DVD review: “George and Mildred” (1976-1979)

“George and Mildred” (1976-1979) Television/Comedy Thirty-eight episodes Created by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer Featuring: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn and Nicholas Bond-Owen George: “That's a lovely statue, Mildred.” Mildred: “Oh, thank you. It's symbolic, of course.” George: “You can see that, it hasn't got any what's-names.” Released recently on DVD is the UK comedy “George and Mildred” (1976-1979) which itself was a spin …

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DVD review: “Bognor” (1981-1982)

“Bognor” (1981-1982) Television/Drama Twenty-one Episodes Created by: T.R. Bowen and Carey Harrison based on the novels written by Tim Heald Featuring: David Horovitch, Joanna McCallum, Ewan Roberts and Tim Meats Bognor: (While in bed with Monica, half naked and during champagne) "I have to get back to the Monastery, I have to be on the spot." Released recently on …

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DVD review: “The Trip to Greece” (2020)

"The Trip to Greece" (2020) Television/Drama/Comedy Created by: Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Steve Coogan: "Originality is overrated." Released on DVD recently is the television version of the fourth series of the hit comedy "The Trip" featuring at its core actors Steve Coogan …

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DVD review: “Never the Twain” (1981-1991)

“Never the Twain” (1981-1991) Television/Comedy Sixty-seven Episodes Developed by: Johnnie Mortimer Featuring: Windsor Davies, Donald Sinden, Robin Kermode , Julia Watson, Honor Blackman, Teddy Turner, Derek Deadman, Maria Charles and Zara Nutley Simon Peel: [entering a cobwebbed room] “Nobody's been in here for years.” Oliver Smallbridge: “It's like the inside of your wallet.” Released on DVD this month is the English comedy television series “Never the Twain” (1981-1991) …

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DVD review: “The Dead Zone” (2002-2007)

“The Dead Zone” (2002-2007) Television/Drama Eighty Episodes Developed by: Michael Piller and Shawn Piller based on The Dead Zone by Stephen King Featuring: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams and Connor Price Johnny Smith: “I had the perfect life until I was in a coma for six years. And then I woke up, and found my fiancé, married to another man. …

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DVD review: “The Ruth Rendell Mysteries – A Collection” (1987-2000)

“The Ruth Rendell Mysteries – A Collection” (1987-2000) Television/Drama Seventeen Adaptations Created by: Ruth Rendell Featuring: George Baker, Louie Ramsay, Christopher Ravenscroft, Ken Kitson, Diane Keen and John Burgess Ruth Rendell: “I don’t get sick of him [Chief Inspector Wexford] because he’s me. He’s very much me. He doesn’t look like me, of course, but the way he thinks and his principles and his …

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DVD review: “Mork & Mindy” (1978-1982)

“Mork & Mindy” (1978-1982) Television/Comedy Ninety-five Episodes Created by: Garry Marshall, Dale McRaven and Joe Glauberg Featuring: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Elizabeth Kerr, Conrad Janis, Tom Poston, Jay Thomas, Gina Hecht, Jim Staahl, Crissy Wilzak and Jonathan Winters Mork: “Nanu-Nanu!” Mork: “Shazbot!” Released on DVD recently is the entire series “Mork & Mindy” (1978-1982) which is notable for featuring superstar Robin Williams in the lead role, …

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DVD: “Rumpole of the Bailey” (1978-1992)

“Rumpole of the Bailey” (1978-1992) Television/Drama Forty-four Episodes Created by: John Mortimer Featuring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie, Richard Murdoch and Maureen Darbyshire Horace Rumpole: “An Englishman's gin bottle is his castle!” Released this month on DVD is, the now, classic television series “Rumpole of the Bailey” (1978-1992) which sees Horace Rumpole, an elderly London barrister who defends a …

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DVD review: “Lewis: Season 6 – 9” (2006-2015)

“Lewis: Season 6 - 9” (2006-2015) Television Thirteen Episodes Created by: Colin Dexter Featuring: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Rebecca Front, Clare Holman, Angela Griffin and Steve Toussaint DI Lewis: "Listen, You grab a table. I'll get them in." DS Hathaway: "Thanks, Sir. Mine is a pint." DI Lewis: "Mine is a pint, sergeant. You are driving." [Throws car keys at Hathaway who catches …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series 8” (1992)

"The Bill: Series 8" (1992) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Nula Conwell, Mark Haddigan, Peter Ellis, Ben Roberts, Larry Dann, Roger Leach, Seeta Indrani, Mark Powley, Andrew Paul, Huw Higginson, Chris Humphreys, Jeff Stewart and Graham Cole Sgt. Matthew Boyden: "When the Met employed Reg Hollis, they deprived …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series 7” (1991)

