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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (60 of 68)


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Jonathan Creek - Series 5 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Alan Davies
48 of 55 people found the following review helpful
Like most Jonathan Creek fans, I was delighted to hear that an entire fifth season (albet 3 episodes) had been commissioned for this year.

I was not, however, expecting the quality of the show to have nosedived so spectacularly in such a manner. It really beggars belief that such drivel could have been approved for a prime time slot on BBC televsion. It seems as if the episodes have not even been proof read or checked for quality. On the evidence of this series, it would sadly appear that Jonathan Creek has reached the end of the line, scraping the barrel - there are no ideas left anymore. The first episode is simply appalling, there isn't even a proper mystery as there had been… Read more
Mozart: Don Giovanni ~ William Shimell
Mozart: Don Giovanni ~ William Shimell
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I was initiallly reluctant to go for this recording of the Opera. My final decision was swayed more by the low price and high ranking in the bestsellers for the category 'Don Giovanni'.

The quality of the recording is satisfactory, but my only real gripe is that the tempo is very slow. Especially for the opening crashing chords of the dramatic overture, I find that personally I prefer a fast tempo to create the sense of occasion. This recording could be decribed as somewhat 'lesuirely'.

One other major disappointment for me, was that this recording does not come with an Italian/English libretto, which I assumed it would.

However, all things considered it's… Read more