A collection of Alan Bleasdale's finest work. Includes: GBH: Penned by the mighty hand of Alan Bleasdale GBH tells the story of two men; Michael Murray an ambitious and charismatic politician; and Jim Nelson a respected headmaster at a school for disturbed children. Both are citizens of a northern city lifelong supporters of the Labour party and undergoing an intense period of stress. Both believe that they're being driven insane. Nelson accidentally defies a Murra
Alan Bleasdale pens this original television adaptation of Dickens' classic novel. Having grown up in the workhouse of Mr Bumble (David Ross) young orphan Oliver (Sam Smith) has only ever known hardship and poverty. When he ends up on the streets of London he is taken in by Fagin (Robert Lindsay) and inaugurated into the ways of the pickpocket and it is while attempting to master this new craft that Oliver encounters a family who hold the key to his own hidden past.
William Shakespeare's repute spans the world the beauty of his language, his profound insight into human nature and the complexity and integrity of his characters, confirming him as the greatest ever playwright. In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought acclaimed performances from some of the finest actors. This collection includes 5 of the hugely popular comedies: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING THE TAMING OF THE SHREW THE WINTER'S TALE TWELFTH NIGHT
One of the best known Shakespeare comedies which blends romance fun confusion and fairies.
All four series of the classic BBC comedy starring Robert Lindsay as revolutionary leader Wolfie Smith of the Tooting Popular Front. Hoping to emulate his icons, Wolfie forms the TPF with a small group of his friends. However, he soon finds himself struggling to get his ambitious plans off the ground due to his laid back attitude and lack of organisation. Series 1 episodes are: 'Pilot', 'Crocodile Tears', 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner', 'Abide With Me', 'The Weekend', 'The Hostage', 'The Path of True Love', 'But Is It Art?' and 'A Story for Christmas'. Series 2 episodes are: 'Speed's Return', 'Rebel Without a Pause', 'The Tooting Connection', 'Working Class Hero' and 'Rock Bottom'. Series 3 episodes are: 'Spanish Fly', 'Don't Look Down', 'Only Fool and Horses...', 'The Big Job', 'Tofkin's Revenge', 'We Shall Not Be Moved', 'The Party's Over' and 'The Glorious Day'. Series 4 episodes are: 'Bigger Than Guy Fawkes', 'Changes', 'The Final Try', 'The Letter of the Law', 'Prisoners', 'Casablanca Was Never Like This', 'Sweet Sorrow' and 'Buon Natale'.
Based freely on the classic novels by CS Forester, Hornblower is a series of TV films following the progress of a young officer through the ranks of the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars. The series greatest asset is the handsome and charismatic Ioan Gruffudd in the lead role, surely a major star in the making. For television films, the production values are very good, though as Titanic, Waterworld and The Perfect Storm demonstrated, filming an aquatic adventure is a very expensive business, and it is clear that the Hornblower dramas simply make the best of comparatively small budgets. No more faithful to Forester's books than the 1951 Gregory Peck classic Captain Horatio Hornblower, the real inspiration seems to have come from the success of Sharpe, starring Sean Bean, which likewise featured a British hero in the Napoleonic Wars. Nevertheless, while rather more easy-going than the real British navy of the time, the Hornblower saga delivers an entertaining adventure, greatly enhanced by the presence of such guest stars as Denis Lawson, Cheri Lunghi, Ronald Pickup and Anthony Sher. --Gary S Dalkin
Paul Reynolds is a Gatsby-like figure: owner of a magnificent house a host of great parties and a collector of interesting people. He persuades Lizzie Thomas a secretary in a local estate agent to come and work for him as his assistant to bring some order to his chaos. He inspires her with his enthusiasm and imagination and frustrates her with his apparent carelessness and destructiveness which culminates in her calling the police as a great party is turned over by local troubl
You're not alone. Whenever, forever. Yuuta Hibiki is a first-year student in high school living in Tsutsujidai. One day, he wakes up without his memories. Yuuta later meets Hyper Agent GRIDMAN who is inside an old computer. GRIDMAN tells him to fulfill his purpose. Yuuta's quest to understand the meaning behind those words and to find his memories begins. While all of this is sudden, Yuuta has helpful assistance from his classmates, Shou Utsumi, Rikka Takarada, and Akane Shinjou, but... Those peaceful days are destroyed mercilessly by a monster that suddenly appears.
My Family: Series 10 (2 Discs)
My Family: Series 9
Put-upon dentist Ben Harper (Robert Lindsay) is long suffering husband to Susan (Zoe Wannamaker) and father to three very different and often difficult children - nice but dim Nick (Kris Marshall) shopaholic student Janey (Daniela Denby-Ashe) and prodigy Michael (Gabriel Thomson).
