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Moving On Series Six

Starring another stellar line up of actors including Catastrophe's Sharon Horgan, Golden Globe winner Hayley Mills (Wild at Heart) and BAFTA winner Peter Egan (Chariots of Fire), the fifth and sixth series of hit BBC One drama Moving On arrive on DVD for the very first time, following the recent success of series four on DVD.

Created by multi award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern (Cracker), this critically acclaimed long running series features stand-alone episodes and with seven series to date, with an eighth in production. Moving On explores complex issues all linked by the common theme of characters who reach a turning point in life... and then move on.

Moving On Series Six comes to DVD 5 September 2016.



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McCallum: The Complete Collection

Set within the morgue at St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End, gripping drama McCallum stars John Hannah (The Mummy) in the title role of Dr. Iain McCallum, a motorcycling forensic pathologist with a passion for truth and more women problems than he can handle.

Surrounding him are his dedicated team of Angela Moloney (Zara Turner - Sliding Doors), Sir Paddy Penfold (Richard Moore - Emmerdale), Fuzzy (James Saxton - Les Miserables) and Bobby (Richard O'Callaghan - Born and Bred), making up a formidable body of opposition to those determined to flaunt the law.

Also starring Suzanna Hamilton (1984), Eva Pope (Waterloo Road) and Nathaniel Parker (Merlin), McCallum: The Complete Collection comes to DVD on 5 September 2016.



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Full Steam Ahead - Victorian Railways

Hop on board for Full Steam Ahead - Victorian Railways, a brand new series from the team that brought us Victorian Farm. It arrives on DVD courtesy of RLJ Entertainment's Acorn Label on 5 September 2016, following its run on BBC Two.

This fascinating six-part series follows well-known historians Peter Ginn, Alex Langlands and Ruth Goodman as they set off down the line on an old-fashioned locomotive, visiting different parts of the country and immersing themselves in the workings of the railways. They get their hands dirty from driving the train, to working in the station, manning the signal box and learning how to run every aspect of a 19th and early 20th century railway.

The age of steam was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life - from trade and transportation to health and recreation. This series reveals how the world we live in today was entirely shaped by the railways, charting the glorious evolution of the rail transportation and how it left its mark on every aspect of our life, landscape and culture.



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Chucklevision The Complete Series Two

'To me to you to me you'...a phrase that will bring a chuckle to many generations.

With its catchy theme song Chuckle Vision Chuckle Chuckle Vision and inimitable stars The Chuckle Brothers, Chucklevision was one of the BBC's longest running children's series gracing our screens from 1987 - 2009 and now series one and two of the hilarious, madcap, much loved series arrive on DVD courtesy of Simply Media.

The Chuckle Brothers aka Barry and Paul Elliott are a TV phenomenon, with their unique humour that transcends kids TV to entertain all ages, and in 2008 they received the Special Award at the Children's BAFTAs for their work.

The second series of the wacky and thoroughly entertaining show aired from 1988 - 1989 and now Chucklevision The Complete Series Two, featuring another 13 zany episodes, arrives on DVD on 29 August 2016.

This series sees the boys investigate hobbies, farming and U.F.O.s, celebrate Christmas and the Australian Bicentennial, perform with a symphony orchestra and learn the art of puppetry, invent a robot and observe wildlife... and that's not all!



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Somewhere at Sea

When Timothy Spall (Secrets & Lies, The Enfield Haunting) one of Britain's best-loved actors, was facing a life-threatening illness, he promised himself that if he survived, he'd take up sailing. The result is a collection of three travelogues, four episodes apiece, of his adventures - Somewhere at Sea, Back at Sea and All At Sea.

Somewhere at Sea is available 29 August 2016 on DVD from Simply Media and follows Timothy and his wife Shane as they navigate around the coast of Britain in a specially built sea-going barge, The Princess Matilda. From Fowey in Cornwall, to Lands End and then onto South Wales, the couple meet local characters and experience the day-to-day adventures of life at sea along the way.



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A Dozen Summers

Garnering critical acclaim on its theatrical release, A Dozen Summers is a delightful, homegrown coming-of-age comedy drama set for DVD release this summer, courtesy of Screenbound.

This heartwarming independent film stars a wealth of young talent and tells us what it's really like to grow up in the 21st Century. Get ready to enter the world of Maisie and Daisy McCormack, twin sisters who have just hijacked a children's film in order to tell their own story. In the process they address issues faced by all twelve year olds such as family, friends, bullying and school life. A Dozen Summers is a movie that will strike a chord with the young and remind parents of their own childhood. It will be released on DVD for the first time on 15 August 2016.



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The Ambassador

British acting legend Pauline Collins OBE (Shirley Valentine, Dickensien) stars as The Ambassador in this powerful BBC drama from award-winning, BAFTA-nominated Russell Lewis (Inspector Morse, Endeavour), which originally aired in 1998 and now makes its UK DVD premier courtesy of Simply Media.

Harriet Smith is the newly appointed British ambassador to Ireland; recently widowed, this sharp-witted confident woman, holds one of Britain's most coveted and powerful Embassy posts and has unenviable task of quelling the mounting tensions between the two countries. She must perform a delicate balancing act between raising her two teenage sons and the demands of her career.

John Stone (Denis Lawson - Bleak House, Star Wars) is Harriet's determined commercial attache and main aide. But the ever-crafty Stone also works for another master - MI6.

Harriet finds herself in a sinister and dangerous world far removed from the cocktail parties of Downing Street. Entangled in a complicated web of half-truths and withheld information - rife both in and outside of the Embassy walls - Harriet is up against a host of people who would love nothing more than to see her fail.



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Empresses in the Palace

An epic tale of love, betrayal and scandal in Imperial China, Empresses in the Palace, aka The Legend of Zhen Huan, was a huge hit across Asia and now this gripping Chinese TV drama makes its UK DVD debut thanks to Simply Media.

Sun Li, China's 'queen of television', stars as Zhen Huan, a 17-year-old innocent introduced into the imperial court as the latest concubine of Emperor Yong Zheng (Chen Jianbin). Her dreams of a new life of love and prosperity are swiftly dashed as she enters a dog-eat-dog world of treachery and corruption.

Her arrival sparks anger and resentment with Consort Hua (Jiang Xhin), the highest-ranking concubine in the imperial harem and a powerful figure due to the authority of her brother, a prominent general. She must also do battle with the First Empress (Ada Choi), whose own elevated position in the court is under threat.

Amidst all the bitter rivalries and deadly conspiracies, Zhen Huan must summon all her inner strength to protect herself - even from those she once counted as friends. But can she rise to wealth and glory in the Forbidden City without being tainted by corruption?

Shown in China in 2012 as 76 episodes across two seasons, the English version is presented as six sumptuous 90-minute episodes and will be released for the first time in the UK on 15 August 2016.



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