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BBC DVD in April

BBC DVD have announced their UK Region 2 DVD line-up for April 2006…

3rd April 2006

Nighty Night: Series 2 - £19.99 - Extras on this DVD include Behind Nighty Night a making of documentary, an alternative version of the first episode, over an hour of deleted scenes, out takes, BBC3 trails and a location picture gallery.

10th April 2006

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks - £19.99 – See details here.

Big Cat Week: Series 1 & 2 - £12.99 - To celebrate a decade of Big Cat Diary action, we revisit the cast and characters, offering a unique opportunity to watch their unfolding lives over a two year span. From a camp in the heart of Kenya's magnificent Masi Mara, specialist teams observe the daily lives and adventures of Africa's big cats.

This double DVD also includes 2 additional half hour special documentaries 'Bella and her Cubs` and `Cheza and Sala'.

Inspector Lynley Series 1 and Pilot - £24.99 - Based on the best selling novels by Elizabeth George, this is a series of contemporary murder mystery staring Nathanial Parker as the charismatic Inspector Lynley, whos title as the 8th Earl of Asherton fuels a stormy relationship with his working class assistant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small).

24th April 2006

Blake’s 7 Series 4 - £49.99 - All thirteen episodes from the fourth and final season will be released as part of a special four disc set, digitally remastered and accompanied by over two and a half hours of extras, including:
  • Introducing Soolin character profile of new crew member (played by Glynis Barber)
  • Introducing Slave character profile of Scorpio's computer
  • Liz Parker on Pebble Mill the special sounds creator, with introduction and behind the scenes footage
  • Blue Peter How to Make a Scorpio bracelet from 1983 with Janet Ellis
  • Ken Ledsharn's 137 Designs: "Slash Drapes, Corridors and Cheap Tin Trays" one of the main set designers of Blake's 7 talks about his work and recalls some hilarious anecdotes from behind the scenes, with contributions from other crew members & cast
  • Special Sounds: Radiophonics Richard Yeoman Clark and Elizabeth Parker recall their work on the series and explain the techniques behind the Special Sounds
  • Forever Avon "You're him, aren't you?" an exclusive new interview with actor Paul Darrow, filmed in December 2006
  • Series 4 Studio Recordings: Games 1 "Eyes Locked" behind the scenes footage
  • Series 4 Studio Recordings: Games 2 "Standby to Lurch" behind the scenes footage
  • Series 4 Studio Recordings: "Gold, Guns and Air Locks" behind the scenes footage
  • Terry Nation on Series 4 Interview snippet with the author and creator of the series from 1991, in which he discussed his feeling about the end of Series 4
  • Blake's Bloops
  • Series 4 Clean Titles storyboarded by BBC Graphics Designer Douglas Burd

One Foot in the Grave: Series 4 - £15.99 - This DVD includes the 1993 Christmas Special One Foot In The Algarve and a commentary on the `Hearts of Darkness' episode with Richard Wilson and David Renwick.

Hancock’s Half Hour: Volume 3 - £12.99 - This double DVD includes all 10 episodes from his fifth Series of Hancock's Half Hour, which were originally broadcast in 1959.

New Tricks: Series 2 - £24.99 - Starring Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, James Bolam and Alun Armstrong, the second series of the highly entertaining and engaging crime drama New Tricks continues the antics of three retired cops, recruited by Superintendent Sandra Pullman (Redman) to reinvestigate unsolved crimes.

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