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After Henry The Complete Fourth Series (1991 1992/Network U.K./Region Two/2/PAL DVD)

 

Picture: C Sound: C Extras: D Episodes: C

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: This DVD can only be operated on machines capable of playing back DVDs that can handle Region Two/2/PAL format software and can be ordered from our friends at Network U.K. at the website address provided at the end of the review.

 

 

After Henry badly wants to get Prunella Scales in another hit after her landmark success with John Cleese in Faulty Towers, but despite running four seasons, the show is nowhere nearly as good or as funny, though I did like the idea that it focuses on older persons and family characters in a real way. Six half-hour shows are offered and though they are watchable, they did not stay with me or hold up well.

 

The sitcom and last Golden Era of Britcoms were over and maybe the show had run its course by this season, as I have not seen earlier shows. However, I was very interested to see it just to see how it played, so perhaps the earlier seasons are funnier and the writers were counting on loyal viewer familiarity. Hope that did not kill the show. Now the whole series is available from Network, so those most interested (or fans) can take a look themselves. Joan Sanderson, Janine Wood and Johnathan Newth also star.

 

The 1.33 X 1 color PAL image is a bit on the soft side throughout, looking a bit softer for its age than it should be despite an otherwise good transfer of what is midway color PAL material. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is also an issue with lower volume levels, harmonic distortion and sonic limits TV audio at the time (especially for videotaped shows) that TV on both sides of the Atlantic suffered. There are no extras.

 

 

As noted above, you can order this PAL DVD import exclusively from Network U.K. at:

 

www.networkdvd.co.uk

 

or

 

http://www.networkdvd.net/

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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