A keen but accident-prone dragon learns how to become a dragon at Dragon School.
From the creators of the Oscar-nominated films, The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, comes a new animated short film, Stick Man, based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Out for his regular jog, Stick Man is picked up by a playful dog and launched on a series of unfortunate adventures which take him ever further away from his family tree. As the seasons pass, Stick Man meets a surprising friend who might just be able to help him home. But will he make it time for Christmas? An exciting and heart warming adventure with the voices of Hugh Bonneville, Rob Brydon, Martin Freeman, Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Saunders, Russell Tovey.
The Trip Steve Coogan has been commissioned by a Sunday newspaper to review half a dozen restaurants in the North of England. When his food-loving American girlfriend backs out, Steve is faced with a week of meals for one. Reluctantly, he calls Rob Brydon, the only person he can think of who will be available. Heading north in a stylish black Range Rover, the pair begin a journey of bickering, jokes and reflection. Across the dinner tables of the North's best restaurants, the neurotic and sardonic Coogan and the genial, eager-to-entertain Brydon spar on anything from Coleridge or career insecurities to which of them does the best Michael Caine impression. EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes / Costume Drama Rushes / Photo Gallery / Preparing the Food The Trip To Italy From acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom comes the follow-up to the BAFTA winning first series The Trip. Four years after they ate their way round the North of England Brydon and Coogan take their own Grand Tour around Italy, following in the footsteps of Byron and Shelley. The Trip to Italy reunites two men for more delectable food, sharp-elbowed rivalry and plenty of laughs. EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes The Trip To Italy Just as Don Quixote undertook three journeys, so Steve and Rob will set off on a third jaunt of their own, this time travelling over 1,000 miles down the entire length of Spain. Following in the footsteps of poet and novelist Laurie Lee, Steve and Rob's semi-fictional alter-egos hit the road in search of culture, history, breath-taking vistas and, of course, some of the finest food in Europe.
The BAFTA-winning series returns as director Michael Winterbottom reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon for their last culinary coast-to-coast odyssey. Nearly ten years after their first journey together round the gastronomic hot spots of northern England, Steve and Rob set off on a fourth and final expedition. This time they will set out from the ruins of Troy in modern-day Turkey as they head to Greece to retrace the steps of legendary king Odysseus, hero of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey, on his journey home to Ithaca at the end of the Trojan War. Along the way, Steve and Rob's semi-fictional alter-egos make pit-stops in search of culture, history, beautiful scenery and, yes, some of the finest dishes in Europe. Pop culture, music, art and even the meaning of life are all discussed in their famous free-flowing conversations, peppered with barbed banter, boisterous in-car singalongs and uncannily life-like celebrity impersonations.
From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha ('Bend It Like Beckham') comes the inspirational drama BLINDED BY THE LIGHT, set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen's timeless songs. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra) a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of'the Boss,' Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen's powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice. Based on Sarfraz Manzoor's acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit.
Room on the Broom is a magical tale about friendship and family from best selling author, and Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler. A story about a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The gang ultimately saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone. From the creators of the hugely success of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child films, Room on the Broom promises to be a beautifully animated half hour film featuring an all-star cast. Special Features: Making of Documentary (TBC)
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Set in the railway boom of the 1870s Anthony Trollope's epic tale of Victorian power and corruption captures the turmoil as the old order is swept aside by the brash new forces of business and finance. It is packed with the trials and tribulations of young love the enduring values of honourable men the raw energy of one of the most powerful cities in the world and the greed and corruption that lay below its glittering surface.
Following the huge success of the BBC's production of Bleak House BBC Drama Production is set to breathe new life into Oliver Twist Charles Dickens' much-loved novel
She's an OAP with attitude When Mum and Dad drop schoolboy Ben off to stay at his granny’s for the evening he expects the usual – boring old cabbage soup never-ending knitting and endless scrabble with his equally boring grandma. Until one day Ben’s granny tells him an incredible story… she was once known as the ‘Black Cat’ a notorious international jewel thief! Together they go on a wild adventure to complete the one heist she never quite managed in her criminal heyday – to break into the Tower of London and steal the crown jewels. Based on the bestselling book by David Walliams and boasting an impressive all-star cast including Joanna Lumley Rob Brydon Miranda Hart Julia McKenzie and a hilarious cameo from superstar Robbie Williams Gangsta Granny is a must-see comedy treat for all the family.
