Hosted by Jon Pertwee and (in the first series) Edward Woodward, this massively popular 1970s panel game invited viewers to pit their wits against a team of celebrity sleuths to solve a fictitious murder mystery! Devised by comedians Lance Percival and Jeremy Lloyd, Whodunnit presents short dramas laden with clues – and more than a few red herrings – to be pieced together by the panellists who, having grilled the 'suspects', point an accusing finger at the likely felon... This complete set features every episode, starring semi-regular panellists Patrick Mower Anouska Hempel, Liza Goddard and Anna Dawson alongside a glittering line-up of guests and cast members, including Diana Dors, Kingsley Amis, Stephanie Beacham, Frank Windsor, Honor Blackman, Richard O'Sullivan, Barbara Windsor, Anthony Valentine, Dulcie Gray, Robert Lindsay, Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw and Sheila Hancock... to name but a few!
Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee is your host in this highly popular, light-hearted panel game where viewers are invited to play detective pitting their wits against a panel of celebrities to solve a fictitious murder mystery. The show's brilliantly original formula, devised by comedians Lance Percival and Jeremy Lloyd, presents short dramas laden with clues and red herrings to be pieced together by the celebrity panellists, who then question the characters involved and finally point the finger at the most likely suspect. Lively repartee is the order of the day, and joining Pertwee and his regular panellists Patrick Mower and Anouska Hempel in this third series is a veritable who's who of 1970s television: Honor Blackman, Diana Dors, Richard O Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Magnus Pyke, Jackie Collins, Wendy Craig, Liver Birds Polly James and Nerys Hughes, Derek Nimmo and Bond girl Julie Ege are among the guests trying to track down whodunnit. Also included is A Piece of Cake, a special Christmas mystery from 1974.
STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES – THE RODDENBERRY VAULT In honor of the show’s 50th Anniversary - this three-disc Blu-ray gives fans unprecedented access to never-before-seen footage from the production of Star Trek: The Original Series. During the shooting of Star Trek, bits and pieces of episodic footage were left on the cutting room floor and later preserved in film canisters by The Roddenberry Estate. This footage now found, has been painstakingly catalogued, transferred, analyzed, and pieced together these Vault materials, which include alternate takes, deleted scenes, omitted dialogue, outtakes, and original visual FX elements. STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES – THE RODDENBERRY VAULT includes twelve classic episodes chosen for their relevance to the Vault materials, and presented in 1080p High Definition with both DTS 7.1 Master Audio as well as newly restored original Mono. Eleven of these episodes contain isolated music tracks. Newly recorded audio commentaries appear on three fan-favorite episodes. Each of the set’s three discs feature documentaries that weave together the previously unseen Vault materials with all-new interviews by key creative and production personnel and famous fans. The three new documentaries exploring the “making of” the celebrated series and its enduring legacy are: Inside The Roddenberry Vault: Rod Roddenberry introduces viewers to the discovery of his father’s long-lost Star Trek film reels. With footage from each of the 12 episodes, this three-part special feature offers a guided exploration into the historical significance of the newly discovered material through new interviews with dozens of Star Trek alumni and historians. Star Trek: Revisiting A Classic: Offers a look back at the origins of the iconic series, including glimpses of life on the set with new interviews featuring guest stars, directors and production personnel. Strange New Worlds: Visualizing the Fantastic: Dives into the creation of spaceships, transporters, and the classic Star Trek visuals. The in-depth feature combines newly found original visual effects elements photography along with interviews with effects masters and Star Trek veterans such as Industrial Light & Magic founding member Richard Edlund, Doug Drexler, Dan Curry and Gary Hutzel. Star Trek figures interviewed for these exclusive documentaries include William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk); writers Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana, David Gerrold and John D.F. Black; director Ralph Senensky; casting director Joseph D'Agosta; visual effects artist Richard Edlund; and actors from the 12 featured episodes such as Clint Howard (“The Corbomite Maneuver”), BarBara Luna (“Mirror, Mirror”), Leslie Parrish (“Who Mourns for Adonais?”), Charlie Brill (“The Trouble with Tribbles”), Michael Forest (“Who Mourns for Adonais”), Bobby Clark (“Arena”) and Elinor Donahue (“Metamorphosis”). Plus, the collection features new interviews with an impressive array of some of Star Trek’s biggest fans including The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady, The Simpsons writer/producer David Mirkin, Family Guy writer/producer David A. Goodman, NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, Bill Nye (The Science