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Assault 8.99 €

The particularly brutal rape assault of a sixteen year-old schoolgirl in a wooded common provokes Det. Chief Supt. Velyan (Frank Finlay – Casanova) into employing unorthodox measures to catch the maniac. He listens intently to Doctor Greg Lomax’s (James Laurenson – Spooks) rudimentary profiling technique in the hope that it will give him insight into the man’s behaviour, which is obviously intensifying and escalating when a second schoolgirl is both raped and murdered. This time the killer was careless, however, as Julie west (Suzy Kendall – Fear is the Key, the Sandwich Man), the school’s art mistress, saw him when he drove into the Common in pursuit of his second victim. Putting her own life in extreme jeopardy, she sketches the face she saw and determines to catch the killer.Not seen since its original cinema release in 1971, this hard-hitting psychological thriller is tautly directed by Sidney Hayers (Mister Jerico, The Avengers) from a script by BAFTA-nominated John Kruse (Hell Drivers, The Saint)., The particularly brutal rape assault of a sixteen year-old schoolgirl in a wooded common provokes Det. Chief Supt. Velyan (Frank Finlay – Casanova) into employing unorthodox measures to catch the maniac. He listens intently to Doctor Greg Lomax’s (James Laurenson – Spooks) rudimentary profiling technique in the hope that it will give him insight into the man’s behaviour, which is obviously intensifying and escalating when a second schoolgirl is both raped and murdered. This time the killer was careless, however, as Julie west (Suzy Kendall – Fear is the Key, the Sandwich Man), the school’s art mistress, saw him when he drove into the Common in pursuit of his second victim. Putting her own life in extreme jeopardy, she sketches the face she saw and determines to catch the killer.Not seen since its original cinema release in 1971, this hard-hitting psychological thriller is tautly directed by Sidney Hayers (Mister Jerico, The Avengers) from a script by BAFTA-nominated John Kruse (Hell Drivers, The Saint).Special Features:Image Gallery.Tales of The Unexpected.Theatrical Trailer.There’s One Born Every Minute: a 1981 edition featuring Frank Finlay.

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Wilt [Special Edition] 8.99 €

Regularly turned down for the promotion on the grounds that his college lacks cash and he lacks drive, teacher Henry Wilt spends his evenings walking his dog and fantasising about murdering his domineering wife, Eva. Whilst incredibly drunk at a friend’s party Wilt finds himself firmly locked in a passionate embrace with a life-size inflatable doll. After several desperate attempts to get rid of it, he ends the evening by dumping the doll in a convenient hole on a building site at the college. The following morning, when Eva cannot be found, Wilt’s activities naturally attract the suspicion of Inspector Russell Flint of Norwich CID, who suspects foul play and believes that Mrs Wilt is now pushing up twenty tons of pre-mixed concrete.Adapted from Tom Sharpe’s outrageously funny novel by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick (2.4 Children, One Foot in the Grave), Wilt is directed by Michael Tuchner (Tales of the Unexpected, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and stars Not The Nine O’Clock News/Alas Smith and Jones comedy duo Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith, supported by award-winning comedy actress Alison Steadman (Abigail’s Party, The Singing Detective), Regularly turned down for the promotion on the grounds that his college lacks cash and he lacks drive, teacher Henry Wilt spends his evenings walking his dog and fantasising about murdering his domineering wife, Eva. Whilst incredibly drunk at a friend’s party Wilt finds himself firmly locked in a passionate embrace with a life-size inflatable doll. After several desperate attempts to get rid of it, he ends the evening by dumping the doll in a convenient hole on a building site at the college. The following morning, when Eva cannot be found, Wilt’s activities naturally attract the suspicion of Inspector Russell Flint of Norwich CID, who suspects foul play and believes that Mrs Wilt is now pushing up twenty tons of pre-mixed concrete.Adapted from Tom Sharpe’s outrageously funny novel by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick (2.4 Children, One Foot in the Grave), Wilt is directed by Michael Tuchner (Tales of the Unexpected, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and stars Not The Nine O’Clock News/Alas Smith and Jones comedy duo Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith, supported by award-winning comedy actress Alison Steadman (Abigail’s Party, The Singing Detective)Special Features:Featurette.Location footage TV Clips.Mel Smith & Griff Rhys Jones interviews.Michael Tuchner interview.Saturday at the Movies – Tony Slattery reviews Wilt and interviews Smith and JonTheatrical trailer.

