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Friday 11th December 2020

Well, this is it: your last newsletter before Christmas arrives - two weeks today, yikes! We start this week with the latest films announced by archive distributor Network: all remastered to HD for the very first time, with some (basic) restoration work for Blu-ray premiere releases.

Speaking of whom, they're currently running a lovely 25% sale on a selection of domestic sitcom treats from across the decades. We wrote them an article about the titles featured - have a look!

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Please Turn Over

Please Turn Over

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A precocious teenage daughter writes a steamy bestseller featuring fictionalised versions of her family and friends, turning their quiet suburban life upside down in the process when their neighbours believe that the book's contents are true.

Ted Ray, Jean Kent, Leslie Phillips and Joan Sims star in this comedy from the quintessential Carry On team of writer Norman Hudis, producer Peter Rogers and director Gerald Thomas. Based on the hit West End comedy Book Of The Month, Please Turn Over is featured here as a high definition remaster from original film elements in its theatrically exhibited aspect ratio.

The Show Goes On

The Show Goes On

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Beloved by the British public for her string of hit pre-war films, Gracie Fields's Lancastrian earthiness, impish humour and memorable songs have endeared her to many generations of fans. The Show Goes On sees Gracie starring opposite Owen Nares and John Stuart in a semi-autobiographical musical romance.

Sally Lee, an erstwhile mill girl who fancies her chances on stage, tries her luck in London but ends up busking. When she's spotted by Martin Fraser, a composer of sentimental songs, her career takes an unexpected turn!

Johnny Frenchman

Johnny Frenchman

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Renowned farceur Tom Walls stars alongside French cinematic icon Francoise Rosay in this heart-warming comedy drama from Ealing.

Made as World War Two was coming to an end but set during its opening months, Johnny Frenchman follows the age-old rivalry between the Cornish and Breton fisherfolk. Harbourmaster Nat Pomeroy holds a particular grudge... not just for the Bretons' incessant poaching, but for the harbour dues he loses in the process!

Sailors Three

Sailors Three

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A broad naval comedy that kept cinemagoers highly entertained during the early years of World War Two, Sailors Three was Walter Forde's last film for Ealing and Tommy Trinder's first. Co-starring Claude Hulbert and Michael Wilding, this is a memorable mix of music hall and propaganda.

On shore leave from HMS Ferocious at a neutral South American port, three sailors have one shandy too many before re-boarding their ship. Unfortunately it's not their ship and they wake up to find they've drunkenly boarded the German pocket battleship Ludendorf!

It's In The Air

It's In The Air

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It's In The Air (1939) finds everyone's favourite fool, musical comedy legend George Formby, fulfilling his dream of joining the RAF - though, of course, he does it the hard way! The pre-war Ealing comedy co-stars Polly Ward, Jack Hobbs, Garry Marsh and Hal Gordon.

Hapless George's dreams of flying are continually thwarted, and when he's even rejected for a job as an Air Raid Warden he sneakily tries on his brother-in-law's RAF despatch rider uniform. Finding an urgent communiqué in its pockets he decides to deliver it himself... and ends up with his head in the clouds - though not in the way he'd expected!

Tony Nicholson - The Squire Of Knotty Ash And His Lady: An Intimate Biography Of Sir Ken Dodd

Tony Nicholson - The Squire Of Knotty Ash And His Lady: An Intimate Biography Of Sir Ken Dodd

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Sir Ken Dodd was a national institution. He worked tirelessly as one Britain's most popular comedians for a staggering seven decades. His five hour stage shows were legendary, and he was still performing these hilarious theatrical marathons right up to the age of ninety. Ken was the comedian's comedian. Fellow pros idolised him and looked up to him as the guv'nor. He was also a talented ballad singer, and enjoyed a hugely successful chart-topping career in the 1960s. In fact his was the only name, apart from The Beatles, to appear in the top five best-selling singles of that iconic pop music decade.

Despite his nationwide fame and his crazy, larger-than-life stage persona, he was actually a very private person, away from the limelight. A quiet, well-read, deeply religious thinker. He consciously separated 'the two Ken Dodds', as he referred to them, and always declined to cooperate with biographers, in order to keep the private Ken Dodd just that - private. This book, thanks to Ken's wife, Lady Dodd, gives his many fans the first ever in-depth account of his astonishing story, and unravels 'the other Ken Dodd' - the fascinating, kind and complicated private man with whom she spent her life.

