Terry & June - Series 4 [DVD]
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Complete fourth series of the classic BBC television comedy, about the mismatched suburban couple played by Terry Scott and June Whitfield, forever having to deal with the problems caused by Terry's inept bumbling. Includes all six episodes: 'No, Councillor'; 'Swingtime'; 'Noise Abatement'; 'Eyeball, Eyeball'; 'Playing Pool'; and 'Bingo'.
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Light, gentle comedy which you don't see much of these days. DVD's like this remind you of a time when TV comedy was not all sneering, cynical and offensive or tedious panel shows.
Great performances from Scott and Whitfield (as always!)
Terry Scott and June Whitfield star in this fourth series of "Terry and June".
This is an entertaining bit of farcical comedy that has a lot to offer. Series four has some very fine episodes indeed with true comedy and a warm, comfortable and very experienced approach to comedy.
This Fourth series was recorded in 1982. It was originally transmitted during January and February that year and only weeks after the end of series three. It is still a very entertaining series thirty years later. There are six very good episodes.
This is an excellent set of programmes from a classic comedy and when you consider the stuff that's passed off as comedy these days you realise just how good Terry and June really were.
Each episode has a different and brief comedy intro as the opening credits begin. They are the same intros that were used in season three. Each is a variation on the same idea that Terry takes some drinks outside to join June for a nice sit in the garden. But each version is different and slapstick.
Terry buys a snooker table for a new hobby, but June seems to be better at playing than Terry. Terry tries to sell it and thinks its worth a lot of money when he gets some very high offers. In another episode the couple want a cheap holiday and Terry comes up with a brainwave to try camping and buys an old tent. He decides to test it out in the garden first. But June is less than enthusiastic. Also there is an episode where the vicar decides to hold an auction to raise funds. Tarquine, Terry and June's neighbour is the obvious choice to lead the auction but Terry fancies having a go himself since Tarquine always gets the best jobs. The final episode sees Terry trying to make a homemade burglar alarm with farcical results. There are some good ideas for scripts in this series.
I don't think that series four is as good as series three, but there are some good moments and it is still worth looking at,
At the time of its transmission the series was often mocked and scoffed at. It was criticised by some people as being too corny and old fashioned. It was traditional comedy and not "alternative". Other people loved it. I really liked it back then and have even more respect for it now. It may not be non stop roaring with laughter comedy, (what show actually is like that?) but it does have some very funny moments. Terry and June Medford are an ordinary middle class couple who live in suburban Purley. Terry is accident prone, helpless and over ambitious. June is his long suffering wife who has to cope with the mess that Terry gets into.
Terry works for Sir Dennis Hodge who often calls at the Medford's home just at the wrong time.
Terry is well intentioned but many misunderstandings lead to a lot of farcical situations and Terry and June always get into complications trying to get out of the situations they find themselves in.
June Whitfield is excellent and Terry Scott is also very good with his comic expressive face and timing. Both Terry Scott and June Whitfield offer us a warm and inviting performance.
This fourth series is a good classic comedy that should not be forgotten.
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