Monthly Archiv: August, 2023

The Missing Postman COMPLETE mini series

The Missing Postman COMPLETE mini series

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115272/

Clive Peacock is a postman in a small seaside town in Dorset. He’s happy in his job and doesn’t want it to change. But new technology is being introduced in his sorting office. Since he can’t drive, and since deliveries by bicycle are deemed to be "old fashioned", he is offered early retirement. But he doesn’t want to retire. On his last day, he collects the post from the pillar box… and decides to deliver it by hand himself as a protest. And so he starts out on a long journey by bike all around Britain, delivering each letter personally. He is hotly pursued by the police (who want to arrest him for "stealing Her Majesty’s mail") and by the media (who see a great human interest story and turn him into a celebrity). But he manages to stay one step ahead of them, making many friends along the way.

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The Jensen Code COMPLETE S01

The Jensen Code COMPLETE S01

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0346303/

Sixteen-year-old Terry Connor is sent, along with some friends, to an Outward Bound centre. On his first day there Terry is taken potholing by the senior instructor, Alex. All goes well until, 100 feet underground, Alex goes to search for the torch that Terry has dropped. Hours pass, and, to Terry s shock, when Alex finally returns he has no recollection of having been absent. Terry suspects something sinister is taking place it is surely no coincidence that there is a secret Ministry of Defence establishment nearby. But just how dangerous his curiosity will be becomes clear when he learns the truth about the ‘Jensen Code’… The Jensen Code was a highly unusual children s thriller, written by Carey Harrison (author son of actor Rex Harrison), and starring David (Dai) Bradley, the BAFTA-winning young star of Kes, as the teenager who unwittingly uncovers a terrifying space-age espionage project.

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Strumpet City COMPLETE S01

Strumpet City COMPLETE S01

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233110/

A panoramic saga of Dublin life during one of its most turbulent eras

From the drawing rooms of the bourgeoisie, where the well-to-do clung to Victorian notions of class and privilege, to the miseries of the tenements, where poor families crowded into single rooms, Dublin in the early 1900s was as combustible as bone-dry tinder. Then labor organizer and modern Irish hero Jim Larkin arrived to light the match.

This acclaimed Irish drama recreates the era through a cast of unforgettable characters from every part of city life. Country-girl Mary, for whom Dublin is the land of opportunity and love. Hard-working Fitz, model of the loyal and abused trade unionist. Wretched but colorful Rashers Tierney. The cultivated, self-righteous Bradshaws. Well-meaning but misguided Father O’Connor and jaded Father Giffley, movingly portrayed by stage and screen legend Cyril Cusack.

Based on the enduring and popular novel by James Plunkett, Strumpet City also stars Frank Grimes, David Kelly, and Bryan Murray, with special appearances by Peter Ustinov as King Edward VII and Peter O’Toole as Jim Larkin.

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The Last Kingdom COMPLETE S 1-2-3-4-5

The Last Kingdom COMPLETE S 1-2-3-4-5

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4179452/

The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the command of King Alfred. Against this turbulent backdrop lives our hero, Uhtred. Born the son of a Saxon nobleman, he is captured by the Danes and raised as one of their own. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested. What is he? Saxon or Dane? On a quest to reclaim his birthright, Uhtred must tread a dangerous path between both sides if he is to play his part in the birth of a new nation and, ultimately, recapture his ancestral lands.

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The History Man COMPLETE mini series

The History Man COMPLETE mini series

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081898/

Antony Sher stars in The History Man, the BBC’s critically acclaimed four-part drama series based on Malcolm Bradbury’s savagely satirical novel of seventies campus life.

Sher plays the moustachio’d Howard Kirk, left-wing Marxist, promiscuous womaniser and bully. An ambitious sociology lecturer, he delights in stirring up revolutionary feelings at the University of Watermouth, manipulating students, colleagues and lovers alike to further his career. The supporting cast features Geraldine James as Kirk’s equally open minded but disenchanted wife; Paul Brooke as his hapless friend Henry; with Miriam Margolyes and Michael Hordern among his teaching colleagues. Adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton, Bradbury’s scathing novel is ‘one of the most influential of the 1970s’ (Guardian).

Legendary British actor Antony Sher shot to stardom for his unforgettable portrayal of the libidinous and ruthless Kirk in this biting satire of the permissive society, now hailed as a classic series and a faithful adaptation of a seminal novel.

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