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  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Collector's Edition Boxset [1968] Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Collector's Edition Boxset | DVD | (10/11/2003) from £25.94  |  Saving you £3.05 (10.20%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from the book by Bond creator Ian Fleming and adapted for the screen by Roald Dahl is the wonderful family film starring Dick Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts an eccentric inventor who designs an extraordinary car that not only drives but flies and floats. Along with his two children Jemima (Heather Ripley) and Jeremy (Adrian Hall) and the beautiful Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes) Caractacus and Chitty lead everyone into a magical world of pirates castles and endless adventure. With a fantastic cast including Benny Hill Gert Frobe Barbara Windsor Lionel Jeffries and Anna Quayle and timeless tunes such as the Oscar nominated title song ""Truly Scrumptious "" ""Toot Sweets "" Me Ol' Bamboo "" ""Posh"" and ""Chu-Chi Face "" 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' sounds and looks better than ever!

  • John Lydon - Mega Bugs John Lydon - Mega Bugs | DVD | (28/11/2005) from £23.76  |  Saving you £-3.77 (-18.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Through 10 exciting episodes join John Lydon's breath-taking journey in search of some of the world's most deadly creatures. In his enthusiastic company we enter the dark world of spiders mosquitoes cockroaches scorpions and wasps observing the amazing and incredible attributes of the dangerous and often detested creatures!

  • Oklahoma! [2000] Oklahoma! | DVD | (13/11/2000) from £22.98  |  Saving you £-6.99 (-43.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    When Mary Rodgers, daughter of the composer Richard Rodgers, was reported as saying she never wanted to see another Oklahoma!, it was her way of paying the highest tribute to Trevor Nunn's production at the Royal National Theatre which was subsequently taken into the studio and filmed. The camera follows the playgoers into the auditorium of the Olivier where in their company we watch the show and applaud the numbers as the real thing. Nunn treats Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration with the utmost seriousness restoring the full text, running to three-and-a-half hours, so that it comes across as a drama indebted to Eugene O'Neill. The documentary, viewed preferably as a preview, with Tim Piggott Smith the penny-plain narrator, allows one to relish in the smallest detail Nunn's scrupulous touch, which according to Maureen Lipman (Aunt Eller) included addressing the cast for two days at rehearsal, an approach that by her account paid off handsomely for the company. Although Oklahoma! unfolds at a leisurely pace, it is extraordinary how one is drawn into the drama under Nunn's direction. There's seldom a wish for true locations as the pace picks up and we move into the claustrophobic company of Judd Fry in his riveting encounter with the cowboy Curly. The close up camera work affords an experience the theatre can't bring and pays handsome dividends too in appreciating Susan Stroman's intricate and lively choreography that was dissipated somewhat on the big apron stage of the Olivier. Her dancers are a fine team, notably Jimmy Johnston who is outstanding as Will Parker leading the Kansas City ensemble. Hugh Jackman as Curly matches him in vocal prowess and looks, and Shuler Hensley sings the tricky role of Judd Fry very well. It's harder to place Peter Polycarpou's Pedlar, a considerably larger role than in the film version, whose accent strays from East End wideboy to the plains of Europe. Maureen Lipman, rightly deemed the lynchpin of the musical by Nunn, is a joy to watch. Laurey and Ado Annie are good but not special. Aside from an abrupt start to Act Two and the occasional voice off microphone, the production sounds good with a larger orchestra present than in the theatre. An Oklahoma! on an epic scale. --Adrian Edwards

  • Super Sense Super Sense | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £29.14  |  Saving you £-11.15 (-62.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Amazing effects reveal the secrets of animal perception in this innovative series! Discover how certain animals detect the Earth's electro-magnetic field or use infra-red heat to hunt. Find out how some insects see UV light whales use sonar and how spiders listen to the wingbeats of prey.

  • Natural Wonders Natural Wonders | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £7.40  |  Saving you £-2.99 (-15.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Disc 1. Earth Story 44 minutes This fascinating programme aims to shed light on the incredible planet that we call home. With the conbination of stunning cinematography and state of the art graphics 'Earth Story' provides the viewer a superb history of our beautiful planet. Disc 2. Grand Canyon 44 minutes How did the Grand Canyon get so deep? What are the secrets revealed in its mile high walls and what makes a world class white water rapid? Will Gadd climbs a sheer 400 foot pinnacle to see what the birth of the Grand Canyon looked like 70 million years ago. Disc 3. Sahara Desert 44 minutes Where would you find the biggest dinosaur ever? The oldest glass in the world? A cave so precious it changed history? In the same place where you can fly forever ski at 58 degrees centigrace and drink million year old water find out in 'Sahara Desert'. Disc 4. Great Barrier Reef 44 minutes Working with geologists and marine biologists extreme adventurer Will Gadd gets up close and personal with the planet's largest living thing. The story of what makes this place the perfect location for the largest reef in the world takes Gadd far inland in search of clues to Australia's mysterious past. Disc 5. Hawaii 44 minutes How does a mountain shape the perfect surfing wave? What creates a paradise yet also destroys it? And how could an island wipe out a metropolis an ocean away? To get at the truth behind these questions Will Gadd takes to the air in his paraglider for a unique perspective on paradise. Disc 6. Alaska 45 minutes What makes Alaska the last great wilderness on earth? Why is it the best place to see the northern lights and why are the mountains full of sea creatures? Join extreme adventurer Will Gadd as he discovers all that Alaska has to offer. Disc 7. Antarctica 1 hour 27 minutes Encounters at the end of the world sees renowned film maker Werner Herzog make a South Pole exploration as he takes the viewer on a journey to the most remote location on the planet to observe the people who inhabit it. Disc 8. Arctic Rush 52 minutes Arctic Rush tells the fascinating story of how the effects of global warming could have far more consequences than we could ever have imagined. Against a backdrop of dramatic visuals local inuit leaders reindeer herders polar scientists enviromental leaders and big thinkers present the concerns for the land which billions call home.

