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One of the funniest (and most deserved) TV satires ever,
By A Customer
This review is from: Brass: The Complete First Series [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
Quite, quite brilliant. A non-stop barrage of beautifully timed, cleverly understated verbal and sight gags, delivered with po-faced intensity by a hugely talented cast. "Brass" tears into every god-awful cliche ever suffered by those forced to watch the endless stream of Catherine Cookson adaptations and gritty Northern dramas in the 70s and 80s, and "Brideshead Revisited", with an over-the-top panache made all the more effective by the lack of a laugh track. Timothy West, Caroline Blakiston and Barbara Ewing are perfect, maintaining stone-faced intensity under a succession of increasingly surreal (and hilarious) gritty Northern crises. The rest of the cast is excellent. The script is wonderful. My only concern is whether series 2 and 3 will ever be released.