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  • The Man in Room 17 - The Complete Series 2 [DVD]The Man in Room 17 - The Complete Series 2 | DVD | (03/03/2014) from £51.28   |  Saving you £-11.29 (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

    The Man is Oldenshaw: an immodest, ex-Oxford type with a mind trained to devour information like a computer. He rose to prominence during the planning of D-Day. His partner is Defraits: Oldenshaw's red-brick equal. Room 17 is the secret centre of operations for the Department of Special Research, a unit set up to study the criminal mind and handle cases that have baffled the police and security services. Answerable only to the Prime Minister, the men in Room 17 pull the strings that make the...

  • The Owl Service - Series 1 - CompleteThe Owl Service - Series 1 - Complete | DVD | (28/04/2008) from £10.49   |  Saving you £4.50 (42.90%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The definitive adaptation of Alan Garner's award-winning novel The Owl Service combines mystery adventure history and the legend surrounding a complex set of human relationships. Alison and her step-brother Roger go for the summer family holiday to a remote cottage in the Welsh Valleys. After hearing a scratching noise coming from the attic Alison discovers some old dinner plates which have a strange floral pattern on them and when she traces the pattern on paper discovers that the flowers turn into owls. But what is the connection between the plates the gardener the angry housekeeper and the mysterious local legend?

  • Nightingale's Boys - The Complete Series [DVD]Nightingale's Boys - The Complete Series | DVD | (01/07/2013) from £6.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (185.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Nightingale's Boy's shows what happens when a master at a northern grammar school, Bill 'Tweety' Nightingale, tries to organise a reunion with the boys of the 'star' class of his career: the 1949 sixth form. Nearing retirement and aware that his gifts are fading, Bill fondly regards the class as the high point of his career, and now hopes to recapture some of its alchemy; as this seven-part series unfolds, we see just how the likely lads of '49 turned out - and whether Bill is doomed to disillusion. Derek Farr - like several cast members a former teacher himself - brings great sympathy to the role of Bill Nightingale, a radical who had fought in the Spanish Civil War, and a distinguished master with 35 years' teaching experience. Each drama focuses on a particular member of his favourite class, with Anton Rodgers, Ronald Lewis, David Swift and Bernard Gallagher among the noted actors portraying the sixth-formers in adult life; writers include award-winning playwright Jack Rosenthal, Arthur Hopcraft.

  • The Man in Room 17 - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]The Man in Room 17 - The Complete Series 1 | DVD | (17/06/2013) from £12.99   |  Saving you £27.00 (207.85%)   |  RRP £39.99

    A sly sideways look at the standard '60s police procedural The Man in Room 17 concerns the ponderings of Oldenshaw and Dimmock - two exceptionally clever chaps whose minds are so highly trained that they can solve cases that leave the ordinary authorities baffled. Created by novelist and playwright Robin Chapman (from a concept by Granada supremo Denis Forman) each episode was essentially constructed as a game of two halves with the Room scenes for each episode being solely written by Chapman - who would receive a script and then deconstruct it plan where Oldenshaw and Dimmock's scenes were to appear and how the crime was to be solved.

  • The Fellows - The Complete Series [DVD]The Fellows - The Complete Series | DVD | (01/07/2013) from £8.39   |  Saving you £31.60 (376.64%)   |  RRP £39.99

    Richard Vernon and Michael Aldridge star as Home Office-appointed criminologists in this clever, humorous and highly original Granada series. Devised and co-written by the award-winning Robin Chapman - the creator of the series' famous prequel The Man in Room 17 and a veteran screenwriter and novelist whose credits also include the highly controversial Big Breadwinner Hog - The Fellows charts the continuing work and often strained relationship of Room 17's former occupants Oldenshaw and Dimmock. Now appointed to the Peel Research Fellowship at All Saints' College, Cambridge, they no longer simply solve crimes, trap spies and hunt traitors; their new brief is to investigate the changing nature of crime, ultimately advising the police, legislature and government. But the familiar cat-and-mouse game with the criminal fraternity isn't over yet, and and their ingeniously unorthodox tactics help to ensnare several lynchpins of organised crime - including infamous gangland boss Spindoe, who would take centre-stage in the eponymous cult spin-off series of 1968.

  • Village Hall - The Complete Series 2 [DVD]Village Hall - The Complete Series 2 | DVD | (24/09/2012) from £8.79   |  Saving you £11.20 (127.42%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Featuring illustrious individual casts and outstanding scripts from a writing team that includes Randall and Hopkirk star Kenneth Cope, renowned playwright Peter Terson, fan favourite comedy dramatist Donald Churchill and Coronation Street contributors Harry Kershaw and Tim Aspinall, this Granada anthology features seven dramas centred on the events unfolding in a typical village hall. Diverse storylines explore the lives and idiosyncrasies of locals and visitors alike, with buried tensions, secret loves and rivalry all rising to the surface in these gently humorous portraits of provincial English life. This second series sees the village hall hosting a beauty contest with a few surprises, the increasingly ambitious pie-making efforts of two love rivals, the controversial visit of a German brass band, and the final reunion of a wartime battalion. Performers include John Le Mesurier, Zo Wanamaker, Joan Hickson, Anton Rodgers, Kenneth Cranham, Jan Francis, and Dinah Sheridan.

  • Crown Court: Volume 8 [DVD]Crown Court: Volume 8 | DVD | (13/06/2016) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £39.99

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  • The Intruder: The Complete Series [DVD]The Intruder: The Complete Series | DVD | (31/12/2099) from £21.30   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Uncanny, unsettling and enigmatic, The Intruder is a mystery series originally aimed at a teenage audience, yet its theme of a disturbing loss of identity personified in the character of an isolated teenage boy makes for compelling viewing at any age. Adapted from John Rowe Townsend's multi-award-winning children's novel and produced by BAFTA winner Peter Plummer, whose credits include the highly acclaimed The Owl Service, this intriguing, atmospheric series is made available here for the first time in its entirety. It has been transferred from its original film materials specifically for this release. Arnold Haithwaite is a pilot a sand pilot. He pursues his strange and solitary profession on the sands of Cumbria, beside the Irish Sea. A sand pilot, like a sea pilot, must know his way about; he must have a strong sense of locality and identity. But now another figure haunts this strange landscape: a sinister intruder who claims to be the real Arnold Haithwaite...

  • Crown Court - Volume 7 [DVD]Crown Court - Volume 7 | DVD | (05/08/2013) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    A television institution that lasted for over a decade, Crown Court was a much-loved courtroom drama which, although the cases were fictional, used 'real' jurors chosen from members of the public. Multiple endings were prepared for each story, dependent on whether the accused was found guilty or acquitted of the charges, giving each story a strength and energy which raised it far above that of normal courtroom dramas. This volume contains a further twelve stories in production order, ...

  • Saturday Morning Pictures - The Best Of The Children's Film Foundation - Vol. 4 [1965]Saturday Morning Pictures - The Best Of The Children's Film Foundation - Vol. 4 | DVD | (28/10/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Runaway Railway Some young railway enthusiasts repair a derelict locomotive and find themselves inadvertently involved in a mail train robbery! Junket 89 Junket always seems to be in trouble at school but his troubles really begin when the absent minded science master allows him to borrow his experimental instant transportation machine to journey to faraway places...

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