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Network DVD in April

Below is a look at what titles Network have coming to UK DVD in April 2009...

6th April 2009

Watching – Series 3 - £12.99 RRP – The third series of this offbeat ITV comedy comes to DVD with all six episodes plus the 1988 Christmas Special.

Public Eye – The Complete 1972/3 Series - £29.99 RRP – Alfred Burke stars in this private eye drama series. This four-disc set contains 13 episodes.

Within These Walls – Series 2 - £29.99 RRP – The second series of this prison drama starring Googie Withers arrives on a four-disc set. The only extra is PDF Script.

Hadleigh – Series 4 - £29.99 RRP – Originally screened in 1976, the fourth series of Hadleigh arrives on a four-disc set with the following extras:

  • The Lonely Man on the Hill - new, exclusive documentary covering the making of all four series of Hadleigh. Features contributions from star Gerald Harper, producers Terence Williams and Jacky Stoller, and co-stars Peter Dennis, Jane Merrow, Jenny Twigge and John Laurimore
  • Commentary on Broke with Gerald Harper and producer Jacky Stoller
  • The Making of Hadleigh PDF.

Get Some In – Series 3 - £12.99 RRP – The third series of this sitcom is available for the first time on any format.

20th April 2009

Boon – Series 2 - £39.99 RRP - Michael Elphick is back as Ken Boon, the former fireman with the heart of gold, a passion for adventures and his trademark motorbike. The second series is spread across four-discs.

After Henry – Series 3 - £19.99 RRP – The third series of this sitcom starring Prunella Scales arrives as a two-disc set.

The Death of Adolf Hitler - £9.99 RRP - Hitler’s final days in the Berlin Bunker - from his birthday on April 20th to his suicide ten days later set the context of this LWT drama starring Frank Finlay.

Laurence Olivier Presents Harold Pinter’s The Collection - £9.99 RRP - Laurence Olivier, Helen Mirren, Alan Bates and Malcolm McDowell star in this play by Harold Pinter. There is one extra on the disc:
  • The South Bank Show (29th November 1998): in this very rare television appearance, Harold Pinter gives an extraordinarily frank and honest interview to Melvyn Bragg.

Shirley’s World – Complete Series - £24.99 RRP - Shirley MacLaine stars in this ITC drama as a photo-journalist who ends up with some intriguing cases and some precarious situations.

27th April 2009

Manhunt – Complete Series - £59.99 RRP – This wartime drama comprises of 26 episodes spread across 8 discs.

Frost On Sunday – Best of - £29.99 RRP - Made at a time when Sir David Frost was hosting a chat show in the US and then jetting back to the UK to do three shows over the weekend, Frost on Sunday concentrates its energy on fifty minutes worth of light entertainment featuring numerous sketches from Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker and Josephine Tewson. A number of editions of Frost on Sunday no longer exist - this set includes the first show from 1968, which was the subject of a technical strike and so has no on-screen credits. The rest of the shows come from the second series in 1970, including the edition on 8th March 1970 where the team decamped from their Wembley studios to the London Palladium to present that year's British Film and Television Awards. Though it only exists in a slightly edited format, this special show features Laurence Olivier, Morecambe and Wise, Marty Feldman and John Alderton with the Fenn Street Gang (in character!).

The Comedians – Best of Series 3 - £12.99 RRP - Bernard Manning, Mike Reid, Charlie Williams, Jim Bowen and many more feature in this best of set.

Shabby Tiger – Complete Series - £19.99 RRP – This drama series based on Howard Spring’s best-selling novel is released for the first time on any format.

Stormy Weather - £12.99 RRP – This 1936 comedy is directed by and stars Tom Walls.

The Private Life of Henry VIII - £12.99 RRP - Charles Laughton took home as Oscar for his portrayal of Henry VIII in this film.

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