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...
Jack Hedley stars as Alan Haldane an ex-soldier who returns to Crete, thirty years after fighting alongside the local resistance during the Second World War. Alan is wanting to take stock of his life following the sale of his boat-building business. He wants to look for his beloved Melina, from whom he has heard nothing from in his years away from the island. When he arrives in Crete he finds the ghosts of the past waiting for him, along with those who wish to do him harm. The shadows of his past interrupt and threaten his present happiness. When an old friend tells him Melina passed away and left a daughter, his daughter, Alan decides to stay on the island to be close to his new family. When he meets Annika (Betty Arvaniti), Melina's sister he falls in love with her. However, he does not take into account the hatred of the elderly Katerina (Patience Collier) who breathes new life into an old feud, and puts his life at serious risk. Torn between fear and desire Alan is slowly but surely separated from the past. According to Greek mythology, when you die Charon, the ferryman, takes you over the River Styx to the realm of the dead, Hades, for this he must be paid. The plot of the series reaches the unbearable pitch of a genuine Greek tragedy by the stunning final episode. The question is: who will die? Who Pays The Ferryman? was originally transmitted by the BBC in 1977. The programme was a major success, watched by millions, the theme tune made the top ten and Michael J. Bird (The Lotus Eaters) established himself as one of the leading screenwriters of the time. This long requested series is exclusively restored and presented here for the first time in the UK, released as a 3-disc DVD.
He was dashing debonair and daring. He had pledged to fight evil to undertake any dangerous or delicate mission on behalf of his sovereign. He was fin de siecle gentleman Adam Adamant. Was and is - for Adam Adamant Lives! A Vintage Year for Scoundrels: Lured from an opulent ballroom to the rat-ridden streets of Edwardian Stepney Adam Adamant confronts his most deadly enemy - the Face an evil genius who condemns him to a state of suspended animation entombed in a block of ice. When he awakens sixty-four years later in the sordid swinging sixties streets of Soho the bemused and befuddled adventurer is befriended by Georgina Jones and is quickly plunged into the twilight world of gangsters and protection rackets. Death Has a Thousand Faces: Why does death lie in wait for the man with the stick of rock? What does the coded cipher hidden inside it mean? To find out Adam and Georgina drive to Blackpool where they're enmeshed in a world of drama and danger where fear lurks in every fairground and the executioner's block in the Horror Museum awaits another noble neck. As the seconds tick away it looks as if Blackpool's Golden Mile will be reduced to a pile of dust-swirling debris - can Adam prevent it from becoming a mere golden memory?
More episodes from the long running TV sci-fi series. It is the year 2050 and mankind has esablished a space city on Jupiter's Moon. In orbit around the moon is the spaceship Ilea home of Columbus College University Of Space. Jupiter Moon is an epic drama about the loves passions and ambitions of young people growing up in an alien and dangerous environment many million miles away from Earth.
Features eight movies. In 'Texan' a retired pilot grows suspicious of his wife's actions when he discovers that she is meeting with another man and withdrawing money from the bank... Also features: 'The Investigator' 'Teach 109' 'Another Round' 'Hogg's Heaven' 'Museum Of Love' 'Once In A Blue Moon' and 'Hearts Of Stone'.
The Investigator - Starring Vincent D'Onofrio (thumbsucker) and Anne Heche (Birth). An insurance investigator encounter's a mysterious woman. Was it fate or mere circumstance? Suspense.Teach 109 - Starring Jason Patric (Narc) Elizabeth Perkins (Cats and Dogs) and James Earl Jones (Summer's End). Based on an idea by Isaac Asimov. A young medical intern must perform a risky operation on a robot. Science Fiction.Another Round - Starring Alison Elliot (Birth) and Brett Cullen (National Security). A young waitress learns she will have to spend Valentine's Day alone while her boyfriend plays cards with his friends. Romantic Comedy.Hogg's Heaven - Starring Keith Gordon (Delivering Milo) and Shirley Knight (Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya-Sisterhood). A man decides to give his parents a second chance. Dramatic Comedy.Texan - Starring Dana Delany (Final Jeopardy) and directed by Treat Williams (Hollywood Endings). A retired fighter pilot suspects his beautiful young wife of adultery and other wrongdoings. Suspense.Museum Of Love - Starring Samantha Mathis (The Punisher) and directed by Christian Slater (Windtalkers). A young man deserted by his girlfriend turns himself and his home into a museum - a painful remembrance of lost love. Drama.Once In A Blue Moon - Starring Fisher Stevens (Undisputed) Jeff Silverman (Holy Smoke) and Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy). Surrealist twist of fate in someone's life when a pregnant fallen angel must be confronted. Drama.Hearts Of Stone - Starring Glen Plummer (The Day After Tomorrow). Two rival Los Angeles gangs decide to settle their differences with a one-on-one game of Russian roulette. Action.
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