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This review is from: Terry & June - Series 8 Volume 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Season Eight part two of Terry and June is one of nine series.
Terry Scott and June Whitfield star in this Eighth series of "Terry and June".
This is an entertaining bit of farcical comedy that has a lot to offer. Series Eight has some very fine episodes indeed with true comedy and a warm, comfortable and very experienced approach to comedy.
This Eighth series was transmitted in 1985. It was originally transmitted between September and December that year. (The episodes on this release are from October to December) These episodes could have been transmitted in the previous year 1984 but they were not. (The last episodes from series seven had been transmitted in 1983). So by 1985 there had been a gap and to make up for it there were thirteen episodes in series eight. The last episode represents the Christmas edition for that year. This release contains the last seven episodes and you need volume one to complete the run.
It is still a very entertaining series nearly thirty years later.
Each episode has a different and brief comedy intro as the opening credits begin. They are the same intros that were used in season three, four, five, six and seven Each is a variation on the same idea that Terry takes some drinks outside to join June for a nice sit in the garden. But each version is different and slapstick.
This is an excellent set of seven programmes from a classic comedy and when you consider the stuff that's passed off as comedy these days you realise just how good Terry and June really were.
A dustcart goes into Terry's car while June is driving and the driver blames June. Terry decides to take him to court and represent himself, using TV and film fictional barristers as his education to be a lawyer. In another episode Sir Dennis wants to see European TV on a Satterlte dish. Terry boasts that he has one, but he doesn't. Sir Dennis says he is coming to look at it. The race is on to get one and set it up. In another episode The Police are looking for a villain who looks like Terry. Terry tries to disguise himself to avoid confusion and in doing so creates confusion.
In the final episode, the Christmas special, everyone at work is to be in the Pantomime and Terry and June are playing the Cow.
The whole series is good with some episodes being funnier than others, but always humorous and entertaining.
At the time of its transmission the series was often mocked and scoffed at. It was criticised by some people as being too corny and old fashioned. It was traditional comedy and not "alternative". Other people loved it. I really liked it back then and have even more respect for it now. It may not be non-stop roaring with laughter comedy, (what show actually is like that?) but it does have some very funny moments. Terry and June Medford are an ordinary middle class couple who live in suburban Purley. Terry is accident prone, helpless and over ambitious. June is his long-suffering wife who has to cope with the mess that Terry gets into.
Terry works for Sir Dennis Hodge who often calls at the Medford's home just at the wrong time.
Terry is well intentioned but many misunderstandings lead to a lot of farcical situations and Terry and June always get into complications trying to get out of the situations they find themselves in.
June Whitfield is excellent and Terry Scott is also very good with his comic expressive face and timing. Both Terry Scott and June Whitfield offer us a warm and inviting performance.
This Eighth series is a good classic comedy that should not be forgotten.