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Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
Price: £1.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Play it loud, 6 Jan. 2016
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Not the best crafted but certainly the most iconic Motorhead single, and instantly recognisable. Play it loud for Lemmy.


Yuzet 16-041009-04-00 60cm Heavy Duty Soft Rubber Buckle Tree Ties Straps Support (Pack of 4)
Yuzet 16-041009-04-00 60cm Heavy Duty Soft Rubber Buckle Tree Ties Straps Support (Pack of 4)
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Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I like the way these adjust, 22 July 2015
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Yet to see how these perform in winter storms but they are currently supporting a young tree without damaging it by rubbing or strangulation. I like the way these adjust.


9mm x 50ft 15m Black Utility Purlon Para Cord Nylon Rope Camping Hiking Fishing
9mm x 50ft 15m Black Utility Purlon Para Cord Nylon Rope Camping Hiking Fishing
Offered by The Golden Bear
Price: £10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with this, 22 July 2015
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Very pleased with this. Bought it as a general all purpose rope and it is currently supporting a growing tree in my garden.


Colin's Sandwich: Series 1 and 2
Colin's Sandwich: Series 1 and 2
Dvd
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable late 1980's comedy, 15 Dec. 2014
This is a BBC comedy from 1988/1989 which is really a vehicle for Mel Smith and focuses on his character's desperation, frustration, and misfortune. In a way it is very much in the mould of One Foot In The Grave, but perhaps a little less surreal, and maybe slightly less successful. Mel Smith's acting is not up to that of Richard Wilson but nonetheless it is a highly enjoyable, inventive, and entertaining comedy.


Wilt [1988] [DVD]
Wilt [1988] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Griff Rhys Jones
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing 1980s Comedy, 18 Feb. 2014
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Nice to see a cleverly written comedy film that doesn't rely on American stereotypes about the British, and has a definite plot from beginning to end and not a random collection of shock-comedy value scenes.


Norton Internet Security 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year Subscription (PC) [2014 Edition] [Frustration-Free Packaging]
Norton Internet Security 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year Subscription (PC) [2014 Edition] [Frustration-Free Packaging]

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Resource hungry, 18 Feb. 2014
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It successfully blocks spam, detects viruses, and protects my online surfing, but it is so resource hungry that my computer often freezes for minutes at a time, and some websites lock up completely.


Doctor Who - The Complete Series 8 [DVD] [2014]
Doctor Who - The Complete Series 8 [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Peter Capaldi
Price: £11.98

18 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I nearly foamed out of my eyestalk, 2 Feb. 2014
Well, after a really hard day at Canary Wharf and a totally unexpected emergency temporal shift, I decided to order this off Amazon for a bit of a laugh really. To be honest, Timelord propaganda usually makes me come close to whirling round uncontrollably and spitting foam out of my shell, but this is first class comedy.

The High Council has cast Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. Well, he seems to fit the bill completely. Need I say more. His portrayal of The Doctor is first class, but I nearly spazzed my vestigial liver out when they cast Barbara Windsor as The Rani.

Anyway, I have been getting echoes through the time rift from some bizarre rainbow coloured disco tanks that claim to be my ancestors, sent back in time, and cross bred on a reclaimed Skaro, that our creation, Moffat has ceased to be a bomb, and is now dressing up in a Slitheen costume and corrupting our historical archive.

I punched into the nearest computer monitor to find out if this is accurate, and I am sad to say that it is. So order the DVDs as soon as they become available. I have been zipping back and forth, and find myself going a little bit mad. Honestly. Dancing and dying over and over again just to get to the Easter Egg really takes the jammy dodger.

Anyway, DHL did a fine job of getting the plastic archive up the Medusa Cascade, but the contents seems a bit frazzled. You could say it looks like it came from an alternative universe. Get to it before Moffat completely rewrites your life.

Love and kisses from the acknowledged friendliest species in the Universe
Sek xxx


Doctor Who - Survival [DVD] [1989] [1963]
Doctor Who - Survival [DVD] [1989] [1963]
Dvd ~ Sylvester McCoy
Price: £6.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Low budget hinders potentially good story, 20 Nov. 2009
I really cannot add any more to what has been said in the other reviews regarding storyline, so I shall be brief and to the point.

McCoy and Aldred have found their feet and are in fine form. Anthony Ainley is superb as The Master. The story has many interesting ideas.

