The second series in Granada's 'Mr Rose' cult crime/suspense trilogy, It's Dark Outside saw William Mervyn reprising the role of the charismatic Inspector Rose, first introduced in The Odd Man just six months previously and re-emerging in slightly mellowed form in the final series, Mr Rose. It's Dark Outside follows the sharp-witted and memorably prickly detective as he tackles a fresh batch of cases. Assisting Rose in Series One is the more amenable DS Swift (played by a youthful Keith Barron), with John Carson as solicitor Anthony Brand and June Tobin as Brand's journalist wife, Alice; Series Two sees Rose verbally sparring with newcomer DS Hunter, played by cult favorite actor Anthony Ainley. Although two series of It's Dark Outside were made, the second was thought completely lost until research for this set unearthed two episodes which still existed on film. Newly transferred, these episodes have been included here alongside all those from Series One.
A long-running success for ITV lasting for ten series over thirteen years Shelley features a masterful performance by Hywel Bennett as the bone-idle graduate-philosopher, cast adrift on a sea of unemployment. This set contains the complete sixth series, also featuring Belinda Sinclair as girlfriend Fran, and Garfield Morgan (The Sweeney) as hall porter Desmond; Fulton McKay, Max Wall and Robert Raglan guest-star. It’s been months since Fran gave Shelley the elbow until he can prove himself, economically speaking. In this sixth and final series, his ceaseless battle with bureaucracy sees him staging a sit-in at the electricity board and spending a night in a police cell, while enduring loneliness, burglary, and a visit from his mother who’s on a mission to reconcile him with Fran. But most distressing of all... he has to live without his toaster!
Tony Britton won a BAFTA nomination for his central performance in this finely observed drama about a veteran Labour back-bencher who risks the remains of his career when he re-engages in the grass-roots politics of his northern working-class constituency. Starting life as a single ITV Playhouse drama which won the Broadcasting Press Guild's award for Best Single Play in 1975, The Nearly Man follows the events of seven months in a critical year for Christopher Collinson a public-school MP with the perfect credentials for a candidate in the forthcoming general election. The series charts his uneasy relationship with party activists, the intrigues and aggression of politics and the impact of Collinson's renewed ambition upon his marriage. This set features all seven episodes of the series along with the single play, devised and written by BAFTA winner Arthur Hopcraft.
Two years after self-styled spiritual ninja Cuckoo went missing in the Himalayas, his young widow Rachel (Esther Smith) found herself falling in love with his handsome long-lost son, Dale (Taylor Lautner). This third series re-joins the Thompson family six months after Dale's dramatic departure at Christmas. Ken (Greg Davies) and Lorna (Helen Baxendale) are preparing for the birth of their new baby. Dylan (Tyger Drew Honey), much to Ken's delight, is getting ready to fly the nest as he prepares for university. Rachel is heartbroken and pining for Dale, but has managed to salvage a questionable friendship with jilted bestie Ben (Matt Lacey). Life is slowly getting back to normal in Litchfield, when a transformed Dale returns from China to throw more spanners in the family works... This DVD contains all seven episodes of series three.
They have Returned.. in the second series of the Emmy Award winning supernatural drama Six months have passed since the Returned disappeared into the mountains – Since then, nothing has been heard of them… What the living don’t know is that the Returned have not gone away. Unable to leave the Valley, they sought refuge in an estate abandoned by its inhabitants, and are still holding Julie, Victor, Camille and Claire, who have had to get used to this refugee lifestyle. Rumours are circulating about the return of the dead, but the authorities don’t take this seriously. A stranger arrives in town; his name is Berg, and he seems to know much more than he lets on. That is when a new wave of resurrections occurs… Featuring original music by cult Scottish band Mogwai, The Returned series 2 continues this unique and chilling series
From the award-winning creators of Peep Show, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, and starring Jack Whitehall (Bad Education), Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners) and Robert Webb, comes Fresh Meat. Series 1 follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives thus far- university. Away from home for the first time, on the brink of adult life, they are about to discover who they really are. From the moment they ship up as freshers at their shared house, their lives are destined to collide, overlap and run the whole gamut of appalling behaviour and terrible errors of judgement. JP (Jack Whitehall), public school boy with good teeth and an inflated sense of entitlement; Kingsley (Joe Thomas), charming, loveable and crushingly insecure; Josie (Kimberley Nixon), overly enthusiastic, determined to experience new things, however bad they are for you. Then there s socially awkward and know-it-all Howard (Greg McHugh); straight talking, hard-living Vod (Zawe Ashton); and finally Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie), desperate to be cool and terrified of being boring. Series 2 sees JP (Jack Whitehall), Kingsley (Joe Thomas), Josie (Kimberley Nixon), Howard (Greg McHugh), Vod (Zawe Ashton) and Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie) return to Manchester Medlock University for a new term. As they continue to face the challenges of student life, they welcome a new flatmate, a Dutch woman called Sabine (Jelka van Houten). Series 3 sees JP (Jack Whitehall), Kingsley (Joe Thomas), Howard (Greg McHugh), Vod (Zawe Ashton) and Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie) return to Manchester Medlock University for their second year. As they continue to face the challenges of student life, they meet new fresher Candice (Faye Marsay). Meanwhile, Josie (Kimberley Nixon) has moved back to Southampton to take a zoology course. Series 4 sees the 'finals countdown' on and the end of university life drawing ever closer. JP s worries about his future following a visit from his brother, Vod (Zawe Ashton) is fixed in the present as she grapples with debt. Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie) is Student Union President and busy planning her legacy, whilst Kinglsey (Joe Thomas) finds himself in an unconventional relationship. Josie is still languishing in second year and facing up to the prospect of a final twelve months in Manchester without her delightfully odd housemates. Howard (Greg McHugh), who had been on course for a first class degree, gets some unexpected news which sends him spiralling. Thrown together as housemates they are on the brink of adult life and about to discover who they really are.