GruffaloA gruffalo? What's a gruffalo? A gruffalo! Why, didn't you know? He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws. And so begins the story of a quick-witted mouse as he encounters a host of predators who seem to think he might make a tasty treat. As he ventures deeper into the deep dark wood, stumbling across a hungry fox, a not-so-wise owl, and a slimy snake, spinning ever-extraordinary yarns about the scary, scaly gruffalo, he quickly realises that the hungry beast he has been talking of isn't imaginary after all. Gruffalo's Child The Gruffalo's Child, another magical tale from best selling author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, will premier on BBC One as a highlight of their Christmas schedule this year. It’s some years later and The Gruffalo now has a daughter. Curious about her father's fantastic stories of a Big Bad Mouse in the deep, dark woods, she sets out one snowy night on a thrilling journey of discovery. Produced by Magic Light Pictures, a half hour animated film from the same team behind the hugely successful The Gruffalo.
Written by and starring Rob Brydon and Julia Davis, Human Remains features six different "mockumentaries" with the pair playing couples caught in bizarre, dysfunctional or hopelessly imbalanced relationships. These include an upper-class couple, in which wife openly pines for her first, lost love, whom she has buried on the grounds; a thoroughly homely hubby and wife who run a guest house in the Midlands that features an S&M parlour; and a ghastly pair of God-botherers who live in a state of curtain-twitching loathing of their neighbours. While the sheer range of characters depicted in Human Remains represents a prodigious feat on the part of both actors, the show has much in common with Brydon's other hit Marion and Geoff. The strangeness or awfulness of each couple's situation generally takes a while to come into focus, the deeper truths conveyed through low-level bickering, cumulatively revealed in deceptively banal interviews to camera. Brydon and Davis are sometimes merciless in their satirical savagery, as with the Alanis Morissette wannabe Fonte Bund; at other times, Human Remains is too bleak to watch. However, the sheer acuity and detail with which these characters are unwittingly realised, coupled with the brilliance of the (semi-improvised) monologues/dialogue means that our encounters with them, although mercifully brief, are both hilarious and touching. This is an exceptional series. On the DVD: Human Remains features a generous package of extras, including deleted scenes and outtakes, among them an extension of the "healing" scene featured in the episode with the S&M couple, footage of the early rehearsals and improvisations from which the characters took shape, a commentary in which Davis and Brydon recap on the circumstances of the filming, an excerpt of the pair in S&M gear singing "American Pie" in rich Brummie accents and, best of all, the Fonte Bund Band in which the folk-rock duo featured in the series have an added, Spinal Tap-type documentary also starring John Martyn (who supplies the series' theme). --David Stubbs
The BAFTA-winning series returns as Director Michael Winterbottom reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in a culinary coast-to-coast odyssey. Just as Don Quixote undertook three journeys, so Steve and Rob will set off on a third jaunt of their own, this time travelling over 1,000 miles down the entire length of Spain. Following in the footsteps of poet and novelist Laurie Lee, Steve and Rob's semi-fictional alter-egos hit the road in search of culture, history, breath-taking vistas and, of course, some of the finest food in Europe. All the while serving up sparkling free-flowing conversation, peppered with barbed back-and-forths, in-car singalongs and their peerless trademark impersonations.
