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The Professionals Mk III [Blu-ray]
The Professionals Mk III [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Gordon Jackson
Price: £28.75

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous picture restoration and best ever issue of these episodes. Stunning set., 30 Mar. 2015
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After two fabulous restored and faithful versions of series one and two of the professionals, series three is more than welcome. I can confirm that this release is as good as the previous editions with incredible picture quality and attention to detail

Just like the restored series one and two of the professionals this third series has been faithfully restored (with help from the BBC) to the usual high standard of Network DVD.
Most important of all it is great to see these episodes looking so fabulous.

. The picture is much more clear and sharp than any other previous release for these further episodes. The re balance of contrast and colour is truly wonderful.
The original film stock may not have been the greatest quality on 16mm instead of 35mm but it doesn't matter because the restoration is a massive improvement on the previous releases. The series easily looks better in HD than it did before. let alone the bad copy re edits that have appeared on DVD or TV ever since. The picture is stunning in comparison.

But it is not just the restored picture and sound that make this release so good. It also has all of the correct episodes for what was the true series three running order. Previously I had the series three release by Kult TV Contender Entertainment group. That suggested Digital remastered. But it is clear that it was only a digital copy of the usual old grainy poor re edits. And both the episodes and the episode running order are wrong. This Network edition has all the correct episodes in production order.

There are many sources that provide information about the Professionals by series order. Most of them suggest there were five series. This is actually a reflection of the original transmission periods over the years.
I emailed Network to enquire the method they are using for their releases of each series on blu ray and DVD. They confirmed that they are using production order.
They say for the first three series the Programmes production team in the 1970s worked on thirteen episodes at a time with breaks between each set of 13. And this is the method Network have used for the first three series releases.

So it goes like this so far 1978 transmission series one, (13) Network DVD also included 13 episodes for their release of Series one, but the episodes differ slightly because they represent the first 13 episodes to be produced (in production order) before a break in filming.
later in the same year1978 transmission series two. (10 episodes) Network included 13 episodes in their release for series two and once again the episodes differ slightly because they represent the next batch of episodes before the next break in filming. (production order)
Then 1979 transmission series three, (8 episodes) Once again Network are including 13 episodes for this set since once again there were 13 episodes in production order before a break in filming. .

Just a little note about the future releases,
1980 transmission series four (15) But Network also told me in their email that series four had less than 15 and or 13 episodes produced in the next production run before a break. So it will be interesting to see what Network do for series four. Will they release a smaller set representing the production order for series four and a bigger set for series five or will they join all remaining episodes together? ( transmission series five in 1982..(11))

The episodes in this set are Stopover, Runner, A Hiding to Nothing, Dead Reckoning, Mixed doubles, Need to Know, The purging of CI5, Fugitive, The Acorn Syndrome, Slush fund, Weekend in the country, Take Away, and Involvement,

The DVD release has been delayed for this series three just like the DVD series for series two had a long wait of six months after the Blu Ray edition. It may well b the same for this series three.
The picture quality is excellent in HD on Blu Ray. And the restored picture will look great on DVD anyway. The Blu Ray edition will obviously display the picture in its original square like centre of the screen 4.3 format with black edges but in correct picture proportion. If you cannot afford the Blu Ray edition or prefer to fill the screen with picture the DVD edition will be worth waiting for. You can choose to fill the screen or stick to the correct 4.3 with DVD. Lets hope Network bring the release date forward. Both Blu Ray and DVD sets are in DVD size slip boxes with the informative book.

This is easily the best release of series three so far. There is the restored picture and sound. The true episodes for series three in production order. There is a booklet that is similar to the one that came with series one and two. There are other extra features including subtitles in English.
It is nicely presented and I love the box design that is in true keeping with the series opening and closing credit colour and design. And the Blu Ray set is the same size as the DVD set for series one so if you have The previous professionals on both Blu Ray and DVD formats they will sit comfortably together on a storage shelf.

The episodes in series three are excellent and the show really has found its feet by this set. But just in case you are not familiar with the Professionals what is it all about?

Criminal Intelligence 5, or CI5 is a special branch of British Law that deals with crime of a serious nature that go beyond the capability of the police. It is a Unit that is instructed by the Home Secretary.
CI5 is fictitious but it enabled the writers to give our heroes a wide variety of situations to deal with.
It has similar appearance to the real MI5 or CID but being fictitious also gave the show more artistic licence that the portrayal of the Flying Squad in The Sweeney. CI5 deal with espionage, cold war problems, terrorists, civil unrest, and large scale crime.

