Penned by the authors of the famed sci-fi series’ fanzine collections, this entertaining combination of episode guides and essays is a must-have for all Doctor Who aficionados. The handbook explores all facets of the six most recent seasons, providing an essential companion for the show’s avid fans and casual viewers alike. The history of everything related to Doctor Who is touched upon, from Daleks and Cybermen to the eight Classic Series Doctors. Delving into a top-rated series that has made stars out of its actors, gained fame internationally, and encompasses the genres of horror, science fiction, comedy, action, and historical adventure, this all-inclusive guide also features behind-the-scenes tidbits and in-depth analyses of the series' latest installments.
This hilarious comedy series features Matt Lucas as an eccentric and penniless character who is experiencing the full effect of life with no money. Housed in a caravan along with his loyal butler, Hove (Alex Macqueen), Pompidou is a unique show which is described by the Guardian as being “unlike any other currently on TV”. The show is filled with light-hearted humour and visual gags, leaving out the need for any unnecessary scripted lines and helping viewers release their inner child. Matt Lucas is Pompidou in this superb visual comedy series, a penniless aristocrat living in a broken-down caravan on his now-crumbling estate. Kept company by his long-serving and loyal butler, Hove and his devoted Afghan Hound Marion, when there’s no food and no money, or no heat and no money; or no money and no money, what’s a man like Pompidou to do? He looks to the lottery or turns up an antique; he takes on a blind date or empties his cupboards for a jumble sale. But whatever he does, Pompidou embraces a whole new world of laughter as he tries to turn his life around. The undeniably silly show is an all-visual comedy with barely any dialogue involved, making it a unique watch that is guaranteed to make you laugh. Immerse yourself in the comedy genius that is Matt Lucas and release your inner child with Pompidou. Episodes: Series One: Hunger Lottery The Bowl The Date Hoarder Cold
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women's Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage of the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head. Special Features: Making of Misbehaviour Real Women Protestors Real Women Contestants Deleted Scenes Trailers
Voted Channel 4's greatest comedy show by viewers. The four-time BAFTA award-winning Father Ted tells the hilarious tale of three Irish priests and their housekeeper. Life is hard for Ted (Dermot Morgan). Exiled to the remote Craggy Island (for reasons which never quite become clear but may have something to do with missing Church funds), he is forced to share a house with three of the most difficult people in Ireland... First there's Father Jack (Frank Kelly), who has not been sober since 1936 and has a vocabulary which extends to three words--only two of them printable. Then there's Father Dougal (Ardal O'Hanlan): young, innocent and almost inconceivably stupid. And finally, Mrs Doyle (Pauline McLynn) the overly-attentive housekeeper who has one sole purpose in life--to supply the priests with cups of tea, usually against their will. Will the four of them ever be able to live in faithful harmony? This 5-disc complete boxset has been designed by renowned cartoonist and illustrator Tony Millionaire. Contains all episodes from all three series plus loads of extras, including: Commentary by Graham Linehan & Arthur Mathews for series 1 & 2 (recorded 2012) Cast & writers commentaries on all episodes Small, Far Away - The World of Father Ted Father Ted wins Channel 4's 30 Greatest Comedy Show Interview with writers Tedfest 2007: A Very Ted Weekend Comedy Connections Comic Relief with Ted and Dougal Tedfest 2007: Two tribes go to war
Dubbed 'the world's only stand-up chameleon', impressionist extraordinaire Phil Cool was first seen by viewers of the BBC's Pebble Mill at One in the mid-eighties, an appearance leading on to three phenomenally successful series for the BBC and international fame for Cool. In the early nineties, his success was further established with these brilliantly surreal series for Central Television. Both Cool Head and Phil Cool showcase his unique talents to the full, with a mix of stand-up comedy, sketches and astonishing rubber-faced metamorphoses; from Rolf Harris to Mick Jagger, Keith Joseph to the Pope, the Prince of Wales to ET, no-one and nothing is off-limits for Phil Cool! On-screen participants include the real Rolf Harris, Dillie Keane (Fascinating Aida), Jon Glover (Spitting Image, Harry Enfield's Television Programme), and Sophie Thompson (EastEnders).
