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Second Thoughts - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]

James Bolam , Linda Bellingham , David Askey , Robin Carr    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: James Bolam, Linda Bellingham, Belinda Lang, Julia Sawalha, Mark Denham
  • Directors: David Askey, Robin Carr
  • Producers: David Askey, Robin Carr
  • Format: PAL
  • 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: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jun 2005
  • Run Time: 175 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009F68FM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,202 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Complete first series of the British television comedy drama, about a mismatched pair of divorcees who are trying to make a go of a new relationship, despite the pressures of their contrasting backgrounds and their bad experiences with relationships in the past. In this series, Faith (Lynda Bellingham) has to introduce Bill (James Bolam) to her children, and Bill learns what it's like to live with Faith for a whole day after he becomes ill with food poisoning. Includes all seven episodes: 'Found and Lost'; 'Match of the Day'; 'Night Moves'; 'She Who Hesitates'; 'Nursing a Conscience'; 'The Late Late Show' and 'Marriage of Inconvenience'.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: This is the complete first series of the ITV comedy about two young-middle-aged divorcees with very different backgrounds, trying to build - and cling to - a relationship despite the pressures pulling it apart. Starring the ever-excellent James Bolam, cast as Bill Macgregor, the art editor of a style magazine, and Lynda Bellingham, hitherto best known as Mum in the Oxo TV commercials, cast as freelance illustrator Faith Grayshot. Episodes comprise: 1. Found and Lost 2. Match of the Day 3. Night Moves 4. She Who Hesitates 5. Nursing a Conscience 6. The Late Late Show 7. Marriage of Inconvenience ...Second Thoughts - Complete Season 1 ( Second Thoughts - Complete First Series ) ( 2nd Thoughts - Complete Season One )


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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start to an engaging sitcom 7 April 2006
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Format:DVD
This series was obviously inspired by the superb "Beiderbeck Affair" in which James Bolam starred with Barbara Flynn. As in the third and final Beiderbeck (Beiderbeck Connection) the series seems to flounder a bit without a good comic background plot.
However this is the first of the five seasons that the sitcom ran from 1991 to 1994 comprising in all forty nine episodes.
Fortunately Faith Greyshott (Bellingham) and Bill McGregor (Bolam) make a good couple tentatively starting out on a new relationship after their divorces. The obstacles in their way are Bill's ex wife Liza (Lang) who is very good as a kind of devils advocate meddling in the burgeoning relationship. I feel Faith's two children Hannah (Sawalha) and Joe (Denham) accept Bill rather too readily, missing good comic opportunities.
As with all first seasons things have to settle down and there is every indication this will be a warm and engaging series, (I missed it on TV) and I am looking forward to Season 2 which comprises twelve episodes.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant 15 Nov 2006
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What a lovely and gentle humourous TV programme. All the gentle subtle humour mixed together. For my wife and myself it gave us many hours of pleasure. We had seen it originally when it was first on television but to go back and have it in our DVD collection is a treat.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This has stood the test of time 28 April 2009
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'Second Thoughts', along with 'Faith in the Future' have been two of my favourite TV series over the years. It was good to see that this witty and realistic comedy, with a theme that is familiar to many, has lost nothing of its appeal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cast 4 Feb 2014
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Really enjoyed this series and the humour has stood the test of time and I laugh even when I know what is going to happen next. Great family fun and money well spent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great british comedy 10 April 2013
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Because I,ve lived abroad for many years I,ve missed a lot of sit-coms and thoroughly enjoyed this one which stars some of my favourite actors
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second Thoughts 17 Sep 2013
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I have been listening to this on the radio recently and decided to search online for the DVD. So pleased when I found it, at such a good price too. It was delivered very quickly too, and in excellent condition. Thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second Thoughts series 1 5 Mar 2013
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If you are a fan of just Second Thoughts it is so funny and light hearted show you would defferly what to get all the series it is worth buying and you would LOVE all of them I LOVE them so much. They come to you 1st class by post.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not For Me
I bought this as it has 2 of my favourite actors in it but I was bitterly disappointed. It's trite, not funny and I didn't even watch it all the way through I only got as far as... Read more
Published 8 months ago by D. J. Burgess
1.0 out of 5 stars Does anyone with a functioning brain find this funny? Hands up!
...another Jan Ethrington and Gavin Petrie 'comedy'. These two 'talents' went on to write the equally lamentable "Faith in the Future" and do you remember the execrable "Duck... Read more
Published 14 months ago by M. Boost
3.0 out of 5 stars An Old series with familiar faces.
Well known and quality performers in an interesting format. Not as amusing as when first seen but worth a look at a bargain price.
Published 21 months ago by D. W. Sellars
5.0 out of 5 stars second thought series 1 dvd
this was a great buy great value for money postage was very fast , i was very pleased with this product ,thank you
Published on 7 Mar 2012 by Derek Bird
3.0 out of 5 stars Trying a bit too hard
In some ways this feels more dated than some of the comedy we have watched that is 20 years older. Partly it is to do with the feeling that everyone is trying too hard and it... Read more
Published on 2 Jan 2012 by S. J. Clow
3.0 out of 5 stars A cast to remember
A little dated now, the gentler comedy may not be suitble for a person under fifty years. Despite a great cast not quite the pace expected.
Published on 10 Nov 2010 by M. R. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant!!
James Bolam never fails!! This series was fabulous and will watch it again in the not too distant future!!
Published on 6 Feb 2009 by TV addict
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