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In recent years there has been a trend amongst newspaper and magazine publishers to run 'Free CD/DVD' promotions, in an attempt to boost circulation and sales.
The whole thing started off with 'free' CD's - usually containing hits from the past, tracks from unsigned performers or 'exclusive samples' from an artist with a new album to promote.
Things have moved on now and, although a quick look in a newsagent at the weekend will reveal any number of 'free' CD's, the current craze is for 'free' DVD's; these range from trailers and other promotional material for an upcoming cinema or DVD release, to complete episodes of TV series or even films.
Different newspapers seem to have different 'themes' - The Independent, for example, tends to have 'Arthouse' or foreign language films; The Times tends towards classics (Hitchcock being a regular in the Freebies here!); The Sun/News of the World are more populist and tend to have light British comedies with the occasional elderly 'blockbuster'.
The films are usually older flicks with one or more big names in the acting talent, and frequently are supplied 'as is' on the disc - that is to say, without any extras (some don't even have scene selection!)
If you don't mind missing out on 'behind the scenes' footage, or commentaries, or even scene/chapter selection then these DVD's can be excellent value, considering that the most you'll pay for the newspaper is £2.00 (for some of the broadsheet 'quality' newspapers)! 
The vast majority of these DVD's were to be found in the newspaper - The exceptions (i.e. those discs which were available by token or coupon redemption in a shop or by post) are marked as appropriate.
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I have tried to supply all relevant information (the newspaper, date of issue, that sort of thing) but some I just don't have any info for - if you can help with filling in the gaps, please email me!
The images are not in any particular order - just the order in which they were scanned!
These are scans of the DVD's in my collection - where possible I've included details of which newspaper or magazine the disc came with and links to imdb.com for further information about the film/tv series on the disc.  To see the imdb.com entry, just click on the name of the DVD (under the scan!) None of these are currently for sale, so please save your fingers and don't send me emails asking!  If you are keen to get hold of any of them, however, try looking on eBay.co.uk (link provided!) where you might find some of them on sale for quite reasonable prices! 
I'm not obsessive about getting every single disc issued with a newspaper, so this list is not a complete list of everything that has ever been issued!
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Bottom of Page Complete Films TV Shows Miscellaneous (Coming Soon) Freebie Music CDs
The 39 Steps
A Private Function Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Big Brassed Off
The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)
Daily Record - a Scottish newspaper (no date)
 A Private Function (1984)
The Times - 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
Daily Express - Saturday 02/04/2005
 Big (1988)
News of The World - Sunday 29/02/2004
Brassed Off (1996)
Daily Mirror - Saturday 18/09/2004
Cinema Paradiso
Death of a Salesman
Educating Rita A Handful of Dust This DVD (A Handful of Dust) was the subject of two Advertising Standards Authority Adjudications:
(note - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the Broadcast adjudication!)
Cinema Paradiso (1989)
The Guardian - Saturday 30/10/2004
 Death of a Salesman (1985 TV movie)
Daily Telegraph - Saturday 04/06/2005
Educating Rita (1983)
Daily Mirror - Saturday 06/03/2004
 A Handful of Dust (1988)
Daily Mail - Saturday 14/05/2005
Carry On Doctor
Buster The Ipcress File / Brief Encounter Last Orders
Cabaret (1972)
Daily Mirror - Saturday 10/01/2004
 Carry On Doctor (1967)
News of The World - Sunday 20/07/2003
Buster (1988)
News of The World - Sunday 12/09/2004
The Ipcress File(1965) / Brief Encounter (1945)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 06/04/2003
Last Orders (2001)
The Sun - Saturday 18/09/2004
Les Miserables (TV Movie)
Paris, Texas
The Poseidon Adventure Strictly Ballroom
Les Miserables (2000)
Daily Express - Saturday 12/02/2005
 Paris, Texas (1984)
The Times - Saturday 13/11/2004
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
The Sun - Saturday 29/05/2004
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
The Sun - Saturday 26/02/2005
East is East (1999)
The Guardian - Saturday 08/10/2005
Indochine (1992)
The Independent - Saturday 08/10/2005
 Like Water For Chocolate (1992)
The Independent - Saturday 05/11/2005
Notorious (1946)
The Times - Saturday 05/11/2005
