That Peter Kay Thing details
|Studio:||VIDEO COLLECTION INT. LTD.|
That Peter Kay Thing
|Run time:||2 hours 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Oct 2004|
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The early yearsBy a customer from UK , 13 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I missed this series when it was televised but as a fan of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights I thought I'd give it a go. Each episode is filmed in the same style as Phoenix Nights (spoof documentary) and follows the lives of ordinary people. The main difference is that nearly all of them deal with a completely different scenario. Another difference is the voiceover by Andrew Sachs which adds a dimension of realism. Kay plays many parts and some of the characters can be seen fully fledged in Phoenix Nights. I think this series will inevitably be compared to The Office but personally I thought That Peter Kay Thing was more intelligent relying on wit, humour and keen observation rather than cringe factor. Easily as funny as any of his other work, That Peter Kay Thing has a slightly different feel. Its grittier than Phoenix Nights, for instance the character Leonard could even bring a lump to the throat at times. The subtleties of Kay's observations and sensitivity with which he writes and plays the characters are delicious to watch. Very funny and very clever.
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The phoenix lives onBy awakeasleep (27 reviews) from York , 17 Feb 2010the episode in set in the club (the initial trailer for phoenix nights) is hilarious. I am glad Peter Kay continued to develop this into what we know now and phoenix nights. The other episodes not really funny at all.
greatBy odells (42 reviews) from Manchester , 18 Jun 2009very good. funny. i suggest you rent this if not already seen it.
That Peter Kay ThingBy Wollatonwonderer (4 reviews) from Nottingham , 16 Jun 2009This DVD is a good timefiller for a rainy day. It was real good acting from everyone in it, and, Peter takes off real life characters like 'a guddan' We all know someone like that and its good tonge in cheek muckabout. He is a tonic to watch and i wish he lived next door to me.
goodBy a customer from uk , 13 Jun 2009good, worth watching
Bit boringBy a customer from Bristol , 01 Feb 2009The first couple of clips were funny but then it all got a bit tedious and I got bored with it.
It was a bit of a let-down to be honest because I really like Peter Kay.
I actually started doing other things and forgot it was on ... what does that say?