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The Two Ronnies - Series 5 [DVD]

Ronnie Barker , Ronnie Corbett    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001BHTN7C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,447 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The classic BBC Comedy series starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett were an unlikely comedy team but their talents complemented each other perfectly in a series which would run for 16 years and become part of British television history.

From their introduction, "And in a packed programme tonight..." to the “Goodnight from him”, viewers would savour the familiar features – the opening and closing news items, the party sketches, the doctor’s surgery set pieces, Ronnie Barker’s word-play speeches, the rambling monologues from Ronnie Corbett and some magnificent musical pastiches.

This fifth series was broadcast in September and October 1976 and, many would claim, showcases the two comedians at their peak. Among these eight episodes you will find their most famous sketch, Fork Handles or ‘Annie Finkhouse’, as well as such gems as Pismonuncers Unanimus, It’s A Washout and Tomorrow’s Kitchen. The series also featured the Spike Milligan penned serial The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The classic BBC Comedy series starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett were an unlikely comedy team but their talents complemented each other perfectly in a series which would run for 16 years and become part of British television history. From their introduction, "And in a packed programme tonight..." to the "Goodnight from him", viewers would savour the familiar features - the opening and closing news items, the party sketches, the doctor's surgery set pieces, Ronnie Barker's word-play speeches, the rambling monologues from Ronnie Corbett and some magnificent musical pastiches. This fifth series was broadcast in September and October 1976 and, many would claim, showcases the two comedians at their peak. Among these eight episodes you will find their most famous sketch, 'Fork Handles' or 'Annie Finkhouse', as well as such gems as 'Pismonuncers Unanimus', 'It's A Washout' and 'Tomorrow's Kitchen'. The series also featured the Spike Milligan penned serial 'The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town'. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...The Two Ronnies - Series Five - 2-DVD Set ( The Two Ronnies - Series 5 )


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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The comedy duo at their absolute best! 14 Jun 2009
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Series 5 is finally here, and it just keeps on getting better!

The format is still the same - opening with the usual news items, guest stars - (another seriously scary looking woman!) more news, serials and more sketches.

Well, this series proved to be one of the best, because it contains Two Ronnie's fans most beloved sketch of all time - "Fork Handles!" an absolutely diamond sketch that was nothing short of genious, beautifully played out by a deadpan Barker and irritated Corbett.

Thought it couldn't get better? Oh yes it can! Follow this up with the series' best serial to date- the wonderfully Spike Milligan penned, "Phantom Raspberry blower of Old London Town."

Then there's the equally funny sketch "Cain and Abel Church of Hampsted Heath" featuring cockney rhyming slang, more (p)ispronnounciation, Dr Death, Barker and Corbett as red indian chiefs, Corbetts witty monologues, Barker's televised appeals for women...and himself... and broadcasts on behalf of all three political parties.

And that's just the first four episodes!

Sp I guess what I'm trying to say, is that for Two Ronnies fans, this just keeps on getting better - this dynamic, well loved comedy duo are at their peak here - I can't remember if they were funnier - and certainly the Fork Handles sketch is legendary.

For newcomers, presented here is the golden age of comedy, when you could still take the mikey out of everything and anything and PC still meant Police Constable and not Political Correctness.

So - add it to your DVD collection - and be prepared to fall off your seat laughing!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gets better as the time passes 7 Dec 2009
By Su TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Firstly I would like to point out that this season (Season 5) of the great Two Ronnies shows was broadcast between 4 September 1976 and 23 October 1976 - and yes some of the jokes are telling of the time (i.e. not politically correct when compared to our current "standards"). Some of the jokes will require a little explanation for the younger viewers

The running serial through the shows is the iconic Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town, which was written especially for the show by the late Spike Milligan.

Barbara Dickson is the featured singer for this season; once again the age of the show is evident when you look at her clothes and hairstyle.

The musicals are:

- American Indians
- Nana Moussaka and Charles Azenough
- Orchestra Cleaners
- Morris Dancers
- Jehosophat and Jones
- Chelsea Pensioners
- Amateur Dramatics
- Arbroath Pipe Band

The season also includes some great sketches including:

- rhyming slang service at St Cain and Abel Church, Hampstead Heath
- fork handles
- joint Party Political Broadcast (stands the test of time)
- rhyming train journey
- mixed up drinks order
- GPO spokesman

For me the Two Ronnies are well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best one yet! 1 Aug 2009
Format:DVD
About time series 5 is here, it's been ages since series 4 was released but was it worth the wait? You can bet your Dad's car it was!

