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Poirot 9 / 3 Discs 700 Baht
David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie's enigmatic, eccentric and extremely intelligent detective Hercule Poirot. This very special collection features five brand new episodes including Curtain: Poirot's Last Case.
1) Being Poirot Documentary
David Suchet embarks on a very personal journey as the man behind the moustache explores Agatha Christie's most enduring character. In this documentary the actor who has played the iconic detective for a quarter of a century takes a poignant trip to discover and reveal the history--and appeal--of his most famous TV creation.
Following clues from the books, David travels to Belgium as he attempts to unlock the mystery behind the great detective, discovers what the Belgians think about one of their most famous sons and, back in Britain, allows the cameras to film exclusive footage of his last ever moments playing this most iconic of TV characters.
2) Interview with David Suchet
New Tricks Series 10 / 3 Discs 700 Baht
New Tricks returns for its tenth series and its all change at UCOS.
The Metroplitans finest retired cops go further than ever before to ensure there is no such things as a case that is too cold! The team travel to Gibraltar for a two-part story that takes them back to the Falklands Conflict of the eighties. Brian Lanes past catches up with him and Sandra Pullman considers her next move after running the team for ten years.
As well as starring Amanda Redman and Alun Armstrong series ten sees Nicholas Lyndhurst join the team as Dan Griffin to work alongside Dennis Waterman (Gerry Standing) and Denis Lawson (Steve McAndrew). Tamzin Outhwaite joins as DCI Sasha Miller only the second boss the team has ever known. Will all run smoothly with a new hand on the helm or will the boys ensure that things tend to get done their way?
The Unsolved Crime and Open Case squad is as busy as ever, with its remit to re-investigate crimes that were never conclusively closed and to put them to rest. The team may have changed but some things never do a real hunger for the job and for justice, as well as a lack of respect for authority. Solving cases has never been such fun.
Public Enemies / 1 Disc 300 Baht
"Public Enemies" is a drama about a probation officer, Paula Radnor (played by Anna Friel), suspended from her job when an ex-murder kills again on her watch.
Upon her return, she has to supervise Eddie Mottram (Daniel Mays), who has been released after serving ten years for the murder of his girlfriend. Even beyond this fact, Eddie is a difficult character who resents his old friends, the accommodation he is assigned and the public in general. Yet, he desperately wants a second chance and has passed his risk assessments: and should he do anything out of line, he ll be back in prison.
Heartbeat Series 14 / 7 Discs 980 Baht
Set in rural North Yorkshire during the 1960s, Heartbeat's combination of crime and medical storylines, charismatic regular characters and wonderfully nostalgic soundtrack made it staple Sunday-night viewing for two decades, with the series' many prestigious awards including Best Performing Peak-Time Drama and several ITV Programme of the Year awards. Attracting a peak audience of 14 million, Heartbeat has garnered a devoted following and remains prime-time viewing world-wide.
Sophie Ward joins the cast as Dr Helen Trent, for whom the move to Aidensfield with husband Matt marks a bold new beginning. Fresh-faced young mechanic Rosie starts work at the garage, and Ashfordly station's new recruits include PC Rob Walker, a local lad with an unlikely family background. David, meanwhile, faces a whole new chapter of woe with the unannounced arrival of his roguish Aunt Peggy...
Downton Abbey 4 / 3 Discs 700 Baht
Downton Abbey returns to DVD for a fourth series and finds Lady Mary mourning her husband Matthew, who had just visited his wife and new baby George in hospital and was returning to see his family when his car overturned killing the heir to Downton. Will Mary find happiness again in the new series of Downton Abbey?
1) The Making Of - A full and detailed Behind the Scenes of Series 4 including a look at changes in fashion and how the house is moving forward, with new cast members and exciting storylines.
2) Downton Diaries - The cast bring fans even closer to the world of Downton, with this exclusive look into a typical day on the set of Downton, from the arrival on location, hair & make up, to costumes and working with the cast.
3) Meet the new cast - An exciting look at the new characters joining the UK's number 1 TV drama and what we can expect to see from them.
Absolutely Fabulous Complete Collection / 10 Discs 980 Baht
Absolutely Fabulous was first broadcast in 1992 and became an instant hit. Originally a sketch on the French and Saunders Show, Jennifer Saunders saw its potential and created one of the most ground-breaking and debauched comedies on British TV. Centred around the hip London fashion scene the series follows Edina (Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley), two women who refuse to grow up and are constantly on a mission to lose weight, gorging themselves with cocaine and/or champagne, endlessly throwing parties (or throwing up at parties), and sporting outrageous outfits which were the height of fashion at the time--honestly, Sweetie. The superb comic performances offered star status to Julia Sawalha as Edina's straight-laced daughter and Jane Horrocks as the sublimely dippy Bubble, and reinvented the careers of Joanna Lumley and June Whitfield. Saunders meanwhile secured her status as one of the top female comedians Britain has ever produced. Although its consciously chic clothing looks a little dated now, its mad characterisations endure and the jokes remain as hilariously slick and apt as ever.
Ab Fab remains a landmark in TV since it was the first time that female comedians and writers had had the freedom and exposure to satirise problems close to their own heart, from their own perspective. With Feminist writers claiming that the ideals of feminism were dead in the 1990s and that female concerns were moving in the wrong direction--towards the "Laddette Culture"--and reports claiming that careers were taking a central role, forcing motherhood onto the back-burner, the series sought to embody and satirise these new supposedly "female" characteristics. As the show continued to grow in popularity both in Britain and the States, plans were made to transfer the formula to America. However, as with many other great British series, the content was considered too risqué for American audiences due to the amount of sex and drug references. Thus domestic audiences breathed a sigh of relief that their beloved Ab Fab would stay forever British to the core.
A bit of Fry and Laurie - Complete Collection / 5 Discs 900 Baht
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were among the most successful acts of the alternative comedy show Saturday Live/Friday Night Live and after a Christmas pilot in 1987, the BBC commissioned a series in 1989.
