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Old 03-24-07, 12:03 AM
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Britcoms from Columbia House

Does anyone have a list of all the britcoms and shows available from Coulumbia House? I'm trying to take advantage of their B1G1 sale.

The ones I know of are AYBS, AYBSA, AbFab Summer Wine, Coupling, The Office, Bean, Keeping up appearences. But I want to know if i'm missing any thta I havwen't heard of.

Any recomendations?
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Old 03-24-07, 06:47 AM
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here are some others:

fawlty towers
benny hill
father ted
vicar of dibley
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Old 03-24-07, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by movieguru
Does anyone have a list of all the britcoms and shows available from Coulumbia House? I'm trying to take advantage of their B1G1 sale.

The ones I know of are AYBS, AYBSA, AbFab Summer Wine, Coupling, The Office, Bean, Keeping up appearences. But I want to know if i'm missing any thta I havwen't heard of.

Any recomendations?
This is by no means "complete" but is what I got with a couple of quick searches and what I know is available...

COMEDY...
Have watched:

Blackadder (Listed at CH as Black Adder - Individually or as box set - Individually is a better deal w/BOGO because each $11.97 series will get a $14.95 DVD free, however you don't get the box to hold 'em all)
'Allo 'Allo! (Series 1-4 only, 5 & 6 available elsewhere, 7-9 not yet released)
Red Dwarf (All 8 series individually)
Good Neighbors (Series 1-3 box, series 4 available elsewhere)
Benny Hill
The Thin Blue Line (Complete Series)
Bless Me Father (Complete collection)
Chef! (Individually or in box set - Same comment on BOGO as Black Adder)
To the Manor Born (Complete Series)
As Time Goes By (Individually and as box set)
Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus
Fawlty Towers
The Young Ones
Yes, Minister
Yes, Prime Minister
Two's Company (Series 1-3 only, series 4 available elsewhere)
Father Ted
The Vicar of Dibley (Although you'll have to get the "10th Anniversary Specials" DVD elsewhere as CH does not carry it and it is NOT in the "Divine Collection")
French and Saunders

I've not watched:

Black Books
At Home With the Braithwaites
A Fine Romance
Men Behaving Badly (series 2 only!?)
My Family (2 of 5 series available)
Mapp & Lucia
The Dame Edna Experience
The Complete Ripping Yarns
League of Gentlemen (all but series 2 individually... Box set available)
Little Britian
A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Only Fools and Horses (complete series 4-5 but NOT 1-3, or 6, or 7)

DRAMA (some of these are of the "dramedy" variety)...
Have Watched:

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple
Agatha Christie's Poirot (be careful here... Lots of overlap due to involvement of 2 studios/distributors)
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (with Patricia Routledge)
Danger Man (became Secret Agent which CH does not carry)
The Prisoner (ONLY series 2 and 4!?!)
The Avengers (Stuff with Diana Rigg is best)
UFO (Prequel to Space 1999)
Space 1999 (considered 2nd season of UFO)
Doctor Who
Rumpole of the Bailey

I've not watched:

Ballykissangel
All Creatures Great and Small
Inspector Alleyn Mysteries
MI-5
Sapphire and Steel
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The series... NOT the movie)
The House of Eliott
Tales of the Unexpected
The Irish R.M.
Lord Peter Wimsey
Waking the Dead
Julian Fellowes Investigates
A Touch of Frost
The Tomorrow People
Campion
Rosemary & Thyme
Footballers Wives
Timeslip
Supercar (a "Supermarionation" series [i.e., puppet shows] from the producer of UFO and Space 1999)
Stingray (See comment on Supercar)
Captain Scarlet (See comment on Supercar)
Mrs. Bradley Mysteries
The Wind in the Willows

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I've been curious about this myself which caused me to do a sort of "mini hunt" to get some of the results I've listed here... I found some suprises and a few new series to sample!

As far as recommendations... If it's on the Comedy "have watched" list I would reservedly recommend it simply because individual tastes in British comedy can be difficult to pin down. For example: I like "As Time Goes By", I LOVE "Allo Allo". My wife LOVES "As Time Goes By" and can't stand "Allo Allo" (or "The Young Ones", "Red Dwarf", "Black Adder", "Monty Python", "Mr. Bean", etc). We both love "Keeping Up Appearances", "To the Manor Born", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Are You Being Seved?", and "Good Neighbors". She likes some of the others.

Here's a good source of infomation on BBC Comedy:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/

I would recommend all of the Drama I listed as "have watched".

BUT: Almost all of these are available at DeepDiscount at better prices, especially during the 20% off sales. Doing a BOGO makes some a bit better or about the same. Do your math carefully to make sure you are really getting a good deal.

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I hope you don't mind if I ask a question in your thread. It's related to a britcom but not at all worthy of it's own thread.

