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Alan and Tricia Hamilton are very happy. He's the head of a building firm and on top of his game. She's a part-time beautician and mother to their two sons. One day their perfect, if unremarkable, life is torn apart when a last-minute decision to pop out for a quick drink with a colleague sees Alan step out in front of a passing car. The resulting accident leaves him in a deep coma but with remarkably few physical injuries. Desperately worried about him, Tricia is delighted when he comes round - only to discover that the man she loved has disappeared. His behaviour's changed, he's lost all of his inhibitions and he veers from angry and frustrated to vulnerable and childlike. Simple tasks like making toast and getting dressed are beyond him, he's unable to hold down the job he loves and he plays and laughs with his sons as if he's a child. Alan's behaviour puts his relationship with Tricia under intolerable pressure. She longs to find the husband she loves in there somewhere - but fears she may have lost him forever 

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The Prisoner Of Second Avenue DVD (Region 2) Color. Widescreen. Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, Gene Saks.

Writer and comedy genius Neil Simon at his best! Neurotic middle-aged New Yorker Mel Edison (Jack Lemmon) is fired from his advertising job, forcing his loving wife, Edna (Anne Bancroft), to become the couple's sole breadwinner. Feeling emasculated, he begins to fall into a depression. A summer heat wave, unthoughtful neighbors and a robbery only worsen matters. When Mel finally suffers a nervous breakdown, he relies on those closest to him, including Edna and his brother Harry (Gene Saks), to restore his sanity.

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Shoot to Kill is a four-hour drama documentary reconstruction of the events that led to the 1984–86 Stalker Inquiry into the shooting of six terrorist suspects in Northern Ireland in 1982 by a specialist unit of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), allegedly without warning (the so-called shoot-to-kill policy); the organised fabrication of false accounts of the events; and the difficulties created for the inquiry team in their investigation. 

The film, written by Michael Eaton and directed by Peter Kosminsky, was made for Television, and screened in two parts over successive nights in June 1990. However, the programme was not broadcast in Northern Ireland itself, a precaution that Ulster Television said reflected legal advice that it might prejudice future inquests on the deceased, which had been suspended. 

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Professor Glynne Wickham looks at the latest proposals to reconstruct Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre near its original site in Southwark, examining the historical evidence for the construction of theatres in Shakespeare’s time, and discussing the effect of modern alterations to these designs on the authenticity of the project. Professor Wickham is then assisted by actor Robert Powell in examining the possible theatrical effects which could have been achieved in Shakespeare’s day, as well as getting an actor’s point of view of the problems presented by the original stage. The question of cost is discussed with the project’s organiser, Sam Wanamaker. 

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First six years of the Scottish drama set on and around the Glendarroch Estate and village. Great likeable characters and scenery raise this serial above the norm. Other following years also available. Excellent picture and sound quality

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Sunset Beach, the one-hour daytime drama from Aaron Spelling, premiered January 6, 1997. It was both Spelling's first daytime venture and the first new serial to hit the television airwaves in eight years. The show has developed a solid fan base that Soap Opera Digest called "remarkable for a newcomer" and it didn't take long for the show to become a cult hit here in The UK. Set in a small coastal California community, Sunset Beach made its mark on television by combining traditional daytime drama storytelling with the natural beauty of Southern California's beach locations and was supported by a talented and ethnically-diverse cast. TV Guide noted that "Sunset Beach had become a cult hit with growth potential" for the daytime serial viewer. This fact had become particularly true with teen viewers who enjoyed Sunset's suspenseful and quirky storylines like "Terror Island," a take-off on the popular Scream movies. Also popular was the storyline "Shock Wave," highly publicized earthquakes followed by a treacherous tsunami which caused mayhem at the beach. Sunset Beach also blended real-life news into its storyline, such as the Presidential scandals. Sunset Beach featured some of the most recognizable and popular stars on television as well as the hottest newcomers to daytime. They portrayed core family members and friends living in Sunset Beach who came from all walks of life-rich, poor, heroes, villains, lovers, friends and enemies. Families such as the Richards, the Deschanels, the Torres and the Cummings, were all interwoven, often coming together at the funky blues/rock club, The Deep, or at the cyber coffeehouse, Java Web. They worked as police officers, lifeguards, reporters, waiters, lawyers and restaurant owners.

