Carry On star Sid James stars as Citizen James in the hilarious 1960s TV comedy series.Sid James as Sid and Bill Kerr as Bill, are joined by Liz Fraser as Liz, Sid's long-suffering fiance, and a supporting cast that includes Sydney Tafler, John Bluthal, Patricia Hayes, Bob Todd, Frank Thornton, Irene Handl, Lance Percival, Derek Nimmo and film star Cecil Parker.In Series One, written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton (Hancock, Steptoe & Son), Sid James is the hard-working layabout, gambler and con artist, hanging out in Charlie's Nosh Bar and on the Soho streets, occasionally stopping off at Liz's drinking club to borrow money to pay off his gambling debts and cons gone wrong.In Series Two and Three written by Sid Green and Dick Hills (Morecambe & Wise), Sid is now accompanied by Sydney Tafler in the new role of Sid's mate Charlie, as they take on teenagers, watch dogs, trial by jury and a very crusty loaf.These are the only known surviving episodes and comprise the complete Series One, along with two episodes each from Series Two and Three.
As seen on the BBC Part 1 of the last series made by the greatest steeplejack of our time. This new series was completed by Fred Dibnah before his death in November last year. He sets out on a grand tour of Britain's industrial past - in search of the engineering and mechanical skills which made Britain the 'workshop of the world' - aboard his beloved 1912 steam traction engine which he had spent 27 years restoring.
One Direction: This Is Us is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall Zayn Liam Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction. Directed by Morgan Spurlock the film is produced by Simon Cowell Adam Milano Morgan Spurlock and Ben Winston. The executive producers are Richard Griffiths Harry Magee Will Bloomfield Doug Merrifield Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin.
The life of famed East End luminary Lenny McLean gets a touching, personal treatment in The Guv'nor. Famous (and infamous) as a bareknuckle boxer, bouncer, enforcer, and doorman from the late 60s, McLean's journey from unlicensed fighter to best-selling author and star of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels is also the story of a working class man from Hoxton weathering the changing decades before his untimely death in 1998. Director Paul Van Carter follows his son Jamie as he explores his father's story, from troubled upbringing to stardom, on the way meeting a variety of East London characters to director Guy Richie. What emerges is a picture of a complex, troubled and driven family man.
Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged behind-thescenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director - a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.
Andrew Marr's Box Of Britain
This documentary follows 30 years of Britain's best loved music festival and features Coldplay, Blur, David Bowie and many more.
Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (Dir. Mel Stuart 1971): It's everybody's non-pollutionary anti-institutionary pro-confectionery factory of fun! Thirty-five years after this merry movie charmed audiences with a colourful mix of song humour and life lessons the Candy Man still wields magic especially now in a vibrant new print with a soundtrack in true stereo. From the classic Roald Dahl story comes a lip-smacking delight with jolly tunes among them 'The Candy Man' and 'Pure Imagination'. With a golden ticket young Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) wins a tour of the factory of wily mogul Wonka (Gene Wilder) and run by his Oompa-Loompa crew. There Charlie his Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) and others discover a kind heart is a finer possession than a sweet tooth. Don't let the tour leave without you! Danny Champion Of The World (Dir. Gavin Millar 1989): In a small English town a widowed father and his son own and operate a gas station that rests on land coveted by a local developer. They must fight to keep their land and retain the traditional values they have come to live by against harsh government inspectors who are privately in league with the developer. The Witches (Dir. Nicolas Roeg 1990): Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they've turned into a mouse! Luke a young boy recently orphaned is brought to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid the world of all children!
The history of a country under siege is the backdrop for this story of Liz Grainger an Englishwoman who is being recruited by a British intelligence agency during the height of World War II. Since the Armed Forces have been reduced by German counter-intelligence activities it has become imperative to gather civilian volunteers to work with the Resistance forces in occupied France. The agents are trained and deployed into service by Colonel James Cadogan who will use any means necessary to meet the primary needs of his organization: to transmit vital information on German activities to the intelligence network in London. Liz in her role with the Resistance finds espionage romance intrigue suspense. This superb box set features the entire three season of Wish Me Luck
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans documents McQueen's obsession to make 'the ultimate racing movie' through present day interviews with his family, including his son Chad McQueen and ex-wife Neile Adams McQueen and key members of the production team, along with a wealth of previously undiscovered, unseen 'behind the scenes' footage filmed on set in 1970. Evoking a special era and bringing this fascinating story to life for the first time, Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans redefines the myth and magic of Steve McQueen the movie star and sheds new light on Steve McQueen the visionary filmmaker.
