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Allo ‘Allo – The Complete Series Eight (1991 – 92/BBC DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Episodes: B-



I give the BBC and makers of ‘Allo ‘Allo credit for keeping the show funny and consistent in its many seasons and by the time is was in its Complete Series Eight (1991 – 1992) was still on top commercially and critically.  Though it is not available on the U.S. market yet, we were able to see the first season of the serious dramatic show that inspired it, Secret Army and yes, you can definitely see the connection you can read more in our review of Secret Army – The Complete First Series at this link:




The only previous season we looked at of this show was Series Six, which you can read more about at this link:





The picture and sound performance remains the same, which is good enough for an analog PAL production, while the new extras include more text cast bios and a 40-minutes featurette called Comedy Connections that looks at what has happened to the cast since the show ended.  However, this is not the last season, but the next to last one.  The David Croft/Jeremy Lloyd hit remains one of their most successful ever and it holds up very well.  I expected some drop-off in quality and ideas, but that did not happen up to this point, which is to the credit of the creators.


You can start anywhere in the series and enjoy it, though the beginning is always best.  Credit to the cast for also keeping it fresh.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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