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on 6 May 2012
This series from the late 1970s has the tried and tested format of news items, party sketches, monologues by Ronnie Corbett, clever word-play by Ronnie Barker a musical interlude and our two stars giving us a musical send-up as a finale. It doesn't so much contain a mini-series, so much as a sketch in each of episode of two married couples, with first a scene of the two Ronnies in drag, playing the wives and then the two husbands, usually "down the pub".

The news items are often brilliant and, for me, were the high point of the series. Some of the other sketches work very well, but some don't work at all. This being the 1970s, the content contains a lot of innuendo still, which is bound to amuse some viewers and not others. The musical numbers at the end are always pleasing and the one in the barber's shop is particularly clever, however the songs in certain episodes are delivered very quickly and it is sometimes difficult to catch the lines.

Manhattan Transfer provide the musical interludes. To give them credit, they can sing and they presented themselves in an interesting way, but I suspect that their songs wouldn't be particularly to most people's taste.

You only get eight episodes, though admittedly they are about 40 minutes long.

Overall then, this is pleasant viewing, with two very fine comedians, but the material is of a highly variable quality.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 29 May 2010
This 8 episode season was originally broadcast from 26 December 1978 to 10 February 1979. At 40 minutes per episode the entire 2 disc collection runs for 320 minutes.

The discs include audio navigation, English (only) subtitles and English (only) language track.

There is no running serial through this season, but at least half of each episode is taken up with the antics of "Sid and Lily, and George and Edie" - of which the most famous and the best is the "Argentinean Racing Pigeon", which is only part of a much longer sketch.

There are still the musings of Mr Corbett as he sits in the chair in his one man spot, and the musical act this time are "Manhattan Transfer".

Sketches include: "Little Shop of Beans", "Euro Christmas", "Bad Memory", "Rupert Bear", "Society for the Shy", and "British Rail".

The musical numbers are:

McCleary's Gold
Saturday Night Fervour
Mario and Romano the Brighton Beach Sellers
Harvest Choir - watch the grey haired man in the second row
Bournemouth Tea Time Three
Kamikaze Theatre
Slimnastic Display Group
Army Catering Corp

This was Messrs Barker and Corbett coming into their best and considering the age of the shows it is interesting to see how so many of them are still easily applicable to today's world (political and social).

The double disc set has provided me with several hours of light entertainment and as with the previous years will be watched over and over again.
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on 9 August 2014
The Two Ronnies were truly at their peak with the arrival of their seventh series, and while probably not as strong as the last two series, it still stands as one of their best.

In the seventh series, it was decided to temporarily remove the films serials and replace them with extended sketches based on the characters of Sid and George who were originally introduced in the sixth series. These sketches tend to focus on Sid and George's married lives to Lily and Edie (also played by Barker and Corbett) but also features the classic 'Argentinian Racing Pigeon' sketch.

Other great sketches include Barker and Corbett as 'Identical Twins', 'Council House' where Barker's tennants all have names of the rich and famous, 'Rupert Baird' with Ronnie Corbett as a familiar children's character and Barker's interpretation of 'The Last Mango in Paris'.
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on 4 November 2014
Not reaching the very high standards of the two previous series, but still plenty of laughs.

There is no running serial, but seven of the eights shows contain extended Sid & Lily, George & Edie sketches. The Manhattan Transfer provide the music in classy style. Surprisingly the shows are just forty minutes long, five shorter than previous series. Otherwise the format is the same as the earlier shows.
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on 15 July 2010
if ur a two ronnies fan, then still buy, you will still get some good laughs, but for some reason it doesnt feel quite as good as the last couple of series, i think it could be because of this series serial, which is sid and george, but with their wives. i prefer the 1 fairly quick sketch of sid and george, but the enlarged serial with them doing one scene as their wives, and 1 as sid and george just doesnt seem as funny, could just be me though! as i say, if ur a fan, buy it, still some great laughs!
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on 13 October 2010
This collection of the Two Ronnies is great, I have been a fan of them for many years and this collection does not disappoint.
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on 25 November 2014
Bought this for my father as he enjoys the two Ronnies, but I'm not over Keane on the series certainly when Corbett does his jokes in his black chair, which is absolutely tedious.
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on 23 November 2014
Purchased as a Christmas gift. Therefore not seen, but item arrived in the time stated, undamaged, and the quality of the contents yet to be assessed.
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on 31 October 2013
A present which went down extremely well with a lad that had never seen this series before. A feal good laugh
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on 18 March 2015
Rating 5* good clean classic comedy
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