The complete series 1-3 plus the three Christmas specials of the 1970s BBC sitcom starring Michael Crawford as the accident-prone Frank Spencer. Well-meaning and optimistic but nave clueless and spectacularly incompetent Frank would find situations spiraling hilariously out of control. His long-suffering wife Betty can only stand by and watch as he is catapulted into a bit of trouble by the simplest task - a window cleaning job a driving test DIY or an RAF reunion. Michael Crawford was renowned for performing his own stunts in the series - some of the biggest and most dangerous in British comedy including the holiday camp bluecoat human fireworks display hanging from the exhaust of his Morris Minor as it teetered on a cliff edge and an unbelievable extended roller-skate.
Love gets a second chance - 38 years on - in this warm and witty comedy by Bob Larbey. a worldwide success, As Time Goes By stars Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer as long-lost sweethearts Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle, who lost touch after a whirlwind romance in the early 1950s when he was posted to Korea. The couple are reunited 38 years later when Lionel returns to England to write his memoirs, and Jean's agency supplies him with a secretary.
Ronnie Barker stars as Arkwright, the tight-fisted stammering shop-keeper, who would rather risk instant amputation than replace his death-trap of a till. A young David Jason plays Granville, Arkwright's ill-fated, over-worked, sexually-frustrated errand boy, while Lynda Baron is Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, the owner of an awesome bosom and an old Morris Minor and is the object of the grocer's undying lust.
All 25 episodes of the BBC comedy written by Roy Clarke. Miserly Arkwright (Ronnie Barker) employs his down-trodden nephew Granville (David Jason) at his grocer's store, while attempting to woo Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron). Season 1 episodes are: 'Full of Mysterious Promise', 'A Mattress On Wheels', 'A Nice Cosy Little Disease', 'Beware of the Dog', 'Well Catered Funeral' and 'Apples and Self Service'. Season 2 episodes are: 'Laundry Blues', 'The Reluctant Traveller', 'Fig Biscuits and Inspirational Toilet Rolls', 'The New Suit', 'Arkwright's Mobile Store', 'Shedding at the Wedding' and 'St. Albert's Day'. Season 3 episodes are: 'An Errand Boy By the Ear', 'The Ginger Men', 'Duet for Solo Bicycle', 'How to Ignite Your Errand Boy', 'The Man from Down Under' and 'The Cool Cocoa Tin Lid'. Season 4 episodes are: 'Soulmate Wanted', 'Horse-Trading', 'The Housekeeper Caper', 'The Errand Boy Executive', 'Happy Birthday Arkwright' and 'The Mystical Boudoir of Nurse Gladys Emmanuel'.
Anton Rodgers stars as middle aged solicitor Alec Callender - a partner in Semple Callender and Henty - who pines for Perry Mason style cases however seldom is faced with anything more taxing than a simple house conveyancing. Through his work Alec meets Zoe Angell played by Eve Matheson a 26 year old PE teacher befuddled by her impending divorce although neither is looking for romance there is an unmistakable spark and soon they embark on the rocky road of a 'spring and autumn'
This classic poignant BBC comedy starring Wendy Craig as the bored suburban housewife Ria looking for more from life. Ria is seemingly happy with two teenage sons but after 19 years of marriage she feels that everyone is taking her for granted and that life is passing her by.
Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's superb sitcom Yes, Prime Minister entered 10 Downing Street with Jim Hacker now Prime Minister of Britain, following a campaign to "Save the British Sausage". Whether tackling defence ("The Grand Design"), local government ("Power to the People") or the National Education Service, all of Jim Hacker's bold plans for reform generally come to nothing, thanks to the machinations of Nigel Hawthorne's complacent Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey (Jeeves to Hacker's Wooster) who opposes any action of any sort on the part of the PM altogether. This is usually achieved by discreet horse-trading. In "One of Us", for instance, Hacker relents from implementing defence cuts when he is presented with the embarrassingly large bill he ran up in a vote-catching mission to rescue a stray dog on an army firing range. Only in "The Tangled Web", the final episode of Series 2, does the PM at last turn the tables on Sir Humphrey. Paul Eddington is a joy as Hacker, whether in mock-Churchillian mode or visibly cowering whenever he is congratulated on a "courageous" idea. Jay and Lynn's script, meanwhile, is a dazzlingly Byzantine exercise in wordplay, wittily reflecting the verbiage-to-substance ratio of politics. Ironically, Yes, Prime Minister is an accurate depiction of practically all political eras except its own, the 1980s, when Thatcher successfully carried out a radical programme regardless of harrumphing senior civil servants. --David Stubbs
Long ago Lionel a dashing young British Army officer met Jean a lovely student nurse and fell deeply in love. When Lionel was shipped off to fight in the Korean war the two lost touch. Now they meet again and slowly begin to rekindle their romance. Episodes Comprise: Series 1: 1. You Must Remember This 2. Getting To Know You - Again 3. The Copper Kettle 4. Surprise Surprise 5. Relationships 6. The Picnic Series2: 1. White Hunter 2. A Weekend Away 3. Visiting Rocky 4. Why? 5. Misunderstandings 6. The Cruise 7. The Book Signing Series 3: 1. We'll Always Have Paris 2. Rocky's Wedding Day 3. Living Together But Where? 4. Covering Up 5. Moving In 6. Branching Out 7. The Mini Series 8. A Trip to Los Angeles 9. Dealing with Sally 10. Problems Problems Series 4: 1. A House Full of Women 2. Rewrites 3. Getting Rid of Gwen 4. The Affair 5. Welcome News 6. The Anniversary Party 7. Wedding Preparations 8. Wedding Day Nerves 9. Judith's New Romance 10. Improvements?
PORRIDGE SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION 4 DISC BOX SET SERIES 1 SERIES 2 SERIES 3 2 XMAS SPECIALS
All six episodes from the first series of the classic TV comedy. New Faces Old Hands: ""Twenty-three and you want to go straight? What kind of talk is that? You've got your whole life in front of you!"" It's Godber's first time in prison and Fletch is going to teach him the ways. The Hustler: Ives is such a loser that if Elizabeth Taylor had triplets he'd have been the one in the middle. But there's no way he's going to be left out of Fletch's gambling enterprise.
Long ago Lionel a dashing young British Army officer met Jean a lovely student nurse and fell deeply in love. When Lionel was shipped off to fight in the Korean war the two lost touch. Now they meet again and slowly begin to rekindle their romance. Episodes comprise: 1. The Stalker 2. The Psychotherapist 3. The Dinner Party 4. What's Wrong With Mrs Bale? 5. Alistair's Engagement 6. The House Next Door 7. A Surprise For Jean
Long ago Lionel a dashing young British Army officer met Jean a lovely student nurse and fell deeply in love. When Lionel was shipped off to fight in the Korean war the two lost touch. Now they meet again and slowly begin to rekindle their romance. Episodes Comprise: 1.A Very Personal Problem 2.Animal Magnetism 3.The Bathroom 4.Suprising News 5.Going Online
Long ago Lionel a dashing young British Army officer met Jean a lovely student nurse and fell deeply in love. When Lionel was shipped off to fight in the Korean war the two lost touch. Now they meet again and slowly begin to rekindle their romance. Episodes Comprise: 1. We'll Always Have Paris 2. Rocky's Wedding Day 3. Living Together But Where? 4. Covering Up 5. Moving In 6. Branching Out 7. The Mini Series 8. A Trip to Los Angeles 9. Dealing with Sally 10. Problems Problems
The complete second series of episodes featuring stuttering shopkeeper Arkwright (Barker) and his overworked assistant Granville (Jason). Episodes comprise: Laundry Blues / The Reluctant Traveller / Fig Biscuits And Inspirational Toilet Rolls / The New Suit / Arkwright's Mobile Store / Shedding At The Wedding / St Albert's Day
May to December - Series Two stars Anton Rodgers (Noah's Ark French Fields) as Alec the small town solicitor with a passion for Perry Mason and Eve Matheson (The Ambassador Vanity Fair) as Zoe the PE teacher who goes to Alec to file for divorce and falls in love. Series Two finds the incongruous pair moving forward with their relationship and Zoe asks Alec to move in with her. However Alec's children and Zoe's parents have other ideas and theres the ever present age gap. Things become more complicated when an old flame Dollie returns from Australia.
Beryl (Polly James) and Sandra (Nerys Hughes) are two lively friends sharing a bedsit in Liverpool. Their place is in Huskisson Street where all the action happens. Beryl's the spontaneous and scatty one whereas Sandra is quieter more cautious and refined. What they have in common is romance finance and family trouble which keeps them occupied when they're not checking out the latest fashions. First broadcast in 1971 this release features every episode from Series Two of Carla Lane's The Liver Birds.
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