Britain's favourite sitcom, Dad's Army ran for eighty episodes over nearly ten years and is rarely far from our screens - but three of those episodes were lost many years ago and haven't been seen since 1969. Now, using Jimmy Perry and David Croft's original scripts, those three episodes have been recreated as faithfully as possible to mark the 50th anniversary of their original broadcast. Featuring a brilliant new cast that includes Kevin McNally as Captain Mainwaring, Robert Bathurst as Sergeant Wilson, Kevin Eldon as Lance Corporal Jones, David Hayman as Private Frazer, Mathew Horne as Private Walker, Timothy West as Private Godfrey and Tom Rosenthal as Private Pike, these three lost episodes can now be enjoyed again in this critically-acclaimed comedy classic! Special Features Cast interviews Outtakes Behind the Scenes Gallery
Halifax, Yorkshire, 1832. Charismatic, swashbuckling Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) determines to transform the fate of her ancestral home Shibden Hall. To do this, she must re-open her coal mines and marry well. But Anne has no intention of marrying a man. True to her own nature she plans to marry a woman and embarks on an epic, unconventional love story. Gentleman Jack brings all the warmth, wit and complexity of the writing of Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) to the remarkable true story of Anne Lister.
Acclaimed writer Andrew Davies turns his talents to one of Charles Dickens' most brilliant novels - arguably the greatest ever depiction of Victorian London. Fresh and imaginative yet faithful to the original this thrilling fast-paced adaptation is shot with a contemporary edge. At its heart is the story of the icily beautiful Lady Dedlock who nurses a dark secret and the merciless lawyer Tulkinghorn who seeks to uncover it. The generous John Jarndyce struggling with his own past and his two young wards Richard and Ada are all caught up like Lady Dedlock in the infamous case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce which will make one of them rich beyond imagination if it can ever be brought to a conclusion. As Tulkinghorn digs deeper into Lady Dedlock's past he unearths a secret that will change their lives forever and which is almost as astounding as the final outcome of the Jarndyce case.
A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.
It's not the 1935 Hitchcock classic, but this sturdy 1978 adaptation of John Buchan's The Thirty Nine Steps is still a rollicking good adventure. In keeping with the Boys' Own derring-do of the story (set in Edwardian London and the Scottish Highlands), the movie maintains a brisk pace that's interrupted only for tea or cocktails. Robert Powell is Richard Hannay, the man who unwittingly becomes embroiled in a dastardly Prussian plot to assassinate the Greek Prime Minister. Framed for murder, Hannay must flee to Scotland and attempt to clear his name whilst outwitting the prune-faced Prussian agents. Among all the deftly choreographed action sequences and careful period settings there's a strong vein of humour in the film, and if it wasn't for the numerous murders there would be little reason for PG certification. The grand dénouement comes with the realisation that the predicted time for the assassination is linked to Big Ben; unlike the earlier movie this version climaxes memorably with Powell hanging from the clock's minute hand. It might not be Hitchcock behind the lens, but it's still jolly good fun. --Joan Byrne
The true story of how Winston Churchill led England away from the bleak Dunkirk battle and rallied the Allied generals to a D-Day victory. Based upon Churchill's memoirs. Timothy West in the title role is instantly believable and the swings of temper and mood portray the way it must have been being around this impossible man who embodied the fight against Hitler during the early war years. Some of the finest actors from Britain and USA were assembled to take on the difficult task of making believable characters from well-known historical figures including Joseph Cotton (Citizen Kane) as General George C. Marshall.
The life and times of Edward VII dramatised for the television. The BAFTA award winning 1975 drama comes to DVD for the first time! Episode titles: The Boy Experiment In Education The New World Alix A Hundred Thousand Welcomes The Invisible Queen Dearest Prince The Royal Quadrille Scandal The Years of Waiting King At Last The Peacemaker Good Old Teddy!
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
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.
