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  1. This Week: Volume 1 (2014)

    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 400 minutes), £9.60

    THIS WEEK was the first weekly current-affairs programme aired on commercial television in the UK. Beginning in 1956 as a light, magazine-style show punctuated by more serious items, by the mid-1960s it...

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  2. Norman Conquests, The (2014)

    Director
    Herbert Wise
    Producer
    Verity Lambert
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 306 mins), £8.70

    3-Disc set. A trilogy of plays written by Alan Ayckbourn in 1973 and adapted by Thames Television for broadcast in 1977. Each of the plays depicts the same six characters over the same weekend in a different...

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  3. Armchair Cinema (2009)

    Subject
    Television studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 890 minutes), £18.00

    Armchair Cinema was one of the first projects undertaken by Thames Television’s Euston Films subsidiary. Based on the format of the hugely successful and influential Armchair Theatre, Armchair Cinema...

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  4. Thames Shakespeare Collection (2006 Television, Video)

    Subject
    Drama

    A DVD collection of four Shakespeare productions from Thames Television previously released as individual video cassettes. The 4-DVD set comprises ROMEO AND JULIET (1976) directed Joan Kemp-Welch with Ann...

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  5. Theatre Girls (2006)

    Director
    Kim Longinotto; Claire Pollak
    Producer
    Udi Eichler
    Subject
    Film Studies; Social welfare; Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 57 minutes), £50.00

    The Theatre Girls Club was a hostel for homeless, destitute and alcoholic women in Soho, London. Run by six paid workers, it was the only hostel in London which to take any women at any time. The filmmakers...

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  6. Look Back in Anger (2004)

    Subject
    Literature; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 114 minutes), £12.99

    A television adaptation of John Osbourn’s ‘kitchen sink’ drama starring Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.

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  7. Film Focus: 21st Century Bard - The Making of Twelfth Night (2004 Multimedia, Television)

    Director
    Tim Supple
    Producer
    Rachel Gesua
    Subject
    English language and literature; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 4 x 25 minutes), £19.00

    Four short documentaries about the making of 4Learning’s contemporary production of Twelfth Night which was specially made for broadcast on school’s television. The programmes offer extended interviews...

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  8. Crime Inc: The Real Story of the Mafia (7 Parts) (2002)

    Subject
    Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 360 min), £24.99

    The story of the Mafia told with the use of interviews with former mafia boss, Jimmy the Weasel Fratianno, archive home movies and FBI surveillance footage. Originally shown as a 7-part television series.

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  9. Merchant of Venice, The (1996) (1996 Television, Video)

    Director
    Alan Horrox
    Producer
    Alan Horrox
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Out of Distribution

    Filmed partly on location in Venice, the specially commissioned production of The Merchant of Venice emphasises contemporary issues of capitalism, feminism, and racism in the form of anti-semitism. Bob Peck...

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  10. Time to Remember: The Second World War, A (1995 Video)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, 2 videocassettes. VHS. b&w. 324 min., 1995 sale: £19.99 (inclusive)

    Twelve episodes from Thames Television’s 1969-71 documentary series compiled from Pathé News Library material covering the six years of World War 2, 1939-45.

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