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Land Girls Series Three [DVD]
Land Girls Series Three [DVD]
Dvd ~ Summer Strallen
Price: £10.60

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A soapy third series, 16 Sept. 2012
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The first two series of Land Girls were evocative reminders of the war years. The characters were three dimensional and fitted into the village setting. But series three was one series too many. It became banal, contrived and one step up from the worst of daytime soaps. It is a shame that the memory of the complete series will probably be, thank goodness that is the last episode.


Frozen Planet - The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
Frozen Planet - The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ David Attenborough
Price: £14.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Fozen Planet in HD with surround sound, 9 Mar. 2012
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The series is a fantastic insight into the Arctic and Antarctic regions with David Attenborough's commentary an enjoyment in itself. The clarity of the HD Blu ray with its surround sound is an added bonus. A much watch series


Islands of Britain [DVD]
Islands of Britain [DVD]
Dvd ~ Martin Clunes
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £6.00

4.0 out of 5 stars enthusiaastic view of Britain's Islands, 9 Mar. 2012
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Martin Clunes infects the viewer with his enthusiasm and wholehearted willingness to participate with the locals. The scenery is wonderful and the variety of Islands with their differing customs is entertaining and informative


Joe Maddison's War [DVD]
Joe Maddison's War [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kevin Whately
Price: £7.80

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Maddison's War is Whately's triumph, 24 Oct. 2011
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Joe Maddison's War gives two of TV's most popular actors, a chance to show the depth of their acting ability. Kevin Whately gives an outstanding performance as the troubled and highly principled Joe Maddison. Robson Green's understated performance is an eye opener. We are used to a certain brashness to the characters which Green has portrayed in the past. This part gives him the opportunity to give a serious and cleverly understated take on the character. The two are backed up by their supporting cast. The setting gives an idea of what life was like after the war. And in the end what friendship and personal standards mean. An excellent story.


A Touch of Frost Series 15 [DVD]
A Touch of Frost Series 15 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Jason
Price: £9.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Touch of Brilliant Frost, 7 Dec. 2010
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The story line and the acting in this 15th series was well up to standard if not better. Perhaps like Sir David Jason itimproves with age.


Seven Ages of Britain
Seven Ages of Britain
by David Dimbleby
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Seven Ages of Britain book complimenting the TV series, 4 Nov. 2010
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The book, Seven Ages of Britain is a good companion for the DVD of the TV series and gives greater depth to the episodes. The book has some great photographs and illustrations and the chapters are well written and very readable. If you enjoyed the TV series, you will get added enjoyment from the book


Albert's Memorial [DVD]
Albert's Memorial [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Jason
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £5.61

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Class Acts from good actors, 4 Nov. 2010
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Albert's Memorial stars David Jason, David Warner and Michael Jayston, three stalwarts of the British Acting scene and they really shine in this funny, poignant and moral tale of three survivors from the war with a real twist in the tail. Great viewing and a complete change of character for David Jason. Well worth a second look.


Nightfall (The First Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller)
Nightfall (The First Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller)
by Stephen Leather
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New Genre for Stephen Leather, 15 Oct. 2010
Nightfall is a change of genre for Stephen Leather and it comes off. The main character, Jack Nightingale has a past of which he has no idea. His parents were not his parents and his father is someone he'd rather not have had as a father. It is on the death of his biological father that the plot evolves. Old fashioned faustian concept of selling a soul to the devil and its consequences makes this book fun to read. Reminiscent at times of Dennis Wheatley and tongue in cheek, the next book in the series will be worth waiting for.


Alone in Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics)
Alone in Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Geoff Wilkes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A truly special book, 19 Sept. 2010
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Alone in Berlin is one of the most thought provoking books I have read. Chillingly frightening and an insight into what ordinary Berliners faced during the war. It was hard not to sympathise with the main characters and the lives they were forced to lead; they were realistically drawn. The notes on the author were truly horrifying. I would recommend this book to anyone


Gavin Stamp's Orient Express [DVD]
Gavin Stamp's Orient Express [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gavin Stamp
Price: £16.60

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Putting his own stamp on the Orient Express, 13 Aug. 2010
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Gavin Stamp's very personal approach to a documentary is refreshing. It is not cloying but realistic, giving an insight into life as it is for the inhabitants of the various places and Stamp says what he thinks, even if it might offend some people. The series is well balanced, informative without preaching and a delight to the eye. Stamp's unique take on the way a presenter should be, his caustic wit and knowledge of history and architecture make it well worth several viewings


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