New from Network DVD in August.
17th August 2009
Agony – Series 3 This witty BAFTA-nominated sitcom features Maureen Lipman (The Pianist) as sassy “agony aunt” Jane Lucas, who finds that while dishing out advice to strangers is simple enough, sorting out one’s own personal life can prove a lot more complicated. Lipman earned a BAFTA nomination for the role and her wry yet warm comic delivery is sure to elicit both laughs and sympathy in what is a refreshingly bittersweet, nuanced show.
Surgical Spirit – Series 3Wildly popular ITV medical sitcom. Nicola McAuliffe gives a memorable performance as Sheila, with Duncan Preston starring alongside her as colleague and love interest, Jonathan Haslam.
The Gaffer – Series 1 H Hugely popular sitcom from Yorkshire Television starring Bill Maynard, originally screened in 1981.
Spitting Image – Series 7 Broadcast on ITV from 1988, no target was safe as the BAFTA-nominated show lifted satire to a whole new level for over a decade. Voice artists include Chris Barrie, Steve Coogan, Jon Glover, Steve Nallon, Enn Reitel, Kate Robbins and Jessica Martin.
<24th August 2009
Pardon The Expression – Series 2 Featuring scripts from an award-winning team that included Coronation Street contributors Harry Driver and Vince Powell, Pardon the Expression helped to define the type of comic role for which BAFTA winner Arthur Lowe would be most fondly remembered: that of the pompous, quietly floundering buffoon. Betty Driver – soon to be installed behind the bar of the Rover’s Return – stars as canteen manageress Mrs. Edgeley, and Robert Dorning joins the cast as Swindley’s boss Walter Hunt; Dad’s Army favourites John Le Mesurier and John Laurie and Coronation Street stars Julie Goodyear and Amanda Barrie are also among the famous faces appearing in this second series, originally screened in 1966.
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