What a joy to own. I read the reviews of others and am glad that the majority follow my own opinion of how good the early series was. The review that could not find any humour in them at all is sad. But everyone is entitled to an opinion, albeit a minority one. I cannot wait for the next series to be put onto DVD, I hope it is in the pipeline. The sheer expertise of the writers captures and creates three fantastic characters, in one of the most glorious parts of England and takes them through various comical scenarios, which can easily be aquainted with life today. What of the slapstick, it is not outdated, it still has its place, as does modern comedy. I would beg the viewer to watch again who found this un-funny. It was clean, good humour,with seaside postcard inuendo's. A classic series. It may have dwindled in the latter stages, especially when main characters sadly died, but it will live on as one of Englands classic comedy series. Roll on the next set on DVD.
And all that from an Essex lad, whose heart wants to be in Yorkshire.