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4.7 out of 5 stars
My Uncle Silas - The Complete Series [DVD] [2000]
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on 29 April 2014
what a lovely story,funny and well acted.loved this when it was on tv,so glad the whole series is now on dvd,bought to take away with us to watch while we were camping but couldn't wait to watch it,pure delight
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on 29 June 2017
An excellent series most watchable
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on 23 October 2017
Wasn't really for me. But the delivery was swift.
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on 20 July 2017
EXCELLENT - THANKS :-)
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on 26 May 2017
Very good dvd
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on 25 November 2012
Just watching this (first three episodes) and they're great. Albert Finney is just perfectly cast as Silas and the whole show exudes a pastoral warmth that just takes you somewhere really nice, but also a somewhere that makes you think too (stories with heart and stories with brains). I bought my edition from the US but it's great to see it's out in the UK at last. It deserves to be much more widely known.
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on 11 June 2015
Like Flora Thompson and Laurie Lee, HE Bates gives a somewhat rosy-tinted view of early 20th century country life, though darker matters are not totally ignored. When translated to the screen a further pink filter is applied, particularly regarding the spaciousness and graciousness of the accommodations. This is the wrong series if you seek gritty realism.
If, however, you are in search of simple undemanding entertainment then this is a good choice, with southern England showing itself well in an unending summer populated by mostly-cheery yokels, mostly-OK-underneath aristos, and a few minor villains of all classes to be thwarted. The plots mostly revolve around seduction, food, or drinking and are broadly in favour of all three, reflecting the spirit (if not always the actual plot) of HEB's work. Even the villains are generally not all that bad.
Albert Finney is a splendid choice for the rascally Silas, so much so that it would be hard to envisage any other actor in the role, and Sue Johnston makes him a splendid foil as the acerbic housekeeper Mrs Betts. Single-episode roles are undertaken by a range of well known performers, I suspect this is a reflection of the fondness with which both text and principal characters are viewed.
Despite some liberties taken with the stories this remains a romp, and suitable for all but the most hide-bound and the youngest viewer.
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on 18 May 2016
Uncle Silas is a very much a feel good tv series from the past. No Nordic gloom but something to watch after a stressful day or event.
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on 9 February 2014
This is on a par with the Larkins series and worth every penny. It is very evocative of the early years of the last century and shows recognisable characters who are likeable and charming. Albert Finney and Sue Johnston are wonderful leads and there is clear chemistry between them. The twinkle in Uncle Silas's eyes is a joy to behold and his accent is impeccable. There is a fine ensemble cast giving wonderful support in depth a great deal of fun, beautiful countryside and extremely good direction. The series is great for family viewing for children over 12
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on 1 May 2015
Simply beautiful. Bygone days when life was hard, but the simple pleasures in life were made the most of, especially in Silas's case!
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