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The Definitive Ealing Studios Collection: Volume 3 - Scott of the Antarctic / The Ladykillers / The Magnet / The Man in the... The Definitive Ealing Studios Collection: Volume 3 - Scott of the Antarctic / The Ladykillers / The Magnet / The Man in the White Suit (DVD, Boxed set)
Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, …
R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 In stock

Four films from the legendary Ealing Studios. 'The Ladykillers' (1955) is the last of the Ealing comedies. Eccentric landlady Mrs Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) believes her new lodger, Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness), and his associates the Major (Cecil Parker), Louis (Herbert Lom), Harry (Peter Sellers) and One-Round (Danny Green) to be amateur musicians. However, they are in fact the perpetrators of a bank heist, looking to whisk their ill-gotten gains out of London. All goes well until Mrs Wilberforce is persuaded by Marcus to claim his 'trunk' from the station; it is only then that the criminal genius' carefully laid plans begin to go awry... In 'The Man in the White Suit' (1951), eccentric Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing. 'The Magnet' (1950) is a gentle comedy about childhood, guilt and half-truths starring a young James Fox (then known by his real name, William Fox) as Johnny Brent, a mischievous boy who tricks a younger boy (Keith Robinson) into giving him his magnet in return for an 'invisible' clock. Having successfully obtained the magnet, Johnny immediately starts to feel guilty about his swindling behaviour. His guilt sparks a chain of misplaced assumptions that lead to a search being mounted for the boy, who has run away after becoming convinced that he is wanted for murder. John Mills stars in the docu-drama 'Scott of the Antractic' (1948), which captures the ill-fated final expedition to the South Pole in 1912 of British explorer Robert Scott. This classic drama highlights the problems which beset the journey, and is accompanied by the music of Vaughn Williams.

Steptoe and Son: Complete Series 1-8 (DVD): Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Brian Oulton, Colin Gordon, Yootha Joyce,... Steptoe and Son: Complete Series 1-8 (DVD)
Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Brian Oulton, Colin Gordon, Yootha Joyce, …
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All 57 episodes of the classic BBC comedy series starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett as the father and son running a a junkyard and scrap metal business. Includes every episode from Series 1-8, plus the two Christmas specials from 1973 and 1974.

Little Red Monkey (DVD): Richard Conte, Sylva Langova, John King Kelly, Rona Anderson, Colin Gordon, Arnold Marlé, Donald... Little Red Monkey (DVD)
Richard Conte, Sylva Langova, John King Kelly, Rona Anderson, Colin Gordon, … 1
R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ken Hughes directs this classic Cold War thriller. When the bodies of eminent British scientists start turning up all over London, Russian defector and missile expert Leon Dushenko (Arnold Marlé), who is on his way to the United States, is put under the protection of Scotland Yard while they hunt down the killer. Can they uncover the identity of the mysterious assassin?

Alive and Kicking (DVD): Sybil Thorndike, Kathleen Harrison, Estelle Winwood, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Eric Pohlmann,... Alive and Kicking (DVD)
Sybil Thorndike, Kathleen Harrison, Estelle Winwood, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, … 1
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Cyril Frankel directs this 1960s British comedy in which a trio of elderly women set out to defy society's expectations of them. Dora (Sybil Thorndike), Rosie (Kathleen Harrison) and Mabel (Estelle Winwood) become friendly at an old people's home, though they dislike being confined there. When they learn that plans are being made that will see the three of them separated, they decide that enough is enough and run away from the home. They find refuge on a small island; that is, until a millionaire returns home and finds the women living in his cottages. Will he allow them to stay?

The Extra Day (DVD): Richard Basehart, Simone Simon, George Baker, Sid James, Joan Hickson, Josephine Griffin, Colin Gordon,... The Extra Day (DVD)
Richard Basehart, Simone Simon, George Baker, Sid James, Joan Hickson, … 1
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William Fairchild directs this 1950s British comedy starring Richard Basehart, Simone Simon, George Baker, Sid James and Joan Hickson. Disaster strikes during the filming of a movie when the final reel of film is misplaced, leaving the production without an ending. Assistant Producer Joe Blake (Basehart) is sent out to relocate the movie's extras, who are now required for an additional day of filming. This proves tougher than expected since the private lives of the extras, who include disillusioned society girl Toni Howard (Josephine Griffin) and struggling boxer Barney West (James), are arguably as colourful as any onscreen role. Will Joe succeed?