Geoff McQueen's classic BBC comedy drama set in the wheeler-dealing world of London's snooker halls starring two of Britain's most popular actors. Micky Noades (Robert Lindsay) describes himself as 'an overall concepts man'. He is an ace promoter, the only problem is he has nothing to promote. Enter his brother-in-law Mo (Paul McGann) with one redeeming feature: his outstanding talent at snooker. Created by Geoff McQueen this vintage British comedy drama gave Paul McGann his breakthrough ro...
Tim Elliott (Darren Boyd) is a single father trying to win back the respect and affections of his precocious nine year old son Marcus. In the hope of proving that he is not a complete loser Tim quits his dead-end job only to find his life changes forever when he is accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5. Tim struggles as he attempts to run his parallel family and professional lives without his secret being discovered. Supervising Tim at work is his irrepressible MI5 boss known only as 'The Examiner' (Robert Lindsay) and there's fellow agent and love interest Caitlin. Adding to the chaos of Tim's life are his acidic ex-wife Judith her enthusiastic new boyfriend Philip and his anti-social friend Chris. Special Features: Series 1 Cast and crew interviews Series 2 Behind the scenes
Meet the Harpers... A modern outwardly functional family... engaged in constant psychological warfare!
Based freely on the classic novels by CS Forester, Hornblower is a series of TV films following the progress of a young officer through the ranks of the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars. The series greatest asset is the handsome and charismatic Ioan Gruffudd in the lead role, surely a major star in the making. For television films the production values are very good, though as Titanic, Waterworld and The Perfect Storm demonstrated, filming an aquatic adventure is a very expensive business, and it is clear that the Hornblower dramas simply make the best of comparatively small budgets. No more faithful to Forester's books than the 1951 Gregory Peck classic Captain Horatio Hornblower, the real inspiration seems to have come from the success of Sharpe, starring Sean Bean, which likewise featured a British hero in the Napoleonic Wars. Nevertheless, while rather more easy going than the real British navy of the time, the Hornblower saga delivers an entertaining adventure, greatly enhanced by the presence of such guest stars as Denis Lawson, Cheri Lunghi, Ronald Pickup and Anthony Sher. Firmly settled on HMS Indefatigable and mentored by Captain Pellew (an excellent Robert Lindsay), "The Examination for Lieutenant" finds Spain entering the war in an adventure involving both the Black Death and a lethal fireship.--Gary S Dalkin
From acclaimed Black British filmmaker Horace Ove (Pressure 1975) comes this comedy of manners in which a West Indian cricket team from Brixton travel to a Suffolk village to play against the local team as the culmination of the village's 'Third World Week'. Ove subtly explores and undermines white and black stereotypes and succeeds in linking two familiar but strange cultures through the simple device of a sports game.
Meet The HarpersA modern, outwardly functional family engaged in constant psychological warfare.The Complete Eleventh Series Featuring 9 Episodes The fortunes of the Harpers are certainly up and down in this series. Susan and Janey go head-to-head for an exciting job in TV; Susan ends up being a Facecrook; Michael’s & Janey’s anniversary gift backfires.… Plus Kenzo outsmarts Ben, and Janey, much to Michael’s annoyance, becomes friendly with his new boyfriend, Matt. Meanwhile at work, Susan learns how to deal with a young lecher, and then decides it’s time to ‘Cavitox’! When Susan's father turns up out of the blue offering 2 million to buy her out of her marriage to Ben, is divorce on the cards? And will Roger’s Jollies manage to win the darts final? Episodes: Labour Pains Facebooked Germs of Endearment A Night Out Relationship Happens Accusin’ Susan Susan for a Bruisin’ A Decent Proposal Darts All Folks
Life in the Harper household is as hectic as ever! Janey has left for university and been replaced in the house by their cousin Abi who is more than a little accident prone! Ben sees this new addition to their home as a threat to the peace and quiet he's wanted throughout his married life while Susan is happy to have another woman in the house. As for Michael he is spending as much time thinking about girls now as his school work! And as if all this wasn't bad enough for Ben Nick c
Earning a nomination at the Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film in 1998 this collection of nine animated tales is cleverly and faithfully adapted from one of the most audacious and astonishing works in English literature. Via cel animation clay animation and impressionistic drawings the viewer is transported on a vivid journey to medieval times taking in chivalry love lust the Black Death rape deception and chickens. Introducing a group of men and women from various st
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