This bumper selection of the latest film and TV releases on DVD features some of our hottest British talent on screen.
From Hugh Grant to Saoirse Ronan to Benedict Cumberbatch, sit back and watch some of our best actors deliver memorable and moving performances as they take on fiction personas and true life figures. And don't ignore another Great British creation – the remarkable Spitfire jet. It changed the course of history…
"This dramatic retelling of the scandal that engulfed the Liberal Party in the Seventies is the best drama of the year so far. Hugh Grant’s career-defining performance as party leader Jeremy Thorpe has masterfully conveyed both Thorpe’s sinister hypocrisy and the inner turmoil caused by his latent homosexuality." – Daily Telegraph
Lavish WWII romantic drama, adapted from the global bestseller by the makers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The all-star British cast includes Penelope Wilton, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and Katherine Parkinson.
A powerfully moving and deeply emotional story about a teenager’s search for belonging on the fringes of contemporary American society. Charley lives with his alcoholic father and takes care of an ageing horse. Starring Chloe Sevigny and Steve Buscemi
"Andrew Haigh's equine epic is as comforting as a country ballad. FOUR STARS" – Guardian
After a bitter divorce, Miriam and Antoine battle for the sole custody of their son, Julien. Miriam claims the father is violent but lacks proof. Antoine accuses her of manipulating their son for her own ends. Both sides seem to be hiding something with the truth buried beneath layers of deceit and jealousy. When the judge awards joint custody, an already tense situatin soon brings the family's fraught past to light. And as the truth slowly beigns to emerge, a chain of events is set in motion with Juien an innocent bystander in an increasingly dangerous situation.
"Terror tactics and fury blaze in an electric debut. FIVE STARS" – Daily Telegraph
Comedy superstars Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd star as a bickering couple , Erasmus and Paul, who have to deal with a serious reality check and the perils of parenthood, when a long lost grandson, Bill, shows up looking for his family.
Erasmus is the overgrown man-child incapable of thinking of anyone but himself, but Paul proves surprisingly adept at the parenting thing, even though he says it’s like “babysitting the boy from The Shining”.
Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse star in the most unsettling and spine-chilling British horror in decades. A psychologist and ‘belief buster’ meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening than the last.
"Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse shine in dreamlike spookfest. FOUR STARS" – Guardian
Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren are outstanding in this bittersweet drama as an elderly couple who decide to take a final road trip in their beloved camper van. Their kids aren’t happy!
"Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren are both brilliant in a touching film about a long-married couple's last hurrah." – Daily Mail
This acclaimed Sky drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch hilariously skewers the upper class as it tracks his journey, from a traumatic childhood through to adult substance abuse and, ultimately, towards recovery.
"A passion project of its star Benedict Cumberbatch, this adaptation of Edwart St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels is by turns eccentric, hilarious and disturbing" – Daily Telegraph
Acclaimed BBC documentary telling the dramatic story of the greatest natural disaster to shake the ancient world, a disaster that triggered the downfall of a civilisation and gave rise to one of the most enduring legends of all time.
Oddball comedy-drama about a Bavarian tourist who happens upon a dilapidated motel / diner in the middle of nowhere. An unlikely magic develops with the owner. Cult classic stars Jack Palance.
"The charm of "Bagdad Cafe" is that every character and every moment is unanticipated, obscurely motivated, of uncertain meaning and vibrating with life. FOUR STARS" – Roger Ebert
Adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel, set in 1962, about newlyweds Florence and Edward on their honeymoon at a run-down upmarket Dorset hotel, struggling to consummate their marriage. The couple are from very different backgrounds, Florence wealthy, while Edward’s family are struggling. Fear and insecurities surrounding sex are central to this sensitive adaptation, which goes back to a time when society simply didn’t talk about sexual desire or difficulties. Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Samuel West, Anne-Marie Duff and Emily Watson star.
"Billy Howle and Saoirse Ronan are on song as the young couple in Britain’s duffel-coated early 1960s, in a sensitive translation of Ian McEwan’s elegy to inhibited England" – Guardian
Epic story of the aeroplane credited with changing the course of history, as the RAF celebrates 100 years. Told in the words of the last-surviving war veterans. With breathtaking aerial footage and rare archive from the 1940s.
What do you do when your sister is the Queen?
Princess Margaret was the royal rebel who defined our image of the modern princess. Blazing a trail that would take her through scandals, romances, and heartbreak, how did this pioneer pave the way for Diana, Princess of Wales? Margaret’s life spanned a period of unprecedented upheaval, for the monarchy and for society as a whole.
This documentary is the true story of a princess who rejected tradition to reshape the monarchy.