Take away the Fairy Godmother, and what have you got left from the Cinderella fable? The story of a girl for whom a bad stroke of luck is no match for her internal strength and purity of heart. Drew Barrymore plays Cinderella's alleged inspiration, Danielle, in this romantic drama that purports to tell the "facts" behind the Grimm brothers' story. One of three daughters of a man (Jeroen Krabbé) who dies and leaves her fate in the hands of a conniving stepmother (Anjelica Huston), Danielle is cast into the lowly role of a servant. Meanwhile, her sisters are evaluated as possible mates for a French prince (Dougray Scott), but he's far more intrigued with Danielle's intelligence and beauty--not to mention her way with a sword and fist. Directed by Andy Tennant (who directed Barrymore in TV's The Amy Fisher Story), Ever After has that rare ability to win the heart and mind of a viewer simply by being committed to its own innocence, particularly where Barrymore's luminous performance is concerned. A contemporary take on an old, virtually forgotten Hollywood convention--the costume adventure with middling artistic ambition but real audience appeal--Ever After is a surprisingly delightful film. --Tom Keogh
A soldier in the First World War Percy Toplis was a rake rogue and master of disguise who became the most wanted man in Britain. This is a BAFTA-winning story of high romance hilarious impudence and savage retribution. Adapted by Alan Bleasdale from the book by William Allison and John Fairley.
Bradley Hardacre owner of the brass factory as well as everything else in the town is the most ruthless of men and enjoys a life of luxury much to the disgust of Agnes Fairchild. However her plans to overthrow the Hardacre Empire are thwarted by her husband George who is ever the unswervingly loyal employee. Meanwhile to complicate matters further the loves and passions of the Hardacre girls and the Fairchild sons are heating up with some truly hilarious consequences for everyone concerned. This release features every episode from complete three series of Brass.
Big Breadwinner Hog: The rise of a vicious young thief Hog to the top of the London criminal fraternity Spindoe: A brash cockney gangster is shipped off to prison picking up on his criminal activities when he go out.
Britain's favourite sitcom, Dad's Army ran for eighty episodes over nearly ten years and is rarely far from our screens - but three of those episodes were lost many years ago and haven't been seen since 1969. Now, using Jimmy Perry and David Croft's original scripts, those three episodes have been recreated as faithfully as possible to mark the 50th anniversary of their original broadcast. Featuring a brilliant new cast that includes Kevin McNally as Captain Mainwaring, Robert Bathurst as Sergeant Wilson, Kevin Eldon as Lance Corporal Jones, David Hayman as Private Frazer, Mathew Horne as Private Walker, Timothy West as Private Godfrey and Tom Rosenthal as Private Pike, these three lost episodes can now be enjoyed again in this critically-acclaimed comedy classic! Special Features: Cast interviews Outtakes Behind the Scenes Gallery
Cruella De Vil (Glenn Close) is released from prison on good behavior swearing that she will have nothing to do with fur ever again in her life.
Academy Award Winner Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn deliver 'superb performances' Variety in a true-story spy thriller that is 'scathing arresting' (The New York Times) and laced with white-knuckle excitement. From Oscar winning director John Schlesinger and writer Steven Zaillian the film blows the lid off the modern-day American dream with its riveting story of two young men of privilege money and ambition who end up selling out their country ruining their families and destroyi
The famous Arabian sailor encounters Eris the Greek goddess of Chaos, and Proteus, the shapeshifting sea god in this new aquatic adventure.
The True Story Of the Mother of Modern Nursing. Jaclyn Smith stars as Florence Nightingale in this stirring drama. Florence was an aristocratic woman who defied Victorian society to reform hospital sanitation and to define the nursing profession as it is know today. After volunteering to travel to Scutari to care for the wounded soldiers of the Crimean War, she was scorned by her community and faced great opposition for her new way of thinking. However, through her selfless acts of caring, she quickly became known as "The Lady With The Lamp," the caring nurse whose shadow softened those wounded.
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