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The Comedians - Series 1-7 - Complete [DVD] [1971]

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  • Directors: Dave Warwick
  • Producers: Ian Hamilton
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Nov. 2009
  • Run Time: 836 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002MVPPPA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,270 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The complete series 1-7 of the 1970s stand-up comedy show featuring comics who began their careers in the Northern working men's clubs, including Russ Abbot, Jim Bowen, Bernard Manning, Mike Reid, Dave Butler, Russ Roberts and Frank Carson.

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Made in the days before political correctness. This whole programme would today be reviewed and virtually dismantled with most of the material banned from the airways as many of the jokes would be deemed to be offensive to someone. Yet it reminds us of when people were much more innocent, and they laughed at the silliness of the jokes, not the so-called victims. When you see a black man like Josh White telling daft black jokes, it becomes a leveller. Same for the Irish comedians like Frank Carson. When people are laughing together at the same thing, there is suddenly no room for fear and hatred. The comedians on here may be clowns but they're not fools. Both they and the audience know that the jokes are silly nonsense and exaggerated. My opinion is that it's better to have mutual laughter than hatred and true nasty racism.

I didn't laugh at all of the jokes (but probably about 70% of them), but I bought the set for nostalgia purposes and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Described as "The Comedians - Series 1-7 - Complete" it is in fact only the HIGHLIGHTS of each season. Very misleading title. As a highlights show, the choice of featured material is then often weak and includes serveral comics repeating jokes. Poor.
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This DVD set comprises of great classic comedy in the form of comedians of a by gone age. I bought this product as a gift for a family member and he remembers watching these acts when he was younger. This was a great 'blast from the past' item that he was happy to receive.
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Bought for my Dad for Christmas and he absolutely loves it. A MUST for Dad's of a certain age, I think. Great!
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Thanks for the DVD, it's brilliant but it's a petty they cut the original series, but either way it's still very enjoyable.

Thanks, Neil Foster
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This was purchased for a relative who is very hard to buy for. He was over the moon! Good price and came very quickly.
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Was this compilation spread across 7 discs to make it appear that there was a lot more to it ? Only half that number of discs was necessary to contain. the material presented , and possibly one double layer disc would have sufficed if all duplication had been edited out . If you watch this and hear a joke you consider worth repeating , don't worry that you might not remember it , you will very likely hear it again , at least once more . Whenever was the `Best of ' the same joke(s) being told repeatedly : only one version can be the `best' .Even selected audience reaction shots , of which there are very few , are shown more than once .
Most of the comedians appear to have spent some time at a gent's outfitters before the show , only to emerge to find that the hairdresser's / barber's shop was shut . Colin Crompton may well have been the inspiration for Donald Trump's current thatch .

Whilst a lot of the jokes do contain elements considered very non-pc these days , there is obviously a considerable amount of material missing from the original series . Probably deemed a bit too controversial and capable of provoking a barrage of protest from the loudmouth , holier than thou , minority . Also , in my opinion , the comics performances are noticeably hampered by the restrictions placed upon them .
Much criticism has been proffered , in recent times , by people who class the previous era comics as racist and sexist . Maybe the younger generation would benefit from watching this stuff then comparing it with the xenophobic rantings of Al Murray , the sneering at fat/disabled people by Jimmy Carr and the disgustingly descriptive tales of sexual encounters , often involving anal , of Frank Skinner ( and Chubby Brown is still considered too outrageous for TV !) .
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Brings back the great comedians something that is lacking in this day. Hubby throughly enjoyed it, these DVDs are better than the new one recorded in 2012.
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