  • The Three Stooges - 6 DVD Microbook The Three Stooges - 6 DVD Microbook | DVD | (14/10/2013) from £22.65  |  Saving you £7.34 (24.50%)  |  RRP £29.99

  • Really Wild Animals - Awesome Animal Builders / Secret Weapons And Great Escapes Really Wild Animals - Awesome Animal Builders / Secret Weapons And Great Escapes | DVD | (04/04/2005) from £20.98  |  Saving you £-14.99 (-250.30%)  |  RRP £5.99

    A double-feature of animal documentaries from the good people at National Geographic. Suitable for children from 5-11 years of age. Awesome Animal Builders: ""Spin"" the garrulous globe (voiced by Dudley Moore) hosts a fascinating glimpse at the home-building habits of some of the animal kingdom's busiest creatures as they construct their nests hives lairs dens and more. Secret Weapons And Great Escapes: Spin the talking globe (otherwise known as Dudley Moore) narra

  • Living Rock-Earth's Geology Living Rock-Earth's Geology | DVD | (09/06/2003) from £19.98  |  Saving you £-6.99 (-53.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    An educational programme which looks at the Earth's geology.

  • Wildlife Paradise - Lions Wildlife Paradise - Lions | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £6.46  |  Saving you £-0.47 (-7.80%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Ever wondered what it would be like to stare face to face with a roaring lion? Safari gives you the answer! The lion is the undisputed and majestic king of all African animals and has the perfect combination of power and stealth! This predator is armed with enough power and weaponry to kill other carnivores easily. They are living in prides at the top of the food chain. However hunting skills alone aren't enough to survive and lions depend on their pride for survival in the harsh and unforgiving African environment.

  • Ultimate Bears [DVD] Ultimate Bears | DVD | (07/06/2010) from £4.99  |  Saving you £-1.03 (-5.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    National Geographic: Ultimate Bears Box Set (3 Discs)

  • Jacques Cousteau - Voyage to the Edge of the World [DVD] [1991] Jacques Cousteau - Voyage to the Edge of the World | DVD | (23/05/2011) from £21.02  |  Saving you £-8.03 (-61.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Witness the birth of a new kind of documentary, as legendary diver, conservationist and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau takes you deep beneath the waves to explore a wealth of life that waspreviously hidden from view. As much of the technology for shooting film underwater was developed by Cousteau’s team, this was the first time such amazing sights could be captured on film. The result, a Technicolor 1950s masterpiece, succeeds both in revealing an untouched world of beauty, life and drama, as well asevoking a sense of adventure, freedom and boundless possibility. A window into the world beneath the sea as well as the colourfuland nostalgic world of the 1950s, The Silent World was the start of an entire movement, and is now available on DVD as a vital partof any collection.

  • Fossil Detectives - North England & Scotland [DVD] Fossil Detectives - North England & Scotland | DVD | (05/07/2010) from £24.28  |  Saving you £-9.29 (-62.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Fossil Detectives: North England & Scotland

  • Best of British Birds 3 Disc Box set [DVD] Best of British Birds 3 Disc Box set | DVD | (22/02/2010) from £9.50  |  Saving you £-9.91 (-62.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Documentary focusing on birdlife from around Britain this volume takes a look at the peregrine raven golden eagle curlew and hobby found on moors and mountains and the avocets puffins kittiwakes cormorant and gannet barn owl lapwing magpie skylark and pheasant found around farms and ponds and the Kingfisher mallard bittern grey heron wigeon and mute swan song thrush starling robin blue tit from the urban areas of the country and the nightingale green woodpecker goldcrest buzzard and long-eared owl that are found in the British Isle.

