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3.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful series!, 19 April 2012
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This review is from: Mapp & Lucia: The Complete Series [DVD] (1985-1986) (DVD)
I absolutely loved this series. I watched them when first broadcast and bought the VHS when it came out. I wanted to have the series in DVD - less storage, better picture but this item although very good has cut great shanks of the series and one feels a bit suspended in the air not quite knowing how you got there. I know the series well and felt let down as it was not clear that it had been abridged. Maybe should have read more carefully the details before buying it.
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2013, 12:36:04 BST
Last edited by the author on 5 Apr 2013, 13:47:33 BST
I'm not sure why you've chosen to take offence, but that's your prerogative. I'm always willing to acknowledge a mistake, and have looked for the more expensive set, which I assume is this one:

Mapp And Lucia Collection - The Complete 1st & 2nd Series [DVD]

In which case, it shows the same running time of 500 minutes, that is, ten 50-minute episodes. Is this the set you mean, and can you specify any missing bits? It really isn't enough just to say "It is incomplete and that's all there is to it."

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2013, 08:38:26 BST
Last edited by the author on 14 Apr 2013, 09:19:30 BST
In the politest way I can manage I would sincerely like you to tell me EXACTLY WHAT is missing from editions
of the DVD that you believe to be incomplete?
Because until you do that I will continue to assert that all published copies of the Mapp & Lucia series
are complete and as broadcast, that's all there is to it.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2013, 21:40:57 BST
But answer came there none.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013, 08:01:59 BST
Last edited by the author on 14 Apr 2013, 09:18:36 BST
I have now watched three different editions of this television series* and can report that the VHS version
Mapp And Lucia: The Complete First Series [VHS] [1985] and this DVD Mapp & Lucia: The Complete Series [DVD] (1985-1986)

have had the 'End of Part One' , 'Part Two' etc, title boards taken out so that the programmes run without a break.

This earlier DVD version Mapp And Lucia: The Complete First Series [DVD] [1985] retains them.

These really are the only things missing in some versions and in NO way are chunks missing from the actual performances.

Amazon's practice of attaching revues indiscriminately to anything with a similar title
eg. Mapp & Lucia-Series 2 Eps 1 [VHS] [1985] sometimes makes it hard to know which version is being discussed.

*Made by commercial TV channel LWT and shown originally on Channel 4.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2013, 21:43:34 BST
Many thanks for going to so much trouble.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2014, 10:12:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Oct 2014, 10:14:15 GMT
To make it even more complicated, IMDB say it's 600 minutes!

(I won't review this product until I've read all of the books, and my main criticism will probably be the long-term story arc and the bitterness in the final episode)
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