This box set contains all four series of Jonathan Creek to date. Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin star in this highly successful murder mystery drama series. Jonathan, magic expert and amateur sleuth extraordinaire, turns out to be less successful in his relationship with investigative crimewriter, Maddy Magellen…. All the episodes from Series 1 and 2: ‘The Wrestler’s Tomb’, ‘Jack In The Box’, ‘The Reconstituted Corpse’, ‘No Trace of Tracey’ and ‘The House Of Monkeys’ and from Series 2 are: ‘Danse Macabre’, ‘Time Waits For Norman’, ‘The Scented Room’, ‘The Problems At Gallows Gate’ and ‘Mother Redcap’. All the episodes from Series 3 and 4: ‘The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish’, ‘The Eyes of Tiresias’, ‘The Omega Man’, ‘Ghost’s Forge’, ‘Miracle in Crooked Lane’, ‘The Three Gamblers’, ‘The Coonskin Cap’, ‘Angel Hair’, ‘The Tailor’s Dummy’, ‘The Seer of the Sands’, ‘The Chequered Box’, ‘Gorgons Wood’, ‘Black Canary’, ‘Satan’s Chimney’.
The perfect way to celebrate the author’s 200th birthday, submerge yourself in classic BBC Dickens dramatisations that, like the great novelist’s work, have stood the test of time. The majesty of Charles Dickens’ storytelling is captured in this DVD boxset that brings together BBC dramatisations of eight of the acclaimed author’s classic novels. From the touching 1985 dramatisation of the semi-autobiographical Oliver Twist to the moving A Christmas Carol that sidesteps mawkish sentimentality and instead, offers viewers an affecting and sincere drama, each TV adaptation will delight fans of the author and win over a generation of new ones. Starring a wealth of celebrated actors including Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, John Mills and many more, the Charles Dickens Collection celebrates the author’s work with authentic and beautifully-played mini TV-series from a broadcaster that is world-renowned for its adaptations. Did You Know? The dramatisations were produced between 1977 and 1999 The 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield stars Daniel ‘Harry Potter’ Radcliffe as the young Copperfield The adaptations have been showered with awards; A Tale of Two Cities won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Entertainment Series; Our Mutual Friend scooped a host of awards and nominations at the BAFTA TV Awards in 1999 including Best Design and Best Drama Serial; and David Copperfield saw Maggie Smith awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. What’s In The Box? 32 hours of classic drama spread across 12 DVDs. In chronological order, the adaptations featured in this set are: A Christmas Carol (1977) A Tale of Two Cities (1980) The Pickwick Papers (1985) Oliver Twist (1985) Martin Chuzzlewit (1994) Our Mutual Friend (1998) David Copperfield (1999) Great Expectations (1999)
Includes all 5 series and Christmas Specials At the Bayview Retirement Village the elderly are expected to grow old gracefully, enjoying their final years in peace, quiet and comfort but not if Tom (Graham Crowden) and Diana (Stephanie Cole) have anything to do with it! Meet two elderly eccentrics who refuse to put up with the appalling food and condescending staff; in the hilariously cynical BAFTA-nominated comedy series that won Stephanie Cole a British Comedy Award in 1992.
All 12 episodes from the first four series of the BBC’s fast-paced modernised crime drama based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Laptops, mobile phones and the internet are the new tools for crime in a modern London under threat from serial killers, bombings and gang warfare. Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), the most brilliant intellect of his generation, has a unique analytical brain unlike anyone else’s, and staves off the ever-present threat of boredom by solving crimes, the more intricate and baffling the better. Meanwhile, his friend and flatmate, John Watson (Martin Freeman), is an army doctor invalided home from the battlefields of Afghanistan. Series 1 episodes are: ‘A Study in Pink’, ‘The Blind Banker’ and ‘The Great Game’. Series 2 episodes are: ‘A Scandal in Belgravia’, ‘The Hounds of Baskerville’ and ‘The Reichenbach Fall’. Series 3 episodes are: ‘The Empty Hearse’, ‘The Sign of Three’ and ‘His Last Vow’. Series 4 episodes are: ‘The Six Thatchers’, ‘The Lying Detective’ and ‘The Final Problem’. The collection also includes the 2016 special ‘The Abominable Bride’.
