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Whodunnit? - The Complete Series 2 [DVD]

John Pertwee , Richard O'Sullivan , Robert Reed    Exempt   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: John Pertwee, Richard O'Sullivan, Patrick Mower, Aimi MacDonald, Harry H. Corbett
  • Directors: Robert Reed
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Aug 2012
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00526SCSO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,259 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee is your host in this highly popular, light-hearted panel game where viewers are invited to play detective - pitting their wits against a panel of celebrities to solve a fictitious murder mystery.

The show s brilliantly original formula, devised by comedians Lance Percival and Jeremy Lloyd, presented short dramas laden with clues and red herrings to be pieced together by the celebrity panellists, who would then question the characters involved and finally point the finger at the most likely suspect.

Lively repartee was the order of the day and joining Pertwee in this series is a veritable who's who of 1970s television: Richard O'Sullivan, Patrick Mower, Aimi Macdonald, Anthony Valentine, Harry H. Corbett, Arthur Mullard and Rodney Bewes join up with celebrities Jackie Collins, Henry Cooper and Kingsley Amis to track down "whodunnit".

Product Description

Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee is your host in this highly popular, light-hearted panel game where viewers are invited to play detective - pitting their wits against a panel of celebrities to solve a fictitious murder mystery. The show's brilliantly original formula, devised by comedians Lance Percival and Jeremy Lloyd, presented short dramas laden with clues and red herrings to be pieced together by the celebrity panellists, who would then question the characters involved and finally point the finger at the most likely suspect. Lively repartee was the order of the day and joining Pertwee in this series is a veritable who's who of 1970s television: Richard O'Sullivan, Patrick Mower, Aimi Macdonald, Anthony Valentine, Harry H. Corbett, Arthur Mullard and Rodney Bewes join up with celebrities Jackie Collins, Henry Cooper and Kingsley Amis to track down "whodunnit".


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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Much of what I wrote in my review for series one still applies - that this is the series still finding its feet before it gets to the point where everything clicks, but this is nonetheless a great improvement on series one.

The main change in this 1974 series is the obvious one: Jon Pertwee replaces Edward Woodward as host. This makes a huge difference straight away as Pertwee is just more at ease in the role, his larger-than-life personality really suiting this show. He clearly relishes his interaction both with the panel and the suspects (for example, there's a lovely bit of unscripted banter between Pertwee and Jimmy Jewel in episode 3, which is worth looking out for), but there is just greater fun in these episodes which makes for a more relaxed watch. Alfred Marks (returning for a second go), and other comedy performers on the panel really raise an episode with their banter.

The show itself is now starting to feel smoother. The format is nearly at its best. Instead of the hasty explanations from the host as to whodunnit in series one, you now get to actually see whodunnit and how, with a voiceover of the action by Pertwee, pointing out relevant details. This makes a huge difference to the conclusion of each show.

There's also one episode (Goodbye, Sarge) in which the show takes place within an approximation of the set that the story was filmed on. This makes the whole thing seem much more real and immediate, and was something they would do more often in future series.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Hal Marshall TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
It involves Jon Pertwee, that's a positive for starters. And he doesn't stand for any nonsense - the merest hint of a double entendre from the celebrity panel and he is in there, deploying his best Venusian Aikido on them. Well alright, he never actually leaves his chair. But he doesn't need to. Who but the great Mr Pertwee could pull off a white suit, medallion and a big nose and STILL manage to look sublime? Who else could quote Latin (entirely in context) and manoeuvre the word 'ventriloquial' into a prime time ITV series?

The celebrities are eloquent. The potentially murderous cast will have you shouting 'Oh, I know them. They were in... oh, what the hell was it?!' for the entire duration of the show until the titles. You will need IMDB on speed dial, I can guarantee.

A previous reviewer mentioned the host's interactions with Jimmy Jewel and they are classic. Watch out also though for Jon tripping over his words during the episode involving Harry H Corbett - Commander Weatherby from 'The Navy Lark' makes a brief but hilarious appearance. As does Worzel, almost a decade early. The seventies were cool, this will prove it. It will also prove that Pertwee was one charming gentleman. Even with a medallion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to the Seventies 4 Jan 2013
By ipag67
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I remember watching this series back in the seventies as a kid and I still love it now.John Pertwee is seriously cool and is great in this.
The show is pure seventies and you will love trying to work out whodunit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pertwee dunnit better than Woodwood 20 Mar 2013
By Miss M. Potter TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Series two of Whodunnit is easily better than series one. The new host Jon Pertwee is much more relaxed and the whole show runs smoother. The plays are good and the sets are better too. The panel once again is interesting and the show acts well as both retro TV and modern entertainment. Great fun.
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