The Flintstone Comedy Show COMPLETE S 1-2
Fred and Barney have new positions as police officers, Wilma and Betty have jobs as newspaper reporters at The Bedrock Gazette with Captain Caveman. Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are teenagers and they solve mysteries with Dino in a similar fashion to Scooby-Doo. The Flinstones have new neighbors named then Frankenstones, a family reminiscent of the Munsters.
The Partners COMPLETE S01
Lennie Crooke and George Robinson are inept detectives teamed together to solve crimes. Captain Andrews is their exasperated boss, Sgt. Higgenbottom a smarmy co-worker. Freddy confesses to most of the neighborhood crimes.
Sunshine COMPLETE mini-series
A heart warming comedy drama about a lovable rogue, his family, lost childhood and second chances. Mr Bing, is going to make something of his life, be a provider for his childhood sweetheart Bernadette and his young son Joe. There’s just one problem: Bing thinks his tendency for gambling is going to let him do so. If there’s money for betting, he’ll find it…and frequently loses it. And he’s always sorry. Until the next time. Yet for all his failings, Bernadette loves him. And as for Joe, well there’s always Grandad George to cheer him on at football matches when his Dad’s down the bookies. However, when Bing’s gambling spirals out of control, his losses loom large – the only thing left to lose is his family. Suddenly his whole world is at risk. How can he win back all that he’s lost?
Warship COMPLETE S 1-2
Life in the Royal Navy aboard the fictional HMS Hero.
My Brother Jack 2001 COMPLETE mini-series
A boy looks up to his big brother, Jack, who is his hero and is someone that he is not – brave, noble and has the courage to stand up to their father. When their father returns from the battlefields of France to his family, he sends his younger son to an apprenticeship in a jam factory designing the labels. There, his boss sends him off to art school, but his real passion is writing. He began to send small stories into the newspaper. While the boy cannot draw, he discovers that he has a talent for writing. The depression sets in. The older son, Jack, who had escaped to the country returns with a girl suffering double pneumonia. Worst of all she is a Catholic and the father hates Catholics. The phrase Susso kids: the outbreak of World war II. Brother Jack rushes to enlist and his brother was unable/not allowed because he was a key reporter for the newspapers. They need him for propaganda.
Faerie Tale Theatre COMPLETE S01
Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre brings to life twenty-six of the most magical fairy tales of all time. Directed by such masters of cinema as Tim Burton and Francis Ford Coppola, and star-powered by Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Mick Jagger, James Earl Jones, Howie Mandel, Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon and more, this collection is an unparalleled treasury of best-loved tales of enchantment, adventure and wonder.
One of the first gems of the cable TV age, Faerie Tale Theatre brings 26 classic tales to life. Produced over a five-year span (1982-87) for Showtime, FTT brought together creative dramatics and whimsical writing with some of the top talents of the day. Executive producer/host Shelley Duvall (who was coming off her breakout role in The Shining) shepherds this mix of theatrical simplicity and grand storytelling for these oft-told tales ("Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel," "Sleeping Beauty," and the like) for kids and their parents. Since they are not elaborately produced, FTT may be a hard sell for some smaller members of the family at first, but most should be hooked, even older kids who may pooh-pooh fairy tales. There’s always a slight twist that makes these productions fresh.
The cast is amazing, especially when you think how lightly cable television was thought of in the ’80s: Jeff Bridges, Bud Cort, Liza Minnelli, James Coburn, Susan Sarandon, Christopher Reeve, Klaus Kinski, Billy Crystal, Matthew Broderick, Gregory Hines, Eric Idle, Robin Williams, and Mick Jagger are some of the talented–and varied–actors appearing. Crystal’s take on the smart "Little Pig" (with Jeff Goldblum as the wolf) and Williams’s "Frog Prince" are two comic gems. Malcolm McDowell, right in the middle of his career high-point of playing baddies, brings flair to the Big Bad Wolf, while his then-real-life wife Mary Steenburgen beautifully counterpoints as Red Riding Hood. The casting of Vincent Price and Vanessa Redgrave in "Snow White" is inspired. Also impressive are the directors Duvall pooled: Tim Burton ("Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp"), Francis Ford Coppola ("Rip Van Winkle") Peter Medak (three episodes), Nicholas Meyer ("Pied Piper"), and Roger Vadim ("Beauty and the Beast").
The Strauss Family COMPLETE mini-series
Two generations of genius are brought to life in this lavish, eight-part British miniseries about one of the most talented musical families in history. THE STRAUSS FAMILY spans 85 years and chronicles the rise of Johann Strauss, Sr. from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most famous musicians in Europe. But at the height of his success, a series of scandalous love affairs estrange him from his wife and prodigiously talented son Johann, Jr. Father and son soon become fierce rivals in the musical and political worlds of nineteenth-century Austria. THE STRAUSS FAMILY follows the advancing career of the younger Strauss as he achieves even greater fame as Vienna s Waltz King, celebrated even today for the Blue Danube waltz and Die Fledermaus.
With a superb cast including Emmy-award winner actors Derek Jacobi (Anastezsi) and Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman), and glorious renditions of the Strauss s works by the London Symphony Orchestra, THE STRAUSS FAMILY is a dramatic family saga of tragedy and triumph.
Eureka Stockade COMPLETE mini-series
In the wake of the great California gold rush of 1849, miners the world over scrambled to Australia in search of the next big find. Ballarat, Victoria became the focal point for the miners’ efforts, and in an effort to control migration and raise government revenues, Britain established strict guidelines, requiring miners to pay for special licences. Inspired by the general discontent felt by the many miners, Irishman Peter Lalor (AFI Award winner Bryan Brown, Two Hands) and his mining partner, Timothy Hayes (AFI Award winner Bill Hunter, Newsfront) establish a protest group to represent the miners’ grievances and help combat the thugs employed by the gold commission under government orders. Supported by a strong team of diggers, including Catholic priest Father Smythe (Tom Burlinson, The Man From Snowy River) and Canadian Charles Ross (Brett Cullen), the miners take a stand against the establishment, united under the flag of the Southern Cross to fight for their rights and liberty. A powerful four-part miniseries event from the producer of Against The Wind.
Under the Hammer COMPLETE S01
Life at a London art-auction house.
Oktober COMPLETE S01
Medical thriller. Jim Harper (Stephen Tompkinson) has to go on the run after an international drug company discovers that his body contains an enzyme which could net them millions of pounds profit. With the help of his companion, Linda, he has to stop them before they stop him.
An innocent schoolteacher, Jim Harper, finds himself drawn into an international conspiracy when he accidentally discovers a drug that acts upon the shared unconscious. The drug company hunts him ruthlessly, for his body contains the secret enzyme which could make illegal millions for the company ? and can turn him into a weapon of enormous potential. Harper has to go on the run but can?t be sure of what?s real and what is hallucination. Fleeing to England, and with no-one to trust but his beautiful companion, Linda, Jim has to discover what the ?Oktober Project? is ? and how it can be stopped. If he fails, the prospect for the world is truly terrifying.