Sugar Rush, the riotous exploration of what it means to be young, horny and queer in 21st Century Britain, returns to DVD for a second series.It's 18 months since we last saw Kim, and she's now 17, out, proud and living life to the full on the Brighton lesbian scene ... in her dreams. In truth, she's holed up in her bedroom with only her A level coursework and an electric toothbrush for company. Her best friend Sugar isn't getting any action either, but she's got a good excuse: she's serving time in a Young Offenders Institute. Enter Saint, sex-shop manager, part-time DJ and all-round goddess. Kim's got everything she ever wanted, until Sugar is released from prison.Meanwhile, Kim's parents, Stella and Nathan, have decided they owe it to their kids to try and make things work, which leads to a desperate attempt to spice up their sex life - swinging parties with the neighbours. No subject is off limits in Sugar Rush., Sugar Rush, the riotous exploration of what it means to be young, horny and queer in 21st Century Britain, returns to DVD for a second series.It's 18 months since we last saw Kim, and she's now 17, out, proud and living life to the full on the Brighton lesbian scene ... in her dreams. In truth, she's holed up in her bedroom with only her A level coursework and an electric toothbrush for company. Her best friend Sugar isn't getting any action either, but she's got a good excuse: she's serving time in a Young Offenders Institute. Enter Saint, sex-shop manager, part-time DJ and all-round goddess. Kim's got everything she ever wanted, until Sugar is released from prison.Meanwhile, Kim's parents, Stella and Nathan, have decided they owe it to their kids to try and make things work, which leads to a desperate attempt to spice up their sex life - swinging parties with the neighbours. No subject is off limits in Sugar Rush.Special Features:Cast Interviews.Commentaries.Deleted Scenes.Outtakes.The Funny Moments (Cast and Crew Short Film).
Miriam Margolyes OBE, Wayne Sleep OBE, Sylvester McCoy, Roy Walker, Rosemary Shrager, Bobby George, Patti Boulaye OBE and Jam Leeming travel to India to live together for three weeks. In a guest house in Jaipur, the group learn what it might be like to retire in India, and look at the benefits and challenges of living abroad. As part of their journey our contributors run their own household, explore the local sights, take part in traditional activities, learn to cook Indian cuisine, meet local families and immerse themselves in the Indian lifestyle. They also take train journeys to famous Indian cities, such as Agra and Varanasi, and make an emotional visit to the Taj Mahal. Series Two: Lionel Blair, Amanda Barrie, Dennis Taylor, Rustie Lee, Miriam Stoppard, Bill Oddie, Sheila Ferguson, Paul Nicholas head to India on an experimental adventure to see if they would consider retiring to the other side of the world. The group travel thousands of miles from home to land in Kochi, a city in the southwest Indian state Kerala, to test whether they can set up a more rewarding retirement than in the UK. Series Three: The series follows comedian Syd Little; TV presenter and journalist Selina Scott; actress Stephanie Beacham; Grand National winning jockey Bob Champion; writer and former politician Stanley Johnson; actress Susan George; Krankies double act Janette and Ian Tough; and Eastenders actor Peter Dean; as they head five thousand miles from home to India to spend a month in the beautiful city of Udaipur in Rajasthan to test whether they can set up a better, more rewarding retirement here than in the UK. Will the challenges of adjusting to the environment, the food, the customs and the climate be too much of a culture shock for them and put them off or will they fall in love with India and its abundance of charm, stunning scenery and welcoming people?
Prepare as Thunderbirds are Go returns as international Rescue again answers the call. This series picks up a few months after Kayo's secret was revealed and the notorious Hood was brought to justice.
The award winning Cold Feet is back with its fantastic second series as the three young couples from up North battle with problems of modern relationships in this hilarious and touching series.Stranded on a train platform six months ago, Adam has descended into bachelor squalor and in a desperate attempt to get back on track, has begun dating again... Jenny and Pete's marriage has taken a turn for the worse, while David and Karen's has taken on an unexpected twist.