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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 14 December 2014
WARNING: 'An Evening with Lily Savage' is NOT included in this box set, instead you have 'Lily Savage: Untransmittable'. I hope that Amazon corrects this mistake eventually because it is very misleading. As this special has never been released on DVD at all, I assume that a lot of people might be tempted to buy this box just for that.

Anyway, I have had all of these shows on VHS for years, and they still make me laugh. I was happy to upgrade to DVD, and think that this box set offers fantastic value for money. Although we have come to love the man behind the drag act even more, and Paul O' Grady is rightly considered as a national treasure, fans should not ignore the beginnings of his career.

Working-class through and through, Lilian Maeve Veronica Savage was more than just a drag act (and ''international sex symbol'' as she so modestly labelled herself ;)), she was a brilliant, perfected character who hit the right notes every time. She was vulgar, but so down-to-earth and funny. I'd like to imagine that there are quite a few Lily's out there in real life.

In 'Lily Savage: Untransmittable', the lady takes you on a guided your behind-the-scenes of her hit BBC sketch show 'The Lily Savage Show', with a combination of clips from the series, and some unseen outtakes. To my knowledge, you can't buy this separately on DVD.

In 'Live and Outrageous', you have a cracking 1995 live performance at The Garrick Theatre. This is my personal favourite of the three discs.

'The Live Show' is, as the title suggests, another live performance, this time from 1998. To my knowledge, you can't buy this separately on DVD. This was recorded during Lily's first UK tour in four years, but the acid tongued blonde bombshell hasn't quietened down, and still packs no punches. The '80s pop star Sonia also briefly appears on stage as Lily's bubbly daughter Bunty.

The stand-up is hilarious, and was very topical for the time. Although you may feel like you are being transported back to a 1990s time warp, I think Lily's comments about the celebrities and TV shows like 'Coronation Street' are still very funny. Other topics that don't seem as aged, are Lily's forthright opinions on men, stewardess on aeroplanes, and negative opinion of fellow Liverpool lass Cilla Black, of whom Paul is now close friends with. This isn't the light-entertainment Lily you saw on ITV's light-entertainment show 'Blankety Blank', this is no-punches spared humour, which knew no bounds.

Perfect present, tons of laughs guaranteed!
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on 30 September 2008
Paul O'Grady AKA Lily May Veronica Savage is amazing as the acid spitting merciless queen of the 90's. The 'alter ego' will keep you entertained with the barrage of spitfire remarks of figureheads of the stage screen and government and not without the antics of sister Vera.

Without a doubt a must buy!
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on 16 January 2013
Bit the bullet and bought on DVD stuff I already had on VHS.

Well worth it to remind myself of the comic genius that is Miss Veronica May Lily Savage.

PLEASE, come out of retirement!
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on 23 March 2014
What can you say about Lily Savage, she is the best thing that ever happened to comedy.
This DVD of 3 of her best stand up shows is absolutely brilliant.
If you are a fan, you must buy it.
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on 27 March 2010
this boxset stated it had Lily Savage - An Evening With Lily Savage/Live And Outrageous/Lily Savage - The Live Show [DVD] it doesnt have an evening with lilly savage it has lilly savage untransmissible so i wish amazon sellers would put the correct infomation up im happy with the set tho lilly is funny and i cant stop laughing when i watch tart with a heart
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on 20 June 2015
Although I did like these three DVDs it is a pity there were no subtitles as 'lily's' style of presentation includes quite a bit of mumbling and 'mouthing' words she deemed rude. So I kind of missed some of the jokes. Also be aware that a lot of the material in two of the shows were repeated one to the other. The great thing is you just don't see Paul O'Grady as Lily; the two personas are so unalike. I did enjoy this set and would recommend it to any Lily Savage fans. She had me in stitches with laughter. Great stuff!
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on 24 February 2016
This product is misleading and DOES NOT include An Evening with Lily Savage. If you, like me, were buying the dvd mainly for this show, then you will be disappointed. Unfortunately, I threw out my VHS version of this in anticipation of receiving a 21st century version. Very poor show.
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on 8 March 2016
Lily Savage doing what she does best, making everybody laugh, 3 great dvd`s at a great price. Paul O`Grady is just great whether he be himself or his alter ego Lily, very funny.
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on 4 February 2009
Lily Savage - An Evening With Lily Savage/Live And Outrageous/Lily Savage - The Live Show

This is a great collection of dvds and well worth the money,cant believe it is that cheap to be honest,a good buy
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on 5 February 2015
Lily - what more is there to say - she is so funny - great value purchase - recomend to any lily Savage fan
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