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'I'm dressed in this and it's twelve below zero'
on 6 July 2012
Well it's finally here and time to do a proper review.
Picture: Network has done a good job on this and everything looks clear and bright and makes it a joy to watch. 4/5
Sound: The real bugbear of this DVD set. As others have commented it is quiet and muddy, something with which I agree. Network really dropped the ball here. 1/5
DVD content: Lacking. A few promo pictures and the exclusion of subtitles is a shocking omission by Network. It's not as if you haven't had the time to work on this. 1/5
The show: The star here isn't Stephanie Beacham who has the key scenes, but Pam Ferris as the conniving scheming Nesta who wears some fantastic outfits throughout the show and steals it from Stephanie. It is convoluted, wordy and overblown in places but that's part of its charm and adds to the pleasure of watching it. Note must be made of Brenda Bruce who provides more than able support role as Connie and Nesta's mother. 4/5
In conclusion: Although it has its problems this has been a joy to watch. Welcome back Connie, it's good to see you again.