Ben Ashenden And Alex Owen - The Comeback

Ben Ashenden And Alex Owen - The Comeback

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The script for the anticipated new West End play from double act The Pin.

Up-and-coming comics Alex and Ben have been booked in the warm-up spot for a beloved but fading double act's comeback tour. Neither is delighted to be playing to a sparse crowd in a sleepy, seaside town - but when it's revealed that a Hollywood director is in the audience, both acts glimpse a final chance for their big break. Cue sabotage, mistaken identity and full-on farcical mayhem, as the performance descends into a desperate battle for the limelight.

Just A Minute - Remembering Nicholas Parsons

Just A Minute - Remembering Nicholas Parsons

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Nicholas Parsons was the host of Just A Minute for nearly 52 years - from its first broadcast on 22nd December 1967 until his last show on 23rd September 2019, aged 96.

Celebrate his life and work with this series of documentaries, plus the complete Series 85 of Just A Minute - his final series. Included are: Nicholas Parsons: A Man Of Many Parts; Paul Merton's favourite episode of Just A Minute; and Nicholas's appearance on Desert Island Discs.

The News Quiz 2020 - The Complete Series 101, 102 & 103

The News Quiz 2020 - The Complete Series 101, 102 & 103

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The complete Series 101, 102 and 103 of the satirical radio panel show, hosted by Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes and Andy Zaltzman.

Guests in these three series include Mark Steel, Lucy Porter, Rachel Parris, Hugo Rifkind, Kerry Godliman, Zoe Lyons, Elis James, Sindhu Vee, Paul Sinha, Darren Harriott, Simon Evans, Andy Parsons, Tom Allen and Daliso Chaponda.

Erik The Viking - Special Edition

Erik The Viking - Special Edition

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A viking with a conscience, Erik tires of pillaging and decides to set out on a quest. When the wise Freya informs Erik that a great mythic wolf has eaten the sun, the warrior resolves to venture to Asgard, home of the Norse gods, to set things right. Before Erik can reach Asgard, he and his allies must first find a magical horn that resides in the land of King Arnulf, who, luckily for the hero, has a lovely daughter, Princess Aud.

Includes 103-minute and 93-minute cuts of the film in HD, and "The Director's Son's Cut" (79-minutes) in standard definition. It's out at the end of the month - order your copy now.

James Acaster's Findings

James Acaster's Findings

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You may know him from his Netflix series Repertoire, his podcast Off Menu or James Acaster's Perfect Sounds, but before all of that James Acaster was one of the top researchers working in the UK today. In these five shows, he probes deeply into a variety of subjects - and shares his eye-opening conclusions.

Accompanied by agreeable assistant Nathaniel Metcalfe and Donna from the Complaints Department he tackles the big questions on the topics of bread, wood, fruit, wheels and paint.

Also included is a bonus short story, Comic Fringes episode Sorry For Your Loss, recorded in front of a live audience at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Boxer & Doberman - The Complete Series 1 & 2

Boxer & Doberman - The Complete Series 1 & 2

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Taggart meets A Touch Of Cloth in all six episodes of this parody police procedural featuring DI Bob Boxer and his sidekick DC Shona Doberman. They're an unlikely couple of cops - he's grizzled, old-school and wears a cardigan; she's young, instinctive and wields a Blackberry. But together they tackle cases so tough, they'd make Frost flinch and Rebus run away...

Schemers

Schemers

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A new, independent comedy film.

Davie is a dreamer, constantly hustling for his next buck, then losing it on the horses. After a football injury, Davie falls for trainee nurse Shona and tries to impress her by running a disco. Along with friends John and Scot, the trio start promoting bands - culminating in a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden gig at the Caird Hall, Dundee. With ambition so grand they go deep in debt with Fergie, a gangster of legendary violence, Davie needs to use every trick in the book to pull off the biggest scheme of his life.

28 Acts In 28 Minutes

28 Acts In 28 Minutes

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John Humphrys hosts the quick-fire comedy show featuring 28 acts performing for one minute each.

