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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CENSORED version (get the cassettes)
These has been censored for the PC Madness AGE. Disgracefully so because this is an ARCHIVE recording and should be a TRUTHFUL RECORD. It isn't. For example, listen to the 'eeny Meeny Miny Mo' in episode 16. Nothing here is caught by the toe. The cassettes released the following year are not censored.
Published on 27 July 2009 by Paul R. Sutton

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3.0 out of 5 stars Almost worth it
Dad's Army is still one of the finest sit-coms the BBC has ever produced. The more you see it, the better it gets. The writing is in turns slapstick and sensitive, and the performers are some of the best that we've ever had. Arthur Lowe was one of the best cast actors in television history. It's impossible to imagine anyone else in the role of the pompous but honourable...
Published on 19 Jan. 2010 by Changed Daily


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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Almost worth it, 19 Jan. 2010
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This review is from: Dad's Army: The Collector's Edition Series Three: BBC Radio Collection: Collector's Edition Series 3 (Audio CD)
Dad's Army is still one of the finest sit-coms the BBC has ever produced. The more you see it, the better it gets. The writing is in turns slapstick and sensitive, and the performers are some of the best that we've ever had. Arthur Lowe was one of the best cast actors in television history. It's impossible to imagine anyone else in the role of the pompous but honourable Captain Mainwaring. The touches of character, the deft physical comedy, the brilliant but understated class warfare between him and Sergeant Wilson all make for a wonderful half hour. However - why is there always a 'however' with BBC CD releases? - someone somewhere decided it would be a good idea to put the shows through digital noise reduction. Utterly pointless. The master tapes are perfectly fine, recorded in the mid 1970s, they have only a slight tape hiss, but are otherwise perfect. The noise reduction makes some of the shows almost unbearable to listen to. The top end (treble) has been tightened and reduced, and there are tinkly digital artefacts that intrude on the sound. Some shows are worse than others. There are also edits, for some misplaced political correctness I suspect. Shame. These would have been fantastic sets otherwise. The DVD set of the complete TV series is, by comparison, exemplary. If you can put up with the reduced sound quality, then this set will be highly enjoyable. The shows are still there, and the humour intact.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CENSORED version (get the cassettes), 27 July 2009
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Paul R. Sutton "Paul Sutton" (Cambridge, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dad's Army: The Collector's Edition Series Three: BBC Radio Collection: Collector's Edition Series 3 (Audio CD)
These has been censored for the PC Madness AGE. Disgracefully so because this is an ARCHIVE recording and should be a TRUTHFUL RECORD. It isn't. For example, listen to the 'eeny Meeny Miny Mo' in episode 16. Nothing here is caught by the toe. The cassettes released the following year are not censored.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Re-release due next year - hopefully without edits., 19 Dec. 2014
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Mr. P. C. Denmark (ESSEX, ENGLAND) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dad's Army: The Collector's Edition Series Three: BBC Radio Collection: Collector's Edition Series 3 (Audio CD)
This review is really intended for the forthcoming re-release which should happen next year. I can't wait to hear the full, un-edited version of "Keep Young And Beautiful" (Series 3) as this was edited for "Dad's Army": Collector's Edition Series 3 (BBC Radio Collection). I shal not be buying it if that release also has the edit, much though I love Dad's Army.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks., 23 Oct. 2013
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Just as expected. Thank you. My son will love it as he already loves the DVDs, videos and tapes which he collects.
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1.0 out of 5 stars HOW MUCH !???, 16 Dec. 2011
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This review is from: Dad's Army: The Collector's Edition Series Three: BBC Radio Collection: Collector's Edition Series 3 (Audio CD)
Seriously. How can this be sold for this price? It is ridiculous! No wonder people look for illegal downloads. These are funny but not for that money.
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