Filmed in Supermarionation This is the definitive documentary telling the story of the unique puppetry and animation technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia and their team and deployed in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray, Captain Scarlet and, most famously, Thunderbirds. Directed and co-produced by Stephen La Rivière and hosted by Lady Penelope and Parker themselves, Filmed in Supermarionation is a screen adaptation of his book of the same name and features a wealth of p..
The TV adaptation of the highly popular series of 'Doctor' books by Richard Gordon was a massive hit for ITV on its original transmission in 1969. Centred on the hilarious misadventures of a team of young doctors at St. Swithin's Hospital, the series showcased the talents of Barry Evans, Robin Nedwell, Geoffrey Davies and Richard O'Sullivan as their characters made painful progress from newly qualified juniors to fully fledged medical malcontent under the scrutiny of the fearsome Professor L..
A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance - featuring new transfers from the best avail..
One of ITV's earliest dramas written specifically for children and a precursor to the development of Doctor Who, Sydney Newman's Pathfinders series is one of the most eagerly awaited archive television releases of all time. Over three series the Pathfinders journeyed to the Moon and other worlds, proving tremendously successful with the viewing public and even getting into the regional top ten on occasion – unheard of for a children's programme. With intelligent and engaging scripts by Malcolm Hulke a..
Baywatch was the global TV phenomenon of the Nineties. At its peak this glossy beach soap was watched by over one billion people in one hundred and forty countries worldwide, with people soaking themselves in the drama of Malibu beach life and taking to the show like lifeguards to water! Now for the first time every episode from Season ONe is available on DVD in the UK.David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider, Sponge Bob, Squarepants The Movie) is Mitch Buchannon, a single-parent lifeguard who is the mentor for a cro..
A transatlantic principal cast lends classic film noir appeal to this stylish, cleverly plotted thriller adapted from a story (and earlier television serial) by Francis Durbridge one of Britain's most successful crime writers and creator of legendary sleuth Paul Temple. Jointly adapted by Ken Hughes and Oscar winner Guy Green, Portrait of Alison is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Investigative journalist Lewis Forrester an..
The man trapped by his brother King Louis XIV of France in a brutal iron mask is Philippe (Richard Chamberlain - The Count of Monte Cristo). He is the assumed dead twin to the King who though the rightful heir to the throne was spirited into obscurity from birth for political motives and is ignorant of his true identity. His destiny: to assume the throne in place of his brother Louis who is manipulated by Fouquet (Patrick McGoohan - The Prisoner).Both the captain of the Musketeers D'Artagnan (Louis..
Fox is writer Trevor Preston's magnum opus about a South London family who have lived in the Clapham area for generation. A microcosm of London and the way it has changed, the series follows the ups and downs and conflicts within a family with a mixture of benevolence and despotism, King Billy (Peter Vaughan) is a retired Convent Garden porter, and his family consists of his second wife, Connie and five sons: Vin (Bernard Hill), Ray (Derek O'Connor), Joey (Larry Lamb), Kenny (Ray Winstone) and Phil (Eammo..
Husband and wife team and Royal Shakespeare Company players Dame Judi Dench and Michael Williams star in this BAFTA award-winning ITV series originally broadcast between November 1981 and February 1984. She plays Laura who is 37 and unmarried. He plays Mike also single. When the pair are introduced at a party their initial awkward relationship soon blooms into romance. Over the course of four series Mike and Laura fall for each other split up and are reunited. It seems this is one romance that's not d..