Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, June Whitfield and Julia Sawalha star in the award-winning TV comedy series that defined the early 90s. Enjoy Eddie and Patsy's hilarious escapades with this great box set and crack open the Bolly! All eighteen episodes from the first, second and third series.
Who slipped poison into the cocktail of kindly old Rev. Babbington?... Why is a mysterious brown-suited stranger trailing a young woman through exotic lands?...What is the secret behind the malevolent deeds at palatial Stonygates? Discover the answers and much more in this star-packed collection of murder most foul, mystery most fun. All eight movies are on DVD for the first time. And all are from novels by the mistress of mystery, Agatha Christie. It'd be a crime to miss them!
Filmed on location in the Yorkshire Dales, All Creatures Great and Small brings the world of veterinarian James Herriot to life with all the warmth and humor of the original stories. Series 1 includes all 13 episodes from the first season.
Filmed on location in the Yorkshire Dales, All Creatures Great and Small brings the world of veterinarian James Herriot to life with all the warmth and humor of the original stories. Series 2 continues the true-life story of James Herriot (Christopher Timothy), as he finds that there is no end to the joy and heartache that go with caring for all creatures great and small.
All Creatures Great and Small Series Three brings a rich new trove of James Herriot tales to the screen. Set in the windswe dales of Yorkshire, England, the series perfectly captures the warm drawing room fires and freezing wintry barns of the English countryside of the thirties. While this remote area cannot remain untouched by the threat of impending war, there are still plenty of battles to be fought on the home front: on the farms, in the fields and hand-to-hand in the surgery. INCLUDES 14 EPISODES: Plenty to Grouse About, Charity Begins at Home, Every Dog His Day, Hair of the Dog, If Wishes Were Horses, Pig in the Middle, Be Prepared, A Dying Breed, Brink of Disaster, Home and Away, Alarms and Excursions, Matters of Life and Death, Will to Live, Big Steps and Little 'Uns
Heart-warming tales of vets in the Yorkshire Dales continue into the fifties. Now that Tristan has landed an exalted position in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Darrowby practice recruits a young Scottish vet who arrives by motorcycle with a badger in his luggage.
All Creatures Great and Small Series Five continues the heart-warming tales of James Herriot (Christopher Timothy), his wif Helen (Lynda Bellingham) and his volatile but warm-hearted partner, Siegfried Farnon (Robert Hardy). The period is now the early Fifties, but the Dales are slow to embrace the world of tomorrow. Tristan (Peter Davison) has left the Ministry of Agriculture to return to the Darrowby practice. Even with Calum (John McGlynn) on the team, the vets see little of the leisure that the modern age promises.
All Creatures Great and Small Series Six continues the heart-warming tales of James Herriot (Christopher Timothy), his wife Helen (Lynda Bellingham) and his volatile but warm-hearted partner, Siegfried Farnon (Robert Hardy). The period is now the early Fifties, but the Dales are slow to embrace the world of tomorrow. Even with Calum (John McGlynn) on the team, the vets see little of the leisure that the modern age promises.
Based on the bestselling books by James Herriot, this long-running series is a perennial PBS hit. All Creatures Great and Small Series Seven wraps up the final installment of this heart-warming tale from the Yorkshire dales with James Herriot (Christopher Timothy), his wife Helen (Lynda Bellingham) and his volatile but warm-hearted partner, Siegfried Farnon (Robert Hardy). Life at the small veterinary practice continues to challenge the partners, whether by neglected animals or tight-fisted farmers. But through all the trails and tribulations, the social upheavals and the years gone by, friendship and family prove themselves as strong as ever.
Meet Rene, the most wanted man in Occupied France. Women want his body. The Resistance want his brain. And the Nazis want his sausage! In a small cafe in Nouvion, the harassed proprietor is having a trying war. With the German army in residence in the bar, Rene is risking his neck to aid the Resistance by hiding two British airmen and a radio transmitter upstairs in his mother-in-laws bedroom. He is also involved in hiding the priceless painting of the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies in a large sausage which even now is being sniffed out by the Gestapo. But Rene's real problem is his wife, Edith, and what she will do to him when she finds out about the affairs he is having with his two sexy waitresses.
Andy Hardy, the original teen supreme, comes careening to your screen in the first of a series of collections! MGM's 1937 adaptation of Aurania Rouverol's play Skidding, A Family Affair, proved such a stunning success that production commenced on a series inspired by it almost immediately. The Hardy series was launched in 1937 with You're Only Young Once and the cast of Lewis Stone (Judge Hardy), Mickey Rooney (Andy Hardy), Fay Holden (Mrs. Hardy), Cecilia Parker (Marian Hardy), Sara Haden (Aunt Milly) and Ann Rutherford (Polly Benedict). It was not long before Rooney's boundless energy and talent stole the show (and the hearts of teenage girls all over the USA), and Andy Hardy took over the series. Not that anyone minded! Collection Contains: You're Only Young Once (1937), Out West with the Hardys (1938), Judge Hardy and Son (1939), Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940), Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941), Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941).
