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Shillingbury Tales: The Complete Series [DVD]

Robin Nedwell , Diane Keen , Val Guest    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
Price: 8.20 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
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Product details

  • Actors: Robin Nedwell, Diane Keen, Bernard Cribbins, Linda Hayden, Lionel Jeffries
  • Directors: Val Guest
  • Producers: Craig Smith
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Jan 2005
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006TWQ9S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,712 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All six episodes of the British comedy drama, set in the eccentric, rural village of Shillingsbury. Cosmopolitan musician Peter Higgins (Robin Nedwell) moves to the sleepy rural village of Shillingsbury and gradually finds himself in charge of the local brass band. Episodes are: 'The Shillingbury Tinker'; 'The Shillingbury Melon'; 'The Shillingbury Cloudburst'; 'The Shillingbury Legend'; 'The Shillingbury Miracle' and 'The Shillingbury Daydream'.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The village of Shillingbury is a tranquil place, staunch in the established old-fashioned values of rural England. It is a picture postcard place of honeysuckle and home-made strawberry jam, fine thatched roofs, a timbered pub and contented folk... Featuring all 6 episodes of ITV's short-lived comedy-drama series. ...Shillingbury Tales - 2-DVD Set

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When TV was good! 4 Dec 2007
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Like the rest of your reviews, I too remember watching this series in my bedroom on a cold winters night, I was about 16 at the time. I also remember being completly enthralled by this gentle series. It goes to prove you can write good humour and drama without reverting to foul language.

For those who have wandered on to this review, take a chance and buy this before it is deleted. You will not regret it.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've Waited Years For This 29 Jan 2005
I've had an old VHS of a few of episodes of this series since it was broadcast in the early 80s and I've always wanted to get the remaining episodes. This two CD set didn't disappoint. It contains the original film and all six episodes of the series as well as some stills. If you want to escape into an idealised world of country living, this is just the job.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shillinbury Tales 17 April 2007
It was with great excitement that I orderd this DVD, thinking back to my youth , watching this series with my parents on a sunday night. Ive had the book for many years, and have read it over and over, still remembering bits of it on the TV screan.

It was like jumping back into my childhood watching these, and it brought back so many happy memouries, when the world was so innocent, and the 70/80s outfits ! My mother even cringed at some of the dresses and remembers trying to style her hair like Dianes.

If you want something easy going for a wet and cold winters night, this dvd is perfect, just have a huge mug of tea, curl up on the sofa and forget the cold outside, as the warm glow of an innocent time will warm you to the bone. It does get a bit slushy at times, but you just know that they are in love and nothing can divide them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia 12 Oct 2010
By Roy
How marvellous to find this retro gem still available. Greatly enjoyed finding and watching it!! Service, speed of ordering and delivery top class!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JazzmanGeoff 12 Aug 2013
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Great trip down memory lane I remember watching this when originally screened on TV, great characters and enjoyable to watch again. well recommended.
Good quality picture, a little tip set your DVD or Blue Ray to output picture in Zoom Format as original is in 14.9. you can do this with no loss of picture quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shillingbury Tale 7 May 2014
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we've been looking for years to get "Shillingbury Blowers" which is an episode of the Shillingbury Tales.
We're very happy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars feel good factor 16 Jan 2014
By patwebb
The Shillingbury Tale DVD never fails to delight me. I've watched it a dozen times and have never tired of it. The acting is good, the scenery great and the story lines carefree. It's a pity reruns aren't shown on the tv. I don't think it could fail to make people smile.
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5.0 out of 5 stars as good as i remember 22 Aug 2013
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as good as i remember the first time around , been looking for years for this on dvd and managed to get it here .
also was a good price to :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Having been told I would love this, I was very disappointed to find I didn't like it at all. Actually that's not entirely true: I did like the first episode about the village... Read more
Published 12 months ago by La Salamanquesa
5.0 out of 5 stars A vague memory turns into sheer delight
Just browsing through odd things i half remembered, came across this beautifully crafted selection of stories from Shillingbury. Read more
Published 12 months ago by john rowland
5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make 'em like this anymore!
I enjoyed this far more than I expected. I never took to 'Heartbeat' or 'The Darling Buds of May', and this is in the same vein. Read more
Published 14 months ago by RandyBoy
5.0 out of 5 stars shillingbury tales
lovely stories took us right back to the wonderful times would recommend these for all people young and old to watch
Published 17 months ago by J R James
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as I remember it
A lovely selection of tales about village life. Heart warming, simple and entertaining to watch on a cold winter's day.
Published 19 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for fans of the TV programme
This was bought as a Christmas present as my partner said he was a fan of the TV programme. He has enjoyed it very much
Published 19 months ago by Mrs. Sm Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Nostalgia!
beautifully touching series (and surprisingly in region 0 format, when I thought I was going to have to deal with a region 2 format). Read more
Published 19 months ago by sallyturner
5.0 out of 5 stars shillinbury tales
My husband and I enjoyed the series the first time round, it was a way to sit down relax and enjoy a non violent series. Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2012 by fran
5.0 out of 5 stars English Village Life
This series is just as I remembered it. Lovely countryside, villages, and stories. No violence, no sex, just a dose of how a lot of us would like to live in an English village. Read more
Published on 19 Dec 2011 by Rosemary M. Read
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