My father wouldn't have a television in the house, so we used to gather round every night and watch it on the lawn.
Fry and Laurie explored a seemingly inexhaustible list of subjects with a delicious turn of phrase and elaborate wordplay. The hilarity-included regular acts such as not so super spy Tony Mercheson and his boss Control, yuppies, John and Peter, as well as the concluding cocktail recipe to the accompaniment of Mr Music with plenty of Vox Pops.
With four brilliant series of great satire, comic genius and an hilarious use of language, Fry and Laurie are definitely at the top of the comedy tree.
Dad's Army Complete Collection / 12 Discs 980 Baht
Dad's Army was created and written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, the duo who were also responsible for 'Allo 'Allo, Hi-De-Hi! and It Ain't Half Hot, Mum . Perry came up with the idea when it struck him that people had forgotten the role that the Home Guard played in the Second World War.
The sitcom followed the farcical exploits of the Walmington-on-Sea platoon, led by Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe) and it ran on TV from 1968 to 1977. The story begins in May 1940 with Sir Anthony Eden's plea to men to come forward as Local Defence Volunteers. In the fictional town of Walmington, the pompous bank manager George Mainwaring declares himself commanding officer ("Times of peril always bring great men to the fore,") and gathers together a loyal but incompetent platoon of local men to defend the town against invasion.
Although reviewers initially criticised the series for mocking the Home Guard, the plotline was surprisingly realistic. The real Home Guard lacked uniforms and weapons at first, and the huge influx of volunteers meant that the organisation was quite shambolic. The age limit for recruits was supposed to be 65, but this was not enforced to begin with, allowing First World War veterans in their seventies and eighties to creep in.
Dad's Army had its own elderly, incontinent Private Godfrey, played by Arnold Ridley, who had fought in WW1 himself. The actor was seriously injured at the Somme, rendering his left arm almost useless, and leaving him susceptible to blackouts.
Among the rest of the cast were Clive Dunn (who simultaneously drew in a different audience as the chart-topping pop star 'Grandad'), Hattie Jacques' former husband, John le Mesurier and a baby-faced Ian Lavender, who has since resurfaced as Derek in EastEnders.
This box set features the entire collection of surviving episodes of the programme. Includes all nine surviving episodes from Series 1 and 2 and the complete series 3-9 and the Christmas Specials.
Gavin and Stacey Collection / 6 Discs 980 Baht
Gavin is an ordinary boy from Billericay in Essex, Stacey is an ordinary girl from Barry Island in South Wales. After months of speaking on the phone to each other at work, they finally meet, fall in love and get married.
Series One: Falling in love causes a ripple effect on Gavin and Stacey's family and friends. And as their wedding day approaches we soon come to realise that there's nothing 'ordinary' about the Shipmans and the Wests after all...
Series Two: The honeymoon is over for Gavin and Stacey and married life begins in earnest. But as Nessa and Smithy prepare for a big event of their own, Stacey is missing Barry Island more than she could've imagined.
Series Three: Gavin and Stacey are back with the gang from Barry and Billericay for more fun and laughter in Series 3 of the hit BBC series.
Christmas Special: It's Christmas time and the Welsh contingent have been invited to celebrate the festive season with the Shipmans. So with the help of Dave and his coach; the West's head East. Dawn and Pete have come round for Christmas Eve drinks, and Pete's brought his aged mum. Mick has an enormous turkey soaking in a bucket, Bryn has his mistletoe on standby and Pam has a cracker of a present under the tree for Mick.
Prime Suspect Complete / 9 Discs 980 Baht
The Prime Suspect Complete Collection box set contains 9 discs and includes all episodes from the award-winning show's 7 series. Alongside Tom Bell, Helen Mirren stars in the cop drama series as the hard-edged, chain-smoking Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison; she is later promoted to Detective Superintendent. In addition to dealing with the gritty day-to-day cases Tennison has to solve--involving serial killers, rapists and child abusers--the drama also delves into her personal battles, including her marriage problems and struggle with alcoholism. As an on-going sub-plot, Prime Suspect raises the issue of sexual discrimination in the workforce, as Tennison faces the enduring battle of forging a career in this very male-dominated profession. Created by Lynda La Plante, the show was first broadcast in 1991.
Men Behaving Badly Collection / 8 Discs 980 Baht
20 years after its first TV broadcast, the complete collection of Men Behaving Badly is now available in one definitive box set for the very first time. That's all six classic series plus the hilarious final trilogy of feature length episodes 'Last Orders' and the riotous Christmas Special 'Jingle Balls'. Also there are dozens of hysterical out-takes, bloopers and unique special features that will entertain for hours!
Porridge Complete Collection / 6 Discs 980 Baht
Porridge sees national treasure Ronnie Barker in arguably his most acclaimed role, career criminal Norman Stanley Fletcher of Muswell Hill in London. We join Norman as he's serves his latest stretch, in HMS Prison Slade, for trying to steal an articulated Lorry. Joining Norman and also doing "porridge" are a host of brilliantly cast and played inmates including cell mate Godber (Richard Beckinsale), disgraced dentist Harris (Ronald Lacey) & the senile Blanco Webb (David Jason) as they try and score daily "mini-victories" over the prison officers, in particular the head prison officer Mr MacKay (Fulton MacKay).
This collection contains every episode from this much loved and fondly remembered series.
PORRIDGE SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION 6 DISC BOX SET SERIES 1 / SERIES 2 / SERIES 3/ 2 XMAS SPECIALS / PORRIDGE THE MOVIE / GOING STRAIGHT
Extras Complete Collection / 5 Discs 800 Baht
Series 1 and 2 plus the Christmas special of the BBC comedy from Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, following the humiliations of professional film extra Andy Millman (Gervais) and his eccentric friend Maggie (Ashley Jensen) as they try - and fail - to gain significant lines or parts in various productions. Each episode features a notable guest star sending themselves up in a cameo appearance. Episodes comprise: 'Ben Stiller', 'Ross Kemp', 'Kate Winslet', 'Les Dennis', 'Samuel L Jackson', 'Patrick Stewart', 'Orlando Bloom', 'David Bowie', 'Daniel Radcliffe', 'Chris Martin', 'Sir Ian McKellen' and 'Jonathan Ross'. And the Christmas special 'The Extra Special Series Finale'.