Making the most of their minutes are a plethora of top-class talents, including Adam Buxton, Jason Manford, Nicholas Parsons, Sarah Millican, Richard Herring, Miles Jupp, Frankie Boyle, Isy Suttie, Tim Key, John Bishop, Tim Minchin, Jason Byrne, Stephen K Amos, Shappi Khorsandi, Stewart Lee, Marcus Brigstocke, Phil Cornwell and John Finnemore. Featuring a mix of award-winning comedians and newcomers to the scene, there's something for everyone, from stand-up to sketches, satire, songs and poems - with a few surprises thrown in. And if you don't like any of the acts, well...another will be along in about 55 seconds.

Stars In Your Eyes

Stars In Your Eyes

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A group of feisty, talented young performers pool their resources and buy a dilapidated theatre to showcase their acts - but unscrupulous property developers also want the theatre and resort to dirty tricks to disrupt the first night's performance!

The quintessential British comedy-musical-romance, Stars In Your Eyes is a love letter to the last days of variety that has lost none of its warmth and heart in the six decades since it was first filmed. With fabulous musical numbers, sparkling comedy routines and tear-jerking romance it showcases a terrific cast of stars of the day, and stars in the making.

From independent family studio Adelphi Films', this brand new restoration is presented in the film's original Camerascope theatrical aspect ratio. This release also includes a range of special features from the Adelphi Films collection.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul

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Presented in triple gatefold vinyl for the very first time, Dirk Gently - The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul sees Harry Enfield return as the singular detective in this full-cast BBC radio dramatisation of the novel by Douglas Adams. First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2008, these fantastically entertaining comedy sci-fi dramas are adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs.

When Dirk Gently's long-suffering secretary, Janice, resigns to work in an airport, it's the beginning of a very strange adventure for both of them. The detective takes to reading palms whilst dressed as an old gypsy woman, but meanwhile the ancient Norse God Odin has fallen into the hands of an unscrupulous advertising executive (and her husband). Bring on Odin's son, Thor, a godlike curse that turns Janice into a vending machine, and countless other interconnected things.

Dead Ringers - Series 20

Dead Ringers - Series 20

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Dead Ringers' sharp satire on figures from popular culture returns for a 20th series. This release includes six new episodes, plus three Christmas specials of the award-winning show bringing back topical comedy, political vituperation, media mauling and celebrity savaging from Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.

Jenny Eclair - Older And Wider: A Survivor's Guide To The Menopause

Jenny Eclair - Older And Wider: A Survivor's Guide To The Menopause

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Older And Wider is Jenny Eclair's "hilarious, irreverent and refreshingly honest" compendium of the menopause. Her whistle-stop tour of the menopause in all its glory will make every woman realise that it really isn't just you. Jenny shares the surprising lessons she has learnt along the way as well as her hard-won tips on the joy of cardigans, dealing with the empty nest (get a lodger) and keeping the lid on the pressure cooker of your temper (count to twenty, ten is never enough).

Pixie

Pixie

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When a drug heist goes wrong, a group of criminals go on the run from gangsters out for revenge.

Released in cinemas only briefly ahead of the second lockdown, you'll be able to enjoy this comedy feature at home from January.

Mel Giedroyc - The Best Things

Mel Giedroyc - The Best Things

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The debut novel from Mel Giedroyc. It's the story of a family who lose everything, only to find themselves, and each other, along the way. As the bailiffs move in and the money runs out, Sally realises that she and her children don't have a clue about how to survive. Or do they? The Parkers are about to discover that the best things in life aren't things at all.

Sara Gibbs - Drama Queen

Sara Gibbs - Drama Queen

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A memoir by comedy writer Sara Gibbs, focusing on her time growing up with autism. Sara looks back through her childhood, her teenage years into adulthood and considers "the embarrassing, heartbreaking and hilarious moments that make complete sense now she knows she is, in fact, not quite like everyone else, after all".

