In 1820, The Bright Star, a merchant ship captained by Charles Bulman, is wrecked off the North African coast. Charles is believed to have perished at sea; it is rumoured he sunk his ship for the insurance. Bulman’s wife Emma and twelve-year-old son Dominic are left destitute in London. They are forced to sell the family’s Greenwich home, and travel to Yorkshire, where they eventually open a guesthouse along with the kindly, if frequently inebriated, William Woodcock, who had served under Charles at the Battle of Trafalgar.But unbeknown to Emma and Dominic, Captain Bulman is alive – and while they struggle to make ends meet in England, he is using all his strength and determination to fight his way back to them, enduring imprisonment, slavery, villainous bandits, and deadly sword and musket fights.This epic adventure of separation and survival captivated viewers of all ages, and features a luminary cast that includes Richard Todd (The Dam Busters) as Captain Bulman, Brian Blessed (Z-Cars) as William Woodcock, Julian Glover (Doctor Who) as Mr. Jackson and Hildegard Neil (A Touch of Class) as Emma. Dominic is played by Murray Dale (son of Carry On star Jim Dale). Among the scriptwriters is award-winning children’s author Penelope Lively, while Emmy award winner Terence Williams (Hadleigh) is among the producers.All thirteen episodes of this series were originally screened in 1974. A sequel, Dominic, followed in 1976.
Granny Smith is a sweet old lady living a sedate life in the Scottish coastal town of Chisleton. Then, one day, she is accidentally struck by a stray beam from Inventor Black's magic ray machine and transformed into 'Supergran' - possessor of amazing powers, superhuman strength, and even a magic 'flycycle'! These she puts to great use in the fight against Chisleton's local villain, The Scunner Campbell, and his nasty cohorts, Dustin and Muscles; though with Supergran's miraculous abilities, defeating the baddies is not usually too much of a challenge!Gudrun Ure stars as the fearless octogenarian superheroine in this fondly remembered children's series. Alongside regular cast members Iain Cuthbertson and Bill Shine, Supergran also features an array of guest stars including George Best, Lulu, Spike Milligan, Patrick Troughton, Charles Hawtrey and champion strongman Geoff Capes; the show's catchy theme song, performed by Billy Connolly, helped to ensure that it remained firmly in viewers' memories long after its initial transmission. This complete first series of Supergran was originally screened in 1985.
The perfect way to celebrate the author's 200th birthday, submerge yourself in classic BBC Dickens dramatisations that, like the great novelist's work, have stood the test of time. The majesty of Charles Dickens' storytelling is captured in this DVD boxset that brings together BBC dramatisations of eight of the acclaimed author's classic novels. From the touching 1985 dramatisation of the semi-autobiographical Oliver Twist to the moving A Christmas Carol that sidesteps mawkish sentimentality and instead, offers viewers an affecting and sincere drama, each TV adaptation will delight fans of the author – and win over a generation of new ones. Starring a wealth of celebrated actors including Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, John Mills and many more, the Charles Dickens Collection celebrates the author's work with authentic and beautifully-played mini TV-series from a broadcaster that is world-renowned for its adaptations. Did You Know? The dramatisations were produced between 1977 and 1999 The 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield stars Daniel 'Harry Potter' Radcliffe as the young Copperfield The adaptations have been showered with awards; A Tale of Two Cities won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Entertainment Series; Our Mutual Friend scooped a host of awards and nominations at the BAFTA TV Awards in 1999 including Best Design and Best Drama Serial; and David Copperfield saw Maggie Smith awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. What's In The Box? 32 hours of classic drama spread across 12 DVDs. In chronological order, the adaptations featured in this set are: A Christmas Carol (1977) A Tale of Two Cities (1980) The Pickwick Papers (1985) Oliver Twist (1985) Martin Chuzzlewit (1994) Our Mutual Friend (1998) David Copperfield (1999) Great Expectations (1999)
Is there nothing that she cannae do? Granny Smith is a sweet old lady living a sedate life in the Scottish coastal town of Chisleton. Then, one day, she is accidentally struck by a stray beam from Inventor Black s magic ray machine and transformed into 'Supergran' - the possessor of amazing powers, super-human strength, and even a magic 'flycycle'! These she puts to great use in the fight against Chisleton's local villain, the Scunner Campbell, and his nasty cohorts Dustin and Muscles - although with Supergran's miraculous abilities, defeating the baddies is not usually too much of a challenge! Gudrun Ure is the fearless octogenarian superheroine in this fondly remembered children's series. Alongside regular cast members Iain Cuthbertson and Bill Shine, Supergran also featured an array of guest stars, including, for this second series, Barbara Windsor, Patrick Troughton, Leslie Phillips, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Cribbins and darts legend Eric Bristow; a wildly catchy theme song, sung by Billy Connolly, also ensured the show remained firmly in viewers' memories long after its initial transmission. Included here is every episode of Series Two, alongside the 1986 Christmas Special.
