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Top Reviewer Ranking: 915 - Total Helpful Votes: 1560 of 1797
Prisoners Of War \ Tv Series [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Prisoners Of War \ Tv Series
Prisoners Of War \ Tv Series [DVD] DVD ~ Prisoners Of War \ Tv Series
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'm glad I discovered this small box set on Amazon (3 DVDs) as I found 'Prisoners of War' Series 1 to be compelling viewing. I limited myself to one episode per day, and during the working day I found myself greatly looking forward to a quiet night in with the lights off and my daily 'fix' (perhaps I'm just getting on a bit).

The plot follows 2 former Israeli soldiers who are trying to adjust to day-to-day life back in Jerusalem after 17 years of brutal captivity in the Lebanon. There's very little miltarism or politics here, though; instead this is about post-traumatic stress disorder and human relationships. Several other spicy ingredients and subplots are thrown into the mix… Read more
Flying Free by Nigel Farage
Flying Free by Nigel Farage
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
'Flying Free' is a colourful and engaging read about the rise of both Nigel Farage and UKIP. The man, who is synonymous with this party, is often considered to be an alternative to the 'professional politician' and this book is an affirmation of this. For example, some of the language is strictly 'after the watershed' and you simply couldn't imagine any other prominent politician writing like this.

Nigel Farage did not study PPE at Oxbridge or serve an apprenticeship as a political advisor or spin doctor. Instead, we have a man with a genuine enthusiasm for his causes. You do not have to agree with his politics to acknowledge that he has helped build UKIP from an atom to a… Read more
Shot at Glory [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall ... Ally McCoist ... Owen Coyle ... Andy Gray ... a Mark Knopfler soundtrack ... Didier Agathe ... Hugh Dallas etc ... it's difficult to imagine this project ever getting off the ideas board, but somehow it did. 'A Shot at Glory' is a curious little tale about a lower league Scottish football team signing a double Golden Boot winner (ex Celtic then Arsenal) who happens to be married to the manager's daughter. I'm sure the irony of Ally McCoist having to adjust to the 2nd Division will not be lost on viewers now. He even had dark hair back then and was something of a pin-up.

The plot follows their fairy tale journey to the Scottish Cup Final. It's a shame there are… Read more