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New Tricks Series 12 and The Complete Collection

THE TEAM are back for the twelfth and final series of the much-loved, smash hit BBC drama New Tricks. Following its final outing on BBC One on Tuesday evenings, series 12 comes to DVD alongside a bumper box set, New Tricks The Complete Collection courtesy of RLJ Entertainment's Acorn Label.

Investigating the Met's cold cases under the watchful eye of their boss DCI Sasha Miller (Tamzin Outhwaite - EastEnders, Hotel Babylon), Larry Lamb (EastEnders, Gavin & Stacey) joins The Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad as old school ex-copper Ted Case, alongside returning cast members Nicholas Lyndhurst (Rock & Chips, Only Fools and Horses), Denis Lawson (Star Wars, Holby City) and Dennis Waterman (Minder, The Sweeney) for a dramatic final ten episodes, packed full of the mystery, drama and trademark humour the fans know and love.

The team must put head over heart as one of their own is implemented in a case that spans three decades and shakes the police force to its core, while the very existence of UCOS also comes under threat.



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Grace Of My Heart

Featuring a dazzling stellar cast, a stunning soundtrack and Martin Scorsese as executive producer, Grace Of My Heart hits all the right notes as it charts the inspirational story of a female singer-songwriter's struggle to make her mark in the dynamic American music scene of the 1960s and 1970s and comes to UK DVD for the first time ever. Inspired by the life of Carole King this wonderfully nostalgic and exuberant 1996 feature film runs in parallel to King's life and career and is released on DVD on 12 October 2015, courtesy of Odyssey and coincides with the Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, currently showing in London's West End. Set at the time when prodigiously talented singer-songwriters were fighting for recognition in a tough, male-dominated music industry, Grace Of My Heart traces the 'long and winding road' to stardom of Denise Waverly (Illeana Douglas - Six Feet Under), whose songs bring fame to other people - until she finds her own voice.



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Pompidou

LITTLE BRITAIN's Matt Lucas is Pompidou, in this superb visual comedy series about an elderly oddball aristocrat who has fallen on hard times. It originally aired on BBC One and Netflix, and now Pompidou makes its DVD debut thanks to RLJ Entertainment's Acorn Label.

In a clapped-out old caravan parked in front of his now crumbling estate lives Pompidou, a tubby, pompous, penniless, yet ultimately lovable aristocrat, kept company by his long-serving and loyal butler Hove (Alex Macqueen - The Inbetweeners) and his devoted Afghan Hound Marion. But when there's no food and no money, or no heat and no money; or no money and no money, what's a man like Pompidou to do?

He tries the lottery or searches for an antique; he takes on a blind date or empties his cupboards for a jumble sale. But whatever he does, Pompidou embraces a whole new world or laughter as he tries to turn his life around - without being naughty... very naughty.

Created by Matt Lucas, alongside Julian Dutton (Chucklevision) and Ashley Blaker (The Matt Lucas Awards), this endearing slapstick comedy comes to DVD on 12 October 2015, complete with an array of excellent special features including Behind the Scenes and Bloopers.



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The Green Man

British acting great Albert Finney stars as a slimy hotel owner in The Green Man, a gripping ghostly BBC Two mini series from 1990, which comes to DVD courtesy of Simply Media.

Maurice Allington (Finney - Skyfall, The Gathering Storm) is the promiscuous and alcoholic owner of a quaint British bed-and-breakfast hotel, the Green Man Inn. In the hope of attracting customers, when he's not trying to seduce them, Allington keeps his guests entertained with tales of ghosts and spirits haunting his hotel, spreading rumours that the ghost of a notorious 17th century occult scientist haunts it. But he and his guests are in for a shock when they realise that the hotel is possessed by some very real and malevolent other-worldly spirits.

At times a sexual farce, at others a ghostly thriller, this BAFTA winning extraordinary three-part series is based on the Kingsley Amis 1969 satirical novel of the same name. Starring Linda Marlowe (Eastenders, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Sarah Berger (Murphy's Law, Castles), Nicky Henson (Syriana, Downton Abbey) and Josie Lawrence (Whose Line is it Anyway?, Fat Friends), it makes its DVD debut on 5 October 2015.



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An Englishman's Castle

An Englishman’s Castle (1978) starring Kenneth More (Father Brown), Isla Blair (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and Anthony Bate (Tinker, Tailor, Solider Spy), is set in an alternate 1970s on an Earth where Germany won the Second World War and is now occupying England. Peter Ingram (More) is the lead writer of a popular soap opera set in Blitz-era London, and knowingly turns a blind eye to the local Nazi rule, opting for the easy life. But when faced with the stark reality of the situation Peter has a difficult decision to make.



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Chandler & Co. Series 1 & 2

When Dee Chandler Tate (Barbara Flynn - Miss Potter) and her former sister-in-law Elly (Catherine Russell - Holby City) set up a private detective agency, they have no idea what a dramatic turn their lives will take. Chandler and Co. Series 1 & 2 charts adventures of the rookie detectives and originally aired from 1994 to 1995. It also stars Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) and Susan Fleetwood (The Buddha of Suburbia) as Chandler's partner in the second series.



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A Picture Of Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield was a modernist writer known for her short stories. Having been brought up in New Zealand, Mansfield left for London when she was 15 but her life was cut tragically short when she died of tuberculosis aged just 34. A Picture of Katherine Mansfield tells her story in this magnetic series in which each episode includes a dramatisation of a moment in Mansfield's fascinating life and an adaptation of one of her short stories. Vanessa Redgrave (Julia) stars as Mansfield, alongside Jeremy Brett (Sherlock Holmes) and Annette Crosbie (One Foot in the Grave) in this 1973 drama co-written by Robin Chapman (Dalziel and Pascoe).



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3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Two cars. 10 bullets. Two lives irrevocably changed. All within 3 1/2 Minutes. The tragic tale of 17-year-old Jordan Davis and an argument over loud music from a car containing a group of black teenagers, that escalated in a flash into shots being fired is told in 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets.

The fallout of the senseless killing and the subsequent trial of middle-aged white man Michael Dunn is charted in this riveting documentary released in cinemas on 2 October 2015 by Dogwoof.

Awarded a Special Jury Award at Sundance 2015, 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets directed by Marc Silver (Who Is Dayani Cristal?), is an unflinching look at racism and violence in the USA and how it impacts ordinary families and young black lives. Blending police interrogation footage, real-life courtroom drama, reconstructions of the incident in a garage forecourt alongside moving and intimate interviews with Jordan Davis' parents, the film tells this powerful tale looking at the local implications and its effects on the families and a community. But it also tells a wider story about racism, prejudice and the search for justice within the American judicial system.



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