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Thursday 23rd July 2015

Good afternoon! Miss us? We've had a short break whilst working on some very special new features for our website. They'll be launching soon, and we think you'll enjoy them! In the meantime, we've news of yet more comedy products to share. Enjoy!

New Products
Birds Of A Feather - The Complete ITV Series 2 (DVD)
A sitcom that needs little introduction, having run throughout the 1990s as one of the BBC's biggest successes, and now revived by ITV. Our friends at the British Comedy Society will be honouring writer-creators Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran with their Living Legend Award in September. To hear about their careers and meet some stars, why not go along? Details
Moone Boy - All Three Series (DVD)
The hit Sky1 sitcom co-written by and starring Chris O'Dowd.
Meet Martin Moone, a plucky 11-year-old boy living in a chaotic house in a small town. With an ambitious mother, a troubled father, a trio of sisters determined to torment him, and of course all the pitfalls of the playground, life isn't easy for Martin. But at least he's got the terrible advice of his imaginary friend to guide him. Details
Hancock's Half Hour - Series Three (CD)
Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series.
Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock's Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Details
Dad's Army - The Complete Radio Series - Series Three (CD & Download)
Twenty-six episodes from the third BBC Radio series starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn, plus a bonus pilot episode of It Sticks Out Half A Mile.
In 1973 the BBC adapted its hit wartime TV series for radio, featuring the original television cast and characters. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976, with episodes adapted by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.
Now you can enjoy once again these unique recordings, with a supporting cast including John Laurie, Ar. CD Details & Download 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
Monty Python's Life Of Brian - Steelbook Edition (Blu-ray)
Repeatedly voted one of the greatest comedy films of all time, Monty Python's Life Of Brian is now available in this Blu-ray Steelbook edition, jam-packed with special features. An equivalent release of The Holy Grail is also available to buy. Details
Bridget Christie - A Book For Her (Book)
Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, idiot and feminist. On the 30th of April 2012, a man farted in the Women's Studies Section of a bookshop and it changed her life forever.
A Book For Her details Christie's 12 years of anonymous toil in the bowels of stand-up comedy and the sudden epiphany that made her one of the most critically acclaimed comedians this decade. Details
SunTrap (DVD)
Kayvan Novak and Bradley Walsh star in this recent BBC One sitcom about a pair of former investigative reporters hiding out on a sunny Spanish island, getting into all manner of comic scrapes as Woody (Novak) solves crimes for the locals. We really hope the show returns for a second series. Details
Man Down - Series 2 (DVD)
The outrageous second series of Greg Davies's Channel 4 sitcom, Man Down, is out now on DVD. Co-starring Roisin Conaty, Mike Wozniak, Stephanie Cole and Gwyneth Powell, this is the story of a man who just cannot find an ounce of luck. A box set with Series 1 is also available. Details
For more, see our full list of new releases and items coming soon.
Coming Soon
My Mad Fat Diary - Series 3 (DVD)
All three episodes from the third and final series of the comedy drama following the life of overweight teen Rae Earl (Sharon Rooney) in the mid-1990s.
In this series, 17-year-old Rae is accepted into Bristol University but decides to decline the offer after Finn (Nico Mirallegro) asks her to move in with him. A box set of all three series is also available. Details
A Right Pair Of C- The Complete F- Derek & Clive (Audio)
Derek and Clive were fictional comedic characters created by Dudley Moore (Derek) and Peter Cook (Clive) in the 1970s. Considered highly offensive by many at the time, the sketches primarily took the form of bizarre, sometimes drunken streams of consciousness led by Cook, with interjections from Moore.
This set includes the duo's complete recordings. Details
Quiet Weekend (DVD)
An invitation to a country retreat unleashes hidden passions in this witty adaptation of Ester McCracken's famous wartime stage comedy.
Billed "The Film of the Play that Beat the Blitz!", Quiet Weekend sees Arthur and Mildred Royd invite some friends for a quiet weekend in the country. Things quickly go awry with their varied assortment of guests! Details
Bad Education - Series One, Two And Three (DVD)
With a film spin-off coming out next month, here's every episode of the sitcom written by and starring Jack Whitehall as history teacher Alfie Wickers.
The other staff members include Mr Fraser (Mathew Horne), Miss Pickwell (Michelle Gomez), Mrs Mollinson (Leila Hoffman) and the attractive Miss Gulliver (Sarah Solemani), whom Alfie takes an interest in. Series 3 is also available. Details
Horrible Histories - Series Six: Rotten Rulers (DVD)
The complete sixth series of Horrible Histories, featuring a largely new cast and writing team, but the same incredible and frighteningly funny facts from history.
Delve deeper into the dastardly deeds of history's greatest blockbuster rulers as this new series dishes up the much-loved revolting recipe of sketches and songs, peppered with gruesome gags and hideous hilarity. Details
School For Scoundrels (Blu-ray & DVD)
Henry Palfrey (Ian Carmichael) is one of life's losers. Despised and disregarded at work, his love interest April (Janette Scott) is whisked from under his nose by bounder Raymond Delauney (Terry-Thomas).
In desperation, Henry enrols at Stephen Potter's (Alastair Sim) College of Lifemanship, where he gradually learns how to get one up on the other fellow. Blu-ray Details & DVD Details
Hancock's Half Hour - Series Four (CD)
Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series. This megaset includes all 20 episodes from the fourth series, originally broadcast between October 1956 and February 1967. Details
The Ladykillers - 60th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
Classic Ealing comedy in which a group of bank robbers struggle to silence the eccentric old lady who discovers their crime. Restored and newly re-released on Blu-ray to mark its 60th anniversary, the cast is lead by Katie Johnson, Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers and Danny Green. Details
Man Up (Blu-ray & DVD)
Simon Pegg's latest British comedy, co-starring Lake Bell.
When divorcee Jack mistakenly believes Nancy to be his much younger blind date she decides to go along with it, taking a chance in the hope of finding the right man for her. The pair have a great, if chaotic, time together until Jack discovers the truth about her identity. Blu-ray Details & DVD Details
Dad's Army - The Lost Tapes (CD)
Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn and Ian Lavender star in a collection of rediscovered Dad's Army gems.
Published for the first time, these four instalments of Dad's Army have been brought together from a variety of sources, and in each case represent something unique. Details
Get Santa (Blu-ray & DVD)

When nine-year-old Tom (Kit Connor) discovers that Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent) has crashed his sleigh into his parent's garden shed he tries to get his dad Steve (Rafe Spall) to help him get Santa home to Lapland in time for Christmas. There is just one problem: Santa's reindeer have escaped and are running wild through the streets of London. The cast also includes Warwick Davis, Jodie Whittaker, Stephen Graham and Nonso Anozie. Blu-ray Details & DVD Details

For more, see our full list of new releases and items coming soon.
That's all, folks!
That's all we've got time for this week. We'll be back in another fortnight with a new selection of comedy treats on DVD, CD, Blu-ray, digital download and book. Until then, keep laughing!
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