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The Visit - Series 1 [DVD]

Naomi Radcliffe , Steve Edge , Tony Dow    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Naomi Radcliffe, Steve Edge, Iain McKee, John Henshaw, Craig Fitzpatrick
  • Directors: Tony Dow
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Aug 2008
  • Run Time: 194 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001A47GDE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,634 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

A comedy series about a group of 'banged-up' petty crooks and the family and friends who visit them each week in their natural environment, a low-security prison. Set almost entirely in the prison visiting room, the comic tension flows from a three-way dynamic between the prisoners, their visitors and the undervalued prison officers. Each episode focuses on the life of a different prisoner and, like that other British prison comedy Porridge, the depressing setting doesn't stop the comedy from being warm, slightly ridiculous and surprisingly accessible.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best new sitcom for years... 12 Aug 2008
I caught this last year (2007) on BBC Three and quickly fell in love with it, in the vein of 'The Smoking Room' the drab surroundings and seemingly dull setup actaully makes for much comic value. It's single camera setup, so no audience laughter, it's not necessary each of you will find different moments you find funny and with such a vast array of characters, at least 12, it never feels boring or stagnated, by the way each episode features all the characters evenly, there is no focus on one character above the other. Also watch out for Beatrice Kelly (Nana) she steals every scene she's in. Top stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT VIEWING 27 Jun 2010
Britains best kept secret- John Henshaw Somebody give this man an Oscar for his contribution to British comedy. His sophisticated dry humour is sooo British and so funny it was a 'tena lady moment' all the way through!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth A Visit 14 Aug 2008
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I just finished watching the repeats of this on BBC1 and had to have this dvd. This is the freshest comedy i have seen in years. All the characters are well developed and the single camera work makes for great viewing as it flits between different scenarios. This show deserves awards aplenty.I hope that there is a second series soon. I wouldn't care if this dvd doesn't have extras, it's the show that matters. Go on treat yourself it's well worth a visit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant comedy 14 Feb 2014
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I loved this and wonder why another series was never made, Steve Edge is particularly good as a 'dense' prisoner
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Visit is hilarious 14 Mar 2013
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For a long time I've remembered watching a television series about a prison, and thoroughly enjoying it, but couldn't remember its name.

Then I happened to mention it to a young friend who immediately knew what I was talking about, and I'm so glad he did as it's as funny as I remember.

It covers several prison visits made by families, and has some well-known faces. I just can't understand why they only made one series. It's well worth watching.
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