This is a very enjoyable series even for those of us who are not big cricket fans. The series takes us through a turbulent period in English cricketing history. When it was shown here in the UK, may complained that the history was somewhat bias towards the Australians - but I'm not enough of an expert to know whether that's true.
There are fine performances, particularly from a young-ish Hugo Weaving as Jardine, Jim Holt as Larwood and Heather Mitchell as Edith. It was great to see the series again after so many years.
The only disappointment - and it's a big disappointment - is the DVD presentation. The film has been re-scanned in 16:9 widescreen having originally been 4:3, so around 25% of the picture at the top and bottom of the screen is removed! Despite the modern telecine transfer of the film, which normally results in a picture better than that which was originally broadcast, the picture quality is not great, because the 'zooming in' of the picture causes loss of picture quality and pretty much negates the advantage of the modern film transfer.
Also, and this was a huge disappointment to me, the closing credits have been re-made, against a simple black background without the cricket board logo. Possibly the opening credits are new too - I can't remember the original! This may have been for copyright reasons, I don't know - but worse still, the end music has been shortened. This is a real shame as the theme music was one of the highlights of the series and is not, as far as I know, commercially available.
Overall, nice to see, but a very poor example of how to present a series on DVD.