Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »
This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »
Set in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing '1' tells the story of a generation of charismatic drivers who raced on the edge, risking their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period, and the men who stood up and changed the sport forever.
This is an excellent example of 1970's sitcom at its best
I have always remembered this series so it is great to have it available on DVD. Looking at it again has confirmed that, yes it is dated, but it is also wonderful. I have read the books and thought they were great. The TV series is different but I think even better. I have seen a comment elsewhere that they were slow which I think is a recommendation. As an evocation of a different time, albeit a bit off off the wall, I think it is great. The humour is dark but gentle and the lines from series 1 programme 5 in the conversation about having "relations" with an ugly woman are priceless. I think it benefits from only having had 4 series - it is said that it was badly affected by having Last of the summer wine being similar and in competition with it but I think that LOSW is a good example of what can happen when a series goes on too long. Thankfully Tinniswood's efforts ended at the right time.
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