Santiago de Chile, 1978. As Pinochets oppressive dictatorship continues to stamp down hard on civil liberties, Ral Peralta escapes from the tedium of everyday life by leading a small group of dancers and obsessing about Tony Manero, John Travoltas character in Saturday Night Fever. He lives for Saturday nights, when he unleashes his passion for the fi lms music by imitating his idol. His dream of becoming a successful showbiz star takes a step closer to reality when the national television station announces a Tony Manero impersonation contest.
Richard Bradford found great critical acclaim for his sensitive and realistic portrayal of McGill, the discredited ex-CIA agent reduced to working for hire as a private investigator. A perfectionist and Method Actor, he quickly came into conflict with some of the crew and his fellow actors - gaining a reputation of being awkward to work with. Interviewed in the summer of 2004, he candidly talked about his time working on Man in a Suitcase and the problems he encountered while trying to make what is, for some, the finest of ITCs action/adventure series.
'When Sam''s new dog learns to dig holes, he can''t stop. He digs up gardens, road and buildings, and finally digs himself into a hole he can''t get out of. The adventures of THE DIGGING-EST DOG are of certain appeal to the Beginner age-group. ''I can read it all by myself'' is the Beginner Books motto, and behind it is an understanding of how important it is for children to take pride and pleasure in their early reading. Beginner Books have been designed to appeal directly to children through the use of humour, rhyme and bright pictures that can be ''read'' even by the non-reading child. Some Beginner Books are simple stories, others are hilarious nonsense: both types have been designed to give children confidence and make them want to go on reading.'
'Join the Berenstain Bears on a spooky adventure in this classic children''s book perfect for learning to read! Climb the Spooky Old Tree with the Berenstain Bears! This classic children''s book makes great use of rhyming and repetition of phrases to encourage children''s reading, and the spooky story will delight young and old! Bright and Early Books are designed to encourage even `non-reading'' children to read. Some Bright and Early Books are simple stories, others are hilarious nonsense: both types have been designed to give children confidence and make them want to go on reading. Perfect for both boys and girls of ages 3 and up.'
'Boxing champ Ricky Hatton steps out of the ring and onto the pitch for a completely different type of match as he takes us through some of his favourite football gaffs and funnies!We''ve scoured the world of football from premiership to international right down to the funniest home videos from Sunday League to bring you all the dives, the own goals, the bad misses and the down right donkeys of football!Includes an exclusive theme tune Hatton''s Hotshots especially recorded for this DVD.Special Features:Hilarious Out Takes!'
'Khan The Champion takes you inside the ring with Bolton''s finest and one of Britain''s biggest boxing talents.At just 22 years old he has already won 20 of his bouts since turning professional after winning a coveted silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic games.Take a ringside seat as Amir talks us through many of his fights including winning the Commonwealth Lightweight title from Willie Limond and his subsequent challenges to retain that title against Graham Earl, Gairy St Clair and the thrilling match against Michael Gomez.Packed full of boxing action and Amir''s own take on each of the matches that have kept him at the forefront of British boxing.Amir Khan: Khan The Champion is a must have for all Boxing fans.'
'At 14, Toronto school friends Steve Lips Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, went on to become the demigods of Canadian metal, releasing one of the heaviest albums in metal history, 1982''s Metal on Metal. The album influenced a musical generation, including Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, that went on to sell millions of records. But Anvil''s career took a different path - straight to obscurity. Director Sacha Gervasi has concocted a wonderful and often hilarious account of Anvil''s last-ditch quest for elusive fame and fortune. His ingenious filmmaking may first lead you to think this a mockumentary, but it isn''t. Gervasi joined the legendary heavy-metal band as a roadie for a tour of Canadian hockey arenas, so he has intimate insight into the members'' eccentricities. It''s fascinating to see the reality of their day-to-day lives as they struggle to make ends meet, take a misguided European tour, and engage in antics on the road - which is not always lined with fans. Gervasi even finds a softer center to this raucous film, introducing us to band members'' ever-supportive, but long-suffering, families. At its core, Anvil! The True Story of Anvil is a timeless tale of survival and the unadulterated passion it takes to follow your dream, year after year. Anvil rocks - it has no other choice.'
A British sitcom starring Arthur Mullard and Queenie Watts. It tells the story of Wally and Lily Briggs who have left their home in a caravan, for a bright new future in a council house.
