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The Ginger Tree

Starring Samantha Bond (Golden Eye) in one of her earliest TV roles, The Ginger Tree (1989) is a period drama based on a novel by Oswald Wynd and adapted by Oscar winner Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons).

In 1903, a young Scottish woman, Mary MacKenzie (Bond) travels to Manchuria to marry a British army officer. Disenchanted with her husband, Mary falls in love with a married Japanese nobleman, Count Kentaro Kurihama (Daisuke Ryu - Ran) and bears his son. But when he brings her to Tokyo, Mary soon faces hardships and ostracism as both a Westerner and a woman.

This compelling BAFTA winning series was a co-production of the BBC and NHK Japan and was the first TV drama to be recorded in HD by the BBC.



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Nature Boy

17 year-old David (Lee Ingleby - The A Word) has only vague memories of his father (Paul McGann - Withnail & I), who left many years ago after endowing him with an early love of nature. Determined to track him down, David leaves home and embarks on a search along the way finding love, pain and a new purpose as he becomes involved in environmental campaigning.

Directed by BAFTA winner Joe Wright (Atonement) and written by Bryan Elsley (Skins), Nature Boy (2000) is a moving rite of passage that won the Royal Television Society 2001 award for Best Drama Serial and also stars Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey).



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Charters & Caldicott

Based on the characters from Alfred Hitchcock's film The Lady Vanishes, but set in modern day 1985, Charters and Caldicott are two retired gentelman who abandon their regular Friday lunch and cinema visit when a young girl is found murdered in Caldicott's flat.

This fun-filled series follows the pair as they find themselves drawn into the muder mystery and stars Michael Aldridge (Last of the Summer Wine) and Robin Bailey (I Didn't Know You Cared) alongside Caroline Blakiston (Poldark) and Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses).



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Next of Kin

Directed and produced by BAFTA winner Gareth Gwenlan (Only Fools and Horses) and starring renowned actor Penelope Keith (The Good Life), William Gaunt (The Champions) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey), Next of Kin is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One from 1995 to 1997, and now it comes to DVD as Next of Kin: The Complete Collection.

Well-to-do couple Maggie and Andrew Prentice are forced to abandon their dreams of early retirement after they reluctantly become guardians of their orphaned grandchildren, following the death of their estranged son.



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Black Horse Canyon

Black Horse Canyon (1954) is a beautifully shot Western based on Lee Savage's novel The Wild Horse.

McCrea (Foreign Correspondent) stars as novice rancher Del Rockwell, who goes in pursuit of a magnificent wild black stallion hoping to use it for stud purposes, but rival landowners Jennings (Murvyn Vye - Road to Bali) and Aldis Spain (Mari Blanchard - McLintock) have other ideas and want the horse for their own ranches.

by Jesse Hibbs (Perry Mason), this exciting saga comes to a thrilling climax and stars award-winning wild stallion, Outlaw.



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Bad Sister

Hollywood icon and two-time Oscar winner Bette Davis (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?), features in her first ever film role in this thrilling family saga, Bad Sister (1931).

Naive Marianne Madison (Sidney Fox - Midnight) is bored with her routine life and falls for dashing con artist Valentine Corliss (Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca), who uses their relationship to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme.

Following their wedding night in a sleazy hotel, Valentine abandons Marianne and she returns home to beg forgiveness from her jilted fiance Dick Lindley (Conrad Nagel - All That Heaven Allows), only to find he has turned his attention to her shy younger sister Laura (Davis).



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Cattle Drive

Shot in Death Valley, California and Paria, Utah, Cattle Drive is an atmospheric coming-of-age adventure story from 1951, directed by Kurt Neumann (The Fly) and starring Joel McCrea in the lead role, alongside Chill Wills (Giant).

Chester Graham Jr. (Dean Stockwell - Quantum Leap), the spoilt teenage son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by Dan Mathews (McCrea) a cattle herder on his way to San Diego. As they head toward civilisation together, the youngster is forced to knuckle down and accept the fatherly guidance of Mathews, who teaches him the value of hard work and upstanding behaviour.



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Back to God's Country

The inimitable Rock Hudson (Giant) stars in this action-packed drama from 1953 based on a story by respected adventure writer James Oliver Curwood.

Helmed by Star Trek director Joseph Pevney, Back to God's Country is set in a small village in the icy wilderness of Alaska, where schooner captain Peter Keith (Hudson) and his wife, Dolores (Marcia Henderson - All I Desire), prepare to set sail with their precious cargo of furs.

When a ruthless businessman, Paul Blake (Steve Cochran - White Heat) and his associate Frank Hudson (Hugh O'Brian - Twins) conspire to keep Keith's boat in dock until the weather becomes too foreboding to leave, Peter and Dolores must embark on a desperate expedition to escape the isolated region.



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