Complete Coogan



  • Sunday 26th April 2015, 1:50pm [Edited]
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2,537 posts

I ordered this Steve Coogan megaset last week:

Product artwork - buy at Amazon

So far I've watched discs one and two, namely KMKY and the KMNY Christmas special. It's great. Has anyone else got this particular set as I know that some of the Amazon reviews complained that certain elements were only available via this medium and that this was unfair. Personally I only owned official VHS copies of Coogan's Run and KMKY, so I was happy to upgrade to DVD, mostly for the audio commentaries and because I've lost the lead for my VHS player. Not my Betamax though.

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  • Sunday 26th April 2015, 6:05pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,424 posts

How much was that?



  • Sunday 26th April 2015, 10:35pm [Edited]
  • Norwich, England
  • 1,059 posts

I bought this when it first came out. At the time of release (2008) some of it wasn't available individually on DVD (Tony Ferrino, Paul Calf Video Diaries). But I think everything has been released individually since.

It's a great set. It was released before The Trip, but everything else he did on the BBC is there. Some have plenty of extras (everything that had previously been released on DVD, Partridge, Saxondale, Dr Terrible), others are barebones.

Personally I loved most of it. Coogan's Run is quite hit and miss and Dr Terrible is just that, terrible. Everything else is great.

On Paul and Pauline Calf's Cheese And Ham Sandwich it even has Paul Calf's appearences on 'Saturday Zoo' (an early 90s Jonathan Ross show on C4, Paul Calf did a 5 minute set every week). This was the first time I ever saw Coogan, I was only about 10/11, it took me a couple of weeks to figure out Paul Calf wasn't a real person.

In order of personal preference:
I'm Alan Partridge Series 1 & 2
Paul and Pauline Calf's Video Diaries
Knowing Me, Knowing You/Yule
Saxondale Series 1 & 2
Paul and Pauline Calf's Cheese And Ham Sandwich
Coogan's Run
The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon (the strange 'documentary' is better than the main feature)
Dr Terrible's House of Horrible