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8 items from 2012


'Wild Geese' star Sir Roger Moore on making the action classic, now out on Blu-ray

10 December 2012 1:01 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Star-studded action movies don’t get much more studded with stars than 1978′s The Wild Geese. Filmed, controversially at the time, in South Africa the film finds big screen legends Richard Harris, Richard Burton, and Sir Roger Moore playing mercenaries recruited by Stewart Granger’s sinister merchant banker to rescue the imprisoned president of an central African state. Does all go to plan? It very much does not — and in a manner which involves some of the most thrilling action sequences of the era.

Tomorrow, Severin Films is releasing the Andrew McLaglen-directed film in an extras-packed Blu-ray/DVD set »

- Clark Collis

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Win Enid Blyton's Famous Five Collector's Edition Series 1 and 2 boxset on DVD

31 July 2012 5:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the classic children's book series Famous Five, Koch Media are releasing all 26 episodes of the 1970s ITV series Enid Blyton's Famous Five in a Collector's Edition DVD boxset on August 6th, and to celebrate we have two copies up for grabs in our latest giveaway. Read on for a synopsis, clip and details of how to enter...

Meet the Famous Five: Julian (Marcus Harris), Dick (Gary Russell), Anne (Jennifer Thanisch), their cousin George (Michelle Gallagher) and her dog Timmy.

Ruined castles and rolling moors; mysterious islands and hidden caves: the five can find adventure wherever they are. Join them at Kirrin Cottage, or away on their holidays as they encounter smugglers, scoundrels and spies. Thankfully, Uncle Quentin and Aunt Fanny are always around to offer lashings of ginger beer.

Based on the best-selling Enid Blyton series of books, this classic 70’s TV series »

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Win Enid Blyton's Famous Five Series 2 on DVD

22 June 2012 1:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the classic children's book series Famous Five, Koch Media are releasing the original 1970s ITV series Enid Blyton's Famous Five on DVD, with series 2 hitting shelves on Monday June 25th and to celebrate we have three copies of the DVD set up for grabs in our latest giveaway. Read on for a synopsis, clip and details of how to enter...

Meet the Famous Five: Julian (Marcus Harris), Dick (Gary Russell), Anne (Jennifer Thanisch), their cousin George (Michelle Gallagher) and her dog Timmy.

Ruined castles and rolling moors; mysterious islands and hidden caves: the five can find adventure wherever they are. Join them at Kirrin Cottage, or away on their holidays as they encounter smugglers, scoundrels and spies. Thankfully, Uncle Quentin and Aunt Fanny are always around to offer lashings of ginger beer.

Based on the best-selling Enid Blyton series of books, this classic »

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Win: Celebrate 70 years of Enid Blyton with the Famous Five Series One on DVD

15 May 2012 7:11 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the DVD release of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five Series 1 on May 21st, we’ve been given three copies of the show to give away. The release includes all 13 episodes of the classic 70’s TV show and has been released to celebrate 70 years of Enid Blyton.

The series was originally broadcast on ITV over two series in 1978 and 1979 and this year marks the 70th anniversary of the release of the Famous Five series of books.

Meet the Famous Five: Julian (Marcus Harris), Dick (Gary Russell), Anne (Jennifer Thanisch), their cousin George (Michelle Gallagher) and her dog Timmy. Ruined castles and rolling moors; mysterious islands and hidden caves: the five can find adventure wherever they are. Join them at Kirrin Cottage, or away on their holidays as they encounter smugglers, scoundrels and spies. Thankfully, Uncle Quentin and Aunt Fanny are always around to offer lashings of ginger beer. »

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Win Enid Blyton's Famous Five Series 1 on DVD

13 May 2012 11:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To coincide with the 70th anniversary of the release of the Famous Five series of books, Enid Blyton’s Famous Five Series 1 - which features all 13 episodes of the classic 70s TV show - is coming to DVD here in the UK on May 21st and to celebrate we have three copies to give away to our readers courtesy of Koch Media. Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter this fantastic giveaway...

Meet the Famous Five: Julian (Marcus Harris), Dick (Gary Russell), Anne (Jennifer Thanisch), their cousin George (Michelle Gallagher) and her dog Timmy.

Ruined castles and rolling moors; mysterious islands and hidden caves: the five can find adventure wherever they are. Join them at Kirrin Cottage, or away on their holidays as they encounter smugglers, scoundrels and spies. Thankfully, Uncle Quentin and Aunt Fanny are always around to offer lashings of ginger beer.

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The Bed Sitting Room (1969)

10 April 2012 3:47 PM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Directed by Richard Lester

Written by John Antrobus, Adapted by Charles Wood, based on the play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus

Featuring (in order of height) Rita Tushingham, Dudley Moore, Harry Secombe, Arthur Lowe, Roy Kinnear, Spick Milligan, Ronald Fraser, Jimmy Edwards, Michael Hordern, Peter Cook, Ralph Richardson

If listing cast members by order of height seems rather absurd, welcome to The Bed Sitting Room. That’s how the film opens and it just gets stranger from there. It’s possibly the oddest post apocalyptic tale ever filmed, short of Six String Samurai, though not as much fun.

After the credits roll, the film opens on a BBC anchorman (Thornton), dressed in a suit from mid-chest up, (Thornton) knocking at a makeshift door in the middle of a field of mud. Invited in by the inhabitant, the anchorman squats behind a hollowed out television and announces the third (or »

- Chris McMillan

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The Bed Sitting Room (1969)

9 April 2012 9:19 PM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Directed by Richard Lester

Written by John Antrobus, Adapted by Charles Wood, based on the play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus

Featuring (in order of height) Rita Tushingham, Dudley Moore, Harry Secombe, Arthur Lowe, Roy Kinnear, Spick Milligan, Ronald Fraser, Jimmy Edwards, Michael Hordern, Peter Cook, Ralph Richardson

If listing cast members by order of height seems rather absurd, welcome to The Bed Sitting Room. That’s how the film opens and it just gets stranger from there. It’s possibly the oddest post apocalyptic tale ever filmed, short of Six String Samurai, though not as much fun.

After the credits roll, the film opens on a BBC anchorman (Thornton), dressed in a suit from mid-chest up, (Thornton) knocking at a makeshift door in the middle of a field of mud. Invited in by the inhabitant, the anchorman squats behind a hollowed out television and announces the third (or »

- Chris McMillan

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Upstairs Downstairs and the politics of work | Joe Moran

27 February 2012 7:37 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Today's arguments about job snobs are strangely reminiscent of what used to be called the servant problem

Ronald Fraser, who died earlier this month, was an oral historian who, in his haunting book, In Search of a Past, focused his researches on his own privileged childhood. Through long interviews with the servants who used to look after him and transcripts of sessions with his psychoanalyst, his book unravels the tortuous dynamic between employers and servants in the manor house near Aldermaston where he was brought up in the years leading up to and during the second world war.

This period coincides with that covered by the current BBC series Upstairs Downstairs, although that is set in Belgravia rather than Berkshire. A common objection to Sunday night dramas from the era of domestic service is that they paint a roseate picture of life below stairs, contributing to a paternalist myth that »

- Joe Moran

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