Terrorism, kidnap, hijacking and espionage are the daily dangers faced by David Barber and Tom Duffy, chief operatives for Saracen Systems - a private security firm whose clients are governments, industry and individual contractors worldwide.Their backgrounds and personalities are radically different: Barber, tall, dark and with typically English reserve, left the SAS when a mission went tragically wrong; the blond, rugged Duffy is a relaxed, ruthlessly charming American trained in the elite Delta Force. Their contradictory qualities make for a volatile friendship but a highly professional partnership. Under Saracen’s founder and director, retired army officer Colonel Patrick Ansell, the agents take on high-risk tasks too sensitive or unpredictable for other agencies to handle.Recalling the classic action series of the 1970s, this fast-paced, no-expense-spared series from Central features exotic locations and breathtaking action sequences (with input from legendary stunt co-ordinator Peter Brayham); the regular cast features Christian Burgess, Jimmy Clarke, Michael Byrne, Ingrid Lacey and John Bennett, with guest appearances from Lou Hirsch and Z-Cars legend Stratford Johns. Saracen also features theme music by celebrated composer Barrington Pheloung.Available on DVD for the first time, this release contains all thirteen episodes, originally screened in 1989, as well as the pilot movie from 1988, The Zero Option - an account of Barber’s failed SAS mission and his subsequent recruitment by Saracen Systems.
F1 2019 Anniversary Edition is a racing game developed and released by Codemasters in 2019. The game lets you drive one of the many F1 and F2 cars and race against computer-controlled drivers or other players on a variety of carefully selected widely-known circuits, including Silverstone, Shanghai International Circuit and Sochi Autodrom. Despite the lack of game-breaking changes, F1 2019 is a worthy successor to the series – it retains a top-tier quality of the previous titles and is a must-play game for any fan.Anniversary Edition is a standard edition of the game. Besides the basic content available in all other editions, it features two bonus classic cars known from the F1 2010 season.These are Ferrari F10, as driven by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, as well as McLaren MP4-25, as driven by Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. Will you be the next legend?GameplayF1 2019 is an official Formula 1 simulator video game, and as such it puts a strong emphasis on realism. It lets you drive one of the many F1 cars on multiple real-life tracks. Realistic driving physics require careful and smart approach – at high speeds, even the slightest mistake may cost you a place or even the entire race. Losing wheel after an unfortunate bump is not an uncommon sight.But driving is only one part of any good racing game, with the other being preparing the car for the actual ride. F1 2019 is no different, and it lets you adjust a variety of settings to your personal needs.Car settings are conveniently categorized and divided into multiple sections, like aerodynamics, transmission, suspension geometry, tyres and weight distribution.While playing the game you will earn Competition Points which can be used to unlock certain cosmetic items to customize the appearance of your avatar, including suits, helmets, and gloves, as well as change the look of the car used when racing online.Game ModesF1 2019 can be played either in single-player or against other players online. The core of the game is the single-player career mode, where you will be able to participate in a series of races during the entire formula one season. Among notable new modes, it’s worth mentioning the introduction of F2 racing and the possibility to start the career as an F2 driver. What makes F2 different from F1 are the cars – all F2 cars perform the same, making your driving skill matter much more than when racing in F1.Multiplayer can be played in many different ways. Players can participate in weekly random events or create their own leagues and tournaments. It’s also possible to play ranked races, where you will be matched against players of skill similar to your own, resulting in fierce, but more interesting and fair races.ReceptionF1 2019 for PC received favorable reviews. It was said that previous games of the franchise were so good, there wasn’t much left to improve. Yet, managed to polish existing features even more, while adding some long-awaited ones, like the formula 2 competitions. Reviewers praised the improved career mode, enhanced visuals, and – similarly to the previous Formula 1 games of the series – very detailed and realistic driving physics.