Guy), and more. Giving fans access to even more fragments of unseen footage and omitted dialogue from the groundbreaking series is a collection of Vault materials entitled Swept Up: Snippets from the Cutting Room Floor. Disc One: Episodes • The Corbomite Maneuver (Isolated Music Track) • Arena (Isolated Music Track) • Space Seed (Isolated Music Track) • This Side of Paradise (Isolated Music Track + NEW Audio Commentary by Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana and Gabrielle Stanton) Special Features • NEW! Inside the Roddenberry Vault (Part 1) • NEW! Star Trek: Revisiting a Classic Disc Two: Episodes • The Devil in the Dark - Isolated Music Track • The City on the Edge of Forever - NEW! Audio Commentary by Roger Lay Jr., Scott Mantz and Mark A. Altman • Operation – Annihilate! - Isolated Music Track • Metamorphosis - Isolated Music Track Special Features • NEW! Inside the Roddenberry Vault (Part 2) • NEW! Strange New Worlds: Visualizing the Fantastic Disc Three: Episodes • Who Mourns for Adonais? - Isolated Music Track • Mirror, Mirror - Isolated Music Track • The Trouble With Tribbles - Isolated Music Track - NEW! Audio Commentary by David Gerrold and David A. Goodman • Return to Tomorrow - Isolated Music Track Special Features • NEW! Inside the Roddenberry Vault (Part 3) • NEW! Swept Up: Snippets from the Cutting Room Floor Bonus Features: Inside the Roddenberry Vault (Part 1) Star Trek: Revisiting a Classic Inside the Roddenberry Vault (Part 2) Strange New Worlds: Visualizing the Fantastic Inside the Roddenberry Vault (Part 3) Swept Up: Snippets from the Cutting Room Floor This Side of Paradise - NEW Audio Commentary by Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana and Gabrielle Stanton The City on the Edge of Forever - NEW Audio Commentary by Roger Lay Jr., Scott Mantz and Mark A. Altman The Trouble With Tribbles - NEW Audio Commentary by David Gerrold and David A. Goodman
On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law, to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. - Scout OathTo most, a Boy Scout is the personification of righteousness, self-sufficiency, and adaptability. In contemporary culture, particularly in the West, the stock images of Boy Scouts are associated with irreproachable conduct, so much so that they have been inordinately branded as Goody Two-Shoes.For the most part, the cliché is well-intentioned and somewhat endearing. For such an interpretation, viewers can refer to the character Russell from the Disney-Pixar movie Up, a Junior Wilderness Explorer who embarks on a quest to secure the “Assisting the Elderly” badge. The nervous, but delightfully bubbly Scout, was quick to capture the hearts of millions upon millions around the world.On the other end of the same spectrum is the stereotype that reduces them to unimaginative conformists, bookish narks, and blind followers. Many Americans have heard the phrase, “He is such a Boy Scout,” in passing, perhaps said with a scoff or followed by a dramatic eyeroll. The Boy Scout trope is frequently woven into movies, TV shows, and other works of fiction as one-dimensional characters. More often than not, they are polite to a fault and depicted as obsessive patch collectors, the hackneyed antithesis of the rebellious protagonist. While most know better, it bears noting that the Boy Scouts are an entity far more well-rounded and proficient than they are often given credit for in America. A reported 85 percent of FBI agents are former Boy Scouts, and NASA reported that of the two dozen men who landed on the moon, 20 were former Scouts, including all three members of Apollo 13 and 11 of the 12 who walked on the moon. Of course, this isn't to say that the organization was the sole reason behind their successes, but these sta 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136093/bk_acx0_136093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The electrifying follow up to the award-winning Raven Black Raven Black received crime fiction&#8217;s highest monetary honor, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award. Now Detective Jimmy Perez is back in an electrifying sequel. It&#8217;s midsummer in the Shetland Islands, the time of the white nights, when birds sing at midnight and the sun never sets. Artist Bella Sinclair throws an elaborate party to launch an exhibition of her work at The Herring House, a gallery on the beach. The party ends in farce when one the guests, a mysterious Englishman, bursts into tears and claims not to know who he is or where he&#8217;s come from. The following day the Englishman is found hanging from a rafter, and Detective Jimmy Perez is convinced that the man has been murdered. He is reinforced in this belief when Roddy, Bella&#8217;s musician nephew, is murdered, too. But the detective&#8217;s relationship with Fran Hunter may have clouded his judgment, for this is a crazy time of the year when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems. A stunning second installment in the acclaimed Shetland Island Quartet, White Nights is sure to garner American raves for international sensation Ann Cleeves. This series is the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland, starring Douglas Henshall, which attracted over 12 million viewers in its first two nights on the air.
