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Shelley - Series 4 - Complete [DVD] [1982]

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Hywel Bennett    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Hywel Bennett
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00272F3UQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,063 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All six episodes from the fourth series of the late 1970s/early '80s comedy starring Hywel Bennet as James Shelley, the depressed drifter who courts calamity. Despite being highly educated, he is unemployed, has no intention of working, and lives with his girlfriend Fran (Belinda Sinclair) in a bedsit at the home of Mrs H (Josephine Tewson). The series follows his misadventures as he ducks, dodges and tries as hard as possible not to be caught up in Thatcher's Britain. Episodes are: 'Unkindest Cuts', 'A Drop of the Pink Stuff', 'No News Is Good...', 'Credit Where Credit's Due', 'Mortal Coils' and 'Slaughterhouse Sling'.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Uncut, SYNOPSIS: For James Shelley, the spectre of permanent employment is looming, despite Maggie's cutbacks. He's determined to savour his last moments of freedom before submitting to the daily grind with his new job at the Foreign Office, and he intends to do it by 'keeping his head down' - much to wife Fran's annoyance. As he signs off, apparently for the last time, he finds that life has a few shocks in store for him... A long-running success for ITV - lasting for ten series over thirteen years - Shelley featured a masterful performance by Hywel Bennett as the bone-idle graduate-philosopher cast adrift on a sea of unemployment. This set contains the complete fourth series, originally screened in 1982. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Shelley - Complete Season 4 ( Shelley - Complete Fourth Series ) ( Shelley - Complete Season Four )

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hywell Bennett is great. 9 Sep 2012
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I like Hywell Bennett and love him as the droll Shelley. Much of the humour is subtle but thats how I like it. Another great series for my collection
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars never aging comedy 18 Oct 2011
By marley
i have watched series 1,2 and 3 so i chanced number 4 although some of the previous reviews nearly put me off, i am glad i did not listen to them as i am enjoying this series as much as the last 3, Shelley makes me laugh everytime which is a joy in this day and age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Smart Comedy 15 Nov 2009
By MMA Fan
I love this comedy and I find it's getting better with each series. Can't wait for the next one to come out.. I've seen more funny comedies. But none more interesting then this. The acting by Hywel Bennett is 1st class.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Comedy 31 Mar 2010
By M. Wood
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As with the first 3, this series of Shelley is brilliant. Intelligent and very funny comedy with well written stories which are superbly acted.

Well worth buyng.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shelley is great 28 May 2013
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I remember Shelley well from my youth, it is very funny, taking a stab at society and authorities, whilst seeing how life was and learning about what one has to do to make changes and conform if success is to be found. It looks at work and relationships, marriage and divorce, and there is a lot to be learned whilst enjoying it too. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys works from the past, since they don't seem to be able to write work like this any more. Good, clean, honest work that does not contain the violence or lewdness of today.
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