M.I.T. Complete Collection / 5 Discs 900 Baht
MURDER INVESTIGATION TEAM is the gripping crime drama series that focuses on the UKs case cracking Metropolitan Police Elite Special Crimes Unit. Viewers witness the investigation through the eyes of those closest to the action, namely the two women officers DI Vivien Friend (Samantha Spiro, Tomorrow La Scala, The Bill) and DC Rosie McManus (Lindsey Coulson, Eastenders) who head up the otherwise all male Murder Investigation Team. Each gritty, hard-hitting episode begins with the discovery of a body and follows the investigation as it unfolds, with every shred of evidence explored and no stone left unturned as the team put murder under the microscope.
Heading the team for Series One is steely DI Vivien Friend and her more intuitive second-in-command, Rosie McManus; Series Two sees old-school copper Trevor Hands taking the reins under DCI Anna Wishart. Their approaches differ and sometimes clash, but all are polished professionals whose work demands a meticulous process of profiling, forensics and reconstruction - tracing the most intimate details of a victim's life to identify motive and murderer.
Whitechapel Series 4 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
DI Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones), DS Miles (Phil Davis) and unpaid historical advisor Edward Buchan (Steve Pemberton) have yet to make a conviction in Whitechapel, 'the birthplace of the serial killer'. This season sees the pressure become greater - and, this time, highly personal. The team are confronted by dark, twisted, gothic murders that reach right into their fears and superstitions... someone is killing suspected witches; flayed bodies suggest the murderer is more interested in the victims' skin than in their death; and the sewers of Whitechapel threaten with an additional layer of horror. In Whitechapel history isn't dead, it's deadly...
The Secret Agent / 1 Disc 300 Baht
The goings on of revolutionary groups in London during the late 19th century. Patrick Malahide plays the assistant commissioner of police who thinks before he acts, and who has an endearing love for his wife. David Suchet gives an interesting performance in the title role. If it weren't for the accent, it would be hard to believe that this sad, shambling character is played by the same fellow who has played Hercule Poirot for so many years. Warren Clarke and Peter Capaldi also shine with their very fine performances as Chief Inspector Heat and Vladamir.
The Village - Series 1 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
The Village is an epic drama series for BBC One starring Maxine Peake and John Simm, charting the life and turbulent times of one English village across the whole of the 20th century, written by Bafta-winning writer Peter Moffat. The Village charts the life and turbulent times on one English village throughout the twentieth century with the life and memories of one man, Bert Middleton, providing the backbone to the story as he lives across the entire hundred years. From boyhood to extreme old age Bert witnesses births and deaths, love and betrayal and the great political events and social upheaval that shaped and made Britain and his village what it is today.
Heartbeat Series 12 / 7 Discs 900 Baht
In this series, dramatic events lead PC Mike Bradley to bid farewell to Aidensfield, while young, ambitious PC Steve Crane arrives at Ashfordly station determined to prove his abilities. Guests include Lulu, William Gaunt, Geoff Hinsliff, and Jean Alexander - briefly returning as feisty farmer Lily Barton; the series also introduces the cast of Heartbeat's immensely popular spin-off, The Royal.
Heartbeat Series 11 / 6 Discs 900 Baht
Guest-starring Leslie Grantham, Celia Imrie, Peter Vaughan, Robert Glenister and Jan Francis, this series sees ex-CID man Dennis Merton replacing the newly promoted Sgt. Craddock. Facing some of Aidensfield s most dramatic situations, Mike and Dr. Tricia Summerbee discover an increasing mutual attraction - but a violent case has the potential to stop their relationship before it starts...
Top of the Lake / 2 Discs 600 Baht
A 12 year old girl, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a South Island lake in New Zealand. She is five months pregnant and wont say who the father is. Then she disappears. Robin Griffin is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called in to investigate. But as Robin becomes more and more obsessed with the search for Tui, she slowly begins to realise that finding Tui is tantamount to finding herself - a self she has kept well hidden. Set against one of the most amazing and untouched landscapes left on the planet, Top of the Lake is a powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness where the dream of paradise attracts it dark twin, the fall. Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Holy Hunter and Peter Mullan Written and Directed by Jane Campion
Call the Midwife - Series 2 / 3 Discs 700 Baht
"As touching, funny and life-affi rming as ever"--The Sun
knockout success..."--Daily Mail Weekend
Back to 1950s East End London for more touching and compelling stories from the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House. Its 1958 and the hard-working midwives of Nonnatus House continue to serve the crowded tenements and slums of Poplar. As they struggle with the challenges of poverty, domestic abuse and the spectre of TB, the midwives also face crises of their own. A chance encounter reunites Jenny with Jimmy; Chummy and P.C. Noakes face a dilemma over their imminent future; a tragic birth puts Cynthia in the spotlight and Trixie enjoys an all-too-tantalising taste of celebrity lifestyle.
Back at Nonnatus House, Sister Julienne struggles to keep the beleaguered convent on an even keel as dementia-stricken Sister Monica Joan finds comfort in the friendship of new orderly, Jane; Sister Bernadette experiences a spiritual crisis and Sister Evangelina puts her foot down regarding pain relief.
Vera - Series 3 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
ITV's critically acclaimed crime drama returns, starring multi-award winning actress Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope. Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by renowned writer Ann Cleeves, Vera and her team are faced with a series of daunting challenges.
The Chief - Series 2 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
All six episodes from the second series of the early 1990s ITV police drama series starring Tim Pigott-Smith as Chief Constable John Stafford. In this series, Stafford is back at work at Eastland station following his temporary suspension. As he continues to challenge what he regards as outmoded practices and attitudes, he and his deputy, Anne Stewart (Karen Archer), face more tense situations at the sharp end of policing.
