'Cheers & Tears: The Complete Set'
(Martin Clunes, Ian Richardson, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / (2003) 2007 / BFS Ent.)
Overview: In this hilarious comedy drama series, join an eccentric group of friends and neighbors as they embark on their fun-filled and disaster-prone day trips. With a mix of idiosyncratic personalities all crammed into one vehicle, including a perpetual optimist, a sarcastic womaniser, a cantankerous old geezer, a naïve young fiancé and a snooty businessman, the outings are bound to be lively - and full of criticism, bickering, dirty tricks and chaos!
DVD Verdict: Direct from the comedic heads and hearts of the British Empire comes 'Cheers & Tears: The Collection.' Starring Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly), Ian Richardson (House Of Cards), Neil Pearson (Bridget Jones' Diary) and Brian Murphy (Last Of The Summer Wine), this wonderful TV series follows the adventures of a mish-mash of friends and neighbors as they take to the great, wide world - leaving nothing but qeustion marks behind! In 'The Booze Cruise,' Clive (Clunes) and the rest of the "Matey-Boys" cross the English Channel to stock up on cheap booze. But, as expected, their journey to a French hypermarket hits stormy waters, turning a simple shopping expedition into a bumbling, comic nightmare!
In 'The Treasure Hunt,' and with their women along for the fun, the gang sets off on a two-day charity treasure hunt. The optimist is determined not to come last for the fourth year running - while the old geezer, equally determined to win, decides it's a huge inconvenience when his wife’s mother drops dead in the back of his camper van! Finally, in 'The Scattering,' forced to honor one "Matey-Boy’s" late mother-in-law's last wishes to have her ashes scattered on the Yorkshire moors, the simple request turns into one bungled mishap after another - since for this gang, inevitably, nothing goes according to plan! This 3-disc collection - running @ approx 284 mins, and featuring an outstanding Clunes as the disaster-prone businessman - is comedic British TV at its very finest. This is a Full Screen Presentation, but does not come with any Special Features.