Terry & June - Series 8 Volume 2 [DVD]
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Where other sitcoms thrived on conflict and tension, the title characters from Terry and June were happily married, middle-aged and middle-class. But despite the blandness of the setting, the series ran to 65 episodes over nine series in its eight-year reign. Why? Well, though it was rarely laugh-out-loud funny the presence of two of Britain's best-loved comedy actors - Terry Scott (the Carry On films) and June Whitfield (Absolutely Fabulous) made this a cosy guilty pleasure. Plots inevitably revolved around Terry's attempts to ingratiate himself with his boss, or his inability with inanimate objects, with disaster usually being averted by the long-suffering June.
This DVD contains episodes from the penultimate eighth series.
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My gripe is the way that 2 Entertain rip their customers off. They released Terry And June series 8 as the complete series but it wasnt. They missed out the last 7 episodes and now they have released them as series 8 volume 2 and are charging around £10. This means that series 8 will now cost the average customer around £22. Why didn't they release all episodes in one volume ? It is yet another case of 2 Entertain being greedy and ripping of fans of classic television.
Terry Scott and June Whitfield star in this Eighth series of "Terry and June".
This is an entertaining bit of farcical comedy that has a lot to offer. Series Eight has some very fine episodes indeed with true comedy and a warm, comfortable and very experienced approach to comedy.
This Eighth series was transmitted in 1985. It was originally transmitted between September and December that year. (The episodes on this release are from October to December) These episodes could have been transmitted in the previous year 1984 but they were not. (The last episodes from series seven had been transmitted in 1983). So by 1985 there had been a gap and to make up for it there were thirteen episodes in series eight. The last episode represents the Christmas edition for that year. This release contains the last seven episodes and you need volume one to complete the run.
It is still a very entertaining series nearly thirty years later.
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, four, five, six and seven 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.
This is an excellent set of seven 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.
A dustcart goes into Terry's car while June is driving and the driver blames June. Terry decides to take him to court and represent himself, using TV and film fictional barristers as his education to be a lawyer.Read more ›
Watching this does sadden one a bit - hearing the Dallas tune at the end of one episode reminds me just how great Carry On Texas could have been ( Terry Scot was due to be in that one in 1987). Also what a shame that they never finished filming Terry & June The Movie. But one ought to be grateful for having these lovely series of this fine sitcom available on DVD - they never fail to cheer me up ! This comic gem puts a lot of modern rubbish to shame and is a must for people with a well developed funny bone !
I received Series 8 Volume 2 today, and there is a world of difference between the programs on this DVD, and Series 8 Volume 1! It's as if Terry and June are five years older, Terry is genuinely angry all the time, and the scripts are nowhere near as good as 8:1. Does anybody know why this is? There is a noticeable and marked difference in 'feel' between Series 8 Volume 2 and Series 8 Volume 1, and I found these episodes very disappointing. All the actors seem to have lost their magic, which they had in the earlier series. Terry's boss is completely different, even from the first moment he appears, in the second programme, he is a different man (as it were). It's as if the entire DVD has been 'BBC-fied' - i.e. turned into the pointless rubbish 'comedies' that they started churning out in the years after Terry and June. (You know, the sort of comedies that simply weren't funny, and that got an audience purely because they were shown during peak viewing hours, and people watched them because there was nothing better on the other side).
Here's hoping that Volume 9 is better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The best it brilliant so funny ... series 8 comes in 2 volumes ... volume 1&2Published 3 months ago by K. Cleaver
My daughter says this is really good. I've not used it myself but she is very pleased.Published 7 months ago by JM
I was very happy with this item and would not hesitate to purchase from this seller again.Published 10 months ago by Happy Shopper
I am concerned you think I bought this DVD on 5th December. I did not. Please review your information and get back to me as I do not want to have been charged for it. Thank youPublished on 2 Feb. 2009 by Ms. J. M. Holman
OK this is not the entire series and yes you have to buy volume one as well but it does still match the others in the collection because one disc per set has been the norm so far. Read morePublished on 16 Jan. 2009 by D. C. Fuller