The head of CI5 is George Cowley, a no nonsense leader that believes in fighting fire with fire. His best agents are Ray Doyle (Martin Shaw), a softer more caring but hot headed ex detective constable who has worked the tough parts of London, and William Bodie (Lewis Collins) who is an ex paratrooper and SAS sergeant with a calmer but tough attitude.
The pair are a solid unit, faithful to each other and prepared to break the rules if it gets the right result.
Both actors Shaw and Collins had played villains on an episode of The New Avengers ('Obsession') together the year before.

The show has a lot of variety in the plot lines. There is gradual character development and plenty of action. The show is fast paced without a dull moment.
The show was often criticised for its violence even though there is little blood seen. There are scenes of fast chases, car chases, fist fights, shootings, martial arts and asphyxiation however.

There are a number of cars featured in the series. Some are from British Leyland in the early series, with some Rover models, some Triumph models, a Leyland Princess and a Dolomite Spirit. Later series feature cars by Ford with the Capri, Granada, Escort and Cortina.

If you are a fan of the Professionals this is the best release of series three to date. If you already have the restored series one, don't hesitate to get this brilliantly restored series two.
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A Taste Of Strawbs
A Taste Of Strawbs

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful must have box set., 18 Mar. 2015
This review is from: A Taste Of Strawbs (Audio CD)
It is a shame that this set was only on a limited release and now is very rare and expensive to get. This is because it is in fact a fabulous set. One of the best box set releases ever. And if you are a Strawbs fan it is certainly one to get. It is packed with recordings that were either rare or unreleased. And although a few recordings on this set have re appeared on CD again since its release, most of the contents still remain unique.
I have to admit that considering the high price you would have to pay to get this set even second hand and that there are many alternative versions of some of the songs available cheaper, you would have to be a Strawbs fanatic to even consider it. But let us look at what you get for your money.

Disc one begins with two tracks originally recorded for a BBC radio programme called Songs from the Folk Celler. The Grey Hawk and the Cruel Wars are both Traditional pieces performed by the group. Track three is another Traditional piece called You don’t think about me and track four is Not all the flowers grow written and performed by Cousins. That is the first of Demo recordings that are just brilliant. The other two are You keep going your way and Sail away to sea. Then there are alternative demo recordings of other Strawbs songs – Nothing else will do, Oh how she changed, Or am I breathing, All the little ladies, Ah me ah my. There is then the man who called himself Jesus with the full length original intro with Richard Wilson. A version of The Battle recorded for BBC radio one show Top Gear from 1968. A song by Lambert called Its just love. recorded here by group called Fire. Then back to the strawbs for Another Day recorded for the Radio show Meet Peter Sarstedt. Then an unreleased version of Forever followed by Where am I and I’ll show you where to sleep both from a live concert in 1970. Then Canon Dale from Radio one and a track by Rick Wakeman for the Strawbs called RMW and also Sheep recorded for the John Peel show on Radio one,

Disc two begins with three tracks from Radio show sounds of the 70s Tomorrow, New World and Here it comes. Track four is See how they run, a Demo. And then Going home and The actor alternative versions. There is then a Hudson and Ford Demo of Part of the Union and a Lambert Demo of The Winter and the Summer. Then there is an alternative version of Wichever way the wind blows.
Following this are studio rehearsal versions of Betrayed, Shine on silver sun and Words of wisdom, After that we get studio demos of Out in the cold, Round and Round and The writing on the wall.
The Disc continues with a Studio session called the Four Queens and an alternative version of Ghosts an Home demo of Lemon Pie, a French version of Grace Darling. Home demos of So shall our love die and Still small voice and an Old Grey Whistle test version of How I need you,

Disc three begins with a home demo of a recording called the Merchant adventurer. Then there are out take versions of Blue Angel and Goodbye. This is followed by a home demo of Deadly nightshade, an out take versions of Midnight and Sweet voices, home demos of Bring out your dead and Another day without you. A Lambert/Cronk track called Touch the Earth, A studio session with Juan Martin and Strawbs called Armada. A Cousins and Whilloughby track from the Sidmouth folk festival called A glimpse of heaven. A track from a TV film with Rick Wakeman and the Strawbs called Gastank and the song The hangman and the papist. A Cambridge folk festival version of I’ll carry on beside you. Then Heavy Disguise from Hudson and Ford with Strawbs in Rehearsal. Then there is a concert version of that’s when the crying starts. And a home demo of Evergreen by Dave Cousins. The disc ends with a 1988 Dranouter Folk festival version of Song of a sad little girl.