"The Bill: Series 7" (1991) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Nula Conwell, Mark Haddigan, Peter Ellis, Ben Roberts, Larry Dann, Roger Leach, Seeta Indrani, Mark Powley, Andrew Paul, Huw Higginson, Chris Humphreys, Jeff Stewart and Graham Cole Detective Sergeant Ted Roach: "Knee deep in villains. Even the …

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Blu-ray review: “Yellowstone – Season One and Two” (2018-2019)

“Yellowstone – Season One and Two” (2018-2019) Television/Drama Nineteen Episodes Created by: Taylor Sheridan and John Linson Featuring:  Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser and Gil Birmingham Carl Reynolds: “I hope I never meet the first man who thought it was a good idea to ride a bull.” John Dutton: “I dunno, Carl... First man might be worth meeting. It's the …

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Blu-ray review: “Better Call Saul – Season Five” (2020)

“Better Call Saul - Season Five” (2020) Television/Drama Ten Episodes Created by: Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould Featuring: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Giancarlo Esposito Kaylee: “Go Eagles! Kick ass!” Mike Ehrmantraut: “You don't talk like that. Who taught you to talk like that?” Kaylee: “You did.” Mike Ehrmantraut: “Oh.” Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is the fifth season of …

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Blu-ray review: “Lonesome Dove – The Ultimate Collection” (1989 – 2008)

"Lonesome Dove - The Ultimate Collection" (1989 - 2008) TV Miniseries/Western This month sees the release of the "Lonesome Dove - The Ultimate Collection" (1989 - 2008) on blu-ray a huge set that encompasses all that is best about this saga that tells the story of two Texas Rangers in the cauldron that was the …

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Blu-ray review: “The Expanse – Season One – Three” (2015-2019)

"The Expanse - Season One - Three" (2015-2019) TV Series/Sci-Fi 46 Episodes Developed by: Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby based on 'The Expanse' by James S. A. Corey Featuring: Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Paulo Costanzo, Florence Faivre, Shawn Doyle, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams and Cara Gee Title Card: "In the 23rd century, humans have colonized the Solar System. The U.N. controls Earth. Mars is an independent …

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DVD review: “Agatha Raisin – Series One – Three” (2014 – 2019)

“Agatha Raisin – Series One - Three” (2014 - 2019) Thriller/Comedy Running time: 123 minutes Produced by: Barry Ryan, Michele Buck and David Walton based on Agatha Raisin by M. C. Beaton Featuring: Ashley Jensen, Katy Wix, Matthew Horne and Jamie Glover Agatha Raisin: “When confronted with someone who appears to be in a perpetual state of outrage, it is tempting for other people to wind them …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series Six” (1990)

“The Bill: Series 6” (1990) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Nula Conwell, Mark Haddigan, Peter Ellis, Ben Roberts, Larry Dann, Roger Leach, Seeta Indrani, Mark Powley, Andrew Paul, Huw Higginson, Chris Humphreys, Jeff Stewart and Graham Cole Sgt. Alec Peters: "Best thing to do is to close your office …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series Five” (1989)

“The Bill: Series Five” (1989) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Gary Olsen, Trudie Goodwin, Peter Dean, Jon Croft, Gary Hailes, Colin McCormack, Chris Jenkinson, Richard Huw, Jon Iles and Paul McKenzie DC Mike Dashwood: "Anything else?" DI Burnside: "Yeah, a garage full of bricks." DC Mike Dashwood: "What kind of bricks?" DI Burnside: "The …

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DVD review: “Upstairs Downstairs” (1971 – 1975)

“Upstairs Downstairs” (1971 - 1975) Television/Drama Sixty-eight Episodes Created by: Jean Marsh, Eileen Atkins, John Hawkesworth and John Whitney Featuring: David Langton, Rachel Gurney, Simon Williams, Nicola Pagett, Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Patsy Smart, Jean Marsh, George Innes, Evin Crowley, Pauline Collins, Christopher Beeny, Jenny Tomasin, John Alderton,Meg Wynn Owen, Lesley-Anne Down, Jacqueline Tong, Hannah Gordon, Gareth Hunt, Karen Dotrice and Joan Benham James Bellamy: [during shooting] “Tell me, do you ever regret not becoming a gamekeeper like your father?” Hudson: “I never …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Salvation: Season One & Two” (2017 – 2018)

“Salvation: Season One & Two” (2017 - 2018) Drama/Science Fiction 26 Episodes Developed by: Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro and Matt Wheeler Featuring: Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja, Ian Anthony Dale, Melia Kreiling and Ashley Thomas Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD is yet another semi high concept network who that is attempting to rival streamers and cable channels with …

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