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Mother's Day is all about saying thanks to mums. With this in mind, we've teamed up with Universal Pictures to give away a different DVD each day leading up to - and including - Mothering Sunday. Whether it's a gift for your mum or a treat for yourself, the films on offer are a chance for some well-deserved downtime - alone or with the family. We've got romances, musicals and classic box sets, as well as award-winning TV series. Take a look at what's on offer and be sure to enter for your chance to win. Good luck!
Features the Doris Day films Ballad of Josie, Lover Come Back, Midnight Lace, Pillow Talk, Send Me No Flowers, That Touch of Mink, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Thrill of it All, and Young at Heart.
Now close to death, Queen Mary I (Kathy Burke) steps up her policy of Protestant repression. Even Princess Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett), her younger sister and her heir apparent is in grave danger, but Mary's last ditch to execute her for treason fails. Within days, Mary is dead and Elizabeth is crowned Queen of England, but with enemies and rebellion continuing in her own council she is advised to hit back. She retaliated in a counter-coup of immense ferocity, wiping out all opposition to her leadership. Her throne is finally secure.
Sumptuous, award-winning costume drama Downton Abbey, written and created by Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes.
Set in England in the years leading up to the First World War, Downton Abbey tells the story of a complicated community. The house has been home to the Crawley family for many generations, but it is also where their servants live, and plan, and dream, and they are as fiercely jealous of their rank as anyone. Some of them are loyal to the family and committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the look out for betterment or love or just adventure. The difference is that they know so many of the secrets of the family, while the family know so few of theirs.
But for all the passions that rage beneath the surface, this is a secure world, serene and ordered, and, at first glance, it seems it will last forever. Little do they know, family or staff, that the clouds of the conflict that will change everything are already gathering over their heads.
On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia (Kiera Knightley) strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge.
By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl's scheming imagination, and Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will colour her entire life.
Brilliantly funny Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll stars as out-spoken Irish mammy Agnes Brown in this brand new comedy series that aired on BBC ONE. Join Agnes Brown as she indulges in her favourite pastime - meddling in the lives of her six children! Whether she's tackling love, life, death or dealing with the in-laws - Mrs Brown is one mammy that you don't mess with. Prepare for a riot of bad behaviour - It's a little bit rude, a little bit crude and hysterical fun for everyone.
Julian Fellowes' hit drama Downton Abbey returns with all the regular cast including Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle, Joanne Froggatt and Dan Stevens.
Returning to Downton Abbey in 1916, we see the effects of The First World War on the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. The new series sees the return of all the much loved characters whose intertwined lives are rendered more complicated by wartime and its impact on the great house itself. And when the storms of war have finally cleared, will the way of life known by all the inhabitants of Downton have changed forever?
TV’s funniest and proudest mother, Agnes Brown, is back with the second series of her hit BBC comedy show. Mrs Brown, the loveable Dublin matriarch, continues her quest to meddle and interfere in the lives of her long suffering 6 children, with even more shocking and hilarious consequences. The nation’s most endearing mother hen is funnier than ever in her side-splitting second series.
Thought you'd seen Mrs Brown at her most outrageous in series one? Well, you ain't seen nothing yet!
Jude Fawley (Christopher Eccleston) is a stonemason with a passion for learning. He yearns to go to University, but his ambition is scuppered by an unhappy marriage to a pig farmer's daughter. When this ends, Jude moves to Christminster, where he falls in love with his cousin Sue Bridehead (Kate Winslet). Despite censure from polite society the two become lovers, but tragedy is just around the corner.
Jane Campion directs this adaptation of the Henry James novel. Independent woman Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) refuses two suitors, Lord Warburton (Richard E. Grant) and Caspar Goodwood (Viggo Mortensen), when they propose marriage. Instead she travels to Florence, where family friend Madame Merle introduces her to Gilbert Osmond (John Malkovich) and his daughter Pansy. Soon Isabel finds herself falling for the mysterious Osmond. They are engaged to be married within three months, but much unhappiness lies ahead.
In celebration of 25 years of one of the world's most popular stage musicals, this event at London's O2 Arena sees a star-studded cast of over 500 actors and musicians performing songs from the show.
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