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Fraggle Rock - Red and Boober Fraggle Fun Pack (with Bonus DVD)
Fraggle Rock - Red and Boober Fraggle Fun Pack (with Bonus DVD)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When They Say Fun, They Mean It!, 2 Nov. 2009
Seriously, this is so much fun. I can't stop playing with it. First of all there are the Fraggles themselves - small and cute, Red with her floppy red hair and jumper, Boober with his hat and scarf. It's impossible to fault them. Very detailed and accurate scaled down versions of my childhood heroes.
And to complement that, we have an episode of Fraggle Rock new to DVD (when oh when will someone release the whole series in the UK?), "Marooned" where Red and Boober are trapped in a cave. One of the most memorable and moving episodes ever. (Note: this is the original American version of the episode, not the British version, so no lighthouse or Fulton MacKay)
An impressive item worthy of investing in.


Morecambe and Wise Special
Morecambe and Wise Special
by Eric Morecambe
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Step Back in Time, 29 Oct. 2009
This facsimilie of the boy's 1977 special is a joy to behold. Back in those days, and even up to the early 90s, TV spin-off books tended to be like this. Throwaway fun with no real depth, you can dip in and out of it for hours of pleasure. From Ernie in a succession of wigs to a comic strip adventure, to a hysterical What the Artist Missed (extensions to famous works of art, for example extending Whistler's Mother to find her watching the Des O'Connor Show), this type of book, which is rare in this more jaded and cynical age, is a pleasure and a treasure. I also have the paperback version from the 70s, and when you compare the two, the reproduction here is excellent and very faithful.


The Morecambe & Wise Show - The Thames Years [DVD] [1978]
The Morecambe & Wise Show - The Thames Years [DVD] [1978]
Dvd ~ Ernie Wise
Offered by babsbargains - *Domestic, EU & International Shipping*
Price: £16.99

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The End of the Beginning, 28 Oct. 2009
Hurry up and release series 2, 3 & 4!
Before Eric Morecambe's second heart attack, things were looking good. There is no discernable difference in quality between the 1976/77 specials and the two 1978 ones, and these mammoth spectaculars show what Morecambe and Wise were about to run out of - material.
Once Eddie Braben's back on board, the 1980 series is a rehash of old sketches from the BBC years, which thanks to the wonders of DVD, we can now compare side by side. And every time, the BBC version wins hands down.
Not that that is Braben's fault, or indeed Eric or Ernie's. This was 1980 - alternative comedy was snapping at their heels, the age of variety was dead, and these two were in their mid 50s. All of this is documented in numerous biographies, but even as the energy slowly dwindles away, there's always something magical about these two. Every comedian repeats material (Jasper Carrott did a whole series in 2004 rehashing his old stuff) and so the 1980 series stands not so much as a greatest hits package, but more a sturdy collection of reliable B Sides. Although one cannot forgive Thames the error of their freezing the picture at the end of the 1978 special and then inching frame by frame as The Sunshine Song finishes. It looks sloppy.
The DVD presentation is very pleasing too. Just hurry up with the rest of the series!


Doctor Who: Dalek War (Frontier in Space / Planet of the Daleks) [DVD] [1973]
Doctor Who: Dalek War (Frontier in Space / Planet of the Daleks) [DVD] [1973]
Dvd ~ Jon Pertwee
Price: £12.99

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars REMEMBERING THOSE WHO ARE GONE, 28 Oct. 2009
The special feature about Roger Delgado's life and work was magnificent, with many rare clips. I was in tears for the section about his untimely death. And now Barry Letts has died too, this is a fitting reminder of both these great men of drama.
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Moonlighting Season 3 [DVD] [2009]
Moonlighting Season 3 [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Cybill Shepherd
Offered by media-4-u
Price: £19.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HAVE IT ALL AND TAKE IT AWAY, 28 Oct. 2009
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Series Three starts out promising, but declines rapidly in the final episodes. Maddie's behaviour from episode 11 (Blonde on Blonde) onwards is bewildering to watch, and the character loses all sympathy from here on. There's even an epsiode called "Maddie's Turn To Cry" Why? What's she got to cry about? She's got Bruce Willis after her! She needs to do some serious growing up. But that was one of Moonlighting's failings - it was tremendously sexist. David Addison goes through the mill and just shakes himself down. Maddie doesn't go through anything and we're supposed to feel sorry for her. Dry your eyes, girl!
And why couldn't Maddie and David get together? Seperating them for 10 episodes in the next season killed the series. Having them dating and getting married would have given it a more secure shelf life.


Moonlighting Season 4 [DVD] [2009]
Moonlighting Season 4 [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Cybill Shepherd
Offered by * The Game Monkey *
Price: £7.97

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars THE DARK BEFORE THE STORM, 28 Oct. 2009
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Oh dear. Dearie me. The worst season of perhaps any TV series ever. Apart from the last two episodes, this series is to be endured rather than enjoyed. Behind the scenes situations should never jeapordise a series to this degree, but this is beyond a joke. Maddie's wedding/divorce, David in prison, the list of dead end pointless stories mount up. There are good points however. The penultimate episode doesn't feature Maddie or David at all and is all the better for it. The final episode "And the Flesh Was Made Word" was the first episode I saw when I was young, and so the slapstick scenes towards the end [including the jokes about the writer's strike] are really nostalgic. But these are small glimmers in a series that had failed to deliver. Series 5 would be miles better, but then, it could hardly be worse.


Morecambe And Wise - Night Train To Murder [DVD] [1984]
Morecambe And Wise - Night Train To Murder [DVD] [1984]
Dvd ~ Eric Morecambe
Offered by babsbargains - *Domestic, EU & International Shipping*
Price: £3.75

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE FINAL END, 16 Oct. 2009
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Morecambe and Wise were the best double act ever. Not just in comedy, but in the whole world of human experience. It's sad that it should come to this. Night Train to Murder is unfunny, has what can vaguely be called a plot, and no obvious master-plan.
At least Eric Morecambe himself recognised this, and requested this film be "lost". Thankfully, it has survived, and although it looks cheap and tacky, it's the final work that did together and fans should watch it, just for that.
A sadly missed opportunity (why could they never play characters who weren't just Eric & Ernie) and even sadder Eric never got a chance to set the record straight, but it's a charming piece of 80s nonsense and well worth buying, even if you over ever watch it once.
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Fates, Flowers
Fates, Flowers
by Matthew Waterhouse
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NOT FOR KIDDIES!, 16 Oct. 2009
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This review is from: Fates, Flowers (Paperback)
Despite its garish cover, and lack of author photo, this is a remarkable book. Written by the man who brought Adric to life in Doctor Who, it is well written, imaginative, and the section where Alice wants a Disney card more than anything else (see p20-21) is very true to life. However, it is very sweary and suggestive, so best avoided if your a child or of a mild disposition. That aside, this is an accomplished novel and shows promise for future titles.


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