William and Hester Fields have been very happily married for twenty years. Their children have flown the nest, and Hester thinks there are a still few things left to do between now and the pension book. With a renewed zest for life and a fresh dynamism in their relationship, she insists that the couple take up a number of new pastimes and challenges even if William sometimes lacks his wife s enthusiasm and seemingly boundless energy. Starring Anton Rodgers as accountant William and Julia McKenzie as accomplished cook Hester, Fresh Fields wry, gentle humour made it a firm favourite with viewers, spawning an equally popular sequel French Fields and earning McKenzie a BAFTA nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance. The series, which aired between 1984 and 1986, was produced and directed by sitcom veteran Peter Frazer-Jones (George and Mildred, After Henry).
Every week viewers of BBC One's Countryfile get to share the highs and lows of the farming calendar with Cotswold farmer, Adam Henson. In this Countryfile special Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury meet up with Adam to take a look back at the year and catch up with life on the farm. The DVD includes 15 minutes of bonus footage. Adam has added another rare breed to his collection, hardy White-Faced Dartmoor sheep. Along with Adam's other rare breed and commercial sheep they've had a bumper time lambing this Spring, so Matt's hard at work in the sheering shed. Julia helps Adam get his cattle out to pasture, after one of the harshest winters in thirty years. But it isn't only the weather Adam's had to worry about. Last year his cattle tested positive for bovine tuberculosis which left him facing some difficult decisions.
William and Hester Field have been very happily married for twenty years. Their children have flown the nest, and Hester thinks there are a few things left to do between now and the pension book. With a renewed zest for life and a fresh dynamism in their relationship, she insists that the couple take up a number of new pastimes and challenges - even if William sometimes lacks his wife's enthusiasm and seemingly boundless energy.Starring Anton Rodgers (May to September) as accountant William and Julia McKenzie (Cranford) as accomplished cook Hester, Fresh Fields' wry, gentle humour made it a firm favourite with viewers, spawning an equally popular sequel - French Fields - and earning McKenzie a BAFTA nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance. The series, which aired between 1984 and 1986, was produced and directed by sitcom veteran Peter Frazer-Jones (George and Mildred, After Henry).This release contains the complete second series, originally screened in 1984.
William and Hester Field have been very happily married for twenty years. Their children have flown the nest, and Hester thinks there should be a few things left to do between now and the pension book. With a renewed zest for life and a fresh dynamism in their relationship, she insists that the couple take up a number of new pastimes and challenges - even if William sometimes lacks his wife's enthusiasm and seemingly boundless energy. Starring Anton Rodgers (May to September) as accountant William and Julia McKenzie (Cranford) as accomplished cook Hester, Fresh Fields' wry, gentle humour made it a firm favourite with viewers, spawning an equally popular sequel - French Fields - and earning McKenzie a BAFTA nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance. The series, which aired between 1984 and 1986, was produced and directed by sitcom veteran Peter Frazer-Jones (George and Mildred, After Henry). This release contains the complete first series, originally screened in 1984.
When other girls her age were experiencing their first crushes, Melissa Sue Anderson was receiving handwritten marriage proposals from fans as young, and younger, than she was. When other girls were dreaming of their first kiss, Melissa was struggling through hers in front of a camera. From age eleven in 1974 until she left the show in 1981, Melissa Anderson literally grew up before the viewers of Little House on the Prairie. Melissa, as Mary, is remembered by many as “the blind sister”—and she was the only actor in the series to be nominated for an Emmy. In The Way I See It, she takes readers onto the set and inside the world of the iconic series created by Michael Landon, who, Melissa discovered, was not perfect, as much as he tried to be. In this memoir she also shares her memories of working with guest stars like Todd Bridges, Mariette Hartley, Sean Penn, Patricia Neal, and Johnny Cash. In addition to stories of life on the set, Melissa offers revealing looks at her relationships off-set with her costars, including the other Melissa (Melissa Gilbert) and Alison Arngrim, who portrayed Nellie Oleson on the show. And she relates stories of her guest appearances on iconic programs such as The Love Boat and The Brady Bunch. Filled with personal, revealing anecdotes and memorabilia from the Little House years, this book is also a portrait of a child star who became a successful adult actress and a successful adult. These are stories from “the other Ingalls sister” that have never been told.