'I died in Vietnam, but I didn't even know it,' said a young Vietnam vet on the Today Show one morning in 1978, shocking viewers across the country. Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange&#8212;the first book ever written on the effects of Agent Orange&#8212;tells this young vet's story and that of hundreds of thousands of other former American servicemen. During the war, the US sprayed an estimated 12 million gallons of Agent Orange on Vietnam, in order to defoliate close to 5 million acres of its land. 'Had anyone predicted that millions of human beings exposed to Agent Orange/dioxin would get sick and die,' scholar Fred A. Wilcox writes in the new introduction to his seminal book, 'their warnings would have been dismissed as sci-fi fantasy or apocalyptic nonsense.' Told in a gripping and compassionate narrative style that travels from the war in Vietnam to the war at home, and through portraits of many of the affected survivors, their families, and the doctors and scientists whose clinical experience and research gave the lie to the government whitewash, Waiting for an Army to Die tells a story that, thirty years later, continues to create new twists and turns for Americans still waiting for justice and an honest account of what happened to them. Vietnam has chosen August 10&#8212;the day that the US began spraying Agent Orange on Vietnam&#8212;as Agent Orange Day, to commemorate all its citizens who were affected by the deadly chemical. The new second edition of Waiting for an Army to Die will be released upon the third anniversary of this day, in honor of all those whose families have suffered, and continue to suffer, from this tragedy.
For most of the nation, the 3rd Monday in April is absolutely nothing more than the start of an extra work week. The weekend's over and it's back to the work. But for many people in Massachusetts, the grind could effortlessly spend time because of Patriots' Day, a lawful state holiday to honor the start of the American Revolution. It's in addition the day that marks the running of the Boston Marathon, the earliest and most prominent annual marathon in the world. The race draws in more than one thousand viewers and 25,000 runner, a far cry from the 15 distance runners that took the course for the inaugural race in 1897.
With two Masters Championships, nineteen career PGA victories, three NCAA Championships, and millions in earnings, Ben Crenshaw is without question one of the most successful golfers of the century. But Crenshaw's claim to fame goes beyond his individual performances. As captain of the 1999 Ryder Cup team, Crenshaw confronted the largest deficit in tournament history-and the skepticism of commentators who suggested that he was the wrong man to manage the team in today's dog-eat-dog, mindgame world of match-play golf. Twenty-four hours later, Crenshaw proved all the critics wrong. In a hard-fought competition that kept viewers glued to their televisions, he brilliantly motivated a team of diverse personalities and, in the most thrilling match in Ryder Cup history, brought the Cup back to American soil. And he did it his way-with grace, honor, dedication, and an encyclopedic knowledge of how the game should be played. A Feel for the Game is Crenshaw's warm tribute to golf and its traditions. He describes his early years learning the game from famed golf guru Harvey Penick, and takes readers through his career as an outstanding amateur to his glorious years on the PGA Tour, culminating in the climactic Ryder Cup victory. He introduces the players and teachers who have inspired him, from Penick and Bobby Jones to Jackie Burke, Tom Kite, and Payne Stewart. His reminiscences, his fascinating glimpses into golf history, and his unparalleled understanding of the nuances of play make this an engaging personal portrait of a man and a game that were made for each other.
Matt loves fire trucks, and one morning when he wakes up, he is a fire truck--right down to his hoses, hooks, and ladders! His wheels and sirens couldn´t be handier for performing many important duties around the house, especially rescuing teetering teddy bears or precariously placed pets. And a gatefold spread of Matt´s fully loaded rig will have happy young viewers counting from one to ten--over and over again--in this fun-filled ode to the classic red fire truck by Caldecott Honor-winning Peter Sis.