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And Mother Makes Three – The Complete Third Series (1973/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.



The final season of And Mother Makes Three is a weak one, a show that feels like The Brady Bunch meets Please Don’t Eat The Daisies with Wendy Craig trying to do the funny slapstick mother routine so popular at the time in U.S. sitcoms.  She has two sons, no husband, boss she drives nuts, the usual funny neighbors and an aunt who is not always helpful.  Sounds like early episodes of The Lucy Show, but it is never that good or interesting, but it was so successful that it was spun off into another show to hold the audience and it worked.


All six half-hour shows are included on a single DVD and that will makes fans happy, but it might be better to start at the beginning.  I had barely heard of the series, never had seen it and doubt it make it to the U.S., but now hardcore Britcom fans can catch it if they can play imports.  Robin Davies, David Parfitt and Valerie Lush also star.


The 1.33 X 1 color PAL image is a bit on the soft side throughout, though this looks like a little better for its age and is a good transfer of what is early color PAL material.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is better, though has the usual 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:









-   Nicholas Sheffo


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