On Golden Pond (1981)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 16/10/2005
Rogue Trader (1999)
Mail on Sunday - Sunday 09/10/2005
 Swimming With Sharks (1994)
The independent - Saturday 24/09/2005
 The Cannonball Run (1981)
The Sun - Saturday 17/09/2005
The Last Emperor (1987)
The Times - Saturday 15/10/2005
The Madness Of King George (1994)
The Guardian - Saturday 01/10/2005
The Millionairess (1960)
Daily Express - Saturday 23/07/2005
Wings of Desire (1987)
The Independent - Saturday 15/09/2005
Carry On Camping (1969)
News Of The World - Sunday 17/07/2005
Charade (1963)
Sunday Express - Sunday 17/09/2005
Great Expectations (1949)
Daily Telegraph - Saturday 16/07/2005
Defence Of The Realm (1985)
Daily Mail - Saturday 06/08/2005
Fever Pitch (1997)
News of The World - Sunday 08/08/2004
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (1991)
Mail on Sunday - 
Sunday 19/06/2005
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 17/04/2005
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 24/04/2005
My Life As A Dog (1985)
The Independent - Saturday 19/09/2005
The Bounty Bagdad Cafe
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
The Sun - Monday 20/09/2004 (possibly Token Redemption)
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
The Sun - 
Wednesday 2/09/2004 
(possibly Token Redemption)
Orlando (1992)
Sunday Telegraph - Sunday 06/11/2005
The Bounty (1984)
News of the World - Sunday 25/09/2005
Bagdad Cafe (1987)
The Guardian - Saturday 25/11/2005
Rebecca (1940)
The Times - Saturday 12/11/2005
Spellbound (1945)
The Times - Saturday 06/07/2005
Secret Agent (1936)
The Times - Saturday 08/05/2004
The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
The Independent - Saturday 12/11/2005
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
The Times - Saturday 16/04/2005
Pelle The Conqueror Ring of Bright Water Scooge - Colourised Closely Observed Trains The Official Story
Pelle The Conqueror (1987)
The Independent - Saturday 03/12/2005
Ring of Bright Water (1969)
Daily Mail - Saturday 03/12/2005
Scrooge (Colourised version) (1951)
News of the World - Sunday 20/11/2005
Closely Observed Trains (1966)
The Independent - Saturday 14/01/2006
The Official Story (1985)
The Independent on Sunday - Sunday 15/01/2006
The Scarlet Pimpernel A Farewell To Arms His Girl Friday Penny Serenade The Wild Geese
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
Daily Express - Saturday 07/01/2006
A Farewell To Arms (1932)
Sunday Express - Sunday 08/01/2006
His Girl Friday (1940)
Daily Express - Saturday 14/01/2006
Penny Serenade (1941)
Sunday Express - Sunday 15/01/2006
The Wild Geese (1978)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 06/11/2005
Conan The Destroyer Highlander Dune Carry On Up the Khyber Take The Money And Run
Conan The Destroyer (1984)
The Sun - Saturday 21/01/2006
Highlander (1986)
News Of The World - Sunday 22/01/2006
Dune (1984)
The Observer - Sunday 22/01/2006
Carry On Up the Khyber (1968)
The People - Sunday 22/01/2006
Take the Money And Run (1969)
The Times - Saturday 11/02/2006
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning A Taste of Honey The Sky Is Falling The Big Sleep Loving You
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
Daily Telegraph - Saturday 11/02/2006
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Sunday Telegraph - Sunday 12/02/2006
The Sky Is Falling (Il Cielo cade) (2000)
The Independent - Saturday 11/02/2006
The Big Sleep (1978)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 12/02/2006
Loving You (1957)
Daily Mail - Saturday 04/02/2006
Carry On Cleo Carry On Screaming Carry On Jack Carry On Cowboy Cayyr On Spying
Carry On Cleo (1964)
The Sun - Monday 13/02/2006 (Token Redemption)
Carry On Screaming! (1966) The Sun - Tuesday 14/02/2006 (Token Redemption)  Carry On Jack (1963)
The Sun - Wednesday 15/02/2006 (Token Redemption)
Carry On Cowboy (1965)
The Sun - Thursday 16/02/2006 (Token Redemption)
Carry On Spying (1964)
The Sun - Friday 17/02/2006 (Token Redemption)
Carry On Cabby Donnie Darko - The Director's Cut Clockwise Let Him Have It The Wicker Man
Carry On Cabby (1963)
The Sun - Saturday 18/02/2006 (Token Redemption)
Donnie Darko (2001)
The Sunday Times - 19/02/2006
Clockwise (1986)
News of The World - Sunday 19/02/2006
Let Him Have It (1991)
The Guardian - Saturday 14/01/2006
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Guardian - Saturday 25/02/2006
How To Get Ahead In Advertising Intermezzo Junior Bonner Brighton Rock The Go-Between
How To Get Ahead In 
The Sunday Times - Sunday 12/03/2006
Intermezzo (1939)
Daily Telegraph - Saturday 11/03/2006
Junior Bonner (1972)
Sunday Telegraph - Sunday 12/03/2006
Brighton Rock (1947)
Daily Telegraph - Saturday 18/03/2006
The Go-Between (1970)
Sunday Telegraph - Sunday 19/03/2006
Gulliver's Travels On The Buses Steptoe and Son The Likely Lads Are You Being Served?
