Fantastic script laden with timebomb gags that you get a second or two later, oh-so subtle sight gags, notice the way Hitler holds his cup for example, a desperately excruciating plot for the unlucky(?) hero, superb character acting and humour from a great cast, by turns gentle, warm, hilarious and outrageous.
Certainly this was the wonderful Michael Elphick's finest hour (or six) and Ian Richardson's funniest one.
They didn't make too many like this and as I said above it is simply a real joy to watch it again, for me the first time since it was first broadcast when I was a teenager.
It's also entertaining watching it now to see the many other character actors in the cast who were fairly unknown at the time but who went on to do other things. There are at least four from "Eastenders" and two from "The Bill" among others. Not that either of those shows can ever shine a candle to this on any level.
PS: I've also just watched The Counterfeiters
which deals with the same events in an altogether more realistic and serious way. It is stunning and also just has to be seen.
But I'd watch "Schulz" with it's innocence, gentleness and warm humour first, otherwise you'll just be crying too hard...