Based on the best-selling books by David Walliams Gangsta Granny She's an OAP with attitude When Mum and Dad drop schoolboy Ben off to stay at his granny’s for the evening he expects the usual – boring old cabbage soup never-ending knitting and endless scrabble with his equally boring grandma. Until one day Ben’s granny tells him an incredible story… she was once known as the ‘Black Cat’ a notorious international jewel thief! Together they go on a wild adventure to complete the one heist she never quite managed in her criminal heyday – to break into the Tower of London and steal the crown jewels. Based on the bestselling book by David Walliams and boasting an impressive all-star cast including Joanna Lumley Rob Brydon Miranda Hart Julia McKenzie and a hilarious cameo from superstar Robbie Williams Gangsta Granny is a must-see comedy treat for all the family. Mr Stink A funny heartwarming nose-clenching tale Chloe sees Mr Stink every day but she’s never spoken to him which isn’t surprising because he’s a tramp and he stinks. But before she knows it Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed when it looks like Mr Stink and his stinky dog Duchess might be driven out of town. As Chloe struggles to make sure no one sniffs out Mr Stink she also has to cope with an overbearing mum who is more interested in her own political ambitions than her daughter her put-upon dad who has a secret of his own her ‘perfect’ younger sister Annabelle and the nasty girls who make her life miserable at school. There is also one other person with an extraordinary secret as it turns out that there is more to Mr Stink than meets the eye... or nose. A special family comedy with a nose-clenching twist based on David Walliams’ best selling book – and the BBC’s first ever narrative programme to be filmed in 3D.
Starring Tom Burke from Strike & The Musketeers and Rob Brydon A Cock & Bull Story and The Trip. The film tells the story of young Napoleon - a masterful soldier and tactician. Napoleon Bonaparte's courage in the field of battle sees him rise from a Captain's ranked officer to establish himself as one of the greatest generals of all time. In 1793 at the age of only 24 Napoleon Bonaparte displaying a dazzling combination of political cunning, personal bravery and military genius took control of the local French troops and lead them to victory and drove the English fleet from Toulon and captured their strongly defended fort, thus establishing his reputation and saving the Revolution. This battle turned on the tactical genius, immense bravery and boundless ambition of one man: Napoleon. Ultimately, French victory at Toulon saved the Revolution. But it would also set Napoleon on the road to greatness. This is one of the great stories of how, through force of extraordinary personality, one man can bend history to his will.
This collection features three of Anthony Trollope's highly regarded works brilliantly adapted for the small screen. With over 15 hours of timeless film from one of the nineteenth-century's greatest writers visit the fascinating world of Victorian England as the prolific and respected novelist illustrates the penetrating conflicts of the day. He Knew He Was Right: Louis Trevelyan's refusal to believe in his wife Emily's fidelity destroys a perfect marriage and drives him literally insane. Suspicious beyond reason that she is having an affair with Colonel Osbourne a man of dubious reputation he forces his wife out of their house hires the seedy private detective Bozzle to spy on her and organises the kidnapping of their son with devastating consequences. Throughout Emily's protestation of her innocence and the couple's enduring love for each other despite their estrangement render the story moving and tragic. The Way We Live Now: Set in the railway boom of the 1870s Anthony Trollope's epic tale of Victorian power and corruption captures the turmoil as the old order is swept aside by the brash new forces of business and finance. It is packed with the trials and tribulations of young love the enduring values of honourable men the raw energy of one of the most powerful cities in the world and the greed and corruption that lay below its glittering surface. The Barchester Chronicles: The acclaimed 1982 BBC adaptation of Anthony Trollope's novels. The community of Barchester is shaken from its cosy complacency when a newspaper's crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires. Overnight Rev. Harding (Donald Pleasence) becomes a pawn in a battle between his younger daughter's beau John Bold (David Gwillim) and his older daughter's husband. Little do they realise that the worst is yet to come until a regime change delivers Barchester into the hands of a most unholy trinity: the weak-willed Bishop Proudie (Clive Swift) the domineering Mrs. Proudie (Geraldine McEwan) and the insufferable Rev. Obadiah Slope (Alan Rickman).
This collection brings together the much-loved family films based on the wonderful books written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The Gruffalo's Child is the tale of the brave little Gruffalo who ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. She meets Snake, Owl and Fox but no sign of the fabled Mouse. He doesn't really exist... or does he? Featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, James Corden, Shirley Henderson, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson. Also available in the collection: The Gruffalo, Room On The Broom, Stick Man, The Highway Rat and Zog.
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