 

 

Complete Series =755 Episodes

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Comedy drama serial 'Happy Birthday Shakespeare' followed family man Will Green (Neil Morrissey), a tourist bus driver who is convinced that life would be better if he and his family moved to the birthplace of his favourite man Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-Upon-Avon where he could open his own restaurant. Will also harboured dreams about beginning a romance with tour guide Alice (Amanda Holden).

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A TV schools version of the play by William Shakespeare, filmed in the studio and on location with an impressive cast and some very moody lighting! 

Originally broadcast in five episodes in the `Middle English' series. This DVD features both the original 5-part serial AND ALSO the 80-minute compilation. Both are subtly different edits, each featuring material not found in the other. 

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A TV schools version of the play by William Shakespeare, filmed in the studio and on location in Venice. Originally broadcast in five episodes in the `Middle English' series. This DVD features both the original 5-part serial AND ALSO the 80-minute compilation. Both are subtly different edits, each featuring material not found in the other. 
 
The movie features Haydn Gwynne as Portia, Bob Peck as Shylock, Paul McGann as Bassanio, and Benjamin Whitrow as Antonio. The costumes are credible according to the time period, and the acting is outstanding. Bob Peck as Shylock and Haydn Gwynne as Portia offer particularly interesting performances. Antonio and Bassanio appear to have deep love for one another in the play; however, their relationship never appears to be anything more than strictly friendship-based because of Bassanio’s passionate performance for Portia. 
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Made on an unusually large budget of £1 million, John Caird's adaptation of Henry IV was the BBC's biggest Shakespeare project since the close of the BBC Television Shakespeare (1978-85) a decade earlier, and was considerably more adventurous than any of those productions. Huge cuts were made to the original text (Caird said that he'd removed almost everybody named after an English county), much of the remainder was reshuffled, and additional material was interpolated from Richard II, Henry V, Henry VI Part III and The Merry Wives of Windsor. If it's not as radical a reinvention as the same year's big-screen Richard III (d. Richard Loncraine) - the medieval-cum-Elizabethan setting at least remains true to the original - it certainly rivals it for gripping immediacy and overall clarity. 

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Richard Eyre's six-part series on the English-speaking theatre of the 20th Century. 

Eyre looks at influences on the British theatre as he came to the end of his tenure as the National Theatre's artistic director; typically, he focuses on a few key writers per episode, loosely organised into factions or geographical influence (thus, in the episode on the American influences we get Odets, Williams, Miller and the Broadway musical). 

The presentation relies heavily on clips from the plays discussed, archive interview footage, and contemporary talking head comments. Eyre himself presents throughout, and no one can doubt his enthusiasm and commitment to the craft he has long perfected as a director of drama and musicals. This is a valuable and now rarely-seen series. 

What follows is a highly original survey of modern British theatre, beginning with Shakespeare, "the DNA of British theatre", and moving through the pervasive influence of Irish playwrights (Congreve, Shaw, Wilde and Yeats), the significance of the American influences from O'Neill to Rodgers and Hammerstein, the impact of Brecht, the breakthrough of Look Back in Anger in 1956, and concluding chapters on the current state of the theatre. 

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A TV schools version of the play by William Shakespeare, filmed in the studio and on location with an impressive cast. This production is influenced by Michael Bogdanov’s experimental workshop in Birmingham where he explored the impact of Shakespeare on working-class people. Bogdanov uses urban buildings, and junkyards to give a post-apocalyptic feel. 

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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

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THIS SELECTION OFFERS FIVE DOCUMENTARIES, DISTRIBUTED ACROSS TWO DVDs. 

'Film Educaton' was strand of documentaries, aimed primarily at media students, analysing the art and craft of movie making, directing and screenwriting. These programmes look specifically at transferring some of the most famous English language plays to the big screen. 

