Every episode from the hard-hitting ITV drama series depicting the trials and triumphs of prison inmates and officers in the notorious women's prison of HMP Larkhall. The initial inhabitants of Larkhall's 'G' Wing, overseen by Wing Governor Helen Stewart (Simone Lahbib), include Nikki Wade (Mandana Jones), a woman serving time for murdering a policeman who assaulted her girlfriend. The unusual relationship that develops between Helen and Nikki highlights the complexities of prison life and the unique and intense environment of Larkhall.
Take The Full Monty, add a sharper emotional edge and replace the strutting strippers with a dignified British band. That's the essence of Brassed Off, a bittersweet gem released in 1996, a year before its more popular (and Oscar-nominated) counterpart. In the Yorkshire town of Grimley, there has always been a coal mine, just as for the last 111 years there has been a brass band and it seems that Danny (the wondrous Pete Postlethwaite) has been the director for every one of those years. Tory economic policies, however, are closing coal mines around the country in favour of nuclear power and Grimley appears to be next on the list. Danny is unfazed by the threat, claiming, "It's music that matters." But some of the men are about to quit the band until the appearance of Gloria (Tara Fitzgerald at her most radiant), who dazzles the all-male group (including old flame Andy, played by Ewan McGregor) first with her beauty, then with her flügelhorn playing. The new member gives the band a boost as they continue to perform and compete but closure remains very real, as director Mark Herman (Little Voice) accompanies the band's performances (played with gusto by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band) with scenes of angry labour-management confrontations and family strife. In this context, some of the characters claim that the music is an irresponsible form of escapism. It becomes clear, however, from a touching performance of "Danny Boy" to the stirring conclusion at Royal Albert Hall, that music is an expression of the human spirit, a bit of beauty and sanity in a harsh world. With defiance, the band can play "Land of Hope and Glory" even when the land offers them neither. --David Horiuchi
Experience this acclaimed, addictive crime series with ALL 12 SEASONS together for the first time plus special features that include the memorable send-off, Back to the Lab: A Bones Retrospective. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Bones Brennan (Emily Deschanel) has an uncanny ability to solve the FBI's most bizarre, gruesome mysteries. Along with hard-nosed agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz), and the quirky squints (Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley) at Washington's Jeffersonian Institute, Brennan tackles cases involving everyone from serial killers to senior citizens. As the series unfolds, Brennan and Booth find themselves as deeply in love as they are in danger. With its dark humour, mesmerising plots, celebrated cast and beloved guest stars, Bones is cutting-edge entertainment from its first incision to its final cut.
Stephen Tompkinson returns as the tenacious and stubborn Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks in three more gripping crime stories. When the mother of 11 year old Kyle Heath reports him abducted by a man and a woman masquerading as social workers, Banks is drawn into a strange and unsettling search for the missing boy. When a journalist is found dead at a holiday home in a remote village, Banks and the team find a connection to a death in the 1980s involving the surviving members of a pop band. And a terrible chain of events is set in motion by the discovery of a loaded gun in a young girl's bedroom, ultimately putting Banks' own daughter in mortal danger. Elsewhere Detective Annie Cabbot returns from a year's maternity leave - is it time for Banks to admit how he really feels about her? Detective Helen Morton's relationship with her son becomes increasingly strained. And a difficult case forces Annie to reveal the identity of her child's father.
A young lad finds friendship with a gang of skinheads in this tough and gritty movie from director Shane Meadows.
ECHO IN THE CANYON is a look at how The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & the Papas birthed the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene and how the echo of these artists creations reverberated between each other and ultimately across the world. With appearances by Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Michelle Phillips, Jackson Browne, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Roger McGuinn, John Sebastian, Lou Adler, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Beck, Regina Spektor, Cat Power, and others. The film is presented by Jakob Dylan. Dylan journeys to those who wrote the iconic songs and uncovers never before heard personal details behind the recordings from those who made them popular.
Relentlessly intelligent, gloriously uninhibited and occasionally controversial, QI has engaged the brains of discerning quiz fans for over a decade, garnering no fewer than ten prestigious TV awards and multiple BAFTA nominations. Hosted by Stephen Fry and co-starring stalwart player/resident whipping boy Alan Davies, these shows feature Jack Dee, Phill Jupitus, Bill Bailey, Danny Baker, Sean Lock, David Mitchell, Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Rich Hall, Dara O Briain, Sandi Toksvig, Johnny Vegas, Rob Brydon, Ross Noble, Sue Perkins and many others joining the ranks of cleverclogs and dunderheads sparring with the famously erudite quizmaster. Each show questions of such brain-boggling difficulty or baffling obscurity that a correct answer is a near-impossibility; instead, points are deducted for answers that are both obvious and wrong, and awarded for incorrect answers which are, nevertheless, Quite Interesting! From Hoaxes and Hysteria to Idleness and Jumpers, this thirteen-disc set offers an unmissable meander though the complete Series H to J .
