Brilliant dialogue, superb acting throughout, hilarious situations - I would like to give it an extra star if there was space for one. The stories and individuals have stayed with me like best friends and when they fade from the memory I just watch it again... and again.
This is one of my favourite shows ever and has been a long time coming to DVD. Full of memorable one-liners that will have you grinning from ear to ear. Julie Walters is fantastic as Petula coming up with such wonders as " He played my body like a pin ball machine, I lit up, Payed out and no tilting!" Victoria Wood at her finest. Buy yours today.
Victoria Wood always comes up with the goods. I was interested to hear her say, however, that she herself was disappointed in the way the BBC produced these series; apparently she had in mind something like ER, with sets crowded with extras and minor characters and something going on the whole time; the BBC came up with a creepily permanently empty works canteen, one wondered what all the dinnerladies were working for. Nevertheless the one-liners are memorable and we have some lovely characters from the Wood unofficial repertory company, especially the inappropriately-named Twinkle!
Old-fashioned? Yes. Ordinary, middle-of-the-road, very British comedy, no foul language, very little innuendo. A really pleasant watch.
We have watched this DVD frequently and still enjoy seeing it as every time we re-play it. It is such fast comedy that you are unable to appreciate every funny line so each time we see it we hear or see something else that we missed before!