The Chief - Series 3 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
Series three of this outstanding police procedural drama sees the role of Chief Constable passing from John Stafford (played by Tim Pigott-Smith) to former Metropolitan Deputy Assistant Commissioner Alan Cade (Martin Shaw The Professionals, Judge John Deed). This release contains all six episodes, originally transmitted in 1993. As John Stafford takes up a new position with Europol, Alan Cade replaces him as Chief Constable at Eastland, East Anglia; Anne Stewart continues as Cade s deputy. While Cade is every bit as capable as his predecessor, he finds that the challenge of frontline policing continues to be eclipsed by the pressure to manage ever-tighter budgets and justify expenditure. Sharing Stafford s tolerant but scrupulous approach, he also faces ongoing conflict with his superiors, and certain local politicians whose cavalier attitudes towards issues of civil liberties contrast sharply with his own.
George Gently - Series 4 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
It s 1966 and the world is changing fast... Martin Shaw plays one of the unsung heroes of detective fiction, Chief Inspector George Gently, whose passionate investigations reveal the dark underbelly of a society on the cusp of change. Lee Ingleby returns as Gently s contrasting sidekick Detective Sergeant John Bacchus. This two disc set includes both feature length episodes from the fourth series.
Law & Order: UK - Series 7 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
Georgia Taylor is defence barrister-turned-Crown Prosecutor Kate Barker, fresh from the more lucrative side of the courtroom. She may not look like the average prosecutor but Kate is straight-talking, charming and likeable--and very used to getting her own way. She is headstrong, experienced and not a fan of hierarchies; the perfect combination to infuriate her new associate Chief Prosecutor Jacob Thorne (Dominic Rowan). DI Wes Leyton (Joseph) has been in the force since the age of 18. He's been through it all and knows the only way to change things is from the inside. Newly appointed as DI, Wes is frustrated by the amount of time spent dealing with budget issues and filling in forms but he is determined to make a good job of it and get results. Wes and Ronnie (DS Ronnie Brooks played by Bradley Walsh) go way back and although they weren't best mates they share a similar outlook on life. But his partner DS Sam Casey (Paul Nicholls) isn't so sure of his new boss
This series sees the police and legal teams facing dramatic storylines including a devastating train crash, kidnap and child grooming. Top guest stars include Amanda Mealing, Patrick Baladi, Jan Francis, Ramon Tikaram, Ian Bleasdale and Daniel Casey.
Southcliffe / 1 Disc 300 Baht
A sudden inexplicable spate of shootings rips through the market town of Southcliffe. The lives of those left behind are torn apart. In this haunting four-part drama, a journalist reporting on the tragedy finds himself back in the small town he himself grew up in, looking for answers from the shattered community whilst trying to reconcile dark events from his own past.
Good Cop Mini Series / 2 Discs 600 Baht
When hard-working cop John Paul Rocksavage witnesses the brutal murder of his partner, he decides enough is enough. He can no longer stand by and let injustice reign. Some people deserve to die
Rocksavage is a beat cop in Liverpool city centre. When someone calls the police, its Rocksavage who responds, coming face to face with human life in all its extremes. But when his partner, Andy, is murdered in a frenzied, vicious attack while on duty, Rocksavage suddenly finds himself bound to respond, in a way he never thought himself capable of. Events have suddenly become very personal, and once hes crossed the line from law enforcer to lawbreaker theres no going back. Meting out a unique brand of justice, while reconciling his own demons, his killings are not random, but organic and necessary.
The Jury / 2 Discs 600 Baht
One of the most impressive series to appear on British television for a long time, The Jury is an invigorating shot in the arm for the crime genre. The premise is simple, focusing on the one part of the legal process that has hitherto been largely ignored: the jury. By concentrating on seven of the 12--their home lives and the pressure that such an undertaking places on them--this six-part series brings the courtroom action into sharper focus. The series revolves around the unfolding (and timely) trial of a young Sikh schoolboy accused of a racially motivated murder. Expertly steered by Derek Jacobi and Anthony Sher as the opposing lawyers, and allowed to develop over five-plus hours of screen time, the twists and turns of the case are riveting, and the outcome impossible to predict.
The seven interconnecting stories of the jurors are equally enthralling and would be more than enough to sustain most series on their own. Combine them with the courtroom action and you have a superb legal drama. But the depth of characterisation and quality of performance from all the cast is what gives The Jury its true edge. And thats what will ensure repeated viewing even after the initial suspense of the verdict has subsided.
Bob Servant Independent / 1 Disc 300 Baht
Mini Series. The Scottish town of Broughty Ferry doesnt know whats hit it. The sudden death of the sitting MP has resulted in a by-election that could change the political map of the UK. Bob Servant has been waiting his whole life for this level of attention and hes willing to do anything to keep it. Bob sells himself as a man of the people but doesnt really like people. He also has absolutely no understanding of the political process and uses the by-election campaign as a heaven sent opportunity for self-promotion. While the bewildered Broughty Ferry locals watch on, Bob and his long-suffering best pal and campaign manager Frank, attempt to pull off the greatest political shock of all.
"A total joy from start to finish original, sharp, superbly acted and gloriously funny. A little gem of a comedy, dont miss it."--The Times
"Cox is clearly having a whale of a time and his relish is infectious
He may even do for Dundee what Alan Partridge did for Norwich"--The Scotsman
"An incredibly funny script, unforgettable one-liners, and Brian Cox (Bob) and Jonathan Watson (Frank) are an impeccable double act. Brilliant"--TV Times
Gene Hackman Collection / 5 Discs 700 Baht
A box set of five Gene Hackman films: 'Heist', 'The Unforgiven (Special Edtion)', 'Absolute Power', 'Under Suspicion' and 'Extreme Measures'.
