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4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.8 out of 5 stars
Saxondale - Complete Series 2 [DVD]
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on 1 June 2017
Even better than the first series. Tommy is still unable to keep his temper under control, with predictably embarrassing results. This time round there is the addition of a pseudo middle-class neighbour who finds niggling fault with everything Tommy does, from not parking his car straight enough, parking it with one wheel on the pavement, it being a tad too big and too yellow for the neighbourhood, etc. Met with the usual sarcastic put-downs, the nosey but weak-willed do-gooder is left talking to himself on the driveway as Tommy indifferently walks away leaving quiet Raymond to mete out one of his silent, withering stares! Another superb Coogan gem, packed with the usual obnoxious characters. Tommy shows his softer side as his relationship with Mags breaks down when she goes on a yoga retreat and he turns to his long suffering mentor/therapist for support. Pretending to change in order to win her back, Tommy turns to fishing and Shamanism with predictably transparent results but his inherent selfishness makes his feeble attempts fruitless as Mags sees right through him. She inevitably forgives him, as only she can, and harmony is restored.
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on 12 March 2017
seen all the episodes on tv but its such a good show I had to buy
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on 4 June 2017
Saxondale is hilarious. I love the characters, the interactions and the situations they find themselves in. Steve Coogan at his best!
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on 18 April 2017
A brilliant sequel to the first series - Coogan is a remarkably talented actor who really brings his characters to life and Ruth Jones is perfect as his long-suffering partner. Enjoy! :-)
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on 6 November 2014
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on 26 March 2017
Bought for a friend, who liked it.
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VINE VOICEon 28 November 2009
I found watching this series on DVD much funnier than I did when it was first broadcast in BBC2 but I don't know why. Anyway, this series is the second outing for Steve Coogan's pest controller and former roadie, Tommy Saxondale and it doesn't disappoint. The characters from the first series, girlfriend Magz (Ruth Jones), employee Raymond (Rasmus Hardiker), Vicki (Morwenna Banks) and anger therapist (James Bachman) all return with the addition of Jonathan, the annoying neighbour, played by Darren Boyd. The best episode in this series tends to include a number of scenes with Vicki, such as the private school one, where Tommy is glued to a chair and has to exit the grounds in his underpants; Vicki is a hilarious creation and steals every scene she's in. The courtroom episode is also particularly well crafted and it was good to spot Christopher Ryan from The Young Ones playing the ticket inspector.

In some ways it was a shame that the BBC decided to curtail this show after two series but it does mean that the quality was never compromised. The extras which feature on this disc include an interview with Coogan and co-writer Neil Maclennan and are worth watching. Saxondale was a fantastic series which really underlines the unique comic talent of Steve Coogan.
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on 12 November 2017
Not as well known as AP but every bit as funny in its own distinct way.
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on 29 August 2015
Brilliant comedy series. As good as, if not better than the first. Each episode is a delight and has more laugh out loud moments than most other comedies, including whole feature films devoting millions of dollars to the endeavour of making people laugh. This has infinitely more scenes of real humour, that is touching and real. Saxondale is unlike Partridge a likeable character, who we can identify more with, as he is while not being exactly normal, is cooler than most, but tries to hard to maintain his cool status, and with results that just make him appear desperate or too cool for humanity.
10/10 comedy at its best. I would rank this series among the greats of british comedy. This is pure gold in terms of comedy.

If you enjoy good comedy, then this is a must. Why this has not been on as much as Father Ted, and Dad's Army, and Red Dwarf is anybody's guess. Although Father Ted and Red Dwarf are great, and continued for more series, this is based more on real life character or person.
Both these series are just perfect, and cannot be bettered. So a third series, would perhaps not be as good now. Father Ted peaked in the third series, and Red Dwarf, has continued for much longer, but there they have a much larger array of characters alien, robot, human, and the canvas is far larger, with storylines taking science fiction to absurd levels. So it is unfair to compare this real life based comedy to that of Red Dwarf.

This is in my top ten comedies from tv.
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on 9 October 2008
The second series of Saxondale is even better than the first. Episode 1 is realy a summation of the 1st series character of Tommy Saxondale from there on his vista expands and takes in more characters in a broader scope of situations and the comedy is all the better for it.

It looks like the BBC will not take a 3rd series and so MacClennan and Coogan's scripts have everything thrown into them.

Commision editors at the BBC seem to have lost their marbles; while some idiot in the drama department writes a cheque for the diabolical Bonekickers another puts the book away in the comedy department.

Saxondale, it seems will go the way of Hyperdrive - loveable and funny characters consigned to the dustbin marked 'Comedy Gold'.
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