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    BBC Worldwide releases in February part two

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    Time for the second part of our look at various titles coming from BBC Worldwide in February on DVD and Blu-ray. All of these titles arrive on the 25th.

    First up today we have sitcom The Mimic, retailing for £20.42 on DVD this is written by Matt Morgan, directed by Kieron Hawkes and stars Terry Mynott.

    This is the story of Martin Hurdle, a seemingly unremarkable maintenance man who, in fact, conceals an exceptional talent. What makes Martin unique is his uncanny ability to mimic voices. Stumbling through life, as he has been until now, his mimicry of celebrities and colleagues alike has been a rather fruitless pursuit.

    However, in a huge revelation from a former lover, Martin is about to discover that he could in fact be the father of a 19-year-old son. With their first meeting on the horizon, is this the news that will finally kick start Martin into adulthood? And if it is, just how will he use his voices to cope with this life changing development?

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    Also arriving is more supernatural drama goings on courtesy of Being Human: Series 5 arriving on DVD for £25.52 and Blu-ray priced at £30.63.

    Hal, Tom and Alex are three housemates with some serious issues on their hands, and they’re not all about the washing up rota. Hal is a 500 year-old vampire, Tom is a hardened werewolf and Alex has recently had the misfortune of becoming a ghost.

    Strapped to a chair in the living room, Hal is finding it tough going cold-turkey – mostly because the mess Tom has made is really bothering him. But when Tom and Alex release Hal, they’re not to know it’s far too soon to be letting a blood-thirsty vampire onto the streets.

    When Hal recruits Crumb as a vampire and welcomes him to the supernatural world, the meek becomes mighty and we see what happens when a bullied man finds his bite. Meanwhile, Rook, head of a shady government department in charge of keeping the supernatural world secret, is given some devastating news.

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    Drama of a more down-to-earth nature turns up as Call the Midwife: Series 2, retailing for £25.52. Incidentally a Call the Midwife: Series 1 & 2 box set also arrives on the same date priced at £35.73, and even includes the Christmas special.

    After the huge ratings success from last year, the moving, funny and true-to-life look at the colourful stories of midwifery in East London in the 1950s returns for a second series. With a returning cast including Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter, Judy Davis & Pam Ferris and Jessica Raine, it continues to follow Jenny and the other midwives as they deal with the all the problems Poplar has to throw at them.

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    Last, but by no means least, another British sitcom, The Café which is set in and around a café in Weston-Super-Mare, and stars Craig Cash who also wrote it, along with Ralph Little. Spotted The Royle Family connection yet? Anyway, RRP will be £20.42.

    The Café is run by generational trilogy Mary, Carol and Sarah and It’s the social hub of the seafront town, seeing all walks of life pass through, giving viewers an honest portrayal of life in a typical British seaside resort.

    Sarah is in her late twenties and recently returned home from London as she attempts to pursue a writing career. Many of her old school adversaries still live in the area and are frequent visitors to the café including Richard, Sarah’s former childhood sweetheart, a care home assistant by day and a musician by night whose feathers are ruffled when fellow class-mate and former love rival, John, now a successful events manager in London, returns to Weston to visit his elderly mother.

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