No Way Out
In his innocence, Godber is looking forward to Christmas, but Fletch just wants a quiet sojourn in the prison hospital. As he says: "there's one big event round here, it's not the coming of the Lord - it's the tunnelling of Tommy Slocombe". Just as Fletcher's 'old knee injury' wins him a trip to the local civilian hospital for a full check up and x-ray, genial Harry Grout decides to call in a favour.
The Desperate Hours
Christmas behind cars might not be so bad. Fletch and Godber have spent months fermenting their illicit cell-brew liquor "Chateau Slade" and it is ready for tasting. But things are about to take a turn for the worst - Mackay has discovered the brew and then they find themselves caught up in psychotic Reg Unwin's attempt to take Mr Barraclough hostage. Will Fletch be the hero of the day - even if it means helping out a 'screw'?
Cinema verite pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin's groundbreaking documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1969 U.S. tour. From New York to California in ten days, the filmmakers set out to record the raw sweat and swagger of the world's greatest rock band. By the time the tour ends at the infamous free concert at the Altamont Speedway, the filmmakers have chronicled a combustive mix of violence, chaos and counterculture that has since come to define the end of the Love Generation.
You don't have to own a pet to enjoy this story of a happy suburban household gone to the dogs! The Garrisons (Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette) are the "proud parents" of three adorable dachshund pups-and one overgrown Great Dane named Brutus who nevertheless thinks of himself as a dainty dachshund. Brutus' identity crisis results in an uproarious series of household crises that reduce the Garrisons' house to shambles-and your family to hysterical laughter!
"Journeyman" is a powerful, emotional story about a middleweight boxing champion's road to recovery after an injury in the ring. After winning a punishing title defence on points, world middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton (Paddy Considine) collapses. The journey towards regaining his speech, movement and memory will be the toughest fight he'll ever face, and the prize could not be greater, for his relationship with his wife Emma (Jodie Whittaker) and baby daughter Mia are on the line.
Beverly (Alison Steadman) has invited her new neighbours, Angela (Janine Duvitski) and Tony (John Salthouse), over for drinks. She has also asked her divorced neighbour, Sue (Harriet Reynolds), because Sue's fifteen year-old daughter, Abigail, was holding a party in their house. Beverly's husband, Lawrence (Tim Stern) comes home late from work, just before the guests arrive. The gathering starts off in a stiff insensitive British middle class way with people who do not know each other, until Beverly and Lawrence start sniping at each other.
Written by Academy Award winners Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, 'Midnight' has been hailed as 'just about the best comedy ever caught by the camera from the Golden Age of Hollywood!' Academy Award winners Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and John Barrymore simply light up the screen. The fun begins when a penniless showgirl (Colbert) impersonates a Hungarian Countess and, with the help of an aristocrat (Barrymore), quickly adapts herself to her new lifestyle. But can she stop herself from falling in love with yet another poor man (Ameche)?
Malcolm McDowell provides the original idea for and stars as wide-eyed innocent (not for long) Mick Travis in Lindsay Anderson's epic comedy O Lucky Man! Armed with ambition and a work ethic, coffee salesman Mick hits the road and finds that desire alone can't bring wealth and status. He meets rich and poor alike... and finds cunning and cruelty across the social spectrum. Ralph Richardson, Helen Mirren, Arthur Lowe, Rachel Roberts, Mona Washbourne and other stars in multiple roles knit Mick's picaresque adventures together. And commenting with wit and irony is Alan Price, providing a memorable song score. Once you meet Mick, you're the lucky one.
Derek Jarman's 'Jubilee' is the original punk film and the one closest to the movement's anti-establishment, 'no-future' attitude. The story sees Queen Elizabeth I transported by the angel Ariel to a bleak England of the future where chaos now reigns. Buckingham Palace has been purchased by a megalomaniac who has transformed it into a recording studio for punk musicians. A group of punk girls pass the time with acts of mindless violence, sex and the occasional murder. Anarchy rules in the UK.
Willie (John Lurie), a Hungarian emigre living in New York City, is disgruntled by the arrival of his sixteen-year-old cousin Eva (Eszter Balint). Along with his pal Eddie (Richard Edson), they take a journey through the American landscape, never really settling on a direction.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Mike Judge's Most Wanted features the show creator's all-time favourite Beavis and Butt-Head cartoons. This set includes 20 classic cartoons, plus the 'Taint of Greatness: The Journey of Beavis and Butt-Head" featurette, the original uncut pilot "Frog Baseball" and scenes from the new season!
- Lightning Strikes
- A Very Special Episode
- Die Fly, Die!
- Stewart Is Missing
- Close Encounters
- Plastic Surgin'
- Candy Sale
- Date Bait
- Animation Sucks
- Beaverly Buttbillies
- Sexual Harassment
- Prank Call
- Follow Me
- Bus Trip
- Safe House
- The Great Cornholio
Adapted from Mary Jane Ward's autobiographical novel, Anatole Litvak's 'The Snake Pit' is a vital precursor to Samuel Fuller's Shock Corridor in its concern with issues relating to mental illness. An Oscar nominated Olivia de Havilland stars as Virginia, an outwardly normal woman whose marriage to a caring husband (Mark Stevens) unravels when her behaviour becomes erratic. On professional advice Virginia is committed to an overcrowded state hospital where she encounters the bullying antics of the resentful matrons and the threat of the fearsome snake pit, an open room where the most deranged cases are held.
In this Oscar-winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each others infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. But try as they might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can't help meddling in Lucy's ill-matched engagement to a corn-fed Oklahoma businessman (Ralph Bellamy), and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey, a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, 'The Awful Truth' is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible.
They say they're looking for gold - but what they're really searching for and what they find will surprise even them. Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones are Andy and Lance, two friends who find common ground as part of the Danebury Metal Detecting Club. Their dream is to uncover the final resting place of King Sexred, a wealthy East Saxon King. But while they search for the past, they must also grapple with the present. For Andy that includes trying to keep his head above water with Becky (Rachael Stirling), his long-standing girlfriend. For Lance it's trying to win back his ex-wife Maggie, from the local take-away pizza manager. Both of them face an invasion of their turf by rival detectorists the Antiquisearchers. It's an uphill, down dale, over field and around the meadow struggle. But they know at heart in a buried world of tin can pulls and toy cars, there's something waiting that - if only they could find it - would change their lives forever.
So convincing was this 'live' telecast from a haunted house in North London that, according to the press at least in the days following transmission, it caused a wave of panic among the British viewing public similar to that in the USA following Orson Welles' radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds in the Thirties. The viewers aired their anger and distress on Points of View, Biteback, on the radio and in the press, and in thousands of personal letters and phone calls to the BBC. A decade on, and with the cat out of the bag, this remarkable piece of television drama retains its power to shock.
Wealthy mystery novelist Andrew Wyke (Laurence Olivier) invites lower-class hairdresser Milo Tindle (Michael Caine) to his elegant English mansion to discuss Milo's affair with Wyke's wife. But when Andrew proposes that Milo participate in a robbery scheme to benefit them all, the two rivals find themselves locked in an increasingly devious duel of wits and deceptions. Who is the player? Who is the pawn? And in the shocking and wicked final twist, who will win the deadliest game of all?