Network to release Exclusive ITV60 DVD Boxset – Details Here!

And so, following my article earlier about ITV, today we have had brilliant news from DVD company Network.  If you like Classic TV like me, you’re going to love this…  read on…

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To commemorate ITV’s diamond anniversary, independent distributor Network will release a 12-disc boxset featuring 60 episodes from classic TV series including The Sweeney, The Avengers and Upstairs Downstairs, as well as previously unreleased episodes from the broadcaster. ITV60 (15) will be released on DVD on 26 October 2015, RRP £79.99 exclusively through networkonair.com, and is available to pre-buy** now. Terms and conditions apply.

ITV60 will be available from selected retailers from 23 November 2015.

A mixture of timeless classics, forgotten gems and once thought lost shows, this set contains exceptional rarities from the Associated Rediffusion archive: No Hiding Place, Mystery Bag, Crane and Our Man at St. Mark’s, together with previously unreleased episodes of Crossroads, Rainbow, Tiswas, Coronation Street, World in Action, The Bill and a classic Whicker’s World aboard the Orient Express.

Since the summer of 1955, the ITV network has entertained the nation with some of the most memorable programming ever created for British television. This collection celebrates those six decades with an outstanding, specially selected collection of superb dramas, hilarious comedies and thought-provoking documentaries – some of which haven’t been seen since their original transmission.

With each disc themed to provide an “evening’s entertainment”, this dip into the archives provides a trip down Memory Lane as well as a timely reminder of some of the best television of the last 60 years.

Since its launch in 1997, Network has released over 1,000 programmes on DVD and Blu-ray from the ITV library.

You can order this fantastic boxset through this link right here:

http://networkonair.com/shop/2287-itv-60-502762644674.html?utm_source=Network+ON+AIR&utm_campaign=ea1f8cf07b-ITV609_21_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_154f425df9-ea1f8cf07b-37533937

This pre-buy offer of £50 (RRP £79.99) is available exclusively from networkonair.com.

Details shown below of content for each of the 12 discs:

DISC ONE

ITV Opening Night Preview

Thunderbirds: Trapped in the Sky

The Army Game: April Fool

Man About the House: While the Cat’s Away

Robin of Sherwood: The Greatest Enemy

The Prisoner: Checkmate

DISC TWO

Pathfinders in Space: Convoy to the Moon

The Larkins: Frightful Nightful

Sunday Night at the London Palladium: 28/11/1965

The World at War: It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow

Callan: Let’s Kill Everybody

DISC THREE

Catweazle: The Sun in a Bottle

The Arthur Haynes Show: 08/12/1962

The Avengers: The Winged Avenger

Public Eye: My Life’s My Own

An Audience with Dame Edna

DISC FOUR

Crossroads: 26/10/1983 (never before been released on DVD)

On the Buses: The Strain

The Saint: The Contract

The Tommy Cooper Hour: 21/04/1974

Auf Wiedershen Pet: The Alien

DISC FIVE

Rainbow: 26/12/1975 (not before released on DVD)

Pipkins: Cowboys

Doctor in the House: What Seems To Be The Trouble?

The Power Game: The New Boy

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DISC SIX

Magpie: 26/11/1976

Shut That Door!

Space 1999: Breakaway

No Hiding Place:  A Bird to Watch the Marbles

The Sweeney: Tomorrow Man

DISC SEVEN

Tiswas: 30/08/1975

Four Feather Falls: Horse Thieves

The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show

Gideon’s Way: The Wall

Tales of the Unexpected: Royal Jelly

DISC EIGHT

The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Coming of Robin Hood

Nearest and Dearest: What Seems to be the Trouble?

Rising Damp: Black Magic

Mystery Bag: Lockhart Finds a Note

Upstairs Downstairs: Miss Forrest

Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia

DISC NINE

Ace of Wands: Peacock Pie 1

Coronation Street: 18/05/1964

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): Could You Recognise the Man Again?

Crane: A Cargo of Cornflour

Soldier Soldier: Stormy Weather

DISC TEN

A Fine Romance: Series 2 episode 6

World in Action: The Chart Busters

The Professionals: Blind Run

Inspector Morse: Driven to Distraction

DISC ELEVEN

George and Mildred: Moving On

Jason King: To Russia With… Panache

The Main Chance: The Best Legal System in the World

Justice: A Nice Straight-forward Treason

Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode 1

DISC TWELVE

Our Man at St Mark’s: The Facts of Life

The Bill: The Short Straw

Man at the Top: I’ll Do the Dirty Work

Whicker’s World Aboard The Orient Express

Armchair Theatre: Afternoon of a Nymph

My particular highlights to pick out would be Whicker’s World – I love the volumes Network have released so far, so would love to see the Orient Express special.  It will also be great to see The Avengers, The Sweeney, Rising Damp, Inspector Morse and others all in the same boxset!  What could have been added?  Well for me I’d have added Minder, Never The Twain (yet to have a full DVD release) and The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club but there’s only 60 shows to fit into this release – they’ve done a great job!

Now, time to write to Father Christmas me thinks – and actually, come to think about it – if I tell him about the boxset, I think he might want one as well!

Chris

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