For the first time, discover the meaning of life with newly re-mastered episodes in 5.1 surround sound. Unbeknownst to its inhabitants, Earth is to be demolished to make way for an intergalactic highway. Arthur Dent (Simon Jones), an unassuming Englishman, is whisked off the planet to safety by his alien friend Ford Prefect (David Dixon), and launched on a dizzying journey through space and time (with only a towel, and a fish to help them) to discover the meaning of life itself. Includes over 5 Â½ hours of extras.
A little something to offend everyone... Mel Brooks' uproarious version of history proves nothing is sacred as he takes us on a laugh-filled look at what really happened throughout time. His delirious romp features everything from a wild send-up of 2001: A Space Odyssey to the real stories behind the Roman Empire (Brooks plays a stand-up philosopher at Caesar's Palace) the French Revolution (Brooks as King Louis XVI) and the Spanish Inquisition (a splashy song-a
Based on Charles Dickens' epic novel, this critically acclaimed film version stars Dirk Bogarde and Dorothy Tutin in the unforgettable tale of the French Revolution.
Stephen Tompkinson returns as Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, in the hit series based on the novels of the award-winning crime writer Peter Robinson. In three new adaptations, Banks must come to terms with dramatic changes to his team, as DS Annie Cabbot's impending maternity leave leads to the arrival of DI Helen Morton as a brilliant, accomplished, but socially inept addition to the Yorkshire Major Crimes Unit. When DCI Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother Roy in Strange Affair, he drops everything to find him, just as new recruit DI Helen Morton finds evidence linking Banks to the body of a murder victim… In Dry Bones That Dream, DCI Alan Banks and DI Helen Morton must learn to reconcile their conflicting policing styles and personalities whilst trying to unravel the increasingly puzzling murder of a local accountant who has been leading a secret double life. When a teenage schoolgirl is found strangled in Innocent Graves, Banks and his team quickly identify their prime suspect. But the closer Banks moves towards a conviction, the more the course of the investigation distances him from Helen.
When Robert an inanimate tire discovers his destructive telepathic powers he soon sets his sights on a desert town; in particular a mysterious woman becomes his obsession.
When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who's not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna- now Dee Rock- embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected. Extras: '80's Party
Flora appears to be the perfect politician's wife running her husband's constituency and country home with ease while he pursues his career as Minister for the Family at Westminister. Until a sex scandel involving her husband changes Flora's life forever. Political intrigue adultery and betrayal is just the beginning until Flora takes her revenge.
The Railway Children (1970) and Swallows and Amazons (1974) are perfect bedfellows: two classic children's novels, simply and faithfully adapted for the big screen. Together they evoke a poignant nostalgia for the periods in which they are set--Edwardian and 1920s England, respectively--and for the childhood of anyone who has grown up watching them. Sentimentality reigns, of course, but it's never cloying. The truthfulness of the juvenile performances, balanced with restrained sympathy from the adults, sees to that. Flourishing under Lionel Jeffries' delicate direction, Jenny Agutter dominates The Railway Children as the oldest daughter of a family thrown on hard times when their father is wrongly sent to prison. They avert a train disaster, save an imperilled steeple chaser and reunite an exiled Russian with his wife, all with equal enterprise. Happy endings prevail after every crisis. And no number of repeat viewings can ever diminish the impact of father's return. One of the most expert tear-duct work-outs in film history, it hits the spot every time. Perhaps the lack of such a pivotal scene has kept Swallows and Amazons in the relative shade. But its gentle appeal survives with equal charm, not least in the resourcefulness of the eponymous children and the period detail. Together this pairing makes a double bill to treasure, and a piquant reminder that Disney doesn't have a complete monopoly on the rich heritage of children's cinema. On the DVD: The Railway Children and Swallows and Amazons is presented in standard 4:3 picture format, from so-so prints, and with acceptable mono soundtracks. Both films envelope the viewer in a comforting Sunday-afternoon haze. There are no extras, apart from scene indexes. --Piers Ford
A year after proving that she can handle a murder enquiry as well as any man D.C.I. Tennison is launched back into battle at Scotland Yard. The body of a young girl is discovered in a shallow grave in the back garden of a terraced house in an Afro-Carribean neighbourhood of London. The difficult job of identifying the body and finding the murderer is only made worse when the controversial subject of racism rears its ugly head. Having to contend with prejudice and misunderstanding from both the locals and from within her own team and dealing with a boss who has one eye on his own promotion D.C.I. Tennison has to use her powers of ingenuity courage and compassion as she faces the political disapproval of the public and her colleagues.
What if you could reach back in time? What if you could change the past? What if it changed everything?
Relive the adventures of The Transformers on this triple DVD set containing the first half of Season 2. Episode comprise: 1. Autobot Spike 2. Changing Gears 3. City of Steel 4. Attack of the Autobots 5. Traitor The Immobilizer 6. The Autobot Run 7. Atlantis Arise 8. Day of the Machines 9. Enter the Nightbird 10. A Prime Problem 11. The Core 12. The Insecticon Syndrome 13. Dinobot Island (Part 1) 14. Dinobot Island (Part 2) 15. The Master Builders 16. Auto Berserk 17. Microb
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