'Boat that rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60''s, and pop music. It''s about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, prefers jazz.In 1966 - British pop music''s finest era - the BBC played just 2 hours of rock and roll every week. But pirate radio played rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day. And 25 million people - over half the population of Britain - listened to the pirates every single day.Recently expelled from school, Carl (Tom Sturridge) has been sent by his mother to find some direction in life by visiting his godfather Quentin. However, Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock, a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea, populated by an eclectic crew of rock ''n'' roll DJs.They are led by The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman) - big, brash, American, god of the airwaves, and totally in love with the music. He''s faithfully backed up by his co-broadcasters Dave (Nick Frost) - ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny Simon (Chris O''Dowd) - super-nice and searching for true love Midnight Mark (Tom Wisdom) - enigmatic, handsome and man of few words Wee Small Hours Bob - the late night DJ, whose hobbies are folk music and drugs Thick Kevin (Tom Brooke) - possessor of the smallest intelligence known to mankind On-The-Hour John (Will Adamsdale) - the newsreader and Angus ''The Nut'' Nutsford (Rhys Darby) - possibly the most annoying man in Britain.Life on the North Sea is eventful. Simon finds the woman of his dreams and is married on the boat... only to be left by his bride the next day. Gavin (Rhys Ifans) returns from his drug tour of America to his rightful position as greatest DJ in Britain and, in doing so, clashes with the Count. And Carl discovers the opposite sex and who his real father is.Meanwhile, pirate stations have come to the attention of government minister Dormandy (Kenneth Branagh) who is out for the blood of these lawbreakers. In an era when the stuffy corridors of power stifle anything approaching youthful exuberance, Dormandy seizes the chance to score a political goal and The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act is passed in an effort to outlaw the pirates and remove their ghastly influence from the land once and for all.What results is a literal storm on the high seas. With Radio Rock in peril, it''s devoted fans rally together and stage an epic Dunkirk-style hundred boat rescue to save their DJ heroes. Some things may come to an end, but rock ''n'' roll never dies.'
'Eli and his sister Nellie are an odd pair - he is an ageing bachelor with a reputation for being one for the ladies she, on the other hand, has no reputation at all when it comes to romance. When their father dies, leaving them a run-down pickle factory and a load of problems, not only do Eli and Nellie have to come to terms with their new-found staff, harder still they must come to terms with each other. The comic team of Jimmy Jewel and Hilda Baker take on the roles of Eli and Nellie.It Comes To Us All (aka Thicker than Water)The sun is setting on twelve tons of pickled onions. A dynasty is dying...and who''s left?Lead Me To The AltarA little late love for Nellie. But was it worth keeping the home fires burning for?The Danger List If you go a funny colour, lie low: it''s all in the mind .Take A Letter Of course i need a private secretary. Fifty copies of the Annual Report in pencil just isn''t on these days .You Make Me Feel So YoungThe elixir of youth - old wives'' tale or a racing certainty? Well, if it worked for Stan...The Wrong Side of the SheetsAn accident of birth - but does it really matter what you are? It happens in the best families...'
'In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dali arrives at the university 18 years old and determined to become a great artist. His bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university''s social elite - Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunuel.Salvador is absorbed into their decadent group and for a time Salvador, Luis and Federico become a formidable trio, the most ultra-modern group in Madrid. However as time passes, Salvador feels an increasingly strong pull towards the charismatic Federico - who is himself oblivious of the attentions he is getting from his beautiful writer friend, Margarita. Finally, in the face of his friends'' preoccupations - and Federico''s growing renown as a poet - Luis sets off for Paris in search of his own artistic success. Federico and Salvador spend the holiday in the sea-side town of Cadaques. Both the idyllic surroundings and the warmth of the Dali family sweep Federico off his feet. Salvador and he draw closer, sharing their deepest beliefs, inspirations and secrets, convinced that they have found a kind of friendship undreamt of by others. It is more that a meeting of the minds it is a fusion of souls. And then one night, in the phosphorescent water, it becomes something else...'
'How often do you find the right person?Once is the inspirational tale of two kindred spirits who find each other on the bustling streets of Dublin. One is a street musician who lacks the confidence to perform his own songs, and thus works part-time helping his father, who runs a small, vacuum cleaner repair business, whilst he dreams of landing a record deal.The other is a young mother trying to find her way in a strange new town. She works as a house cleaner in an upper-class residence and is struggling financially, yearning for a piano she cannot afford.As their lives intertwine, they discover each other''s talents and push one another to realise what each had only dreamt about before. Once is the inspiring story of their budding love for one another.'
Set in London 2015, where gang culture has now increased and gang warfare dominates the capital, this action-packed retro thriller tells the story of how one gang sets out on a daring journey to exact brutal revenge after the death of one of their own. This is a must for see for fans of the likes of Kidulthood and Adulthood. Starring Michael Socha (This is England 86) and Kaya Scodelario (Skins). -M.F.
'Internationally acclaimed Senegalese singer YOUSSOU N''DOUR explores Africa''s enduring musical legacy from its historical roots in the slave trade, to its far reach across the globe in RETURN TO GOREE. With renowned jazz pianist MONCEF GENOUD, their journey takes them from the Goree trading post, where African slaves were processed on to ships bound for the Americas, to Atlanta, New Orleans, New York City and finally Luxembourg. Revealing the history of jazz, the rich legacy of their ancestors and the influence on the cultures they became part of. RETURN TO GOREE gathers together some of the world''s most exceptional musicians and singers from gospel, traditional jazz and soul, including IDRIS MUHAMMAD, ERNIE HAMMES and GREGOIRE MARET and culminates in an exclusive ''one off'' live concert on the island of Goree.'
