Sykes - The First Colour Series [DVD] 
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Several episodes from the 1970s BBC classic starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques.
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Network Video have done an excellent job at restoration and the images are very clean and bright. Half of the episodes have extra material added. In addition there are many outtakes.
See Peter Sellars throw Sykes over the settee! See the man who operates the bird in the clock...
One episode, not seen since 1972, exists only in black and white, but has been lovingly restored.
Classic domestic comedy by a master classic comedian. Highly recommended.
Treat yourself to 16 episodes of some of the best British comedy ever made.
At first, I thought this might have just been my own impression, or a fluke... but after viewing the clips "In the Studio" (an interesting set of outakes/behind the scene footage), I saw that this was indeed the case. And all the better for it.
A brilliantly funny series, with cameos from lots of Eric Sykes' closest friends... Peter Sellers (hilarious) and Joan Simms (excellent) to name just a few. The production team has obviously taken it's time in restoring the series, and this process is shown on the DVD... each disc has a different feature as well as the episodes.
A perfect DVD package to accompany a perfect British TV comedy series. I highly recommend you to buy immediately.
Excellent supporting cast in Hattie Jacques, Richard Wattis and Deryck Guyler. This series from 1972 demonstrates how far television has fallen in recent years - this is a series you'd make plans to stay in and watch rather than escape the drivel that is offered nowadays. Picture quality and sound are excellent (You'd think it was recorded last week) Out-takes are also a bonus included in the set. Good to see Eric on television last week in "Poirot - Hallowe'en Party"(2010)playing the role of an elderly lawyer (Mr. Fullerton) - may he long continue !
If you would like to see more Sykes please email the BBC and/or Network and tell them. Sadly, it won't happen unless we let them know there is a market for more.
It may be over thirty years since initial broadcasts but Sykes has lost none of its charm, and every episode remains extremely funny.
The quality of the reproduction is top notch. There's an extra explaining how they went about this. Sit coms of today pale in comparison though to the quality of the comedy that is served up by Eric, Hattie, Mr. Brown, Corky and the odd 'big' name that pops up from time to time!
For me, the 'Cat' episode is my fave. How they work the sink plunger from the beginning of the story to the 'alibi' at the end is comic genius. Simple comedy that has a touch of the ordinary man about it. Come on BBC and release more of the legend that is, Eric sykes.
As well as the 16 wonderful episodes on these 3 discs is an interview with the great man and a glimpse of his stage act from the series 'Spotlight'. Only purchase this product if you want to walk round with a smile on your face and a chuckle on your lips!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not as good as I remembered - Eric even gets a bit mean in parts. On the plus side a bit eccentric - which is fun.Published 6 months ago by Will
This was my first time watching Eric Sykes and I love this series!! Hattie Jaques is one of my favorite British actresses and the two play off one another very well in the skits. Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. Knoke
Sykes may not be a sitcom most modern audiences would gravitate towards, but if you're a big fan of 1970s and 1980s comedy, it's definately worth a watch even if it's not on the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gatekeeper197
Astonishingly well restored, this series is a delight for those who remember it first time round.
And I suspect younger viewers will enjoy watching with and listening to... Read more
Could there have been a better decade of sit-coms then the 1970-80's? In my opinion, NO.
Eric Sykes was and still is one of England's finest and much loved comedy... Read more
Its highly enjoyable fun to watch...Eric plays the part of a Billy Liar. And other supporting cast are also brilliant. Read morePublished on 22 Mar. 2013 by A. Cooke
Item arrived in very good time and well packaged! I haven't seen this series since it first aired in the 1970s and it hasn't dated or lost any of its charm and is as hilarious now... Read morePublished on 6 Dec. 2012 by Huntana