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Peter Kay: That Peter Kay Thing [DVD] [2000]

Peter Kay , Andrew Sachs    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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Peter Kay: That Peter Kay Thing [DVD] [2000] + Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights: The Complete Series 2 [DVD] [2001] + Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights: Series One  [DVD] [2001]
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Product details

  • Actors: Peter Kay, Andrew Sachs, Steve Edge, Claire Rhodes, Claire Lever
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: 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: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Aug 2005
  • Run Time: 146 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009PB6N
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,829 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

That Peter Kay Thing is a unique hybrid of comedy and drama set in and around Bolton. In this six-part series, comedian Peter Kay plays a total of 15 characters, interacting with other actors and 'real' members of the public. One of the funniest programmes to have screened on British TV in recent years. The DVD will have all episodes from the series as well as a load of special unseen extras on a double disc DVD.

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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong with Mr Kay 14 Oct 2004
By A Customer
It's about time his first series was released! And I'm sure he's been waiting for it as well, joking about the wait on the featured commentary with Patrick McGuinness(Paddy) and Craig Cash (Early Doors & Royle Family fame).
Six episodes with 15 different characters played by Peter Kay, before his Phoenix Night's fame. Including Brian Potter at the Neptune Club, Marc Park the soon failed pop 'star', Leonard the oldest paper boy in Britain (Based purely around a old friend of Peter's), Matthew Kelly and his first night as a steward at the M E N Areana and the famous Keith Lard, the fire safety officer.
The series has it all. All of Peter Kay's best creations on one DVD, even Max and Paddy make an appearance a long the line.
The DVD also has commentary, superbly done by names already mentioned, out-takes and alternative endings which are best left as out-takes and the pilot episode 'The Services' where you can see how Peter Kay's fame started brewing.
If you're a Northerner, you'll love it!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Born in Bolton..... 22 Oct 2004
By boyo
Following the lives of people from Bolton in a documentary style this is the Peter Kays first comic masterpiece.
Although I don't think this is as funny as Phoenix Nights its just as entertaining. Its where all his creations in P.Nights stemmed from; and most the actors pop up in it somewhere too. Kay plays all the lead characters in this series and you start to forget its him under it all. Set in a bingo hall, working club, service station, paper shop, M.E.N arena, ice-cream van...the variety he plays is incredible. If you love Peter Kay, you'll love this!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pre-Phoenix Nights 29 Nov 2004
I remember this series going out way before Phoenix Nights and to my amazement nobody seemed to have seen it before the Phoenix was opened. I was delighted when I heard that this DVD was coming out because it shows Peter Kay in another situation other than in his wheelchair as Brian Potter.
Basically it is a spoof documentary series broadcast during the height of pointless documentaries. It features the fore runner to Phoenix Nights with 'In the club' with all the actors from the Phoenix but this time in the Neptune for Talent Trek. You get to see much of what was to come for Phoenix Nights.
There are 6 more episodes equally if not more hilarious as a hapless Boltonian is at the centre of the documentary.
Very clever and hilarious, if you like Peter Kay, or if you are proud to be Northern, then you have to buy this DVD. I demand you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His first hilarious series! 28 July 2007
This is Peter Kay's first series. This then runs into the two series of 'Phoenix Nights', which then run into the series of 'Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere'.
It is typical Peter Kay...absolutely fantastic, and brilliantly narrated by Andrew Sachs (Manuel from 'Fawlty Towers'). Not as good as Phoenix Nights, but then they were exceptional. Six briliant episodes set in and around Bolton, with the first episode being set in the 'Phoenix Club'.

One of my favourite sections is from the fifth episode, which introduces Leonard-Britain's oldest paperboy. It is as follows:

Leonard: People around here may think I'm a bit odd, but then I ask them 'What hand do you wipe your bum with?' (to cameraman) Go on, which hand do you use?

Cameraman: right hand.

Leonard: Yeah, well I use toilet paper. Who's the odd one now?!

Classic stuff!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius 27 Oct 2004
I encourage anyone to buy this. Its so amazing. Basically for Phoenix Nights viewers it Brian Potter, Max and Keith Lard. Plus a whole loda of other characters. A MUST BUY
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As good as phoenix nights 20 Dec 2006
This was the series that first brought Peter Kay to my attention and I would recommend it to any fans of his. Its as good, if not better than the follow up series to one of the episodes, Phoenix nights. Each episode has a different setting in or around bolton, and follows people of various professions in their day to day lives.

Each episode, whilst following wildly differing characters, has the distinctive Peter Kay stamp on it, and is invariably full of very dark humour and pathos, as well as the more mainstream comical scenes. I would say its darker than some of his later offerings- the scene with the ice cream man and his raspberry sauce in a darkened room is bordering on the surreal. But its never anything less than brilliant- Peter Kays incredible character acting means that all his characters are imbued with a real depth and usually a vulnerability which makes them likeable. The observational comedy is, as in his standup, faultless. I'm pretty sure Peter Kay could have taken any one of these episodes and turned it into a sucessful series, as he did with Brian Potter. Hilarious from start to finish.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The long wait is over... 7 Oct 2004
Well, it's been a long time since this was on telly, but it's well worth the wait. This show spawned the full series of Phoenix Nights, so if you like Brian Potter and chums, you'll love this.
Basically its 6 episodes of comedy 'mockumentarys'. Those of you familiar with Phoenix Nights will recognise a few characters. Who could forget Keith Lard, the Fire Safety Inspector who has a thing for all things canine...
As if that wasn't enough, on the bonus disk is the equally outstanding one-off show called 'The Services'.
All in all, another classic from Peter Kay.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant start to a family night in for all ages!
brilliant start to a family night in for all ages! would highly recomend! well worth a look quality comedy at a bargain price!
Published 3 months ago by kenny
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
another good dvd with peter kay in he his brillant comedian can watch over and over again ya never get bored of him
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars funny spoof documentary
A very well put together docu-spoof.

I watched it years ago. Even watching it again it was still very funny.
Published 4 months ago by High_Viz
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent product
This is an excellent product and the service was also spot on, so I 100% recommend this product to everyone :)
Published 9 months ago by MR JOHN D MORRIS
3.0 out of 5 stars It's not Phoenix Nights...
I had never heard of this until it was recommended to me.

I'd watched Phoenix Nights for the first time a week earlier and loved that so I gave this ago. Read more
Published 10 months ago by James
4.0 out of 5 stars Versatile
Luckily my wife is from Bolton so she can translate when needed. There are some great characters on this DVD.
Published 12 months ago by Grahame Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Funny well worth a watch. M m m m m m m m m m m m mm m m m
Published 12 months ago by S. Whittaker
4.0 out of 5 stars usual Peter Kay funny
i do like Peter Kay but he really needs to get some new material. he is extremely funny but i feel like he is repeating the same jokes a little. Read more
Published 13 months ago by clotty
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Kay
LOVE this wee guy VERY VERY funny. I have this on video but! having That Peter Kay Thing on DVD is just mighty. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Elvis fan
4.0 out of 5 stars "Supurb entertainment"
Before "phoenix nights" there was "that Peter Kay thing" where peter plays many different roles over 6 supurb episodes,hes a "club bouncer" at "The Neptune",an "ice cream man","the... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mr. A. T. Clarke
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