More new titles from Network DVD in January 2011.
24th January 2011
Executive Stress – Series 2 – Sitcom that reunites Penelope Keith (The Good Life) and her To the Manor Born co-star Peter Bowles, as well as The Good Life producer John Howard Davies. Both are currently starring in West End show The Rivals at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London.
The Likes of Sykes – Filled with Eric’s warm observational humour and exploiting his keen eye for the absurd, the shows reunite him with several comedy collaborators, including fellow Plank star Tommy Cooper and long-term working partner, friend and Sykes co-star Hattie Jacques; Diana Coupland (Bless This House), Glaswegian actor/comedian Chic Murray, and Dandy Nichols (‘Till Death Us So Part) are among the other guest stars, with musical interludes from classical guitarist John Williams.
My Friend Walter – Complete Series – Ronald Pickup, Prunella Scales and Don Henderson are among the cast of this fantasy adventure series, with young actress Polly Grant giving an outstanding performance as Bess. Adapted from the children’s novel by popular author Michael Morpurgo and directed by the BAFTA Award-winning Gavin Millar.
That’s My Boy – Series 2 – Starring sitcom legend Mollie Sugden (Are You Being Served?) as Ida Willis. Written by Pam Valentine and Michael Ashton (You’re Only Young Twice), That’s My Boy was an enduring success for Yorkshire Television, running for five series and a Christmas special between 1981 and 1986.
You’re Only Young Twice – Series 2 – This highly popular Yorkshire Television sitcom stars much-loved TV battleaxe Peggy Mount on robust form as Flora Petty. Pat Coombs co-stars as Cissie, while veteran stage actress Lally Bowers and sitcom regular Diana King are fellow residents Dolly and Mildred.