RICHARD III: SHOOTING SHAKESPEARE (1996) 

An analysis of the Richard Loncraine/Ian McKellen film of RICHARD III, looking at the creative choices made in adapting the play. Featuring contributions from Richard Loncraine, Ian McKellen, Nigel Hawthorne, Dominic West and Annette Bening. 

HAMLET - TO CUT, OR NOT TO CUT (1997) 

An analysis of the Kenneth Branagh film of HAMLET, looking at the creative choices made in adapting the play. Featuring contributions from Kenneth Branagh, Dr. Robert Smallwood (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) and Russell Jackson (script advisor). 

ROMEO AND JULIET - STARS, I DEFY THEE (1997) 
Film Education: William Shakespeare Screening DVD - Branagh Mckellen


An analysis of the Baz Luhrmann film of ROMEO + JULIET, looking at the creative choices made in adapting the play. Featuring contributions from Baz Luhrmann, Gordon Dennis (Ball State University), Claire Danes, Terence Hawkes (University of Wales), John Leguizamo, Leonardo Di Caprio, Paul Sorvino and Diane Venora. 

SCREENING SHAKESPEARE (1997) 

An analysis of the art of adapting Shakespeare for the big screen, looking at the creative choices made in adapting the plays. Featuring contributions from Peter Greenaway (director of Prospero's Books), Adrian Noble (director of Twelfth Night), Richard Briers (who acted in Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet), Richard Loncraine (dirctor of Richard III), Paul Arnott (producer of A Midsummer Night's Dream), Gordon Dennis (Ball State University), Terence Hawkes (University of Wales), Kenneth Branagh (director of Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing), Russell Jackson (Branagh's script advisor), Patrick Spottiswoode (Globe Education), Ian McKellen, Al Pacino (director of Looking For Richard), and Dr. Robert Smallwood (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust). 

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TRUTH ON TRIAL - THE CRUCIBLE (1997) 

An analysis of the Nicholas Hytner film of Arthur Miller's modern tragedy, looking at the creative choices made in adapting the play. Featuring contributions from Arthur Miller, Joan Allen, Winona Ryder, Nicholas Hytner and Daniel Day Lewis. 

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City Lights was a Scottish television sitcom made by BBC Scotland and set in Glasgow. It was written by Bob Black. Two stage shows, featuring the original cast, toured Scotland. 

It starred Gerard Kelly as Willie Melvin, a bank-teller at the fictional Strathclyde Savings Bank (whose logo was very similar to the TSB), with dreams of becoming a novelist. Most of the plots revolved around his attempts to get his book, the autobiographical My Childhood Up A Close, published. 

He was held back in this by his own incompetence, the dodgy dealings of his best friend Chancer (Andy Gray), and the lack of support he gained from his mother (Jan Wilson), the bank's manager (Dave Anderson) and his obsequious fellow teller, Brian (Jonathan Watson). Other recurring characters included Chancer's friend Tam (Ian McColl) and Willie's current girlfriend. 

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The series dealt with the life of Reg Toomer (Tim Healy), an ex-pat Briton living in Australia and running Melbourne Confidential, a failing private detective agency with his shifty business partner Dennis Tontine (Chris Haywood). His estranged young cousin Leslie (Mark Haddigan) arrives in Melbourne from the United Kingdom after a painful divorce looking for fun and excitement in the new world, instead he finds himself used as a drone for Melbourne Confidential. 

Each episode focused on a particular job undertaken by Melbourne Confidential, each one more elaborate and of more dubious legality than the last. The course of the main plot would often converge with subplots involving Reg's lovelorn wife Doris (Pat Thomson), assertive daughter Arlene (Nadine Garner), Dennis' ex-wife Corrie (Kirsty Child) and kindly madam Delilah (Kris McQuade). 

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Starring Sarah Lancashire. Meg Bartlet a child protection officer, is grieving after the stillbirth of her daughter. Haunted by the tragedy she befriends new mum Christine Rearden whose child Eleanor appears to be suffering from breathing problems. Meg soon begins to suspect that foul play is at work.