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The Caesars (Two Discs) 11.49 €

After a century of being wrecked by dissension and ruinous civil wars the Romans were willing to pay any price for peace and internal security. The price they paid was the Pax Romana – the absolute rule of an Emperor-dictator – Augustus. After ruthlessly disposing of all possible rivals and enemies, Augustus’ later years were bedevilled by the question of his successor. He firmly believed that for the good of Rome, the dictatorship must continue, but he hadn’t bargained on those who followed him …Made in 1968 and broadcast to tremendous critical acclaim, THE CAESARS was one of the last great drama productions made in black and white. featuring outstanding performances from Andre Morell, Ralph Bates and Freddie Jones, THE CAESARS is a tale of murder, gangsterism and villainy that is not to be missed., After a century of being wrecked by dissension and ruinous civil wars the Romans were willing to pay any price for peace and internal security. The price they paid was the Pax Romana – the absolute rule of an Emperor-dictator – Augustus. After ruthlessly disposing of all possible rivals and enemies, Augustus’ later years were bedevilled by the question of his successor. He firmly believed that for the good of Rome, the dictatorship must continue, but he hadn’t bargained on those who followed him …Made in 1968 and broadcast to tremendous critical acclaim, THE CAESARS was one of the last great drama productions made in black and white. featuring outstanding performances from Andre Morell, Ralph Bates and Freddie Jones, THE CAESARS is a tale of murder, gangsterism and villainy that is not to be missed.Special Features:None Listed

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Whicker’s World – Volume 1 12.49 €

Papa Doc – The Black SheepHatti was the world’s first black republic, ruled from 1957 to 1971 by ‘President For Life’ Dr Francis Duvalier – Papa Doc. Whicker meets Papa Doc in his Presidential Palace at Port au Prince in the company of his Tontons Macoutes – murderous civilian thugs. This show won the Dumont International Journalism Award at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1971.Whicker In Stroessner’s Paraguay – The Last DictatorAlan Whicker comes face-to-face with the last of South America’s old style dictators – Don Alfredo Stroessner who has been absolute ruler of Paraguay for 19 years. One Paraguayan in ten is sold to be a paid informer and the Minister of Information has admitted there are so many informers that they run out of information and have to make it up.Harold Robbins – I’m The World’s Best WriterHarold Robbins, 56 and five times married, is the orphan who became the world’s best paid writer. In New York he takes Alan Whicker round the Devil’s Kitchen district of his youth. This won the Best Interview Programme Award at 1973’s Hollywood Festival of World Television.I’d Like To Think I’m Nearer To God Than FrankensteinIn California they change faces as casually as we change clothes and cosmetic surgery is no longer only for the rich and famous. Whicker meets plastic surgeon Kurt Wagner and his wife Kathy, a walking example of his surgery skills.I Haven’t Taken My Own Shoes Off For 45 YearsWhicker arrives in Penang for the island’s spectacular Thalpusam festival, where entranced pilgrims pierce themselves with giant spikes. He also meets a Scottish doctor still living in the style of the British Raj.He’s Been Hunted All His Life – Now He’s Going To Rest In PeaceButch Cassidy’s sister Lula is alive and well and living in Utah, aged 94 and with a fund of fascinating stories. In Salt Lake City Whicker drives the hydrogen car, learns from Dinosaur Jim why these monsters face a new extinction, and sees the world’s biggest man-made hole. (There are slight edits for clearance reasons. No Whicker footage has been removed).I Wear A Uniform And Pack A Gun But I’m Still A Woman (Part 1)Whicker undertakes a risky assignment, hurtling around San Francisco in the back of a police car. The cops are women, fully armed and determined to prove they are worthy of the blue uniform. Please Note, this episode contains some strong language.If A Cop Wiggled Around With Pink Hair And A Limp Wrist, It Would Discredit The Department (Part 2)San Francisco’s 150,000 homosexuals are the city’s largest unofficial minority. The Police Department has become the first in the US to knowingly recruit gay officers. Whicker gives an exclusive view of the first gay officers training and going on patrol., Papa Doc – The Black SheepHatti was the world’s first black republic, ruled from 1957 to 1971 by ‘President For Life’ Dr Francis Duvalier – Papa Doc. Whicker meets Papa Doc in his Presidential Palace at Port au Prince in the company of his Tontons Macoutes – murderous civilian thugs. This show won the Dumont International Journalism Award at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1971.Whicker In Stroessner’s Paraguay – The Last DictatorAlan Whicker comes face-to-face with the last of South America’s old style dictators – Don Alfredo Stroessner who has been absolute ruler of Paraguay for 19 years. One Paraguayan in ten is sold to be a paid informer and the Minister of Information has admitted there are so many informers that they run out of information and have to make it up.Harold Robbins – I’m The World’s Best WriterHarold Robbins, 56 and five times married, is the orphan who became the world’s best paid writer. In New York he takes Alan Whicker round the Devil’s Kitchen district of his youth. This won the Best Interview Programme Award at 1973’s Hollywood Festival of World Television.I’d Like To Think I’m Nearer To God Than FrankensteinIn California they change faces as casually as we change clothes and cosmetic surgery is no longer only for the rich and famous. Whicker meets plastic surgeon Kurt Wagner and his wife Kathy, a walking example of his surgery skills.I Haven’t Taken My Own Shoes Off For 45 YearsWhicker arrives in Penang for the island’s spectacular Thalpusam festival, where entranced pilgrims pierce themselves with giant spikes. He also meets a Scottish doctor still living in the style of the British Raj.He’s Been Hunted All His Life – Now He’s Going To Rest In PeaceButch Cassidy’s sister Lula is alive and well and living in Utah, aged 94 and with a fund of fascinating stories. In Salt Lake City Whicker drives the hydrogen car, learns from Dinosaur Jim why these monsters face a new extinction, and sees the world’s biggest man-made hole. (There are slight edits for clearance reasons. No Whicker footage has been removed).I Wear A Uniform And Pack A Gun But I’m Still A Woman (Part 1)Whicker undertakes a risky assignment, hurtling around San Francisco in the back of a police car. The cops are women, fully armed and determined to prove they are worthy of the blue uniform. Please Note, this episode contains some strong language.If A Cop Wiggled Around With Pink Hair And A Limp Wrist, It Would Discredit The Department (Part 2)San Francisco’s 150,000 homosexuals are the city’s largest unofficial minority. The Police Department has become the first in the US to knowingly recruit gay officers. Whicker gives an exclusive view of the first gay officers training and going on patrol.Special Features:None Listed.