This collection brings together five stellar films starring Hollywood heavyweight Gene Hackman. Included in this set are: UNFORGIVEN, Clint Eastwood's classic western; labyrinthine thriller HEIST, written and directed by David Mamet; EXTREME MEASURES with Hugh Grant; UNDER SUSPICION featuring Morgan Freeman; and ABSOLUTE POWER, again directed by and starring Clint Easwood.
Tthis is a great package set I am a huge fan of Gene Hackman he is truth one of the best actors around it sucks that he has now retired. this set contains the heist, unforgiven special edition,absolute power,under suspicion and extreme measures.A must have if you are a fan of Gene hackmans.' Film Night
Kennedy / 2 Discs 500 Baht
Made in 1983, the US TV mini-series Kennedy has Martin Sheen playing a president well before his stint on The West Wing. All of the momentous events of JFK's remarkable term are covered (with actual news footage used to excellent effect), but it is the portrayal of the entire Kennedy family as real, flawed people that gives Kennedy its power. The Kennedys gossip, snipe, joke and bother each other like a real family rather than rigid historical figures or threadbare caricatures. Sheen plays JFK as a man with lofty ideals who is more than willing to dirty his hands to serve his greater purpose. Blair Brown plays Jacqueline Kennedy with a shrewd understanding of politics, but also a whiff of vanity. In addition to the strong performances by both leads, Vincent Gardenia gives a brilliant performance as J Edgar Hoover: stiff, quirky and strange, prurient and moralistic at the same time and boiling with hatred
KENNEDY covers momentous events including the abortive invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, the turmoil of violent racial conflict, the escalation of America s involvement in Vietnam and the Missile Crisis. It also explores the private life of the man - the tragic death of his son aged only 39 hours, and his chronic womanising, scrutinised by the FBI under the leadership of the sinister and obsessive J. Edgar Hoover.
Nominated for three Golden Globes / Top-rated NBC mini-series starring a young Martin Sheen
Heartbeat - Series 9 / 6 Discs 900 Baht
Set during the 1960s in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield, this phenomenally popular series interweaves crime and medical storylines, with colourful regular characters that viewers took to their hearts, illustrious guests and a wonderfully nostalgic soundtrack.
Staple Sunday-night viewing for two decades, Heartbeat scooped many prestigious awards including Best Performing Peak-Time Drama in 1999 (beating Coronation Street), and several ITV Programme of the Year awards. Attracting a peak audience of 14 million and spawning a highly successful spin-off, The Royal, the series has garnered a devoted following and remains prime-time viewing world-wide.
This ninth series finds PC Mike Bradley and feisty solicitor Jackie planning a quiet wedding, while district nurse Maggie comes to terms with life as a single mum, and barmaid Gina continues to be unlucky in love. Charlotte Church, Judy Cornwell, Phyllis Logan and George Sewell guest-star, with Take That's Gary Barlow appearing in the series 150th edition.
Heartbeat - Series 10 / 6 Discs 900 Baht
Set during the 1960s in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield, this phenomenally popular series stars Jason Durr as PC Mike Bradley, the former Metropolitan Police officer whose work now takes him into the heart of rural community life.
Staple Sunday-night viewing for two decades, with colourful regular characters that viewers took to their heart, illustrious guest stars and a wonderfully nostalgic soundtrack, Heartbeat scooped many prestigious awards including Best Performing Peak-Time Drama in 1999 (beating Coronation Street), and several ITV Programme of the Year awards. Attracting a peak audience of 14 million and spawning a highly successful spin-off, The Royal, the series has garnered a devoted following and remains prime-time viewing world-wide.
Guest-starring John Nettles, David Essex, Russ Abbot, Jean Alexander and Susan Jameson, among others, this series sees Mike and solicitor Jackie settling into married life, and new doctor Tricia Summerbee arriving at Ashfordly Hospital. There's romance for Gina and PC Phil Bellamy and a dramatic change of scene for Greengrass, while at the station Sergeant Craddock and his team face some of their toughest cases yet...
Yes Prime Minister 2013 / 1 Disc 300 Baht
Brand New Yes Prime Minister! With European economies going down the toilet, a tempting energy deal from an unusual source, a leadership crisis with his coalition partners, a Scottish independence referendum and the greatest moral dilemma he has ever faced... there's lots for Hacker to deal with.
The ultimately powerful but beleaguered Prime Minister is once again 'assisted' by his impenetrably loquacious Cabinet Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, and torn but sensible Principal Private Secretary, Bernard Woolley. There is one person definitely on his side though: Policy Unit Head, Claire Sutton.
The six episodes are set in Chequers, the country residence of the Prime Minister and observe the unfolding drama as Hacker tries to negotiate Britain out of a financial crisis.
The Blackheath Poisonings / 1 Disc 300 Baht
All three parts of the Victorian murder mystery mini-series starring Zoe Wanamaker and Patrick Malahide. The wealthy Collard and Vandervent families may be outwardly respectable, but inwardly they seethe with lust and greed. When Roger Vandervent (James Faulkner) dies in mysterious circumstances, his son Paul (Christien Anholt) sets out to investigate, uncovering a string of secrets and lies that will ultimately tear the families apart.
The Tube - Best of / 2 Discs 600 Baht
Compilation of highlights from the classic 1980s music programme, presented by Paula Yates and Jools Holland, featuring classic performances from The Jam, Culture Club, Robert Palmer, Soft Cell, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, Madness, and many more.
The Goodies ...At Last - Back For More, Again / 2 Discs 600 Baht
In 1970, the Goodies unleashed their legendary blend of surreal sketches, strikingly topical satire, slapstick and general lunacy on an unsuspecting viewing public. Capturing the irreverent and rebellious flavour of the decade, this phenomenally popular, BAFTA-nominated series spread its mischief over twelve years, nine series and numerous specials, making household names of creators, writers and performers Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor. Celebrating the series fortieth anniversary, this volume comprises eight of the best episodes from rescuing kidnapped musicians to defending Camelot (against town planners!), from creating honest advertising to fighting a ban on fun instigated by an all-too-real puppet government, this is television comedy at its undeniable best! This set comes with a brand-new booklet by archive television historian Andrew Pixley. Episodes featured: Cecily, The Music Lovers, The New Office, Goodies Rule - Ok?, Camelot, It Might As Well Be String, 2001 And A Bit and Royal Command.
