The stories focused on the friendship of Terry and Bob as they reacted to true-to-life dilemmas such as cash shortages, the pursuit of the opposite sex (a constant theme), their work in an electrical components factory, and their support of a struggling football team.
This DVD contains all of the surviving episodes from the original 3 series: Entente Cordiale (16/12/64); Double Date (23/12/64); Older Women Are More Experienced (30/12/64); The Suitor (20/01/65); Last Of The Big Spenders (07/07/65); Rocker (18/06/66); Goodbye To All That (23/07/66).
As for the episodes themselves, they show their age, but hopefully the DVD release should have improved the quality, particuarly the sound which on some episodes from the tv transmissions could sometimes be poor. But a great collection of comedy classics nevertheless, incidentally the first series of 'Whatever happened to the likely lads' is due for a May 2006 release.
I would love to be giving this 5 stars, but sadly the BBC or should I say “2Entertaine” Have botched this one.
Wrong - under the trades description act, the publishers of this DVD could be in trouble.
The DVD only contains 7 of the 8 surviving episodes, having missed out "The other side of the fence".
If you are a fan, you'll probably buy it anyway, so just be warned.
3 out of 5 stars, when with a bit more care, it could have been a 5 star release.
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