Another adventure for everyone's favourite time-traveller. Answering the Brigadier's space/time telegraph, the Doctor (Tom Baker), Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter) arrive in the village of Tulloch, near Loch Ness. A series of attacks have taken place on local oil rigs, and many are blaming the legendary monster. The Doctor discovers the creature to be the Skarasen - cyborg pet of invading aliens the Zygons. Their own planet having been destroyed and their spaceship crippled, th...
Another adventure for everyone's favourite Time Lord. Still chafing at his exile to the planet Earth, the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) is called in to observe the Inferno drilling experiment of Professor Stahlman (Olaf Pooley). Stahlman's search for a new form of energy goes horribly wrong when a green slime emitted from the drill site transforms any who come into contact with it into primeval monsters. Meanwhile, after experimenting with the TARDIS console, the Doctor finds himself transported sidew...
The TARDIS doors open while the ship is still in flight by accident. Although they have arrived back on Earth in the 1960s, a time they have been trying to return to since they all met, the travellers soon realise that something is very wrong. The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan discover that they have all be reduced in size and the world they are now exploring has dangers at every turn...
Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before. Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction, but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977 their boss George Cowley, head of CI5, couldn't put it more succinctly than his opening gambit: anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals;. Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained more than 35 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives, the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time. FEATURES ON THIS EDITION: Restorations of all 57 episodes from the camera-original negatives 5.1 tracks from original sound elements Remastered original mono and separate music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson s original scores All Series One episodes feature original Assault Course titles Without Walls: 1996 Channel 4 documentary on The Professionals Photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images PDF material featuring scripts and memorabilia And much more!
Blake's 7 was the hit BBC space opera launched in the wake of Star Wars, though with a grittier sensibility and produced on a fraction of the budget. Over 13 episodes the first series introduced freedom-fighter Blake (Gareth Thomas) as he escaped from the Orwellian Federation, gathered a crew of low-life rebels, salvaged an alien starship called the Liberator, and began striking back against the forces of Supreme Commander Servalan (sultry Jacqueline Pearce). The effects were cheap, and alien planets were represented by a disused quarry or an industrial complex, but the strong characters and cynical storylines created by Doctor Who veteran Terry Nation remain involving. The perfect foil for Blake was Paul Darrow's Avon, a near psychopathic criminal mastermind who only fought to save his skin. The cowardly Vila (Michael Keating) was almost as memorable, while the female leads were Jenna (Sally Knyvette), a smuggler and pilot, and determined Auron telepath Cally (Jan Chappell). Also on board was Gan (David Jackson), inhibited from violence by a brain implant. With even the good guys being criminals, including murderers, this was a galaxy far, far away from previous screen space opera. Though undeniably dated, the show is still vintage TV SF, right from the opening three-parter "The Way Back / Spacefall / Cygnus Alpha" to the cliff-hanging shocker "Orac", which introduces the final member of the un-magnificent seven. On the DVD: Blake's 7, Series 1 presents the 13 episodes across five DVDs so as to maximise picture quality. Following the BBC's Doctor Who DVDs the 4:3 images are as strong as one could expect from a 1970s TV show shot partly on video (interiors) and 16 mm film (exteriors). Film shots have some grain and vary considerably in quality while the video material shows occasional minor tearing and flaws in the tape. Otherwise these are as good as Blake's 7 is ever going to look. The same is true of the mono sound, which is clear and undistorted. Each DVD is introduced with a CGI reincarnation of the series' famous logo and three episodes are offered with a commentary. These are "Spacefall" (Sally Knyvette, Michael Keating and producer David Maloney), "Seek-Locate-Destroy" (Keating, Jacqueline Pearce and Stephen Greif) and "Project Avalon" (Knyvette, Pearce and Greif). The chat ranges from high-school reunion playfulness, including singing the title music, to some more serious insights into making the show, to an amusing running debate as to whether Glynis Barber appears in "Project Avalon". Other extras are "2 out takes, a missing scene, 1 robot, 2 flat feet and a blooper". These are exactly what they say: an extract from Blue Peter in 1978 with Lesley Judd making a Blake's 7 bracelet; nine clip compilations introducing the main characters; a synopsis for each episode; and a trailer for the Series 2 DVDs. --Gary S Dalkin
The complete box set of all four series! The series that finally broke the mould of the stereotypical British copper as seen through the eyes of television and laid the foundations for later police actioneers such as The Sweeney and The Professionals. The 'Special Branch' was a division of Scotland Yard that investigated government security leaks people-trafficking fanatics spies and other such anarchists.
Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom
Patrick Troughton's Doctor encounters the Cybermen in London in this classic adventure narrated by Frazer Hines. Arriving on Earth in 1975 the Doctor Jamie and Zoe discover that the component manufacturers International Electromagnetics has a vice-like grip on the world's technology. When he encounters the firm's company director the Doctor realises that there is something very odd about Tobias Vaughan... Vaughan is in fact in alliance with the Cybermen and together they are masterminding an aggressive invasion of Earth. If the Doctor and his friends are to defeat them they must risk life and limb in an adventure of epic proportions.