Citizen Brown - Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs (Hardcover): Colin Gordon Citizen Brown - Race, Democracy, and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs (Hardcover)
Colin Gordon
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The 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, ignited nationwide protests and brought widespread attention to tragically relevant issues like police brutality and institutional racism. But Ferguson is not alone. As Colin Gordon shows in this urgent and timely book, the events in Ferguson exposed not only the deep racism of the local police department, but the ways in which decades of public policy effectively segregated and curtailed citizenship across the St. Louis suburbs... Citizen Brown uncovers half a century of private practices and public policies that resulted in bitter inequality and sustained segregation in Ferguson and beyond. Gordon shows how municipal and school district boundaries were pointedly drawn to contain or exclude African Americans, how local policies and services--especially policing, education, and urban renewal--were weaponized to maintain civic separation. He also makes clear that the outcry that arose in Ferguson was no impulsive outburst, but an explosion of pent-up rage against longstanding local systems of segregation and inequality--of which a police force which viewed citizens not as subjects to serve and protect, but as sources of revenue, was just the most immediate example. Worse, Citizen Brown illustrates the fact that, though the greater St. Louis area provides some extraordinarily clear examples of fraught racial dynamics, it is hardly alone among American cities and regions.

Business Cultures in Europe (Paperback, 2nd New edition): William Brierley, Colin Gordon, Collin Randlesome, Kevin Bruton,... Business Cultures in Europe (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
William Brierley, Colin Gordon, Collin Randlesome, Kevin Bruton, Peter King
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Major changes which have occurred since this book was first published have been included in this edition. In particular, the chapter on Germany has been substantially revised and now includes a separate section on easter Germany. The other five countries covered in the book have also witnessed changes in their business culture and these have been taken into consideration. This book examines the background to business practice in Europe of six major countries: Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands. Each chapter tracks the commercial development of that country in the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, focusing on the business environment, special features affecting business, and the response to the EC's single market. The business culture section in each is divided further into business and government, business and the economy, business and the law, business and finance, business and the labour market, business and trade unions and business training, education and development. The test is organized in such a manner to enable cross-referencing between countries, and maps have been included in the new edition.

The Green Man (DVD): Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry Thomas, Jill Adams, Dora Bryan, Avril Angers, Arthur Brough, Marie Burke,... The Green Man (DVD)
Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry Thomas, Jill Adams, Dora Bryan, …
R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Seemingly mild-mannered watchmaker Hawkins (Alastair Sim) is in fact a skilled assassin. His latest target is leading politician Sir Gregory Upshot (Raymond Huntley), who is due to stay the weekend at the Green Man hotel. However, Hawkins' well-planned attempts to remove Sir Gregory permanently from public life are frustrated by well-meaning vacuum cleaner salesman William Blake (George Cole).

The One That Got Away (Blu-ray disc): Michael Goodliffe, Julian Somers, Frederick Jaeger, Colin Gordon, Robert Crewdson, George... The One That Got Away (Blu-ray disc)
Michael Goodliffe, Julian Somers, Frederick Jaeger, Colin Gordon, Robert Crewdson, … 1
R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The true story of Lt. Franz von Werra, the only German prisoner-of-war interred in Britain to successfully escape and return to Germany. His journey took him initially to Canada and then through the USA before his eventual return to his homeland.

Major Problems in American History, 1920-1945 - Documents and Essays, International Edition (Paperback, International Student... Major Problems in American History, 1920-1945 - Documents and Essays, International Edition (Paperback, International Student Edition)
Thomas G. Paterson, Colin Gordon
R913 R767 Discovery Miles 7 670 Save R146 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This collection of primary source documents and essays provides in-depth coverage of the cultural, social, political, economic, and intellectual events of the 1920-1945 era. In keeping with the proven strengths of the Major Problems series, the compelling documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings.

The Man in the White Suit (Blu-ray disc): Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger,... The Man in the White Suit (Blu-ray disc)
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, … 1
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Eccentric Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory, who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing.

Screen Icons Collection: Alec Guiness (DVD): Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Clive Morton, Miles Malleson, John... Screen Icons Collection: Alec Guiness (DVD)
Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Clive Morton, Miles Malleson, …
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Classic collection of the early films of Alec Guinness. In the classic Ealing comedy, 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' (1949), young Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) vows to take revenge on his family, the D'Ascoynes, when he learns how they disinherited his mother. Working his way into their trust, Louis begins to bump off his distant relatives (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one, but complications set in when Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson), the widow of his first victim, falls in love with him.

