I would like to answer the previous reviewer's comments.
1) The reason Cinema Club never released any more volumes of 'On The Buses' or 'Please Sir!' (the other Granada title they licensed) for that matter was because their contract period with Granada Ventures expired and they decided not to renew it. Being part of the larger company Video Collection International (VCI) owned by Woolworths PLC, they joined the video/DVD branch of BBC Worldwide (the BBC's commercial subsidury) and formed '2 entertain' who now release BBC DVDs.
2)Network DVD are reknown for releasing classic television and have a reputation in clut cirlces for digitally remastering picture, leaving VT countdown clocks, station idents and endboards and add break bumpers intact, sourcing brilliant extras and generally producing a very good product. They signed a five year contract with Granada to release a number of series from their archives. (Granada now own London Weekend Television (LWT), Anglia, Yorkshire Television and a number of the other ITV companies)
3) I really would suggest that the previous reviewer dump their Cinema Club releases and purchase the Network sets for the reasons listed below
- Original LWT idents are intact. Not there on Cinema Club release
- All episodes have their VT countdown clocks intact. Not there on Cinema Club release.
- 'End of Part One/Part Two' add break bumpers are intact. Cinema Club clumsily merged the episodes into one, but left the remains of a music sting and applause, so it was obvious they were tampered with.
-Overall, the picture quality is sharper on this disc.
Sales of series 1 & 2 have been popular enough, for Network to announce a release of series 3 and 4 in May of 2006.
I hope this has helped to clear things up.