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Shelley - The Complete Fifth Series [DVD]

Hywel Bennett , Belinda Sinclair , Anthony Parker    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Hywel Bennett, Belinda Sinclair, Josephine Tewson, Garfield Morgan, Warren Clarke
  • Directors: Anthony Parker
  • 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: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Jun 2011
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004KM61UM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,200 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

James Shelley is trying to show willing. Exasperated by his constant procrastination, wife Fran has now given him his marching orders, and there are even the rumblings of divorce proceedings. So Shelley becomes something of a regular at the Easy Job agency in an effort to fi nd tolerable work and win back Fran s respect his travails taking him from a hard day s slog in the City to the joys of the Dust-Bowl Burger Bar... 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 fifth series, originally screened in 1982 and also starring Belinda Sinclair as Fran, Warren Clarke (Dalziel and Pascoe) as Shelley s friend and giver of temporary refuge, Paul, and Garfield Morgan (The Sweeney) as ever-present hall porter Desmond.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: James Shelley is trying to show willing. Exasperated by his constant procrastination, wife Fran has now given him his marching orders, and there are even the rumblings of divorce proceedings. So Shelley becomes something of a regular at the 'Easy Job' agency in an effort to find tolerable work and win back Fran's respect - his travails taking him from a hard day's slog in the City to the joys of the 'Dust-Bowl' Burger Bar... 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 fifth series, originally screened in 1982 and also starring Belinda Sinclair as Fran, Warren Clarke (Dalziel and Pascoe) as Shelley's friend and giver of temporary refuge, Paul, and Garfield Morgan (The Sweeney) as ever-present hall porter Desmond. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Shelley - Complete Season 5 ( Shelley - Complete Fifth Series ) ( Shelley - Complete Series Five (Shelley - Complete Season Five) )

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The plot thickens... 13 Sep 2011
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Those that have been following the story from Series 1 will know that James Shelley (played by Hywel Bennett) has become a husband, father and regular unemployment statistic. His life revolves around his wife, Fran (Belinda Sinclair), landlady Mrs. H (Josephine Tewson) and the officials he meets on his regular attempts to gain employment or claim income security benefit.

We now find Shelley at the start of Series 5 having been thrown out of the family home and about to move in at the seedy bedsit owned by friend Paul (Warren Clarke). Having met and taken an instant dislike to the commissionaire (Garfield Morgan), he sets about trying to reinvent himself as someone keen to work in order to impress and move back in with Fran and baby Emma.

Despite the fact that Shelley's wife and Mrs H hardly appear at all during this season, it's reassuring to see the series going from strength to strength as the main character comes to terms with his new surroundings, new circumstances and a growing list of temporary employers.

The humour is as good, if not better than in previous series and the episodes actually benefit from the variety provided by a new cast of characters and scenarios. All in all, if you've enjoyed the first four series, you're sure to enjoy this one!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great acting and comedy 22 Sep 2013
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Really enjoy watching these. Perhaps not quite so good as the first series written by the creator Peter Tilbury, but still very enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
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Very Pleased with the item.
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars shelley the complete fifth series dvd 31 Jan 2012
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I purchase for one of my customer he was very happy with the dvd
the dvd can in good time and packed good and all around go service
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