Behold, the BBC tries to bury us under discs, with only four boxed sets involved. But this is a hefty lot, so stay with me. You might get lost in here.
First up, the fifth series of All Creatures Great and Small, which has all twelve episodes spread across four discs. More of Peter Davison (perhaps best known over here for being a Doctor) and Robert Hardy (of many roles, including Sir Winston). No features beyond a who’s who.
Next, a series that perhaps the terrorists behind this week’s attacks in London probably haven’t seen. Had they, they probably would have anticipated that London wouldn’t be particularly impressed. Or as Doc overheard one Londoner who was being interviewed: “I’ve been blown up by a better class of bastard than this.” Nice. Anyway, where were we? Oh yes. This is the BBC’s History of World War II boxed set, and holy crap, it’s a monster. Twelve discs. Ten programs plus three bonus programs, and God knows how many hours of content that is. There’s also a forty-page booklet along with a slew of interviews, testimonies, featurettes and such.
Finally, what could be said to be the most active (at least physically) member of Python: Michael Palin. I mean, if trudging all over the place while making docus like this for the BBC isn’t a winner, then I don’t know what it is. Three discs are what you get here, with content from both before and after Palin’s trip, and two hours of bonus footage. Nice.
Everything streets on 7/19 (here in the States, mind you) except for League, which hit last month.