John J. Bramble (Franchot Tone), the sole survivor of a British tank crew, makes his way to a desolate town where he is given refuge by a hotel owner (Akim Tamiroff) and a French chambermaid (Anne Baxter) as they prepare to receive General Erwin Rommel (Erich Von Stroheim) and his German staff. Posing as a hotel waiter, Bramble attempts to infiltrate Rommel's inner circle and report their battle plans to the Allies...
Peter Willems, a disreputable, immoral man is on the run from a scandal in Makassar. He finds refuge in a hidden native village, only to betray his benefactors over his desire for the tribal chief's daughter.
'Bluestone 42' is a comedy drama about a British bomb disposal detachment in Afghanistan.
So what's the average working day for a hero? Make your keen young colleague deal with the boring paperwork? Wind up your fellow employees? Flirt with the new girl on the team? Or deal with an unseen enemy who's trying to blow you up?
Michael Strait (Craig Stevens) is a high-flying photo-journalist whose business takes him into every corner of society - from the glamour of the catwalk to political hot spots the world over. With an eye for trouble, his job gives him licence to go wherever there's a story - he is truly a 'Man of the World'!
A colossal success in its day, 'The Army Game' features the humorous shenanigans of a mismatched bunch of National Service conscripts assigned to the Surplus Ordnance Department at Nether Hopping. The series - which ran for 154 episodes over five years - features the talents of William Hartnell, Bill Fraser, Alfie Bass, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Bresslaw and Dick Emery. After the first episode in June 1957, the show rapidly became a national phenomenon (spawning a spin-off series, movies and even a hit single!). This second volume contains the remainder of the surviving episodes that exist in the archive along with the Christmas Panto "Bootserella" from the 1960 variety show 'Chelsea at 9' and an episode of the 'Army Game' spin-off series - 'Bootsie and Snudge'.
Simon Grant (Gene Barry) blackmails glamorous fashion editor Louise Henderson (Cyd Charisse) into including him in her entourage to Morocco when he discovers that she is searching for a priceless ancient artifact. But when an eccentric archaeologist contact is found dead, Louise attempts to implicate Grant in his murder!
Spirited out of a condemned cell where he has learnt of a plot to sabotage the Suez Canal, James Terry (Frank Lawton) is able to reveal two clues to his fellow members of the Four Just Men - two vital clues pointing towards a dastardly plan to bring down the whole of the British Empire!
Dr. Rossiter (Anton Diffring) botches an operation and flees the police to escape to France under a disguise. Once there, he befriends travelling circus owner Vanet Donald Pleasence), whose daughter was scarred in the war, and offers his plastic surgery skills for free. He then manipulates his way into the family and the running of the circus troupe. Before long the circus is used as a front for his increasingly deranged and experimental surgical exploits, where he befriends disfigured women and transforms them for his internationally successful "Temple of Beauty". However, when they threaten to leave, they meet with gruesome accidents which soon raises the suspicions of the press and Scotland Yard, who are hot on his trail.
A colossal success in its day, 'The Army Game' features the humorous shenanigans of a mismatched bunch of National Service conscripts assigned to the Surplus Ordnance Department at Nether Hopping. The series - which ran for 154 episodes over five years - features the talents of Alfie Bass as Private "Excused Boots" Bisley and Bill Fraser as Sgt. Major Snudge. After the first episode in June 1957, the show rapidly became a national phenomenon (spawning a spin-off series, movies and even a hit single!). This set comprises the first of two volumes containing every single episode remaining in the archives.
Four men who last met in battle during the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943 are summoned to Foxgrove Manor, to hear a message recorded by their wartime commanding officer, Colonel Bacon (Anthony Bushell), shortly before his death. He appeals to them to form a quartet dedicated to fighting injustice and the abuse of power, and has bequeathed a large sum of money for that purpose. London MP and amateur sleuth Ben Manfred (Jack Hawkins), American reporter Tim Collier (Dan Dailey), New York lawyer Jeff Ryder (Richard Conte) and Italian hotelier Ricco Poccari (Vittorio De Sica) agree to carry out the Colonel's dying wish, and their epic mission takes the 'Four Just Men' across Europe and beyond.
Widower Malcolm Webster, devastated by the loss of his first wife, slowly begins to rebuild his life with the help of Felicity, a vivacious New Zealander who helps him to find love again. But on their wedding night she feels groggy and for the next year suffers from unexplained blackouts which stop only when she falls pregnant with their son, before resuming after he's born. This chilling true story tells how Felicity pieces small clues together before finally realising that the death of Webster's first wife in a car crash might not have been an accident. After he disappears and re-surfaces in Scotland Felicity begins a desperate race against time to try and convince Scottish Police her husband is in fact a cold blooded killer already lining up wife number three.
While investigating the murder of a fellow police officer in the British West African colony of Gambia, ex-patriot Inspector Harry Sanders (Richard Todd) discovers links to a sinister diamond smuggling operation working further up the River Gambia. The evidence points to a clinic run by Dr. Schneider (Walter Rilla) and his assistant director, Dr. Weiss (Albert Lieven). At first, Inspector Sanders suspects that a local businessman Jack Pearson is behind the crimes. But when Pearson together with American journalist Jim Hunter are murdered, Sanders realises he was mistaken and begins to suspect that the clinic may be the centre of a diamond smuggling ring. Can the Inspector solve both the murder and the centre of the smuggling activity before the River resonates once more to the funeral beat of the 'Death Drums'?
Everyone's favourite Essex girls return with this seventh series of 'Birds of a Feather' - one of the 1990's most successful, long-running and memorable sitcoms. This release comprises all ten episodes of Series Seven together with 'The Chigwell Years', a retrospective special screened in March 1996 featuring clips from previous shows. Created by the legendary comedy partnership of Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the series chronicles the misadventures of Sharon and Tracy (Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson) - North London-born sisters left to fend for themselves, financially and emotionally, when their husbands are jailed for armed robbery. Having lived together for years in the neo-Georgian splendour of 'Dalentrace' - the luxury Chigwell home paid for by husband Darryl's criminal activities - things are set to change drastically for the girls with the impending release of their husbands from prison. Unfortunately for Darryl and Chris, liberty doesn't last for long, and this shift in their fortunes brings fresh problems for Sharon and Tracey. Forced to leave Dalentrace, they But some things remain constant - not least the antics of their oversexed former neighbour Dorien...
Miles Ravencourt (Laurence Harvey) is an amoral aristocrat who needs to pay off his gambling debt and plans to carry out the robbery of a mail van. So he enlists the help of 3 troubled men, all equally desperate for money: American ex-GI Joe (Richard Basehart) who hopes to use his share of the haul to bring his British wife to the US professional boxer Mike (Stanley Baker) who finds himself unable to work in his chosen profession when his hand is broken, while his life savings are stolen by his disreputable brother in law and American airman Eddie (John Ireland) has left his wife upon discovering that she is unfaithful.