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The Golden Years of British Comedy
The Golden Years of British Comedy
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2007     2hr 30min

This collection is a tribute to the greatest British comedians of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Highlighting the classic moments in comedy including rare concert footage, extended television clips, renowned comedy scenes and seld...  more »


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Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Television
Studio: TeleVista
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/11/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Just Like That!
James D. Crabtree | Fayetteville, North Carolina | 02/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This shows some of the funniest bits of British TV comedy, from programs I was familiar with and some I had never heard of but all of them funny. The worst thing about this DVD is that it leaves you wanting more!"
Funny, but most clips too short
Kurt A. Johnson | North-Central Illinois, USA | 06/09/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD contains three one-hour shows on British comedy in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, with each show focusing on a specific decade. The shows show clips from live performances, movies, and (later) television shows, which are punctuated with snippets of interviews with comedians.

Now, I must admit that my 3 star rating is rather subjective. I am a great fan of British comedy, and know more about it than anyone I know, but when watching this DVD I encountered many comedians that I do not remember seeing ever before. What made that irritating is that some of the clips are too short to give you a feeling for what is going on, which keeps them from being funny. On the other hand, some of the clips are long enough to be funny, but that only leaves you hungry for more. Of course, that also goes for the clips of comedians I do know.

So, does that mean I regret having bought this DVD? Heavens no! It was, nonetheless, quite funny, and I really did enjoy seeing so many hilarious comedians that I have grown to love, and seeing some that I have only heard of. However, is this the type of DVD that I will want to watch over and over again? Probably not. Therefore, I give this DVD a rather guarded recommendation.

Mind you, if you grew up in Britain and know and love all of the comedians that are included here, you will no doubt love this DVD and think that it is a real treasure."
The Golden Years of British Comedy
J. Bruce | usa | 03/17/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I love old British Comedy, I grew up on it. I was excited to think I had found a dvd of these old programs. I was however saddly mistaken. The cover would give the impression of the DVD having some of the old programs in it. Instead all that the dvd consists of was a series of program snipetts or tiny disjoined pieces of footage. This footage is interupted by the likes of Max Bigraves, ( a foul mouth old hack who is one unfunny individual) in his usual manor, had nothing to say that was not disgusting. There is not one single full length any thing! It was very disappointing.
If you love old British Humour then DO NOT waste your money on this one.

(The shipping and handling etc was very good.)"