FROM GRISLY MURDERS, through the enormous social changes of the 1950s and 1960s and on to a new take on a classic story, the latest additions to the Library’s massive collection DVDs now hitting the shelves offer something for everyone.
The Library has a huge collection of DVDs, with something to cater for all tastes. We even have a children’s section to help you entertain the grandchildren when they come to stay.
All DVDs are catalogued and separated into sections to help you find one to suit. A list of newly-added titles is also available to help you choose and if there’s a particular film, TV series or documentary you wish to see then one of our volunteers can easily check our database to see if what you want is in our collection.
The Bletchley Circle San Francisco
SET DURING THE THRILLING social change of the mid-1950s. The lives of four remarkable women are captured as they navigate the challenges, rekindle their capacities and seek justice.
Two who were brilliant codebreakers at Bletchley during WWII and their American counterparts join forces in San Francisco to solve a string of grisly murders using their extraordinary intelligence and breathtaking genius for decryption.
The four women do all in their power to uncover and stop a killer.
Unforgotten, Series Three
WHEN HUMAN REMAINS are found on the central reservation of a motorway near London, Cassie (Nicola Walker) and Sunny (Sanjeev Bhaskar) are the detectives called in to investigate.
Dogged work leads the team to a 16-year-old girl who went missing on the eve of the millennium.
Cassie’s compassion makes her determined to correct the mistakes made by the original investigating team – whatever the cost to herself.
SET IN AND AROUND the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the story of David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Special Protection Branch (RaSP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.
When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawkes), Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, could he become her biggest threat.
On Chesil Beach
IT IS SUMMER 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes. Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties.
Newlyweds Florence and Edward are honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach. But underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long anticipated wedding night.
A tender story which shows how the entire course of a life can be changed simply by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
AFTER SEVEN YEARS in a high security prison David Collins’s conviction for the murder of his wife is overturned due to a technicality, or as his lawyer puts it an “appalling miscarriage of justice”. Able to start his life again and begin to rebuild relationships with his family and friends, David vows to regain custody of his children and bring the guilty to justice.
As a new investigation is launched, dark secrets of abuse, affairs and money troubles rise to the surface. From jealous sisters to disgruntled lovers, these secrets rip fragile relationships apart at the seams. But one question remains: is David Collins truly innocent?
IN A WORLD WHERE everyone is striving for what is not worth having, orphan Becky Sharp sets out to claw her way to the top of English society. Written by Gwyneth Hughes, Vanity Fair is a new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackery’s 19th century literary classic.
Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Becky’s story of villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.