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    TVonDVDJunkie05

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    The following is a list of all British television series from 1950s-1990s that have been released on DVD in Region 1:


    ACTION / ADVENTURE

    Danger Man (All 4 seasons, A&E Home Video** / Timeless Media Group)
    Robin of Sherwood (All 3 series, Acorn Media)**
    The Champions (Ep. 1-15 of 30, A&E Home Video)**
    The Persuaders! (All 24 episodes, A&E Home Video** / VEI)
    The Protectors (All 52 episodes, A&E Home Video** / VEI)


    DOCUMENTARIES

    The World at War (All 26 episodes, A&E Home Video)


    DRAMA

    All Creatures Great and Small (All 7 seasons, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Edward The King (All 13 episodes, Acorn Media)
    I, Claudius (All 12 episodes, Image Entertainment** / Acorn Media)
    Rumpole of the Bailey (All 7 Series, A&E Home Video)
    Upstairs, Downstairs (All 5 series, A&E Home Video** / Acorn Media)


    MYSTERY / CRIME

    Callan (Seasons 3&4 of 4, A&E Home Video)**
    Cracker (All 3 series, HBO Home Video** / Acorn Media)
    Dalziel and Pascoe (All 11 series, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Father Brown (All 13 episodes, Acorn Media)
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (All 4 series, Acorn Media)
    Lovejoy (All 6 series, S2-6- BBC Home Entertainment** / S1-6-Acorn Media)
    Midsomer Murders (Series 1-19 of 20, Acorn Media)
    Miss Marple (1984) (All 12 episodes, Ep.1-3- BBC Home Entertainment / Ep. 4-12- A&E Home Video)**
    Poirot (All 13 series, Acorn Media)
    Sherlock Holmes (1954) (All 39 episodes, Mill Creek Entertainment)**
    Sherlock Holmes (1965-Douglas Wilmer) (11 of 13 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Sherlock Holmes (1968-Peter Cushing) (6 of 16 episodes, A&E Home Video)
    Sherlock Holmes (1984) (All 41 episodes, MPI Home Video)
    The Avengers (1961) (139 of 161 episodes, A&E Home Video)**
    The Bill (Series 1 of 26, BCI Eclipse)**
    The New Avengers (Both seasons, A&E Home Video)
    The Saint (1962) (All 118 episodes, S1, S2 pt.1, S5&6, A&E Home Video** / S1-4 + CS, Timeless Media Group)
    Thriller (Series 1 of 6, A&E Home Video)**


    SCI-FI

    Doctor Who (1963-1989) (All 139 surviving serials of 159)
    The Prisoner (All 17 episodes, A&E Home Video)**
    Space: 1999 (All 48 episodes, A&E Home Video)**
    UFO (All 26 episodes, A&E Home Video)**