In 'Last Holiday' (1950), Guiness plays an agricultural salesman who finds out he has a short time to live. Taking a final holiday, he realises that he was actually a more interesting person than he allowed himself to be. In 'The Man In The White Suit' (1951), eccentric Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory, who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty.

Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing. In 'The Captain's Paradise' (1953), Guinness stars as Mediterranean ferryboat Captain Henry St. James, who believes in the notion of 'a girl in every port'.

For Henry has a wife on both sides of the water. There is Maude (Celia Johnson) in Gibraltar and Nita (Yvonne DeCarlo) in Tangiers. Everything is perfect as long as neither woman decides to visit the other port.

In 'Barnacle Bill' (1957), Guiness plays retired Navy Captain Ambrose, who buys a decrepit amusement pier in 'Sandcastle-On-Sea' planning to turn it into a going concern. But when the local council object to the idea, planning to close the pier down, Ambrose has to use some lateral thinking to save the day.

The Family Way (DVD): Hywel Bennett, Hayley Mills, Marjorie Rhodes, Avril Angers, Andrew Bradford, John Comer, Barry Foster,... The Family Way (DVD)
Hywel Bennett, Hayley Mills, Marjorie Rhodes, Avril Angers, Andrew Bradford, …
R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Hywel Bennett and Hayley Mills play newlyweds living in a small, Lancashire village with the groom's dominating father (John Mills). When they are unable to consummate their marriage, the young bride determines it is her fault - neglecting to consider the bullying behaviour of the father towards her husband.

The Man in the White Suit (DVD): Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Howard-Marion... The Man in the White Suit (DVD)
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, … 1
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Eccentric Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory, who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing.

The Best of Ealing Collection (DVD): Joan Greenwood, John Penrose, Cecil Rampage, Jack Warner, Fred Griffiths, Ernest Thesiger,... The Best of Ealing Collection (DVD)
Joan Greenwood, John Penrose, Cecil Rampage, Jack Warner, Fred Griffiths, …
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A collection of five classic Ealing comedies. 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' (1949) is a period comedy set in the early 20th century. Young Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) vows to take revenge on his family, the D'Ascoynes, when he learns how they disinherited his mother. Working his way into their trust, Louis begins to bump off his distant relatives (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one, but complications set in when Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson), the widow of his first victim, falls in love with him. In 'The Ladykillers' (1955), eccentric landlady Mrs Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) believes her new lodger Professor Marcus (Guinness) and his associates the Major (Cecil Parker), Louis (Herbert Lom), Harry (Peter Sellers) and One-Round (Danny Green) to be amateur musicians. They are in fact, however, the perpetrators of a bank heist, looking to whisk their ill-gotten gains out of London. All goes well until Mrs Wilberforce is persuaded by Marcus to claim his 'trunk' from the station; it is only then that the criminal genius's carefully laid plans begin to go awry. In 'The Man in The White Suit' (1951), Sidney Stratton (Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing. In 'Passport to Pimlico' (1949), an unexploded bomb goes off in Pimlico, uncovering documents which reveal that this part of London in fact belongs to Burgundy in France. An automonous state is set up in a spirit of optimism, but the petty squabbles of everyday life soon shatter the Utopian vision of a non-restrictive nation. Finally, in 'The Lavender Hill Mob' (1951), nobody would ever suspect gold bullion delivery man Henry Holland (Guinness) of anything other than total devotion to his job. However, with the aid of fellow lodger Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway), he gathers together a gang to carry out a heist, intending to smuggle the gold out of the country by melting it down into miniature models of the Eiffel Tower. All goes well until the consignment of models becomes muddled up with another, non-golden batch. Watch out for an early cameo by Audrey Hepburn.