'American outsider architect Michael Reynolds creates beautiful ramshackle homes in the New Mexico desert out of discarded beer cans, reclaimed wood, old tyres and clay, the physical manifestations of his life''s passion for sustainable living. But Reynolds is not so much an architect as a one-man eco-movement, a visionary whose ideas will either help us save the planet or just land him in more trouble with the local authorities. Shot over three years in the US, Mexico and India, this is an extraordinary, intimate portrait of a man possessed by his dream of changing the world.'
'Quiet Chaos is what Pietro Paladini has felt in his heart ever since his wife''s sudden death. Pietro is a successful executive, happily married and father of a 10-year old daughter, Claudia. One day, after having saved the lives of two women who were drowning, he arrives home only to discover his wife has suddenly died. From that moment on his life changes radically. Pietro takes Claudia to school on her first day back and decides spontaneously to wait for her until classes are over. He sits in his car, wanders in the park and has coffee at a nearby cafe. He decides to do the same the following day and the days after that. Pietro waits each day for the pain to arrive. His bosses, fellow workers and relatives all come to console him but end up confiding their own pain and difficulties, surrendering to his incomprehensible calm.Gradually, Pietro begins to look at the world through new eyes. In the end, it is through his love for his daughter that Pietro finds the key to a kind of spiritual rebirth and emerges from this journey with a newfound love of life.'
'Collision tells the story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met, but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives. Amid the tangle of twisted metal and emotional turmoil wrought by the tragedy of a crash of this scale, are the stories of the victims, and the impact of the accident on their families, friends and colleagues. As the terrible task of investigating the cause of the carnage begins, a series of revelations emerge: from Government cover-ups and smuggling, to disturbing secrets and murder. Douglas Henshall (Primeval, French Film) and Kate Ashfield (The Children, The Diary of Anne Frank) play the senior police officers in charge of the investigations whose complicated personal lives threaten to collide with the grim job they face. Paul McGann (True Dare Kiss, Withnail and I) stars as millionaire property dealer Richard Reeves. Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless, The Invisibles) and his brother Craig Kelly (Hotel Babylon, Queer as Folk) team up for the first time to play brothers Danny and Jeffrey Rampton, whose business dealings are about to be exposed as a result of the crash. Zoe Telford (The Palace, Marple: The Sittaford Mystery) is Jeffrey''s wife Sandra. Claire Rushbrook (Mutual Friends, Whitechapel) plays Karen Donnelly who survives the crash, but has a secret which puts her life in jeopardy again. Phil Davis (Bleak House, Whitechapel) plays Brian Edwards who escapes the carnage which kills his mother in law. His wife Christine, played by Jan Francis (U Be Dead, New Tricks) is devastated by the death of her mother, and confused by her husband''s reaction to the police questions. David Bamber (Rome, Daniel Deronda) plays Sidney Norris, a piano teacher whose guilty secrets are uncovered in the investigations'
Eighteen year old loveable underdog Ian (Zuckerman) is the last American Virgin or thats how it feels to him! Hes always the best friend, but never the boyfriend! However, when he takes matters into his own hands he meets Ms Tasty (Bowden) over the internet and she offers to go all the way with him if he goes all the way in his brothers (Marsden) prized possession Judge to her! Ian and Lance, his sex geek godof a mate (Duke) with surprise passenger, BFF Felicia (Crew) take the journey from Chicago to Knoxville in the stolen GTO with a few unexpected and hilarious pit stops along the way! Car trouble, an encounter with the Amish, where sarcastic Ezekial (Green) opens their eyes to a great Amish tradition called Rumspringa, the discovery of peppermint fatties, to brushes with the law, a disgruntled husband and one angry brother in hot pursuit will the guys survive all the unforeseen twists and turns of the bumpy road to adulthood?! SEX DRIVE also features a special performance by FALL OUT BOY of I Dont Care - their lead single off their new album
'South Pacific: When a young American nurse from Little Rock (Mitzi Gaynor) meets the handsome and mysterious French planter (Rossano Brazzi) on a South Pacific island during World War II, they find refuge from the battles around them as their romance blooms, in this finely crafted, Oscar-Winning musical. Oklahoma! Set in Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Rodgers & Hammerstein''s first collaboration includes the songs ''People Will Say We''re In Love'', ''Oh, What A Beautiful Morning'' and ''The Surrey With A Fringe''. The King And I: Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr star in one of the most memorable musicals of all time! This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner''s Academy Award Winning performance, an unforgettable Rogers and Hammerstein score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins.It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860s. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.Winner of six Academy Awards, The King and I contains some of the most lavish sets in Hollywood history and some of the world''s best-loved songs, including Getting To Know You, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello, Young Lovers and Shall We Dance?'
Martial arts action film from director Stephn Fung about Teddy (Anthony Wong Chau-Sang), a former secret agent turned chiropractor, struggling to raise his children alone after the death of his wife. He tells stories of his glory days while teaching his children martial arts but they find his tales from the past embarrasing. However, unknown to his children, Teddy still works undercover protecting retired agents and when an evil enemy re-appears and kidnaps him to settle an old score it is up to the children to put their martial arts training into action to get their father back.