If you are a general knowledge genius or just a fan of the hugely popular Qi BBC comedy panel quiz show then you will love Qi the board game. This best of Qi edition features the best questions from the original Qi and Qixels board games as well as the Qi travel game so there are even more ‘quite interesting’ facts for you and your fellow players to discover! Qi has been a firm favourite among TV viewers since the show began in 2008. Qi is arguably the hardest panel game show in the world and is built on the philosophy that everything in the world is quite interesting, provided it’s looked at in the right way. The best of Qi edition will score top marks with anyone who loves the cult TV series. Jam-packed with quirky facts, Qi is certainly more than just quite interesting - it's a winning gift and one that will entertain, inform and get the brain in gear! it is fabulous for families, great for grown-ups and makes the perfect after-dinner entertainment. Up to six players can take part in this hilariously fun board game which features a host of challenging questions... get the question right and you get to keep the card, get it wrong and you could face the dreaded klaxon, lose a card and go backwards on the board. The best of Qi edition features hundreds of obscure and interesting facts and questions all created to ensure lots of fun and just a little frustration! the best of Qi is for 3-6 players and suitable for ages 12 years and over.
Anton du Beke is the only professional dancer who has been on Strictly Come Dancing since day one! In this special feature-length DVD, Anton uses his unique insight to take viewers on a tour of the show’s very best and most memorable dances. He also shares some of his more personal memories, such as the routine he created and delivered with Sir Bruce Forsyth. Of course, it wouldn’t be Anton without the comedy… His hilarious pairings with contestants like Nancy Dell’Olio and Ann Widdecombe are the stuff of legend. Includes: Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton’s American Smooth Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell’s Quickstep Abbey Clancy and Aljaž Skorjanec’s Waltz Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani’s Jive Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse’s Samba And many more! Special Features: Opening Group Celebrity Dance, Launch Show 2019 Stacey And Kevin, Pason Doble, Launch Show 2019 Rivoli Ballroom Anton takes a look behind the scenes as he relives his own memories of London’s iconic ballroom
Starring Donald Sinden and Windsor Davies as two curmudgeonly antique dealers, Never the Twain rapidly became one of Thames Television's most popular comedies. Created by sitcom legend Johnnie Mortimer who, with Brian Cooke, created Father Dear Father, Man About the House and George and Mildred this classic comedy was a constant favourite with the viewers throughout its whopping ten year run. Showcasing guest appearances by Honor Blackman, Gabrielle Drake, Barbara Murray, Prunella Scales and Christopher Ellison, this set contains all eleven series and the 1989 Christmas special. Simon Peel and Oliver Smallbridge are not the easiest of neighbours. Simon is a blue blooded Oxbridge snob while Oliver is a former barrowboy with a chip on his shoulder the only thing they have in common is a willingness to stoop to endless lengths to do the other down. But when Simon's son and Oliver's daughter begin to show more than a passing interest in each other, what was a mutual cold war rapidly turns into something decidedly hotter!
This summer sees multi-award winning comedian Jack Whitehall hit the big screens as the infamous Alfie Wickers from the smash hit comedy ‘Bad Education’. The hotly anticipated THE BAD EDUCATION MOVIE will open in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday 21st August 2015. The big screen adaptation sees Jack Whitehall (winner of the British Comedy Award ‘King of Comedy’ 2012-2014) reunite with Harry Enfield (Kevin & Perry Go Large), Mathew Horne (‘Gavin & Stacey’), Sarah Solemani (‘Him & Her’) and his class of pupils Ethan Lawrence, Layton Williams, Nikki Runeckles, Kae Alexander, Weruche Opia, Jack Binstead and Charlie Wernham. The series cast will join forces with Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man), Joanna Scanlan (Stardust, Notes on a Scandal), Talulah Riley (Pride & Prejudice, Inception), Iain Glenn (‘Game of Thrones’) and Clarke Peters (Marley & Me, ‘The Wire’). Alfie Wickers is probably the worst teacher to (dis)grace the English education system, but no one cares about their pupils quite as much as Alfie does. Having completed their GCSEs, Alfie is keen for his class to join him on one last hurrah and what follows is a coming of age story like no other, the best school trip ever! 'Bad Education' launched on the BBC in summer 2012 and ran for three series. It regularly achieved a cumulative 3.5 million viewers across the BBC platforms. The show went from strength to strength with series 2 and 3 being amongst the most viewed shows on the BBC i-player, hitting highs of 2.9 million requests. THE BAD EDUCATION MOVIE is co-written by Jack Whitehall and Freddy Syborn (‘Bad Education’) and directed by Elliot Hegarty (‘Bad Education’). Entertainment Film Distributors present a Cave Bear Productions and Tiger Aspect Pictures production.