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Last of the Summer Wine has topped a survey of UK comedy repeats.
A new poll has found that the former BBC series has been aired on UK screens 483 times in the first three months of 2013 alone, The Daily Telegraph reports.
The series starred the late Bill Owen and ran for 37 years between 1973 and 2010, with a total of 295 episodes aired. It topped the survey ahead of Robert Lindsay and Zoë Wanamaker's My Family, which ran for 11 series between 2000 and 2011.
The 483 repeats of Last of the Summer Wine aired in January, February and March this year. This is an average of five episodes per day, and, in total, if aired continuously, they would last for just over ten days. »
Here's a Planet Fury-approved selection of notable genre DVD releases for the months of February and March 2013.
The Blob (1958) Criterion Collection Blu-ray & DVD Available Now
This entertaining low-budget favorite gets some well-deserved respect from the folks at Criterion. A gelatinous creature from outer space begins to devour the inhabitants of a small town. Each time it consumes a new body, it grows bigger. A couple of teens (including the wooden Steve McQueen) attempt to warn the town and save the population from certain blech! Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. directs the mayhem with a sure hand while Bart Sloane's great special effects still pack a punch. Followed by the bizarre comedy sequel, Son of Blob, in the early ’70s (directed by Larry Hagman!) and a great, underrated remake in 1988 by Chuck Russell.
* New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
* Two audio commentaries: one by producer Jack H. Harris »
- Bradley Harding
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