'Harry Hill returns to DVD for a second volume of TV Burp Gold, with a brand new selection of the funniest bits from the Multi BAFTA winning, hit series, TV Burp. Some of TVs biggest shows such as Coronation Street, Eastenders, Dancing On Ice and The X Factor get the full Harry treatment. It''s crammed with hilarious jokes, funny clips and silly sketches plus a host of extras including unseen TV Burp and side-splitting outtakes. Totally unseen TV Burp and a collection of exclusive out takes.'
'Beethoven: A St. Bernard puppy ''adopts'' a new home after escaping from dog thieves. The Newton family just haven''t realised the trouble that 185lbs of dog can get into...Beethoven''s 2nd: Beethoven has fallen in love with the fetching Missy and is ready to settle down with a family of his own. Like it or not, George Newton, his hapless owner, is about to discover the meaning of chaos - times four! Tchaikovsky, Chubby, Dolly and Mo, a quartet of irresistible puppies that have definitely inherited their father''s talent for getting into mischief. Beethoven''s 3rd: The story begins as Richard Newton, his wife Beth, daughter Sara and son Brennan prepare for a cross-country drive to a family reunion. For Richard, it''s a dream vacation. For his family, it''s boredom on wheels - until the appearance of a surprise passenger: the huge, rollicking, slobbering, lovable dog, Beethoven. Richard has promised to take Beethoven to the reunion and deliver him to his owner, Richard''s brother. Beth and Brennan are less than thrilled with this news, especially when the excitable Beethoven unleashes a string of canine calamities!But when two bumbling thieves threaten the safety of the Newtons, it''s Beethoven who sets out to put the bite on the bad guys and forever win a place in his new family''s hearts.'
'Contains The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968), Sicilia! (1999) and Une Visite au Louvre (2004).The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach. Covering the years of Bach''s life from his marriage to Anna Magdalena to his death in 1748, this is at once a love story, a documentary, a socio-political statement, and a film of the music of Bach, in which the music takes centre stage.Sicilia!: Based on Elio Vittorini''s 1938-1939 anti-fascist novel Conversations in Sicily, banned by the Fascists in 1942, Sicilia! is a four part film which follows emigrant Silvestro who is returning home after fifteen years spent in America. His conversations, with his mother, on the train, or even on the price of oranges, as well as the recurrent shot of arid landscape outside the train window, supply some of the most intense and memorable moments in contemporary cinema.Un Visite Au Louvre: As the camera shows us some of the masterpieces held in the Louvre, Julie Kota speaks the comments made about the paintings by Czanne which were put into writing by the poet Joachim Gasquet.'
'This intense contemporary Western by award-winning young UK/Bengali filmmaker Sadik Ahmed takes place in a remote village of Bangladesh and features breathtaking locations, and leading Bangladeshi theatre actors in a story of passion, jalousy and revenge. The original set, purpose built, is the largest open air set ever built in Bangladesh. A fully functioning town and market place reminiscent of the ghost towns of the Wild West is populated by local characters, market stall holders and street orphans. The fields beyond are coloured with water buffalo, monkeys and crows. The rhythm of the drum beats as dawn rises over the marshland. The celebrations are beginning, it is independence day... A mysterious man dressed as a private guard and armed with a rifle arrives in the town of Doulthapur. This stranger, Kala, soon finds himself caught up in the midst of a bitter and feuding com- munity. The Chairman, seductive, venal and ruthless putports to represent and defend his people - but one man stands in his way - Thakur, the local Hindu landlord, driven by his own manic obsession to commerate his family by reclaiming all land on which loans are unpaid. Kala and his gun become a vital asset that each side must have. Broke and hungry, Kala begins to bargain with them. He''ll take their money but what he wants is information. He has his own mission that brought him here, to find his father, the man who raped his mother, and take revenge.'
'Packed with three animated dinosaur adventures, this box set includes: THE LAND BEFORE TIME THE LAND BEFORE TIME - THE GREAT VALLEY ADVENTURE THE LAND BEFORE TIME - THE TIME OF THE GREAT GIVING. THE LAND BEFORE TIME: During the search for the Great Valley, a group of young dinosaurs becomes separated from their parents when a huge earthquake strikes. Left to their own devices, they soon learn about life without their parents'' protection and the real meaning of friendship. THE LAND BEFORE TIME: THE GREAT VALLEY ADVENTURE: This movie-length feature returns us to the Land Before Time, where dinosaur characters Littlefoot and Cera live under the watchful eye of their parents. THE LAND BEFORE TIME: THE TIME OF THE GREAT GIVING: Prehistoric adventures in the Great Valley with Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Spike and Petrie. A meteor cuts off the valley''s water supply.'
