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Caroline In The City - Complete Series 1 [DVD]
Caroline In The City - Complete Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lea Thompson
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £2.75

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AN UNDERRATED GEM!!, 11 Nov. 2009
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THIS NEVER HAD THE SCOPE OR STRENGTH IN DEPTH TO BECOME A FRASIER OR FRIENDS,AND BY SEASON 4 WAS PRETTY MUCH RUNNING ON AIR BUT CAROLINE IN THE CITY HAS MUCH TO OFFER PARTICULARLY SEASONS 1 AND 2.LEA THOMPSON IN PARTICULAR IS TERRIFIC AS CAROLINE,PARRYING THE SARCASTIC BARBS OF HER ASSISTANT RICHARD AND TOLERATING HER TART WITH A HEART FRIEND ANNIE WHO LIVES ACROSS THE HALL.THE SHEER LIKABILITY OF THE CAST IS A STRENGTH OF THIS VERY WELL WRITTEN SIT-COM AND THE BEST EPISODES HOLD THEIR OWN WITH AMERICAS BEST.THIS IS GREAT FEEL GOOD COMEDY,IT'S JUST A SHAME THAT THE QUALITY OF THE DVD OCCASIONALLY WAVERS (TWO OF THE SEASON 1 EPISODES ARE SO OUT OF SYNC,RICHARD ALMOST ENDS UP MOUTHING CAROLINES WORDS!!) BUT THEIR ARE PLENTY OF OTHER EPISODES TO ENJOY SO IT'S STILL A BARGAIN IN MY BOOK.


Big Bang Theory - Season 2 Complete [DVD] [2009]
Big Bang Theory - Season 2 Complete [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Johnny Galecki
Price: £6.68

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AS GOOD AS FRASIER....UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUE!!, 26 Oct. 2009
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I never thought that i would see a sitcom approach the heights of Frasier but i think i have and its called The Big Bang Theory!A wonderful cast allied to sharp,funny scripts,terrific characters and enogth warmth and pathos to make you really care about them.I thought season 1 was brilliant but season 2 manages somehow to improve on that with character development taking the show to even greater heights.All the cast are fantastic but Kaley Cuoco manages to combine girl next door sexiness with humour (rare!) and a range from hard faced sassiness to warm and vulnerable sometimes with just a subtle facial expression.In and age where the sit com is a dead art in the U.K (unless you count the ones with so much swearing they have to show them late at night),this show is a blast of fresh air.It's nice to see that geeks have sex lives too! If you have a sense of humour,you will not regret buying this dvd.SUPERB!!


Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President
Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President
by Jimmy Carter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £29.95

3.0 out of 5 stars NEVER ELECT A PEANUT FARMER FOR PRESIDENT!, 30 Sept. 2009
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I've read this book in conjunction with Anatoly Dobrynins 'In Confidence' to get both sides of the story during Carters presidency.While i have the greatest of sympathy with Carter regarding the hostage crisis situation with Iran,i cannot forgive him for his ridiculous over reaction to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan,ill conceived as that was (at Dobrynins admission).His ridiculous assertion that this was 'the greatest threat to peace since world war two' was alarmist and plainly untrue yet it succeeded in wrecking detante and scaring the hell out of a lot of people (myself included!)in January 1980.By apparently only listening to the hawks in his cabinet and ignoring the advice of reasonable people like Cyrus Vance (who resigned in April 1980 as a result),Carter contributed to what was in effect a new cold war.The Russians were apparantly astonished at his reaction to what they saw as a local matter on their borders (not a cover for expansionism into the Persian Gulf as Carter would have had us believe)but the damage had been done and we are still paying the price today.This is an interesting read but ultimately just proves that Carter was unfit for purpose as president.


Man About the House - Complete Box Set [DVD]
Man About the House - Complete Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard O'Sullivan
Price: £17.03

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A TRUE BRITISH CLASSIC!, 21 Aug. 2009
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Nostalgia as it should be!One of the best british comedies ever,superbly written and acted,with bags of period charm.Even some of the clothes still look good (the girls anyway!)Paula Wilcox is georgeous and funny,Sally Thomsett ditto,Richard 0'Sullivan was never better and Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce are just wonderful in their support roles.With a cast like this,even some of the later weaker episodes are still watchable.Buy this to guarantee a smile on your face!


Peep Show, Series 5 [DVD]
Peep Show, Series 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Mitchell
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £2.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RUDE,CRUDE,BUT VERY,VERY FUNNY!!!, 20 Aug. 2009
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This review is from: Peep Show, Series 5 [DVD] (DVD)
Ace British sitcom with Robert Webb brilliant as Jeremy the 35 going on 15 spoilt brat and David Mitchell as his outwardly respectable friend
Mark who both seem to end up in the same mess each time.Just one quibble...where is
this wonderland where an endless supply of (mainly) attractive women are willing to date anyone and take them to bed? Please let me know...!!