Disc four starts with Ringing down the years from the TV special Bedrock. Then a home demo of Further down the road. A live version of Heartbreak hill, Then Don Airey plays Extravaganza on a theme of Strawbs And this is followed by another track featuring Don Airey Files of Facts. Then after Hero and Heroine we get The Ten Commandments a soundboard recording. After that we get two tracks from Wakeman and Cousins The king and Hummingbird instrumental. A radio version of Alice’s song, an unreleased version of Who knows where the time goes recorded live from Acoustic Strawbs. We’ll meet again sometime is another unreleased version by acoustic Strawbs followed by Sunday morning and on a Night like this also unreleased versions. Then a studio session by Acoustic strawbs on Dragonfly A Dave Cousins home demo of Canada, a festival recording of Here today gone tomorrow

Disc five (on some sets) a bonus disc, offers the Strawberry hill boys The happiest boy in town, a track called Draught Raga from 1971 then The rip it off blues and stay awhile with me from Dave Cousins 1972. Oh so sleepy from 1976 Barcarole instrumental from 1977 Cousins and Kirby, Time and life by Cousins and Cronk, Heartbreaker from The intergalactic touring band 1977. Then Andalucian Express with Juan Martin and the Strawbs. Then Lay down from 1984 and Over the Hill from Blue Weaver. You never needed water from Cousins and Willoughby and then If and Cold steel from acoustic strawbs. Finally The River and down by the sea from Strawbs 2006

The sound is brilliant throughout the discs and even the live recordings sound great so don’t be put off they have all been re mixed or treated in the studio for this set.
The box is a long box that has a long booklet with great information and pictures, It is a great release.


The Vivaldi Recordings
The Vivaldi Recordings

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent box set of all the Hogwood recordings of vivaldi on L'Oiseau-lyre, 12 Mar. 2015
This review is from: The Vivaldi Recordings (Audio CD)
Without a doubt this is an excellent box set. The price may put you off but think again because actually you get so much for your money that it is a wise purchase.
There are 20 discs for a start. That means that there are 20 albums. You may have some of the discs already but if you think that each disc cost around £10 at a time (actually maybe more than that) it is worth doubling up on a few recordings to get the others.

The box contains all of the Vivaldi recordings made by Christopher Hogwoood and the Academy of Ancient Music for the L’Oiseau Lyre label on Decca. The whole set is compact and takes up little room on a storage shelf. The spine measures just two and a quarter inches thick. The box is a clam shell box,
Each album is contained in a card sleeve. And the front of each sleeve has the same picture as the outer box. The back of each sleeve has the information about the album content. The box also contains an informative booklet.
The recordings are on period instruments and the sound is excellent. Hogwood offers a wonderful alternative to the more familiar versions on modern instruments and the attention to historic detail makes these recording very special indeed.
An excellent set of recordings neatly compiled together.


The Bach Recordings
The Bach Recordings
Price: £85.07

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First class box set of all the Hogwood recordings of THE BACH FAMILY on L'OISEAU-LYRE, 12 Mar. 2015
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This review is from: The Bach Recordings (Audio CD)
Without a doubt this is an excellent box set. The price may put you off but think again because actually you get so much for your money that it is a wise purchase.
There are 20 discs for a start. That means that there are 20 albums. You may have some of the discs already but if you think that each disc cost around £10 at a time (actually maybe more than that) it is worth doubling up on a few recordings to get the others.

The box contains all of the Bach recordings made by Christopher Hogwoood and the Academy of Ancient Music for the L'Oiseau Lyre label on Decca. The whole set is compact and takes up little room on a storage shelf. The spine measures just two and a quarter inches thick. The box is a clam shell box,
Each album is contained in a card sleeve. And the front of each sleeve has the same picture as the outer box. The back of each sleeve has the information about the album content. The box also contains an informative booklet.
The recordings are on period instruments and the sound is excellent. Hogwood offers a wonderful alternative to the more familiar versions on modern instruments and the attention to historic detail makes these recording very special indeed.

