More new titles from Network DVD in May 2010.
17th May 2010
Baffled! – TV Movie (web exclusive) – Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy, Susan Hampshire (The Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen) and Vera Miles (Psycho) star in this eerie story of revenge and murder from beyond the grave.
The Sentimental Agent – Complete Series (web exclusive) – Spinning off from an episode of Man of the World, this quirky and humorous thriller has scripts from writers Brian Clemens (The Avengers, Thriller), Tudor Gates (The Sweeney) and Julian Bond (Tales of the Unexpected).
24th May 2010
A Bunch of Fives (web exclusive) – Stars Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake, The House of Eliott) and Lesley Manville (Vera Drake, Cranford). A hard-hitting and humorous drama written by the Grange Hill team of John Sichel and Colin Rodgers.
The Georgian House (web exclusive) – Eerie, unsettling and one of the key children’s TV productions of the 1970s, The Georgian House was written by acclaimed author Jill Laurimore with noted producer/writer Harry Moore (The Clifton House Mystery, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) and produced by the renowned Leonard White (The Avengers, Armchair Theatre). Cult children’s television actor Spencer Banks (Timeslip, Tightrope) stars alongside Jack Watson (Sky, Arthur of the Britons) in a series that The Stage lauded as “visually rich, sumptuously produced [and] a quality production”.
Sharman – The Complete Series – Oscar-nominated Clive Owen (Chancer, Closer) brings a brooding intensity to the role of private detective Nick Sharman in this stylish drama. The series features rapidly paced storylines from, among others, Tony Hoare (The Sweeney, Minder) and the award-winning Paul Abbott (Shameless, Touching Evil). Samantha Janus, Keith Allen, Gina Bellman, Ray Winstone and Bill Paterson are among the guest stars.
31st May 2010
Benny Hill – Annual 1982 – The Benny Hill Show was one of the most successful programmes ever screened on British television, and every show was a critically acclaimed ratings topper. In two shows from 1982 you can see a close encounter with a female vampire, Benny’s version of the Monte Carlo Show, and all-out warfare breaking out between the traffic wardens and street-cleaners of Dimpton Town!
London’s Burning – Series 14 – The combination of famously realistic action scenes and personal issues portrayed made London’s Burning a huge ratings success for ITV.