lancashire and the father of three daughters. The oldest Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) shoulders both home and business responsibilities while Hobson whiles the time away at the local pub. The younger sisters are both being courted by neighbours but Hobson refuses to give the couples settlements. Maggie becomes tired of his oafish behaviour and decides to take matters into her hands by seeking a husband. Much to the hilarity and consternation of her father aged spinster Maggie sets her sights on shy Will Mossop (John Mills) Hobson's master boot-maker. Mossop is at first stunned by the suggestion but eventually agrees to Maggie's authoritative persuasion and together they set up a rival boot shop. A timeless masterpiece that marked a temporary return to David Lean's period adaptations of Dickens (Great Expectations Oliver Twist). The film went on to win multiple awards. This film has been digitally restored to its former glory. Special Features: New and exclusive interviews with Prunella Scales and screenwriter Norman Spencer

  • Great Canal Journeys: Series 1-5 Boxset [DVD]Great Canal Journeys: Series 1-5 Boxset | DVD | (22/10/2018) from £29.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The inspirational Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on their waterway adventures & spectacular canal journeys across Britain and abroad. Collected for the first time, Great Canal Journeys will be available as a 5-disc DVD set. Pru and Tim embark on remarkable canal journeys, sharing a passion that theyve enjoyed for decades. From the Norfolk Broads to Kerela, India; Great Canal Journeys is a truly international affair. 'A Joyful Experience' The Express 'Prunella Scales and Timothy Wests meandering canal adventures are a balm to lifes brutality' - The Times 'A programme that remains so soothing its like taking televisual Buttercup Syrup' The Times 'This was perhaps TV's loveliest hour for a while, and one with a moral' The Guardian Includes subtitles for the Hard Of Hearing

  • Great Canal Journeys: The Best of Series One & Two (Prunella Scales & Timothy West) [DVD]Great Canal Journeys: The Best of Series One & Two (Prunella Scales & Timothy West) | DVD | (17/07/2017) from £11.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    This seven part documentary travelogue series follows much loved thespians Timothy West and his wife Prunella Scales as they navigate some of the most breath-taking stretches of canal in Britain and France. Each episode tells the history of a different canal network. Along the way Tim and Prunella will meet the local characters who live, work or just enjoy the canals and witness first-hand how canal life has changed over the years. Includes the episodes: Kennet and Avon Veteran actors Timothy West and Prunella Scales celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by heading to the West Country to travel along a canal close to their hearts, the fully restored Kennet and Avon which they helped restore 40 years ago. Pru's increasing forgetfulness due to her dementia doesn't stop them enjoying the sights, characters and wildlife along a picturesque the 21-mile stretch of water from Bath to Devizes. Rochdale Tim and Pru tackle the Rochdale Canal - a waterway that was a main artery for the textile industry at the height of the Industrial Revolution. They begin in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, and head west through Mytholmroyd, before journeying up over the Pennines to the canal summit, more than 600ft above sea level. Llangollen Tim and Pru head to Llangollen, Denbighshire, where they spent their honeymoon. Reminiscing over how their relationship has survived and thrived over the past 50 years, the pair take in the picturesque sights of the Vale of Llangollen and the Montgomery Canal, before travelling on a horse-drawn barge up the Horseshoe Falls. Canal du Nivernais Tim and Pru conclude their odyssey in the Burgundy region of France, where they travel along the Canal du Nivernais, which passes through towns and villages steeped in history. They visit the market town of Chablis to help with the annual grape harvest and the medieval city of Auxerre before reflecting on what the journey has meant to them as a married couple. Oxford Timothy West and Prunella Scales embark on another waterway adventure, starting in the romantic city of Oxford, where they began their courtship many years ago. They follow the gentle contours of the Oxford Canal through the Cherwell Valley, where they meet novelist Philip Pullman and are joined by their son, fellow actor Samuel West. Tim and Pru follow in the footsteps of author Tom Rolt, whose vivid account of his journey down this canal in 1939 ignited a campaign that went on to save Britain's canals from extinction. Canal du Midi Built nearly a century before the British canal system, the Canal du Midi in the south of France has been designated a world heritage site. Tim and Pru explore a picturesque stretch, as is it meanders toward the Mediterranean. They visit the town of Beziers and the Malpas Tunnel - Europe's first navigable canal tunnel - and taste the delights of lamb's brain fritters, and a brandy that is almost 200 years old. Forth and Clyde and Union Canals In a coast-to-coast adventure from Edinburgh to Glasgow, Tim and Pru travel along the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, taking in Scotland's highest aqueduct and longest canal tunnel, as well some striking examples of 21st-century engineering and monumental sculptures.

