Bloody hell, I forgot about this! The release date is Monday 24th July, and the extras lineup is as follows:
- Audio commentary: By Tony Robinson, and some of the cast and crew – on two episodes! Excellent – all six would have been better, but it’s an improvement on just one from the first release. Excellent news about the cast and crew too – I wonder who we can expect to hear…
- BBC Internal Trailer: Interesting wording. Presumably it means a broadcast trailer like the last release, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
- Hunt the Chicken Game: Someone, please – shoot me in the head.
- Booklet: Written by Tony Robinson and illustrated by Paul Cemmick, as per the last series. Excellent stuff, and a nice way of adding a bit of class to the package.
Overall slightly disappointing on the extras front, maybe – I want some interviews on future releases, please. Still, at least they’re making a bit of an effort, and I’m sure the commentaries will be marvellous – the Tony Robinson one on the first release was excellent, with him moaning on about all the things that were wrong with the episode, and generally being incredibly likeable. Still, with this kind of release it’s the actual episodes that are the exciting part.
Nice cover, too. We need MORE SILLY FACES on the front of comedy releases, please.