Whiplash (ITC production starring Peter Graves) and Zodiac (Created Roger Marshall, starring Anton Rodgers and Anouska Hempel) are to be released as web exclusives by Network DVD on 7th December 2009.
Whiplash:The Australian Gold Rush in August 1951 shocks the world, resulting in hordes of adventurers flocking to the new land of golden dreams. The unfamiliar, violent and harsh landscapes catch the gold seekers by surprise.
Peter Graves (Mission: Impossible) brings his familiar, sun-bleached good looks to this joint venture between ATV/ITC and the Australia’s Seven Network. With input from an American production crew and writers, WHIPLASH transposes the familiar format of westerns to the heat and dust of the bush.
First broadcast in the UK in 1960, WHIPLASH features fast-moving scripts and a memorable theme composed by Edwin Astley sung by international star Frank Ifield. This complete series is released for the very first time in any format.
Zodiac:Astrology is strictly for the birds surely! – Or at least that’s the emphatic view of David Gradley, a work-shy ex-Harrovian who has drifted into the police force. It takes an encounter with a young, beautiful astrologer called Eser Jones to make him question his old beliefs…
A young Anouska Hempel (UFO) stars as Esther; opposite Anton Rodgers (The Prisoner) as the coolly methodical Detective Inspector Gradley Michael Gambon. A host of guest stars also appear in this popular and quirky series from Thames, originally screened in 1974.
Created Roger Marshall, responsible for classics such as The Avengers, Public Eye, The Sweeney, ZODIAC has since become a much sought-after series by collectors due to its novel premise of the groovy ‘70s culture clash between the Thin Blue Line and the Age of Aquarius.
Available only at www.networkdvd.co.uk