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This is the old series - not bad but a bit slow and clunky
on 21 April 2005
The cover of this DVD is deceptive- it shows the puppet from the 2005 re-make of the series, but it contains a selection of episodes from the original series (filmed in the mid-80s- not the 70s as one of the other reviews says). The old episodes have a bit more 'rustic charm' about them with their one-man narration and jerky animation, rather than the heavily polished recent re-make, so bear in mind that young kids might now find the old series a little bit slow and uneventful if they're expecting the action sequences and drama of more recent kids TV.
Now they've brought out the complete set of all the old episodes, at a cost that's not too much more than the cost of this selection, then you might be better off buying the complete box set rather than this. After all, if the point is to get the kids to sit down and watch quietly for hours, then the more the merrier, as this disc runs out a bit too fast.