Encompassing the finest story-telling in the English language, these BBC dvd collections are a celebration of British theatre's greatest talents:BBC SHAKESPEARE has all 37 plays featuring John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, Leo McKern, Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Michael Hordern, Felicity Kendall, John Hurt, Zoe Wanamaker, Andrew Sachs, Bob Hoskins, Patrick Stewart, Alan Rickman and many others. 38-dvd box. BBC DICKENS has A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Martin Chuzzlewit, A Christmas Carol, Our Mutual Friend and The Pickwick Papers, with John Mills, Michael Hordern, Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Ian McKellen, Charlotte Rampling and others. 12-dvd box. Combined price of £159.95 saves £140.00 off mrrps.
The complete collection 38-dvd box of BBC's award winning Shakespeare encompasses the finest dramas in the English language, and each production is a celebration of the greatest talents in contemporary British theatre and television.The monumentally ambitious small screen adaptation of all 37 plays features John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, Leo McKern, Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Michael Hordern, Felicity Kendall, John Hurt, Zoe Wanamaker, Andrew Sachs, Bob Hoskins, Patrick Stewart, Alan Rickman and many others.New price of £109.99 saves £90.00 over mrrp of £199.99. Only available in the UK.
BBC's Charles Dickens Collection encompasses the finest story-telling in the English language; each adaptation a celebration of British theatre's greatest talents.Starring John Mills, Michael Hordern, Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, John Le Mesurier, Miriam Margolyes, Cherie Lunghi, Ian McKellen, Charlotte Rampling and many others, these classic BBC dramatisations include:- A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Martin Chuzzlewit, Oliver Twist, Our Mutual Friend and The Pickwick Papers.32 hours on 12-dvds, price £59.99 saves £40.00 over mrrp of £99.99.
Exploring the life and work of one of the great literary geniuses of all time, this 3-dvd set demonstrates just how much Dickens drew upon his own experiences when writing fiction. Dickens' fascinating story - from rags to riches - complete with bankruptcy, prison, forced child labour, fame and fortune, was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.In UNCOVERING THE REAL DICKENS, Peter Ackroyd presents the great author's biography, with a cast that includes Anton Lesser, Prunella Scales and Timothy West.The classic 1999 BBC production of DAVID COPPERFIELD stars Daniel Radcliffe as the young Copperfield, with Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Ian McKellan, Zoe Wanamaker and others.The final DVD has A CHRISTMAS CAROL, plus Lucy Skeaping performing SONGS FROM GROPE LANE and THE MAKING OF UNCOVERING THE REAL DICKENS - a look behind the scenes of this evocative production.Over eight hours on three dvds.Price of £24.99 saves £5.00 over mrrp of £29.99.