I was looking at Amazon UK to see if Series 2 was available for order (it's listed for release on June 28, but you can't currently order it from Amazon UK; you can from Sendit (formerly Blackstar)). I took a look at the Series 1 listing also, which has been price cut even futher. The first user reveiw claims that each episode has been cut about 10 minutes each. Each episode on disc runs from 50-52 minutes; my VHS copies also run 50-52 minutes each. Is this user review correct? Have all the Blake episodes been shortened? And, if so, why? Is there some controversy about this? I've watched all my tapes and now the first series on dvd and, to tell the truth, if they've been shortened, I didn't notice.