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The British Motor Industry (Shire Library)
The British Motor Industry (Shire Library)
by Jonathan Wood
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rise & Fall of the British Car Industry, 13 Nov 2013
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Although the Shire Library are just an induction to specific subject, this particular one is very well written by Jonathan Wood, and leaves the reader in no doubt as to why the British Car Industry collapse. It lefted this reader waanting the find out more.

The book chronicles the industry's 109-year life, from the production of "hand-made bespoke automobiles" to the arrival of the mass production lines. Wood looks at the people and the factories where they worked, examines the roles of major players like Ford, Vauxhall, Rootes, and BMC.


Men Behaving Badly - Series 2 BBC [1992] [DVD]
Men Behaving Badly - Series 2 BBC [1992] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Martin Clunes
Price: £7.47

4.0 out of 5 stars People Behaving Irritatingly, 11 Nov 2013
This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking beer at the local Pub, or at home having all MALE conversations on the couch (while drinking beer).


Gerry Marshall: His Authorised Biography
Gerry Marshall: His Authorised Biography
by Jeremy Walton
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate British Racing Legend, 31 Oct 2013
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I personnaly couldn't summarise this, so he's what Gregor Marshall has said: -

"Gerry Marshall was a legendary figure in British motorsport from the mid-1960s until his death in 2005. A larger-than-life character in every way, Gerry's outrageous behaviour, humour, outspokenness and legendary capacity for alcohol combined to ensure that no social event with his presence will ever be forgotten, while his amazing car control, tenacity and natural showmanship provided wonderful entertainment for thousands of racegoers over a 40-year career in which he won more than 600 races. This lavishly illustrated tribute will be treasured by all of Gerry's fans."


Hidden City: The Secret Alleys, Courts and Yards of London's Square Mile
Hidden City: The Secret Alleys, Courts and Yards of London's Square Mile
by David Long
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.99

4.0 out of 5 stars The real, but hidden square mile, 4 Oct 2013
To a great degree the real City of London - the fascination of extraordinary goings-on during its long history, of famous Londoners past and present, and of some of its finest and most diverse architectural treasures - is often to be found not in its more famous streets and squares but in the small and obscure places which so many of us simply miss. David Long uncovers these forgotten locations and brings to life their fascinating history in his own inimitable style.


Men Behaving Badly: Series One [DVD] [1992]
Men Behaving Badly: Series One [DVD] [1992]
Dvd ~ Martin Clunes
Price: £8.75

3.0 out of 5 stars The Enfield episodes, 4 Oct 2013
Gary works in an office with hen-pecked George and perpetual spinster Anthea. He lives with girlfriend Dorothy, a nurse who has been trying to get him to the altar - unsuccessfully - for two years. Following a bust-up with his girlfriend Dermot,a friend of Gary,moves in as a lodger but gets behind with the rent. A new tenant Deborah takes the flat upstairs and both men seek to vie for her attention


THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF RONNIE BARKER
THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF RONNIE BARKER
by Bob McCABE
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars And its good night from him..., 16 Sep 2013
Some names carve an indelible niche in television history: Ronnie Barker is undoubtably one of these.

Whether presenting one half of The Two Ronnies, or in sitcom playing diffident shopkeeper Arkwright in Open All Hours or the wily Norman Stanley Fletcher from Porridge, Barker has always displayed an exemplary comic talent. Starting out as a serious actor, Barker found his natural metier on TV with success on The Frost Report before forming the famous partnership with Ronnie Corbett. His retirement in the late 1980s caused general astonishment, but what emerges clearly from McCabe's affectionate profile is that Barker is a family man whose work has always been balanced in tandem with his home life. Having enjoyed a long and fruitful career he felt amply fulfilled, tempted out of retirement only to play Churchill's butler in acclaimed 2002 drama The Gathering Storm, a success that has happily presaged the return of The Two Ronnies in 2005. In a book intended principally as a career biography, McCabe pays warm tribute to a consummately gifted performer who has, as David Jason's foreword attests, 'made the nation laugh' with sheer delight for many decades.


Notting Hill [DVD] [1999]
Notting Hill [DVD] [1999]
Dvd ~ Hugh Grant
Price: £4.96

3.0 out of 5 stars Can the most famous film star in the world fall for just an ordinary guy?, 4 Sep 2013
This review is from: Notting Hill [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
Although she denies it, Julia Roberts portrays herself and Hugh Grant, yet again, plays a befuddled English bloke, this time the owner of an unsuccessful travel book shop. Hollywood meets West London and it's all very predictable. The supporting cast of kooky characters are not enough to add substance to the film which ultimately is not much more than an innocuous trifle. It would have been much more interesting if we had learned how these two lead characters really felt about the situations into which the script cast them. Instead we get the usual Hollywood ending.


The Plank [DVD]
The Plank [DVD]
Dvd ~ Eric Sykes
Price: £4.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Stars... a piece of wood 14'x10"x1¼", 4 Sep 2013
This review is from: The Plank [DVD] (DVD)
This short is very reminiscent of the antics of many of the early silent film stars. Eric Sykes remade this piece in 1979, this time with Arthur Lowe (of Dad's Army and Mr. Men fame)in the role of the larger worker. Whichever version you choose to see, both Lowe and Cooper are very funny to watch, so you really can't go wrong no matter which you view.

Things like the car doors that must be closed at the same time to prevent the other popping open, and narrowly avoiding hitting people when they swing the plank around are straight from the realm of Buster Keaton, or Harold Lloyd. So if you like classic physical comedy and sight gags, in the vein of the classics, then find a version of The Plank and enjoy with a friend.


Recurring Dream: the Very Best of Crowded House
Recurring Dream: the Very Best of Crowded House
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.83

4.0 out of 5 stars Into Temptation, 4 Sep 2013
I can only imagine that the popularity of "Weather With You" in Britain was in part attributable to the exoticness of the sentiment. It's about the inescapable nature of the weather... and yet it's upbeat! From what strange land do these curious fellows hail from? Outside of that one the only other track here that I was familiar with was "Don't Dream It's Over", which is glorious of course. So I was delighted to find that that these guys were consistently lovable in all of their pop endeavours. A compilation band par excellence.


The Complete Fawlty Towers [1975] [DVD]
The Complete Fawlty Towers [1975] [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Cleese
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £23.95

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Wish They Could Of Made More Episodes!!, 29 Aug 2013
I really enjoy watching Fawlty Towers - its hilarious. The only problem is that it gets a little repetitive. But there are only 2 seasons - so its all right.

Fawlty Towers is so funny due to a number of factors. Basil usually arguing with the customers, Manuel not having a clue whats going on, and the weird customers.

I always love watching this show and I just can't stop laughing. I really recommend you to watch some Fawlty Towers (if you like comedies). Every episode always manages to crack me up. Once you start watching it you will want to watch more and more - its just so hilarious.

To sum it up: purely hilarious!


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