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5.0 out of 5 stars
THE BRITS DO IT BEST !!!, Jan 19 2012
When it comes to series tv,the Brits are unrivaled.
I only found out about this series last year.
I fell in love with the characters instantly.
That's what makes this series such a hit,they do
in depth charcter studies.You really learn what
makes the characters behave the way they do.
The others reviews will tell you about the series.
I will tell you how to save a large bundle of money
if you want to buy this series.
I discounted using Amazon .CA for 2 reasons.
1) there shipping comes by covered wagon.Meaning
it takes forever to get a product mailed using
2)there prices for each of this series is highway
I checked out Amazon.com and found there prices much better.
I then checked out Amazon .UK and it blew me away.
The difference between ordering all the series(1-8)
from Amazon UK v.s Amazon Com was DOUBLE the savings.
More than enough of a savings to buy a region free dvd player !!!
Plus Amazon .com doesn't have series 8 available at this time.
Yes I am taking into consideration the difference between the
pound and the Cdn dollar.Also,I got the order in 4 days !!!
The picture quality on the dvd's is great and it's in full screen.
Just a couple of asides:
Dennis Waterman who plays Gerry Standing sings the theme song that
you here at the beginning and end of each show.His real life daughter
plays his daughter ( a detective ) in one of the shows.
The wife of Brian Lane,played by Alun Armstrong is actually the
real life wife of Jack Halford,played James Bolam.
I highly reccommend that you buy the series starting with
series # 1 first.It really gives a full understanding of
the characters.Besides the first show is hysterically funny.