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directed by Bernard Thompson
UK 1975


After his wife falls off a trolley and dies, Uncle Mort (Robin Bailey, THE WHISPERERS) is looking forward to a life of freedom including nightly trips to the pub and playing bowls until his pushy sister Annie (Liz Smith, THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE, AND HER LOVER) bullies him into moving in with her, her henpecked husband Les (John Comer, THERE'S A GIRL IN MY SOUP), their son Carter (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE's Stephen Rea for the first two series and A BRIDGE TOO FAR's Keith Drinkel for the remainder), and senile Uncle Stavely (Bert Palmer, A KIND OF LOVING) who is constantly underfoot like a neglected pet. A man of few words other than "Aye... well... mmm," Carter is bullied by his mother and would-be posh fiancee Pat (STILL CRAZY's Anita Carey for the first two series and Liz Goulding for the remainder) into something of a proposal. Content to live vicariously through Carter, Uncle Mort and Les would rather Carter end up with saucy Linda Preston (Deirdre Costello, THE ELEPHANT MAN) since she fits their image of an ideal woman ("a bloke with big knockers") rather than a life as a "young executive" living in a prefab housing unit. Over the course of four series, Pat trades barbs with Linda Preston while trying to mold her husband into an executive, Carter learns the pleasures of escaping to the pub, the idea of women's work is turned on its head when the men are made redundant (laid off), and Uncle Mort looks forward to sweet death but instead finds a mate with the "ghastly and horendous" Olive Scrimshaw (Diana Harker, LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE). Based on the series of books by Peter Tinniswood.

Eric Cotenas

Theatrical Release: 27 August 1975 - 26 June 1979 (UK TV)

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DVD Review: Second Sight - Region 2 - PAL

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Second Sight

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 798:25

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.86 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Subtitles English HoH, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Second Sight

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
� Disc One:
� Series 1 Episodes (with 'Play All' option; 3:29:32)
� Disc Two:
� Series 2 Episodes (with 'Play All' option; 2:57:54):
� Disc Three:
� Series 3 Episodes (with 'Play All' option; 3:24:59):
� Disc Four:
� Series 4 Episodes (with 'Play All' option; 3:26:09):

DVD Release Date: November 28th, 2016






Previously released a decade ago by Second Sight in a larger boxed set with the four discs in separate Amaray cases, the company has reissued the set as four discs in a digipack inside a slipcase. A mix of filmed exteriors (likely 16mm) and videotaped interiors, the digitized masters look no better or worse than other Britcoms of the period. Optional English HoH subtitles accompany the Dolby Digital 2.0 mono tracks. There are no extras but the scene selection pages for each episode are accompanied by sound bytes.

  - Eric Cotenas


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