The Smoking Room - Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD] [2004]
The Smoking Room - Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Fraser Ayres
Price: £7.70

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RICKY GERVAIS,EAT YOUR HEART OUT!!!, 17 Aug. 2009
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Terrific sitcom that has more warmth,wit and humour than the vastly overrated 'Office'.A superb cast ensure that every character is funny and interacts perfectly and Brian Dooleys observation of office personalities are spot on (as i've worked in offices for 33 years,i can vouch for their accuracy!)

It's a shame that a 3rd series wasn't made but quality beats quantity every time.It's also wonderful to see my dream girl from Man About The House,Paula Wilcox,back on tv,lovely as ever, doing a great turn as Lillian,an endearingly eccentric 50 something Mancunian divorcee.

Buy this,you'll love it!!!


The Lovers - The Complete Series [DVD]
The Lovers - The Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Beckinsale
Price: £10.25

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THEY DON'T MAKE 'EM LIKE THIS ANYMORE!, 27 July 2009
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A real comedy gem this,a time capsule of the 1970/71 period when the permissive society was everywhere except the street where you lived!It's superbly written by Jack Rosenthal & Geoff Lancashire and beautifully acted by the excellent Richard Beckinsale (Geoffrey) and the lovely Paula Wilcox (Beryl).Incidentally,when this was filmed,both actors were married and in Beckinsales case,with a daughter which makes their portrayal of the frustration of youthful unconsummated passion all the more impressive.a mention must be made of Joan Scott who is terrific as beryl's mother,occasionaly giving the impression that she'd be rather glad if her virtuous daughter wasn't quite so virtuous!
The film quality on the dvd is excellent,so much so that it sometimes looks like it was filmed yesterday rather than nearly 40 years ago.The kind of comedic acting on show hear no longer seems to exist sadly.If you were around at the time (as i was) it's a nice little nostagia trip and if you weren't,it's a lovely example of fine writing & superb acting coming together to make excellent tv.And i'm pleased to say that Paula Wilcox is still lovely and has a career thats still going strong.


Robin's Nest - Series 1 [DVD] [1977]
Robin's Nest - Series 1 [DVD] [1977]
Dvd ~ Tony Britton
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £6.98

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT AS GOOD AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN...!, 22 July 2009
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The only fault with the otherwise wonderful Man About The House was that it ended with Chrissy marrying Robins brother and not Robin.Richard O'Sullivan and Paula Wilcox had such great on screen chemistry,i'm sure that if they had done a spin off together,it would have been brilliant.This is amiable enogth fare,with O'Sullivan performing as well as he did in M.A.T.H, but Tessa Wyatt is no Paula Wilcox and without a suitable foil,he has to carry more of the show,especially with Tony Britton sleepwalking his way through his usual role (ie posh and slightly worried father).Worth seeing but maybe one series is enogth.
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Man About The House - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]
Man About The House - The Complete Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard O'Sullivan
Price: £8.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY LONG LOVE AFFAIR...!!, 16 July 2009
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I REMEMBER VIVIDLY WATCHING THE PILOT EPISODE IN 1973 (AGED 13) AND FALLING IN LOVE WITH PAULA WILCOX AND SALLY THOMSETT FROM THE OPENING SEQUENCE AND I'VE NEVER REALLY RECOVERED!QUITE SIMPLY ONE OF THE FUNNIEST COMEDY SHOWS TO COME OUT OF BRITAIN AND ONE THAT THAT IS AS FUNNY TODAY AS IT WAS BACK THEN.GREAT LINES,SUPERBLY DELIVERED BY A QUALITY CAST THAT HAS NO WEAK LINKS.FASHION WISE THE MEN COME OFF WORST BUT THE GIRLS LOOK SURPRISINGLY CHIC AND MODERN (THOSE FASHIONS COMING ROUND AGAIN!).DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND BUY THE BOX SET,YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.


Surfin' Safari/Surfin' U.S.A.
Surfin' Safari/Surfin' U.S.A.

4.0 out of 5 stars EARLY SURFIN', 3 Feb. 2009
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I PURCHASED THIS TO HEAR JUST HOW THE BEACH BOYS SOUNDED IN WHAT I CALL (GLIBLY!)THE PRE-CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS ERA OF POP MUSIC,AND SURFIN' SAFARI CONTAINS AGREEABLY GOOFY SURF SONGS COMPLETE WITH TWANGY GUITARS BUT NO HINT OF THE LUSH HARMONIES TO COME.THE REAL REVELATION IS SURFIN' USA,RECORDED ONLY A FEW MONTHS LATER (AT THE BEGINNING OF '63) BUT REPRESENTING A HUGE STEP FORWARD IN SONGWRITING,INSTRUMENTATION AND HARMONY.THIS IS A WORTH WHILE PURCHASE FOR FANS OR THOSE INTERESTED IN EARLY SIXTIES POP (I'M BOTH!!)


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