James Nesbitt plays Detective Sergeant Tommy Murphy a maverick cop with a dark past. After failing a psychiatric assessment he is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment. Murphy is a loner with little to lose and deals with everything on his own terms...
Though it contains several erotically charged and explicit love scenes, Kama Sutra - A Tale of Love is not a sex film, but a tragic romance set in the royal court of 16th century India. It is Princess Tara's (Sarita Choudhury) misfortune to marry the debauched, increasingly opium-addled Raj Singh (Naveen Andrews), and servant-girl Maya's (Indira Varma) fate to become the object of the Raj's desire, though she in turn loves the sculptor, Jai (Ramon Tikaram). The Kama Sutra itself is already hundreds of years old at the time of this tale, but it provides the love lessons by which lowly Maya learns to become a royal courtesan. Varma dominates the film in her first starring role, displaying a determination, quiet intelligence and sensuality which offer compensation for the often overly languorous pace. This is certainly a beautiful film, with a deeply evocative score by Mychael Danna, but as a drama it only really comes to life in the last half hour. Both Anna and the King (1999) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) are more effective Eastern historical romances, while the overlooked Heat and Dust (1982) introduced Greta Scacchi alongside Julie Christie as two Western women discovering the erotic pleasures of 20th century India. --Gary S. Dalkin
First aired on British television in 1996 This Life chronicles the lives of a group of house-sharing twentysomething professionals as they try to make sense of life love and each other. This Life - Series 1: Providing a timely shake-up of TV drama conventions This Life's refusal to conform was its key to success. While critics deemed it 'immoral' for its graphic depictions of homosexuality and blas attitude to drug-taking fans revelled in its
Everyone has Halloween but in Yorkshire, we have Mischief Night - for one night of the year, madness and mayhem rule!
According to the Kama Sutra sex without love is completely natural and very rewarding but sex with someone you love can be so much more - holy divine even spiritual. Tara is a princess Maya is her servant. Both these women were raised as childhood friends and rivals and each uses the unique teachings of the Kama Sutra in a game of sexual chess.
First aired on British television in 1996 This Life chronicles the lives of a group of house-sharing twentysomething professionals as they try to make sense of life love and each other. Providing a timely shake-up of TV drama conventions This Life's refusal to conform was its key to success. While critics deemed it 'immoral' for its graphic depictions of homosexuality and blas attitude to drug-taking fans revelled in its honest and objective portray
Few would have guessed from its initial headline-grabbing shock tactics, but the BBC's This Life went on to become one of the most influential television dramas of the 1990s. The show's creators certainly went for the jugular with liberal smatterings of sex, drugs and general debauchery--not many television shows then or now come with an 18 certificate. But beneath all the surface gloss lay a drama of real substance. The first 11 episodes begin with the five individuals coming together in London's legal world and then take us through their shared experiences. This Life's great strength was that there was enough drama between the main protagonists to maintain the show's momentum, while introducing just the right amount of secondary characters (Delilah, Ferdy)--a trick that Queer as Folk, perhaps the show's natural successor, was also to employ. The chemistry between the leading players has rarely been bettered since and, all in all, This Life has aged not a jot. On the DVD: while there is little in the way of extra features, the DVD format suits This Life perfectly. And where 430 minutes of VHS would be too unwieldy, this two-disc collection is sharp and snappy. The menu layout is excellent, enabling easy access to those classic moments, and the hip soundtrack (The Prodigy, Iggy Pop, Dubstar) sounds crisp and clear. --Phil Udell
Miles Anna Egg Milly Warren and Ferdy return for the second series of the groundbreaking BBC drama This Life. This time around life is even more complicated: Egg is having serious problems with money and direction; Milly enters an affair with her boss O'Donnell; Anna is still in love with Miles but having a hard time accepting it; meanwhile Miles gets engaged despite his feelings for Anna; Warren gets arrested for 'cruising' in the local park and decides to le
Lee and Dean are best mates who do everything together, but when Lee accidently gets engaged to Nikki can their friendship survive? Throw in a client that Lee is getting builders perks' from, Dean's artistic awakening and colliding stag/hen do's and Lee and Dean will keep you laughing and crying in equal measure. Also featuring, Anna Morris, Camille Ucan and established talent including Ricky Grover, Perry Benson, Ramon Tikaram and Tom Bennett. Lee and Dean by Bingo Productions is written, produced and directed by new comedy team Mark O'Sullivan, Miles Chapman & Sam Underwood, with the expertise of executive producer Phil Clarke.
James Nesbitt stars as a tough unorthodox cop who does what it takes to get the job done.... This release includes the pilot of Murphy's Law plus four episodes which comprise: Electric Bill Manic Monday Reunion Kiss And Tell.
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