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.
First transmitted in 1973 this release features every episode from Series One and Two of 'Last Of The Summer Wine'. Episode titles: Short Back And Palais Glide Inventor Of The 40-Foot Ferret Pate And Chips Spring Fever The New Mobile Trio Hail Smiling Morn Or Thereabouts Forked Lightning Who's That Dancing With Nora Batty Then? The Changing Face Of Rural Blamire Some Enchanted Evening A Quiet Drink Ballad For Wind Instruments And Canoe Northern Flying Circus.
Episodes Comprise: Season 17 1. Leaving Home Forever or Till Teatime 2. Bicycle Bonanza 3. The Glamour of the Uniform 4. The First Human Being to Ride a Hill 5. Captain Clutterbuck's Treasure 6. Desperate for a Duffield 7. The Suit That Turned Left 8. Beware of the Elbow 9. The Thing in Wesley's Shed 10. Brushes at Dawn 11. A Leg Up for Christmas 12. Extra! Extra! Season 18 1. The Love Mobile 2. A Clean Sweep 3. The Mysterious C.W. Northrop 4. A Double for Howard 5. How to Create a Monster 6. Deviations with Davenport 7. According to the Prophet Bickerdyke 8. Next Kiss Please 9. Destiny and Six Bananas 10. A Sidecar Named Desire
Christmas in Holmfi rth is always full of festive fun as these cracking Christmas Specials spectacularly show. Here we see Compo feeling a little frosty having trouble scraping enough together to buy his beloved Nora the perfect present – could Auntie Wainwright have the answer? Howard has a problem too: he’s got a present to give to Pearl and keep from Marina all at the same time. But the lack of wise men is more than made up for with a surplus of Santas. There’s one on the rooftops four on the doorstep and one very sozzled one enjoying a silent night locked in a pub. That’s what you call a very merry Holmfi rth Christmas.
Following the phenomenal success of Monty Python s Flying Circus Michael Palin and Terry Jones created this unforgettable BAFTA-winning series of comic plays for the BBC. Gleefully parodying the conventions of Boy s Own-style adventure Ripping Yarns sees Palin taking the protagonist s role in nine rip-roaring stories from stirring tales of sporting endeavour intrepid exploration and wartime heroism to skulduggery supernatural mystery and murder... and of course the notorious exploits of Eric Olthwaite - Yorkshire s most interesting outlaw. An illustrious supporting cast includes John Le Mesurier Iain Cuthbertson Denholm Elliott Joan Sanderson and Don Henderson with Terry Jones starring in one episode and fellow former Python John Cleese also making a cameo appearance; the series was produced and directed by the multi award-winning team of Terry Hughes (The Two Ronnies) Jim Franklin (The Goodies) and Alan J.W. Bell (The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy). Both series originally aired between 1976 and 1979 are released in this special-edition set with special features including deleted scenes a 1983 documentary Comic Roots in which Palin revisits his native Sheffield and Secrets the only surviving recording of Palin and Jones 1973 screenplay for the BBC s darkly comic (now sadly wiped) Black and Blue anthology series.
We return to the beautiful Yorkshire village of Holmfi rth where our famous trio of troublemakers has officially become a quartet. Spreading their usual chaos and mayhem wherever they go, Clegg, Truly, Alvin, and Billy are back for more mischief. Follow the boys as they meet a stranger planning to float to Ilkley on an inflatable swan, encounter a womanising flower arranger, and come up with a devilish plan to get rid of Clegg's unwelcome cousin, Aubrey. Clegg gets stuck in a tree while trying to prove a point, and Alvin trains to become an astronaut. All this and Nora Batty goes blonde.
Some remember him from the Goons some through his army autobiographies or his poems but it is his work on television that has stamped Spike Milligan's surreal chaotic and devastatingly funny humour on the nations imagination. This compilation features classic moments such as The Lost Forever in the Bermuda Triangle Holiday the Eurovision Joke Contest Michael Parkinson at the Soldierama Massage Parlour Spike as the singing Viking Maiden and loads more assorted lunacy from the
Annie has a unique view of the world. It is as though she has a ley line running through her brain and when logic hits it it gets bent ever so slightly and goes running off at a tangent. Her condition becomes more extreme as she suffers a series of strokes robbing her of the ability to put words to things... Thora Hird gives one of her best ever performances as the scared old lady with a twinkle in her eye and Pete Postlewaite is typically brilliant in his understated portrayal of Deric.
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