More new titles from Network DVD in January 2011.
31st January 2011
Jokers Wild – Series 1 – Hosted by comedy legend Barry Cryer, the show’s line-up often read like a Who’s Who? of British comedy talent – John Cleese, Bob Monkhouse, Arthur Askey, Eric Sykes and Sid James being just a few of the famous players over the course of its six-year run.
This first series, featuring Les Dawson, Ted Ray, Charlie Chester, Jimmy Edwards, Alfred Marks and Roy Hudd, was originally screened in 1969. SPECIAL FEATURE: unscreened pilot episode, recorded in April 1969.
Machinegunner – Play – Leonard Rossiter (Rising Damp) stars as Cyril Dugdale, a Bristol-based ‘machinegunner’ (West Country slang for a debt collector) and amateur detective who finds himself enmeshed in a dangerous web of corruption in this dark yet humorous HTV thriller.
Also starring Nina Baden-Semper (Love Thy Neighbour), multi-award-winning writer and actor Colin Welland, Kate O’Mara (Dynasty), and Timothy Preece (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin). Originally screened in 1976, Machinegunner was written by Dave Martin (Doctor Who) and BAFTA winner Bob Baker, and directed by Patrick Dromgoole (Robin of Sherwood).