The award-winning, critically acclaimed comedy Episodes returns for a much-anticipated fifth and final series. Sexy, rich and sophisticated, the final season of Episodes is the funniest one yet. Hearts are broken, egos are crushed, careers are ruined, sex tapes are revealed, and one very large pig is shot. Just another day in Hollywood.
Sherlock returns to BBC One with three brand-new feature length episodes, promising laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and extraordinary cases. The eagerly anticipated fourth series, produced by Hartswood Films, begins with the nation’s favourite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge – becoming parents for the first time. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in the hit drama written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Episode List: Episode 1 – The Six Thatchers Episode 2 – The Lying Detective Episode 3 – The Final Problem
It is 1941 and Nazi Germany, having won the Battle of Britain, is the occupying force in the UK. Based on SS-GB, the bestselling novel by Len Deighton, renowned London murder detective Douglas Archer is caught between his brutal new SS superiors and a ruthless British resistance as he investigates what looks like a black market-related murder. Determined to uphold the law and protect the ones he loves, Archer soon finds himself drawn into a treacherous plot with global implications. In a country under hostile occupation, how do you do the right thing when youre on the wrong side? Starring: Sam Riley (Control, Maleficent), Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns), Rainer Bock (Inglourious Basterds, War Horse) Writers: Neal Purvis , Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall)
Sarah Lancashire returns in the acclaimed BBC thriller written by Sally Wainwright. No-nonsense police sergeant Catherine Cawood is back heading up her team of dedicated police officers in the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. While on duty, she makes a gruesome discovery a body. The victims injuries bear a striking similarity to a string of other murders over the previous few months, suggesting a serial killer is on the loose. But the case becomes even more shocking when it emerges that Catherine knows the victim something that could have serious repercussions for both herself and her family.
One-off drama which tells the true story of Julie Nicholson’s response to her daughter Jenny’s death in the 7 July bombing at Edgware Road tube station. A moving film that explores the impact of violence on one woman and her family.
Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones and Neil Stuke star in this smart and thrilling legal drama about the lives, loves and hard cases facing a group of top end barristers. Series 1Single, attractive, thirty-something Martha Costello is a brilliant, passionate defence barrister with the unwavering belief that all are innocent until proven guilty. She is about to apply to become Queen’s Counsel (a ‘QC’ or ‘Silk’), but she’s not the only one at her chambers… Clive Reader is charming, ruthless and dangerous, and knows how to play the game… only one of them will be made QC and Senior Clerk, Billy Lamb, is the man with everyone’s lives and careers in his hands. Martha’s conscience and faith in the criminal justice system are tested to breaking point as she deals with clients who are good, bad and downright evil. Series 2Martha is now a member of the Queen’s Council – a QC, which means the stakes are now higher than ever. Tensions are running high in the chambers, with the still ambitious Clive Reader having to deal with his failure to become a QC, and Billy Lamb under pressure to keep the chambers afloat. As Martha finds an ambiguous ally in Caroline Warwick, a 50-something, sharp as a stiletto QC, and Clive develops a fascination for a very beautiful and principled solicitor; passion, jealousy and ambition take hold both in and out of the courtroom. Series 3Martha is now an experienced QC at the height of her powers and should be enjoying the high-profile cases and media attention that implies. But as her cases become ever more morally complex Martha questions whether her role as a defence barrister is enough. Her close relationships are put to the test when her ambitious colleague and rival Clive Reader finally becomes QC, challenging her to confront her feelings for him. As Head Clerk Billy Lamb struggles to keep the huge secret he’s been concealing he makes plans to secure the future of Chambers, with or without him. Effective new Practice Manager Harriet has other ideas and wants chambers to prosecute more and defend less potentially isolating Martha. As she struggles with her conscience her faith in the justice system is tested to breaking point. Where does she really belong? Special Features: Series 1: Cast Interviews