Murder on the Home Front / 1 Disc 300 Baht
Set during the London Blitz of 1940, Murder on the Home Front is a vibrant, original crime drama. This is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities. As the Luftwaffe drop their bombs, below people are literally getting away with murder. Dr Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy) is a pathologist new to murder cases, obsessed with pursuing the truth through all means available. He is often at the cutting edge of new thinking in pathology from chemical tests to the controversial inclusion of the study of the psyche. Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) is not only the first secretary to a pathologist, she is the first woman allowed into a very male world. All Lennox knows is that she has a strong stomach, 60 words a minute and a keen brain. When together they discover a serial killer at large under cover of the Blitz, Lennox has his work cut out convincing the police to have faith in his methods and theories.
The Palace - Series 1 / 3 Discs 700 Baht
The Palace - Series 1 DVD contains the first installment of episodes from this witty and intriguing Royal drama, which reveals the dysfunctional truth behind the world's most famous family. The show begins with Prince Richard IV's (Rupert Evans) sudden accession to the throne following the unexpected death of his father, King James III. Young, accustomed to a more carefree lifestyle, and a little unconventional (in a Royal sense anyway), King Richard finds himself under immense pressure to quickly deal with his grief, fend off unwanted attention from the Press, battle against jealous siblings, and deal with family members who aren't confident in his ability to take the Crown. Alongside Evans, The Palace - Series 1 stars Jane Asher (as the widowed Queen Charlotte), Sophie Winkleman (as Princess Elanor, Richard's envious older sister), Sebastian Armesto (as Prince George) and Nathalie Lunghi (as the younger Princess Isabelle).
Luther - Series 3 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
LUTHER is back, in two distinctive, thrilling crime stories, unfolding over four episodes. Review 'Right now, Luther is just about the best cop show on TV. Idris Elba is a very strong prescence and it is impossible to imagine anyone else in the role. Let's hope there is more to come as there is plenty of life left yet but I'm not sure if Luther and Alice should become an item. In fact, they definitely shouldn't as their relationship would lose it's edge. Top quality drama at it's very best.'
The Thick Of It - Series 4 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
The Thick of It is a modern day classic of British TV and is great if you're a fan of either politics or comedy, although if you have a good understanding of British politics, you're bound to understand more of the references.
If you have never seen the show before, treat yourself and watch it from the beginning. It'll definitely help with knowing more about the characters.
Season four may not be the strongest series overall, as the opening episodes start off a little weaker than what is to come, but it soon picks up the pace and the latter episodes are up there with the best of them
Season 4 is quite a bit different to the previous series, largely because the previous ones have focused on the (fictional) Labour government. But, as The Thick of It always stays topical, we're now treated to the same show `coalition style.' This has attracted some criticism from fans, not liking the new set-up. However, I found it the natural progression of the show and the fact that it still works is a reminder of just how flexible the show really is.
The last couple of episodes are a little different to the rest as they're based on the Leverson enquiry - these ones aren't `laugh out loud funny,' but they're an integral part of the story and foreshadows what is to come.
Shadow Dancer / 1 Disc 300 Baht
Single mother Collette McVeigh is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer (Mac) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. With her son's life in her hands, Collette chooses to place her trust in Mac and return home, but when her brothers' secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in grave danger. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: British Independent Film Awards, ...Shadow Dancer
A Touch of Frost / Series 12 (13) An Endangered species / 1 Disc 300 Baht
Part of series 12 or the missing series 13! A Touch Of Frost - Endangered Species is one of the later episodes in this award winning cops and crime drama series. The show is based on the novels by R. D. Wingfield, and David Jason stars in the lead role of gruff and tough Detective Inspector Jack Frost. He is joined by Bruce Alexander (who plays the incredibly officious Superintendent Norman Mullett), Blake Ritson (as DC Robert Presley, Frost's sidekick), and John Lyons (DS Toolan, another colleague). Set in a fictitious and dreary town called Denton, "A Touch of Frost" contains a good dose of humour. Each episode features plots related to violence and/or murder, and Frost's pursuit of the ladies is another fairly regular sub-plot in the show.
Run Mini Series / 2 Discs 600 Baht
Reviews ' This was absolutely superb. Olivia Coleman is at her absolute best as a single mother surviving on the margins of society. For me though, it was the equally brilliant German actress, Katharina Schuttler, who stole the show. I last saw her in 'The Promise'..
If the first episode is anything to go by, I can't wait to see the rest! I was gripped. The programme was fast paced and totally believable.
Original Channel4 Drama Starring: Olivia Colman (Peep Show),Lennie James (Line of Duty), Jaime Winstone (True Love), Katharina Schüttler (The Promise) and Katie Leung (Harry Potter)
Painting a compelling picture of modern-day life, Run is an original four-part drama coming soon to Channel4 that weaves together the stories of four seemingly unconnected people facing life-changing decisions in a world where every choice is a luxury.
Carol (Olivia Colman, Broadchurch, Twenty Twelve, The Accused, Rev, Tyrannosaur, Peep Show) is a tough single mother striving to keep her family together. When her teenage sons commit an act of random violence that ends in the death of a stranger, Carol faces the impossible choice of protecting her children or doing the right thing.
Ying (Katie Leung, Harry Potter, Wild Swans) is an illegal Chinese immigrant who sells pirated DVDs and stolen phones on the streets of London in the hope of making a life for herself in the UK. But first she must pay her debts to the Snakehead gang who smuggled her into Britain. When an immigration raid leaves her with no friends, no home and no money, an unlikely relationship begins which could offer Ying a way out.
