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The Peter McDougall Collection (5 Disc) [DVD]

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  • Actors: Billy Connolly, Gregor Fisher, Hector Nicol, Douglas Henshall, Ashley Jensen
  • Directors: John McKenzie, Charles Gormley
  • Writers: Peter McDougall
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Full Screen, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: John Williams Productions
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Oct. 2007
  • Run Time: 342 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VVT1NA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,681 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Peter McDougall has played a huge role in Scotland's television history. His controversial and gritty dramas, written for the BBC, spawned a whole new era in regional programming and have been a profound influence on many modern playwrights and actors. This collection features three Play for Today titles: Just Another Saturday, The Elephant's Graveyard, Just A Boy's Game, and a Screen One drama; Down Among the Big Boys. DVD EXTRA: An exclusive programme, Razor Sharp, written and presented by Scottish writer, Simon Farquhar, exploring the work and life of Peter McDougall. Featuring a rare interview with Peter, and Jon Morrison - star of Just Another Saturday and The Elephant's Graveyard.

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This superb collection showcases the work of Peter McDougall, one of the least remembered but most powerful TV dramatists of the 1970s. The five disc set includes three magnificent entries from the BBC's 'Play For Today' strand: 'Just Another Saturday', 'The Elephants' Graveyard' and 'Just A Boy's Game' (1975-79), plus 1993's 'Down Among the Big Boys'. Set in Glasgow, the plays are by turns tough and uncompromising, humorous and fanciful. Billy Connolly appears in three of the plays, serving notice of his talents as an actor some years before 'Mrs Brown'. A fifth disc, featuring interviews with McDougall and actor Jon Morrison, provides a useful companion piece to the four plays. For anyone who wants to discover what 'Play For Today' did on a regular basis or who has an interest in contemporary Scottish drama, this collection is a must.
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I can't really add much to the first reviewers comments. We don't see TV like this much these days, excellent stuff from the best writer of 70's Glasgow tales. The cities changed a lot since then, but these plays really capture the sense of the times. MacDougall is a class apart when it comes to this kind of writing and they deserve to be re-seen.
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This boxset is one of the best I've ever bought. If you have a hankering to see how life on the darker side in Glasgow of the Seventies really was, buy this. The performances all round are full of the kind of Glasgow humour seen nowhere else. This is down to the superb dialogue of Peter McDougall and due to his writing from experience, it has a deep and rich vein of reality running all the way through it. These are more made-for-tv films than plays and are watchable again and again to catch every nuance of humour and social history so richly displayed here.
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I remembered three of these plays from the time they were first shown. They may have aged a bit but they are still great examples of Scottish play writing and acting. The fourth play was somewhat older but also excellent.
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Excellent all round. These plays (for me especially Saturday, Boys' Game and Elephants) are just dazzlingly good. The observations are pin-point accurate, the dialogue cracking and the characters are grimly authentic. Takes me right back to those places and times and I watch these stories again and again. Highly recommended.
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Living in Glasgow got to thinking about Glasgow-set dramas. Bill Forsyth's That Sinking Feeling doesn't exist in a satisfactory version, so fetched up here. Remember Just Another Saturday from its premiere back in the seventies. It was around the time that Billy Connolly was taking off and it was blisteringly good. Hadn't realised that Down among the Big Boys was McDougall's work too. The synchronization of the bank vault robbery with the playing of Orange Band outside was hilarious. The shots of The Granary in the background reveal that the outdoor shots were done in Skirving Street on the south side. Can't recall if, while we lived there, Orange bands marched down the street: they'd probably have insisted on Kilmarnock or Pollokshaws Rd (for maximum visibility and disruption). Anyway, always preferred the Mela (happy orange folk) if you're talking about orange marches on the south side. The second-hand versions are great value but the full price edition may make you blench.
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These films from the peter McDougall collection are excellent,I remember watching the originalls on play for today and being originally from the west of Scotland area I can relate to the sense of humour,great entertainment and good value.
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this is a brilliant box set i got it when it was first released
i would also like to see other dramas released on dvd such as shoot for the sun starring jimmy nail

which was set in edinburgh and was about drug dealers.
i would also like to see made for tv dramas released such as world war 3 starring david soul
and frankenstein the true story starring david mccallum which you can only buy on region 1
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