In regards to The Office, there's the individual releases of series 1, 2 and the special, and then there's the complete set in the black case. What is the complete set, is it just a slipcase that holds all 3 of the individual releases or is it an actual special package? Are the DVDs the same as the individual releases? The reason I ask is because series 2 and the special are actually available for enrollment, so getting them there then picking up series 1 someplace would probably be cheaper than the complete collection. I was thinking about going that route but I don't want to miss out if the complete collection is actually something nice.
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I'm pretty sure it is just a cardboard box. nothing special.
Btw. too bad One Foot In The Grave is not released on region 1 yet. I've been getting them at CD Wow
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Here's a list of BBC titles with some A&E titles tacked on the end (preceded by their selection numbers) pulled from the data miner from January 2007. I removed most the titles that were not comedies or TV series, though I can't vouch for them all. Also note that some are duplicates or re-releases. I also haven't seen anywhere near all of them, so I can't vouch for the quality of many of them, though I bolded the ones I can attest are good. The rest you can use as a starting point for at least what is available and decide from there. Very few of these are available as enrollments, except the "best of" types, Fawlty Towers individual seasons, The Office - Series 2, and most of the series specials. Also note they may not all be available at this time.

4525101 A Bit of Fry & Laurie: Season 1
4525408 A Bit of Fry & Laurie: Season 2

2952505 Absolutely Fabulous - Absolutely Special
3488905 Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Special
3411600 Absolutely Fabulous: Complete Series 1
3412905 Absolutely Fabulous: Complete Series 2
3413408 Absolutely Fabulous: Complete Series 3
3044302 Absolutely Fabulous: Complete Series 4
3413903 Absolutely Fabulous: Complete Series 4
3414406 Absolutely Fabulous: Complete Series 5
2577203 Absolutely Fabulous: The Complete Collection
4191508 All Creatures Great & Small: The Complete Seri
3154408 All Creatures Great & Small:The Complete Serie
3276805 All Creatures Great & Small:The Complete Serie
3279908 All Creatures Great & Small:The Complete Serie
3280401 All Creatures Great & Small:The Complete Serie
3411105 All Creatures Great & Small: The Specials
4594404 Allo 'Allo!: The Complete Series Four
3557501 Allo 'Allo!: The Complete Series One
4191607 Allo' Allo!: The Complete Series Three
3558004 Allo 'Allo!: The Complete Series Two
3282704 Are You Being Served? Again: The Complete Series
4196903 As Time Goes by: Complete Original Series
2952604 As Time Goes by: Complete Series 1 & 2
3411006 As Time Goes by: Complete Series 3
3411501 As Time Goes by: Complete Series 4
3412004 As Time Goes by: Complete Series 5
3585007 As Time Goes by: Complete Series 6
3585502 As Time Goes by: Complete Series 7
4196408 As Time Goes by: Complete Series 8 & 9
4197406 As Time Goes by: You Must Remember This
3557402 Ballykissangel: Series One
3558400 Ballykissangel: Series Three
3557907 Ballykissangel: Series Two
3820909 Benny Hill: The Lost Years
3411204 Black Adder I
3411709 Black Adder II
3412707 Black Adder III
3413200 Black Adder IV: Black Adder Goes Forth
3413705 Black Adder V: Black Adder Back and Forth
2605608 Black Adder: The Complete Collector's Set
4343901 Black Books: The Complete Series 1

3489408 Campion: The Complete First Season
4211702 Campion: The Complete Second Season
4225207 Changing Rooms: Trust Me... I'm a Designer
4197901 Chef!: The Complete Collection
4196309 Chef!: The Complete Series One
4197307 Chef!: The Complete Series Three
4196804 Chef!: The Complete Series Two
3001609 Coupling - The Complete Second Season
2826105 Coupling: The Complete First Season
3511102 Coupling: The Complete Fourth Season
3559606 Coupling: The Complete Seasons 1-4
3190006 Coupling: The Complete Third Season
3488103 Father Ted: The Complete Series 1
3488608 Father Ted: The Complete Series 2
3489101 Father Ted: The Complete Series 3
3085909 Father Ted: The Holy Trilogy
3414208 Fawlty Towers: Series One
3415205 Fawlty Towers: Series Three
3414703 Fawlty Towers: Series Two
2605707 Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection

3413101 French & Saunders: At the Movies
3640307 French & Saunders: Back With the Vengeance
3416104 French & Saunders: Complete Collection
3641404 French & Saunders: Complete Collection
3413606 French & Saunders: Gentlemen Prefer French &am
3414109 French & Saunders: Living in a Material World
3640901 French & Saunders: On the Rocks
3414604 French & Saunders: The Ingenue Years
3411303 Full Bottom: Not Another Half-Arsed DVD Set!
3642105 Good Neighbors: The Complete Series 1-3
3416500 Keeping Up Appearances: Deck the Halls With Hyacin
3414505 Keeping Up Appearances: Everything's Coming Up Hya
3413507 Keeping Up Appearances: Hats Off to Hyacinth
3415502 Keeping Up Appearances: Hints From Hyacinth
3416005 Keeping Up Appearances: Home is Where the Hyacinth
2823409 Keeping Up Appearances: Hyacinth in Full Bloom
3414000 Keeping Up Appearances: Hyacinth Springs Eternal
3411808 Keeping Up Appearances: Living the Hyacinth Life
3415007 Keeping Up Appearances: My Way or the Hyacinth Way
3413002 Keeping Up Appearances: Some Like It Hyacinth
3283207 Keeping Up Appearances: The Full Bouquet
4186102 Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Patridge
4213005 Last of the Summer Wine
3959608 Little Britain: The Complete First Series
4523809 Little Britain: The Complete Second Series
4594503 Little Britain: The Complete Third Series
3511300 Men Behaving Badly: Season 1
3511805 Men Behaving Badly: Season 2

3415106 Monarch of the Glen: Series 1
4594602 My Family: Season 1
4594909 My Family: Season 2
4452207 My Hero: Season One
4343703 Nighty Night: The Complete Series 1
3372406 Only Fools and Horses: The Complete Series 1-3
3373008 Only Fools and Horses: The Complete Series 4-5
4191409 Peep Show: Series One
2955300 Red Dwarf I: The Original Series One
2813103 Red Dwarf I: The Original Series One
2955904 Red Dwarf II: The Original Series Two
3102100 Red Dwarf III: The Original Series Three
3102803 Red Dwarf IV: The Original Series Four
4523502 Red Dwarf VII: The Original Series Seven
4524609 Red Dwarf VIII: The Original Series Eight
3641503 Red Dwarf: The Complete Series Five
3642006 Red Dwarf: The Complete Series Six

3280203 The Best of So Graham Norton
3281706 The Complete are You Being Served? Collection: Ser
3282209 The Complete are You Being Served? Collection: Ser
4213203 The Dame Edna Experience: The Christmas Specials
3372901 The Dame Edna Experience: The Complete Collection
3232808 The Dame Edna Experience: The Complete Series One
3372307 The Dame Edna Experience: The Complete Series Two
3040102 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2536704 The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit
4335303 The Kumars At No. 42
4212908 The League of Gentlemen: Christmas Special
3959509 The League of Gentlemen: The Collection
3954609 The League of Gentlemen: The Complete Series 1
3955309 The League of Gentlemen: The Complete Series 2
3956000 The League of Gentlemen: The Complete Series 3

3954500 The Monarch of the Glen: The Complete Series 2
3955408 The Monarch of the Glen: The Complete Series 3
3462702 The Office Special
3463304 The Office: Complete Series One & Two and the
2972701 The Office: The Complete First Series - Uk
3143203 The Office: The Complete Second Series - Uk
4211504 The Thin Blue Line: The Complete Line-Up

3415908 The Vicar of Dibley: Series 1
3416906 The Vicar of Dibley: Series 3
3417409 The Vicar of Dibley: The Divine Collection
3416401 The Vicar of Dibley: The Specials & Series 2
2909307 The Young Ones: Every Stoopid Episode
4211405 To the Manor Born: The Complete Series
3391703 Yes Minister: The Complete Collection
3489002 Yes, Prime Minister: The Complete Collection

4345807 Benny Hill: Complete & Unadulterated - The Hil
4561809 Benny Hill: Complete & Unadulterated - The Hil
4629101 Benny Hill: Complete & Unadulterated - the Hil
3314408 Benny Hill: Complete & Unadulterated - The Nau
3559309 Benny Hill: Complete & Unadulterated - The Nau
4076808 Benny Hill: Complete & Unadulterated - The Nau
3343209 Monty Python Live!
4263901 Monty Python's Flying Circus: Eric Idle's Personal
4403606 Monty Python's Flying Circus: Graham Chapman's Per
4402707 Monty Python's Flying Circus: John Cleese's Person
4264602 Monty Python's Flying Circus: Michael Palin's Pers
4403309 Monty Python's Flying Circus: Terry Gilliam's Pers
4402806 Monty Python's Flying Circus: Terry Jones' Persona
3020302 Mr. Bean: The Animated Series
3375102 Mr. Bean: The Animated Series Set 2
3376100 Mr. Bean: The Animated Series Set 3
2857902 Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean
2883007 The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus Megaset
4265005 The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: 16 Ton
2882801 The Complete P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster
2526200 The Life of Python
2640704 The Life of Python

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Britcom DVDs are considered box sets and therefore cannot be gotten free with b1g1 offers, nor are they eligible for free shipping. It sucks, I know.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Britcom DVDs are considered box sets and therefore cannot be gotten free with b1g1 offers, nor are they eligible for free shipping. It sucks, I know.
But you can buy a britcom and get a movie for free.
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