Atmospheric, superbly scripted and filled with the unexpected, this remarkable anthology series offers spine-tingling psychological and supernatural tales for younger viewers. Capitalising on the success of its fi rst series, producer Ruth Boswell (a major force in children’s television and involved in such memorable productions as Timeslip, The Tomorrow People and Escape into Night) raised the bar with contributions from award-winning authors Penelope Lively, Rosemary Harris, Joan Aiken and Susan Cooper. Strongly remembered to this day, Shadows is one of the quintessential children’s drama series of the 1970s.
Making its debut on ITV's opening weekend in 1955, Sunday Night at the London Palladium established itself as a weekly highlights for the British viewing public. Gaining average viewing figures of 14 million viewers it is undoubtedly one of the main shows that helped establish commercial television in the UK. Lasting fourteen years until 1969 and with a revival series in the mid 70s the show was hosted by a number of performers, including Tommy Trinder, Bruce Forsyth and Jimmy Tarbuck. This DVD set released to celebrate the London Palladium's centenary contains some of the best of what little remains in the archives for the original run from the 1950s and '60s. It also includes the special two-hander show from February 1961 that featured only Norman Wisdom and Bruce Forsyth, alongside some of the remaining shows from the 1970s revival. Special Feature: Special strike edition featuring Norman Wisdom and Bruce Forsyth Extensive image galleries featuring pictures of performers from shows that no longer exist, these include: Pete and Dud The Beatles Judy Garland including her final performance in 1969 Frankie Howerd Morecambe and Wise Sammy Davis Jr. The Supremes Many behind-the-scenes images, including the series opening night. Original production and promotional paperwork, alongside an exhaustive show guide PDF.
Based on his own successful 2007 short Dennis, Mads Matthiesen's award-winning Teddy Bear is an intense piece of cinema verite-style realism, showcasing a strong cast comprised of both amateur and professional actors. Contrasting both Danish and Thai cultures, this emotional drama plays with viewers expectations, preconceptions and prejudices as it examines different aspects of love, and the search for happiness. 38 year-old Dennis is a painfully shy bodybuilder who still lives at home with his overbearing mother. When his socially awkward uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis is inspired to go and do the same. Quickly thrown into the seedy underbelly of Thailand's sex tourism scene, he nearly gives up on finding a bride of his own. When a visit to a local gym turns into an unexpected night on the town, however, Dennis finds that there may be hope for him yet.
Set during the 1960s in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield and initially starring former EastEnder Nick Berry as PC Nick Rowan, this enduringly popular series interweaves crime and medical storylines, with a host of colourful characters that viewers took to their hearts and a wonderfully nostalgic soundtrack. Running for two successful decades and becoming staple Sunday-night viewing, Heartbeat won several prestigious TV awards including Best Performing Peak-Time Drama in 1999 (beating Coronation Street), and a number of ITV Programme of the Year awards. The series attracted a peak audience of 14 million, spawned a highly successful spin-off, The Royal, and a Top Ten hit single, and has garnered a devoted following, remaining prime-time viewing world-wide. In this complete fifth series the love story between Nick and Kate ends in tragedy and a dark cloud of shock and grief gathers over Nick as he is forced to move into a new and traumatising chapter in his life.
Welcome to the hottest, most cruel show in the galaxy! It's Friday night battle in the Arena of Annhilation! Stay tuned and see what new tricks our arena master has in store for today's battle. Here comes the first team. Oh my, they seem to be even uglier than our usual competitors. Who thought it was a good idea to match chain tracks with a poison needle? That team will need a lot of help from their sponsor to have a chance. Look at their opponents, tentacles with anti-matter flail, that's a classic. Seems like we are ready to start. It's time to Freak out!In Space Freaks you are the team manager of one of the teams sponsored by powerful megacorporations. Your task is to combine different body parts to design the perfect Freak and then lead your team of Freaks to victory. The arena is controlled by the arena master, who each turn changes the conditions in the arena. To succeed, you need to complete tasks given to you by the viewers. Or just destroy the other Freaks and their base. But don't worry, in Space Freaks everyone wins. Either you are the manager of the winning team, or you become a (body)part of the next winning team!