Harry Hill’s TV Burp Gold 3 is a brand-new DVD packed full of the best bits from the multi BAFTA-winning TV Burp. It features classic clips from the Burp archives, with many of Harry’s most memorable skits, gags and madcap flights of fancy, not to mention a host of exclusive DVD extras. Brace yourselves for vintage funnies from the Burp vaults including breakdancing flies on Grimefighters, Sally’s surprise at Kevin’s piles on Coronation Street, and ‘Prince Charles’ unexpectedly checking into a hotel with a ‘ladyfriend’ in Emmerdale. There’s plenty more for fans to enjoy as HARRY discovers his uncanny resemblance to Gandhi, challenges RUSS ABBOTT to recreate his dramatic performance of a heart attack in Casualty, and who can forget the big-collared comedian’s rib-tickling take on CHERYL COLE’s X Factor dance routine!With other highlights including Knitted Character being rescued from a fire in Emmerdale … by a sausage, a vegetable that’s a spitting image of River Cottage’s HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL, a spooked DEAN GAFFNEY on Ghost Hunting, the world’s first ever Subo Wrestling competition, and the Most Elaborate Dog Wee of the Week revealed, this trip through Burps past is sure to deliver plenty of belly laughs…In addition to the main show, viewers will be able to take an exclusive peek ‘Behind the Burp’, in which HARRY explains how he and the team make the show, and Knitted Simon Cowell, Knitted Cheryl Cole, Knitted Rolando and Knitted Character star in ‘The K Factor Story’, plus a world exclusive apology from Knitted Tiger Woods! Special Features: 'Behind The Burp': Featurette TV BURP: The K Factor K: The Hopefuls Gallery.
Zavvi Exclusive Steelbook - Limited to 2000 Copies Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Gunn) and teenage son (Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a slim chance to survive. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family's financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how this fatal diagnosis transforms Walt from mild family man to a kingpin of the drug trade. Bonus Features: Season 1 Audio Commentary on Pilot Episode by creator and cast including Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston Making of Breaking Bad featurette Screen Tests Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary on “Crazy Handful of Nothin’” by creator and cast including Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston Vince Gilligan’s Photo Gallery AMC Shootout — Interview with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston and Mark Johnson Inside Breaking Bad – featurettes about the making of each episode Season 2 The Writers’ Lab - An Interactive Guide to the Elements of an Episode Cast and Crew Commentaries Deleted Scenes Inside Breaking Bad – 13 featurettes about the making of each episode Season 1 Recap “Negro y Azul” Music Video “Better Call Saul” Commercial 11 Behind the Scenes Featurettes Cop Talk with Dean Norris Gag Reel Walt's Warning 6 Breaking Bad Original Webisodes Season 3 Sneak Peek Vince Gilligan’s Photo Gallery Season 3 3 Uncensored Episodes Cast and Crew Commentary on 9 episodes with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and more! Deleted Scenes and Unused Footage Gag Reel 7 Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes Mini Video Podcasts with the Cast and Crew on every episode Better Call Saul Commercials and Testamonials 20 Episodes of Inside Breaking Bad The Breaking Bad Family Photo Album Season 4 5 Uncensored Episodes The Extended Version of the Season Finale Deleted Scenes Extended & Alternate Scenes Gag Reel 13 Cast and Crew Commentaries 8 Featurettes, including The Sets of Breaking Bad and The Science of a Hit Show 21 Episodes of Inside Breaking Bad FACE OFF – Inside the Explosive Finale Better Call Saul Commercials Gale’s Karaoke Video Mini Video Podcasts Season 5 Chicks ‘n’ Guns – An exclusive scene starring Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk and Charles Baker Three Uncensored Episodes Deleted & Extended Scenes Behind-the-scenes of Chicks ‘n’ Guns The Cleaner: Jonathan Banks as Mike featurette- gives viewers a chance to spend time with fan-favourite Cleaner, Jonathan Banks, as he talks about his time with the show. Prison Stunt Rehearsal Cast & Crew Commentaries on Every Episode Nothing Stops This Train featurette - takes viewers on location to see what a huge undertaking it is to film a modern-day train heist. Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling - features team Breaking Bad going head to head with team Nerdist to raise money for charity. Jesse Plemons & Laura Fraser Audition Footage Writers' Room Timelapse – 12 days of breaking Episode 504, shot by Vince Gilligan and narrated by the Breaking Bad Writers Gag Reel Gallery 1988 Art Show - features artwork inspired by the show 19 Episodes of Inside Breaking Bad Scene by Scene: Directors Discuss Memorable Moments featurette The Writers of Breaking Bad featurette - gives the writers a turn to showFinal Season Cast and Crew Commentaries on Every Episode Deleted & Extended Scenes Alternate Ending – A 3-minute alternate version of how Breaking Bad could have ended. Behind-the-Scenes of the Alternate Ending Life of a Show Runner The Main Event Gag Reel The Final Showdown 16 Episodes of Inside Breaking Bad Blood Money Table Read – A rare look at the only final season Breaking Bad table read. Click Images to Enlarge
Charles Paris’ acting career plumbs new depths when he takes the part of a possible murder victim in ‘Public Enemies’, a true-crime television series. Finding himself in a bizarre world somewhere between police procedure and showbiz, Charles is inexorably drawn into the investigation... especially after the dismembered limbs start turning up. The viewers of ‘Public Enemies’ get caught up in the macabre jigsaw puzzle of death; it is ghastly, of course, but it does make good television. As the programme’s ratings soar, so the egos behind the scene become ever more inflated, and Charles ever more determined to solve the mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Brett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004955/bk_bbcw_004955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business. (Mikhail Baryshnikov) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Virtually all famous actors are regaled by the public, but even still, Fred Astaire occupies a privileged position in American pop culture. The specific films in which Astaire acted may not be especially famous in their own right - most people likely cannot recall the title of Top Hat (1935), his most decorated film - but Astaire's dancing prowess invariably creates a lasting impact on viewers. Instead of tying his fame to a single film, Astaire's genius lay in constructing his star persona around a specific set of iconographic imagery that has become embedded within American culture. Across his films, the recurring iconic images of the top hat, cane, and coat tails, as well as the image of Astaire dancing with Ginger Rogers, all constitute a timeless symbol for elegance that continues to captivate viewers who are unfamiliar with the plots of his films. There have been other film musical actors who were proficient dancers, Gene Kelly chief among them, but none was able to perform with the seamless elegance of Astaire, and none has been remembered nearly as well. Astaire's dancing numbers epitomized grace and gaiety, making it seem as though he was carefree. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Romick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038636/bk_acx0_038636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I've had a lot of unhappiness in my life - and a lot of happiness. Who doesn't? (Rita Hayworth) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Rita Hayworth's life and career remain fascinating to both the general public and avid movie fans alike. Even people with just a casual interest in movies appreciate her performances in films such as Gilda (1946), The Lady from Shanghai (1947), and Salome (1953), and few actresses could rival Hayworth's popularity during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Indeed, many of her most famous films are still enjoyed by viewers from around the world even today, and with her acting career spanning nearly 50 years, few viewers are not familiar with at least some of Hayworth's films, particularly since she appeared in films of a wide variety of genres. In addition Hayworth is also famously remembered for her status as one of the premier pin-up girls of World War II, with countless American soldiers who fought overseas carrying pin-up photos of Hayworth with them at all times. Even if she was never awarded an Academy Award, Hayworth remains extremely popular today, and it was no surprise that she was named one of the top 100 actresses of the 20th century by the American Film Institute in 1999. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036143/bk_acx0_036143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.