Comic Icons: Alastair Sim Collection (DVD): Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry Thomas, Jill Adams, Dora Bryan, Raymond Huntley,... Comic Icons: Alastair Sim Collection (DVD)
Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry Thomas, Jill Adams, Dora Bryan, …
R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A collection of five Alastair Sim films. In 'The Green Man' (1956), seemingly mild-mannered watchmaker Hawkins (Sim) is in fact a skilled assassin. His latest target is leading politician Sir Gregory Upshot (Raymond Huntley), who is due to stay the weekend at the Green Man hotel. However, Hawkins' well-planned attempts to remove Sir Gregory permanently from public life are frustrated by well-meaning vacuum cleaner salesman William Blake (George Cole). In 'Folly To Be Wise' (1952), Sim plays a new Entertainments Officer at a local army camp who attempts to revitalise things by getting rid of the lady violinists and trying to modernise entertainments with chaotic results. In 'Geordie' (1955), Sim plays a Scotsman who takes up a course in Physical Culture, and goes on to become an Olympic hammer throwing champion. In 'Left, Right and Centre' (1959), Robert Wilcot (Ian Carmichael) is the prospective Tory candidate at the Earndale by-election. Travelling down to the town from London, he strikes up a conversion with a pretty young girl and the pair seem to hit it off. It's not until he's photographed carrying her bags along the platform that he discovers Stella (Patricia Bredin) is actually the town's socialist candidate. In 'Laughter In Paradise' (1951), when it's time for the reading of Henry Russell's will, his relatives gather in eager anticipation of the wealth that could be theirs. But they are surprised to discover that their inheritance is conditional upon them each performing a certain humiliating task. Snobbish Agnes (Fay Compton) must take work as skivvy, timid bank clerk Herbert (George Cole) must become a bank robber, pillar-of-the-community Deniston (Alistair Sim) must get sent to prison, and playboy Simon (Guy Middleton) must get married. Will the lure of money be enough to get these characters to go against type? Of course it will.

Night of the Eagle (DVD): Margaret Johnston, Peter Wyngarde, Janet Blair, Anthony Nicholls, Reginald Beckwith, Kathleen Byron,... Night of the Eagle (DVD)
Margaret Johnston, Peter Wyngarde, Janet Blair, Anthony Nicholls, Reginald Beckwith, …
R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

University lecturer Norman Taylor earns the enmity of his colleagues when it is rumoured that he has obtained a major promotion. However, this is no ordinary professional jealousy; someone is using the occult to try and ruin Norman's life. After his own wife falls prey to the powers of darkness, Norman is forced to do battle with demonic forces which bring him to the verge of Hell itself.

The St. Trinians Collection - Box Set (DVD, Boxed set): Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley, Beryl... The St. Trinians Collection - Box Set (DVD, Boxed set)
Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley, Beryl Reid, …
R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Four films based on the cartoon creations of Ronald Searle. In 'The Belles of St Trinians' (1954), Miss Millicent Fritton (Alastair Sim), headmistress of St Trinian's School for Girls, attempts to stave off her creditors by 'looking after' the pocket money of a wealthy sheikh's daughter currently enrolled at the school, and investing it on the sheikh's horse, Arab Boy, in the local derby. In 'Blue Murder at St Trinians' (1956), the anarchic schoolgirls win a UNESCO prize trip to Rome. Upon arrival they become involved with a jewel thief (Lionel Jeffries) who hides out with the school, disguised as the headmistress. The jolly hockey sticks are being waved with malicious force once again in 'The Pure Hell of St Trinians' (1957). After they burn their school down, the girls are sent to the Middle East, where an Arab sheik tries to lure them into his harem. Flash Harry (George Cole) attempts to come to the rescue, only to find himself stranded on a desert island with a familiar member of the constabulary (Joyce Grenfell). In the 1966 film 'The Great St Trinians Train Robbery', a bunch of crooks take on more than they can handle when they decide to bury the loot from a successful robbery in the grounds of St Trinians. The high-spirited girls (or 'hooligans' as they are sometimes known) take it upon themselves to confront the highly-strung criminals, with devastating and comic effect.

Doctor Who: Lost in Time (DVD): William Hartnell, Julian Glover, Derek Ware, Walter Randall, Nicholas Courtney, Brian Cant,... Doctor Who: Lost in Time (DVD)
William Hartnell, Julian Glover, Derek Ware, Walter Randall, Nicholas Courtney, …
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A collection of previously lost, now restored episodes - known by fans as the 'orphaned' episodes - from the legendary Doctor Who series. Episodes are: 'The Crusade' (1); 'The Crusade' (3) - with commentary by Julian Glover and Gary Russell; 'The Daleks' Master Plan' (2) - with commentary by Peter Purves, Kevin Stoney and Ray Cusick; 'The Daleks' Master Plan' (5); 'The Daleks' Master Plan' (10); 'The Celestial Toymaker' (4); 'The Underwater Menace (3)'; 'The Moonbase' (2); 'The Moonbase' (4); 'The Faceless Ones' (1); 'The Faceless Ones' (3); 'The Evil of the Daleks (2) - with commentary by Deborah Watling and Gary Russell; 'The Abominable Snowmen' (2) - with commentary by Deborah Watling and Gary Russell; 'The Enemy of the World' (3); 'The Web of Fear' (1) - with commentary by Deborah Watling, Derrick Sherwin and Gary Russell; 'The Wheel in Space (3)'; 'The Wheel in Space (6) - with commentary by Derrick Sherwin and Tristan de Vere Cole; and 'The Space Pirates' (2). 'Audio only' episodes are: 'The Crusade' (2); 'The Crusade' (4); 'The Moonbase' (1); and 'The Moonbase' (3).