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Foreign Bodies was the work of playwrights, Graham Reid, from Ulster, and Bernard Farrell, from Dublin; neither had experienced the hatred they were led to believe would greet them when they mixed with people from across the border, and this was the basis for their series. Roisin (Hilary Reynolds) and Septa (Maeve Germaine) are two young nurses from Dublin who go to work at a hospital in Belfast. Roisin meets and falls in love with Tom (Dan Gordon), a young Protestant car mechanic. This causes a series of problems for the young couple, their families and friends. 
 

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A single mother (Toni Braxton) and her gospel community help a man (David Julian Hirsh) whose wife and three children were murdered. In Twist of Faith, the fictional, cross-cultural, music infused love story tells the tale of Jacob Fisher (Hirsh), an Orthodox Jewish Cantor and amateur songwriter from Brooklyn, New York, who witnesses the senseless murder of his wife and three children. Catatonic, Jacob walks out on his Jewish mourning ritual, leaving behind his Jewish garments, wallet and keys. Abandoning his identity, he wanders aimlessly, hoping somehow to understand his tragedy. Fortuitously, he lands in Brent, Alabama (population 2,500), where he is embraced by Nina (Braxton), a single mother and the lead singer of a small gospel choir, her Uncle Moe (Williamson) and their gospel community who help him re-examine his life. While music brings Nina and Jacob together, they try to make sense of his past and their possible future. 

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Merseybeat was a British police procedural television series, with a total of four series broadcast between 2001 and 2004. The programme follows the personal and professional lives of one shift of police officers from the fictional Newton Park police station in Merseyside, England. 

In 2001, prior the launch of the series, Merseybeat attracted controversy due to alleged similarities between its pilot episode and the murder of James Bulger, though the BBC defended the series, saying "there are no associations with the tragic case of James Bulger". 
In late 2003, when Merseybeat commenced its fourth series, it underwent a major revamp, including the scrapping of the title sequence and theme tune, which was replaced with a record from Liverpudlian band Cast. A more "gritty" approach to the drama was also part of the revamp, with the introduction of the station's CID and Mark Womack, formerly of Liverpool 1 as DI Hammond. 

For the first three series, filming took place mainly in the Cheshire towns of Widnes and Runcorn (both within the Borough of Halton), making heavy use of local landmarks such as the Silver Jubilee Bridge and Fiddlers Ferry power station. The police station itself was a disused Golden Wonder factory, which is located in Widnes. For the fourth and final series, filming was moved to Liverpool. 

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The series was set around a telephone exchange in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the title of the show being borrowed from the nickname that women who worked at exchanges were given. The first series was set in 1959 and the second one in 1961. 

The Hello Girls was launched with much promotion aimed around former EastEnders actress Letitia Dean, who played Chris Cross, one of the 'girls' who worked at the telephone exchange. It performed very well in the ratings for both of its series. 

The series' theme tune was in the style of 1950s music, which also can be heard throughout the episodes. 

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An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). 
Initially led by ex-Oxford Union President Pru Standfast, she was followed by experienced ex-cop Maggie Forbes (who later led the section), computer genius Frederica "Fred" Smith and later Tessa Robinson

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A darkly hilarious satire of old age based on the novel by England's favorite curmudgeon, Kingsley Amis, Ending Up will keep you simultaneously laughing and gasping in horror. Tuppenny-Hapenny Cottage is home to a hodgepodge of oldsters forced to live together more out of financial consideration than mutual affection. In this bizarre household, each of the elderly resident's unique peeves, ailments, quirks, and charms compounds into a terrible, wonderful tragicomedy of what it means to be old in Britain. The residents are divided in most things; some, for example, dote on the resident dog, others loathe it. The strange entourage is made up of vivid, well-acted characters including a man struggling with his vocabulary after a stroke, a woman concerned about her increasing senility, and a practical joker who often goes too far. 
This is a refreshing look at old age without the kid gloves and an unsanctimonious sense of sarcasm. 

