2 Entertain (including BBC) November - December
Here is what 2 Entertain have scheduled for the rest of the year, a mixture of BBC and special interest titles…
3rd November 2008
Amazon - £24.99 RRP – In this six-part series explorer Bruce Parry embarks on an epic journey down the length of the Amazon.
Attenborough’s Life on Land – A DVD Encyclopaedia - £99.99 RRP – This 15 disc collection brings together David Attenborough’s landmark documentary series – The First Eden, Life of Mammals, Life in the Undergrowth, Life of Birds, Private Life of Plants and Life in Cold Blood – in a new encyclopaedia format. All the series have been indexed to provide rapid reference to each species mentioned and to behavioural categories such as mimicry, camouflage or courtship. The index can be accessed on screen through the menu on each of the discs and with just one click the relevant area of interest can be summoned on to the screen with a few moments. Alternatively a precise reference can be found in an accompanying hard-backed book.
Beautiful People - £19.99 RRP – This adaptation of the wild childhood memoirs of Simon Doonan stars Meera Syal and Olivia Colman.
Clarkson: Thriller - £19.99 RRP – Jeremy Clarkson is off getting paid to hunt down the most thrilling ride he can find behind the wheel.
In Sickness and in Health: The Christmas Specials - £15.99 RRP – Alf Garnett (Warren Mitchell) returns to DVD with this collection of five Christmas specials spanning 1985-1990.
Keith Lemon’s Very Brilliant World Tour - £15.99 RRP – Pack your bags and get ready for a magical mystery tour with “Business Man of the Year 93”, Keith Lemon as he embarks on his Very Brilliant World Tour. Follow Keith (comedian Leigh Francis) as he takes time out from his business selling Securipoles in Leeds to circumnavigate the globe. Keith is joined on his journey by different celebrity companions.
Extras include a Japanese riverboat cruise with Tamsin Outhwaite, travelling by camel with Samia Smith in Egypt and a trip to Iceland with Dermot O’Leary.
Simon Schama’s The American Future: A History - £24.99 RRP – To coincide with the US elections of 2008, historian Simon Schama presents this look at four of the critical issues facing the USA: immigration and national identity, war, moral fervour, and the increasingly difficult relationship between expectations and prosperity and the reality of environmental limits. In his travels through America, past and present, Schama aims to reveal the big picture at a critical moment of choice – for the United States, and for the world. Extras include an interview with Schama.
Still Game Christmas & Hogmanay Specials - £19.99 RRP – This release features all four seasonal specials to date featuring Jack and Victor. The specials will also be included in a Still Game box-set priced at £49.99 RRP with all six series of the show.
10th November 2008
Gavin and Stacey – Series 2 - £19.99 RRP – The second series comes to DVD with extras including An Insight into The Making of Story of Series 2 with an exclusive interview with writers Ruth Jones and James Corden, outtakes, James and Ruth on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and audio commentaries on selected episodes. A box set of series one and two will also be released priced at £29.99 RRP.
I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue - £15.99 RRP – BBC Radio’s antidote to panel games comes to DVD. The content here was recorded over 2 legs of the 2007 sell out tour – the series’ first ever live shows in its 35 year history.
Red Dwarf 20th Anniversary Edition - £49.99 RRP – All eight series in one specially packaged box set – sans extras – arrive in November to celebrate Red Dwarf’s 20th anniversary.
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour - £21.99 RRP - Captured live at the NEC in Birmingham, extras on the disc are limited to a behind the scenes featurette.
Torchwood Series 1 & 2 Box Set - £59.99 RRP – Series 1 and 2 boxed together for your Christmas shopping lists.
17th November 2008
Benidorm Series 2 - £19.99 RRP – The second series of this drama series comes to DVD with extras including cast commentary and behind the scenes footage. Also released is a Series 1 and 2 box-set priced at £29.99 RRP.
Chuggington - This 3D animated series for pre-school children looks to help foster values such as honesty, loyalty, compassion and integrity.
Creature Comforts USA Series 3 - £19.99 RRP – The unscripted voices of the American public are brought to life by Aardman over 7 episodes.
Doctor Who: Series 4 - Details here.
Manchester United DVD Annual 2008 - £12.99 RRP – 45 minutes of content for fans of the club.
The Mighty Boosh Series 1 to 3 - £34.99 RRP – 3 series across 7 discs with extras include “A Journey Through Space and Time” documentary, behind the scenes, Royal Television Society Awards, Making Sammy the Crab, Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Cinema Trailer, Crimping Collection, Series 2 Trailers, Early Rehearsal Footage, Paramount Zookeeper Sketches and more.
Richard Hammond’s Top Gear Stunt Challenge - £19.99 RRP – This interactive DVD features five rounds hosted by the Top Gear presenter.
