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Win 1990, Series 1 & Series 2 on DVD!

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Win 1990, Series 1 & Series 2 on DVD!

We’ve launched the first of our regular competitions to win classic and vintage films and TV on DVD as well as covetable new releases of the latest films and TV shows. Why not enter our launch competition to win the BBC’s cult dystopian drama starring Edward Woodward – 1990. The series is as relevant today as when it was first broadcast on BBC Two in 1977 and will thrill sci-fi and dystopian fiction fans alike. Britain has become a totalitarian state, run by Home Office bureaucrats who monitor the entire population closely, in a supposed effort to prevent terrorism threats...

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Threads: the BBC’s antidote to nuclear war?

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Threads: the BBC’s antidote to nuclear war?

BBC's Threads was the 1980s TV phenomenon that shocked the world. As the threat of nuclear war looms, we need to be reminded again of its dark message… With Trump and North Korea posturing the use of nuclear weapons, the US deploying the "mother of all bombs" against Syria, and chemical attacks being used against civilians, perhaps if world leaders such as Trump, Assad, Putin and Kim Jong-un were forced to watch Threads – the 32-year-old made-for-TV film about the run up to and impact of a nuclear war – the world would be a safer place. Last week, the...

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La La Land: Interview with director and writer Damian Chazelle

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La La Land: Interview with director and writer Damian Chazelle

Oscar-winner Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in Director Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, the musical sensation set in modern-day Los Angeles. In spite of not winning the ultimate Oscar (which went to Moonlight after the excruciating opening-the-wrong-envelope fiasco by a red-faced Warren Beatty) La La Land is undoubtedly going to be one of the films of the year. It scooped a record-breaking seven Golden Globes, five BAFTAs and went on to win five Oscars including Best Actress and Best Director.  Damian Chazelle’s first Oscar success came with Whiplash, his blistering film about a young jazz drummer who thinks he’s...

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