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Elliot Richardson, suicidal techno geek, is given seven wishes to turn his life around when he meets up with a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include a 7 foot basketball star, a rock star, and a hamburger. But, as could be expected, the Devil must put her own little twist on each his fantasies. (imdb)
The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life. (imdb)
The Craig Ferguson Story (1991) - TV Movie
A parody of the Hollywood "bio-pic" featuring the "life" of the Scottish stand-up comic Craig Ferguson.
Gavin is 31 years old and still lives with his parents. He is awfully shy but before he knows it there are three women interested in him. Lady Minerva Munday has a casual way of life and lives in a basement, Joan is an over-sexed millionairess, married to a Greek architect. But Gavin prefers the ugly assistant in the barbershop. (imdb)
The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public. (imdb)
Jake's Journey (1988) - TV Movie
A normal teenager is transported to a Monty Pythonesque medieval fantasy land where an odd, adamant knight takes him on a quest. (imdb)
This is a Sherlock Holmes story with a difference. Here Dr Watson is the ace detective and has been using an actor to play the part Holmes. Holmes is a drunken actor and gets on Watson's nerves. When Watson tries to go it alone, he doesn't have much success, so he is forced to let Holmes take all the credit once more. (imdb)
A young boy listens to while his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup (Wright), the most beautiful woman in the world, and Westly (Elwes), the man she loves, in the fairy-tale kingdom of Florin. [MGM]
A British satire on the beginning of WWIII.
Supergirl heads to earth to recover the Omegaheadron, which is the power source for her home world. The Omegaheadron falls into the hands of a second rate witch named Selena who uses it to try to take over the world. (imdb)
Documentary on the making of "Yellowbeard"
Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure... (imdb)
The Black Adder (1983) - TV Series
Set in England at the end of the War of the Roses, we soon find out that the history we know is a Tudor fiction. In fact, Henry VII did not actually win the battle of Bosworth Field; he lost and though Richard III died in the battle, his nephew King Richard IV (who certainly was not smothered while still a boy in the Tower of London) reigned on for some years. The story focuses on Richard IV's younger son Prince Edmund, a sniveling coward who calls himself the 'Black Adder'. (imdb)
Peter Cook & Co. (1980) - TV Movie
Included many sketches including a Tales of the Unexpected spoof titled "Tales Of The Much As We Expected", which involved Cook as Roald Dahl explaining why he dropped the "n" in Ronald, the sketch ends with the fireplace spreading over the room... (Wikipedia)
Russell Mulcahy films British comedy luminaries Peter Cook and Dudley Moore recording their last comedy album featuring two of their most beloved characters, lavatory attendants Derek and Clive. (imdb)
Comedy film spoofing The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976) - TV Movie
Monty Python meets Beyond the Fringe
Three kidnapping plots simultaneously target the same young woman. (imdb)
Tells the story of an Australian 'yobbo' on his travels to the United Kingdom. Barry McKenzie was originally a character created by Barry Humphries for a cartoon strip in Private Eye. The movie was the first Australian film to earn a million dollars (Wikipedia)
Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics and in the mini-skirted flared-trousered world of 1970 Britain starts to rise through the Tory ranks. (imdb)
Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins, amongst endless heaps of ash, piles of broken crockery and brick, muddy plains, and heaps of dentures and old boots... (imdb)
An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc. (imdb)
Essentially a Cold War thriller, it is the story of a Russian counter-espionage agent, known as Eberlin to his employers in British Intelligence, where he is working undercover for Moscow as a double agent. His superiors in Britain instruct him to find and assassinate a KGB agent named Krasnevin, believed to have killed a number of British agents.
Stanley is a short order cook, infatuated with Margaret, the statuesque waitress who works at Whimpy Burger with him (imdb)
Alice in Wonderland (1966) - TV Movie
Lewis Carroll adaptation.
A tontine is established for a dozen children, a tontine being a kind of bet/insurance, money is put in for each to grow with interest and the last survivor is to get the lot. We watch the group dwindle until only two brothers are left... (imdb)
Not Only... But Also (1965) - TV Series
Not Only...But Also, most famously showcased Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in there so-called 'Dagenham dialogues' in which Pete (a nasal know-all who has utter confidence in his surreal and ill-informed philosophies on life) and Dud (credulous, dim-witted and scruffy) discuss all manner of subjects, bedecked in cloth caps and Macs.
Beyond the Fringe (1964) - TV Movie
A TV version of the stage show originally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe (August 1962) and in London (Fortune Theatre, May 1961) and Broadway (October 1962). (imdb)