As it says on the DVD, this is probably the best of all the series. I haven't seen all of them, so I don't know about that but it's certainly one of the best, if anything just because of the Fork Handles sketch! For anyone who hasn't seen it, it's basically just legendary in terms of writing and acting and is easily one of the best sketches in the history of comedy.

But it's not just that. Oh no! This is also the series that features the fantastic Phantom Raspberry Blower (written by the marvellous Spike Milligan) which features various unusual events such as a man and woman's voices swapping persons due to the shock of their attack, displaying the inept capacities of the Police force, someone having raspberries tattooed on their knees, and the main Police inspector falling into a coffin full of.....you guessed it, rapberries.

Other great moments include the speeches on behalf of the three political parties (where they each talk at once), Ronnie Corbett's monologues, the Round of Drinks, mispronunciation and GPO sketches. Each adding a further touch of genius to the series.

A must buy for any true fan. If you thought the last four series were good, you haven't seen anything yet!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent! 18 Nov 2011
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The long run of The Two Ronnies must be the best comedy series ever transmitted. Not only is it always very funny, the variety of material almost beggars belief. This particular season has to be one of the best of all, containing wonderful material, including the famous "Fork Handles" sketch. We will never see anything as good again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Comedy! 12 Oct 2010
By Big Kid
Format:DVD
I used to watch the Two Ronnies with the rest of my family as a teenager & still love the combination of these classic comedians. From the witty word-play to the shaggy dog stories- the Two Ronnies are a great advert for all that's good about British comedy. If you aren't a massive fan, but need at least a small dose- then try this DVD. Series 5 is probably the best of these fantastic comedians/ comic actors! Enjoy.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
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Fast delivery made a birthday treat really happy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two Ronnies hit top form 8 Jun 2014
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Messrs Barber and Corbett finally hit top form in series five of their long-running entertainment programme. |The famous Fork Handles sketch appears along with many other funny sketches. The serial is the Spike Milligan written The Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town. The musical regular is Barbara Dickson. The eight programmes provide six hours of high quality entertainment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Two Ronnies DVD Series 5
As always, the Two Ronnies are brilliant, but we are not keen on the serial sketches and some of the musical guests. Otherwise
very enjoyable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Janlo
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
The Two Ronnies what more can you say it includes the "four candles" " fork handles" sketch which to all that know them is fantastic.
Published 4 months ago by Ben Gunn
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
Great dvd especialy candles
would recomend it to
any two ronnies fans hope you
enjoy it as much i did
Published 5 months ago by squire
5.0 out of 5 stars Brill Xmas prezzie
Bought this as a Christmas present and it went down a treat, guess what we will be watching tonight x
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. D. L. Dow
3.0 out of 5 stars The 2 Ronnies could describe the sender better than I !
With "The Two Ronnies" season 5 and its Christmas Specials they arrived together in a cardboard package without any effort to add any padding, I could call such a person... Read more
Published 7 months ago by DavidJohnStock
5.0 out of 5 stars ANother of the Two Ronnies
They were truly a remarkable act. You can sit back and enjoy, purchase for that person you are wondering what the devil they would like.
Published 8 months ago by John W. Goater
4.0 out of 5 stars The Two Ronnies
Another xmas pressie so hasnt been viewed yet but going on orevious reviews I,m sure it will be fine. Delivery was prompt and it was packaged well
Published 8 months ago by Welshgirl48
5.0 out of 5 stars The Two Ronnies at their best
Series 5 is easily the stand out series of The Two Ronnies, featuring some of their best work ever. This series includes their most famous sketch Four Candles (or is it Fork... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Gatekeeper197
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Comedy Duo
Classic comedy at it's best, I bought this for my dad's birthday as he really enjoys it, and it's great viewing for all the family.
Published 11 months ago by Meli G
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Comedians
The age of dual acts at this level no longer exits unfortunately after this pair. If you remember them with affection then this particular DVD is essential for your library. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Derrick Orton
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