One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene's Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film's chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again. At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding...Incalculably influential, the film's nightmarishly jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it). But this diabolical tale nevertheless stands alone - now more mesmerising than ever in this new Dual-Format special edition. Special Features: Brand new and exclusive audio commentary by historian David Kalat Caligari: The Birth of Horror in the First World War - a new 52-minute documentary on the cultural and historical context of the film You Must Become Caligari - a new video essay by David Cairns On The Restoration - three short video pieces on the film's restoration Theatrical trailer for 2014 reissue Plus: A 56-page booklet with new writing, reprints and rare archival imagery
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.
Set during the 1960s in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield and initially starring former EastEnder Nick Berry as PC Nick Rowan, Heartbeat was an enduringly popular series that interwove crime and medical storylines, with a host of colourful characters that viewers took to their hearts.Heartbeat ran for 18 series between 1992 and 2010, rapidly becoming staple Sunday-night viewing and winning several prestigious television awards - including Best Performing Peak-Time Drama in 1999 (beating Coronation Street), and a number of ITV Programme of the Year awards. Attracting a peak audience of 14 million and spawning a highly successful spin-off, The Royal, and a Top Ten hit single, the series has garnered a devoted following and remains prime-time viewing worldwide.This first series sees Nick and his doctor wife Kate (Niamh Cusack) settling in Aidensfield, having left the bustle of London behind. As villagers’ initial suspicion gives way to acceptance, the couple become increasingly involved, both professionally and personally, in the daily life of the rural community. Bill Maynard also stars as the irrepressible Claude Jeremiah Greengrass, with guest appearances from, among others, Philip Glenister, Annette Crosbie, Eleanor Bron, John Duttine and Elizabeth Spriggs. Episodes Comprise: 1: Changing Places 2: Fruits of the Earth 3: Rumours 4: Playing with Fire 5: Nowt But a Prank6: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue7: Face Value 8: Outsiders 9: Primal Instinct 10: Keep on Running.
Last Boat from Dunkirk gives viewers the special privilege of joining a group of elderly veterans on an emotional pilgrimage - to the scene of the world’s most famous wartime evacuation. Our cameras will be with them as they return to pay their respects to the brothers-in-arms they lost, while re-living those dramatic memories of the famed Operation Dynamo, which began at Dunkirk on May 27, 1940 . They will share with the viewer all the personal memories, nightmares and experiences which remain with them today. The veterans – frail yet proud - will defy age and ill-health in order to visit Dunkirk once more. They do so to mark the point in time and history where so many of their fellow countrymen made that ultimate sacrifice, in the devastating Battle of Dunkirk and the desperate evacuation that followed. The storyline of the documentary will be one of celebration – for the 338,000 soldiers who were rescued from German capture by the heroic flotilla of 850 small boats; and also one of commemoration, for those who didn’t make it back alive, and those who were left behind as POWs – one in eight of the retreating men. The nation would herald Dunkirk as ‘disaster turned to triumph’ and the spirit evoked in the determined mission to rescue stranded soldiers has since become part of the English language. Last Boat from Dunkirk will bring that spirit to life, in the form of each and every one of the veterans featured in the programme. The film will see the men – now rapidly dwindling in number - visiting key sites, leaving floral tributes, taking part in emotional memorial ceremonies, and generally reflecting on that long-ago journey with their own kind of quiet dignity. They’ll be meeting up with old comrades - and sometimes old adversaries - to look back together at what really happened at Dunkirk, how it affected them, and how the campaign changed the course of World War Two. Their rescuers too will be represented, as they recreate the sequence of events which saw the soldiers wade neck-deep into the sea and wait hours to be lifted aboard. A flotilla of boats gathered for the occasion will recreate the scene which greeted the servicemen.