- Tuesday 23rd June 2009, 12:38am [Edited]
- Royal Berkshire, England
- 68,244 posts
With releases of some of the most obscure and long-forgotten sitcoms being made over the past couple of years, what shows really should have been first in the queue on distributors' release lists? What really, really does need to be available to buy, but for some reason isn't?
Notables which have recently appeared are The Two Ronnies, The Morecambe & Wise Show (the most famous run of it anyway), the final releases of 'Allo 'Allo! and continuations of shows like Are You Being Served?.
There are a number of shows which we get a lot of requests about here, so I'm going to pre-empt some of them by recommending a proper release of the complete Series 1-8 of The Goodies.
But for me, perhaps the most striking hole on retail shelves is very much Sykes shaped. Network released an astoundingly excellent set of the first series a number of years ago, with full restoration being carried out on the picture and audio, and some really good extras to boot - but the other 6 series have yet to see the (commercial) light of day. The first series was poorly marketed (similarly to their Till Death Us Do Part releases), which I assume lead to the low sales which meant that it was deleted from sale in 2007, but such an excellent and important show really is deserving of a proper, dignified DVD outing.
So - nominations?
(And please no bitching about shows in this thread - let's have a proper list which distributors can take notice of!)