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Tiswas - The Best Of [DVD]

Chris Tarrant , Sally James , Mike Holgate , Bob Cousins    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Chris Tarrant, Sally James, Lenny Henry, Bob Carolgees, John Gorman
  • Directors: Mike Holgate, Bob Cousins, John Pullen
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Oct 2005
  • Run Time: 155 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AGK13K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,666 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Compilation of all the best moments from the zany 1970s Saturday morning children's television programme, presented by Chris Tarrant, Sally James, Lenny Henry, Bob Carolgees and Spit the Dog, John Gorman, and the mysterious Phantom Flan Flinger.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Saturday mornings would never be the same again when in 1974 ATV launched a children's TV show which broke every rule in the book... Tiswas! Previously well-behaved children were positively encouraged to act like monsters... Previously sane presenters were reduced to a state of lunacy... For seven years Chris Tarrant, Bob Carolgees, Sally James, Lenny Henry, John Gorman and Spit the Punk Dog gleefully orchestrated a morning of mayhem and madness. Major rock stars and top comedians would willingly subject themselves to the humiliation of 'Compost Corner', 'The Cage', The Dying Fly' and the diabolical ambushes from "The Phantom Flan Flinger". As Churchill may have put it- " Never in the field of Television have so few people dispersed so much water to so many!" Relive those moments with this compilation of extraordinarily silly bits. Remember there's a 'Bucketeer' in all of us... you know it makes sense... sort of! SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Tiswas - The Best Of ( Today Is Saturday, Watch and Smile )


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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic, but not the Tiswas experience 18 April 2006
Format:DVD
The joy of watching Tiswas in the 1970s was that everyone in the ATV studios clearly had such fun making it. Many of us knew we shouldn't really be watching it -- in my case, I should have been in the university libraries -- but it was the sheer appeal of something that was nominally supposed to be for children.

But Tiswas was a live production in which almost anything could happen -- the complete opposite of a DVD compilation, unless you play it in 'Shuffle' mode.

Also the pace of this 'Greatest Hits' DVD is nothing like the Saturday morning experience, where the two or three hours included many fillers (such as pop videos, ads and Disney clips) to get your expectations raised for the next piece of studio mayhem.

Pracitically anyone who was anyone in the 1970s appeared in this show -- well, anyone with a sense of fun and a willingness to be in Birmingham at the weekend -- and in this DVD, you'll see Michale Palin, Dennis Waterman, Steve Davis, Benny from 'Crossroads', the real Trevor MacDoughnutt etc etc.

The picture quality varies, but who cares?

155 minutes of nostalgia, warmly recommended, but don't expect your kids to appreciate it as much as you did.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what they want 20 Jun 2007
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Absolutely brilliant-----------well produced and has the style that was Tiswas. What I find most intriguing is that my grand children and their friends absolutely love it, forget current children's programmes--------they all are off singing the Bucket of Water Song and love the humour!!

Any misbehaving and they do the Dying Fly-----------an absolute must!!

Still love Sally James!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 1 May 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is like going back in time. No, this is like going back to Saturday mornings when they were great. Hangover, cup of tea and TISWAS. All the best things are here. Tarrant when he was funny. Carrot when he was funny, Carson - well Carson may be a poor man's Tommy Cooper but he's always funny. Best of all, lots of Sally James. Sometimes wet! Good to see Trevor East as well. Kudos. Acts of the time gleefully joining in and of course The Bucket of Water Song. I may have to watch it again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars tizmania 9 Jan 2014
By anthony
Format:DVD
oh brings back glorious memories of unmissable saturday morning mayhem.a must for all the who wants to grow up an be miserable in senior years.
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