    THRILLER

    Tales of the Unexpected (89 of 112 episodes, Acorn Media)**


    BRITCOMS

    A Bit of a Do (All 13 episodes, Acorn Media)
    A Fine Romance (All 4 series, Acorn Media)
    Absolutely Fabulous (All 39 episodes, BBC Home Video)
    'Allo 'Allo! (All 9 series, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Are You Being Served? (All 69 episodes, BBC Home Video)
    Are You Being Served? Again! (All 12 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    As Time Goes By (All 9 seasons, BBC Home Entertainment)
    The Benny Hill Show (BBC era) (Best-of, BBC Home Entertainment)
    The Benny Hill Show (Thames era) (All 58 episodes, A&E Home Video)
    A Bit of Fry & Laurie (All 4 series, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Blackadder (All 24 episodes + 3 specials, BBC Home Entertainment)**
    Bottom (All 18 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Butterflies (Series 1&2 of 4, Acorn Media) (S1)**
    Chef! (All 20 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Dad's Army (Best Of, BFS Entertainment)
    Father Ted (All 25 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Fawlty Towers (All 12 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    First of the Summer Wine (All 13 episodes, BFS Entertainment)
    French and Saunders (6 Best-of sets- 1 for each series, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Good Neighbors (All 4 series, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Jeeves & Wooster (All 23 episodes, A&E Home Video** / Acorn Media)
    Keeping up Appearances (All 44 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Last of the Summer Wine (Series 3-27 of 31, BBC Home Entertainment)
    The League of Gentlemen (All 19 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Mr. Bean (All 15 episodes, A&E Home Video** / Shout! Factory)
    Man About the House (Series 1&2 of 6, BCI/Eclipse)**
    Men Behaving Badly (All 6 series, BBC Home Entertainment)**
    Monty Python's Flying Circus (All 45 episodes, A&E Home Video)**
    The New Statesman (All 26 episodes + 1 special, Image Entertainmant)**
    On the Buses (All 7 series, VEI)**
    One Foot in the Grave (All 6 series, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Open All Hours (All 5 series, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Only Fools and Horses (All 7 series, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Only When I Laugh (All 29 episodes, VEI)**
    Red Dwarf (All 61 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Ripping Yarns (All 9 episodes, Acorn Media)**
    Rising Damp (All 28 episodes - Acorn Media)**
    The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (All 21 episodes, Entertainment One)**
    The Royle Family (Series 1&2 of 3, BBC Home Entertainment)**
    Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (Best-of, BFS Entertainment)**
    Spaced (All 14 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    The Thin Blue Line (All 14 episodes, BBC/Warner)**
    Till Death Us Do Part (Series 4 of 7, BFS Entertainment)**
    To the Manor Born (All 20 episodes + 2 specials, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Two's Company (All 4 series, Acorn Media)**
    The Vicar of Dibley (All 14 episodes + 4 specials, BBC Home Entertainment)
    The Young Ones (All 12 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Waiting for God (All 5 series - BBC Home Entertainment)
    Whose Line is it Anyway (Series 1&2 of 10, A&E Home Video)**
    Yes Minister (All 21 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)
    Yes Prime Minister (All 17 episodes, BBC Home Entertainment)


    CHILDREN'S

    The Adventures of Black Beauty (Both seasons, Image Entertainment)
    Bob and Margaret (Seasons 1&2 of 4, Phase 4 Films)**
    Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (All 32 episodes, A&E Home Video** / Timeless Media Group)
    Count Duckula (Season 1 of 3, Capital Entertainment)**
    Danger Mouse (All 10 series, A&E Home Video)**
    Fireball XL-5 (All 39 episodes, A&E Home Video** / Timeless Media Group)
    Joe 90 (All 30 episodes, A&E Home Video** / Timeless Media Group)
    The New Adventures of Black Beauty (Both seasons, Image Entertainment)
    Paddington Bear (1975) (All 56 episodes + 3 specials, Mill Creek Entertainment)
    Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century (All 26 episodes, Mill Creek Entertainment)
    Stingray (All 39 episodes, A&E Home Video** / Timeless Media Group)
    Supercar (All 39 episodes, A&E Home Video** / Timeless Media Group)
    TerraHawks (All 39 episodes, A&E Home Video)**
    Torchy the Battery Boy (Both seasons, Televista)**
    Thunderbirds (All 32 episodes, A&E Home Video** / Timeless Media Group)
    The Wind in the Willows (Series 1&2 of 5 + 1983 film,
    A&E Home Video)**


    **- Releases have been discontinued and our now out of print
     
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    The complete series of Brian Clemens' UK cult show Thriller (1973-76), will be out in R1 come April 14. A&E released only the first season a decade ago and nothing more since then, now VEI will handle and serve it better. It's also out in full in R2 and R4 territories already, and now finally in North America.
     
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    But no mention of Danger Mouse, the complete series still available from A&E? Oo, 'eck.
     
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    Relax my friend, I haven't posted the Children's show section yet. Your show will be added. :)
     
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    Don't forget
    Doctor Who
    Rumpole Of The Bailey
    Monty Python
     
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    First some to add:


    Action/Adventure:

    Robin of Sherwood (entire series - Acorn Media [OOP])


    Mystery:

    Lovejoy (entire series - BBC [OOP]/Acorn Media [in progress])

    Poirot (entire series - A&E and Acorn Media [OOP]/Acorn Media [remastered in original air order])
    Cracker (entire series - HBO [OOP] / Acorn Media)

    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (entire series - Acorn Media)


    SF:

    The Prisoner (entire series - A&E [OOP])


    Comedy:

    A Bit of a Do (entire series - Acorn)

    A Fine Romance (entire series - Acorn [individual series OOP but entire series still in print])

    Monty Python's Flying Circus (entire series - A&E both OOP and in print depending on release)

    The Office (entire series - BBC)

    My Hero (Series 1 & 2 out of 6 - BBC [OOP])

    Whose Line is it Anyway (Series 1 & 2 out of 10 - A&E [OOP])


    Now some changes


    These Comedy series are OOP:

    Butterflies - S1 (S2 is still in print)

    Men Behaving Badly

    On the Buses

    Only When I Laugh

    Ripping Yarns

    Rising Damp


    New release:

    Mr. Bean - Remastered coming March 24, 2015 from Shout!


