Historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII s Six Wives. Combining drama written by Chloe Moss with Lucy s own contemporary historical comment, Lucy will move seamlessly from the present to the past, appearing as a range of silent servants: a maid, midwife or nurse maid. As the drama plays out, Lucy eavesdrops on the events in the Royal Court and reports back. The Tudor court was made up of a small group of powerful families all vying for influence and power over each other. While it was a world run by men, and the King had ultimate power, each Queen (as well as their ladies in waiting) found their own unique methods of exerting influence. For the first time, it is these women s stories that Lucy wants to uncover, witness and explore, as well as offering a very new lens on Henry himself. Running Time: 180 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 16 Jan. 2017
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Return to the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey for the sixth and final season of this internationally acclaimed hit drama series. As our time with the Crawleys draws to a close and we see what will finally become of them all; the family, and the servants who work for them, remain inseparably interlinked as they face new challenges and begin forging different paths in a rapidly changing world. Secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs continue to navigate social changes which put their futures in jeopardy. The final season of the multi-award winning series follows all our favourite characters as they strive to find happiness once and for all. Will Mary choose the right path? Will her sister Edith finally get a break?! Will Carson and Mrs Hughes actually make it up the aisle?And will Anna and Bates overcome the many hurdles that have been set before them? This season offers all the highs and lows, joy and sorrow, that viewers across the globe have grown to love, with the added excitement of discovering how it all wraps up and it should be the most wonderful and satisfying season yet. Includes exclusive clip from Downton Abbey 2015 Christmas special PLUS The Manners of Downton Downton Abbey II an exclusive documentary featuring historian and Downton Abbey historical...
This Daytime Emmy-nominated preschool series features the fun, music and adventures of some of the favourite characters created by Dr. Seuss. Starring the Grinch, his dog Max, Terrence, Horton, Yertle and all the residents of Seussville, these whimsical tales and well-known characters come to life using masterful puppets built by Jim Henson's Creature Shop and 3D computer animation. Helping children understand valuable lessons about friendship, imagination and much more, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss is fun entertainment for the whole family. Running Time: 1140 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 18/05/2015
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills' who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape... "10/10. The thrill ride of the year"--Daily Star Special Features: ¢ Extended and theatrical feature Running Time: 91 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 4 Feb. 2013
Directed by DAVID LEAN and written by TERENCE RATTIGAN, THE SOUND BARRIER is about the men who challenged the speed of sound, told from the viewpoint of central character, Sir John Ridgefield (RALPH RICHARDSON). The oil tycoon and aircraft constructor is determined to manufacture a supersonic jet that will travel faster than the speed of sound. Ridgefield's desire to reach this goal has already led to the death of his test pilot son (DENHOLM ELLIOTT), and his daughter Susan's (ANN TODD) fighter-pilot husband (NIGEL PATRICK). Shocked at the death of her husband and her father's disregard of human life in his single-minded determination to achieve his goal, Susan walks out on him. Unperturbed, Ridgefield approaches another pilot with the challenge of piloting his test craft. The film marked a departure from the domestic or literary concerns which had characterized the director David Lean's choice of subject matter to date. Its heroics pre-empted his later films Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). EXTRAS ¢ BFI interview with DAVID LEAN ¢ Interview with GEOFFREY WANSELL (TERENCE RATTIGAN Biographer) Running Time: 111 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 11/04/2016
Ann Carter (Deanna Durbin) is a small town girl who takes a job as a maid for a famous composer with dreams of becoming a star. With the celebrated Charles Previn acting as musical director, HIS BUTLER'S SISTER includes performances from Deanna of 'Nessun Dorma', 'When You're Away', 'Russian Medley' and 'In The Spirit Of The Moment'. Running Time: 90 minutes Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.) Release Date: 03/05/2011
For Inspector Montalbano life is never easy, except perhaps when he can grab a private lunch at his favourite restaurant or relax in his own place with a little home-cooking. But these opportunities don't come very often, not when the Inspector is grappling with politics, mafioso, unreliable witnesses and unreliable cops. Yet even his most unreliable cop is led astray not by the scent of money but the scent of a woman. In these four new gripping cases, Inspector Montalbano must face challenges from all of the above and more. While out swimming he finds himself face to face with a floating corpse which will lead him into a dark world of kidnapped children; someone is starting a mob war between the Sinagras and Cuffaros; a young girl's kidnapping and the money involved raises Montalbano's suspicions; and the death of an old miser brings to light a long dead romance. Love, murder, deception and deliverance, it's all in a day's work for Italy's favourite detective “ just as soon as he's finished lunch. Episodes: Turning Point (Il giro di boa) Equal Time (Par condicio) The Spider's Patience (La pazienza del ragno) Find the Lady (Il gioco delle tre carte) In Italian with English subtitles Running Time: 408 minutes Region: Region 2 Subtitles: English Release Date: 7 Jan. 2013
LOVING MEMORY (DVD + Blu-ray)A film by Tony ScottAn extraordinary debut from one of Hollywood's most bankable UK ex-pats, Tony Scott's Loving Memory (1970) tells the disturbing tale of a brother and sister who live in isolation with a grisly secret.Critically acclaimed on its release Loving Memory was beautifully photographed by celebrated cinematographer Chris Menges - who captures perfectly the misty mystery of the Yorkshire Moors - and features a stunning, sinister performance from Rosamund Greenwood (Village of the Damned, The Witches) as a haunted innocent.Special featuresAll films presented in both Standard Definiton and High Definition (DVD and Blu-ray)One of the Missing (Tony Scott, 1968, 27 mins): taut psychological short about the lonely fate of a confederate soldier in the American Civil WarBoy and Bicycle (Ridley Scott, 1965, 28 mins): follows the adventures of a truant schoolboy - played by the young Tony Scott - as he cycles round HartlepoolFully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essay by Kim Newman and production notes on the film UK | 1970 | black and white | English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles |52 minutes + 55 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.66:1Disc 1: BD25 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)Disc 2: DVD5 |PAL | PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit) Region...