Richard (Lennie James, Line of Duty, The Walking Dead) is a recovering heroin addict who spends every day struggling to stay clean. Only one thing spurs him on -- the possibility of re-establishing contact with his teenage daughter. Faced with the prospect of never seeing her again, Richard is torn between returning to the world of addiction or salvaging the only relationship that matters to him.
Kasia (Katharina Schüttler, The Promise) is a young Polish woman who came to London filled with hope. Years later she is still working as a cleaner, struggling to make ends meet and contending with a gambling addict for a boyfriend. Her world is rocked when she discovers that he has been killed in a vicious attack. Even worse, she unearths his secret relationship with another woman, Tara (Jaime Winstone, True Love), a night-club stripper. Left alone to clean up the mess, Kasia finds herself in grave danger.
Raw and uncompromising, but full of humanity and hope, Run is a powerful take on inner city life and how every choice we make has consequences for those around us.
Without Motive / 4 Discs 800 Baht
A detectives desperate hunt for a serial killer
Detective Constable Jack Mowbray (Ross Kemp, EastEnders) has seen a lot of disturbing things on the job. But somehow the family man has never taken it home with himuntil now. In this complete two-series set, the brutal murder of a young woman in Bristol sets off a chain of events that may change Mowbray forever and tear his family apart.
When the Bristol murder is linked to a series of recent killings, the investigating team grows to more than a dozen detectives and just as many petty jealousies and full-blown rivalries. Mowbrays boss, DCS Henderson (Kenneth Cranham, Rome, Layer Cake), keeps the pressure on as it becomes clear that the latest killing will not be the last. Mowbray and his colleagues race to find a predator who will strike againwithout apparent motive. A ratings winner in the U.K., Series 1 follows the hunt for the serial killer, while Series 2 searches for a copycat criminal.
'Hard-hitting' The Express (U.K.) 'Intense
will grip you' Daily Record (U.K.)
Case Histories - Series 2 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
Jason Isaacs stars as Kate Atkinson's private investigator, Jackson Brodie, in Case Histories returning to the beautiful streets of Edinburgh.
In this celebrated and unique crime drama, Brodie delves into more dark tragedies of the past which continue to resonate in the present. In series two, Jacksons life doesnt get any simpler. As he brings optimism and resolution to the lost and bereaved, Jackson continues to struggle with his own past and present. A professional mistake born of personal confusion comes back to haunt him with repercussions for his integrity and his relationship with Louise Monroe. With inimitable warmth and wit, Jackson looks for love, complicated by a new woman in his life, the reappearance of Julia Land and an increasingly precocious daughter. But his most heroic act seems destined to become his biggest obstacle.
The Second Coming / 1 Disc 300 Baht
2 part drama with Christopher Eccleston stars as Steve, a Manchester City fan who thinks he is the Son of God, after spending 40 days and 40 nights out in the wilderness of Saddleworth Moor, the burial ground for the victims of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, Steve experiences a revelation which convinces him that he is the Messiah. He then returns to the city and begins to spread the word of God, performing miracles on live television, turning daytime into night, and finally ascending to Heaven from Maine Road football stadium.
My Brother Jonathan / 2 Discs 600 Baht
Daniel Day-Lewis plays Jonathan, the ungainly, neglected eldest son of a family living in the Black Country. His younger brother Harold is everything he is not - athletic, handsome and clever. Despite the favoritism shown to Harold, the two boys build a close friendship that lasts a lifetime and ends in tragedy. Based on the novel by Francis Brett Young.
Breaking Bad - Season 1 to 4
Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston stars as Walter White, a down-on-his-luck chemistry teacher struggling to make ends meet for his wife (Anna Gunn) and physically challenged son (RJ Mitte). Everything changes when Walter receives a startling diagnosis: terminal lung cancer. With only a few years to live and nothing to lose, Walter uses his training as a chemist to cook and sell crystal meth with one of his former students (Aaron Paul). As his status grows, so do his lies, but Walt will stop at nothing to make sure his family is taken care of after he's gone, even if it means putting all their lives on the line. Executive produced by Vince Gilligan and Mark Johnson.
Daniel Day-Lewis - Triple Pack / 2 discs 600 Baht
BBC Home Entertainment is proud to present three rare, early works of Academy Awardr winner Daniel Day-Lewis, illustrating this great actor's profound ability to reinvent himself over and over. How Many Miles to Babylon is the story of two Irishmen - Alex Moore (Day-Lewis), a protestant, and his childhood friend Jerry, a Catholic, who enter WW1 as soldiers and see their friendship tested as they experience the harsh realities of war. The Insurance Man, directed by Richard Eyre from a screenplay by Alan Bennett, shows Day-Lewis as an insurance bureaucrat in 1945 Prague caught in a tale of government intrigue and corruption. In Dangerous Corner, Day-Lewis plays advertising executive Gordon Whitehouse, who, with friends at a country retreat, sees the disastrous repercussions of one guest's chance remark.
The Event / 6 Discs 700 Baht
Suspenseful, mysterious and action-packed, The Event is "a Lost meets 24 thrill-ride" (OK! Magazine). When everyman Sean Walker goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a massive government conspiracy that is bigger than the President himself. Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Blair Underwood (The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Laura Innes (ER) star in this epic series from the executive producer of 24. With "great effects and stunning twists" (The Oakland Tribune), The Event is unlike anything you've ever seen before!, all 22 thrilling episodes. TV Version.
The Practice, Seasons 3,4,5,6 Collectors Item / 22 Discs 2,700 Baht
All episodes of Seasons Three, Four, Five, Six of this classic David E.Kelley series. Collectors item on 23 Discs. TV Version.
The Sopranos / The complete collection
For six seasons, fans have devotedly watched Tony Soprano deal with the difficulties of balancing his home life with the criminal organization he leads. Audiences everywhere tuned in to see the mob, the food, the family, and who was next to be whacked. Celebrate the show that Vanity Fair called, "the greatest show in TV history".
