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Thursday 21st May 2015

Welcome, welcome. Spring seems to have finally settled in here at BCG Towers, and along with all the baby animals and beautiful flowers sprouting outside, there are a host of new and upcoming books, DVDs, CDs and Blu-rays to whet your appetite. From sitcom to film, war drama to modern crime thriller, there's something to suit all tastes!

New Products
Sean Lock - The Complete Live Collection (DVD)
Triple-disc box set of stand-up comedy from 8 Out Of 10 Cats star Sean Lock.
Sean Lock Live,
Lockipedia Live and
Purple Van Man. The set is currently available as part of a 3-for-£24 box set deal on Amazon, making it just £8 - or £2.66 for each show! Bargain. Details See the full sale line-up here
Faith In The Future - The Complete Series (DVD)
Lynda Bellingham reprises her role as divorcee Faith Greyshott in this hit sequel series to award-winning sitcom Second Thoughts. Also starring Julia Sawalha and featuring an early role for Simon Pegg, Faith In The Future ran for three massively successful series and this complete set contains all 22 episodes. Details
Hackney's Finest: Gangs Of London (DVD)
In the debut feature by director Chris Bouchard and writer Thorin Seex, a small-time drug-dealer gets into big trouble when a corrupt East London cop tries to steal a consignment meant for Welsh-Jamaican Yardies. Details
Moone Boy - Series Three (DVD)
It's 1991 and Martin Moone (David Rawle) is a little older and a lot wiser. Well, slightly wiser. Okay, not much wiser at all. But that's probably because the words of wisdom from his imaginary friend are as useless as ever. However that doesn't stop Sean Murphy (Chris O'Dowd) from leading Martin into all sorts of new scrapes and adventures... Details
Percy's Progress (Blu-ray & DVD)
A rumbustious adult comedy boasting a truly stellar international cast, Percy's Progress charts the ongoing misadventures of Percy Edward Anthony - recipient of the world's first transplant of an, ahem, male organ. This cult sequel to the box-office hit Percy features Leigh Lawson, Elke Sommer, Judy Geeson, Denholm Elliott and Harry H. Corbett. Blu-ray Details & DVD Details
Hancock's Half Hour - Series Three (Audio)
Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series.
Of 20 episodes from this series only 10 survive, and all are included in this set alongside PDF booklets including episode and cast details, and two radio documentaries. Details
Excuse My Glove (DVD)
This light-hearted story of romantic heroism and sporting glory features British boxing legend Len Harvey as a young man who steps into the limelight by accident... then decides it's worth fighting to stay there! Also starring Cockney comedy star Ronald Shiner and a line-up of the cream of 1930s boxing talent, Excuse My Glove is a brand-new transfer from original film elements. Details
Fierce Creatures (Blu-ray & DVD)
John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin and Academy Award winner Kevin Kline follow their smash hit A Fish Called Wanda with another hilarious farce.
A quaint English zoo director attempts to rid the park of its cute, cuddly animals and display only 'Fierce Creatures'. Not as celebrated as Wanda but for our money, it's just as riotously funny. Blu-ray Details & DVD Details
Raised By Wolves - Series One (DVD)
Loosely based on the Wolverhampton childhoods of Caitlin Moran and Caroline Moran, Raised By Wolves follows six socially-isolated, home-schooled siblings and their acerbic, highly capable mother Della Garry.
A critically acclaimed success for Channel 4 a little earlier this year, we've yet to learn whether it'll be coming back for more - but it does seem quite likely indeed. Catch-up now: Details
Cutey And The Sofaguard (Audio)
Rik Mayall reads a twisted, surreal tale of lost love and broken elevators.
A limited edition MP3 disc re-release of the 2010 audiobook by Chris Wade is now available, including exclusive out-takes. The original audiobook is also available as mp3 downloads from Amazon. Details
A Sharp Intake Of Breath - The Complete Series (DVD)
Starring sitcom legends David Jason and Richard Wilson, this sharply scripted series details the multifarious difficulties involved in "Getting Things Done" - as experienced by young married couple Peter and Sheila Barnes.
>From trying to book a holiday to being a best man, life seems to hand Peter Barnes more than his fair share of frustration. Details
Inside No. 9 - Series Two (DVD)
Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith follow up the award-winning Series 1 with another anthology of tales of the genuinely unexpected.
Be invited into six very different No. 9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre.