The Beatles: John Lennon and Beyond tells the story of John, Paul, George and Ringo propelled to fame in the early 60s and how they initially took the US by storm before becoming a world wide phenomena. The programme concludes with John Lennons subsequent career as a solo musician and political activist after the bands split. The Beatles became musical and fashion icons that reflected the time they inhabited. Their music would become their greatest legacy, inspiring future generations. But after a troubled break up, John Lennon went on to court controversy and represent a generation that needed a voice. This fascinating documentary tells the story of one of the worlds biggest pop sensations through rare archive footage both behind the scenes backstage & on tour in America. Also included is a variety of interviews with all of the Beatles, including an extensive and candid interview with John Lennon.This programme is a true time capsule and a must have for any Beatles fan.
'A collection of short stories featuring some of Agatha Christie''s best-loved detectives - Hercule Poirot, Parker Pyne, Mr Satterthwaite and Harley Quin... All great crime writers have their favourite creations. Similarly, every great sleuth has his own preferred method of deduction. Take the charming Parker Pyne, who relies upon an intuitive knowledge of human nature to solve the Problem at Pollensa Bay. Or Mr Satterthwaite, who seeks inspiration through his collaboration with the enigmatic Mr Quin in The Harlequin Tea Set mystery. Then, of course, there''s Poirot, whose measured analysis of motive and opportunity is tested to the full in Yellow Iris, when he receives an anonymous call about a matter of life and death.'
'This special commemorative Collector''s Edition tells in full detail the amazing story of Munster''s success in the 2008 Heineken Cup from the start of the campaign through to the thrilling climax. The double disc DVD running over four hours has the epic final triumph over Toulouse in full as well as extended highlights of all the matches from the ''Pool Of Death'' and the knock out stages. Becoming champions of Europe for the second time confirmed Munster''s position in the pantheon of truly great sides. How they made history was phenomenal. They did it the hard way in the process demonstrating all the virtues that make them unique real team spirit, true grit, a never say die attitude and skills of the highest class. They had been grouped alongside London Wasps, Clermont Auvergne and Llaneli Scarlets. They were down and out and until a late bonus point in France made all the difference. In the knock out stages they had to win at Gloucester, Saracens and against the triple Heineken Cup champions, Toulouse. Tens of thousands of Munster supporters turned the Millennium Stadium red on that memorable day in May. The programme also includes exclusive interviews with the players, a special extra with the late Sir Richard Harris on his passion for Munster and behind the scenes footage including the incredible celebrations in Limerick as the fans welcomed home their heroes.'
'On the dark path of swordsmanship in a Futuristic yet Feudal Japan, it is said that the one who becomes No.1 will rule the world. But the only rule in this world is that only the No. 2 is allowed to fight the No. 1. The No. 2, the Afro Samurai, travels the road looking for revenge on the man who murdered his father in front of him when he was just a boy, a three-armed gunman who is the lord of the dark swordsman''s road and the current No. 1.Special Features:Afro Samurai - A Character Commentary featuring Eric CalderonIn The Booth - Voice Talent of Afro SamuraiRZA Music Production Tour'
Max Payne tells the story of a maverick cop determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murder of his family and partner. Hell-bent on revenge, his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmare journey into a dark underworld. As the mystery deepens, Max (Mark Wahlberg) is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world and face an unthinkable betrayal.
Blood: The last Samurai, originates from an anime film of the same title. It tells the story of a four hundred year old half-human, half-vampire girl called Saya (Gianna Jun), she has the appearance of a teenage girl but has the thirst for blood just like her mother, a vampire. Saya is sent to study at a military base in Tokyo, where she saves the daughter of General McKee (Larry Lamb), and when the General is murdered by vampires, his daughter Alice (Allison Miller) flees to Saya and they go on a quest to hunt down the demon Onigen (Koyuki).
FRED DIBNAHS INDUSTRIAL COLLECTION Mills and factories mines and quarries iron foundries and steel works. Fred had a passion for Britains industrial past and he never tired of reminding us of the industrial genius that made Britain the workshop of the world. Here he tells us the stories of Britains biggest industries as he takes us on a tour of his favourite industrial heritage sites. THE INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE Fred was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1938 and as a boy he fell in love with the decaying industrial landscape around him. It was a love that was to stay with him for the rest of his life. Fred paints a vivid picture of the Lancashire he grew up in before embarking on a journey around the industrial Britain of yesterday taking in Armley Mills in Leeds, North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish, Coldharbour Mill in Devon, Etruria Industrial Museum, Helmshore Textile Museum, Hook Norton Brewery, Quarry Bank Mill, Queen Street Mill in Burnley, Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Wetheriggs Country Pottery and Wigan Pier. RICHES BENEATH THE EARTH When Fred was a lad coal was king and Britain still had a flourishing mining industry. Mining and all the engineering that was involved always fascinated Fred not just coal, but lead, tin, iron ore and all the riches from beneath the earth that provided the raw materials for our industrial society. Filmed on location at Big Pit National Mining Museum, Geevor Tin Mine, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, National Coal Mining Museum, North of England Lead Mining Museum, Scottish Mining Museum, Welsh Slate Museum and Wet Earth Colliery, Fred gives us his own unique and highly personal history of mining in Britain. IRON AND STEEL From Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, often described as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, to a modern forge in Sheffield, Fred takes us around the country to tell us about the history of iron and steel making and to have a look at some of the processes. Share Freds excitement and watch the sparks fly with him as he visits Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Independent Forgings and Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield, Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, Finch Foundry in Devon, Ironbridge Gorge Museums and Workington Steel Works.
