Released next week from Simply Media are three more classic BBC dramas.
The Missing Postman, which won Best Comedy Drama at the British Comedy Awards in 1997, stars James Bolam as postman Clive Peacock. Forced to take early retirement, he decides to deliver his last batch of letters by hand, which sets him off on an adventure up and down the country. Apart from the ever solid Bolam, there’s a quality supporting cast which includes Alison Steadman, Larry Lamb and Barbara Dixon.
The Missing Postman has a running time of 150 minutes and an RRP of £19.99. DVD Review.
Toseland (Alec Christie) seems doomed to spend the holidays at his boarding school, but an invitation from his mysterious great-grandmother Mrs Oldknow (Daphne Oxenford) provides him with a welcome diversion. Her estate, Green Knowe, is impressive, but things take an unexpected turn when he sees the spirits of children who lived in the house during the reign of Charles II. Transmitted in 1986, The Children of Green Knowe is a fondly remembered series which some rate as highly as The Box of Delights. Soon we’ll be able to see if they’re right.
The Children of Green Knowe has a running time of 100 minutes and an RRP of £19.99. DVD Review.
Stalky (Robert Addie), M’Turk (Robert Burbage) and Beetle (David Parfitt) are three schoolboys resident in a Victorian public school. They entertain themselves by playing practical jokes on their schoolmasters and they currently rule the roost – but will they remain on top? Produced by Barry Letts and based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, I’m looking forward to rewatching this 1982 adaptation, not least for the performance of the late Robert Addie (probably best known as the much put-upon Guy of Gisburne from Robin of Sherwood).
Stalky & Co has a running time of 180 minutes and an RRP of £24.99. DVD Review.
All three titles are released on the 28th of March.