This third collection of Dixon of Dock Green features the complete 22nd series of the much-loved policing drama, the last series ever made. Featuring some of the strongest writing in the series’ history, having been a fixture on TV screens since 1955, it drew to a close in the spring of 1976 with head held high, it’s badge of service untarnished. This final series finds Sgt. George Dixon (Jack Warner) operating from the back office as Collator for Dock Green, tracking, guiding and advising on events in the criminal underworld as they impacted on the otherwise peaceful ‘manor’ of Dock Green. Meanwhile on the front line, Detective Sgt. Alan Bruton (Richard Heffer), is ably supported by the likes of DC Len Clayton (Ben Howard), Sgt. Johnny Wills (Nicholas Donnelly), DS Mike Brewer (Gregory De Polnay) and PC Harry Dunne(Stephen Marsh) all of whom can be seen or heard in a unique collection of original interviews which are also featured on this release.
Victoria Wood is unquestionably Britain's funniest and best-loved female TV star, winning the hearts of audiences with her brilliant character monologues, comic songs and observational comedy as well as producing hilarious, and often poignant dramas. Working regularly with the same group of acclaimed actors – including Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston and Susie Blake – she has built up an unrivalled body of work. This extensive collection of BBC titles contains some of her finest programmes, from her BBC breakthrough As Seen on TV which included the infamous Ballad of Barry and Freda (Let's Do It) and Acorn Antiques (also presented here on one DVD) to the one-off 80 minute show Victoria Wood: Live in Your Own Home. The collection showcases her comic script writing in the six playlets of Victoria Wood Presents, focusing on the various annoyances of modern life – from health farms to video dating – and the feature length drama Pat and Margaret in which she and Julie Walters play very different sisters, reunited after 27 years apart. It also includes the documentary series Victoria’s Empire in which Victoria Wood undertakes a fascinating quest for the legacy of Queen Victoria, visiting places around the world that bear their name, from Fort Victoria in Ghana to Victoria, Nova Scotia
In the detective series that inspired them all, acclaimed actor Peter Falk returns in his four-time Emmy-winning role as the wry and ruffled police lieutenant in Columbo Season Three - available on DVD for the first time ever! From the halls of Congress to the halls of academia, this dazzling 4-disc collection includes over 10 TV hours of the classic third season.A consistent favourite on the NBC Mystery Movie lineup, this thrilling season of Columbo features such illustrious guest stars as Martin Sheen, Vincent Price, Deidre Hall, Jackie Cooper and many more. You've seen the crime, now catch the murderer with everyone's favourite trenchcoat-wearing sleuth in each entertaining episode from the complete third season!Episodes include:Disc 1:Lovely But LethalAny Old Port In A StormDisc 2:Candidate For CrimeDouble ExposureDisc 3:Publish Or PerishMind Over MayhemDisc 4Swan SongA Friend In DeedSpecial Features:None Listed
Showcasting the most celebrated entertainer of the 20th century, The Ultimate Collection explores Elvis' life story, from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to fame.Joe Esposito, Executive Consultant to this groundbreaking series spent 20 years with Elvis, from '59 - '77, as his road manager. He met Elvis in the army, was best man at his wedding and there when he died. Setting the story straight about 'Elvis private life and career and dispels the myths that have evolved over the years.The series of six programmes consists of film clips, interviews and location footage of Elvis' featuring rarely seen home movies and scintillating performance footage. The Television Year focuses on Elvis' groundbreaking and at the time morally indecent TV appearances. The Hollywood Years profiles his entire Hollywood experience, The Memphis Mafia brings you into Elvis' private social club. The Comeback Special is still regarded as one of television's greatest moments and The Vegas years marks the King's triumphant return to live performance. An essential collection piece for all Elvis fans, this is the definitive story of the life and career of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
For everyone who's had their fill of politicians, TV trials and the daily events seen on the evening news, Simon & Schuster Audio offers some relief with Political Incorrections - a collection of the funniest opening monologues from Comedy Central's hit show, Politically Incorrect starring Bill Maher. From Republicans to Democrats, politics to pop culture, nothing will be spared from Bill Maher's hilarious, "politically incorrect" commentary in this collection of his most outrageous material. Whether you're liberal, conservative, or somewhere in between, this witty, irreverent stab at the politics of the day will have you laughing as you listen! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Maher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000087/bk_sans_000087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than two generations, television has been a part of most people’s lives, and few could remember a time when it wasn’t there as a familiar, reliable source of information and entertainment. Today, viewers are accustomed to broadcasts running seamlessly with commercials following programming before more programs come on. The occasional glitch might happen here or there, including temporary blackouts due to storms, but for the most part, television runs incredibly smoothly.Of course, that wasn’t all the case. At times, pranksters or political activists hacked into satellite feeds, protestors took over studios while live and on air, and intriguing paranormal events with few good explanations have been seen. In fact, the TV has always been a place of mystery, a battleground for competing ideologies, and a source of anonymous voices. Television broadcasts have been used to support war efforts, topple governments, communicate secretly, and even attempt to communicate with the dead.Weird Television: A Collection of Interrupted Broadcasts, Paranormal Apparitions, and Other Mysteries on TV includes strange stories that will make this familiar medium seem a bit less familiar and far more interesting. You will learn about some of the world’s strangest TV stories like never before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159926/bk_acx0_159926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this follow-up to his first collection of essays - Shoot This One - television writer and producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach continues to overshare about his misadventures in the small screen to a degree that will make you fear for his future employment. Including Grillo-Marxuach’s Internet-breaking, no-holds-barred account of the creation of the hit show Lost, as well as the never-before-seen “mean version” of his essay “The Eleven Laws of Showrunning” - an incendiary assault on the toxic culture behind many TV series - the essays in Shoot That One offer both a tantalizing glimpse into the inner circles of the entertainment industry, as well a management lesson disguised as a juicy tell-all.With Shoot This One already on the reading list in a number of writing courses, Shoot That One digs deeper not just into the workings of TV but also popular culture as a whole. Whether he’s taking a flamethrower to the rampant bigotry in show-biz, explaining why your junior high school English teacher was wrong about how stories should end, or arguing that some films are better experienced with earplugs, Grillo-Marxuach takes no prisoners, tells it like it is, and shares what he knows with career-threatening candor and an endless curiosity about the medium and its message. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colby Elliott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/last/000526/bk_last_000526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn and Ian Lavender star in a collection of rediscovered Dad's Army gems. Published for the first time, these four instalments of Dad's Army have been brought together from a variety of archive sources and in each case represents something unique. 'A Stripe for Frazer' is the surviving TV soundtrack from an episode whose film recording has long been missing in action; 'Santa on Patrol' and 'The Cornish Floral Dance' are two mini episodes produced in 1968 and 1970 for BBC TV's Christmas Night with the Stars; finally, 'The Boy Who Saved England' is a mini episode written by Jimmy Perry and starring Ian Lavender, recorded as part of BBC Radio 2's Last Night at the Paris programme in 1995. With a supporting cast including Arnold Ridley, John Laurie, James Beck, Bill Pertwee and Frank Williams, this is a fine quartet of episodes you're not likely to have seen or heard before. Don't panic! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002207/bk_rhuk_002207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actress Angie Dickinson and Professor Gerald Early on this edition of Fresh Air. Angie Dickinson played an undercover cop in the TV series Police Woman from 1974-78. Her film roles include Dressed to Kill, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Pretty Maids all in a Row, and Ocean's Eleven which she made in 1960 with the Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. (There's a new remake of Ocean's Eleven with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Don Cheadle.) Two new Rat Pack CDs have been reissued: The Rat Pack Live at the Sands, which includes their previously unreleased performance from 1963 Eee-O-11, a collection of their classic tunes from 1950s and 60s. Gerald Early is Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also a former commentator for Fresh Air. Early is the editor of the new book, The Sammy Davis Jr. Reader: The Life and Times of the Last Great Hipster - from Vaudeville to Vegas - as seen Through the Eyes of His Public. The book includes writings about him by his friends, as well as profiles, reviews and interviews. Early also edited The Muhammad Ali Reader. (Broadcast Date: December 4, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/011204/rt_whyy_011204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.