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There are no villains here. Award-winning journalist Paul McNally finds corrupt cops, drug dealers, vigilante residents, addicts, torturers, murderers and cops partnered with drug dealers. But no villains.
Raymond is a shop owner on Ontdekkers Road, in Johannesburg, who takes a baseball bat to the dealers when they break his rules. He systematically records in his notebook the police officers who come – all day, every day – to collect their bribe money from the dealers, and is looking for someone to trust. Khaba is a middle-aged police officer who wants a quiet life but whose demons will not leave him in peace. He is trying to regain his trust in what he once regarded as an honourable profession. Wendy is a petite, ageing police reservist who can handle an R5 rifle with confidence, but not the sadness that accompanies her in her daily life – the loss of her police officer husband, brutally murdered by a drug lord, and the addiction that has her adult son in its grip. She is looking for respect and affirmation and for her own life to have meaning.
Through different paths, the lives of Raymond, Khaba and Wendy intersect on the street as their attention is focused on the current power couple – a drug dealer named Obi and Lerato, a police officer. Seemingly untouchable, Obi and Lerato terrorise Ontdekkers, and in the process upset the balance of this already lawless world.
The complete first and second series of the romantic TV drama set in 1780s Cornwall. The story begins when Ross Poldark (Robin Ellis) returns from the American War of Independence to claim his inheritance and marry his fiancée, Elizabeth (Jill Townsend). However, during his two year absence, false reports of Poldark's death have been circulated, and Elizabeth has found comfort in the arms of another.
All six episodes from the 1973 television adaptation of the novel by Eleanor H. Porter. The series tells the story of the young girl called Pollyanna (Elizabeth Archard) who goes to live with her bitter Aunt Polly (Elaine Stritch) after the death of her parents. The optimistic child, who lives by a philosophy she calls 'the glad game' consisting of finding something to be glad about in every situation, soon realises that not everyone in the world is as nice as her parents; her Aunt Polly being one of those people. As Pollyanna introduces mirth and mayhem into her new home and encourages the local inhabitants to look on the bright side of life, she finds that even the coldest of hearts can be warmed.
The complete series 1-3 of the British comedy-drama written and directed by Andy Hamilton. The series sets out to bring to life the tension and dramas underlying everyday existence in a quiet London suburb through an exploration of the bedtime rituals of the couples who live there. To the fore are Andrew and Alice Oldfield (Timothy West and Sheila Hancock), the experienced heads who pass comment on the trials and travails of suburban life, from noisy lovemaking to petty vandalism.
The complete second series of the romantic TV drama set in 1780s Cornwall. The story begins when Ross Poldark (Robin Ellis) returns from the American War of Independence to claim his inheritance and marry his fiancée, Elizabeth (Jill Townsend). However, during his two year absence, false reports of Poldark's death have been circulated, and Elizabeth has found comfort in the arms of another.
All four parts of this BBC drama series which told the tales of the Roman Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius, as the dealings of the Roman political scene are revealed - amidst madness, deception and subterfuge.
Five-part fantasy horror series starring John Simm, Martin Clunes, Phyllis Logan and Nigel Havers. In 'Prophecy' a seance has disastrous consequences for a group of friends. In 'Toby' a pregnant woman believes an evil spirit is haunting her after losing her last unborn baby in a car accident. In 'Mirror Man' a homeless man is driven to a violent act by a mysterious figure. In 'The Man Who Didn't Believe in Ghosts' a cynical writer attempts to prove that ghosts are not real by staying in a haunted house. In 'Number Six' Yorkshire police hunt for a child murderer who takes his victims when the moon is full.
The complete third season of the popular sci-fi series. In 'Into the Fire' the SG1 team are taken prisoner on Hathor's world, and it is left to Hammond and Teal'c to formulate a rescue plan. 'Seth' sees the crew attempting to track down an ancient Goa'uld who is on Earth posing as a religious leader. 'Fair Game' has Carter attempt to expose Thor's double-dealings with the Goa'uld when the latter plan an attack on Earth. 'Legacy' finds the SG1 team forced to make an enormous sacrifice when they discover a deadly parasite. In 'Learning Curve' Jack O'Neill disobeys orders when he attempts to save the twelve-year-old Merrin from being used by the Orbanians for memory storage. 'Point of View' sees SG1 visited by alternative versions of Carter and Kawalsky, who come from a parallel universe in which Earth has been taken over by the Goa'uld. 'Deadman's Switch' has the SG1 crew captured by a bounty hunter while on a routine mission. 'Demons' finds the team in trouble when they get mistaken for demons by a medieval civilisation. In 'Rules of Engagement' the SG1 team comes to the assistance of a unit it believes to be the missing SG11 squadron. 'Forever in a Day' sees Daniel Jackson reunited with his wife, though this has a damaging effect on his friendship with Teal'c. 'Past and Present' has the SG1 team visit an amnesiac planet, where Jackson becomes attracted to a brilliant and mysterious young woman called Ke'ra. 'Jolinar's Memories' finds the team attempting to rescue Major Carter's father, who has been captured and imprisoned on a moon which has been converted into a literal Hell. In 'The Devil You Know' the SG1 team are tortured for information when they are taken hostage by one of the denizens of Hell. 'Foothold' sees General Hammond conspire with Dr Frasier and a pair of aliens after the entire team is rendered unconscious. 'Pretense' has the SG1 team attend a 'triad' ceremony on the planet Tollan, only to discover that this is a front for the trial of their friend, Skaara. 'Urgo' finds the team implanted with alien spores which enable them to see a strange creature called Urgo, who claims to be their friend. In 'A Hundred Days' Stargate is destroyed by wayward meteors, leaving the SG1 team stranded on the planet Edora with no way back home. 'Shades of Grey' sees O'Neill suspended by Hammond after stealing a weapon from Tollana. 'New Ground' has the SG1 team trigger off a war between two cultures when they visit a new planet. 'Maternal Instinct' finds Daniel attempting to save a mystical child from two warring factions. 'Crystal Skull' sees Daniel disappear after finding a skull which was first discovered by his grandfather many years ago. Finally, in 'Nemesis', O'Neill is kidnapped by the Asgard and taken to a ship full of tiny metallic creatures who are on their way to destroy the planet Earth.
The first of its kind from Australia and the first volume of an annual series, "Voracious" aims to further the discussion around food and food issues with a thoughtful, intelligent, illuminating approach. It brings together Australia's most talented and original food writers in a collection of newly commissioned essays. Food is to be enjoyed, celebrated, shared among loved ones, and discussed.
These days when you buy a video game you probably download it on your PC, Xbox or PlayStation, but there was a time before the likes of Call of Duty and Fifa where to get your hands on the latest hit you had to trek down to the shops and hand over your hard-earned cash in return for a cassette tape, cartridge or floppy disk. Now these original formats are back in fashion and collectors are paying huge amounts for rare titles before they disappear into the annals of history. Would you pay GBP1,000 for a cartridge from the 1970s? or are you simply trying to get hold of the games you had as a child, many of which can be picked up for a few pence, but who knows what they will be worth in the future? However you want to build your videogames collection, be it games, original arcade machines or even licenced merchandise, this book shows you where to start, what you should be paying and the best places to get your hands on that elusive title.
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