Unarguably Australia's greatest export, Housewife Superstar Dame Edna Everage takes time out of her busy schedule to answer questions on her life and voice her opinions to a star-studded audience on no less than three occasions.Star of stage and screen, her presence, charm and wit has graced TV screens since the late 1960s, when she was propelled from being an average housewife into the media megastar we know and love now. Her television shows are always highly successful - both with critics and viewers, so much so that AN AUDIENCE WITH won a BAFTA in 1980 for Best Entertainment Programme.Includes:An Audience With Dame Edna, original ITV transmission: 26 December 1980Another Audience With Dame Edna, original ITV transmission: 31 December 1984One More Audience With Dame Edna, original ITV transmission: 25 December 1988, Unarguably Australia's greatest export, Housewife Superstar Dame Edna Everage takes time out of her busy schedule to answer questions on her life and voice her opinions to a star-studded audience on no less than three occasions.Star of stage and screen, her presence, charm and wit has graced TV screens since the late 1960s, when she was propelled from being an average housewife into the media megastar we know and love now. Her television shows are always highly successful - both with critics and viewers, so much so that AN AUDIENCE WITH won a BAFTA in 1980 for Best Entertainment Programme.Includes:An Audience With Dame Edna, original ITV transmission: 26 December 1980Another Audience With Dame Edna, original ITV transmission: 31 December 1984One More Audience With Dame Edna, original ITV transmission: 25 December 1988Special Features:Aquarius Clips (1974)Aspel And Co Clip (1982)Late Night From Two Dame Edna special (1982)South Bank Show Dame Edna feature (1989)'Sunday Sunday' Clips (1982/87)The 6 O'Clock Show Clips (1983)
Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life. A Penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal's incredible past, from his riveting tales of the slums where he and his brother Salim survived by their wits to his hair-raising encounters with local gangs to his heartbreak over Latika, the unforgettable girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out... The result is the sweeping, stylish, intoxicatingly human experience of Slumdog Milliomaire, the new film from acclaimed director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, Millions, 28 Days Later, Sunshine). Part exhilarating love story, part eye-catching journey into the underbelly of the so-called maximum city of Mumbai, part stirring tale of an Everyman's triumph against a harsh, cynical world, Slumdog Millionaire is a visceral, action-packed Dickensian epic for the 21st Century. At the heart of its exhuberant storytelling lies the the intriguing question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love. Special Features: Making-of Deleted scenes Director’s commentary Featurettes.
On the launch night of Channel 4 on 2nd November 1982, a brand new soap began. The controversial issues covered made Brookside a ground-breaking drama that had viewers hooked for 21 years until its end on 4th November 2003. Brookside’s Most Memorable Moments includes 16 full episodes featuring the most iconic stories with familiar faces like Sue Johnston, Ricky Tomlinson, Anna Friel, Ray Quinn, Amanda Burton and many more! See the very first episode, the Close overrun with police during the 1985 siege and the shocking storyline of Sheila Grant’s rape. Witness the murderous moments, from Sue & Danny Sullivan’s fall from the scaffolding to the effect Jimmy Corkhill’s drug addiction has on the Dixon family. Watch Mandy and Beth Jordache as they finally bring an end to Trevor and the domestic abuse they suffered at his hands for years. Remember the soap that pushed boundaries with the broadcast of the first ever pre-watershed lesbian kiss on British television, religious cults, suicide pacts and a plot about sibling incest that caused uproar in 1996. Re-live Brookside’s most watched episode ever when the infamous “body under the patio” is discovered. Finally, enjoy explosive episodes featuring the gas leak at The Parade, the helicopter crash and Anthony Murray fighting back against his bully.
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