To eat the fruit of the lotus is to lose the desire to return home. But everyone who does has a reason. Shepherd's bar is a focal point for a group of expatriates living in and around a small town on the isle of Crete. Run and owned by reformed Alcoholic Erik Shepherd the bar is a temptation that is never far from Erik's mind and his faltering marriage to Ann (Wanda Ventham) provides little respite from his addiction. When Donald Culley (James Kerry) arrives on the island the populace are drawn to this charming handsome stranger. However Culley knows something about Ann that could prove far more devastating that Erik's drinking. Featuring the complete series 1 of the BBC's The Lotus Eaters.
The TARDIS arrives on an English coastline in the year 1066. Exploring the Doctor discovers that one of his own people the Monk is conspiring to wipe out the Viking fleet and thus allow King Harold to face the forces of William of Normandy with a fresh army at the Battle of Hastings. The Doctor succeeds in thwarting the Monk's plans and leaves him trapped in England.
A huge success for Thames Television, Van der Valk stars Barry Foster as the no-nonsense Dutch detective whose exploits enthralled ITV audiences over three decades. As head of Amsterdam CID he has to contend with murder, blackmail, missing persons and the more tricky cases that come the way of the Dutch police! Created by Nicolas Freeling, this ratings-topping series co-stars Michael Latimer, Nigel Stock and Ronald Hines, and guest stars include Clifford Rose, Geoffrey Bayldon, Michael Sheard, Paul Eddington, Sydney Tafler, Lisa Daniely, Jane Lapotaire, Freddie Jones, Hildegard Neil, Patrick Troughton, Suzy Kendall, Bob Hoskins, Pamela Salem, Ian Hendry, Jane Merrow, Tom Bell, Amanda Burton, Kenneth Cranham, Brian Cox and Anthony Valentine. This set contains all five series, including the feature-length specials that were made in the early 1990s.
Based on the book by Percival Christopher Wren Beau Geste tells the tale of three inseparable Geste brothers Beau Digby and John who have been adopted into the wealthy household of Lady Brandon. When money grows tight in the household Lady Brandon is forced to sell her most treasured possession the mighty 'Blue Water' sapphire. When this goes missing each of the young men confesses to being the thief in order to protect the other. One-by-one they head off to join the Fr
This is the UK region 2 DVD release by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It is catalogue number CDR 18280.
Welcome to the picture-perfect New England town of Stars Hollow Connecticut. Founded in 1779. Population 9 973. Home of 32 year old Lorelai and her 16 year old daughter Rory: the Gilmore Girls. Quick-witted Lorelai manager of historic Independence Inn is mother to Rory (Alexis Bledel); her daughter's best friend confidante and mentor who's determined to help her avoid the mistakes that sidetracked Lorelai when she was a teen... Episodes Comprise: 1. Pilot 2. The Lorelais'
Based on the 1978 book Children Of Vodyanoi by David Wiltshire and adapted by Robert Holmes this gripping horror/science fiction drama tells the tale of a lonely Scottish island stalked by a brutal killer who may be from another world... Dismembered corpses are found and a flickery film of one of the murders seems to show a terrifying shadowy monster. Adapted by veteran Dr Who scribe Robert Holmes from the story by David Wiltshire.
First broadcast in 1979 Shoestring became one of the most popular British private detective shows of all time with Trevor Eve playing the dishevelled private eye-turned-radio show host Eddie Shoestring. Episodes Comprise: 1. Private Ear 2. Knock for Knock 3. Higher Ground 4. An Uncertain Circle 5. Listen to Me 6. Nine Tenths of The Law 7. The Link-Up 8. Stamp Duty 9. Find the Lady 10. The Partnership 11. I'm a Believer
The complete 3rd series of the crime action series starring John Thaw Dennis Waterman and Garfield Morgan. Featuring all 13 episodes from the 1976 season the episodes have been digitally restored from the original materials and presented with a new Dolby 5.1 track. Episode Titles: 1. Selected Target 2. In From The Cold 3. Visiting Fireman 4. Tomorrow Man 5. Taste of Fear 6. Bad Apple 7. May 8. Sweet Smell of Succession 9. Down to You Brother 10. Pay Off 11. Loving Arms 12. Lady Luck 13. On the Run
From 1971 to 1980 millions followed the drama and spectacle of this lavishly-filmed television series following the trials and triumphs loves and betrayals adventures and disasters of James his family and others in the Onedin Line fleet and boardroom. Five years have passed and it is now 1875. Although the Age of Steam is coming fast James is still investing in sail ships - does he know something others don't? The death of Albert Frazer finds Elizabeth taking control of the line and beginning a romance with one of her captains. And while James is spending more time with Charlotte and her governess is his hard-heartedness about to lose him his only real friend? Originally transmitted: 25/04/1976 - 27/06/1976. Due to the archive nature of the footage sound and picture quality may vary.
Lighthearted detective series set in the West Country, about Eddie Shoestring, a radio-phone-in detective
Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before. Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction, but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977 their boss George Cowley, head of CI5, couldn't put it more succinctly than his opening gambit: anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I've got special men experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals . Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained 35 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time. Features: Brand-new, High Definition restorations of all 13 episodes in series two from the camera-original negatives Brand-new 5.1 tracks from original sound elements Remastered original as-broadcast mono tracks Remastered music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson's original scores HD photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images All episodes are presented in their original production order PDF material featuring scripts and memorabilia Archive footage featuring additional material, advert break bumpers, US sales trailer and more English HOH subtitles
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