I watched this series many years ago when it originally aired on sky tv and subsequently bought all three books on video afterwards, which have been viewed many times. I was bought the DVD version as a present around three years ago, but never found the time to watch it until recently. I was extremely disappointed to find that my copy of book one is just over 4 hours long and edited beyond it being reasonable to watch. The copy I had on VHS was nearly 9 hours long and a fantastic series to watch. I haven't had the heart to watch beyond the first book as I guess that the rest will have been stripped to the bare bones as well.
My dilema is that my copy was not purchased from amazon and although the cover looks the same I am wondering if the version here is the full or edited one. There are 2 reviewers who have said parts have been cut from their dvds so are they all edited or are some faulty. My copy did state book 1 was nearly 9 hours long but isn't. I would be grateful if someone could clarify if this complete collection is around 22 hours long as stated, as I would then purchase it again, as the full version is fantastic and well worth viewing. I wish now I had watched my copy when purchased as it would have been returned for a refund