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on 7 September 2011
Having failed to flatter the Emperor sufficiently, Aulus Paulinus (Jimmy Mulville) is rewarded with the worst job imaginable - Governor of Britain. Here he is faced by terrible weather, awful food and worst of all, the native Celts under the leadership of Badvoc (Rory McGrath).
Issued on DVD after more than twenty years, this is simply one of the best comedies from the late 80's. Intelligently written, funny and memorable, few other comedies would have taken the risk of filming its first episode in Latin with subtitles. Sadly, Chelmsford only ran for two series but it's better to leave people wanting more than to risk outlasting its creative peak.
This two disc set contains both series, amounting to thirteen episodes but has no extras apart from a photo gallery. Nevertheless, it's a long anticipated and worthwhile addition to any collection of great British comedy.