Sausage, balloon, bum

How Do You Want Me is finally going to be available on DVD, and you owe it to yourself to get a copy. This hugely under-rated sitcom from the late 90s was shot on film, without a laughter track, and had a superb cast led by Dylan Moran (from Black Books, which it’s better than), Charlotte Coleman (from Four Weddings and a Funeral, which it’s better than), Emma Chambers (from The Vicar of Dibley, which of course it is far better than), Mark Heap (from everything), Frank Findlay, and the wonderful Clive Merrison (from The History Boys). Note that all the above inferiour shows are available on DVD and have been for some time whilst I’ve been waiting, frequently checking the message boards for any news of this DVD release.

There is an excitement factor for new releases of DVDs. Obviously there are some brilliant releases (Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster) but they’ve been widely available and have been for ages. There are others, however, that I’ve been waiting for since the medium was invented, and it’s especially exciting when they come along. The formula for this, I’ve decided, should be

DVD Excitement Factor = Excellence / Availability

Thus shows like How Do You Want Me?, Between the Lines and A Bit of Fry & Laurie score huge!

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Lecturer in medical education, lapsed mathematician, Doctor Who fan and garden railway builder. See for more...

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