BABYLON BERLIN - SERIES ONE TO THREE
This critically acclaimed, multi award winning hit German period drama follows a police inspector uncovering a tangled web of corruption, fear and violence amongst the political, social and sexual extremes of the Weimar Republic. Berlin in 1929 was a metropolis in turmoil. Speculation and inflation are tearing away at the foundations of the young Weimar Republic. Growing poverty and unemployment stand in stark contrast to the excesses and indulgence of the city’s night life and its overflowing creative energy. Gereon Rath, a young policeman from Cologne, has been transferred to Berlin. Together with stenotypist Charlotte Ritter and his partner Bruno Wolter, Rath is confronted with a tangled web of corruption, forcing him into an existential conflict as he is torn between loyalty and uncovering the truth. For the third series, available on digital from 11 April and on DVD from 13 April, we are in the Autumn of 1929, during the tumultuous weeks before Black Friday’s stock market crash. Inspector Rath and Charlotte are assigned to investigate the violent death of a silent film actress and soon realise the film industry is as rotten as the criminal underworld they are all too familiar with. In the meantime, political extremists regather their forces and democracy itself is under more threat than ever. Illegal guns and stolen gold swirls amongst the city, and the stakes are higher than ever ... who will make it out of Babylon Berlin alive? ‘Plenty of contemporary resonance ... even more fabulous debauchery and naughtiness ... stunning.’ - The Guardian. BABYLON BERLIN - SERIES THREE is available on digital from 11 April and on DVD from 13 April. You could win a copy of the complete BABYLON BERLIN - SERIES ONE TO THREE, courtesy of Acorn Media, by answering the following question: Which actor gives an outstanding performance as Inspector Rath in this great series? Send your name, address and the answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 May 2020, and the best of luck.
THE WINDSORS - SERIES 1-3 BOX SET
Get ready for a right royal riot with The Windsors, the outrageous and side-splitting satirical comedy series from Channel 4 which imagines the royal family as you've never seen them before, drawing on real life events and creating hilarious fictional fun. Featuring an all-star comedy line-up including the inimitable Harry Enfield as Prince Charles, wonderful Haydn Gwynne as Camilla, Hugh Skinner as William, Louise Ford as Kate, Morgana Robinson as Pippa, Richard Goulding and Tom Durant-Pritchard as Harry and Kathryn Drysdale as Meghan, with Katy Wix as Fergie and Miriam Margolyes as the ghost of Queen Victoria. Join the Windsors in their everyday palace lives, for a family Christmas at Sandringham, to celebrate Harry and Meghan's wedding and go beyond the palace gates again to watch Megxit unfold. ‘Fabulously rude, unrelentingly silly royal satire ... all but the most ardent royalist ought to admire its brazen exuberance.’ - Times Saturday Review. The Windsors Series 3 and the Complete Series Box Set will be available on DVD and digital from 6th April 2020. You could win a brilliant box set of the THE WINDSORS - SERIES 1-3, courtesy of Acorn Media, by answering the following question: Which actress plays the formidable Anne in this series? Send your name, address and the answer to email@example.com by 30 April 2020, and the best of luck.
THE ELEPHANT MAN
John Merrick (an exceptional lead performance from John Hurt) is The Elephant Man, forced into becoming a circus sideshow freak and spurned by society due to the disfiguring disabilities he was born with. Rescued by a well-meaning surgeon Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins), he escapes a life of prejudice and cruelty as he tries to fit into a world ruled by Victorian sensibilities. With news of Merrick quickly spreading, he becomes a celebrated curiosity amongst London’s upper class, including with the famed actress Mrs. Kendal (Anne Bancroft). Despite being treated somewhat more humanely, the question becomes whether Treves’ actions are in fact a just a further form of exploitation of Merrick. Director David Lynch’s first commercial and critical success, the film is beautifully shot in black and white by the incomparable Freddie Francis and features BAFTA-winning production design by Stuart Craig. Marking the 40th anniversary of its original release, The Elephant Man will be showing in UK cinemas looking better than ever from March 13. This classic will also be available to own for the first time on 4K UHD when it is released on April 6 along with DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital. All formats come packed with extras that include interviews with David Lynch and John Hurt as well as a documentary about Joseph Merrick. The Elephant Man is an unforgettable film telling a true story of human dignity and courage in the face of unimaginable adversity’ You could win one of two Blu-Ray copies of the film by answering the following question: Who plays Bytes, the drunken showman, in the film? Send your name, address and the answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 April 2020, and the best of luck.