This is a list of the contents
Disc one
Brandenburg Concertos 1-3
Disc tWO
Brandenburg Concertos 4-6
Disc three
concerto for harpsichord stings and continuo 1,3,5 1051,1054,1056
Disc four
" " " " " " 1,4,7 1053,1055,1058
Disc five
Concerto for 3 harpsichords, strings and continuo No2,1064
" " " " " " " " " Second version
" " " " No 1 1063 Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings and continuo 1065
Disc six
Violin concerto No 1 1041, No 2 1042, Concerto for harpsichord, 2 recorders, strings and continuo No 6 1057, concerto for flute, violin harpsichord and strings 1044

Disc seven
Concerto for violin and oboe 1060R Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings and continuo 1060. Concerto for 2 harpsichords, strings continuo 1062, Concerto for 2 violins, strings and continuo 1043
Disc eight#
Suite 819, 818a, Allemande 819, French suite 1 and 2
Disc nine
French suite 3,4,5,6
Disc ten
Suite No 3 1068, Suite No 1 1066
Disc elven
Suite No 2 1067, Suite No 4 1069
Disc twelve
Trio sonata 1039, Musical offering 1079, Christmas Oratorio 248, Fugue 579
Disc thirteen
Coffee cantata 211, Peasant cantata 212
Disc fourteen
Wedding Cantata 202, Cantata Ich habe genug 82, Cantat O holder Tag 210
Disc fifteen
C.P.E BACH Sinfonia No 1,2,3,4,5,6
Disc sixteen
C.P.E BACH Sinfonia in C and D, Flute Quartets Wq 93,94,95 Fantasy in C
Disc seventeen
C.P.E BACH 6 Sonatine nouve Wq 63, 7-12, 6 Sonate Wq 63 1-6
Disc eighteen
C.P.E BACH sonata V in C, Tro in E for 2 flutes and continuo, J,S BACH Sonata op 18
Disc nineteen
J. C. BACH Six favourite overtures Orione, La casscina, La pupilla, Artaserse, Cuori, Astarto re di Tiuro W.F. BACH Duo in F and Trio in A
Disc twenty
J.S. BACH concerto for 2 harpsichords strings and continuo 1061a, The Art of Fugue Contrapunctus 13 W.F. BACH concerto for 2 keyboards in F C.P,E, BACH four duets J.S BACH Duet in G op 15


Blended [DVD] [2014]
Blended [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Adam Sandler
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film, Funny, good fun and with audio description for visually impaired, 23 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Blended [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
Although not all films with Adam Sandler are great, this one is worth a look. I enjoyed it very much. I am not going to give away too much of the plot but if you think of other Adam Sandler films you get the same familiarity, There is good funny moments and romance.
Two people looking for a partner don’t hit it off first time but then are thrown together along with both of their families of kids and chaos, humour and feel good moments erupt as they work things out.
A lot of the film is set on a holiday in Africa and the film does have a great originality with this theme. There are some great wacky moments and good scenery moments.

As someone who is visually impaired. I have to say full marks to those involved in making this DVD have audio description. This helped me to enjoy the film so much and I much appreciate this feature. Sadly it is not the standard feature on DVDs that it should be these days so this is an excellent product to have such a feature.
In fact this is not the greatest Adam Sandler Movie and I might be tempted to reduce a star rating for it but since as a product it has audio description and I enjoyed it I give it full star rating.


All Is Lost [DVD] [2013]
All Is Lost [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Robert Redford
Price: £5.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film with audio description option for visually impaired., 23 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: All Is Lost [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
I enjoyed this movie greatly. The film has a basic plot but it is handled very well indeed. There is only one actor in the whole film and that is Robert Redford. And he only says really one word,
But this thriller is excellently acted and directed.
In many ways this film is old fashioned in its style and delivery and many people may find the action a bit lame in a world of fast paced action packed, CGI thilling epics. But it does offer a good tense story and there is clever direction as we get to know the character and is dilemma.
The basic plot has our character trying to survive after his Yacht is destroyed on the ocean. It is a film about survival.
Robert Redford is excellent. Don’t expect a film that pushes the boundaries of originality. But do expect a good movie with good old fashioned action and drama with edge of the seat moments of survival.
As someone who is visually impaired I have to say full marks to the people involved in bringing a product with audio description as this is not as standard as it should be these days. Here ion this movie there is audio description and it added to my enjoyment greatly. The film also has subtitles for the hard of hearing. Both are just options but it is good that anyone can stand a chance of enjoying this movie. Easily worth the money.


