The unforgettable special feature length Christmas cracker from 1989 in which Del meets Raquel again and Rodney jumps to disastrous conclusions with Cassandra. It's a typically tearaway Trotter's treat - an extra large helping of luvvly jubbly... Del is organising the annual beano to Margate, the traditional Jolly Boys' Outing. But Rodney and Cassandra have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary and she's worried about him going out with the boys - especially as she's angling for promotion with her yuppie boss. When Rodders is arrested and the whole party is stranded by a very nasty accident, her worst fears are realised. But there's more to Margate than chips, cockles, ice-cream, doughnuts, Pina Colada and lobster vindaloo. There's magician The Great Ramondo and his assistant Raquel. All right Del, but back home Cassandra's ambitions appear to have got out of hand...
Responding to an advertisement for a flat to rent in London, Daisy and Tim, two almost strangers, pretend to be a long term couple in order meet the landlady’s requirements. With countless film, TV and science fiction references the show has become famed for it’s off beat comedy and known for kick starting the careers of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and creator Edgar Wright.
Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy series created by and starring Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, who plays a fictionalized version of himself as he attempts to navigate life in Hollywood and New York as a semi-retired television writer and producer. With his wife Cheryl (Cheryl Hines) and friend/manager Jeff (Jeff Garlin) by his side Larry finds himself interacting with a wealth of recurring characters and celebrity walk-ons and making various faux-pas with bigwigs in the TV industry.
Black Books is a British comedy series created by Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan. With Moran starring alongside British comedian Bill Bailey and character actress Tamsin Greig the series follows the exploits of London book store owner Bernard Black and his store Black Books. With Bailey as the shop assistant Manny and Greig as their perpetually single neighbour.
All Father Ted (Dermot Morgan)wants is "a nice quiet Christmas with no unusual incidents or estrange people turning up". Could that ever be imaginable amidst the pandemonium of the Parochial House? Why does Father Ted's prayer not come true? The Christmas Special will reveal all...
Yes Minister is a British satirical comedy about the minister in charge of the department of Administrative Affairs, James Hacker (Paul Eddington) who is in charge of enacting new and existing legislations, something he finds difficult when constantly bickering with his private secretaries Humphrey (Nigel Hawthorne) and Bernard (Derek Fowlds). Humphrey is constantly getting in Jim’s way and Bernard tries to maintain the peace but finds himself in the middle of an unwinnable war between the two, one that ensures nothing gets done.
When a supermarket issues a new car share scheme, assistant manager John Redmond (Peter Kay) and promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson (Sian Gibson) are thrown together, forcing their paths to cross as they journey to work everyday. But will they get along?
Follow the trials and tribulations of one of TV comedy's greatest creations in this complete collection of all three series. All the episodes, over 10 hours of classic comedy. From his days at Sunshine Desserts with boss C.J. through the rise and fall of his Grot empire where everything sold was guaranteed completely useless, to the creation of a commune that saw him reunited with all his old workmates.
Porridge is a cult classic British comedy series about the men of a British prison and the wierd and funny antics they get up to when the guards aren’t looking which is quite regularly. The series follows Norman Stanley Fletcher (Ronnie Barker), a repeat offender who takes young first time offender Lennie Godber (Richard Beckinsale) under his wing and helps him learn the ropes of prison life including how to cheat the system and get away with all kinds of pranks and tricks.
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is a British sitcom about the friendship between two working class men, Bob Ferris (Rodney Bewes) and Terry Collier (James Bolam) and their lives in Northern England. The series follows Bob and Terry as they reunite after 5 years apart. The series follows Bob as he gets an office job and Terry assumes that now Bob is not working class he is morally superior to him. The series follows their friendship and how it is tested by Bob’s change of career as Terry struggles with his idea of society.
It was originally called 'You'll Never Get Rich' but later had it's title changed to 'The Phil Silvers Show' but to it's fans across the globe it's known simply as 'Bilko', the memorable name of one of the greatest comedy characters ever to grace the small screen. Woefully under-appreciated in it's home country, the series has always been feted in the UK and has regularly made the top tens of 'Best Sitcom' lists and is even recognised as the greatest ever sitcom from either side of the Atlantic in the prestigious Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy.
Fraiser is an American sitcom about a divorced psychologist named Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammar) who returns to his hometown of Seattle to live with his aging father and work as a radio talk show host. The sitcom follows Frasier as his personal, romantic and professional lives become sullied by his awkward manner and habit of psycho-analyzing everyone he meets.
Yasujiro Ozu's elegiac final film, 'An Autumn Afternoon', charts the inevitable eclipse of older generations by irreverent youth. Revisiting the story of his earlier masterpiece Late Spring (1949), Ozu once again casts Chishu Ryu in the role of Hirayama, the concerned father to unmarried Michiko. Harangued on all sides to marry off Michiko, Hirayama reluctantly prepares to bid his old life farewell. A cast of tragi-comic characters weaves seamlessly through this gently satirical portrayal of life's inevitable, endless cycle.
A recently eloped, troubled young couple book into a luxurious but desolate hotel. Valerie is young, naive and curious, whereas Stefan's sadistic tendencies are slowly bubbling to the surface. When a mysterious, exotic countess arrives at the hotel with her voluptuous assistant, things take a turn for the bizarre. As the night draws in, the newlyweds are slowly seduced into an erotically charged, supernatural world of uncontrollable lust and murder. Can they resist the lure of fevered temptation or must they submit to their darkest fantasies?
After a round of partying he can't remember, World War II veteran Dave Hirsh is placed on a bus headed for the last place he'd choose: Parkman, Indiana, the hometown Hirsh hasn't seen in well over a decade. Frank Sinatra plays Hirsh, whose arrival in Parkman brings small-town hypocrisy to the unforgiving light of day in this character-driven tale directed by Vincente Minnelli and based on a novel by James Jones. In his first screen pairing with Sinatra, Dean Martin, plays a sharp-witted cardsharp.