Bought this as a christmas present to myself as you can never get enough of the comedy genius that is the 'Blackadder' series. Couldn't beleive the fact you get all the special episodes as well in one package. Only reason this product got a 4* not 5* was for the 1st series on audio, the series does not translate well as it is a more visual comedy than the rest. Would recommend this to anyone who has a sense of humour.
This is the best set that there has ever been. I feel sorry for anyone who has purchase each series already (what a rotter). For those who have purchased the TV episodes, you have not got a complete set until you have purched this. Not all you hear here in this set has been made for TV. All the TV episodes are here and more cunning than that, over 3 hours of specials, extras and previously unreleased material are contained in this nice TV tie-in box set. To find out more about this set, why not listen to yesterday once more the Blackadder way. The whole dynasty of Blackadder, with the odd cunning plan of Baldrick's will forever be one of Britain's best loved comedies.
If you are a fan of BlackAdder, or want to hear those famous words- "I have a cunning plan" then this is for you. Containing everything from BlackAdder including its bid for Britain's Best Sitcom with John Sargeant (It came second to Only Fools and Horses). This has been the difference between a good day and a bad day for me. Lunchtime at work I listen to an episode and no matter what my day, still laugh out loud.
As with all great comedies, you do not really lose much not being able to see the acting. This is definitely the case for this box set which has good sound quality, nice extras on the final disk and is well presented with secure cases. If you enjoy the TV series, you will enjoy this very much. Good price too, compared with some box sets. (Bought in 2011)