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...
A Horseman Riding By is a magnificent saga adapted from the book by R.F. Delderfield of rural Edwardian England from 1900 to the end of the Great War. Nigel Havers stars as Paul Craddock invalided out of the army during the Boer War to become Squire of the long neglected Devonshire Estate of Shallowford. The series charts Craddock's new life in the Valley which is challenging because of the Valley's inhabitants and the harsh consequences of war.
Following the death of patriarch Robert Hammond the fallout of his will causes ruptures amongst the brood. While his eldest son Edward (Glyn Owen) prepares to take over the family haulage business Robert's will states that equal shares also be given to his other sons Brian and David as well as his mistress and company secretary Jennifer. Featuring all the episodes from series 1 of The Brothers.
Poldark is the beloved BBC miniseries set against the stormy sociopolitical backdrop of 18th-century England. The year is 1780 and Captain Ross Poldark has just returned to Cornwall from his battles in the American War. He hopes to settle down with his inheritance and his beloved Elizabeth but false reports of his death preceded his arrival resulting in heartbreaking circumstances. In addition Poldark must also contend with his fetching new housekeeper and the family copper mines which threaten to fall into the hands of his greatest archenemy.
The entire first and second series of this romantic TV drama series set in 1780s Cornwall. The story begins when Ross Poldark (Robin Ellis) returns from the American War of Independence to claim his inheritance and marry his fiancée Elizabeth (Jill Townsend). However during his two year absence false reports of Poldark's death have been circulated and Elizabeth has found comfort in the arms of another.
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
Welcome to Cornwall England's westernmost county. The year is 1780 and the political and social atmosphere is as stormy as the sea that pounds the rocky shores. Into this landscape Captain Ross Poldark (Robin Ellis) returns from the American war to take up his inheritance and take up with his beloved Elizabeth (Jill Townsend). But with false reports of his death having reached Cornwall ahead of him what will he find? And what of the young urchin Demelza (Angharad Rees) the new ho
First half of the second series of this period Cornish costume drama first screened in the '70s. Ross returns home from the army to find that George Warleggan has dispossesed his aunt and taken over her land. Warleggan is also expecting Elizabeth to give birth to his son. Ross also goes in search of his friend Doctor Dwight Enys who is missing in action in France. With the bloody French Revolution raging Ross returns home from the army with Doctor Enys and Hugh Armitage. Armitage makes overtures to Demelza while Elizabeth's cousin languishes in an unhappy arranged marriage to Reverend Osbourne.
Welcome to Cornwall England's westernmost county. The year is 1780 and the political and social atmosphere is as stormy as the sea that pounds the rocky shores. Into this landscape Captain Ross Poldark (Robin Ellis) returns from the American war to take up his inheritance and take up with his beloved Elizabeth (Jill Townsend).
The second half of the acclaimed second series of the classic BBC drama. Welcome to Cornwall near the turn of the nineteenth century where an air of celebration pervades. However even as Admiral Lord Nelson defeats the french fleet in the battle of the Nile the situation between the recently returned Ross Poldark and George Warleggan is no nearer a conclusion. And things at home aren't much better for Ross for Demelza is playing a very dangerous game with Lord Falmouth's nephew
Invalided out of the army during the Boer War Paul Craddock accepts the invitation to become Squire of the long neglected Devonshire Estate of Shallowford. A difficult task he must use all of his charm and guile to convince the local valley inhabitants that he is up to the job. Episodes Featured Valley for Sale The Party An Outbreak of Romance A Birth and a Death The Storm
Paul Craddock is now Squire of Shallowford although Lord Gilroy his neighbour isn't impressed with his management style. Paul is married with a son but unfortunately his wife has left him to return to London her beloved suffragette movement. Episodes comprise: The Hollow Victory The Last Hot Summer Call To Arms Death Of A Hero
Dutch Release - Audio : English - Subtitles : Dutch ( optional ) all 13 episodes from Season 2 / Series 2
Roald Dahl's chillingly brilliant anthology series Tales of the Unexpected makes an expected return to DVD. Although widely-regarded as one of the greatest children's authors of all-time Roald Dahl also wrote chilling adult fiction taking the twisted ideas used to entertain children and thrilling adults with similar themes. Much-gossiped about in its day the surprising stories - usually with a sting in the tale - enthralled a nation the moment the iconic titles started. Episodes Comprise: 1. Would You Believe It? 2. Vicious Circle 3. The Boy Who Talked With Animals 4. The Best Of Everything 5. A Woman's Help 6. Shatterproof 7. The Sound Machine 8. Never Speak Ill Of The Dead 9. The Best Policy 10. The Last Bottle In The World 11. Kindly Dig Your Own Grave 12. Completely Foolproof 13. There's One Born Every Minute 14. Bosom Friends 15. A Glowing Future 16. The Way To Do It 17. Hijack
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