Shaun the Sheep Wash Day - £12.99 RRP – The final eight episodes of this children’s series starring Shaun, Bitzer, Shirley and the flock, not to mention some troublesome pigs. Also released is a Shaun the Sheep Box Set priced at £39.99 RRP featuring all five individual DVDs released to date.
24th November 2008
The Armstrong and Miller Show - £19.99 RRP – Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong reunite after seven years for this new sketch show in which they are joined by Jeremy Dyson from The League of Gentlemen. Extras are limited to interviews.
England’s Summer of Cricket 2008 - £24.99 RRP – This three-disc set with over 11 hours of footage aims to bring you all the action, interviews, news and analysis from seven npower Tests and ten Natwest One Day Internationals played against New Zealand and South Africa.
Goughy’s Gaffes - £19.99 RRP – In his final season as a professional cricketer, England legend Darren Gough introduces the good, the bad and the ugly from the world of cricket. The DVD also includes a 20-minute interview with Gough.
Lead Balloon Series 2 - Jack Dee returns as Rick Spleen in the second series of this comedy co-written by Dee and Pete Sinclair. Extras include commentaries on selected episodes plus Jack Dee Close-Up – an interview with Phil Jupitus. Also released is a Series 1 and 2 box-set.
Merlin Volume 1 - £39.99 RRP – The first five episodes of this new modern version of the Merlin story are included on this three-disc set. Extras include cast and crew video diaries.
Mister Maker – Let’s Make It! - £12.99 RRP - This arts and crafts CBeebies show comes to DVD with an exclusive how to make your very own Christmas Santa Skittle game.
Roary the Racing Car: Stars ‘n’ Cars - £12.99 RRP – Featuring seven episodes of the children’s show, this DVD includes two sing-a-long songs and a racing game.
Survivors Series 1 – 3 - £79.99 RRP – With a new version due to hit the small screen this Autumn, BBC DVD present all three series of the original 1970’s drama. The cult series focuses on a post-apocalyptic world, in the aftermath of a devastating plague which wipes out over 99% of the world’s population, and how a group of individuals grappled with the trials of day-to-day survival. Extras include photo galleries and the BBC4 “The Cult of Survivors” documentary.
World War II – Behind Closed Doors - £29.99 RRP – Written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Laurence Rees (Auschwitz), this six-part series is a new way of seeing the most secret and dramatic events of the Second World War. All 6 episodes are included along with an interview with Rees, audio navigation and descriptions.
1st December 2008
Aled’s Christmas Carols - £4.99 RRP – Aled Jones goes in search of the people, places and fascinating stories behind Britain’s best loved carols. Extras include The Road to Bethlehem: Aled Jones behind the scenes.
Einstein and Eddington - £17.99 RRP – Set amid the chaos of The First World War, this drama takes a closer look at the story behind the creation of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Andy Serkis stars as Einstein, with David Tennant portraying Arthur Eddington, a prominent British astrophysicist who championed Einstein’s theories while Britain rejected anything German.
Strictly Come Dancing The Workout With Kelly & Flavia - £19.99 RRP - Dance those extra Christmas pounds off with this exercise DVD.
8th December 2008
Davina: Super Body Workout - £17.99 RRP – Davina McCall returns with another fitness DVD, this time inspired by her trainer, an ex-Marine, so this year’s workout incorporates elements of military fitness routines. Extras include Super Advanced Abs and Davina on location at an army assault course.
29th December 2008
Barbara Currie’s Power of Yoga - £12.99 RRP – A yoga teacher of 35 years and former yoga presented on GMTV, Barbara Currie presents this Yoga DVD.
The Children - £19.99 RRP – Kevin Whately, Lesley Sharp, Geraldine Somerville and Ian Puleston-Davies star in this three-part ITV thriller about step families and our messy modern lives. An eight year old girl is found murdered on the patio of her home. Any one of the adults who care for her could have killed her, but which one?
Doctor Who: Battlefield - Details here.
Legends of Comedy - £29.99 RRP - This collection brings together three one-off dramas revealing the off-camera lives of some of the best known comedians. Jason Isaacs and Phil Davis star as Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell, stars of hit sitcom Steptoe and Son, in The Curse of Steptoe - a touching tale of two incompatible men bound together by success. David Walliams stars as Frankie Howerd in Rather You Than Me, a drama revealing Howerd’s fight with his inner demons. In Hughie Green, Most Sincerely Trevor Eve stars as Hughie Green, Britain’s first ever “child star” and avuncular front man of hugely successful family TV shows Opportunity Knocks and Double Your Money. But behind-the-scenes, he lived a very different life – he was addicted to prescription drugs, alcohol and women.