More new titles from Network DVD in October 2010.
18th October 2010
Hot Metal – Complete Series – 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. Also starring Geoffrey Palmer (Butterflies) as outgoing editor Harry Stringer and Richard Wilson (One Foot in the Grave) as Dicky Lipton.
In Loving Memory – Complete Series – Thora Hird (Talking Heads, Last of the Summer Wine) brings her inimitable humour to the role of Ivy Unsworth, widow of funeral director Jeremiah, who has been left to run Unsworth and Co. along with her accident-prone nephew, Billy (Christopher Beeny – Upstairs Downstairs). A much-loved comedy series set in a fictional Lancashire mill town, IN LOVING MEMORY was a huge commercial success for Yorkshire Television, running for five series between 1979 and 1986.
Keep It in the Family – Series 1- Starring Robert Gillespie, Stacy Dorning (Black Beauty) and Pauline Yates (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY was created by sitcom veteran Brian Cooke (Man About the House, George and Mildred) and co-written by Fenn Street Gang star David Barry. The complete first series – also featuring Roy Kinnear, Pat Coombs and Bert Kwouk – is released here for the first time on DVD.
Victoria Wood – Screenplays - The productions reunited Wood and long-time friend Julie Walters, and marked the beginning of their phenomenally successful television partnership. Wood and Walters stalwart Duncan Preston also appears in all three plays, with turns from Tracey Ullman, George Costigan and stand-up veteran and Bullseye host Jim Bowen.
Wood and Walters – Complete Series – Victoria Wood and Julie Walters drew on their long friendship to create this BAFTA-nominated series. Special guests including Rik Mayall, John Dowie and long-term associate Duncan Preston.
Wycliffe – Series 4 - The quietly conscientious Wycliffe offers something of a contrast to the classic ‘maverick detective’ character, and is played by charismatic, BAFTA-nominated actor Jack Shepherd. This popular and acclaimed series is set amid the windswept beauty of Cornwall.