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Out of Town Box Set - Vol 1 - 9 [DVD]


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  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 9
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Contender Entertainment Group
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Mar 2007
  • Run Time: 540 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MM0C6I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,293 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All 27 episodes from the nature series looking at the British countryside in the 1960s and 1970s. Jack Hargreaves presents each programme as he explores the lifestyles of country dwellers and the skills they require from fishing and animal husbandry to crafts and gypsy fairs.

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88 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Ian Mayes on 29 Aug 2007
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God bless Jack Hargreaves. I grew up watching Out of Town, and Jack, with such a mild but factual manner, always found ways to surprise you and show you the ways from a bygone age. The thing that I always remember when watching episodes of Out of Town was, 'Well blow me down, I never knew that is how they did that!' or 'So, that is what that thing is used for!' You always ended an episode wanting to know more, and Jack sometimes put out items for you to think about before the next episode which kept you captivated. This was Jacks way, and this series was just the best. Such a lovely series for adults and children alike, especially if, like me, you love the countryside and learning the old ways.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By P. Collins on 1 Oct 2008
When I think back to my childhood in the Dorset countryside, one television program was a must. Friday teatime and I could be found in front of our Radio Rentals television, enjoying my half hour of Jack Hargreaves.

Now 30 odd years later, I was once again a captive of "Out Of Town" I think it's a shame that there are only 28 episodes left of this brilliant series. Jack Hargreaves had so much to teach, not only the country folk but also the townies, whom he was really directing these show at.

I know it was Jack's intention to get all young children who lived in towns, out into the countryside and for many it was the first time in their lives that they had seen real cows, sheep even pigs.

Jack Hargreaves provided a calm look at the many ways of country living and he is a man many still miss.

The DVD set has to be the most interesting and enlightening series I have seen for a long time and I know I will get many hours of enjoyment from this set.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By peter maskrey on 20 Mar 2009
My wife and I watched most of Jack Hargreaves' TV programmes ('Out of Town' for example) when he was alive. My brother and he were friends and sometimes went fishing together but I never met him. Jack's programmes are always gentle; nostalgic of a way of rural life so missing in the fast, impatient, aggressive and frantic pace of life today. In his own easy, relaxed style, Jack describes country crafts and pursuits, animal husbandry, fly and coarse fishing, gypsy fairs, hobbies, nature and a way of life with a depth of knowledge and rich personal experiences which keep the viewer entranced all the way through.

Each time I tried to buy this complete boxed set of DVDs, I was thwarted by companies which advertised it at prices varying between around £40 to more than £100 but which failed to deliver it when ordered. On one occasion I paid but received nothing. Then someone told me it was available from Amazon for around £40 and so it was. My wife and I are rationing ourselves and watch just one programme a week as a real treat which we anticipate as soon as the latest one has been watched.

Thank you, Amazon, for a superb collection, swiftly delivered and obtained at a very good price. I'd have happily paid twice as much to have these programmes and if you obtain additional ones in the future, please contact me first.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By I 'ate you, Butler... on 28 Jan 2009
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Depends what floats your boat, but as someone of a certain age who has always had an interest in the countryside, this is superb. It provides a certain amount of our social history too.
It was a "must see" for me when it was first shown, and I can still see why. Interesting stories and dear old Jack, more relaxing than prozac.
Thanks, Jack. RIP.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Linda Vowles on 1 Mar 2009
Out of Town Box Set - Vol 1 - 9 [DVD]
I bought this DVD set for my husband's birthday. Since they arrived we have spent our evenings watching these DVDs which give a fascinating insight into the old ways of country folk and what methods they used to farm the land, and what tools and implements they had to do this with. Without DVDs like these, the old ways will be forgotten for ever. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in the countryside. Linda Vowles
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shank's Pony on 23 Jan 2010
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I used to watch the earlier 'Out of Town' shows and thoroughly enjoyed them. Unfortunately, the early shows were lost or rather never kept. This series is from the 1980's and is great. Just a pity that there is not more for us to remember and enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Geoffrey Harrison on 27 Oct 2010
So far I've only watched a couple of the videos but I am very pleased with the quality and the promptness of delivery. The box set of 9 DVDs were not cheap but I could not find them anywhere else so I guess it's a question of supply and demand and I was happy to pay the price. The merchandise was delivered promptly and packaged well and I would be pleased to deal with the seller again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Ca Lovell on 3 Feb 2009
I bought this set for my husband as a Christmas present. He loves it. It's a step down memory lane for both of us.
If another Jack Hargreaves set is produced, even the original black & white series I would buy it.
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