Almost 25 years after its first broadcast on ITV, this wonderful show comes to DVD for the very first time!This classic kids TV series, set in the fictional village of Tickle-On-The-Tum, features special guest appearances by Bill Oddie, Tim Healy, John Wells, Burt Kwouk, Mollie Sugden, Nerys Hughes, Penelope Keith and Joan Sims as the local town residents, who join folk-singer Ralph McTell for lots of fun, music and stories!
A Tribute To Gregg Allman: Classic Live Broadcast RecordingsDisc 11 Bill Grahams Introduction2 Midnight Rider3 Blue Sky4 One Way Out5 Statesboro Blues6 Southbound7 Jessica8 Good Lovin9 Key To The HighwayDisc 21 Sailin Across The Devils Sea2 Aint Wastin Ti
Broadcast in the 1960s, The Frost Report was a watershed moment in British television comedy. Not only did it give John Cleese, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett their first prominent roles on British television, but it also assembled a team of writers that was to cast an influence over British comedy for decades to come. Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Antony Jay, Barry Cryer, Marty Feldman, Frank Muir, Denis Norden, Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, David Nobbs, Peter Tinniswood and the Monty Python team formed the core of the show’s writing talent. Its influence over irreverent and satirical comedy programmes is still felt to this day.
Oh No It's Selwyn Froggitt: Selwyn Froggitt is the kind of man everybody comes across - all too often. The kind of man who thinks he can fix anything. The kind of man who, when you see him coming, you run for cover. Selwyn's favourite phrase is 'Leave it to me.' Whatever the problem, he knows what to do and how to handle it. The trouble is that despite boundless confidence in his own abilities, Selwyn really knows very little, and can handle even less. But that doesn't stop him... Bill Maynard stars as the council labourer, hapless handyman and all-round public nuisance in this classic Yorkshire Television sitcom from the pen of award-winning writer Alan Plater (Beiderbecke). Oh No - It's Selwyn Froggitt boasts a regular supporting cast featuring Bill Dean (Brookside) - who also wrote lyrics for each show's theme song - and Robert Keegan (Z-Cars), and remained a firm favourite with the viewing public throughout its two-year run, establishing Bill Maynard as a household name. This release combines the pilot episode, screened in 1974 as part of a run of single plays, and the complete first series broadcast in 1976. Selwyn: Bill Maynard returns as Selwyn Froggitt, known to us all as the council labourer, hapless handyman and all-round public nuisance persistently haunting the bar of the Scarsdale Working Men's Club and Institute. This time, however, Selwyn's making an attempt to broaden his horizons: bubbling with his usual enthusiasm, he's uprooted himself from Scarsdale to the Paradise Valley Holiday Camp, where he has been appointed Entertainments Officer. It's a big step for Selwyn, but he can surely take it all in his stride... Spinning off from Yorkshire Television's hugely successful Oh No It's Selwyn Froggitt, Selwyn was again produced and directed by sitcom legend Ronnie Baxter (Rising Damp); this release contains the complete series, originally screened in 1978.
