I'm not sure why UK fans have had to wait for five years for this release. Particularly when the entire series has been available for years in the US and Australia. Odd.
Still, this series is a worthy edition to the collection. Inevitably, it's not as fresh as the early series and often feels a little 'routine'. David Croft's absense from the writing team is also noticeable but the show does continue to produce frequent laughs. Anyone who has seen the earlier episodes will be happy to continue watching these much loved characters, although first time viewers may be better off starting from the beginning.