This classic series deals with Allied prisoners of war imprisoned at the supposedly escape-proof Colditz Castle during World War II and their many attempts to escape captivity as well as the relationships formed between the various nationalities and their German captors. One memorable episode portrays the attempts of a prisoner Wing Commander Marsh (Michael Bryant) to get out of Colditz by feigning insanity. He succeeds but is pushed to the limits of his sanity in the process...
INCLUDES ALL 25 EPISODES Available to own for the very first time this prestigious and acclaimed 1970s BBC drama series follows the lives of the daring young pilots of the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Wings Series One Spring 1915. In an England still largely untouched by the horrors of the Great War young men like Alan Farmer (Tim Woodward) and Charles Gaylion (Michael Cochrane) - join the RFC to earn their wings still believing in the 'camaraderie of the air'. Their instructor Captain Triggers (Nicholas Jones) knows the truth. German and British airmen are beginning to shoot at each other - and the air war is changing. Soon it will be 'kill or be killed'... Wings Series Two The air war on the Western Front is becoming ever more violent and brutal. A new German Fokker monoplane is devastating the obsolete British BE2s and the fledgling RFC is in danger of being decimated... Unofficially Captain Triggers' C Flight are given 'Forward Action' status - and told to develop new weapons and tactics to take on and destroy the German fighters...
This highly regarded Thames anthology from the 1980s presented a diverse range of high-quality single dramas that would serve as pilots for possible future series. Among these screenplays were many notable successes: these included 'Woodentop', which introduced The Bill's much-loved characters PC Carver and WPC Ackland; 'Lytton's Diary', both created by and starring Peter Bowles; and linked screenplays The Traitor' and 'A Question of Commitment', featuring Alec McCowen in the role of master spycatcher Mr Palfrey. Episodes Comprise: Inspector Ghote Moves in. Judgement Day. Secrets. Woodentop. The Traitor. Lytton's Diary. King & Castle. Ladies in Charge. Thank You, Miss Jones. Making News. Snakes and Ladders. A Question of Commitment. Hunted Down. Special Features: Singles' Night: Starring Robin Nedwell. Originally produced as a Storyboard edition, this play was ultimately transmitted outside the series banner.
The old lady of UK crime-drama finally makes its way to DVD with this box set of series. Bringing hard-hitting storylines and gritty acting The Bill was something of a revolution when it first hit our screen courtesy of ITV. Now in it's 21 year the Bill continues to march on to TV legend status. Episodes comprise: 1. Funny Ol' Business - Cops & Robbers 2. A Friend In Need 3. Clutching At Straws 4. Long Odds 5. It's Not Such A Bad Job After All 6. The Drugs Raid 7. A Dange
Mitch: The Complete Series (3 Discs)
Legendary Z Cars police chiefs reunited to head up special task force. The classic long running police series starring Stratford Johns and Frank Windsor that became one of the BBC's most successful spin-offs. Stratford Johns stars as no-nonsense DCS Charlie Barlow, a tough, relentless and sharp-tongued copper, with Frank Windsor as his even-tempered sidekick DS John Watt. Together they tackle the force's most heinous crimes, and unravel the most perplexing cases. The two hard-nosed ...
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The classic BBC TV series. Regarded by many to be the best incarnation of the Baker Street sleuth Douglas Wilmer gives a career-defining performance in this celebrated BBC series. Intelligent quick on his heels and bearing a striking resemblance to the original Sidney Paget illustrations Wilmer’s portrayal is possibly the closest to Conan Doyle’s original vision that there has ever been. In 2012 his status as legend within the Sherlock pantheon was cemented when he was asked to make a cameo appearance in Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch. The first story in this series The Speckled Band was originally produced as part of the BBC drama strand Detectives. Appearing alongside Wilmer as Holmes’ loyal companion Dr John Watson was the great Nigel Stock. Such was the success of the adaptation that Wilmer and Stock were reunited a year later for a full 12-part series. With a supporting cast that included Clochemerle star Peter Madden as Inspector Lestrade TV veteran Derek Francis as Mycroft Holmes and guest stars such as Peter Wyngarde (Department S The Innocents) and Patrick Troughton (Doctor Who) the popularity of the series gave rise to a second series in which the role of Sherlock was played by Peter Cushing. Presented for the first time on UK DVD this long-awaited release also includes an array of fascinating special features including two reconstructions of partially-surviving episodes an alternative presentation of the Detectives pilot an alternative title sequence an interview with Douglas Wilmer and a number of newly-recorded audio commentaries. Bonus Features: Original 1964 Detectives pilot episode The Speckled Band All surviving episodes from the 1965 series Alternative Spanish audio presentation of The Speckled Band Alternative title sequence for The Illustrious Client The Abbey Grange episode reconstruction featuring a newly-filmed sequence of Douglas Wilmer reading the first half of the story followed by all surviving original footage The Bruce-Partington Plans episode reconstruction using all surviving original footage and original shooting scripts Douglas Wilmer … on Television (2012 Simon Harries 20 mins): the iconic actor discusses his career in British film and television Five audio commentaries including contributions from Douglas Wilmer and celebrated directors Peter Cregeen and Peter Sasdy all moderated by actor-comedian Toby Hadoke Fully illustrated booklet with new essays and full episode credits