  • Fawlty Towers: Complete Series 2 [1976]Fawlty Towers: Complete Series 2 | DVD | (08/10/2001) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Often hailed as the greatest ever British sitcom, Fawlty Towers is closer to the more elaborate tradition of farce. Comprising two series made in 1975 and 1979, the total of just 12 episodes were painstakingly constructed by writers John Cleese and Connie Booth. Unlike most British farce, however, Fawlty Towers deals with the big themes--death, psychology, xenophobia and even sex-o-phobia (Basil's marriage to Sybil is the most sterile ever depicted in a sitcom).Basil's contempt for his guests is, of course, legendary. It takes little from patrons to unleash his sledgehammer sarcasm: "Rosewood, mahogany, teak? Sorry, I was wondering what you'd like your breakfast tray made out of," he sneers at a guest who dares request breakfast in bed. Like every Englishman, he wants to be king of his own castle and resents having to take in lodgers to maintain the place, especially the open-necked younger generation, whom he regards as sub-human. Mostly, though, Fawlty Towers is comedy of exasperation--who can forget the "damn good thrashing" Basil gives his clapped-out car, or the nervous breakdowns he almost suffers trying to make himself understood to Manuel? It's also comedy of embarrassment. The very fear of losing his dignity generally leads Basil into the most spectacularly undignified of predicaments. His inevitable misery is our sheer delight.--David StubbsSeries 2: Communication Problems The Psychiatrist Waldorf Salad The Kipper and the Corpse The Anniversary Basil the Rat

  • WolfWolf | DVD | (05/09/2005) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Driving through a stormy night a wolf runs in front of Will Randall's car. Checking to see if it is okay Will (Nicholson) is bitten and the wolf disappears into the night. From this moment on Will begins to change in subtle ways that he cannot explain his senses quicken and he becomes dynamic and adventurous in every aspect of his life. However Will's new-found lust for life has a price and he finds it increasingly difficult to contain the wild and predatorial spirit that is also growing within him... Starring Jack Nicholson Michelle Pfeiffer and James Spader Wolf is a supernatural tale with a delicious modern twist. Beware: the animal is out!

  • The Lonely Passion Of Judith Hearne [1988]The Lonely Passion Of Judith Hearne | DVD | (26/03/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Lonely Judith Hearne falls for her landlady's brother Madden who exudes a certain glamour having lived in America for thirty years. She seeks romance and he seeks an investor for a business venture. Each is mistaken about the other's feelings and their relationship proceeds in a downward spiral......

  • Whodunnit - The Complete Series 5 [DVD]Whodunnit - The Complete Series 5 | DVD | (27/04/2015) from £7.98   |  Saving you £9.00 (150.25%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee is your host in this highly popular light-hearted panel game which invites viewers to play detective – pitting their wits against a panel of celebrity sleuths to solve a fictitious murder mystery. Devised by comedians Jeremy Lloyd and Lance Percival the show's brilliantly original formula presents short dramas laden with clues – and a few red herrings – to be pieced together by the panellists who having grilled the suspects point the accusing finger at the likely felon... A star-studded guest panel for this volume includes Prunella Scales Liza Goddard Terry Wogan Dr Magnus Pyke Alfred Marks Patrick Mower and Jimmy Jewel; Tony Anholt Kate O'Mara Josephine Tewson Simon Oates Nicholas Courtney and Denis Lill feature among the casts.

  • Fawlty Towers - Complete Fawlty TowersFawlty Towers - Complete Fawlty Towers | DVD | (03/10/2005) from £29.68   |  Saving you £0.31 (1.04%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Fawlty Towers remains a timeless example of comic writing acting and characterisation at its very best. This fantastic complete collection set features all 12 episodes from this classic series. Episodes titles: 1. A Touch of Class 2. The Builders 3. The Wedding Party 4. The Hotel Inspectors 5. Gourmet Night 6. The Germans 7. Communication Problems 8. The Psychiatrist 9. Waldorf Salad 10. The Kipper and the Corpse 11. The Anniversary 12. Basil the Rat

  • Hobson's Choice - 60th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]Hobson's Choice - 60th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (05/05/2014) from £12.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (84.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Henry Horatio Hobson (Academy Award -Winner Charles Laughton) is the owner of a well-established boot shop in nineteenth century Salford Lancashire and the father of three daughters. The oldest Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) shoulders both home and business responsibilities while Hobson whiles the time away at the local pub. The younger sisters are both being courted by neighbours but Hobson refuses to give the couples settlements. Maggie becomes tired of his oafish behaviour and decides to take matters into her hands by seeking a husband. Much to the hilarity and consternation of her father aged spinster Maggie sets her sights on shy Will Mossop (John Mills) Hobson's master boot-maker. Mossop is at first stunned by the suggestion but eventually agrees to Maggie's authoritative persuasion and together they set up a rival boot shop. A timeless masterpiece that marked a temporary return to David Lean's period adaptations of Dickens (Great Expectations Oliver Twist). The film went on to win multiple awards. This film has been digitally restored to its former glory. Special Features: New and exclusive interviews with Prunella Scales and screenwriter Norman Spencer

  • The Shell Seekers [1990]The Shell Seekers | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £6.99   |  Saving you £10.00 (143.06%)   |  RRP £16.99

    An artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a Bohemian childhood in London and Cornwall an unhappy wartime marriage and the one man she truly loved. She has brought up three children - and learned to accept them as they are. Yet she is far too energetic and independent to settle sweetly into pensioned-off old-age. And when she discovers that her most treasured possession her father's painting ""The Shell Seekers"" is now worth a small fortune i