Tomorrow, Today! - The Complete Series 1 And 2

Tomorrow, Today! - The Complete Series 1 And 2

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1961. Radio producer Hugo is proud of his new science fiction show. It's the world of the future, where anything can happen: and often does... There's just one problem: nobody's listening. The future's about to be a thing of the past - until government intervention saves the series from cancellation. With the Russians forging ahead with space travel, BBC bigwigs are persuaded that Tomorrow, Today! could serve as a useful anti-Soviet propaganda tool. Rescued from the scrapheap, the show is free to head fearlessly for the stars - including a renowned Shakespearean thespian cast in the role of an android. But reviews are poor, the Home Office won't stop interfering and as 1962 dawns, things are looking dark. Two suspicious deaths lead to rumours of a curse, Hugo is tempted away to TV, and with Harold Macmillan set to guest star, the programme is infiltrated by a spy. As the Cuban missile crisis escalates and the Cold War hots up, the whole show relocates to Wales - but will that prove any safer? Written by award-winning dramatist Christopher William Hill, this sci-fi spoof stars Joseph Kloska, Peter Bowles, Cheryl Campbell and John Fortune.

Lenny Henry - Who Am I, Again?

Lenny Henry - Who Am I, Again?

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In 1975, a gangly black 16-year-old from Dudley, decked out in floppy bow tie and Frank Spencer beret, appeared on our TV screens for the first time. So began the transformation from apprentice factory worker to future national treasure of Sir Lenny Henry.

In his long-awaited autobiography, Lenny tells the extraordinary story of his early years and sudden rise to fame. Born soon after his Jamaican parents had arrived in the Midlands, Lenny was raised as one of seven siblings in a boisterous, hilarious, complicated working household, and sent out into the world with his mum's mantra of 'H'integration! H'integration! H'integration!' echoing in his ears.

Mark Steel's In Town - Series 9 & 10

Mark Steel's In Town - Series 9 & 10

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In these two series of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show, comedian Mark Steel is on the road again, visiting places that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. Along the way, he delves into the history, heritage and culture of each town, before going on to write and perform a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.

His stops include Hastings, Malta, Carlisle and Aberystwyth.

Adam Kay - Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Adam Kay - Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

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From the author of hit bestseller This Is Going To Hurt, Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas is the "hilarious, poignant and entertaining story" of the life of a junior doctor at the most challenging time of the year, with 25 tales of intriguing, shocking and incredible Christmas incidents faced by NHS workers. It aims to help the British public finally appreciate the sacrifices made and the challenges faced by the thousands of NHS staff up and down the country.

Already available in hardback, it'll shortly be published in paperback form.

For more, see our full list of new releases and products coming soon.

Out now

Please Sir! - The Official History

Please Sir! - The Official History

Out now. Hardback, eBook

First broadcast in 1968, Please Sir! is generally considered to hold a firm place in the distinguished ranks of the greatest British sitcoms. David Barry - known to millions as mummy's boy Frankie Abbott - was a fan favourite, appearing in all three series as well as both the 1971 feature film and spin-off TV show The Fenn Street Gang. In this entertaining and expertly-written memoir, David tells the whole story, from his own audition all the way through to what the gang are doing today.

Along the way he shares riotous anecdotes and fond memories that for the first time give a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to film the much-loved show that has remained a smash hit for more than fifty years. This journey through the golden age of British sitcom and beyond will bring back all kinds of memories for those lucky enough to have seen Please Sir! first-time around... and is an enjoyable waltz through TV history for those that didn't.

Chambers - The Complete Series 1-3

Chambers - The Complete Series 1-3

Out now. Audio Download

All 14 episodes of the radio version of the legal sitcom about a group of barristers who never let justice get in the way of making money. Clive Coleman's sitcom, set in perhaps the country's least spectacular law chambers, stars John Bird as John Fuller-Carp, with James Fleet as Hilary Tripping and Lesley Sharp and Sarah Lancashire as Ruth Quirke. Among the guest stars are Peter Serafinowicz, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Rebecca Front.

Lost At Christmas

Lost At Christmas

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In this feelgood festive comedy, two strangers come together as they try to get home for Christmas.

Don't let its less-than-glitzy appearance and lack of publicity fool you: the stars in this Scottish comedy feature include Sylvester McCoy, Sanjeev Kohli, Clare Grogan and Frazer Hines.

