Three-disc set comprising the eight Morecambe and Wise Christmas shows from 1969-1977 (there wasn't one in 1974).
As usual with the BBC, there are no extras or booklet but it is such a bumper package of goodies, you still get your money's worth.
Surprisingly, the first two shows here (starring Fenella Fielding, Edward Woodward and others) are identical to shows in the Series Two dvd, with the addition of the odd sketch and musical interlude.
The quality does vary from year to year but generally these are fun-packed, memorable productions with loads of illustrious stars and of course, Eric and Ernie's nervy, well-honed showmanship.
Highlights are Vanessa Redgrave as Josephine, the Robin Day brawl, Shirley Bassey in boots, Glenda Jackson as Queen Victoria, Jack Jones and backing singers, and their career-best sketch with Andre Previn and the Grieg Piano Concerto: a brilliantly conceived reworking of an old M&W routine, which has the feeling of improvisation yet the polish of true professionalism, and excellent timing by all the players, Previn a natural comedy straight man.