  • Six Plays By Alan Bennett: The Complete Series [DVD]Six Plays By Alan Bennett: The Complete Series | DVD | (20/02/2017) from £19.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Stephen Frears produces six plays by Oscar-nominated playwright Alan Bennett. Showcasing the talents of Julie Walters, Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge, Dave Allen and Alun Armstrong, Six Plays by Alan Bennett includes the BAFTA-nominated Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Frears himself directs four of the six plays, with the remaining two directed by BAFTA-winning Giles Foster and Palm d'Or winner Lindsay Anderson. Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf Trevor Hopkins is painfully shy, but a chance encounter makes him think that his life is about to turn a corner. Starring Neville Smith, Thora Hird and Julie Walters Doris and Doreen Doris and Doreen are happy working in an obscure provincial office, until the spectre of redundancy rears its head. Starring Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge and Pete Postlethwaite The Old Crowd George and Betty are throwing a housewarming party, but circumstances conspire against them... Starring John Moffatt, Isobel Dean, Peter Jeffrey and Rachel Roberts Afternoon Off A hotel waiter spends an afternoon off in search of sexual fulfilment, but instead finds a town full of eccentrics bearing petty prejudices. Starring Henry Man, Benjamin Whitrow and Philip Jackson One Fine Day An estate agent suffering a mid-life crisis takes up residence in an office block that he's supposed to be renting to his firm's clients. Starring Dave Allen, Robert Stephens and Benjamin Whitrow All Day on the Sands The Coopers decide to holiday in Morecambe as a change from Menorca. They stay in the Miramar Hotel, but Mr Cooper has a guilty secret... Starring Alun Armstrong, Marjorie Yates and Ken Jones

  • After Henry - The Complete Series [DVD] [1988]After Henry - The Complete Series | DVD | (02/11/2009) from £18.99   |  Saving you £31.00 (163.24%)   |  RRP £49.99

    After Henry: The Complete Series (6 Discs)

  • Howard's End [1992]Howard's End | DVD | (24/02/2003) from £12.96   |  Saving you £-7.98 (N/A%)   |  RRP £1.99

    Howards End is E M Forster's beautifully subtle story of the criss-crossing paths of the privileged and those they disdain--and of a remarkable pair of women who can see beyond class distinctions. Dramatic and tragic but also surprisingly funny, this James Ivory film focuses on a pair of unmarried sisters (Emma Thompson, who won an Oscar, and Helena Bonham Carter) who befriend a poor young clerk (Sam West) and, without meaning to, ruin his life. Meanwhile, Thompson also makes the acquaintance of a dying neighbour (Vanessa Redgrave), who leaves her a family home in her will--which her husband (Anthony Hopkins) destroys. But, ironically, he meets and falls in love with Thompson, even as their paths once more intersect with the increasingly miserable young clerk. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's beautifully economical script also won an Oscar.--Marshall Fine

  • Stiff Upper Lips [DVD]Stiff Upper Lips | DVD | (18/02/2019) from £8.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    An affectionately wicked parody of the British Costume Drama genre by writer/director Gary Sinyor, Stiff Upper Lips stars Peter Ustinov (in one of his final roles) alongside a stellar cast that includes Prunella Scales, Georgina Cates, Samuel West, Brian Glover, Frank Finlay and Sean Pertwee. No cliché is left unparodied in what Time Out calls frequently silly, consistently spot on, and beautifully acted - this may be obvious, but it's a delight ... Spiffing! Ivory Hall, England, 1908. Aunt Agnes is desperate to marry off her spoilt, virginal ward, Emily. But Emily's momentary dalliance with a rough villager frustrates Auntie's choice of effete suitors and a Grand Tour of Italy and India is undertaken in a last-ditch attempt to loosen Emily's scruples...

  • Great Canal Journeys: Series Six [DVD]Great Canal Journeys: Series Six | DVD | (18/11/2019) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Beatrix Potter - Peter RabbitBeatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-0.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    The escapades of Peter Rabbit and Mrs. Tittlemouse and other favourite characters come to life on screen in these stunning animated stories. Features the following stories: 1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny 2. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse 3. The Tale of Tom Kitten & Jemima Puddle-Duck

  • Great Canal Journeys: Series Four (Prunella Scales & Timothy West) [DVD]Great Canal Journeys: Series Four (Prunella Scales & Timothy West) | DVD | (15/01/2018) from £12.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The inspirational Timothy West and Prunella Scales continue their waterway adventures embarking on spectacular canal journeys across Britain and abroad. In this fourth series, to celebrate their golden anniversary, Pru and Tim embark on remarkable canal journeys, sharing a passion that they've enjoyed for decades. Visiting the Kennet and Avon Canal in the West Country. Back in 1990, to promote the fully restored canal, Tim and Pru were invited to be the first boat in 42 years to travel the full length of the K&A. Almost a quarter of a century later, they navigate the 21 miles along its most picturesque stretch, starting in Bath and ending in Devizes. Includes the Episodes: Venice The Netherlands Leeds & Liverpool Bristol & The West Country The Caledonian Canal The Hebrides and the Crinan Canal Includes subtitles for the Hard of Hearing.

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