geonni banner Posted December 30, 2011 Report Share Posted December 30, 2011 Got mine a couple of days ago, and at the same time I got the complete series of All Creatures Great and Small. It's been a very long time since I've seen any of the All Creatures episodes, so I was torn about which to watch first. I compromised by watching the Double Lift Finals discs, and they were great. Next I'll watch a bit of All Creatures. Apart from the runs, I really enjoyed Alasdair MacRae's commentaries. He was so animated - you'd almost think that each dog running was his own dog. I learned a lot by listening to him and Suzy Applegate. A couple of the sheds just about gave me heart failure... And I actually wept at the white-faced dog - I can't remember his name - so torn between taking his "look back" command and staying with his first bunch. It also gave me a very clear picture of what is meant by "heavy" sheep. They were so very different from the sheep at the finals the year before. Lead-weighted sheep. Heads dropping to graze and refusing to budge! It was like gravity was 50% stronger on those sheep that the rest of the world. And uppity! Stamping and dashing at the dogs. I wanted to bite them myself! Amazed at the control shown by all the dogs. I would have expected a lot of gripping on such contrary beasts. Anyway. Wonderful DVDs. When I've had a nice fix of Herriot & Co. I'll watch the semi-finals. Well done, 5:00 Films and Media. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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