The high-tech BBC series, starring Craig McLachlan (Neighbours), Jaye Griffiths (The Bill) and Jesse Birdsall (Personal Services, Footballers Wives), now comes to DVD. First broadcast on BBC1 in 1996, BUGS Series 2 continue the investigative adventures of Ed, Ros and Beckett as they track down ruthless assassins and callous saboteurs.Ed is a helicopter pilot, daredevil climber, and a martial arts expert ... Ros is equally at home behind the wheel of a skidding car in a hot pursuit as she is in front of a computer screen... Beckett is always risking his life whether imprisoned in a flooded submarine, defeating high-tech defence systems and defusing time bombs with only second on the clock. Their enemis are corrupt politicians, ruthless international criminals, renegade scientists, dictators and megalomaniacs of all kinds!EPISODES:What Goes Up Must Come DownBugged WheatWhirling DervishBlackoutGold RushSchrodingers BombNewton's RunThe Bureau of WeaponsA Cage For SatanSpecial Features:Main Character Biographies. Series 2 Background Information, including Biographi
First transmitted on BBC1 in 1995, BUGS was the first mainstream telefantasy drama to be broadcast in an adult time slot for years.Bugs tells the exploits of Ed (Steven Houghton, London's Burning, Holby City), Ros (Jaye Griffiths, The Bill) and Beckett (Jesse Birdsall, Footballers Wives) who investigate high-tech crimes while working for Ros' company - Gizmo's. Ed is a helicopter pilot, daredevil climber, and a martial arts expert... Ros is equally at home behind the wheel of a skidding car in a hot pursuit as she is in front of a computer screen... Beckett is always risking his life whether imprisoned in a flooded submarine, defeating high-tech defense systems and defusing time bombs with only seconds on the clock.Their enemies are corrupt politicians, ruthless international criminals, renegade scientists, dictators and megalomaniacs of all kinds!Episodes include:Absent FriendsSacrifice to ScienceGirl PowerThe Two Beckett'sHell And High WaterPandora's BoxJewel ControlTwin GeeksMoney SpidersThe Enemy WithinSpecial Features:Series 4 Episode Synopsis, Character Biogs plus An Exclusive Photo Gallery
Rough, tough and politically incorrect in the way that only the best '70s drama series can be, The Sweeney is one of the major television successes of the last fi fty years. Featuring John Thaw as the irascible Detective Inspector Regan and Dennis Waterman as his loyal 'oppo', Detective Sergeant Carter, this set presents the complete first series of this benchmark television drama. FEATURES ON THIS NEW EDITION:  Brand new restoration from the original negatives.  Brand-new, exclusive booklet written by archive television historian Andrew Pixley, fully detailing the history and production of both Regan and this first series.  Reconstructed titles created from the original stills.  Dolby 5.1 along with original as-broadcast mono and music-only tracks.  Interview with creator Ian Kennedy-Martin.  Commentaries with Dennis Waterman, Garfi eld Morgan, producer Ted Childs, writers Trevor Preston and Troy Kennedy-Martin, directors Tom Clegg and David Wickes, assistant director Bill Westley and editor Chris Burt.  Episode introductions by guest stars Warren Mitchell, Wanda Ventham, Prunella Gee, John Forgeham, Billy Murray, Tony Selby and Dudley Sutton.
The CD is made-up of two complete radio programmes: Bill Haley, Freddie Bell & The Platters are featured in the first broadcast from January 1957; the second was heard in October 1957, showcasing Little Richard, Gene Vincent & Eddie Cochran, who gives a rare performance of 'Whole Lotta Sh...
What links Scully, Dracula and Liverpool FC? Well, quite a lot in this channel 4 drama written by award-winning playwright Alan Bleasdale (Boys from the Blackstuff, GBH), originally broadcast in 1984.Francis Scully is a fantasist tearaway - a Souse teenager who wants to become a professional footballer. But his dysfunctional family and 80s Merseyside life bring him crashing back to reality, as do his best mate Mooey and trainspotter brother Henry. Girl troubles and run-ins with the police pale into insignificance when he's forced to participate in the school pantomime. And why does he keep seeing his hero Kenny Dalglish...?A Walter Mitty/Billy Liar type of character, Scully is outstandingly brought to life by Andrew Schofield (Sid and Nancy, GBH). With a solid supporting cast including Mark McGann (Shackleton, The Hanging Gale), Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa, The Bill), Jean Boht (Bread), Sam Kelly ('Allo 'Allo) and Tom Georgeson (Between The Lines, Bleak House), Scully also features a memorable turn from Elvis Costello as trainspotter Henry (Costello also wrote and performed the theme song - Turning the Town Red).Featuring the core Liverpool team who would go on to become League Champions later that year and win the 1986 FA Cup, Scully is more than a football drama; it captures the sentiments of working class life in Merseyside in the eighties and remains one of Bleasdale's most memorable dramatisations to date.Special Features:Extract From South Bank Show on Alan Bleasdale (13 January 1985).Interview with Alan Bleasdale on Weekend (25 May 1984).