So, Hippies, one of my favourite underrated sitcoms, is actually getting a release! This is excellent news, obviously. Unfortunately, most of this didn't happen - but seeing as I was just expecting a vanilla set, I was pleased to read the following:
“Extras include audio commentaries by writer Arthur Mathews, ‘Hippy Invasion’ (1970 archive footage from the notorious edition of the David Frost Show) and a photo gallery.”
Arthur Matthews commentaries? EXCELLENT. (Let’s hope he does all six.) Lovely cover, too. (Oddly enough, it reminds me of this kind of atrocity - but actually done well.) Sure, I could wind myself up wishing that it had been a huge two-disc release - but I’ll take what I can get, especially for a show that is relatively unknown (although there is the Pegg factor to take into account with sales). To be honest, I didn’t think we’d get commentaries in a million years.
It’s just a shame the pilot isn’t included. I wish the BBC would schedule a season of unbroadcast pilots on BBC FOUR, or something…