Time Together – 15 DVDs to keep you entertained this lockdown

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This year has been like no other. The global pandemic has reaffirmed the importance of shared time with friends, family and loved ones. Lockdown means we can’t be together, but thanks to technology we can still connect and talk. Lockdown also means we can’t leave our homes for entertainment, but thanks to our vast catalogue of film and TV on DVD, we can bring entertainment straight to your door.


Browse our collection of drama, comedy, factual and entertainment titles and make sure your time indoors is full of the right forms of distraction that the best storytelling can give you.

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Belgravia

ITV's acclaimed period drama, adapted by Julian Fellowes from his own novel, is a story of scandalous secrets, star-crossed lovers and financial shenanigans in a London society reeling from the Battle of Waterloo and hurtling towards the Victorian era. Tamsin Greig, Harriet Walter, Philip Glenister and Tom Wilkinson star.

“A meaty historical potboiler, bubbling with issues of class and sex.” – The Times

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Call of the Wild

Set in the 1890s, this beautiful film shot in the Canadian wilderness follows Buck, a St Bernard cross, as he is stolen from his blissful domestic life in California and sold into service as a sled dog in the Yukon. Harrison Ford stars in this canine adventure based on Jack London’s beloved classic, but all eyes are on the remarkable CGI Pooch at the story’s heart. 

“A robust and old-fashioned entertainment with some real storytelling bite.” – Guardian

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    Strike: Lethal White

    In the third BBC One crime thriller based on the books by J.K. Rowling, (under the pen name Robert Galbraith), Strike and Robin (Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger), investigate the blackmail of a government minister and the case of a strangled child. As Robin goes undercover in the House of Commons posing as a ministerial aide, their personal lives collide as they each stifle then explore their true feelings.

    “The acting is to die for.” – The Telegraph

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      Ghosts Series 2

      BBC One’s spooky sitcom returns with more madcap mayhem. In series 1, Alison and Mike inherited a grand country estate only to find it falling apart and overrun by a troupe of restless spirits who died there over the centuries. Now Alison and Mike work towards a new money-making venture to fund the house’s never-ending renovations – but the ghosts have their own ideas…

      “Another dose of high-spirited silliness… wonderfully barmy.” Guardian

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      Gavin & Stacey: Christmas Special

      It’s Christmas in Barry, and the Shipmans and Wests gather for the festivities. One family member has volunteered to do all the cooking, and Smithy’s dad has been invited. Will Smithy Senior get along with everyone, or will he ruffle a few turkey feathers? Written by and starring James Corden and Ruth Jones as Smithy and Nessa, with Alison Steadman, Larry Lamb, Mathew Horne, Joanna Page and Rob Brydon.

      “A lush return to form for the beloved sitcom.” – Metro

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      Shirley & Craig’s Perfect 10

      Judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood take viewers on a trip down memory lane, as they revisit some of the show’s greatest routines including those that were worthy of that perfect 10 – as well as some that didn’t quite meet the mark, but entertained us nonetheless!

      “It’s never too early for a ten from Shirley!”

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      Doctor Who – Series 12

      Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor returns for more epic adventures spanning space and time, featuring terrifying monsters old and new, figures from Earth’s history, and a galactic array of guest stars including Stephen Fry, Lenny Henry, Robert Glenister and Goran Višnjić. 

      “A big step up in terms of scale, characterisation and ambition… made me feel excited about the show in a way I haven’t felt in years.” – Radio Times

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      Serengeti

      John Boyega narrates this beautifully filmed BBC natural history following the lives of animals living in Africa's Serengeti.

      Over the course of a single year the show documents the lives of some of the wild animals that make up the diverse ecosystem, including cheetahs, lions, hyenas and baboons as they encounter conflict, adapt to the changing seasons and take part in the great migration.


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      Call the Midwife – Series 9

      January 1965. As the nation mourns the death of Winston Churchill, tower blocks multiply and a new East End rises from the ashes of the old, society is becoming more prosperous but more complex. Sister Julienne and the medics and midwives of Nonnatus House face unexpected challenges as the population shifts, rules change, and old diseases come back to haunt them.

      “Series creator Heidi Thomas is a master at constructing extraordinarily touching moments about the power of love and the agony of loss.” – TV Insider

      If you're a fan of this show, you'll love our "Something for a Sunday" collection

       

      Some Like It Hot

      Billy Wilder’s multiple Oscar-winning madcap farce is one of the greatest comedies of all time. When Chicago musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) witness a gangland shooting, they quickly board a southbound train to Florida disguised as members of an all-girl jazz band. Their cover is perfect until lovelorn singer Sugar (Marilyn Monroe) forms an attachment with Joe’s second alter ego ‘Junior’, ancient playboy Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown) falls for Jerry as Daphne, and mob boss Spats Colombo (George Raft) picks up the boys’ trail.

      “A joyful classic which delivers on comedic value no matter how many times you've seen it.” – Empire

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      All Creatures Great & Small

      Fresh from his studies, James Herriot sets out to become a vet in the glorious Yorkshire Dales – where gruff farmers and edgy villagers can be tough to please. A delightful new adaptation of the much-loved books, starring Nicholas Ralph as James, Samuel West as Siegfried, Callum Woodhouse as Tristram and Rachel Shenton as Helen.

      “The sense of warmth and community, now more than ever, feels nigh on irresistible.” – The Telegraph

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      The Crown – Series 3

      The epic Netflix drama continues with Olivia Colman stepping in as the Queen and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, whose marriage to Lord Snowdon is crumbling as surely as the nation’s economy. Meanwhile Prince Charles takes an illicit interest in Camilla Shand, while Princess Anne takes a shine to roguish Andrew Parker Bowles…

      “A lavish return full of royal pains.” Guardian

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      Outlander – Series 5

      Claire and Jamie Fraser (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) continue their fight to protect the ones they love while navigating the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. As the seeds of Revolution take root, Jamie must defend the home they have built together, while Claire puts her medical expertise to use to keep the family together and safe from harm.

      “Even when Outlander ventures into darkness, it still remembers its joyous spirit and finds new ways to make even small moments feel sweeping.” – TV Guide

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      Finding Jack Charlton

      An intimate portrait of the charismatic footballing legend who helped with the World Cup for England and brought unprecedented success to the Irish national team. Features interviews with key characters from Jack's career, including major figures in football, music, film and politics, as well as Jack's immediate family as he faces his final battles with illness and dementia.

      “Gripping, heart-breaking, inspirational.” The Times

      Browse our collection of sports and sporting icons on DVD

       

      Des

      David Tennant dazzles in ITV’s extraordinary true crime ITV drama, based on the macabre murders of Dennis Nilsen, known to the few who loved him as Des. The story of the investigation, arrest and trial is told through the prism of three different men – Nilsen himself, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay and biographer Brian Masters. Also starring Daniel Mays, Jason Watkins and Barry Ward.

      “David Tennant proves his versatility as he plays one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers.” Independent

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