Oh No It's Selwyn Froggitt: Selwyn Froggitt is the kind of man everybody comes across - all too often. The kind of man who thinks he can fix anything. The kind of man who, when you see him coming, you run for cover. Selwyn's favourite phrase is 'Leave it to me.' Whatever the problem, he knows what to do and how to handle it. The trouble is that despite boundless confidence in his own abilities, Selwyn really knows very little, and can handle even less. But that doesn't stop him... Bill Maynard stars as the council labourer, hapless handyman and all-round public nuisance in this classic Yorkshire Television sitcom from the pen of award-winning writer Alan Plater (Beiderbecke). Oh No - It's Selwyn Froggitt boasts a regular supporting cast featuring Bill Dean (Brookside) - who also wrote lyrics for each show's theme song - and Robert Keegan (Z-Cars), and remained a firm favourite with the viewing public throughout its two-year run, establishing Bill Maynard as a household name. This release combines the pilot episode, screened in 1974 as part of a run of single plays, and the complete first series broadcast in 1976. Selwyn: Bill Maynard returns as Selwyn Froggitt, known to us all as the council labourer, hapless handyman and all-round public nuisance persistently haunting the bar of the Scarsdale Working Men's Club and Institute. This time, however, Selwyn's making an attempt to broaden his horizons: bubbling with his usual enthusiasm, he's uprooted himself from Scarsdale to the Paradise Valley Holiday Camp, where he has been appointed Entertainments Officer. It's a big step for Selwyn, but he can surely take it all in his stride... Spinning off from Yorkshire Television's hugely successful Oh No It's Selwyn Froggitt, Selwyn was again produced and directed by sitcom legend Ronnie Baxter (Rising Damp); this release contains the complete series, originally screened in 1978.
Have you ever dreamed of owning a Porsche? This book is for you.Now you can turn your dreams into reality and experience what it feels like to own the motoring legend that is the Porsche 911. You are about to discover why you don’t need to be wealthy to own and run various Porsche cars. In fact, owning your dream Porsche can be free motoring if you follow the guidance set out in this book. Inside, you will discover:How to buy and maintain the world’s most iconic sports car cheaply and to get back what you paid for it come resale.An overview of the Porsche model range including 911s, Turbos, GT2, GT3, Boxsters, Caymans, 914, 924, 944, 968, and the 928.How you can afford your dream Porsche.How to locate, buy, run, and sell the right Porsche the smartest and easiest way.Which Porsche is the best value and which 911 you should buy now.Typical Porsche running costs.Which cars are affected by IMS, bore scoring, and RMS issues and how to spot the tell-tale signs of problem cars.How to take precautions on potentially affected cars.Which Porsches have the best investment potential.How to master the unique driving characteristics of a classic 911 and avoid the infamous snap oversteer.Real world accounts of the author’s Porsche ownership experiences with three cars including how they drive, how they were purchased, run, and sold (cost breakdown included). And more!Porsche 911: The Practically Free Supercar will equip you with everything you need to know about the smart way to enter the world of Porsche. It outlines the same strategy that the author has used to make Porsche ownership a fantastic and cost-effective experience. It is a must-listen and a great quick reference guide for anyone who has ever considered buying one of these amazing cars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Gilholm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154633/bk_acx0_154633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bonhams is the world's go-to source for classic race and sports cars. In this book, the auction house presents a selection of the most breathtaking models and tells their stories. It might only take a slight turn of the ignition, but firing up classica cars also makes great moments in automobile history come to life. Every page of Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! gives the reader a sense of the intensity of true automobile culture. Large-format images showcase sleek shapes and tactile vintage interiors in loving detail. The book was compiled by Jared Zaugg, a man who founded one of the coolest high-end motorcycle events in the world, the Legend of the Motorcycle: International Concours d'Elegance. Although Zaugg has mostly been associated with two-wheelers, in Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! he revels in his second passion--double the number of wheels and double the fun! In cooperation with Bonhams, the largest auction house for classic cars, Jared Zaugg reveals the undeniable icons of the scene. The book features a selection of models that go far beyond mere technical stats and gleaming chrome. Rather, they all offer somthing far more valuable: unique stories. These include the legendary Hurst Baja that Steve McQueen drove in an off-road race through the desert outside Las Vegas in 1968 until its axle broke. Or the famous Bugatti Brescia Tyre 22 from 2915 that lay on the bottom of Lake Maggiore for over 70 years before its remains were recovered in 2009. Then there are classic beauties such as the Aston Martin DB4GT, as well as a collection of historical vehicles that call to mind the origin of the word "horsepower" and the automobile's humble beginning as a noble carriage. All the big names are included, but the focus is on what can be found behind the logos and the polished surfaces. With its striking photographs and compelling texts, Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! truly captures the feeling of these unique cars. As lovers of exclusive limited series, record-making vehicles, and legendary races themselves, Jared Zaugg and the team at Bonhams went all out in their efforts to collet the best of the best in this publication--and it shows. Gentlement, Start Your Engines! is a book that celebrates cars. While it will inspire some to dream and fuel envy in others, it offers superb stories for everyone.