For fans of dark and creepy humour, this series is an absolute must-own. A great pity it's not on Blu-ray. Details
W1A - The Complete Series 1 And 2 (DVD)
Starring Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes, W1A is the critically-acclaimed sequel to Twenty Twelve, going behind the scenes to satirise the bureaucracy, timid risk aversion and general bloated middle-management of the BBC. Oh and best of all, it's very funny. All 8 episodes of the two series to date are included, plus a 'Real W1A' feature looking at real people who work at the Beeb. Details
Here Comes The Clown - A Stumble Through Show Business (Book)
In Here Comes The Clown, Dom Joly takes up the story of his life from 14th January 2000 when the very first episode of Trigger Happy TV aired on Channel 4 and everything changed for him. Suddenly he was famous; reality was weirder than any fiction he could conjure up. This is the story of what happened next, through snippets of recollections from his adventures in showbusiness.... Details
For more, see our full list of new releases and items coming soon.
Coming Soon
Hotel Sahara (DVD)
Uproarious World War II farce about the hotel of the title.
Yvonne DeCarlo and Peter Ustinov are the proprietors, trying to survive the war but sitting in just the right place in the desert that the hotel changes sides depending on how the battle is going that week.
Eventually, all sides end up occupying the hotel at once! Details
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Blu-ray & DVD)
While preparing for his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai), Sonny (Dev Patel) has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Blu-ray Details & DVD Details
British Comedies Of The 1930s - Volume 2 (DVD)
In 1933's Oh What A Duchess, an actor impersonates a duchess - with truly astonishing results for him and his company. The second film in this collection is It's A Bet from 1935, where a young reporter bets a wealthy newspaperman that he can disappear for a month. Details
I've Gotta Horse (DVD)
Billy Fury stars as himself in this crazy tale of a pop star and his love of animals.
Billy, who already has quite an entourage of animals, decides to get himself a sheepdog. But much to the chagrin of his long-suffering manager, Billy returns with a thoroughbred racehorse, which he smuggles into the backstage area before a show. Details
Sands Of The Desert (DVD)
Charlie Drake plays a misunderstood larger-than-life travel agency clerk, Charles Sands, who is sent to the desert to supervise the opening of one of his firm's famous holiday camps. What Charlie doesn't know is that a ruthless Arab sheikh wants the land on which the camp is being built, because he believes there's oil in the dunes! Details
The Keith Lemon Sketch Show (DVD)
A fast-paced sketch show in which Keith Lemon affectionately spoofs the world of TV, film and famous faces. Featuring One Direction, Holly Willougby and Kim Kardashian as you've never seen them before.
Guests throughout the series include Paddy McGuinness, Carrie Fisher, Jonathan Ross, Fearne Cotton, Phillip Schofield, Christine Bleakley, Dermot O'Leary and many many more. Details
Two Thousand Women (DVD)
Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc and Renee Houston star in this World War Two comedy drama set in a women's internment camp in Nazi-occupied France.
Forced to live together in trying circumstances, a group of British women from varied backgrounds must put their social differences aside and band together to protect not just themselves, but three British airmen. Details
All At No. 20 - The Complete Series (DVD)
This Thames series stars Maureen Lipman as a recently widowed woman who must not only deal with her grief but also find a way to make ends meet and keep her bank manager at bay; her co-stars include Martin Clunes, Gary Waldhorn, Carol Hawkins and Christopher Ellison. Running for two series, All At No. 20 is written by Alex Shearer and Richard Ommanney. Details
Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death (DVD)
Ashley Jensen stars in the titular role of this made-for-TV adaptation of the popular M.C. Beaton novel.
When PR goddess Agatha packs up her belongings and relocates to the peaceful village of Carsley in the Cotswolds, she is soon embroiled in a murder mystery when a local baking competition she has entered, leaves one of the judges dead, apparently poisoned by Agatha's quiche... Details
Peter Kay's Car Share - Complete Series One (Blu-ray & DVD)
The complete first series of Car Share, BBC One's new sitcom starring Peter Kay and Sian Gibson.
It's been attracting huge ratings to the channel, despite having been all available on iPlayer for almost a month already. A release date has yet to be revealed, but we'd expect it to be out well in time for the Christmas market. Blu-ray Details & DVD Details
The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine - The Complete Series (DVD)
A showcase for the considerable talents of Marty Feldman, Comedy Machine was the brainchild of M*A*S*H producer Larry Gelbart and co-starred anarchic comedy genius Spike Milligan. These fourteen episodes of mirth and mayhem won the Golden Rose at the 1972 Montreux Festival and feature typically Pythonesque graphics by Terry Gilliam. Details
You Made Me Love You (DVD)
Monkey-business abounds in this spirited musical comedy updating Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew to 1930s London, with Stanley Lupino as the young man attempting to tame his formidably feisty bride - leading Hollywood comedienne Thelma Todd. Details
For more, see our full list of new releases and items coming soon.
That's all, folks!
Thanks for reading. We'll be back in another fortnight's time with the next instalment of great new comedy products to tempt your wallet. In the meantime, don't forget to visit our website for daily updates from the world of comedy, as well as videos, DVD trailers, interviews, news and much more.
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