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Robin Askwith

The Complete Confessions Limited Edition

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Released: 19th August 2024. Robin Askwith (Britannia Hospital) stars in THE COMPLETE CONFESSIONS, 1974–1977, the definitive collection of the celebrated British sex-comedy series. Based on the pseudonymous Timothy Lea novels by screenwriter Christopher Wood (The Spy Who Loved Me), each instalment follows the fortunes of the feckless and accident-prone – yet seemingly irresistible – Timmy (Askwith) as he gets embroiled in the money-making schemes of his brother-in-law Sidney Noggett (Anthony Booth, Corruption). The fun starts in Confessions of a Window Cleaner, as Timmy must satisfy the demands of a clientele of lonely housewives whilst attempting to woo police officer Liz (Linda Hayden, The Blood on Satan’s Claw). In Confessions of a Pop Performer, Timmy endures the ups and downs (and ins and outs) of the music business when he joins a band managed by Sid. With Confessions of a Driving Instructor, Timmy finds his female students fumbling for his gearstick. Finally, in Confessions from a Holiday Camp, entertainment officer Timmy struggles to organise a beauty contest under the watchful eye of the camp’s tyrannical new manager. Directed by Val Guest (The Full Treatment) and Norman Cohen (Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers), this classic quartet features a supporting cast of British comedy greats, including Bill Maynard (Oh No It’s Selwyn Froggitt), Doris Hare (On the Buses), Windsor Davies (Endless Night), John Le Mesurier (The Wrong Box), and Liz Fraser (Adventures of a Taxi Driver). As beloved by audiences as they were reviled by critics, the Confessions series sparked a string of imitators, and stand as a time capsule of the fashions and attitudes of 1970s Britain. Along with an array of new commentaries and interviews, this Blu-ray premiere collection also includes producer Greg Smith’s follow-up feature film, Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse, which was adapted from Christopher Wood’s Confessions of a Night Nurse. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 4 x BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES High Definition presentations of Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Confessions of a Pop Performer, Confessions of a Driving Instructor, and Confessions from a Holiday Camp Standard Definition presentation of Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse Original mono audio All-new audio commentaries on all four Confessions film by the much-loved star of the series, Robin Askwith (2024) Confessions of a Film Composer (2024): interview with prolific film and TV composer Ed Welch, the man responsible for scoring three Confessions movies, and Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse Hey, Judy! (2024): cult film actress Judy Matheson recalls working alongside veteran director Val Guest, and co-star Robin Askwith, during the production of Confessions of a Window Cleaner Interview with David Hamilton (2024): the veteran broadcaster recalls his cameo appearance in Confessions of a Pop Performer Interview with Esta Charkham (2024): the prolific casting director discusses Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse and the unique job of casting a British sex comedy The BEHP Interview with Val Guest (1988): archival audio recording of the Confessions of a Window Cleaner director in conversation with Roy Fowler The BEHP Interview with Geoffrey Foot (1988): archival audio recording of the editor of three Confessions films, and Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse, in conversation with Sidney Cole and Alan Lawson Super 8 version of Confessions of a Driving Instructor: two-part cutdown home-cinema presentation Original theatrical trailers Image galleries: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with a new essay by Simon Sheridan, archival interviews and articles, and film credits World premieres on Blu-ray Limited edition box set of 5,000 individually numbered units for the UK All extras subject to change

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    Released:
    19th August 2024
    Category:
    Comedy
    Format:
    Blu-ray Box Set
    Barcode:
    5060697923841
  • Description

    Robin Askwith (Britannia Hospital) stars in THE COMPLETE CONFESSIONS, 1974–1977, the definitive collection of the celebrated British sex-comedy series. Based on the pseudonymous Timothy Lea novels by screenwriter Christopher Wood (The Spy Who Loved Me), each instalment follows the fortunes of the feckless and accident-prone – yet seemingly irresistible – Timmy (Askwith) as he gets embroiled in the money-making schemes of his brother-in-law Sidney Noggett (Anthony Booth, Corruption).

    The fun starts in Confessions of a Window Cleaner, as Timmy must satisfy the demands of a clientele of lonely housewives whilst attempting to woo police officer Liz (Linda Hayden, The Blood on Satan’s Claw). In Confessions of a Pop Performer, Timmy endures the ups and downs (and ins and outs) of the music business when he joins a band managed by Sid. With Confessions of a Driving Instructor, Timmy finds his female students fumbling for his gearstick. Finally, in Confessions from a Holiday Camp, entertainment officer Timmy struggles to organise a beauty contest under the watchful eye of the camp’s tyrannical new manager.

    Directed by Val Guest (The Full Treatment) and Norman Cohen (Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers), this classic quartet features a supporting cast of British comedy greats, including Bill Maynard (Oh No It’s Selwyn Froggitt), Doris Hare (On the Buses), Windsor Davies (Endless Night), John Le Mesurier (The Wrong Box), and Liz Fraser (Adventures of a Taxi Driver). As beloved by audiences as they were reviled by critics, the Confessions series sparked a string of imitators, and stand as a time capsule of the fashions and attitudes of 1970s Britain. Along with an array of new commentaries and interviews, this Blu-ray premiere collection also includes producer Greg Smith’s follow-up feature film, Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse, which was adapted from Christopher Wood’s Confessions of a Night Nurse.

    INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION 4 x BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES
    • High Definition presentations of Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Confessions of a Pop Performer, Confessions of a Driving Instructor, and Confessions from a Holiday Camp
    • Standard Definition presentation of Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse
    • Original mono audio
    • All-new audio commentaries on all four Confessions film by the much-loved star of the series, Robin Askwith (2024)
    • Confessions of a Film Composer (2024): interview with prolific film and TV composer Ed Welch, the man responsible for scoring three Confessions movies, and Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse
    • Hey, Judy! (2024): cult film actress Judy Matheson recalls working alongside veteran director Val Guest, and co-star Robin Askwith, during the production of Confessions of a Window Cleaner
    • Interview with David Hamilton (2024): the veteran broadcaster recalls his cameo appearance in Confessions of a Pop Performer
    • Interview with Esta Charkham (2024): the prolific casting director discusses Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse and the unique job of casting a British sex comedy
    • The BEHP Interview with Val Guest (1988): archival audio recording of the Confessions of a Window Cleaner director in conversation with Roy Fowler
    • The BEHP Interview with Geoffrey Foot (1988): archival audio recording of the editor of three Confessions films, and Rosie Dixon – Night Nurse, in conversation with Sidney Cole and Alan Lawson
    • Super 8 version of Confessions of a Driving Instructor: two-part cutdown home-cinema presentation
    • Original theatrical trailers
    • Image galleries: promotional and publicity materials
    • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • Limited edition exclusive 120-page book with a new essay by Simon Sheridan, archival interviews and articles, and film credits
    • World premieres on Blu-ray
    • Limited edition box set of 5,000 individually numbered units for the UK

    All extras subject to change
    Region Code:
    Region B
    Duration:
    360 minutes
    Extras:
    Language(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:1.85, Mono, Bonus Footage, Commentary: All four 'Confessions' films: Robin Askwith (actor), Image Gallery, Interviews: Ed Welch (composer); Judy Matheson (actor); David Hamilton (broadcaster); Esta Charkham (casting director); Val Guest (director); Geoffrey Foot (editor), Super 8 version of 'Confessions of a Driving Instructor', Trailers
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