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Last Great Days of Summer Wine,
This review is from: Last of the Summer Wine - Series 13 & 14  [DVD] (DVD)The return of Foggy is very welcome, even though Seymour was a good temporary replacement to the main trio of Summer Wine characters. During the 90's the direction of the show changed and there was less emphasis on the antics of the main trio of characters, Foggy, Compo and Clegg. Given the actors were increasingly elderly and the work had to be shared among a larger ensemble this was inevitable but did diminish the quality of the programme in my view. I think the quality of the programme had in fact peaked with the 1983 'Getting Sam Home' Christmas special. One of the funniest comedies EVER. Increasingly the series box sets are for completists only. The following season's 'The Most Powerful Eyeballs in West Yorkshire' is also one of my favourites. And look forward to this one being released.
These box sets are EXCELLENT and the kerfuffle over series numbering should not detract people from considering acquiring them. Some of the reviewers sound like Last of the Summer Wine characters themselves ahah!
Finally, I'd like to pay a tribute to Kathy Staff who died at weekend, forever the formidable Norah and much deserving of every fans fond remembrances and tributes. Watching the next set of episodes will be a poignant reminder of the good characters, actors and actresses we've lost including Brian Wilde, Bill Owen and Joe Gladwin too.
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Initial post: 26 Dec 2008 16:20:19 GMT
J. JOHNSON says:
I am just now aware that Kathy Staff has died . It is very sad for me and my Brothers who watch with me . We enjoyed her in "Open All Hours" also and with the DVD releases will enjoy her forever . When Compo , Bill Owen , went to be with God the episodes were handled as well as any could be , for such a wonderful character . The writing of Roy Clarke was handled as well as anyone could have done it . With Bill's son now in the Show we have , at least, a part of Compo to carry on the roll . Brian Wilde in "Porrige" also is something to own on DVD and treasure for always , as well as He being the best of the 'others' who made up the trio who came and went as seasons passed . Stephen Lewis is great and we just finished watching all the "On The Busses" series and the movies . I , among others I know, would prefer to have "Last Of The Summer Wine" go on forever, but knowing we have the DVDs to watch over and over , and enjoy more each time, is a great comfort . As I have said before, in other reviews or comments, just hearing the theme song when the Show begins gives me a wonderful feeling inside which no other Show has done or will ever do . God Bless Roy Clarke and all his wonderful characters whom we had the pleasure to grow up with , and share with our loved ones .
Posted on 31 Jan 2009 16:50:32 GMT
Frank Moyes says:
You might call it a kerfuffle, lad, but to us aficionados the misnumbering was a totally unnecessary idiocy. There is one posting on this site complaining that an episode he anticipated, "Ordeal by Trousers" is missing from the so-called Series 13 & 14 DVD. That is because it is an episode from the real Series#14. Why mislead potential customers?
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