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    • Blackadder Goes Forth

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    With a ya boo sucks to you fritzy, hot tiddly tumble, it's off to Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A truly one of the great comedies

    • By Kevin on 15-08-2017

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Blackadder the Third

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    England 1760-1815. With the advent of the Regency period the Blackadder's family fortune has rather plummeted. Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince Regent, veers from calamity to disaster with very little in the way of constructive help from either his imbecile Lord and master the Prince Regent or the mouse-brained Baldrick.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classic comedy

    • By Neil on 28-05-2015

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Blackadder II

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    England 1558-1603. The filthy genes of the Blackadder dynasty bubble to the surface of history's melting pot as Lord Edmund, arrogant peer-about-town, swaggers with a big head and small beard in search of grace and favour from the stark raving mad Queen Bess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the series

    • By Dave on 15-02-2017

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Friday Night Live, Volume 2

    • By: Dame Edna, Julian Clary, Robbie Coltrane, and others
    • Narrated by: Dame Edna, Julian Clary, Robbie Coltrane, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. Volume 2, Another comic who got an enormous boost from Friday Night Live was Harry Enfield. He introduced two great characters--the loveable Greek kebab shop owner Stavros, and the less loveable but equally funny Loadsamoney, the plasterer who boasted about his earnings in the booming late 80’s. Included here also is his Northern cousin Buggerallmoney--ah the north south divide! Other great tracks are to be found by Robbie Coltrane, Jo Brand and the wonderful Dame Edna Everage.

    Non-member price: $11.97

    • Blackadder's Christmas Carol

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Dickens' classic tale of kindness, truth, and virtue is utterly ruined here by having a member of the Blackadder family involved. Stuffed with deeply horrible people and groaning with cartloads of seasonal bottom jokes, it manages to squeeze a Victorian Blackadder and his Elizabethan, Regency, and Space Age relatives into a huge pie of entertainment which will satisfy everyone, unless you're a beadle, an orphan, or a long-dead member of the Royal Family.

    Non-member price: $15.61