Inspired by the work of Clive Barker, Necromentia tells the story of what happens when you meddle with superstition and try to cross into another dimension using the powers of an Ouija board.Hagan has a dead wife and believes he can bring her back to life. Travis is a man who lost his brother and wants to join him in the afterlife, and Morbius has been betrayed by those he loves and wants to come back from the dead to take revenge. A strange man only known as Mr Skinny protects the secrets of the powerful Ouija board, as all cross the gateways of hell to fulfil their own purpose, facing the hideous monstrosities that reside there as they go.
Quentin Tarantino made his mark in the film industry with his outstanding directional debut Reservoir Dogs. Reservoir Dogs tells the story of a simple heist gone wrong and the affects it has on the criminals as they start to believe that there is a police informant amongst their group. This highly unique crime thriller has a stellar cast including Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Oscar nominee Harvey Keitel. -M.F.
If the world revolves around football, then football revolves around the World Cup. Every four years new heroes emerge, legends are born, amidst the drama, excitement and passion of the beautiful game. But for every Pele, theres a Graham Poll. For every Michael Owen wonder goal, theres a woeful own goal. The Tartan Army in tatters and England losing any penalty shoot-out that matters. Controversies and calamities that tantalise and torment in equal measure. John Motson, the games most loved and respected commentator takes a trip to the home of football, the venue for Englands greatest ever triumph - Wembley Stadium - to introduce these unforgettable moments of magic and madness from World Cup history. From Moore to Maradona, and Zico to Zidane, from yellow cards to red mist, and ifs and buts to head butts, Motty guides us through an incredible journey of tickertape, tantrums, triumphs and tears. The ultimate World Cup Heroes and Villains.
'Platoon (1986) tells the story of a young innocent 19-year-old soldier, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), who is thrown headfirst into the bloody Vietnam conflict. He is forced to fight not only the Viet Cong, but also his own fears and intense anger. As a result of not being able to make any progress against the enemy, the soldiers, led by the strict and unsympathetic Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), are forced to turn their anger and guns on each other. Barnes also has a personal battle with fellow officer Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who is the more understanding and compassionate of the two officers and helps Sheen to cope with his personal problems. The Thin Red Line (1998) is set in 1942 and was Terrence Malick''s first film for 20 years. As US soldiers land on the island of Guadalcanal, hoping to capture it from the Japanese, the job of venturing into the jungle falls to the ''C for Charlie'' company and the troops are faced by both the enemy and struggles within their own camp. The war takes a heavy toll upon the young soldiers, leading them on a path of disillusion and possibly death. Behind Enemy Lines (2001) is inspired by the story of Scott O''Grady, the US fighter pilot who was shot down over Bosnia in 1995 and managed to find his way back to base without being captured. After photographing some Bosnian Serb troops hidden in a forest, Lieutenant Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) and his co-pilot Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht) are shot down by an anti-aircraft missile. Stackhouse breaks his leg in the crash, and Burnett goes off to get help, but the Serbs soon locate Stackhouse and execute him. Burnett now finds himself alone in hostile country and sets out on the long and dangerous journey back to safety. Meanwhile, his commanding officer (Gene Hackman), against all army and NATO rules, sets out on a mission to locate and rescue Burnett. In Courage Under Fire (1996), Lieutenant Colonel Nat Serling (Denzel Washington), suffering from guilt after destroying one of his own tanks in a ''friendly fire'' incident during the Gulf War, is assigned to investigate the death of Captain Karen Walden (Meg Ryan). Walden died in action, but accounts of her actions vary and so Serling has to discover the truth before she can be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honour. At the same time he has to come to terms with his own traumatic experiences in the Gulf. Rescue Dawn (2006) tells the true story of downed Vietnam pilot Dieter Dengler. Based on the director''s 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly, the film follows Dengler (Christian Bale) as he fulfils his lifelong dream by making his way to the United States and joining the Air Force. Shot down over Vietnam and captured by the Vietcong, Dengler has to quickly adapt to the harsh brutality of his situation, biding his time until he can risk an escape attempt with his fellow POWs. Enemy at the Gates (2001) is set in Stalingrad in 1942. Political Officer Danilov (Joseph Fiennes) sees young army recruit Vassili Zaitsev (Jude Law) in action and realises that he is just what the Russian people need to inspire them in their fight against the German army. Zaitsev is a natural with a rifle, and Danilov arranges for him to be transferred to a sniper unit, where his actions will be publicised, thus making him into a national hero. But Zaitsev soon begins to feel he cannot live up to Danilov''s expectations, and to make matters worse, he and Danilov both fall for the same girl (Rachel Weisz). Meanwhile, the Germans find out about Zaitsev and bring in their own top sniper, Konig (Ed Harris), to engage the young Russian in a deadly battle of wits. Tigerland (2002) is set in Louisiana in 1971. When new recruit Jim Paxton (Matthew Davis) arrives at Fort Polk for basic training he soon makes friends with the rebellious Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell), a soldier who is doing everything he can to get himself thrown out of the army. Bozz has plans to escape to Mexico, but Paxton refuses to go with him, arguing that if he doesn''t go to Vietnam, then somebody else will have to go in his place. However,'
'Two films by one of Britain''s foremost documentary filmmakers, Kim Longinotto. DIVORCE is a hilarious, tragic, stirring, fly-on-the-wall look at several weeks in an Iranian divorce court. It provides a unique window into the intimate circumstances of Iranian women''s lives RUNAWAY is set in a refuge for girls in Tehran and follows the stories of five young runaway girls who arrive there, having fled their homes due to domestic discord. The film explores their experiences of male authority, their longing for freedom and respect, and their hopes for a more positive future. Awards for DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE Winner - Viewpoint International Documentary Film Festival Chicago International Film Festival Silver Higo Award San Francisco International Film Festival Grand Prize for Best Documentary. Awards for RUNANWAY Winner - Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema Osnabruck Film Festival Children''s Rights Award Zanzibar International Film Festival Silver Dhow Award.'