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Maggie And Her – The Complete Series 14.99 €

This highly popular comedy from London Weekend Television features BAFTA-nominated Fresh Fields’ star Julia McKenzie in an early sitcom role as Maggie, a divorced schoolteacher living on her own in a block of flats in London. Legendary comedy battleaxe Irene Handl is her Maggie’s nosy next-door neighbour Mrs P, whose constant interference means that Maggie is never really alone. Maggie lives in hope of eventually meeting Mr Right, but Mrs P’s clumsy interventions are sure to nip any potential romance in the bud… This complete set comprises both series alongside the original pilot play, Poppy and Her, first broadcast in 1976.

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John Pilger: Heroes 30.99 €

The definitive collection of ground-breaking documentaries from John Pilger – world renowned film-maker, author and investigative journalist.Beginning as a journalist in his native Australia before moving to London, John Pilger has been the recipient of multiple awards, including Britain’s highest award for journalism, twice, and television academy awards in both the UK and the United States. He has been a foreign correspondent and frontline war reporter, and is a regular contributor to international media, including the ITV network, the Guardian and the New Statesman. An incisive and rare critic of Western economic and military power, Pilger’s humane eyewitness reporting has been described as a unique presence on British television that explores where others dare not go.This 20-disc set brings together more than four decades of landmark journalism – and now features Pilger’s two latest films: The War You Don’t See and Utopia.Special Features: All nine films of The Outsiders, including rare interviews with Martha Gellhorn, Wilfred Burchett, Jessica Mitford and Costa-Gavras. John Pilger in conversation with Anthony Hayward at the Guardian Hay Literary Festival 2006. Portrait of Courage: pro-democracy advocate and prisoner of conscience Aung San Suu Kyi is interviewed by John Pilger. More than four hours of additional interviews recorded during the filming of Utopia.

