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  • Actors: Sinead Cusack, Bill Paterson, Michael Byrne, John Arthur, Alan Bates
  • Directors: Giles Foster
  • Format: Import, Dolby, Full Screen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Run Time: 250 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004TGTRIM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,079 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Import from The Netherlands with English soundtrack
Oliver is a university lecturer. His obsession with anagrams and crosswords has earned him a job as a creator of the quiz questions 'Mastermind'. But then Oliver whittled at the university. He decides to use to search for his favorite crossword puzzle maker, known only under the pseudonym 'Aristotle'.'s Sudden abundance of free time When he finally found, Aristotle's house in Wales he saw to his horror that it is completely burned. He goes to the police to give. Aristotle missing At the office he meets Diane Priest. Oliver is convinced: this policewoman his destined partner. He also invites us to accompany him on his travels in search of the mysterious Aristotle him ... her

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B. Kunz on 6 Dec. 2011
Format: DVD
Having seen this series when it first appeared I have been making do with reading the book ever since. I finally took the plunge and purchased the DVD set and was delighted to say that it was as good as I remembered. For me one of the overiding joys is the fact that the humour is very gentle and not unkind (as with so much of the modern stuff). I would thoroughly recommend this to anybody.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Robertson on 19 Dec. 2011
Format: DVD
A welcome blast from the past. I had forgotten how good this series was. A joy to watch with a fantastic cast.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jazzybabe on 28 May 2012
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SO much clearer and more colourful than my old personal video copy !
The wording on the box and cases is in Dutch but that doesn't worry me; I just have to remember to turn off the subtitles before starting to play the dvds and I'm off on my Travels with Oliver :O)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Philip Ballard on 8 Jan. 2014
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I have always been a fan of Alan Plater and his quirky sense of humour. If you enjoy word play and a different take on life and its meaning this will amuse and delight you. Anagrams, crosswords and redundant comparative religion lecturers and jazz freaks abound.Great fun and adventures on the way to the Orkneys and the legendary crossword compiler Aristotle.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. M. Littlejohn on 14 Nov. 2013
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A very good story with fine acting from all concerned particularly Bates and Cusack. I'd forgotten how good it was
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 April 2012
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"Oliver's Travels" is a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television series, sort of a light British mystery/road picture/drama/ adventure/romantic comedy/thriller. It was, interestingly enough, actually made by BBC Wales: an unusual provenance that, which possibly explains the plentiful, lovely Welsh scenery and the plentiful supporting actors, with yeasty little parts, and strong flavorful Welsh accents,that we see in the first episodes, though they are not necessarily given performance credits. It might also explain, for all we know, the bounteous green highways and byways of Midlands-Northern English scenery, and Scottish scenery, that we see later on -- we even see Hadrian's Wall that separates England and Scotland, for goodness sake. And all of the scenery populated by more outstanding supporting actors, enjoying their fully-written parts, and using their local accents to the fullest.

At any rate, the series, in five episodes, was initially broadcast on the BBC in 1995; it was broadcast on American Public Broadcasting System's Masterpiece Theatre in 1996, and reprised once. Since then, apparently, viewers have been begging for it to be released on DVD. It's now in a 2-volume boxed set, containing the five episodes, with a running time of approximately 245 minutes. And in my purchase at least, secret subtitles, not advertised on the box, but they are there, nevertheless to allow us on this side of the pond to enjoy all those Welsh, Geordie, and Scottish accents to the fullest. (If you ask your TV for the subtitles, and the TV has the capacity to produce them, and they have been layered into the DVD, there they will be.)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Christine L. Keeling on 22 Jan. 2015
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We have really enjoyed this series again and although made back in the early 90's it is so nicely written. The characters are well portrayed and the comments passed between them very amusing.
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