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This box set has all the BBC Up Pompeii episodes ever made, along with two other DVD's
on 14 September 2008
The Frankie Howerd Collection, a rather vague title and not a thing written on the front of the box to spell out what it contains. For years I had been waiting for Up Pompeii to come out on DVD and it had been here all along.
The Box set has the pilot episode made for the comedy playhouse, both series one and two in full, and the one off episode 'Further up Pompeii' which was made about a year later, not to be confused with the dissapointing 1991 Further up pompeii, which wasn't made by the BBC but ITV.
Along with The Complete BBC Collection of Up Pompeii, it has the 'Best of Frankie Howerd' which is available seperately; a worthwhile DVD with snippets of all Frankies best sketches and TV appearances over the years, and the last DVD is 'And Churchill Said to Me' another series Frankie did for BBC TV.
All in all this is a great collection of Frankies best stuff all in one Box set but lousy marketing by the BBC, they should have made it more apparent just what was in it.