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [DVD] [2013]
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Ben Stiller
Price: £5.30

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good re working of a classic movie. No audio description for visually impaired though, 23 Feb. 2015
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Often when an old film or idea gets a new revamp it can be less than satisfactory. Sometimes it can be a complete disaster.
Not a problem though here on this version of the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller directs and stars in a fairly good new re working of the idea.
I did not find this film as good as I expected but it is enjoyable. I probably just expected too much after the media hype when the film came out. But then again it is not as bad as some have made out,
The film is very little like the original Danny Kaye film of the same name other than that the basic idea is the same.
Back on the original film with Danny Kaye I feel the character Walter Mitty has a warm and likeable personality and Danny Kaye gave us a character that I could warm to and feel instant connection to.
Here the Ben Stiller version is not quite so loveable.
But that is only a small gripe. In both films the character Walter Mitty escapes the mundane moments of life within his imagination often offering up more bizarre and interesting versions than reality. He gradually learns that if we try we can find or make our own exciting moments.
Now in this version the daydreams are bigger and the clever CGI special effects offer a grander spectacle and way out version of alternative reality escape. And the way that the character develops and deals with life is much different to the original Danny Kaye version.
So although I prefer the performance in the Danny Kaye characterisation I am pleased to say that this film does stand up in its own right as a film separate from the original. That is the best way to look at this and it will not matter anyway to anyone who has not seen the original. The characterisation does stand up here, its just that I have seen both versions now and prefer the Danny Kaye characterisation. But that is not to say that this version is bad. Far from it is just different. The film has almost an originality of its own. It is worth seeing at least once and is of high standard.
I did feel the film was a little over long but I enjoyed its light hearted side and its thought provoking sense of achievement that the character experiences.
There are some excellent scenes with great photography as the character travels the world. And there are some excellent moments and thrills in the film. It has a bigger budget film feel about it that is superior to the original and there are some good comedy moments and romance to seal a reasonably good movie.
As I am visually impaired and there was no audio description on this product I cannot give it maximum stars but I am sure it will be good for other sighted people.


Jersey Boys [DVD] [2014]
Jersey Boys [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Christopher Walken
Price: £6.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie. Great production. Excellent release that caters for many people and includes Audio Description and subtitles, 16 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Jersey Boys [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
I really did enjoy this movie. It is a bit over long but it is still a good movie. The story of the family life of Frankie Valli, the formation of the Four Seasons and their joint rise to fame along with the great hit songs are depicted here in this very good film.
The film has been directed by Clint Eastwood and the production is excellent. The acting is great, The sound and direction are all spot on too, It's a good story going from nothing to international fame.
In many places the film is quite raw. Rough neighbourhood, breaking the law and bad language. But it adds to the feeling of reality and the struggle to become successful. All the big hit songs are represented here in recreated performances and the period detail is great viewing.
The film is a bit over long as I say and I feel it could have been shorter on the scenes of tension and disharmony in the group. However the music makes up for it and the acting and singing are all excellent.

There have been many reviews already. So on to something I don't think other reviewers have touched on. I just want to add that this DVD also has good features that were invaluable to my family and I. There is the fairly standard subtitles for the hard of hearing which was great for my Mom who is almost deaf. But this product had the not so standard feature of having Audio Description for visually impaired people. This was a major advantage to me since I am visually impaired blind. I really appreciated this. Most DVD companies don't bother with this feature. Goodness knows why. Instead of wasting money on daft extra features It would be helpful to spend money making a product accessible to all potential customers. This DVD has multi language including subtitles for hard of hearing and Audio description. There is even a brief extra feature. Well done to those that worked on this release. It is rare to find all of these features on one DVD product.

Good film release all round and it is definitely worth watching.


