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This review is from: Please Sir! - The Complete Series Box Set [DVD] (DVD)
Having only seen the first series as yet, I can't give a thorough review but I would say that 'Please Sir!' has stood the test of time pretty well. Some sparky, fun scripts from John Esmonde and Bob Larbey and excellent ensemble playing from the cast. Okay, 'the kids' of 5C are rather long in the tooth but that's an understandable piece of pragmatism and of course common when teenage parts are cast. An interesting feature of the first series is the 40 minutes running time, unusual for a sitcom, particularly at the time. This does allow each episode some room for story development and works well. However, from series two onwards the format changed to the standard ITV 25 minutes.