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Doctor Who: Dalek War (Frontier in Space / Planet of the Daleks) [DVD] [1973]
Doctor Who: Dalek War (Frontier in Space / Planet of the Daleks) [DVD] [1973]
Dvd ~ Jon Pertwee
Price: £13.20

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5.0 out of 5 stars REMEMBERING THOSE WHO ARE GONE, 28 Oct. 2009
The special feature about Roger Delgado's life and work was magnificent, with many rare clips. I was in tears for the section about his untimely death. And now Barry Letts has died too, this is a fitting reminder of both these great men of drama.
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Moonlighting Season 3 [DVD] [2009]
Moonlighting Season 3 [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Cybill Shepherd
Offered by Not2day Media
Price: £8.95

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HAVE IT ALL AND TAKE IT AWAY, 28 Oct. 2009
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Series Three starts out promising, but declines rapidly in the final episodes. Maddie's behaviour from episode 11 (Blonde on Blonde) onwards is bewildering to watch, and the character loses all sympathy from here on. There's even an epsiode called "Maddie's Turn To Cry" Why? What's she got to cry about? She's got Bruce Willis after her! She needs to do some serious growing up. But that was one of Moonlighting's failings - it was tremendously sexist. David Addison goes through the mill and just shakes himself down. Maddie doesn't go through anything and we're supposed to feel sorry for her. Dry your eyes, girl!
And why couldn't Maddie and David get together? Seperating them for 10 episodes in the next season killed the series. Having them dating and getting married would have given it a more secure shelf life.


Moonlighting Season 4 [DVD] [2009]
Moonlighting Season 4 [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Cybill Shepherd
Price: £29.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars THE DARK BEFORE THE STORM, 28 Oct. 2009
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Oh dear. Dearie me. The worst season of perhaps any TV series ever. Apart from the last two episodes, this series is to be endured rather than enjoyed. Behind the scenes situations should never jeapordise a series to this degree, but this is beyond a joke. Maddie's wedding/divorce, David in prison, the list of dead end pointless stories mount up. There are good points however. The penultimate episode doesn't feature Maddie or David at all and is all the better for it. The final episode "And the Flesh Was Made Word" was the first episode I saw when I was young, and so the slapstick scenes towards the end [including the jokes about the writer's strike] are really nostalgic. But these are small glimmers in a series that had failed to deliver. Series 5 would be miles better, but then, it could hardly be worse.


Morecambe And Wise - Night Train To Murder [DVD] [1984]
Morecambe And Wise - Night Train To Murder [DVD] [1984]
Dvd ~ Eric Morecambe
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £4.27

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE FINAL END, 16 Oct. 2009
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Morecambe and Wise were the best double act ever. Not just in comedy, but in the whole world of human experience. It's sad that it should come to this. Night Train to Murder is unfunny, has what can vaguely be called a plot, and no obvious master-plan.
At least Eric Morecambe himself recognised this, and requested this film be "lost". Thankfully, it has survived, and although it looks cheap and tacky, it's the final work that did together and fans should watch it, just for that.
A sadly missed opportunity (why could they never play characters who weren't just Eric & Ernie) and even sadder Eric never got a chance to set the record straight, but it's a charming piece of 80s nonsense and well worth buying, even if you over ever watch it once.
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Fates, Flowers
Fates, Flowers
by Matthew Waterhouse
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NOT FOR KIDDIES!, 16 Oct. 2009
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This review is from: Fates, Flowers (Paperback)
Despite its garish cover, and lack of author photo, this is a remarkable book. Written by the man who brought Adric to life in Doctor Who, it is well written, imaginative, and the section where Alice wants a Disney card more than anything else (see p20-21) is very true to life. However, it is very sweary and suggestive, so best avoided if your a child or of a mild disposition. That aside, this is an accomplished novel and shows promise for future titles.


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