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Appointment with Terror: The 60s 12.49 €

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOICE? When a ransom bid results in the death of a child, the police have only one lead the old lady who witnessed the kidnapper using a public phone box. Though her recollection is vague, she volunteers to act as bait for the killer! DANGER TOMORROW Dr Bob Murray and his wife Ginny move into an old country house where Bob is to assist the local GP. In the days that follow, Ginny has strange visions that can only be explained as extra-sensory perception and with it comes a strong belief that her life is in mortal danger… WEST 11 Joe Beckett, seasoned citizen of the bedsitter belt, aged about 22, is, to use his own description, ‘an emotional leper’. He decides that he needs a violent shock to shake him back into life, and as a result accepts a commission to carry out a murder… 24 HOURS TO KILL When a jet airliner with engine trouble lands in Beirut for a twenty-four hour stopover, purser ‘Jonesey’ fears his life is in danger from a gold-smuggling gang whom he double-crossed on a previous trip!

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Great Continental Railways Journeys – Series 1-5 35.99 €

Clad in his trademark colourful jackets, Michael Portillo embarks on a series of railway adventures which take him through the European continent and beyond! Steered by his 1913 Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide, Michael journeys through a pre-war age of emperors, kings, pomp and elegance across a continent whose industrialists had created wealth, whose scientists were discovering the marvellous and whose artists were challenging old ways… whilst intellectuals plotted revolution. This ten-disc set features 29 different journeys: Series 1: London to Monte Carlo / Hungary to Austria / Berlin to The Rhein / Switzerland / Amsterdam to Northern France Series 2: Madrid to Gibraltar / Turin to Venice / Dresden to Kiel / Copenhagen to Oslo / Prague to Munich / Bordeaux to Bilbao Series 3: Tula to St Petersburg / Rome to Taormina / Warsaw to Krakow / La Coruna to Lisbon / Haifa to the Negev Desert / Lyon to Marseille Series 4: Sofia to Istanbul / Vienna to Trieste / Pisa to Lake Garda / Athens to Thessaloniki / The Black Forest to Hannover / Barcelona to Mallorca Series 5: Transylvania to the Black Sea / Zermatt to Geneva / Tangier to Marrakech / Genoa to the Brenner Pass / Riga to Tampere / Rotterdam to Utrecht

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Great American Railroad Journeys – Series 3 30.99 €

A companion to the phenomenally successful Great British Railway Journeys, this series sees Michael Portillo swap his treasured copy of Bradshaw’s handbook for its stateside counterpart an 1879 edition of Appleton’s General Guide to the United States and Canada. This four-DVD set features twenty episodes covering two different journeys: Boston, Massachusetts, to Toronto, Ontario Reno, Nevada, to San Diego, California Michael’s first epic rail journey takes him a thousand miles from leafy New England over mountain ranges to the Great Lakes. He discovers how a revolution fanning out from Boston, Massachusetts, overthrew the Crown and brought in the independent United States of America; while in Canada, nearly two and half centuries later, the head of state is still the British monarch. Next, he travels a thousand miles from the Sierra Nevada mountains south along the coast of California towards the Mexican border to tell the story of a state that has transformed the world, from gold and silver to Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Along the way, he encounters revolutionaries and feminists, pilgrims and witches and rides some of the oldest and most breathtaking railroads in the world. He discovers gold and silver, movies and microchips, oranges and oil, and learns how America’s most famous railroad conquered the wild landscapes of the west.

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The Main Chance: The Complete Series 53.99 €

Running for four enormously popular series, this thrilling Yorkshire Television drama stars John Stride as David Main, an ambitious, dynamic, occasionally impetuous young solicitor. Having cut his teeth in London, Main now returns to his native Leeds to establish his own practice. Thirsting for success yet never losing touch with his compassionate side, Main takes on lucrative, high-profile cases as well as those involving society’s most underprivileged; as the series follows him through both triumph and catastrophe, his passion for his work often leads to conflict in his turbulent private life. Co-starring John Wentworth as Main’s older, more cautious partner, along with Anna Palk, Margaret Ashcroft, Glynn Edwards and Sharon Maughan, this complete set contains all 45 episodes.

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