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Close to perfection,
This review is from: The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' [1990-2002] [DVD] (DVD)
This HIGNFY DVD has pretty much everything you want from a Best of. Three and a quarter hours of highlights, a commentary from Ian and Paul (who seems obsessed with his weight) that gives some really interesting insight into what went on backstage and what the guests were like, and because the commentary was recorded after the Angus stories broke, put all of the sex and drug references over the last twelve years into context. Some stories just never went away, especially Archer and Iraq and there is much discussion about how little the world changes. Plus trailers and trivia that I'm still going through even though I've been watching it for a week. There are a couple of niggles though. No Brian Sewell who was one of the best guests, and the editor doesn't seem to have any sense of comic timing, as some of the punchlines have been cut (much to Paul's chagrin). Overall though one of the best comedy DVDs available.