I do find myself agreeing with much of the commentary on the DVD, and I'm afraid that the cheap feel of the production is verging on the embarrasing.

I've given this three stars, but that is a scrape. It is down to the professionalism of the cast that this story is watchable.
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Doctor Who: The Leisure Hive [DVD]
Doctor Who: The Leisure Hive [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Baker
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Will never love this, but can't bring myself to loathe it, 17 Nov. 2009
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Well. I should really despise this, but I don't.

For a start, it is my favourite Doctor - Tom Baker. And Lalla Ward is wonderful as Romana nr 2. There are some strong supporting roles too.

Even the new theme music is quite catchy.

That's the good stuff. And the performances mentioned above are strong enough for me to get over the following....

John Nathan-Turner has arrived and there is a new effects gadget at hand. The problem is that every opportunity possible is taken to play with the new toy.

Unfortunately, the theme music has proved so popular that for some reason the entire story has almost turned into a musical, with mood music permeating almost every moment, suffocating some of the nuanced perfomances of the actors.

Poor Dudley Simpson, with Blake's 7 ending at roughly the same time, he would have every right to have felt rejected by the shiny new generation of BBC producers.

The whole story has a totally different feel. This transition in producers, for me has a bigger impact than some of the transitions in the leading part. The ever present synth chords remind me of the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Ok. But too much of a good thing can make you sick.

Fortunately, throughout the rest of the season, these issues subside a bit. Maybe they got it out of their systems.

Finally on to the story. (at last you may say, but if you buy this, you will see why I have gone on so much about the production).

Well, it is OK. It has plenty of fake science which doesn't stand up, but there again that has never stopped Doctor Who in the past. There are some iffy costumes and some wobbly dialogue, and the generation of the new race of Argolins is every bit as dubious as the cloned Doctor and Leela in "The Invisible Enemy". But, it is an acceptable story, and yes, I do like it, on the strength of the robust performances of Tom Baker/Lalla Ward in particular.

It is an average story strengthened by the performances, and hopefully you can overlook the experimentation by the JNT intake. By all means buy it, but not ahead of the classics. If you want something from the tail end of Tom Baker's era, get the E-Space trilogy box set first.
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Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma [DVD] [1984]
Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma [DVD] [1984]
Dvd ~ Colin Baker
Price: £7.00

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Colin Baker unleashed, 15 Nov. 2009
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There is no doubt that Colin Baker had bad press at the start of his tenure, however, really this is unfair as it is the production values that jar not the powerhouse performance from the actor.

This is a prime example. The unstable Doctor, still in post regeneration stress, portrays paranoia, cowardice, selfishness and all the things we would never have attributed to his previous incarnation. No wonder he came in for such a lambasting, though it has to be said this was mainly from the tabloid press and not the fans at the time. Dress him up as a knickerbocker glory and it is worse still. Blame John Nathan Turner for that one.

The story is no worse than many others. The gastropods aren't any less believable than many of the other rubber costume monsters that graced the programe during its initial 26 year run - viz Tractators, the Myrka, The Chronovore, Melkur.....et al. We were spoiled with the Caves of Androzani the preceding week (if you haven't got that one, it is a must), and this story is rather off the peg compared to the excellence of the preceding one.

Unfortunately the twins are too reminiscent of Adric rather than Turlough, and in my opinion they deserve Adric's fate. But I suppose that is always a chance you will have to take when you cast children in major roles.

The overall plot is reminiscent of other planetary manipulation stories in places, such as The Pirate Planet, The Tenth Planet, The Mysterious Planet, The Dalek Invasion of Earth.... i.e. it is a well worn path, though the sinister motive of the Gastropods is not revealed until late in the story.

The ending is weak and cliched and falls back on the self sacrificing alien type of resolution. This is a shame, as this darker Doctor could have really made an impact here.

This DVD completes my collection of Colin, and I am very glad I didn't skip it. It reminds me why I like Attack of the Cybermen and Vengeance on Varos. OK it is not as good as either of those, and the direction the show was being pushed in by Nathan-Turner was in my opinion erroneous, but Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant are clearly a double-act in the making.

In summary, I am glad I bought this. I shall watch it from time to time to be entertained by the manic new Doctor. I would rate it as an average 3/5 if it weren't for Colin Baker who had not by then been pressured to tame down his act. So it gets a 4 from me.

Oh and there is a rather amusing extra on the DVD which shows the costumes of the Doctors, with a little bit of fun with Colin's incarnation.
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