Monday, July 21, 2008

DAILY NEWS 21/07/08

DAILY NEWS
Are You Being Served S7 DVD
Before the days of “Suits you sir!” came “I’m free!” the well known and Much-repeated catchphrase of British comedy favourite Are You Being Served?. The catchphrase was made famous by Mr Humphries, the camp senior sales assistant played by John Inman. Enjoy the seventh series of this classic sitcom on DVD from 25th August 2008.

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Vampyr (Masters Of Cinema) Is Released On DVD On 25 August 2008 A new digital transfer of master Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer's horror masterpiece in its original aspect ratio, which has only previously been circulated incomplete and in tattered prints is presented in the latest film restoration for the first time on DVD in the UK on the Masters of Cinema Series from Eureka Entertainment.

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Wild At Heart Is Back For A Fourth Series
The Trevanions are back at Leopard’s Den for a fourth series of the much-loved, ratings winning ITV drama WILD AT HEART and this series there is

a new vet on the scene.

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2 Stories From Armchair Thriller
Network have announced the next two DVD installments in the hugely popular ITV suspense anthology. Armchair Thriller: The Girl Who Walked Quickly (12) and Fear Of God (PG), will be released on 11th August 2008.

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Alfred Hitchcock's Sabotage
Legendary director Alfred Hitchcock is best known for his high profile thrillers, horrors and espionage chillers and use of icy, beautiful, blonde Hollywood movie stars. But before Hollywood, his huge body of work in England is as much masterpieces of their own right as his better known oeuvres from Hollywood. Network is releasing Alfred Hitchcock’s Sabotage (PG) on DVD on 18th August 2008

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Julie Walters (Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story; Mamma Mia!) is set to star in A Short Stay In Switzerland for BBC One, a drama inspired by the true story of Dr Anne Turner by award-winning writer Frank McGuinness.

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Starting on August 1, Channel 4 is to broadcast a month-long season of shows designed to break new creative talent. Dubbed Generation Next, the season will commence with a broken comedy series called Tonightly. There will also be seven dramas from new writers and directors in a strand called Coming Up and a run of 12 documentaries from emerging film-makers in the First Cut strand. Film4 meanwhile will show films from directors who specialise in low-budget, self-distributed films shot on digital cameras.

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Writer Alan Bleasdale (Boys From The Blackstuff; GBH) has been signed up to write his first drama for the BBC in 22 years. The new project, called Laconia, is a two-part drama for BBC2 based on factual accounts of the attack and sinking of RMS Laconia in 1942. It will be produced by talkbackTHAMES and Teamworx for BBC Wales.

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London's Burning Series 8
The brave men and women of Blue Watch blaze back into action with riveting results in London's Burning – The Complete Eighth Series (15), released by Network as a four-disc set on 4th August 2008. All fifteen tension-filled episodes are included.

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The Barbara Taylor Bradford Collection On DVD 15 September
Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE, is the first author in publishing history to record 23 consecutive best selling novels in both the UK and US and has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide. Proof of her extraordinary talent lies in the popularity not only of her books, but all the onscreen adaptations of them. The Barbara Taylor Bradford Collection will be released on 15 September 2008, courtesy of Acorn Media.

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ITV Commissions Major New Event Drama Serial From Greenlit Rights iTV has commissioned a major new event drama serial from leading UK producer Greenlit Rights. Called Collision, the 5x60’ series is Peter Fincham’s first new independent drama commission,

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Black Five The Last Days Of Steam
Three films by Paul Barnes that celebrate and regret the final days of steam on the railways – preserved by the BFI National Archive and newly re-mastered for DVD release to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of steam in Britain.