The Tim Vine 2021 Calendar

The Tim Vine 2021 Calendar

Out now. Calendar

The A3 Tim Vine 2021 Calendar your kitchen wall has been begging you for. Now in new exciting 14 month edition!

It features 14 fantastic glossy pictures of Tim (15 if you count the cover) and includes Tim's handwritten comments scattered throughout the year. Cost is just £10 plus postage and packaging and every penny of that £10 goes to the Cure Parkinson's Trust to help their brilliant quest to rid the world of Parkinson's disease once and for all.

Tim Key - He Used Thought As A Wife

Tim Key - He Used Thought As A Wife

Out now. Paperback

An Anthology of Poems and Conversations (From Inside). In March, Tim Key got locked down, found an orange pen and started writing poems. Then he started writing down his conversations. Zoom, phone, yelled heart-to-hearts from kitchen window to pavement. This book is the result. A paperback account of one man's experience of the most peculiar moment in our recent history.

Rob Kemp - The Elvis Dead

Rob Kemp - The Elvis Dead

Out now. VHS, DVD, Download

Elvis Presley is the quintessential rock star icon. Bruce Campbell is the quintessential B-movie horror icon (and once appeared as Elvis in the soul-stealing mummy movie Bubba Ho-Tep). Rob Kemp is not an icon as far as he knows, but he does love Elvis and horror, and has been told that he bears a passing resemblance to Bruce Campbell. The Elvis Dead started as a throwaway comment in a comedy green room, and is the very definition of taking a joke too far. So don your sequinned jumpsuit, strap a camera to a greased-up two-by-four and sing your way through as much of the plot of Evil Dead 2 as you can in an hour. The cult hit of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 is now available to own and watch again and again.

In keeping with the 80s theme, yes, it really is available on VHS; click through to read our interview and find out more.

Count Arthur Strong - Is There Anybody Out There?

Count Arthur Strong - Is There Anybody Out There?

Out now. DVD

As well as being the all round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact it's said the first word he spoke was 'Uranus'. In this, his brand new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you'll currently find, in the world, possibly? as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all round entertainers shy away from. Such as:

Are we alone in the universe?
Is there life on Mars bars?
2lbs of potatoes.
Packet of ginger nuts.
Don't lose this shopping list.

Dave Longley - How Did The Gig Go?

Dave Longley - How Did The Gig Go?

Out now. Paperback, eBook

What choices face a stand-up comedian in a deterministic world of free will? In this book, you finally get to choose how you would like the story to progress as you get offered a last minute gig on a planned night off. What will you do? How will it go? That, dear reader, is up to you!

Dominic Frisby - Anthems For The Excommunicated

Dominic Frisby - Anthems For The Excommunicated

Out now. CD, Download

This new album from comedian Dominic Frisby contains classics such as next year's Eurovision entry, I'm Gonna Marry Gary; Arise Sir Nigel; and I Am A White Man And I'm Sorry; not too mention, of course, the 2020 remix of 17 Million Fuck-Offs - A Song About Brexit. If you buy the CD you get a bonus track that doesn't feature on the digital versions.

Here's David Nixon - The Complete Series

Here's David Nixon - The Complete Series

Out now. DVD

Here's David Nixon... with nothing up his sleeve - but magic in his fingers!

Over a thirty year career in television, David Nixon's subtle brand of magic and comedy was loved by millions. In the autumn of 1963 he created a series of shorts that showcased his skills as an illusionist that were recorded by ABC in front of a studio audience. Unseen for over fifty years, this release contain all thirteen editions of Here's David Nixon.

Sheltered

Sheltered

Out now. Download

Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi (audio) sitcom, starring Gemma Whelan, Sindhu Vee, Rufus Hound and Marek Larwood.

It's been centuries since Armageddon and no one has ever left the bunker that has sustained what remains of civilised human life... When innocent simpleton Gary and social climber Veronica are sent to explore the world outside, they soon regret ever leaving the safety, soft furnishings and quilted toilet paper of Fallout Shelter 7421. As they reluctantly join forces with the (frankly unjustifiably) arrogant pirate, Lady Reaver, to find their way back, they are forced to reckon with a wasteland of hellishly psychotic robots, hairy radioactive mega-badgers, and slavering cannibals.

