Maid Marian And Her Merry Men - Series 1-4 - Complete [DVD]
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Shun your Shakespeare, chuck away your Chaucer, destroy your DVDs of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle! You ve got to make shelf space for the complete box set of 'Maid Marian and her Merry Men'. Never has so much fun and lunacy been crammed into one small cardboard container. If you tried to squeeze in even one more tiny joke, it would squash the others so badly they d jump out and run home crying to their mummies. Marvel at the relatively young Tony Robinson s hilarious cavortings in the days before he got boring and started digging holes in the mud; watch the hysterically laid back Danny John Jules and realise there is life after Red Dwarf. Gasp at incredible six foot chickens, listen rapt to tales of volcanoes that spew forth mauve custard, and run away terrified from snailiens from outer space. You ll laugh, you ll cry, you ll be sick into a small paper bag and still come back for more... honest! MAID MARIAN AND HER MERRY MEN was consistently number 1 in the children s TV ratings throughout its four series, partly because it was popular with children of all ages, but also because it became 'must see' viewing for students and young adults. It was popular with the critics too, winning a Bafta, an RTS Award and the International Prix Jeunesse. This perfectly conceived historical farce is witty, warm and stylish. An excellent cast and faultless writing has drawn comparisons to Blackadder, Red Dwarf, and The Young Ones. It is one of those rare programmes made for and enjoyed by both children and adults and has secured a huge fan-base in the seventeen years since the first series was initially transmitted. Written by and starring Tony Robinson as the Sherriff of Nottingham, Tony has been a regular on our TV screens since he got his big break playing Baldrick in Blackadder. He is the presenter of the successful series Time Team and played the part of Vernon Crumley in the Bafta Award-winning HOGFATHER. THE COMPLETE SERIES ONE It s a little known fact that Robin Hood was a complete wimp who took all the credit for the grit in Maid Marian s guts. It was, in fact, she who assembled and fought oppression with a bunch of prats known as the Merry Men a dwarf called Little Ron, a Rastafarian, an ugly dolt by the name of Rabies and a yuppie called Robin of Kensington. Doing incredibly brave things like piercing their ears and rescuing tadpoles, Marian and her men combat the cruelty of a mad, bad king called John and his villainous Sheriff of Nottingham. THE COMPLETE SERIES TWO Prepare to be horrified by the beastly Beast of Bolsover and the foul things he does to our beloved Sheriff. Laugh your hands and feet off as the stupid villagers don brown noses in aid of charity. Learn to loathe Maid Marian s nemesis, Rotten Rose, she s scheming, manipulative, revengeful and a bit of a slapper. This is entertainment at its nauseating best! THE COMPLETE SERIES THREE Six spanking episodes in which our heroine struggles against aliens, wrestles with giant jelly babies, and gets really hacked off with very thick villagers. Also featuring an additional hour-long episode in which she falls in love with a complete plonker. Not so smart now, are you Marian? THE COMPLETE SERIES FOUR In this, the final series of the muddy extravaganza that is Maid Marian and her Merry Men, Rabies grows wings, Robin turns nasty and the peasants celebrate High Forks night, Remember! Remember! the 27th of April. To quote Robin Hood himself, this series is as funny as Russell the Abbot. Special Features - Audio Commentaries - Quiz Written By Tony Robinson - Maid Marian Karaoke - Trailers - How The Germans Saw It featurette - Hunt The Chicken interactive game - Christmas Special - Tony Robinson, Mark Billingham and David Lloyd on creative writing featurette - Improvised sketches
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A very nostalgic throwback 😊
It's even better the second time around, this series is written by Tony Robinson and is full of 'adult' comedy that went well over my head when I was a child but means this was like a new series again!!
Well worth every penny
One of us had his kid brother staying over for a few days, and he started us off.
It has all the characteristics of great comedy:
It was clever, very well written, contained some brilliant dialogue, more than a few memorable catch-phrases and it was very, very silly.
With a lot of old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness, hit-him-wiv'-a-big-piece-of-rubber-wood or shoot-an-arrow-in-his-behind slapstick thrown in, for cheap and easy laughs, which are the best ones, let's be honest!
And for some twenty years now, every time I've seen people snogging or when people have banged on at me about relationships, engagements, weddings and such I've been singing, far too loudly:
OOOOOOOOOOOH-HOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO: RABIES IN LOVE!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely brilliant. I loved it as a child and I love it as a 33 year old!Published 3 months ago by Jodie
Aww I remember sitting with my brothers and sisters and singing along to the theme tune! Absolute classic !! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Me
Although a tad expensive, I couldn't resist ordering this DVD collection. All 4 series of the hit TV series from my youth. It is still brilliantly funny today.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great dvd box set. Very funny and entertaining.
Well packaged. A must have for all families for fun and laughter. Very cleverly written and produced.
£88.99!!!! £88.99 for a box set of an ugly chick hanging out in a forest with a load of morons. I used to watch this as a kid I have nostalgic memories of eating turkey burgers... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alan Launder