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  • Actors: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie
  • Directors: Peter Orton, Kevin Bishop (IV), Bob Spiers, Roger Ordish
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Oct. 2006
  • Run Time: 767 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000I2IP2K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,013 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were among the most successful acts of the alternative comedy show Saturday Live/Friday Night Live and after a Christmas pilot in 1987, the BBC commissioned a series in 1989.

“My father wouldn't have a television in the house, so we used to gather round every night and watch it on the lawn.”

Fry and Laurie explored a seemingly inexhaustible list of subjects with a delicious turn of phrase and elaborate wordplay. The hilarity-included regular acts such as not so super spy Tony Mercheson and his boss Control, yuppies, John and Peter, as well as the concluding cocktail recipe to the accompaniment of Mr Music with plenty of Vox Pops.
 
With four brilliant series of great satire, comic genius and an hilarious use of language, Fry and Laurie are definitely at the top of the comedy tree.

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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144 of 148 people found the following review helpful By Wodehouse Freak on 2 Dec. 2006
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I'd already purchased the first three when this came out, but I got it anyway. There are five discs for four series, with series four comprising two discs, but really, the only thing I can see different is the box; there are no bonuses, unless you count the box.

Series one and two flow into each other quite well with recurring characters such as the yelling promoters of Utoxeter (Daaaaamn!!!) and Tony and Control of MI5, but it seems Fry and Laurie had not expected to continue on to three and four, and so came up with conclusions for many of their regular sketches. Holding this thought, series three has a very different air. For instance, there are more musical segments (like my favorite "Kickin' Ass"), and Mr Music playing out each episode while Stephen Fry mixed a strange (often frightening) concoction. I thought they had found their groove in this series... Only to lose it in series four.

Word is that the series was moved to BBC1, and Fry and Laurie lost much of their creative freedoms. For example, they now had guest stars, such as Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly) and Robert Daws (Jeeves and Wooster), who didn't really play any vital roles. Hugh Laurie did a musical segment in each episode, all of which were wonderful and helped the series like a crutch. While series four was awkward, it still had its moments (usually having nothing to do with the guest stars). Why seven episodes had to be broken into two discs, I don't know.

While series one and two were united by recurring characters, series three and four were connected by Mr Music. But what made this programme "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" (besides Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, duh) were the vox pops between sketches.

This is definitely a must-have for fans of Fry and Laurie.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Irish Critic on 12 Sept. 2008
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Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are two phenomenally talented comedian/actors. I'd first seen them acting in various episodes of Blackadder. Then one Friday night early in 1989 I stumbled across their first full "Bit of Fry & Laurie" series. From that moment I've been a huge fan!

There's a classic send-up of the OTT drama "Howard's Way", in which a Uttoxeter health-club is run as though it were a huge multi-national! There's hilarious, deliberate bad acting when Tony Merchison (Laurie) works for the Secret Service and reports to his incredibly naïve boss "Control" (Fry). But my personal favourites are the "one-off" sketches; Mr. Nipple is embarrassed about his surname so calls himself "Mr..." then drops a stapler on the table. Gelliant Gutfright tells us the spooky tale of "Pat Ferrick and his red hat". You'll find clever, original dialogue popping up in a Head-teacher's office, in restaurants, on airfields, in courtrooms, at baptismal fonts, around shopping malls and at a myriad of other locations. There's also convincing impersonations of David Coleman, Richard Whitely, Jonathan Ross, Robert Robinson, Henry Kelly and many others...

This tastefully presented boxed-set also contains some bonus material, such as the 1987 "Pilot" plus the 1982 "Cambridge Footlights Review", which includes Tony Slattery and the exceptionally talented Emma Thompson (Hugh Laurie's girlfriend at the time).
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By smkemper on 15 Jan. 2008
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I agree with the previous reviews. This box set is a must have.
I've discovered Hugh Laurie only in 2007 (yes, I know....) and saw those sketches in a place you know. If I had never seen the sketches on this place I wouldn't have known they existed.
It's a pleasure to have them all. I just have a complaint : there's no booklet with the titles of the sketches, the titles of the songs (once again, there's a place where you can find them...).
As I'm french, I appreciate the english subtitles.
There's another extra : The Cambridge Footlights review (1982) on disc 2.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By F. Klepacki on 18 Feb. 2009
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Wisely played with language, making a pun about just anything and anybody, 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie' makes one of the best comedy shows ever. It's the more sophisticated and edgier version of The Little Britain (or actually it is the very source of inspiration for the latter), yet in many ways subtler and more refined. It's a must-see for all comedy-lovers and people into British humour and culture.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. S. Bonfield on 13 Feb. 2010
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Probably the funniest British sketch show of all time

probably

I have watched all four series about 20 times and will probably watch all four series at least another 20 times

probably

its worth buying the whole set for the Major Donaldson sketch alone
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carpy93 on 23 Mar. 2011
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Having seen the pilot episode on TV i had to get the rest of the series. This is one of the best sketch shows ever made, and worth every penny!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Wardenaar on 24 Jan. 2011
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Having seen some of the original broadcasts, I was surprised at the high level of pleasure this Box Set still generated in me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. McKnight on 23 Aug. 2010
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I bought this because I'm a fan of House, M.D. and had seen a clip of A Bit of Fry and Laurie on YouTube and thought it would be worth trying. What a great purchase! Each season gets funnier and funnier. I can recommend it to anyone who is a fan of British humour.
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