Gulliver's Travels (1977)
Daily Mail - Saturday 18/03/2006
On The Buses (1971)
The Sun - Monday 13/03/2006 (Token Redemption)
Steptoe and Son (1972)
The Sun - Tuesday 14/03/2006 (Token Redemption)
The Likely Lads (1976)
The Sun - Wednesday 15/03/2006 (Token Redemption)
Are You Being Served? (1977)
The Sun - Thursday 16/03/2006 (Token Redemption)
Blue Murder at St Trinians Till Death us do Part Ashanti The Man Who Knew Too Much Le Boucher
Blue Murder at St. Trinians (1957)
The Sun - Friday 17/03/2006 (Token Redemption)
Till Death us do Part (1969)
The Sun - Saturday 18/03/2006 (Token Redemption)
 Ashanti (1979)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 19/03/2006
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
The Guardian - Saturday 26/03/2006
Le Boucher (1970)
The Independent - Saturday 01/04/2006
Don't Look Now Up Pompeii SuperSize Me Kind Hearts and Coronets The Titfield Thunderbolt
Don't Look Now (1973) 
The Observer - Sunday 09/04/2006
Up Pompeii (1971)
News of The World - Sunday 09/04/2006
Super Size Me (2004)
The Guardian - Saturday 22/04/2006
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Daily Mail - Saturday 22/04/2006
The Titfield Thunderbolt
Daily Mail (token Redemption) (??/04/2006)
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(token Redemption) (token Redemption) (token Redemption) (token Redemption) (token Redemption)
coming soon! coming soon! Belleville Rendesvous Francesco guillare de Dio To Walk With Lions
(token Redemption) (token Redemption) Belleville Rendez-vous (2003)
The Times - Saturday 01-09-2006
Francesco guillare di Dio (1950)
The Independent - Saturday 01-09-2006
To Walk With Lions (1999)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 20-08-2006
High Hopes Lord of The Flies Letter to Brezhnev Martha Meet Frank, Daniel & Laurence
High Hopes (1988)
The Guardian - Saturday 25-11-2006
Lord of The Flies (1963)
The Guardian - Saturday 30-09-2006
Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
The Guardian - Saturday 07-10-2006
Martha Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (1998)
News Of The World (date unknown)
Too Late The Hero (1970)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 29-10-2006
Madame Bovary Buena Vista Social Club The Snows of Kilimanjaro What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Le Rayon Vert
Madame Bovary (1991)
The Independent - Saturday 28-10-2006
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
The Observer - Sunday 15-10-2006
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
The Times - Saturday 07-10-2006
What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)
The Guardian - Saturday
Le Rayon Vert (1986)
The Independent - Saturday
Nuns on the Run Privates on Parade The Romantic Englishwoman Talk Radio The Killing Fields
Nuns on the Run (1990)
Sunday Express - Sunday 07-01-2007
Privates on Parade (1982)
Sunday Express - Sunday 14-01-2007
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
Sunday Express - Sunday 11-03-2007
Talk Radio (1988)
The Sunday Times - Sunday 11-03-2007
The Killing Fields (1984)
The Times - Saturday 03-03-2007
Murphy's War A Christmas Carol The Missionary Kiss Of The Spiderwoman Familia Rodante (EcoDisc)
Murphy's War (1971)
The Mail on Sunday  - Sunday19-08-2007
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Daily Mail - Saturday 08-12-2007
The Missionary (1982) 
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 09-12-2007
Kiss of the Spiderwoman (1985)
The Guardian - Saturday 12-01-2008
Familia Rodante (2004)
The Independent - Saturday 19-01-2008 *EcoDisc*
The Battleship Potemkin Cyrano de Bergerac Plenty Gregory's Girl La Dolce Vita
The Battleship Potemkin (1925)
The Guardian Saturdy 02-02-2008
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
The Sunday Telegraph - Sunday 03-02-2008
Plenty (1985)
Daily Telegraph - Saturday 02-02-2008
Gregory's Girl (1981)
The Times - Saturday 09-02-2008
La Dolce Vita (1960)
The Observer - Sunday 24-02-2008
Godzilla (Gojira) Exterminating Angel Viridiana Time Bandits My Left Foot
Godzilla (Gojira) 1954
The Guardian - Saturday 19-04-2008
Exterminating Angel (1962)
The independent on Sunday - Sunday 06-04-2008
Viridiana (1961)
The Independent on Sunday - Sunday 02-03-2008
Time Bandits (1981)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 30-03-2008
My Left Foot (1989)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 24-02-2008
Land and Freedom (EcoDisc) The Sheltering Sky Santa Claus - The Movie The Jazz Singer (EcoDisc) The Riddle
Land and Freedom (1995)
The Independent on Sunday - Sunday 20-01-2008 *EcoDisc*
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
The Observer - Sunday 02-03-2008
Santa Claus The Movie (1985)
The Sun - Saturday 10-11-2007
The Jazz Singer (1980)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 13-01-2008 *EcoDisc*
The Riddle (2007)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday xx-09-2007
Enigma Malice Carve Her Name With Pride The French Leutenant's Woman The Lady Vanishes
Enigma (1983)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 03-08-2008
Malice (1993)
The Mail on Sunday - Sunday 14-09-2008
Carve Her Name With Pride (1958)
Daily Mail (Token Redemption)(Date unknown)
The French Leutenant's Woman (1981)
Daily Mail (date unknown)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
The Times - Saturday 13-09-2008
Narrow Margin Local Hero Hamlet Honeymoon In Vegas
Narrow Margin (1990)
The Mail on Sunday - 17-08-2008
Local Hero (1983) 
The Observer 28-09-2008
Hamlet (1990)
The Observer 05-10-2008
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Daily Mail - Saturday 11-10-2008
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