Inspector Kate Longton (Anna Carteret) takes up the mantel from Inspector Jean Darblay (Stephanie Turner) in the fourth series of Juliet Bravo Episodes Comprise: 1.Teamwork 2.Teacher's Pet 3.Retribution 4.Solvent Solution 5.Who's Your Friend 6.Mates 7.Bad Seed 8.Doors 9.Guilt 10.John The Lad 11.Who Says The War Is Over? 12.Off Duty 13.Simple Simon 14.Backtrack
Both a critical and ratings success on its original ITV transmission The Sandbaggers was lauded in 2003 by the New York Times as being ""The best spy series in TV history"". 'The Sandbaggers' is a nickname for the Special Section of the British Secret Service - a team of special agents who were deployed during the Cold War. Run by the dour single-minded Neil Burnside (Roy Marsden) the 'Sandbaggers' are headed by the brash but conscientious Willie Caine (Ray Lonnen). In a game of cat-and-mouse between foreign powers the stakes are high and the chances of a Sandbagger being killed in action is not small. An ex-Sandbagger himself Burnside must try to keep his operatives alive while contending with the political machinations and dictates of the government. Features the complete third series. Episodes Comprise: 1. All In A Good Cause 2. To Hell With Justice 3. Unusual Approach 4. My Name Is Anna Wiseman 5. Sometimes We Play Dirty Too 6. Who Needs Enemies 7. Opposite Numbers
Nothing is as it seems behind the well-trimmed hedges of the picturesque cottages in the idyllic English county of Midsomer. Beneath the tranquil surface of sleepy village life exist dark secrets scandals and downright evil. John Nettles stars as the humorous thoughtful and methodical Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. This Christmas Collection includes four fantastic episodes! Ghosts Of Christmas Past: It is Christmas in Midsomer. A shot rings out from Draycott House. Nine years later the whole Villiers family come together again. At the police station DCI Barnaby heads home and asks Sgt Scott to contact him if anything happens warning him that: 'Things have a habit of happening around Christmas time.' Death Of A Stranger: Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby and Sergeant Troy investigate a murder. DCI Barnaby returns from a winter holiday to discover an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood. While he was away Supt Ronald Pringle just before his retirement quickly arrested a local young man. But Barnaby suspects that he is innocent which is only reinforced when there is an apparent suicide at the same spot. A Talent For Life: In Malham Bridge former socialite and feisty pensioner Isobel Hewitt is accused of assault by fellow fly fisher Margaret Seagrove. When Barnaby and Troy investigate the allegations they discover that all is not well on the Midsomer riverbanks. The investigation takes a more serious turn when two bodies are discovered in the river. Are they the victims of an uncalculated attack by poachers or was there a more sinister motive? Shot At Dawn: The Court Marshall and execution of Tommy Hicks for desertion during World War I ignites a feud between the Hammonds and the Hicks which lasts for 90 years. Duggie Hammond always felt guilty about his forced involvement in Tommy's unjust death. During a ceremony at the village war memorial Tommy's son Lionel unveils a plaque for his father. Colonel Henry Hammond who supported the execution finds the ceremony farcical and lets his feelings be known. When Henry is later executed Barnaby and Jones investigate.
Jill Gascoine stars as tough, no-nonsense female cop Maggie Forbes. Made at a time when there were very few ranking female officers in the police force, The Gentle Touch not only showed police procedure within a Metropolitan Police CID unit but also allowed insight into how a woman might cope with such a role in what was very much a man's world. An instant hit with viewers, The Gentle Touch become one of the most successful police dramas ever made. This fifth series sees DI Maggie Forbes facing the continuing challenges of policing in the Eighties, with powerful and contemporary storylines from a writing team that includes Terence Feely (Callan), Tony Hoare (Minder) and Peter Hammond (Z Cars); Lysette Anthony, Gordon Kaye, Lynda Bellingham and Louise Jameson guest-star.
Available to own for the very first time this prestigious and acclaimed 1970s BBC drama series follows the lives of the daring young pilots of the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Spring 1915. In an England still largely untouched by the horrors of the Great War young men dream of flying and joining the new elite - the 'cavalry of the clouds'. Two such young men - working class blacksmith Alan Farmer (Tim Woodward) and Hussars officer Charles Gaylion (Michael Cochrane) - join the RFC to earn their wings still believing in the 'camaraderie of the air...' Their instructor Captain Triggers (Nicholas Jones) knows the truth. German and British pilots and observers are beginning to shoot at each other - and the air war is changing. Soon it will be 'kill or be killed'... With breathtaking aerial film sequences using authentic vintage aircraft replicas and gripping air-to-air filming Wings is one of the very finest war drama series ever produced by British television. The aircraft were provided by Bianchi Aviation Services (Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines The Blue Max) This series was first broadcast on BBC1 from 2nd January 1977 to 20th March 1977 and this set includes all twelve episodes.
Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby and Sergeant Troy investigate a murder. DCI Barnaby returns from a winter holiday to discover an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood. While he was away Supt Ronald Pringle just before his retirement quickly arrested a local young man. But Barnaby suspects that he is innocent which is only reinforced when there is an apparent suicide at the same spot.
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