New titles from Network DVD in May 2011.
23rd May 2011
Boon: The Complete Fourth Series
Ken Boon is back in the saddle for more adventure and humour in this fourth series of the BAFTA-winning hit drama. Michael Elphick is Ken, the former fireman with a heart of gold and David Daker is Harry, his over-ambitious business partner.
The fourth series finds the two moving to Nottingham, where Ken, having handed the running of his motorbike despatch firm over to Rocky (Neil Morrissey – Men Behaving Badly), continues to make a living as a private investigator and minder; still full of big ideas, Harry seeks out more new business ventures with widow Helen (Brigit Forsyth – The Likely Lads).
Originally screened in 1989, this complete fourth series features a typically distinguished guest cast that includes Kenneth Cranham, Bill Paterson, Martin Clunes, Ian McNeice, Judy Cornwell, Anthony Valentine and even world boxing legend John Conteh!
Barbara: The Complete Third Series
Developed from a pilot screening in ITV’s 1995 Comedy Firsts season, this acclaimed sitcom cast Gwen Taylor as a blunt-talking, heftily opinionated, advice-giving, occasionally ranting 52-year-old Yorkshirewoman. Though an agony aunt, problem solver and all round warrior for her whole family, Barbara hopes constantly and in vain for a quieter life.
Sam Kelly (Porridge) also stars as Ted, Barbara’s cab-driver husband of 35 years and a man who learned long ago to play second fiddle, while Sherrie Hewson (Coronation Street) is her nouveau-riche sister, Jean – the victim of many a withering look and practiced put-down. Rob Brydon, Helen Atkinson-Wood and Zoe Lucker also appear in this first series.
30th May 2011
Emmerdale Farm Volume 3
Ten days have passed since Emmerdale Farm Limited was formed. The Jameson farm now belongs to the Sugden and Wilks partnership and preparations are underway for the sheepdog trials. But amid the bustle and excitement, events are about to take a dramatic and ultimately tragic turn for one local family…
Relive the drama of one of the nation’s most successful and long-running programmes, featuring some of soap land’s most iconic characters. EMMERDALE has gone on to receive numerous awards and accolades since it was first broadcast on ITV 37 years ago, including a BAFTA for Best British Soap (2001), a TV Quick Award for Best British Actress (2000), and a TV Quick Award for Best Soap Newcomer (1998)