Mad Dogs 3 / 1 Disc 300 Baht
Mad Dogs III picks up where series II ends with the boys desperate attempts to escape the island resulting in them being even further away from home and safety than they were before. Worse, they seem to have infiltrated a drug cartel and are now under the watchful eye of shady government ops. It seems the only possible chance for salvation is a witness protection programme, a new identity and the promise that the friends sever ties with each other. But how long is it before one of them buckles making contact and the past starts catching up with them; all over again? The boys might be out of the Beleriac light, but theyre heading straight into the heart of darkness
Will the Mad Dogs ever get home?
Scott & Bailey - Series 3 / 2 Discs 600 Baht
Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp return in the hit ITV drama
The professional and personal lives of DC Rachel Bailey and DC Janet Scott continue to bring drama, surprises and gripping tension. Janet begins to get her life in order to concentrate on her role as acting DS. Meanwhile Rachel, who has been facing scrutiny over her brothers murder of her ex-boyfriend, has settled uneasily into sharing her life with Sean.
But the detectives are about to feel the heat. Rob Waddington (Danny Miller) arrives as a permanent DS, Rachels devil-may-care attitude threatens her relationship with Janet and the ongoing murder case comes to a head in a shocking, thrilling climax.
Includes behind-the-scenes extra.
Fallen Angel / 2 Discs 600 Baht
Fallen Angel (2007) is the story of a woman serial killer, by director David Dury, starring Charles Dance, Emilia Fox and Clare Holman. It is based on the "Roth Trilogy" (2006), by Andrew Taylor, which is a chilly psychological drama about the making of a murderer. The movie is divided into three episodes, each representing one part of Rosemary Byfield's life: from nowadays back to her early childhood. As the movie progresses, so unfolds the story of the Byfield family in the Roth parish, each time a decade earlier. Rosemary's father, countryside vicar David Byfield (Charles Dance), is an ambitious clergyman, with a huge appetite for life (especially for women), whose brilliant theological mind costs him more troubles than satisfaction.
Ice Cream Girls / 1 Disc 200 Baht
Serena leaves Leeds with her doctor husband Evan and their daughter Vee to be close to their terminally ill mother Rachel in the seaside town in which Serena was raised. When the police stop her for speeding Serena panics and it becomes evident that she has a past. A decade and a half earlier,as a school-girl,she had an affair with sexy teacher Marcus Hansley though he forced himself on her and ended up being stabbed to death. At the same time as Serena's return another woman Poppy Carlisle is released from prison after being sentenced for Marcus's murder and goes to live with her mother Liz and stepfather Jim in their pub in the same town. She is befriended by Al,a lifeguard. Poppy has always claimed she was innocent of the murder and seeks out Serena's husband,visiting him as a new patient. TV VERSION not released on DVD.
House of Cards / 4 Discs 700 Baht
Based on the British series of the same name, which in turn was based on the book by Michael Dobbs, House Of Cards is the kind of series that immediately grabs attention simply by the nature of who's involved with it. With Fight Club and Seven director David Fincher behind the camera, and Kevin Spacey leading an excellent cast in front of it, there's a real calibre to the talent here. TV VERSION
Waking The Dead Series 7 / 3 Discs 600 Baht
All six stories from the seventh series of the BBC police drama starring Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston and Wil Johnson. The Cold Case team is made up of a group of dedicated police officers who use cutting-edge forensic technology and old-fashioned police work to reinvestigate old cases where every lead has come to a dead end. Episodes are: 'Missing Persons', 'Sins', 'Duty and Honour', 'Skin', 'Wounds' and 'Pieta'.
The case may be cold, but the criminal can still be caught Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, and Wil Johnson star in Waking the Dead, the Emmy award-winning crime drama in which The Cold Case Squad must reopen unsolved cases and try to find the killers using modernised methods and skills. TV VERSION
Following major advances in forensic science, psychological profiling and technology, the chances of solving mysterious cases that have long lain dormant are better than ever. Leading The Cold Case Squad is DSI Peter Boyd (Trevor Eve) who, with his team of dedicated professionals - psychological profiler Dr Grace Foley (Johnston) and DI Spencer Jordan (Johnson) - is determined to hunt down the ruthless killers and criminals of yesterday who thought they'd got away with it.
In this series, DSI Boyd and his Cold Case Squad enter the visceral worlds of international terrorism, private military contractors, the penal system and sex offenders, Navajo rituals, people trafficking and neo Nazi politics to close more previously unsolved cases.
Series 7 of this popular drama offers more dark, gripping tales of murder mystery.
London Boulevard / 1 Disc 300 Baht
Mitchell (Colin Farell) has just been released from prison. The one thing he has realised is that he never wants to go back, so when 'old friends' offer him work at his release party he is reluctant to accept. Meanwhile, young starlet Charlotte (Keira Knightley) needs someone a bit 'handy' around her property to keep out the hounding paparazzi and hires Mitchell to mind the fences. Mitchell's attempt to go straight is thrown off track when his past catches up to him and places his new employer in peril, will he manage to shake off his reputation and begin afresh with Charlotte?
London Boulevard is a sinuous London Gangster-movie with an all-star cast. Ray Winstone (The Departed) plays the sharp-suited and even sharper-tongued mob-boss with great aplomb. The stunning Anna Friel plays Mitchell's alcoholic sister. TV VERSION
The Borgias Season 3 / 3 Discs 600 Baht
Oscarr winner Jeremy Irons stars in THE BORGIAS, the saga of history's most infamous crime family. Conspiring with his ruthless sons and poisonously seductive daughter, the charismatic Rodrigo Borgia will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his relentless quest for wealth and power. Mercilessly cruel and defiantly decadent, intimidation and murder are his weapons of choice in his scandalous ascension to the papacy in Renaissance-era Italy.
It doesn't get bitchier, nastier, bloodier or better made than this Showtime series. This true life crime family wrote the book on it in the 1500's. Jeremy irons has never been better! For those who have not seen - pleasure awaits. TV VERSION