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'.
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 )