  • New Year's Day Concert 2001 New Year's Day Concert 2001 | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £29.14  |  Saving you £-11.15 (-62.00%)  |  RRP £17.99

    The 2001 Vienna New Year's Day Concert was always bound to strike sparks. Having built his reputation in Baroque and early music, Nikolaus Harnoncourt has recently brought his re-creative insights to the standard Classical repertoire. How typical then that he should open proceedings with the original version of the Radetzky March--urbane compared to the familiar version, whose hearty militarism closes the concert in style. In between there's an enterprising selection of Strauss waltzes and polkas from Johanns I and II, the subtle and underrated Josef, and three numbers by Josef Lanner, whose restrained lilt provides the link between Schubert and the Strauss Family. Harnoncourt brings out the rhythmic vigour of this music, the astringent sound of woodwind and brass often heard over the strings, though there's no doubting the expressive sweep of the inevitable Blue Danube waltz. On the DVD: Directed for video by Brian Large, the atmosphere of the occasion comes over in full, aided by the tangibility of 16:9 picture format and 5.1 surround sound--though PCM Linear Stereo is also an option. Three ballet sequences, including a hilarious steam train race to Johann II's Excursion Train polka, are sensibly included as an appendix. Each of the 17 concert tracks is separately indexed, but still-frame histories of the event and of the Musikverein venue, edited from Clemens Hellsberg's booklet article, make for a poor special feature. Why no documentary film? However, this remains the best concert of its kind for almost a decade, and can safely be invested in as such. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Fossil Detectives - The West, Wales & Southwest [DVD] Fossil Detectives - The West, Wales & Southwest | DVD | (05/07/2010) from £4.98  |  Saving you £-9.29 (-62.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Visits Northwest Coast at Formby where Hermione has come to see some beautiful footprints preserved in the sticky sand. But these aren't the tracks of some mysterious beast; they are clearly the tracks of modern humans. Dating up to 5000 years ago these footprints give a tantalizing glimpse of the behavior of our direct ancestors. Britain's Jurassic Coast stretching for 155 kilometres along England's South Coast is one of the most important geological sites in the world. The coastline covers an incredible span of earth's history from 65 million year old rocks in the east you travel back through 185 million years of history. Along the Jurassic Coast are some of the best places in the country to search for fossils.

  • Planet Carnivore [DVD] Planet Carnivore | DVD | (21/06/2010) from £21.02  |  Saving you £-1.03 (-5.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    National Geographic: Planet Carnivore Box Set (3 Discs)

  • British Birds: Fields & Farmlands [DVD] British Birds: Fields & Farmlands | DVD | (30/01/2012) from £2.99  |  Saving you £-8.03 (-61.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The following selection includes some of the best-known and loved of British birds. Covering identification and behaviour this DVD will give you an amazing insight into the world of birds and how they live. Fields & Farmland:Use of pesticide, intensive farming and the loss of hedgerows and field edges over the past 30 years means that three of the five birds included here, Barn Owl, Lapwing and Skylark, are regarded as having vulnerable survival status. Barn Owl Lapwing Magpie Skylark Pheasant Lakes, Rivers & Wetlands:This selection included some remarkable footage of the Kingfisher diving for prey together with a special conservation feature on the Bittern. Kingfisher Mallard Bittern (includes bonus conservation footage) Grey Heron Wigeon Mute Swan

  • Tchaikovsky: Gala Tribute To Tchaikovsky [1993] Tchaikovsky: Gala Tribute To Tchaikovsky | DVD | (29/10/2001) from £21.98  |  Saving you £10.01 (31.30%)  |  RRP £31.99

    Recorded on December 1st 1993 this programme celebrates the centenary of Tchaikovsky's death.

  • National Geographic - Jurassic CSI/Truth About T-Rex [DVD] National Geographic - Jurassic CSI/Truth About T-Rex | DVD | (15/08/2011) from £21.02  |  Saving you £-11.03 (-110.40%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Jurassic CSI: In Jurassic CSI dino detective Dr. Phil Manning launches a full-scale investigation to unearth how dinosaurs really looked and lived. Jurassic CSI goes into the minds under the skin and inside the bones of the biggest most impressive beasts ever to walk the planet. Dr. Manning doesn't stick to convention - or even his own discipline - on his perpetual quest to expand what we know about dinosaurs. With privileged access to some of the world's most sophisticated technologies - from crime scene 3D mapping technology to an image machine one million times stronger than a chest X-ray - Jurassic CSI challenges long - held assumptions and poses radical questions about our understanding of dinosaurs. The Truth About T-Rex: For hundreds of years we though dinosaurs ruled the planet as scaly reptilian beasts that terrorised early Earth. However new scientific advances are proving us wrong and painting an entirely new picture of not only the T-Rex but the entire dinosaur world.

  • The Hidden Broads [DVD] The Hidden Broads | DVD | (17/08/2009) from £21.02  |  Saving you £-8.03 (-61.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The East Anglian Broads are Britain's most important wetland - a playground for boat-lovers and an inspiration to artists. The Hidden Broads is a celebration of this unique landscape and of the men and women working to preserve its wildlife and traditions. Featuring stories from the popular ITV Anglia documentary series The Hidden Broads includes rare archive film and aerial footage bringing to life the story of the Broads past and present. Highlights of the DVD include: 1. Hunter's Yard - a year in the life of this traditional boatyard: home to a classic fleet of wooden cruisers. 2. Norfolk Wildlife Trust - the story of nature conservation work on the NWT's reserves at Hickling and Upton. 3. The Marshmen - how these traditional workers helped shape the modern Broads. 4. Berney Marsh - an insight into the conservation work of the RSPB reserve at Berney. 5. St Benet's Abbey - the historic secrets of a much-loved landmark.

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