Since it first aired on the 18th of February 1979, Antiques Roadshow has developed into a national institution. The show has given the opportunity for thousands of fascinating stories to be told over the years, as well as the introduction of many incredible characters.In Priceless Antiques Roadshow, presenter Fiona Bruce introduces some of the classic moments from the show, spanning across the past 30 years. The show has created some historical television moments, including the Lalique vase which had been bought for a pound at a car-boot sale and left in the loft, only to be valued at 25,000.Featuring contributions from former presenters including Michael Aspel and Hugh Scully and many resident experts including the legendary Henry Sandon, Priceless Antiques Roadshow is a collection of the timeless, the priceless and the unforgettable. See the experts offer tips for credit crunch-proof collectables and debate what makes an antique in this ultimate review of all that is Priceless Antiques Roadshow.
'Gavin is an ordinary boy from Billericay in Essex, Stacey is an ordinary girl from Barry Island in South Wales. After months of speaking on the phone to each other at work, they finally meet, fall in love and get married.Series One: Falling in love causes a ripple effect on Gavin and Stacey''s family and friends. And as their wedding day approaches we soon come to realise that there''s nothing ''ordinary'' about the Shipmans and the Wests after all...Series Two: The honeymoon is over for Gavin and Stacey and married life begins in earnest. But as Nessa and Smithy prepare for a big event of their own, Stacey is missing Barry Island more than she could''ve imagined.Series Three: Gavin and Stacey are back with the gang from Barry and Billericay for more fun and laughter in Series 3 of the hit BBC series.Christmas Special: It''s Christmas time and the Welsh contingent have been invited to celebrate the festive season with the Shipmans. So with the help of Dave and his coach the West''s head East. Dawn and Pete have come round for Christmas Eve drinks, and Pete''s brought his aged mum. Mick has an enormous turkey soaking in a bucket, Bryn has his mistletoe on standby and Pam has a cracker of a present under the tree for Mick.'
'Follow in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes by joining the Emirates Stadium Tour and taking a look behind the stunning Emirates Stadium. On this amazing day out, you will have the opportunity to see all the areas which are crucial to the team on a match day - from a walk down the players'' tunnel to a seat in the first team dressing room. On the standard tour, you will also visit the Directors Box and the Press Conference facilities. Emirates Stadium has quickly established itself as one of the world''s most stunning and spectacular sports stadium. Along with state-of-the-art facilities, the Club has incorporated stunning features from their Highbury history and personal touches from inspirational Arsenal manager, Arsne Wenger. Self-Guided Audio Tour Let Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and a host of Arsenal stars share their match-day experiences with you as you explore behind-the-scenes at Arsenal with new audio tour. Hear from the boss as you take your place in the changing room, listen to the roar of the crowd as you walk down the tunnel, explore our museum and test your Arsenal knowledge against one of our Arsenal experts. Plus much more. Arsenal Emirates Stadium Museum The spectacular Arsenal museum at Emirates Stadium is located in the Northern Triangle Building. The museum contains fantastic interactive displays suitable for all ages along with a complete history of the Club from Plumstead Common through to Emirates Stadium. Long term exhibits include goal scorer Michael Thomas boots from Anfield 89, Charlie Georges FA Final Cup shirt from 1971 and the shirt worn by Alan Smith in the 1994 European Cup Winners Cup Final victory. Monday - Friday: first tour 10.15am, last tour 4.20pm Saturday: first tour 10.15am, last tour 3.45pm Sunday: first tour 10.15am, last tour 4.00pm (Tours are available every day subject to match fixtures) '
'Fred Dibnah always had a passion for Steam Railways, Steam Rollers, Traction Engines, Pumping Engines, Mill Engines and Pithead Winding Engines. He spent a large part of his life restoring them and studying their construction and history. This collection brings together previously unseen footage shot for the BBC as Fred unearths the best of our steam and railway heritage and meets some of his fellow enthusiasts who devote their lives to finding, restoring, preserving and operating steam engines of all shapes and sizes. The Railway Collection The Story of Britain''s Railways From the earliest wooden wagon ways to the last great days of steam and the birth of the railway preservation movement, Fred gives us his own unique history of the railways in Britain. Great Little Steam Railways Fred recollects his boyhood passion for steam railways, takes us on a tour of some of his favourite preservation lines and tells us some of his own railway stories. Made in Britain: Railway Yards and Workshops The skills of building, maintaining and restoring steam locomotives are still alive at the workshops of some of Britains preserved railways, and Fred visited some of the biggest on his traction engine grand tour of Britain for the series Made In Britain . The Steam Collection The Story of the Traction Engine From the first steam powered road carriages to the great road locomotives, showmans engines and steam lorries of the 20th century and the birth of the preservation movement, Fred tells the story of steam power. Britain''s Biggest Engines Fred travels round Britain to unearth Britains most powerful steam engines and their stories. He takes us to huge Northern mills, impressive pit head winding engines, museums, pumping engines and a great steel rolling mill. On The Road With Fred A specially edited version of Freds epic journey round Britain on his traction engine in 2004.'
