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Forever Green - Series 1 - Complete [DVD] [1989]


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  • Actors: John Alderton, Pauline Collins
  • Directors: David Giles
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: 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: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jun. 2009
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00272F3T2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,644 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Jack and Harriet Boult, played by real life couple John Alderton and Pauline Collins, escape the rat race of city life by moving from London to the countryside. But these erstwhile urban socialites find it difficult to adjust to the quirks of village life and the eccentricities of their neighbours. This volume contains all six episodes from the first series.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By SunShineSmile on 13 Jun. 2009
Format: DVD
Forever Green was always my favourite series. it's how i have often pictured a family in the countryside. it gives you a brilliant story and wonderful actors and actresses together to make this series. i have watched this when it first came on tv and i was hooked. i am now wearing the dvd thin and am SCREAMING out for series TWO. any other series would have been out by now to buy.
to first time viewers of this series i say that its worth spending your money on. i can't really tell you in detail about the dvd or i will be spoiling it for you to watch. but it has wonderful country scenes in it. the story lines are wonderful, its like you are living with the Boult family and being the fly on the wall to what they do. they certainly get involved with the small village they live in.
having lived in london, their daughters health is getting worse. Harriet is left with a house in the country by a lady she used to care for when she was a nurse. at first Jack her husband wasn't to keen on the idea of moving from his job as a car salesman to the country. so Harriet, freddy and Tom go alone. but soon to follow is Jack. As series one goes on. they make new friends from the grand out spoken Lady Pat to the rough wild girl who lives in the woods called Hillie who tends wounded animals and rescues wild life.
A must see for anyone who loved Darling Buds of may! as this was on the same time. i prefered FOREVER GREEN. what more to say. don't take my word for it. its my opinion. watch it yourself and see you own opinion on the dvd.
NOW WHERES SEASON 2?????????????????????
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr BR on 15 Aug. 2009
Format: DVD
This series is faultless, a great cast, Alderton and Collins are made for each other and it's a delight as always to see them on screen and with a great supporting cast. Interesting stories and situations occur but the real star and attraction is the location, photography and the music, this show is the most relaxing ever on television and don't we need that sometimes!

Other than it being a family in the country i didn't see any similarity to Darling Buds of May which i never really liked much. I thought that was a little over the top. If anything i would say it was similar to Down to Earth with Warren Clarke but i think Forever Green really tops the genre.

If you like Pauline Collins, John Alderton or a bit of English country escapism you will certainly not be disappointed by this series. And great to see the rest of the series is due out next year, i can hardly wait.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. Bigger on 1 Dec. 2009
Format: DVD
This was a huge success at the time. I remember watching it avidly thinking I wish we could retreat to the country. It follows the lives of this family and the affect of the move from London to the country has on them all. Lots of interesting characters that live in the village and their ajustment to this new family. Looking forward to watching it again and bringing back lots of wonderful memories.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. Hebbard on 28 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD
"Forever Green",well produced and beautifully acted English Drama with a delghtful theme tune which sets the scene.If you enjoyed "The Darling Buds Of May" and "All Creatures Great and Small" then you will not be disappointed with "Forever Green."
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By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE on 17 Mar. 2011
Format: DVD
Another great series made by the ever-popular man and wife team; Pauline Collins and John Alderton.

Everything they ever did together was great stuff - but this was an exceptional series - highly regarded by all, and will forever be sweet memories of 'Spring' when it was shown at that time of year in '89 and '92 when you hear the theme tune!

A captivating story following a family who move from the city after inheriting a house in the country. The daughter's life (Freddie) is limited due to her asthma and general ill health. She improves remarkably after some remote healing and moving to the countryside and is completely transformed! She is befriended by a wonderful and fascinating character (my favourite!) 'Hilly'. She always reminds me of a female 'Peter Pan'!

As is always the case; John and Pauline left us wanting more, which is the 'magic key' and what makes this such a success! It ran for just three seasons (one extra than we were used to from this great team - but shown as 'two') with only six episodes in each.

Get a load of Freddie''s 'fit' school teacher!! WOW - don't drool too much!

This will have you wanting to give up your town life and move to the country by its end!

Magic stuff!

NOTE: The first two or three episodes for some reason have a sound fault and have not been re-mastered - mystery...
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By C. O'Hare on 23 April 2010
Format: DVD
I never saw this series when it originally aired, so I enjoyed watching them for the first time. The English countryside is so beautiful. I enjoyed watching John and Pauline in the Wodehouse skits on DVD, and was so happy to see them appear again in this series. They work so well together, and created characters that I would love to have for neighbors and friends.

The other actors also create characters, all of whom are allowed to evolve through series 1 and 2. It's enjoyable to see how they live and love. Perhaps it's an idealized view of country life and people, but I like seeing what can be if people want to work at it and consider heart as important as the mind.

The plots have nothing particularly shocking, and offer gentle stories about a family who can't take the toxic life of the city anymore and, thanks to a house inherited by Pauline's character, can move to the country. They face the challenges of being 'outsiders', but because they are kind and friendly, slowly create a place for themselves. I wish the series could have continuted on for more than two seasons.
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