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And Mother Makes Five - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]

Wendy Craig , Robin Davies , Peter Frazer-Jones    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Wendy Craig, Robin Davies, David Parfitt, Richard Coleman, Maxine Gordon
  • Directors: Peter Frazer-Jones
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 28 May 2012
  • Run Time: 175 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0079K4YR4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,694 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The final series of Thames' highly popular sitcom ...And Mother Makes Three saw widow Sally Harrison (Wendy Craig Butterflies) and widower David Redway finally getting spliced after a protracted on-off romance. This sequel series hilariously charts Sally's ongoing tribulations, with the scatterbrained mum and her rambunctious teenaged sons Simon and Peter now sharing a home with antiquarian bookseller David and his daughter Jane.

Co-starring Richard Coleman, Robin Davies (Catweazle) and future Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt (Shakespeare in Love) and featuring a number of episodes written by BAFTA winner Wendy Craig throughout its four series, ...And Mother Makes Five is produced and directed by sitcom veteran Peter Frazer-Jones.
 



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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and mother Makes Five - Series 1 6 Aug 2012
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Those familiar with the preceeding four series of "And Mother Makes Three" will feel quite at home with this follow-up to the end of the previous stage of the tale. The adults have started their married life together and the children are just slightly older and wiser (but not much as the series were all made in quick succession so that they did not "age" too soon) and the humour is still the same mixture of misunderstandings and chaotic consequences.
Viewers coming to these as an adult after seeing them previously as a child will soon recognise the clever use of the pantomine technique of lines that adults laugh at in a different way but these episodes were made nearly forty years ago and what is discussed in them is nothing to worry about compared to what I overhear children saying every working day in a secondary school rated on multiple occasions as "Excellent" by Ofsted. Remember also that the youngest cast member has since become an Oscar winner for his work on "Shakespeare In Love".
I cannot wait for the subsequent series I have ordered from Amazon to be delivered.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great 1970s nostalgia 25 July 2012
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And Mother Makes Five...sequel to And Mother Makes Three, starring Wendy Craig and made by Thames, this was an incredibly popular series in the early 1970s. Craig is suitably scatter-brained and this is the underlying theme of the series, highlighting numerous scrapes, misunderstandings and mishaps once Sally Harrison (Redway) remarries. It's gentle comedy, a million miles from today's sitcoms (not that there are too many of those), but its innocence and simple storytelling techniques do deliver a few laughs. I guess I found it refreshing and the non-knowing performances made me think wistfully of more innocent times.

DVD presentation is good, well up to Network's usual high standards, and it's good value for the Amazon price.

Lovely way to spend an evening. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great comedy 7 Jun 2012
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I am glad they brought this series out after they brought out And Mother Makes Three', Wendy Craig plays this part so well, this series one starts off really well, lots of laughs and giggles i must say, all blends in well. i thoughly recommend this dvd and all comedy fans will love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 18 Aug 2014
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good book
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3.0 out of 5 stars and mother makes 5 30 Mar 2012
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Unless there was another version of this programme I must have missed quite a few epesodes back in the 70 s as I remember this as pure "family" entertainment.
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