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BBC DVD have sent through details on their UK Region 2 September line-up. Details can be found below whilst artwork can be seen by clicking on the relevant title...

4th September 2006

Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani - Details here.

Two Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps – Series 6 - £19.99 - Series six sees best friends Jonny (Ralf Little), Gaz (Will Mellor), Janet (Sheridan Smith), Donna (Natalie Casey) and Louise (Kathryn Drysdale) each facing big decisions that could mean their lives change forever. Janet has to choose between a once-in-a-lifetime chance to start a new career singing on cruise-ships, or a life in Runcorn with loser Jonny and baby Corinthian. Gaz struggles to cope when the garage falls in to his hands and decides to make a proper commitment to Donna to try and save their relationship, and Louise discovers the truth about her parents…

This two-disc DVD set contains all 10 thirty-minute episodes of series 6, and extras including commentaries, a special behind-the-scenes feature on the final horror movie styled episode, a Runcorn video diary and more.

Grown Ups - £19.99 - Grown Ups stars Sheridan Smith as Michelle, a 26 year old living in Manchester’s Northern Quarter with her beautician friend Claire (Fiona Wass), dating Dean (OT Fagbenle) and trying to uncomplicate her messy life. Things only get worse when her brother Mike (Rob Rouse) turns up on her doorstep looking for a place to stay with his best mate Grant in tow (Steve Meo)… and nothing but trouble follows.

Grown Ups on DVD is a two-disc set, featuring all 8 episodes from series one.

Supernova: Series 1 - £15.99 - Award-winning comedian Rob Brydon joins an Australian cast in this astronomically funny, contemporary comedy drama. Brydon plays Dr Paul Hamilton, eminent astronomer and repressed social outcast whose superior knowledge of toxic gases suddenly lands him a job at one of the world’s most advanced facilities – in the Australian outback.

DVD extras include an audio commentary with Rob Brydon and Director Matt Lipsey on episodes 1 and 2.

18th September 2006

Dalziel & Pascoe Series 1 - £15.99 - In Britain, 10 million viewers watched this first series as charismatic Yorkshire coppers, Andy Dalziel (Warren Clarke) and Peter Pascoe (Colin Buchanan) quickly established themselves as television’s top new detective duo. The intriguing blend of classic murder mysteries, compelling characters and down-to-earth humour has also won the series millions of fans around the world.

This double DVD includes all the episodes from Series 1, first screened in 1996.

Fun at the Funeral Parlour - £19.99 - Written by and starring Rhys Thomas (The Fast Show, Smell of Reeves & Mortimer) and also starring Paul Whitehouse with cameos from Charlie Higson, Matt Lucas, Brian Blessed, Bill Oddie and Tom Baker, Fun at the Funeral Parlour goes behind the doors of a family of Welsh undertakers.

This DVD features all episodes from Series 1 & 2, first screened on BBC2 in 2001 and extras include commentaries on six episodes with Rhys Thomas, Tony Way, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day and Phil Cornwell, a ‘making of’ documentary on Series 2, extended scenes and out-takes.

25th September 2006

Red Dwarf V-VIII ‘Just The Shows’ - £34.99 - llowing the success of the extras laden DVD Series, Red Dwarf Just the Shows – Volume 2 is very much designed for those who don’t have the time, or inclination, to peruse the twenty-plus hours of bonus material that have so far been produced. It’s a chance to get straight to the episodes as seen on TV – and a handy back-up for the Red Dwarf fan looking to “travel light, move fast”!

Waking the Dead – Series 3 - £24.99 - Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose and Wil Johnson star in Waking the Dead, the Emmy award-winning crime drama in which The Cold Case Squad must reopen unsolved cases and try to find the killers, using modernised methods and skills.

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