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  • Piglet Files: Set 1 [DVD] [1990] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Piglet Files: Set 1 [DVD] [1990] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00007BI1W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,059 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Williams on 1 Feb. 2004
Format: DVD
Nicholas Lyndhurst is Peter Chapman, an ordinary bloke who is a whizz at electronics. He is recruited by MI5 and asks whether he can have a code name - he is given the next one on the list - Piglet! This is an hilarious comedy and had me in stitches most of the time - Peter cannot tell his wife that he's a spy and has to cover up all sorts of shenanigans leading her to believe that he is having an affair. I recommend this to anyone, Nicholas Lyndhurst is fantastic and the other characters are all extremely funny too. Watch it now!
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
THANK YOU, AMAZON!! 16 Mar. 2003
By Louise Lobinske - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've been looking for this show on any medium for so long I was beginning to despair I'd ever find it! I got hooked on this Britcom several years ago when it was on the PBS station in our area. I think it's hilarious, and rather unique in some ways...but I don't claim to be unbiased, either.
The Piglet Files is about an electronics whiz who gets a job with MI5, the British intelligence agency. The characters include, among others:
- Peter Chapman, alias Piglet (played by Nicholas Lyndhurst), the aforementioned whiz who is very new to the intelligence game, and of course can never tell his wife what he REALLY does for a living
- Sarah Chapman (played by Serena Evans), Peter's loving and blissfully ignorant wife
- Major Maurice Drummond (Clive Francis), Peter's brownnosing boss
- Major Andrew Maxwell (John Ringham), Drummond's boss
- Dexter (Michael Percival), a fellow agent who's a likeable idiot
- Lewis (Steven Law), Dexter's partner, who fancies himself a lady's man
One memorable episode, "Trouble With Reception," involves the agents and their wives being invited to a reception at an embassy, in which the wives find out they've all been told a different cover story for where their husbands work. (There is at least one female agent, but I forget whether or not she's married...) The embassy is besieged by terrorists, and Piglet and company must find a way to save the day without getting anyone hurt or giving away too much...
Another episode, "Piglet In A Trough," finds Peter faking a gambling problem under orders from Drummond in order to find out whether Maxwell is a mole for the KGB.
The theme music, which I think is really cool and possibly the best music for a show of its type, was composed by Rod Argent, who, I'm told, had his own group, Argent, which was quite big in the 60's (I guess in the U.K. - their primary hit in the U.S. appears to have been "Hold Your Head Up" from 1972).
I could go on but I understand there's a word limit to these reviews. :) Let me just finish by saying I love this show and I'm beyond ecstatic to find it available through you folks. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is a Great Series! 16 Jun. 2008
By J.Smith - Published on
Format: DVD
I found this by accident in my library and really enjoyed it! If you like spy-parody comedies, this is worth you're while.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Delightful series 12 Dec. 2008
By Kitty - Published on
Format: DVD
The one time this series ran in Pittsburgh, we had to tape it because we kept missing lines as we roared with laughter. It has bargain basement production values, but the cast is uniformly wonderful.
Really funny!! 23 Jan. 2009
By S. Rao - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Awesome comedy series. It's a good spoof of an "intelligence" agency (in this case - the MI5). Very well acted combining the best of comedy that the Brits are known for.
1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Unfunny 10 Sept. 2012
By Corpsecorps - Published on
Format: DVD
I've seen a lot of British comedies via PBS and I've really liked Nicholas Lyndhurst in such series as "Goodnight Sweetheart", "Butterflies", and "Only Fools and Horses", but this just wasn't very funny. End of story.
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