L'Oiseau: The Baroque Era (Lyre Edition)
L'Oiseau: The Baroque Era (Lyre Edition)
Price: £78.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First class box set of treasured L'Oiseau label classic recordings, 11 Feb. 2015
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Buying CDs can be an expensive business and this box set appears to be a lot to pay out in one go. But when you think about what you are getting it just works out as an absolute bargain of treasure.
Yes this is true treasure. Some of the greatest recordings on authentic instruments of all time.
The Box set includes 50 discs, If you were to pay for the discs individually it would cost far, far more.

The whole set is magnificent. The box is nicely presented as a cube shape design with great art work. There is a hinge lid that opens to reveal the 50 discs and one thick booklet full of information and pictures. Each album is housed in a card sleeve with the original art work LP cover on it. Some albums are double albums so this accounts for the 50 discs.

For me there were albums I already had in traditional CD jewel cases that I have duplicated here. But then they take up far less room in their card sleeves here in this box set and on my storage shelving. Then there are a whole load of other titles that I previously did not have. Most are now next to impossible to get on CD any other way. And these discs easily pay for themselves and the repeats,

The choices for the set are excellent too. The compilers have put together an excellent representation of the Baroque era through recordings from L'Oiseau label. It highlights the era with well known composers and less well known composers,
The Academy of Ancient Music have always been a favourite of mine. They always look for the earliest manuscripts of scores and often provide an alternative to the standard recognised versions of famous compositions and always on authentic instruments and period performances,

I have nothing but praise for this elegant set and look forward to the next planned sets Classical Era and Medieval & Renaissance.


Mr Selfridge - Series 1-3 [DVD] [2015]
Mr Selfridge - Series 1-3 [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Piven
Price: £25.00

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great period drama box set series one to three but little use to visually impaired., 9 Feb. 2015
I really do love this series. The series is brilliantly cast and there is very believable atmosphere and costumes. The writing and production, locations, production as well as the acting are all excellent.

The series takes us through the true life story of Harry Selfridge and his business empire. The attention to period detail and the great characterisation together with solid plot lines is excellent viewing, Anyone who likes period costume dramas will like this,
Without giving too much away I will say series one takes us through the exciting birth of the selfridge store and the enthusiasm Harry Selfridge brings to Edwardian London. We meet his family and the people that work for him. we are taken on a ride of emotion, intrigue and love. There is a bad guy, arch enemy Lord Loxley. Through series two we see Harry and the other characters affected by World War one. Harry gets into trouble with Loxley that almost wrecks the business and Wife Rose became very ill that effects the events in series three. His daughter gets married into a money grabbing family and Lord Loxley is still around to make life for Harry a hard one.

Now I am writing this review before the end of series three is released on DVD as a set one to three box set, based on seeing the first three episodes of series three as transmitted on TV. and of course the previous series one and two on TV and DVD. The reason for doing this is that the DVD set for series three will have the same fault as the sets for series one and two.

This is an outstanding production. And deserves much praise. And if you are fully sighted then this wont affect you. But....
This DVD set would be one to get and to watch over and over. I would like to get it but the DVD is a disappointment to me and people like me,

I am writing this review because I have an issue with what is the DVD release. . I do have one criticism and it is a big issue for me. When the series was transmitted on TV it had Audio Description on it. Something that is invaluable for people who are partially sighted or Blind. Here on these DVD releases there is no Audio Description mentioned for its issue on DVD. The deaf and hard of hearing have been catered for with subtitles which has almost become the norm for DVD releases.

But the visually impaired are being left behind with many companies neglecting to include Audio Description. The Subtitles were on the transmitted version and so was the Audio Description. But here there are subtitles but no Audio Description,

There is little excuse for this. This programme has been very successful so it cannot be down to cost. Come on DVD manufacturers include the Audio Description. Someone went to the trouble of making Audio Description for the TV transmission, so why not include it here.

So yes my review may only interest those that it will affect, the visually impaired. I am disappointed that since I am visually impaired there will be no audio description on this release. So if it affects you too then think twice. If you saw it on TV just live with the memory of it but be deprived of seeing it again with audio description. That seems to be the message and if you didn't get to see it on TV and are visually impaired then tough luck they don't care.

A great programme but one less star rating on this release for not bothering to help visually impaired when the production company did use audio description when used on TV. No excuse is acceptable. Its 2015 not the 1970s its time they go it right.


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