A lot of people seem to be complaining that this series has been released on DVD before it had finished its broadcast run on BBC1. Why worry? I wish every series followed suit so you could watch them at your leisure and not worry about programming the video...or, worse still, staying in. I'm sure Smithy would approve, especially as there are now so many foam parties to go to in Basildon. Hats off to this series for blazing some kind of trail - long may it continue!
As for the content, there is some great stuff here for all fans of the series. The guests at the wedding in the final episode are inspired (and I bet they didn't need that much persuading, given the popularity of this show) while any sentimental moments are always undercut by the quirky comedy (in addition to the Wests and the Shipmans, we now discover that neighbour Peter's surname is Sutcliffe!), keeping it all as lovable and as addictive as ever. Nothing will disappoint. In fact, Barry Island in summer looks superb -what a contrast to how it looks in the winter rain!
I would say more, but some of you are still probably watching it on telly, so I won't spoil it for you!