Norman Wisdom Collection (DVD): Edward Chapman, Brian Worth, Campbell Singer, Terence Alexander, Fenella Fielding, Sidney... Norman Wisdom Collection (DVD)
Edward Chapman, Brian Worth, Campbell Singer, Terence Alexander, Fenella Fielding, …
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A box set of 12 Norman Wisdom classics. In 'On the Beat' Wisdom stars as a bumbling Scotland Yard car park attendant who gets his chance to be a real policeman after he accidentally catches some crooks. His advantage lies in the fact that he physically resembles one of the ringleaders. In 'Man of the Moment' the bumbling Norman (Wisdom) accidentally becomes the British delegate to an important international conference in Geneva. Hilarious chaos and amusing misunderstandings ensue. In 'Trouble in Store' Wisdom is taken on as a shop assistant in a department store. His ambition is to become a window dresser, and he falls in love at first sight with his dream-girl, Sally. After a disastrous start (chasing a bus on roller skates, entering a shop girl's hostel, the usual sort of thing), events conspire to make Norman an unlikely hero. In 'Up in the World' Wisdom stars as the bumbling window cleaner to Lady Banderville. He has to cope with the pranks of her son, Sir Reggie, but cleans up when he confounds a gang of kidnappers. In 'The Square Peg' Norman Pitkin (Wisdom) is keen to help the war effort, and turns out to be a dead ringer for an enemy general. Joining up with his colleague, Mr Grimsdale, he is posted to France as part of a team repairing the damaged roads. Captured by the enemy, he turns his uncanny resemblance to his own advantage and comes home a hero. In 'Follow a Star' Wisdom plays a shop worker (imaginatively also named Norman, as indeed is every character he has ever portrayed) who dreams of becoming a famous singer. His attempts are, of course, disastrous, until he is encouraged by music teacher Miss Dobson, and a crippled girl named Judy. In 'The Bulldog Breed' Norman Puckle (Wisdom) is a grocer who joins the Navy and finds himself chosen to man a rocket flight into outer space. After Norman brings his own brand of madcap mayhem to the training process, his superiors begin to suspect that they might have picked the wrong person for the mission. Also starring Ian Hunter and Edward Chapman. Whilst in 'One Good Turn' Norman (Wisdom) works at the orphanage, and promises that he will buy one of its charges a model car. But how can he get the money? Proving himself equally incompetent at all jobs, he manages to raise a few laughs along the way in his attempts to earn the cash and not disappoint the little sprite. In 'A Stitch in Time' Star Wisdom plays an apprentice butcher trying to help a sick child. His bumbling efforts end up with him being banned from visiting little orphan Lindy, but Norman will go to any lengths to keep in touch with his young charge. Whilst in 'Just My Tuck', determined to win the heart of his beautiful neighbour, Norman (Wisdom) decides he wants to buy her a diamond necklace - but how can he possibly afford it? A solution offers itself when he goes to a bookmaker's, learns the intricacies of the accumulator bet, and sets out on a major winning streak. However, whenever Norman is involved things are never quite that simple, and soon enough our hapless hero finds himself in deep trouble, creating havoc at the local racetrack. In 'The Early Bird' Wisdom plays a milkman caught up in a feud between the small, traditional company that employs him and a large, modern dairy planning a hostile takeover. Will Norman, in his typically inept fashion, manage to save his company from the onset of modernity? Finally in 'Press For Time' Norman Shields (Wisdom) is an accident-prone young reporter, who only got the job because his grandfather (also played by Wisdom) happens to be the Prime Minister. Hilarious chaos ensues when Norman is sent to cover a beauty contest. Wisdom also appears in drag as a Suffragette called Emily.