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade... Again

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade... Again

Out now. Blu-ray

On 22nd October 1960 renowned singer and actor Anthony Newley crashed through the fourth wall in his weird and wonderful ATV television series The Strange World Of Gurney Slade. To celebrate its 60th birthday all six episodes have been restored in HD from the original 35mm film elements and are now available to order on a limited edition Blu-ray release, packed full of rare special features.

The series sees Newley star as an actor who walks off the set of a banal sitcom and into a fantasy world of his own imagination in a dreamlike odyssey through one man's personal alternative reality. Talking to dogs, rocks and fairies and dancing with vacuum cleaners it is an unpredictable, absurdist fantasy created by Newley and written by comedy legends Sid Green and Dick Hills (soon thereafter to become key writers for Morecambe & Wise). The series features screen stars including Una Stubbs, Anneke Wills, Geoffrey Palmer and Bernie Winters.

Dentist On The Job

Dentist On The Job

Out now. Blu-ray, DVD

Original Carry On stars Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton and Eric Barker star in this sequel to 1960's Dentist In The Chair. Also featuring Charles Hawtrey and Richard Wattis, Dentist On The Job is presented here as a brand new high definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

Paul Merton - The Series 1 & 2

Paul Merton - The Series 1 & 2

Out now. DVD

Fresh from his appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Paul Merton starred in his own comedy series on Channel 4. First shown in 1991, the show featured an intriguing mix of surreal sketches and stand-up routines.

Brothers In Law - The Complete Series 1-3

Brothers In Law - The Complete Series 1-3

Out now. Audio Download

All three 1970s' BBC radio series of the classic legal comedy starring Richard Briers, newly restored and featuring an amazing array of guest stars. Inspired by Henry Cecil's 1955 comic novel of the same name, Brothers In Law first appeared on BBC One in 1962, providing Richard Briers with his first starring role on television as idealistic young barrister Roger Thursby. Adapted by Richard Waring from TV scripts by Frank Muir and Denis Norden, it took to the airwaves in 1970, running for three years until 1972.

As the series opens, the rookie lawyer is in his first year at chambers, and struggling to learn the ropes. He just wants to win a case - any case - but in these 39 episodes, he finds himself unwittingly aiding a habitual fraudster, confronting a fearsome judge, and annoying his girlfriend by defending a wife-beater.

Kate & Koji - Series One

Kate & Koji - Series One

Out now. DVD

Brenda Blethyn and Jimmy Akingbola star in this sitcom set in a small cafe in a neglected seaside town. The ITV sitcom proved popular, so a second series is being made. In the meantime, if you've not yet seen the show, or up for reminding yourself of the laughs it contained, do pre-order this DVD.

Criminal Audition

Criminal Audition

Out now. Download, Blu-ray, DVD

An ex-lawyer and his team run an underworld service, seeking the most desperate and greedy to become fake criminals, to take the fall for crimes committed by the rich and powerful. They audition three individuals, putting them through hell to find the perfect candidate, but their world is turned upside down when they face lies, deceit, murder and a very dangerous new client for their biggest job yet.

Sandi Toksvig - Toksvig's Almanac 2021: An Eclectic Meander Through The Historical Year

Sandi Toksvig - Toksvig's Almanac 2021: An Eclectic Meander Through The Historical Year

Out now. Hardback, Audiobook, eBook

"Toksvig's Almanac is intended merely as a starting point for your own discoveries. Find a fabulous (or infamous) woman mentioned and, please, go looking for more of her story. The names mentioned are merely temptations. Amuse-bouches for the mind, if you like. How I would have loved to have written out in detail each tale there is to be told, but then this book would have been too heavy to lift."

Let Sandi Toksvig guide you on an eclectic meander through the calendar, illuminating neglected corners of history to tell tales of the fascinating figures you didn't learn about at school. From revolutionary women to serial killers, pirate nuns to pioneering civil rights activists, doctors to dancing girls, artists to astronauts, these pages commemorate women from all around the world who were pushed to the margins of historical record.

For more, see our full list of new releases and products coming soon.

Thanks for reading

That's all for this week, and indeed this year. We'll be back in your inboxes in January with the next update of comedy goodness to own. Don't miss our last few competitions etiher.

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