Follow the misadventures of America's original teen-age sensation, Andy Hardy, from his humble beginnings in A Family Affair through his girl-crazed college coming-of-age to his bittersweet return to his beloved hometown of Carvel as a grown man in this concluding volume of the complete series collection starring Mickey Rooney. Includes: A Family Affair (1937) Judge Hardy's Children (1938) Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) The Hardys Ride High (1939) Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939) The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942) Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946) Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958)
The Anthony Trollope Collection contains three masterpieces and over 15 hours of timeless film from one of the greatest nineteenth-century novelist. Visit the fascinating world of Victorian England through the eyes of Anthony Trollope, as the prolific and respected novelist illustrates the penetrating conflicts of the day.
Includes: 1) Platonov ('71) Play adapted from fragments of Chekhov's first full-length play, sometimes known as the "Play without a Name" or Fatherlessness." Platonov is a village schoolteacher whose high ideals and unflagging criticism of provincial life render him irresistable to the women he meets. With Rex Harrison, Sian Phillips and Clive Revill. 2) The Wood Demon Play adapted for TV with Ian Holm and Francesca Annis. It is Leo ZHELTUKHIN's birthday, and friends and neighbors are joining him for lunch. 3) The Proposal ('59) One-act play about the tendency of wealthy families to seek other wealthy families to increase their estates by encouraging marriages that made good economic sense. 4) The Wedding (61) Story adapted for TV. A bridegroom's plans to have a general attend his wedding ceremony backfire when the general turns out to be a "lowly" naval captain. 5) The Seagull ('78) Play adapted for TV in which a struggling writer Konstantin becomes enamored by a visiting young actress Nina. With Anthony Bate, Stephen Rea and Michael Gambon. 6) An Artist's Story ('74) A film adaptation of the Chekhov short story in which an artist bored with country life challenges a charity worker's ideals. With Patrick STEWART. 7) Uncle Vanya ('70) Play adapted for TV with Anthony Hopkins, Freddie Jones and Ann Bell. When your life has been spent supporting a distinguished relative, what do you do when he turns out to be not so distinguished after all? 8) Uncle Vanya ('91) Studio production of Chekov's wistful masterpiece with David WARNER as the retired prof whose return sets in motion a typically Chekovian comic tragedy of lost hopes, stifled passion and belighted ideas. With Ian Bannen, Ian Holm, Rachel Kempson and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. 9) The Three Sisters ('70) Play adapted for TV with Janet Suzman, Eileen Atkins and Michele Dotrice as the Prozorov sisters who dream of returning to Moscow after eleven years of living in a provinvcial Russian town. 10) The Cherry Orchard ('62) Madame Ranyevskaya returns to Russia after some years in Paris & finds that the family estate has gone to seed.Can the precious cherry orchard be saved from the axe? With John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft and Judi Dench. 11) The Cherry Orchard ('81) Sensing that revolution was about to put an end to privileged and protected ways of life, Chekhov wrote with sympathy for the complacent gentry, but also with excitement for the future. With Judi Dench, Bill Paterson and Timothy Spall.
The BBC High Definition Natural History Collection now includes the 6-Disc Planet Earth Special Edition! Experience the best the Earth has to offer in stunningly clear high definition. Witness rare action, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved creatures with the critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning Planet Earth Special Edition, now packed with over seven hours of extras; travel the length and breadth of China and discover the fabulous diversity of its natural wonders in Wild China; visit the home of the most astonishing creatures found anywhere on Earth with Galpagos; and discover a kaleidoscope of color and energy as you explore the river that shaped the wildlife, culture and beliefs of India in Ganges. It's your world as you've never seen it before in dazzling Blu-ray high definition!
Take a tour around the globe with the newest natural history programming from the BBC in stunning High Definition! Life presents 130 incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world, 54 of which have never been filmed before. This remarkable 10-part blockbuster captures unprecedented, astonishingly beautiful sequences and presents a close-up profile our planet's most enigmatic life forms. In Nature's Most Amazing Events, you'll discover the dramatic stories behind the planet's most breathtaking natural events, charting the effects of global climatic phenomena which transform entire landscapes. South Pacific presents a comprehensive portrait of life in this vast ocean, containing 25% of the earth's water and over 20,000 islands! And Yellowstone offers an intimate portrait of this global icon of natural beauty, nature's most majestic playground. These four landmark series from the BBC will dazzle you with our world's stunning beauty, all presented in crystal clear Blu-ray high definition!
The BBC Natural History Collection 2 Take a tour around the globe with the newest natural history programming from the BBC. Recent advances in macro, micro, time-lapse and high definition filming allow our film crews to reveal like never before the remarkable adaptations that plant and animal species have developed to survive and thrive on our truly astonishing planet. This collection includes five landmark series totaling over 20 hours, plus behind the scenes extras that show the remarkable lengths the camera crews took to capture these stunning images.