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The complete series of the British drama about an aging schoolteacher reminiscing on his glory days. Believing his sixth form class of 1949 was the high point of his career, Bill 'Tweety' Nightingale invites his ex-pupils along to his house to assess whether they have gone on to bigger and better things. Although only three turn up, their stories help Bill come to terms with his own disillusionment. The episodes are: 'Tweety', 'Izzy', 'Big Sid', 'Flossie', 'Spivvy', 'A.J.' and 'Decision'.
1950s British B-movie directed by Lance Comfort in which an innocent man struggles desperately to clear his name. In post-World War II Britain a pair of children are playing a game called 'Bang! You're Dead', in which they shout the words in question at a passer-by while holding a pretend gun. However, when they stumble across a real WWII gun and decide to use it in the game they fatally wound a young cyclist. This is bad news for Bob Carter (Michael Medwin), who had a very public argument with the deceased man that very day and discovers his body. Bob quickly becomes Detective Grey (Derek Farr)'s chief suspect in the case and faces a daunting battle to prove his innocence.
All 13 episodes of the 1970s sci-fi series about a planet ruled by women known as the Star Maidens, starring Dawn Addams, Judy Geeson and Gareth Thomas. As the men are reduced to carrying out mundane tasks and serving as slaves to the women of the planet, rebellious Adam (Pierre Brice) escapes from his owner and heads for Earth in a space yacht. In retaliation, head Star Maiden Octavia (Christiane Krüger) takes two Earth beings captive while she searches for her runaway men. The episodes are: 'Escape to Paradise', 'Nemesis', 'The Nightmare Cannon', 'The Proton Storm', 'Kidnap', 'The Trial', 'Test for Love', 'The Perfect Couple', 'What Have They Done to the Rain?', 'The End of Time', 'Hideout', 'Creatures of the Mind' and 'The Enemy'.
Marjorie Fielding and Frank Cellier star in this 1940s comedy directed by Harold French. The film follows Arthur and Mildred Royd (Cellier and Fielding), a married couple, who invite a number of their friends for a relaxing country break. However, these things rarely go to plan...
Lance Comfort directs this 1950s drama starring Richard Attenborough as a man framed for a crime. Though taxi driver Tom (Attenborough)'s only communication with a murdered girl was his involvement in a prank she played, the police nonetheless arrive at his door and charge him with the crime. Can his wife Jill (Cathy O'Donnell) and young lawyer Peter Tanner (Derek Farr) get to the bottom of the killing before he takes the fall for it?
The entire second season of the 1970s BBC sci-fi series. 'Redemption' sees Orac's prediction of the Liberator's destruction looking likely to be fulfilled when the ship's original owners arrive and take the rebels prisoner. In 'Shadow', Blake becomes involved with an interplanetary crime syndicate. 'Weapon' sees Blake and crew set out to steal a deadly 'delayed-effect' gun, which Servalan also wishes to possess. In 'Horizon', the Liberator heads for the edge of the Galaxy, only to be taken prisoner on the planet Horizon. 'Pressure Point' sees Blake attempting to destroy the Federation's control centre, only to walk into a trap set by Travis. In 'Trial', Travis is made a scapegoat by Servalan for their failure to capture Blake. 'Killer' sees Blake and his crew stumbling upon a derelict spaceship whilst on a mission to crack the Federation's new transmission code. The craft houses a deadly plague which could threaten the existence of the entire universe. In 'Hostage', Travis tries to trap Blake by kidnapping his cousin, Inga. 'Countdown' sees Blake and crew coming to the aid of the planet Albian, whose population are dying from radiation poisoning. In 'Voice from the Past', a telepathic signal forces Blake to reroute the Liberator to an asteroid where Travis lies in wait. Whilst 'Gambit' sees Blake, Cally and Jenna visit a gambling world to find the man who knows the location of the Federation's Star One. Avon and Villa, meanwhile, choose to take Orac on an illicit gambling spree. In 'The Keeper', Blake tries to obtain the key to Star One from a tribal chief on the planet Goth. However, Travis has beaten him to it. Finally, 'Star One' sees Blake at last launch his attack on the Federation's headquarters, unaware that an alien fleet is poised to invade.
J. Lee Thompson directs this 1950 British crime thriller starring Dennis Price, Derek Farr, Patricia Plunkett and Joan Dowling. Young couple Stephen and Jan (Farr and Plunkett) take rooms at the home of Matthew (Price), an aristocrat with financial difficulties, but their stay seems set to be a short one. After a fight between the couple that Matthew overhears, Jan storms out claiming that their relationship is over. Stephen heads out in search of consolation and meets Grena (Dowling) at a nightclub. She agrees to accompany him home but is upset when he receives a call from Jan and decides to call of the tryst. A scuffle ensues, which Matthew again overhears, and Grena falls and bangs her head. As Stephen panics, convinced he's dealt the young woman a fatal injury, Matthew spots an opportunity to make himself wealthy again...
Triple bill of WWII movies. In 'Against the Wind' (1947), at the height of the war, a group of men and women are gathered together in London to be trained as spies. However, there is a traitor in their midst. 'The Dam Busters' (1954), adapted from the book by Paul Brickhill, is based on the true story of Dr Barnes Wallis (Michael Redgrave), whose invention of the 'Bouncing Bomb' is greeted with much scepticism. However, RAF Wing Commander Guy Gibson proves the bomb's worth in a daring mission to destroy the German Ruhr Dams. The film also stars Richard Todd and Ursula Jeans. Docu-drama 'The Colditz Story' (1954), adapted from the book by P.R. Reid, stars John Mills, Eric Portman and Lionel Jeffries, and re-tells the experiences of Allied prisoners-of-war who were held in Colditz Castle. These POWs were strictly monitored as they were a high risk category and had constantly tried to escape whichever prison they where previously placed in. Despite being outnumbered by their guards, the prisoners of Colditz continued to achieve their goal - freedom.
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