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Five ageing mates play football together every Tuesday evening. They lose every game but don't care because as soon as the match is over they hit the pubs and the clubs and gradually their lives spiral downhill.
Men Only is the antithesis of the current trend for cool laddy drama. It doesn't glorify the action of the men nor does it place them in some cartoon world. What is most striking about thesemen is their apparent normality.
Writer Richard Cottan, believes this is one of the most challenging aspects of the drama, especially for women: The premise that the man women viewers are sitting next to is potentially the same as the men on the screen is a difficult one:
"Take that guy on the sofa and try to imagine him out of the room, away from his partner. Imagine him feeling frustrated and undervalued. How can that escalate with other men who feel the same way?"
Producer Jake Lushington says of the drama: "It is a world where men seem to be much more schizophrenic, sneakier, guilty, demanding lots of emotional support but also wanting the respect and power which their fathers had but has been lost to them
for a generation."

 
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This year sees the 20th anniversary of what appears to be a long forgotten comedy series, written by and starring Black Country comedian Frank Skinner, called Blue Heaven. The series was filmed in and around Birmingham and the Black Country and featured a number of early television appearances from people who were to go on to much bigger things. 

Blue Heaven started out in 1992, as episode two in a five part series of comedy pilots called Bunch of Fives. The other four episodes were; 
•Dead At Thirty – featuring Jesse Birdsall (Bugs), Paterson Joseph (Casualty, Hustle, Survivors) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter, Hustle, Kinsey) 
•The Weekenders – starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer 
•Shall We gather At The River? – featuring Francis Matthews (the voice of Captain Scarlett) and Beryl Reid 
•Miles Better – featuring a young 21 year old actor called David Tennant (Dr Who) 

In 1994 it was commissioned a six part series of Blue Heaven, which aired between 30 July 1994 – 3 September 1994. It told the story of singer Frank Sandford (Skinner) and his keyboard player Roache (Conleth Hill) and their hopes of making it big in the world of pop. Frank is out of work and lives with his parents (played by John Forgeham and Paula Wilcox) who make his life a constant embarrassment. Listed below is an episode summary along with details of the guest stars and some of the locations used for filming. 

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Retired Lord Chancellor Bill Webster decides to sell his memoirs to a tabloid newspaper in order to save his crumbling Cornish house. The Prime Minister wants to stop him as he believes the government will fall if his book is published. One of Bill's old girlfriends, now the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, is sent to try and stop him, but also on his trail is a tabloid journalist who senses a scoop. 

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A fiancee goes to great length to get out of her impending marriage in this British made-for-television movie, which is based on the play of the same name. Elizabeth McGovern stars as a woman about to get married, who meets her one true-love -- who is not her fiancé -- and devises a murderous plot to get rid of her groom-to-be.

Just days before her wedding, Beatrice-Joanna has a chance encounter with Alsemero, and realizes that she has met her one true love. To marry the man she loves, she persuades the love-struck henchman De Flores to murder her fiance, but does not anticipate the tragic consequences of her actions. 

 

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A fondly-remembered four-episode television drama serial . 

Claire Palmore (Jodhi May) is caught in the web of a dangerous religious cult. Her mother (Prunella Scales) hires a cult de-programmer (James Earl Jones) who must rescue her before it's too late. 

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A well-remembered and impressive drama serial set in the world of medicine. 

Edgar Pascoe is a highly successful and charismatic cardiac surgeon. Pre-eminent in his field, he is the embodiment of the upper echelons of medicine: urbane, assured, supremely confident in his own abilities. But he is not infallible - either in the operating theatre or in his private life with his divided family. 
A well-remembered and impressive drama serial set in the world of medicine. 
 
Edgar Pascoe is a highly successful and charismatic cardiac surgeon. Pre-eminent in his field, he is the embodiment of the upper echelons of medicine: urbane, assured, supremely confident in his own abilities. But he is not infallible - either in the operating theatre or in his private life with his divided family. 
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A black comedy which was also the winner of the 1986 'Radio Times' Drama Award. 

A prizegiving evening for the salesmen of the King Double Glazing company, headed by boss Harry King, starts to go very, very wrong. 
A black comedy which was also the winner of the 1986 'Radio Times' Drama Award. 
 
A prizegiving evening for the salesmen of the King Double Glazing company, headed by boss Harry King, starts to go very, very wrong. 
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