The heats on as the Hawaii Five-0 team takes on some of the Aloha States most notorious and baffling criminal cases involving murder, the Mob, espionage, and kidnapping. With McGarrett (Alex OLoughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) at the helm, the team interrogates members of a renegade stunt-bikers gang, pursues a rogue Russian spy with access to NSA secrets, and partners with a autistic child in a murder investigation. Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Kono (Grace Park) are held at gunpoint by two killers who dont know theyre cops, and Grover (Chi McBride) and his family are haunted by a 15-year-old Mob investigation. Meanwhile, Catherine (Michelle Borth) returns to the islands and McGarrett prepares to take their relationship to the next level. Season 6 is 25 high-caliber episodes that prove, once and for all, that crime definitely does not pay.
'Third instalment of the popular CGI-animated franchise. While Scrat the squirrel is still trying to get his paws on that ever-elusive nut, Manny (voiced by Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah) anxiously await the birth of their mini-mammoth, and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) wonders if he''s growing too laid-back living the life of a pampered house cat. Meanwhile, Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some unusually large eggs, and inadvertently discovers a mysterious underground world where dinosaurs still roam.'
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The Clone Wars goes back to the original Star Wars film when Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke Skywalker that he was once a Jedi knight the same as your father and that they fought together in the Clone Wars. Since that moment fans have been obsessed with what the clone wars were. This new TV series takes place immediately after the events of Star Wars-Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The series follows Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker and introduces us to some new characters such as Ahsoka Tano a girl Jedi knight as well as characters we already know.
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Discover the fascinating world of English Wine with this fabulous Vineyard Experience with Lunch for Two. Throughout the UK, acres upon acres of vines produce thousands of bottles of top quality luscious wines each year. This experience is an ideal opportunity to find out more about the English wine industry while enjoying a tour of one of Englands finest vineyards, followed by a tasting session where you can sample some of the most popular wines. During the tour an experienced guide will explain the history of English wine from how vines are grown and pruned through to picking the grapes, fermentation, blending and bottling at the end. Youll learn about how vines are produced on a commercial scale and the reasons for the choice of grapes which are selected. Your experience will be completed by sitting down to a delicious lunch where, at some locations, each couple will be presented with a bottle of complimentary wine as a souvenir of their vineyard visit.*Please note exact programmes vary depending on the location, please check on booking.
'Capturing brand''s commitment to sport and performance, the Breitling Chronomat Range was originally designed for the Freece Tricolori military aerobatic display team. Iconic in all corners of the globe, this performance and quality-focused range will introduce your accessory collection to exquisite timekeeping that always makes a lasting impact, no matter what the occasion. This Pre-Owned Breitling Chronomat Mens Watch AB0110 comes equipped with a 44mm stainless steel case, which houses the blue dial and hand-made automatic movement that provides the power. Attached to the case is a leather strap, fitted with a buckle clasp for increased comfort on the wrist. The timepiece is water resistant up to 500 metres. Pre-Owned Information Condition - Some signs of previous wear may be present on the watch. Packaging - Box Included. Warranty - 24 Month warranty provided. Age - Circa 2011. This is an Image of the Actual Watch.'
'IWC Schaffhausen''s history and experience in manufacturing Pilot''s Watches is unrivalled and famously celebrated when the legendary Mark XI Pilot''s Watch was launched in 1948. In 2016, IWC again celebrate a new Pilot''s collection featuring the Mark XVIII This Pre-Owned IWC Pilot''s Double Chronograph Men''s Watch comes equipped with a 46mm case, which houses the black dial and hand-made automatic movement that provides the power. Attached to the case is a leather strap, fitted with a deployment clasp for increased comfort on the wrist. The timepiece is water resistant up to 60 metres .Pre-Owned Information Condition - Some signs of previous wear may be present on the watch. Packaging - Inner Box Included. Warranty - 24 Month warranty provided. This Is an Image of the Actual Watch.'