More new titles from Network DVD in April 2010.
19th April 2010
Curry and Chips – Complete Series – Written by Johnny Speight, creator of Till Death Us Do Part, and based on an idea by Spike Milligan, Curry & Chips proved to be one of the most controversial situation comedies ever made. Spike Milligan stars as Kevin O’Grady, a man of mixed Asian and Irish descent who quickly becomes the butt of his resoundingly intolerant workmates’ jokes.
If There Weren’t Any Blacks You’d Have To Invent Them – play – Writer Johnny Speight (Till Death Us Do Part, In Sickness And In Health) continues his work against racism with this thought provoking made-for-TV drama which examines the ways in which human beings pigeon-hole each other with regards to their religion, colour, or sex. Starring Leonard Rossiter (Rising Damp), Oscar award winner Bob Hoskins (Mona Lisa), Geoffrey Bayldon (Catweazle), Michael Bryant (Colditz) and Richard Beckinsale (Porridge).
Fury – Series 1 (web exclusive) – Western starring the late Peter Graves (Whiplash, Mission: Impossible) and the legendary horse ‘Highland Dale’ as Fury. This is a web exclusive available only at www.networkdvd.co.uk
Hallelujah – Series 1 – Thora Hird stars as indefatigable Salvation Army Captain Emily Ridley in this popular sitcom, which reunites her with In Loving Memory creator and writer Dick Sharples.
Hot Metal – Series 2 – Robert Hardy (All Creatures Great and Small) takes a dual role in Andrew Marshall and David Renwick’s (Whoops Apocalypse, 2point4 Children) razor-sharp satire of the ongoing shenanigans of the day-to-day running of a tabloid newspaper.
In Loving Memory – Series 4 – Thora Hird (Talking Heads, Last of the Summer Wine) brings her inimitable sense of humour to the role of Ivy Unsworth.
Sky West and Crooked – film – Features one of Ian McShane’s (Lovejoy, Wuthering Heights) earliest film roles.
Surgical Spirit – Series 5 – Stars Nichola McAuliffe (Coronation Street) and Duncan Preston (Emmerdale).