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Two's Company - Series 2 - Complete [1977] [DVD]

Elaine Stritch , Donald Sinden    Parental Guidance   DVD
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  • Actors: Elaine Stritch, Donald Sinden
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Feb 2009
  • Run Time: 200 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001LNW2RO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,679 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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All eight episodes from the second series of the 1970s LWT sitcom. Dorothy McNab (Elaine Stritch) is a prickly American writer who moves to a flat in London's fashionable Chelsea. When she employs stuffy butler Robert Hiller (Donald Sinden) as a domestic help, Dorothy's new money style soon clashes with Robert's 'old school tie' attitudes. Episodes are: 'A Loving Christmas', 'The Reluctant Traveller', 'The Burglary', 'The Rubbish', 'The Honeymoon', 'Robert's Record Player', 'The Guests' and 'The Cleaning Ladies'.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, one of my favorites! 11 July 2005
American thriller author, Dorothy McNab (ably played by Elaine Stritch) has come to England to enjoy a slower place of life. Overall, it doesn't live up to her expectations, but at least (unlike Europe) people speak "American." But, she does need a butler to run her house for her. Who should walk through her door, but Robert (Donald Sinden), an extremely capable butler with a profound sense of superiority towards upstart colonials? The fur flies, and hilarity ensues as this unlike pair set up house together.
This is a great British comedy - one of my favorites, and my wife's all-time favorite! As a matter of fact, not long after we were first married, PBS began airing this great show, and I used it to introduce my bride to the joys of British humor (that is to say, "humour"). Overall, we found this to be a lot of fun, and enjoy watching it over and over again. So, if you want to see a fun and entertaining Britcom, then I highly recommend that you get this DVD. It's great!
By the way, this DVD includes all seven of the episodes from the second (1977) series, plus the 1976 Christmas special. (You will notice below that for some reason the episodes are not in chronological order.) The eight episodes are:
Robert's Record Player - 7 February 1977 - When Robert begins playing his new Bach album at top volume, he soon finds himself at war with an irate neighbor, but before you know it, it's Dorothy who finds herself in court!
The Reluctant Traveller - 10 January 1977 - Dorothy needs to go to New York, and wants to take Robert with her, but she did not reckon on his aversion to flying. He will stop at nothing to keep from flying, nothing.
The Honeymoon - 31 January 1977 - There's a newly wed couple that need Dorothy's help, but do they need Robert's?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two's Company 6 Nov 2009
So full of nostalgia for me - being allowed to stay up to watch this comedy - so very funny in that very staged style of the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars And about time too!!! 22 Feb 2009
One of the best of seventies comedies finally gets its second series released on dvd. Series one has been out for some time also on Network and the first thing you notice is that the covers dont match.Series one has the old style Network cover. This one has a livelier bright cover more like the R1 set which all the real fans will already own. What you get here is a further 8 episodes featuring the ongoing battle of wits between author Dorothy McNabb(Stritch) and her butler (Sinden). Beautifully written(by Bill Macilwraith, author of "The Anniversary) and wonderfully acted ,the highlight here is the episode "The Cleaning Ladies" featuring a wonderful guest role by Patsy Rowlands. Presumably the remaining series will be available soon but the whole series is on R1 and it comes in a slipcase as well. Well done Network for finally releasing this but its a shame its taken so long.
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4.0 out of 5 stars more fun with Elaine and Donald! 30 Jun 2010
By Byron Kolln - Published on
Commissioned by London Weekend Television (LWT) in 1975, TWO'S COMPANY starred the divine Elaine Stritch as Dorothy McNab, an American mystery novelist living and working in London, who takes on the stuffy, oh-so-teddibly British Robert (Donald Sinden) as her butler. Sparks fly when Dorothy, who is under the false belief that everyone is meant to have equal footing in this life, is "instructed" by Robert in the correct way (ie: HIS way) of running a household. Madly bashing away at the typewriter, Dorothy needs an organised and relaxed home life...but she never counted on tightly-wound Robert. Just WHO is the help and who is the boss?!

Wickedly scripted by Bill MacIllwraith, TWO'S COMPANY offered viewers of British comedy something a little more sophisticated and biting than the usual fare, with the humour extending from the dry wordplay between Dorothy and Robert. The show came during one of Elaine Stritch's most prolific periods of her professional career. She had chiefly relocated to London for the successful West End transfer of "Company", but decided to stay in the country on a full-time basis when she married English actor John Bay. Setting up housekeeping at the Savoy Hotel no less, Stritch was the darling of the London talk show circuit, starred as Aunt Polly in a miniseries of "Pollyanna" for the BBC, and of course remained as the acerbic Dorothy for three more series of TWO'S COMPANY.

Series 2 of TWO'S COMPANY includes the following episodes:

"Robert's Record Player" - It's an impossible stand-off when Robert insists on playing his classical music at the volume he believes it deserves...

"The Reluctant Traveler" - Dorothy needs all her powers of diplomacy (or cunning) when she has to convince Robert to board a plane...

"The Honeymoon" - Young couple Jack and Jenny (Ed Bishop and Liza Ross) appeal for romantic help...

"The Burglary" - One of the funniest episodes. Discovering that the house has been robbed, Robert becomes convinced he'll be the main suspect...

"The Rubbish" - Dorothy locks horns with the dreaded dustmen when her weekly trash allowance is exeeded...

"The Guests" - Dorothy takes in a group of Indian prayer seekers...

"The Cleaning Ladies" - Dorothy interviews two prospective cleaning ladies (Patsy Rowlands and Andonia Katsaros), but Robert is more picky about who he trusts to maintain his antique furniture...

"A Loving Christmas" - Dorothy and Robert both plan to spend the Christmas break with a romantic partner, but the last laugh might just be on them...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Two's Company 26 Mar 2006
By Holy Cow Records - Published on
Very welll done British-U.S. show that so far has 4 disc. Donald

Sinden & Elaine Strtch are great together.
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