Something like a perfect artistic union is achieved in the major components of Paris, Texas: the twang of Ry Cooder's guitar, the lonely light of Robbie Muller's camera, the craggy landscape of Harry Dean Stanton's face. In his greatest role, longtime character actor Stanton plays a man brought back to his old life after wandering in the desert (or somewhere) for four years. He has a 7-year-old son to get to know, and his wife has gone missing. The material is much in the wanderlust spirit of director Wim Wenders, working from a script by Sam Shepard and L.M. Kit Carson. If the long climactic conversation between Stanton and Nastassja Kinski renders the movie uneven and slightly inscrutable, it's hard to think of a more fitting ending--and besides, the achingly empty American spaces stick longer in the memory than the dialogue. Winner of the top prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. --Robert Horton
Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
The original 7 Up, broadcast in 1964 as a World in Action special, featured children from widely different social backgrounds sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. Inspired by World in Action founder editor Tim Hewat's passionate interest in both the Jesuit saying: 'Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man', and 1960s Britain's rigid class system, this unique, groundbreaking series set out to discover how far the children's lives were pre-determined by their background. Director Michael Apted has returned every seven years to chart the group's progress, documenting the participants as they have become adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between; the very first example of a programme recording real people living real lives this landmark series has won an array of awards. 56 Up, broadcast in 2012, returns to visit the people whose lives have been publicly tracked since they were seven, and sees more of the original line-up taking part than ever before, with one participant, Peter, deciding to re-join the series after almost 30 years.
We Can Be Heroes is the groundbreaking mockumentary series that follows the journey of five extraordinary Australians as they compete for the prestigious title of Australian of the Year. Chris Lilley brings to life five characters - Phil a policeman turned rescue hero who becomes a motivational speaker after saving nine children from a runaway jumping castle; Ricky a Chinese physics genius and aspiring actor who plays the lead in a musical about Aborigines; Ja'mie a self-promoting private schoolgirl who shows off by sponsoring 85 Sudanese refugees; Daniel and Nathan twin farm boys embarking on a world first eardrum transplant.
Hammond & May are back with another Top Gear Special, exclusive to DVD for 2011!
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg decided to go outside... 7 days, 1000 miles, 1 brain cell.
During the Apollo lunar missions from 1968 to 1972, those on-board were given 16mm cameras and told to film anything and everything they could, in space, in orbit, and on the surface of the moon itself. Two decades later, filmmaker Al Reinert went into the NASA vaults to create this extraordinary compendium of their journeys and experiences.Assembled from hundreds of hours of the astronauts’ own footage, with a soundtrack made up of their memories and a specially composed score by Brian Eno, the film takes the form of one journey to the moon and back again, building with elegant simplicity and exquisite construction to create an overwhelming vision of human endeavour and miraculous experience.At once intimate and awe-inspiring, For All Mankind is a genuinely mesmerising firsthand document of one of the high points of the 20th century. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Criterion’s beautiful high-definition restoration of the film for its UK home viewing premire in a comprehensive, director-approved edition. Special Features: A new high-definition transfer, supervised by director Al Reinert New 5.1 soundtrack remastered from original sound stems (BD-only) Audio commentary featuring Al Reinert and Eugene A. Cernan An Accidental Gift: The Making of For All Mankind documentary A gallery of Alan Bean’s artwork, inspired by his life as an astronaut NASA Sound Archive and lift-off footage Optional on-screen identification of astronauts and mission specialists New, optional English subtitles (SDH) for the hearing impaired A full-colour booklet featuring essays, rare stills, interviews, and morean
The National Railway Museum, York has an unparalleled collection of railway exhibits. From the earliest days of the railway pioneers to the very latest in railway technology, there's something for everyone. In this DVD, Lucy Adlington takes you on a privileged tour of the Museum. Discover how the railways evolved, from the building of Stephenson's Rocket through to Mallard's world speed record and the high-speed running of today's Channel Tunnel Eurostar. Enjoy some of the wonderful railway posters and photographs available behind the scenes in the archives and uncover some fascinating items of railway history within the Museum's stores. Compare the intricacy of the LNER's dynamometer car with the splendour of the Edwardian Pullman coach and the functional simplicity of the Travelling Post Office. Absorb yourself in The Works, with a close look at the Museum's workshop, the fascinating galleries, a view of the modern working railway and an Aladdin's cave of fantastic items in the warehouse. As a finale, savour the opulent grandeur of the world's finest collection of Royal Coaches as this unique tour of the National Railway Museum concludes.
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