    Update:

    Last of the Summer Wine Series 1 and *half* of Series 2 were released by BFS in the "Pink set", UPC 066805919350. Also includes the 1983 Christmas Special.

    Space 1999 needs to move from the "Children's" section to SF.

    Rumpole of the Bailey is still in print.
     
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    Thanks for the updates, I will work through the list and add them in.


    Is it possible to post info on Doctor Who, I looked on Wikipedia and this show has had tons of releases which I can't make heads or tails of. They appear to be volume releases but I can't figure out whether all episodes from the original series have been released.

    This set has 3 episodes from series 1 and 3 from series 2 as well as two films. I think I will leave this as is since this release is from another distributor and is OOP. I wonder why the BBC has not released the first two series?!


    Thanks.
     
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    You're welcome.


    Those "films" in the LOTSW "Pink set" are actually the 1983 Christmas Special (Disc 1) which follows series 7, and the first 3 episodes of series 1 edited together to make a "feature film" (Disc 2). Disc 4 of that set is the 2nd half of series 1 and Disc 3 is the first 3 episodes of the 7 episode series 2. Yeah... it's a mess. According to Michael's Movie Mahem that set is still in print. I'd love to see the BBC do a updated release of these episodes and include the 4 missing ones from series 2.
     
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    Then there's The World at War, which will probably turn up when you do documentaries. It has lots of fans, though I can't say I'm one of them. It just seemed too clinical, and I swear that narrator Laurence Olivier must have been charging his monotone rate.
     
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    The best way to do Doctor Who is "All 139 surviving serials (of 159), 1963-1989", TV Movie (1996)


    I think that's roughly accurate... I did a quick count of the Hartnell and Troughton DVDs and that added up to 30 serials released. There were 50 serials between those two eras. So do the math.


    /and that's also leaving out the Underwater Menace, which is a partially surviving serial that is supposed to be finished with animation and released this year.


    Oh, and the latest I, Claudius release is from Acorn.
     
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    I believe that I've seen a DVD release of At Last The 1948 Show available at one of the local stores.


    I'm not sure if any of The Goodies has been released in Region 1, but it might be worth investigating.
     
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    ONE sampler disk came out in the early 00's, and, apart from a generation that sentimentally remembers it being shown in the same time slot as the first Python airings...it hasn't aged well. :unsure:

    Still available at Amazon along with the one 1948 sampler, and the Terry Jones/Michael Palin "half" of Do Not Adjust Your Set, but they won't be there forever.


    For the children's-show list--and on the subject of Adjust's David Jason--only the first two seasons and original pilot movie of the stop-motion Wind in the Willows were ever put out by A&E in the US, although the complete series was streaming on Netflix at one point.
     
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    Weren't there US releases for:


    Man In A Suitcase

    Jason King

    The Secret Service

    Jonathan Creek

    Midsomer Murders

    Foyles War

    Inspector Morse

    Lewis

    Broadchurch

    Life On Mars


    I'm sure there are many many more


    Neither of The Avengers shows can be classified as sci-fi.
     
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    Yeah, but he limited his list to 1950s-1990s shows, So Life On Mars, Broadchurch, Call The Midwife, Foyle's War, Doc Martin... too new.


    /and yeah, all had R1 releases.
     
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    I just noticed your listing for Last of the Summer Wine is missing quite a few of the BBC releases. The BBC has released Series 3 through 23 with Series 24 coming out 2/3/15.
     
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    That is an error, it should read 'Series 3-23'. It has been corrected. New releases will be added as they are released as per my monthly updates.
     
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    What would they be classified as?! I have added them to the Mystery/Crime section.
     
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    The original can. Either can go in several locations depending on your mood.


    IMDB lists the genres for The Avengers as: Action | Comedy | Crime | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller and The New Avengers as Action | Mystery | Thriller.
     
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    Yes that is the correct category as that is what both are predominantly .As someone else has said they do veer into sci fi territory for some episodes but in general crime is more accurate
     
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    All Creatures Great and Small isn't on DVD?


    The World at War is on DVD, if documentaries count. Never was too fond of this one though where classic WWII documentaries go.
     

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