Very Important Person (DVD): James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Eric Sykes, Colin Gordon, Norman Bird,... Very Important Person (DVD)
James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Eric Sykes, Colin Gordon, …
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Comedy set in World War Two, starring James Robertson-Justice and Leslie Phillips. Sir Ernest Pease (Robertson-Justice) is a self-important scientist who is sent undercover on a bombing mission to monitor the effectiveness of his latest invention, a new-fangled radar. When the plane is attacked, he parachutes to safety - only to be sent to a POW camp, where he takes on the alias of Lieutenant Farrow. There, the somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits suspect their acerbic new fellow prisoner of being a spy, and all sorts of culture clashes and misunderstandings ensue.

Mapping Decline - St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Paperback): Colin Gordon Mapping Decline - St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Paperback)
Colin Gordon
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Once a thriving metropolis on the banks of the Mississippi, St. Louis, Missouri, is now a ghostly landscape of vacant houses, boarded-up storefronts, and abandoned factories. The Gateway City is, by any measure, one of the most depopulated, deindustrialized, and deeply segregated examples of American urban decay. "Not a typical city," as one observer noted in the late 1970s, "but, like a Eugene O'Neill play, it shows a general condition in a stark and dramatic form.""Mapping Decline" examines the causes and consequences of St. Louis's urban crisis. It traces the complicity of private real estate restrictions, local planning and zoning, and federal housing policies in the "white flight" of people and wealth from the central city. And it traces the inadequacy--and often sheer folly--of a generation of urban renewal, in which even programs and resources aimed at eradicating blight in the city ended up encouraging flight to the suburbs. The urban crisis, as this study of St. Louis makes clear, is not just a consequence of economic and demographic change; it is also the most profound political failure of our recent history."Mapping Decline" is the first history of a modern American city to combine extensive local archival research with the latest geographic information system (GIS) digital mapping techniques. More than 75 full-color maps--rendered from census data, archival sources, case law, and local planning and property records--illustrate, in often stark and dramatic ways, the still-unfolding political history of our neglected cities.

Power/Knowledge - Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977 (Paperback, 1st American ed): Michel Foucault Power/Knowledge - Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977 (Paperback, 1st American ed)
Michel Foucault; Edited by Colin Gordon
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Michel Foucault has become famous for a series of books that have permanently altered our understanding of many institutions of Western society. He analyzed mental institutions in the remarkable Madness and Civilization; hospitals in The Birth of the Clinic; prisons in Discipline and Punish; and schools and families in The History of Sexuality. But the general reader as well as the specialist is apt to miss the consistent purposes that lay behind these difficult individual studies, thus losing sight of the broad social vision and political aims that unified them.

Now, in this superb set of essays and interviews, Foucault has provided a much-needed guide to Foucault. These pieces, ranging over the entire spectrum of his concerns, enabled Foucault, in his most intimate and accessible voice, to interpret the conclusions of his research in each area and to demonstrate the contribution of each to the magnificent -- and terrifying -- portrait of society that he was patiently compiling.

For, as Foucault shows, what he was always describing was the nature of power in society; not the conventional treatment of power that concentrates on powerful individuals and repressive institutions, but the much more pervasive and insidious mechanisms by which power "reaches into the very grain of individuals, touches their bodies and inserts itself into their actions and attitudes, their discourses, learning processes and everyday lives"

Foucault's investigations of prisons, schools, barracks, hospitals, factories, cities, lodgings, families, and other organized forms of social life are each a segment of one of the most astonishing intellectual enterprises of all time -- and, as this book proves, one which possesses profound implications for understanding the social control of our bodies and our minds.

Please Turn Over (DVD): Ted Ray, Jean Kent, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Julia Lockwood, Tim Seely, Charles Hawtrey, Dilys Laye,... Please Turn Over (DVD)
Ted Ray, Jean Kent, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Julia Lockwood, … 1
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Late 1950s British comedy starring Julia Lockwood, Leslie Phillips and Joan Sims. When 17-year-old Jo Halliday (Lockwood) writes a steamy bestselling novel loosely based on her family and other residents of her quiet home town, all kinds of scandals come to the surface, causing chaos in this seemingly respectable backwater.

The Philosophical Imaginary (Hardcover): Michele Le Doeuff The Philosophical Imaginary (Hardcover)
Michele Le Doeuff; Translated by Colin Gordon
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The Philosophical Imaginary teaches us how to read philosophy afresh. Focusing on central, but often undiscussed, images, Le Doeuff's patient, perspicacious, and always brilliant readings show us how to uncover the political unconscious at work in great philosophy. Le Doeuff's contribution to philosophy and feminism is unequalled. This book is a classic.

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