The second of Gerard Hoffnungs famed musical festivals, the Interplanetary Music Festival was held on 21 and 22 November 1958 at the Royal Festival Hall. Just like its predecessor of 1956, the festival featured an assortment of traditional classical music pieces with omissions and extras as necessary, alongside humorous works specially commissioned from well known composers of the day. The well known composer contributing to The Interplanetary Music Festival is Joseph Horovitz (who has actually requested the reissue of this particular album), who assisted in the composition of Metamorphosis on a Bed-Time Theme with Alistair Sampson. Release Date: N/A
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Starring: Freddie Frinton, Thora Hird One of the BBC's earliest domestic sitcoms, Meet the Wife affectionately dissects the trials and comforts of mid-life marriage after the kids have flown the nest. Written by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe, and running to five seasons from 1960 to 1966, the series was immortalised in The Beatles' ‘Good Morning, Good Morning': “It's time for tea and Meet the Wife”. Genre: Materials Received Release Date: 24th October 2016 Year of production: 1963 Running Time: 400 min Cat No: 166442 Barcode: 5019322664420 No Disc: 4 Certification: U Format: DVD
Engelbert Humperdinck, the 'King of Romance', performs a variety of his best-loved songs, including 'Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing', 'Stranger in Paradise', 'I Apologise', 'Release Me', and many more. Running Time: 120 minutes Region: Region 2 Subtitles: German|French|Spanish|Italian|Dutch|Portuguese Release Date: 1 Dec. 2008
It's a gem.?--Daily Mailvery rude, very funny?--London Evening Standard ?there's almost an embarrassment of riches here. Sweet, and studded with moments of cheerful filth?--Daily Mirror Superb?--Daily Telegraph Gavin is an ordinary boy from Billericay, and Stacey an ordinary girl from Barry. After speaking on the phone to each other every day at work - they finally meet and fall in love... I won't lie to you, life is never quite that simple. For a start there are Gavin's parents, Stacey's mum and Uncle Bryn and best mates Nessa and Smithy to consider, as well as the small matter of living in different countries separated by a long bridge and a toll gate. Winner of two Baftas and four British Comedy awards, Gavin & Stacey is poignant, genuine and hilarious “ one of the stand-out comedy series of the 21st Century. 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's over for the newlyweds, and their married life begins in earnest at the Shipman family home in Essex. But, as the reality of living so far away sinks in, Stacey starts missing her home in Barry Island along with her mum and...
A heartwarming coming-of-age drama, where childhood fantasy meets grown up reality. It's wartime. As the bombs fall Carrie Willow and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales where they live with the difficult Mr Evans. They make the most colourful collection of friends, from the strange Mister Johnny who speaks a language all of his own, to the wonderful housekeeper Hepzibah Green who makes everyone's time at Druid's Bottom so delightful. Running Time: 125 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 23 Nov. 2015
Oliver Hirschbiegel directs this German drama based on a true story. Georg Elser (Christian Friedel) is an apolitical man who becomes determined to put a stop to the Nazis and attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler (Udo Schenk) in November 1939. When his attempt fails he is captured and questioned by the authorities. It is revealed through his confession how he was driven to perform such an act and how the people he cares for, including his lover Elsa (Katharina Schá¼ttler), have suffered because of his resistance to Nazism. Running Time: 114 minutes Region: Region 2 Subtitles: English Release Date: 23 Nov. 2015
The complete seven seasons of the American detective drama. Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) is an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation who has the remarkable ability to solve serious crimes using his razor-sharp observational skills. Season 1 episodes are: 'Pilot', 'Red Hair and Silver Tape', 'Red Tide', 'Ladies in Red', 'Redwood', 'Red-Handed', 'Seeing Red', 'the Thin Red Line', 'Flame Red', 'Red Brick and Ivy', 'Red John's Friends', 'Red Rum', 'Paint It Red', 'Crimson Casanova', 'Scarlett Fever', 'Bloodshot', 'Carnelian Inc.', 'Russet Potatoes', 'A Dozen Red Roses', 'Red Sauce', 'Miss Red', 'Blood Brothers' and 'Red John's Footsteps'. Season 2 episodes are: 'Redemption', 'the Scarlett Letter', 'Red Badge', 'Red Menace', 'Red Scare', 'Black, Gold and Red Blood', 'Red Bulls', 'His Red Right Hand', 'A Price Above Rubies', 'throwing Fire', 'Rose-Coloured Glasses', 'Bleeding Heart', 'Redline', 'Blood in, Blood Out', 'Red Herring', 'Code Red', 'the Red Box', 'Aingavite Baa', 'Blood Money', 'Red All Over', '18-5-4', 'Red Letter' and 'Red Sky in the Morning'. Season 3 episodes are: 'Red Sky at Night', 'Cackle-Bladder Blood', 'the Blood On His Hands', 'Red Carpet Treatment', 'the Red Ponies', 'Pink Chanel Suit', 'Red Hot', 'Ball of Fire', 'Red Moon', 'Jolly Red Elf', 'Bloodsport',...
Written, directed by and starring Orson Welles, Confidential Report is a controversial and highly individual thriller with a deliciously cruel twist. Gregory Arkadin (Orson Welles) is one of the world`s most powerful financiers, a giant of a man whose ruthless grasp spans entire continents. But Gregory Arkadin is also an amnesiac and he has no idea what terrible secrets may be lurking in his forgotten past. Arkadin hires petty crook Guy Van Stratten (Robert Arden) to investigate his life and to prepare a confidential report. Van Stratten scours Europe in search of answers, but no-one is prepared for what he will uncover and the effect it will have on Arkadin`s beautiful young daughter (Paola Mori). Also known as `Mr Arkadin`, Confidential Report is a fascinating companion piece to Welles` most celebrated film Citizen Kane, and filmed in a brilliant mix of Noir and contemporary European styles. The film has been restored and remastered for this, its first ever UK DVD release. Running Time: 94 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 2 Dec. 2013