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Network DVD in August

Below is a look at the titles Network DVD have coming to UK DVD this month...

2nd August 2010

Class Act – The Complete Series - Joanna Lumley stars in this comedy drama penned by BAFTA winner Michael Aitkins and produced by Verity Lambert (Doctor Who, Jonathan Creek). Ian McNeice, Dennis Waterman, Elizabeth Spriggs, Keith Allen and Celia Imrie are among a host of guest stars.
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The Four Just Men – The Complete Series (web exclusive) - This ITC crime drama series, loosely based on Edgar Wallace’s novel of 1905, assembles an array of talent: Jack Hawkins (The Cruel Sea), Richard Conte (The Godfather) and Oscar nominees Vittorio de Sica and Dan Dailey star as the four men chosen to pursue justice and defeat tyranny worldwide
Their regular co-stars include Avengers star Honor Blackman, as glamorous secretary Nicole, Lisa Gastoni, June Thorburn, and Andrew Keir (Quatermass and the Pit).
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Gazette – The Complete Series (web exclusive) - Gerald Harper (Adam Adamant Lives!) stars as James Hadleigh, proprietor of a Yorkshire newspaper owned by his father. Created by Robert Barr and originally screened in 1968, Gazette introduced the charming, privileged but conscientious protagonist whose continuing mixed fortunes would be chronicled in Hadleigh, Yorkshire Television’s long-running series aired between 1969 and 1976 – also available on DVD from Network.
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My Old Man – Series 1 - Clive Dunn (Bootsie and Snudge, Dad’s Army) is Sam Cobbett, the geriatric hero of this Yorkshire Television sitcom. Based on a BBC pilot that originally starred Ronnie Barker, My Old Man takes a look at the generation gap – in particular, what happens when a lively, opinionated old codger ends up living under the same roof as his daughter and son-in-law.
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Pardon My Genie – Series 1 - Ellis Jones plays Hal, with Roy Barraclough (Sez Les) starring as his long-suffering boss Mr Cobbledick, and Hugh Paddick (Round the Horne) as the Genie. Aimed at a young audience but popular with children and adults alike, Pardon My Genie was devised and written by Roberts Robots and Rentaghost creator Bob Block.
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Roberts Robots – Series 1 - Stars John Clive as Robert and Magpie presenter Jenny Hanley as Angela.
From Bob Block, creator of Rentaghost. This release comprises all seven episodes of series one, originally screened in 1973.
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16th August 2010

A Mind To Kill – Series 3 - Philip Madoc (The Life and Times of David Lloyd George) plays DCI Noel Bain.
This gritty, darkly authentic detective thriller set in South Wales won a Welsh BAFTA for Best Sound in 2001.
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Selwyn – The Complete Series - Starring Bill Maynard (The Gaffer, Heartbeat) and Niamh Cusack. Spinning off from Yorkshire Television’s hugely successful Oh No It’s Selwyn Froggitt!, Selwyn was again produced and directed by sitcom legend Ronnie Baxter (Rising Damp).
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23rd August 2010

Cannon and Ball – Series 1 - Having been given their major TV break on Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night in 1978, Oldham welders-turned Clubland stars Cannon and Ball went from strength to strength, and this ratings-winning LWT series, launched the following year, consolidated their success and made them household names. Speciall guests include Irene Handl, June Whitfield, Maureen Lipman, Liza Goddard and Michael Robbins (On the Buses).
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Father Dear Father – Series 6 - A continuing hit with viewers on its first appearance in 1970, Father, Dear Father regularly topped the ITV ratings during its six-year run. Guest-stars Tony Britton, Donald Sinden, Leslie Phillips and Jack Hulbert.
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Fresh Fields – Series 2 - Fresh Fields’ wry, gentle humour made it a firm favourite with viewers, spawning an equally popular sequel - French Fields - and earning McKenzie a BAFTA nomination for Best Light Entertainment Performance. Starring Anton Rodgers (May to September) and Julie McKenzie (Cranford).
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In Loving Memory – Series 5 - Thora Hird (Talking Heads, Last of the Summer Wine) brings her inimitable sense of humour to the role of Ivy Unsworth, alongside Christopher Beeny (The Rag Trade, Upstairs Downstairs, Last of the Summer Wine) as Billy.
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The Protectors – The Complete Series - Robert Vaughn (Hustle) stars alongside Nyree Dawn Porter (Hilary and Jackie) and Tony Anholt (Space: 1999, Howard’s Way). Produced by Gerry Anderson and Reg Hill (Thunderbirds), this glossy, stylish series was one of ITC’s most lavish and ambitious projects, boasting action-packed storylines, state-of-the-art special effects and location filming in some of Europe’s most glamorous cities.
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Surgical Spirit – Series 7 - This seventh and final medical sitcom series was originally screened in 1995. Stars Nichola McAuliffe (Coronation Street) and Duncan Preston (Dinnerladies, Emmerdale).
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That’s My Boy – Series 1 - Starring sitcom legend Mollie Sugden (Are You Being Served?) as Ida Willis. Written by Pam Valentine and Michael Ashton (You’re Only Young Twice), That’s My Boy was an enduring success for Yorkshire Television, running for five series and a Christmas special between 1981 and 1986.
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30th August 2010

Birds of a Feather – Series 1- Sitcom starring Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson as the two bickering sisters and Lesley Joseph as their nosey and oversexed neighbour. This massively popular programme reached over 15 million viewers at its peak, and ran for nine series (102 episodes, including specials) between 1989 and 1998. It was sold to over 30 countries worldwide.
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Birds of a Feather – Series 2 - Everyone’s favourite Essex girls return with this second series of Birds of a Feather – one of the 1990s’ most successful, long-running and memorable sitcoms. This release also features the feature-length Christmas Specials from 1990.
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Miss Jones and Son – Series 1 - Starring Paula Wilcox (Man About the House) and Christopher Beeny (In Loving Memory). Running for two series in 1977 and 1978, Miss Jones and Son was written by Richard Waring (And Mother Makes Three), and produced and directed by Peter Frazer-Jones (Man About the House, Robin’s Nest); it was also notable for being the first British sitcom to depict a single mother.
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Wycliffe – Series 3 – Currently shown on ITV3, the quietly conscientious Wycliffe offers something of a contrast to the classic ‘maverick detective’ character, and is played by charismatic, BAFTA-nominated actor Jack Shepherd. The series’ haunting theme music, composed by Nigel Hess, received the Royal Television Society’s award for the best television theme, and Wycliffe remained a top-rated drama throughout its five-year run.
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You’re Only Young Twice – Series 1 - This highly popular Yorkshire Television sitcom stars much-loved TV battleaxe Peggy Mount on robust form as Flora Petty. Pat Coombs co-stars as Cissie, while veteran stage actress Lally Bowers (A Fine Romance) and sitcom regular Diana King are fellow residents Dolly and Mildred.
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