More new titles from Network DVD in February 2011.
7th February 2011
The Curse of Tutankhamen’s Tomb – TV movie (web exclusive available only from www.networkdvd.co.uk) – A stellar cast – including Tom Baker, Eva Marie Saint, Robin Ellis, Wendy Hiller, Raymond Burr and Harry Andrews – feature in this lavish HTV drama, filmed on location in Egypt and based on Barry Wynne’s bestselling Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen.
Michael Bentine’s Potty Time – Series 2 – Created, written and presented by the multi-talented Michael Bentine (The Goons), POTTY TIME ran for a total of seven years between 1973 and 1980. The pages of the great Potty Encyclopaedia are opened once more with 13 classic episodes of this marvellously madcap puppet series – a favourite of children and adults alike.
Spring and Autumn – Series 1 – This warm, touching sitcom was written by the hugely successful team of Vince Powell and Harry Driver (Nearest and Dearest, Bless This House), and originally ran from 1973 to 1977. Produced and directed by Ronnie Baxter (Oh No, It’s Selwyn Froggitt, Love Thy Neighbour)
The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club – Series 3 – This release from everyone’s favourite working men’s club presents the entire third series, with outstanding performances by, among others, Helen Shapiro, Tony Christie (including hits ‘Amarillo’ and ‘Avenues and Alleyways’), Roger Whittaker, The Karl Denver Trio (performing the much-loved ‘Wimaweh’), guitar maestro Bert Weedon, George Melly, The Settlers, Ronnie Dukes and Alvin Stardust; Bernard Manning, rather than pay his bar bill, doubles up as Star Turn for one show.
14th February 2011
99-1 – Series 1- Leslie Grantham (EastEnders) stars as maverick cop Mick Raynor in this six-part thriller set in the no-man’s land where the underworld meets the establishment. Also starring Robert Stephens (as Raynor’s controller, Commander Oakwood), with appearances by Robert Carlyle and Sharon Duce. 99-1 was written by British playwright and dramatist Terry Johnson, recipient of nine British theatre awards including Olivier Awards for Best Comedy, Playwright of the Year at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, Writers Guild Awards for Best Play for two consecutive years, and the 2010 Tony Award.