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George And The Dragon [DVD]

Sid James , John le Mesurier , Shaun O'Riordan    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sid James, John le Mesurier, Peggy Mount, Keith Marsh
  • Directors: Shaun O'Riordan
  • Producers: Alan Tarrant
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Jan 2005
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00068404I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,354 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All four series of the British television comedy, starring Sid James. James plays George Russell, chauffeur to the aristocratic Colonel Maynard (John Le Mesurier). The Colonel has immense trouble in keeping a housekeeper, as the lecherous George can't keep his hands to himself. However, George might have met his match when the formidable Gabrielle Dragon (Peggy Mount) is hired. Episodes from series one are: 'George Meets the Dragon'; 'The Not So Tender Trap'; 'The Unexpected Sport'; 'Night, Night, Sleep Tight'; 'The Royal Letter' and 'Merry Christmas'. Episodes from series two are: 'TV Conflict'; 'Sunday Morning'; 'The French Lesson'; 'The Learner Driver'; 'The Old Flame'; 'Table Manners' and 'Friendship Bureau'. Episodes from series three are: 'The Reunion'; 'Court Case'; 'The TV Set'; 'The Holiday'; 'The 10.15 Train'; 'Family Tree' and 'Big Deal'. Episodes from series four are: 'Backing Britain'; 'The Football Match'; 'Gabrielle's Birthday'; 'Life Insurance'; 'Floribunda Gabrielle' and 'Love is a Many-Splendoured Thing'.

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Network Rule!! 14 April 2006
George and the Dragon was originally released about 17 years before I was born, but when I saw the pre-release information for it I couldn't believe it! Network DVD are in a period of mass old-sitcom release that (although frequent) is of the highest Quality.

There are no special features with this set, but it is a wonderful item on four discs, each disc containing one season of the show. Sid James and Peggy Mount are fantastically cast as the warring chauffeur and housekeeper of Colonel Maynard (played by the ever-brilliant John Le-Mesurier) and have great chemistry. It is clear that this show was written for Sid but Peggy really pushes him to be the headline here.

Great story-lines across all four series make it easy to see why the show was (and is) so popular, but one of the best things about this DVD is that Network have not removed the ad-caps, so it is like watching it back in the good old days... The only slight disappointment here is the quality of the material that was transfered (it was clearly slightly worn) but this does provide the Nostalgia element and is in no way worthy of a lost star.

Buy this, it is brilliant, and while you're at it treat yourself to some other great Network DVDs such as On The Buses series 1,2,3,4 and Bless This House series 1,2,3.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still brilliant 5 Feb 2006
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After 40 years, George and the Dragon has lost none of its charm; Sid James and Peggy Mount are timeless and the scripting is so much better than the bulk of modern TV comedies, especially the US ones. One can see the influence of classics like George and the Dragon on the better contemporary TV sitcoms. This series is worth every penny.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's still fire in this dragon 31 Mar 2006
Mid 60s sit com that stands the test of time. Excellent scipts and cracking pace. Sid James and Peggy Mount are on top form supported by John le Mesurier in his best vague mode and Keith Marsh as gardiner Ralph (or Rafe as Miss Dragon calls him). The audience lap it up, so much so that their laughter covers some good gags in the filmed sequences. Perhaps the highlight of the first series is the episode 'Night night sleep tight', virtually a two hander for James and Mount. And a catchy theme tune from Tom Springfield.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the dragon rules 9 April 2007
Although I do vaguely remember this being shown on television I was quite young at the time and I couldn't really remember much about it so I was pleasantly surprised by the content. Real vintage comedy with old fashioned values, no swearing, sex or violence. Starring Peggy Mount as Miss Gabrielle Dragon and Sid James as George, an unlikely relationship ensues as Gabrielle goes to work as an housekeeper for the colonel (John Le Mesurier) where George works as his chauffeur, cue lots of comic situations. Miss Dragon is the last in a long line of housekeepers as George has driven them all away with his lustful intent. Miss Dragon is more than a match for George and although not a conventional beauty George developes a secret admiration for her though he would be loathe to admit it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent funny nostalgic bit of telly 30 Mar 2006
it was great to watch all of the series which without amazons help we couldn't of seen,sid and his hilarious guffaws and the timing and sense of old fashioned but hilarious situations just make this excellent family viewing peggy mount is supreme and the colonel always pottering about and forgetting things, then you have the gardener who has a delicate charm all to himself,you must watch this it is british sitcom at it's best and thanks to dvd will not be forgotten,just rent one and you will get hooked.!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheerful 60's sitcom 12 Jan 2011
By Colin Smith "keep on running" TOP 500 REVIEWER
In this fairly raucuos 1960's sitcom, the cast appear to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. One of TV/cinema's great battleaxes and a "Carry On" legend are teamed to great effect. Sid James stars as George, the chauffeur employed by Colonel Maynard (John Le Mesurier).

When not performing his duties, George has managed to drive away all the previous female staff with his amorous overtures. In steps the new, no-nonsense housekeeper, Gabrielle Dragon (Peggy Mount). Let battle commence as the two lock horns. Sid James and Peggy Mount are perfectly cast, and blend together instantly. John Le Mesurier also impresses with another trademark performance, with his character often attempting to maintain a peaceful household.

I also enjoyed the performance of Keith Marsh as the rather gormless gardener. I found the energy of the performances, in particular from Peggy Mount and Sid James, to be an irresistable force, which held my attention even in the few weaker stories. If I had to pick one, my personal favourite episode would have to be "TV Conflict", in which an argument over which TV channel to watch between Gabrielle and George results in Gabrielle leaving her position, the Colonel issues George with an ultimatum: persuade Gabrielle to return or start looking for new employment.

This complete series of 26 episodes includes a Christmas special, which stars a young Jack Wild as a carol singer. Picture quality is not great but still acceptable. There are no extras or subtitles.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice nostalgia 28 Sep 2010
George and the Dragon was quite a big sitcom in the 1960s. It had a good cast, with a lovely supporting performance by the great John Le Mesurier as the dotty Colonel, and enjoyed a few years of uninterrupted success. Looking back on the show now, I found a few of the episodes pretty weak, relying on the popularity of the characters to make up for the forced plots and hit and miss dialogue, but most of the instalments still had their charm for me, and the nice, unforced and inoffensive comedy was a pleasant reminder of that era in TV.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars happy with purchase
I am very please d with my purchase and the price, it was as expected and I would recommend to family and friends.
Published 4 months ago by jennifer norris
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
never seen this before but heared great things about it and I like sid james so I got it on dvd and again another classic tv on dvd loved it thanks
Published 6 months ago by m.simpson
4.0 out of 5 stars Dated but fun
Sid James remains entertaining viewing. Something of a reprobate in his private life if the autobiography (also available on Amazon) is accurate, nevertheless his persona on screen... Read more
Published 7 months ago by J. Mincham
5.0 out of 5 stars George And The Dragon [DVD]
George And The Dragon [DVD] outstanding DVD set and great tv series ..from the very best ..
Sid James.. Peggy Mount...John Le Mesurier Keith Marsh
Published 7 months ago by Norman Pitkin
4.0 out of 5 stars mum likes it , not my taste
well I bought this for my mum and sshe loved it so there is no more to say on this subject ..x
Published 9 months ago by jane leith
5.0 out of 5 stars GEORGE AND THE 'GLAMOROUS' DRAGON!!
This was a very popular and successful comedy starring Sid James and Peggy Mount, who was one of the greatest and funniest ladies on TV for more than five decades that I recall... Read more
Published 11 months ago by FAMOUS NAME
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Knockout!
What a cast! Sid James, Peggy Mount and John Le can't really get any better than that. The writing is top notch and the delivery is spot on. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Leggmann
5.0 out of 5 stars A sitcom that can be watched time and time again!
I just love this sitcom! I had never seen it before, it having been made before I was born. I knew it couldn't disappoint, and it doesn't, quite the opposite infact. Read more
Published 19 months ago by oldfilmslover
4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle British B&W comedy from the 1960s
I bought this collection because of the cast. Who can resist Sid James, John Le Mesurier and Peggy Mount? Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2011 by Grike
3.0 out of 5 stars Period sitcom
This wasn't as good as I remembered it: it seems a low-budget and second-rate sitcom compared to quite a few others from the same era. Read more
Published on 10 Dec 2010 by Holly1abc
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