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Little Britain Live

4.8 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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In Fall 2005, Britain's immensely popular, award-winning comedy duo took their hit TV program live in an 8-month UK tour that sold out in record time! For those who couldn't get tickets comes this DVD, recorded live at the Blackpool Opera House. All the exuberance and spontaneity of the live performance is captured on DVD. All your favorite characters are present, including Lou and Andy, Vicky Pollard, Emily Howard, Bubbles de Vere, Sebastian Love and Dafydd Thomas. There are no holds barred in this riotous live concert. And the only ticket available in North America comes from BBC Video.

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Little Britain Live contains just about everything from Little Britain the BBC television series. Leads Matt Lucas and David Walliams along with familiar faces from the series, reenact skit after skit, extracting new scenarios from the characters that have created die-hard fans. Little Britain Live has the twist however, of being a filmed touring theatrical production, and unlike the series, watching this DVD plays like you are an outsider during an inside joke. The actors are playing to a crowded theatre and often over-hamming, which serves to dilute the characters they worked so hard to perfect. They interact with the audience, address the audience, pause during applause, and sometimes break character, which tends to interrupt the skit of the moment. Clearly they chose to run the performance this way, and in person the magic is probably there, but that magic doesn’t transfer well to the impersonal DVD. The stage set-up is impressive, closely mimicking sets from the original program; the costume changes are lightning fast and perfectly timed. Little Britain as a series is a masterpiece of comedy. Little Britain Live is probably best seen live.--Rachel Moss

Special Features

  • Commentary by Matt Lucas and David Walliams
  • Deleted scenes
  • Exclusive Lou & Andy in Blackpool sketch
  • Little Britain's Big Swim and deleted scenes
  • Making the DVD
  • Making the show
  • Miniature U.K. tour program

Product Details

  • Actors: David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Anthony Head, Paul Putner, Samantha Power
  • Directors: Geoff Posner
  • Writers: David Walliams, Matt Lucas
  • Producers: Phil McIntyre, Steve Kemsley
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000N8UY1E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,421 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Little Britain Live" on IMDb

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This is the live version of Little Britain that played on stages around the UK, which means that the performances were uncensored, but not over the top. All of the favorite skits are represented including a cameo from Anthony Head as the Prime Minister. What is more interesting I found was the parallel story of costar David Walliams' training during the stage tour for an attempt to swim the English Channel for charity and his subsequent successful attempt. The DVD is well done with a blend of on-stage performances, off-stage background, and David's training.
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I am a long time fan of Matt and David's zany characterizations. I prefer British humor to any other in the world! This DVD was the funniest yet! New material not seen in any of their series' episodes was presented during their expertly timed comic performances. They even included unassuming volunteers from the audience in several of their skits and handled other audience hecklers with great aplomb! I laughed all the way though! I won't spoil the end for you, but it goes out with a great big BANG!
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Matt and David are brilliant. The live show just proves it. I loved seeing the adlibs and bloopers and especially the segment on David swimming the Channel.

On a side, Paul Putner was fabulous in all of the little roles he played. His costume changes were infinitely more complex and faster than some of the others.

For British comedy lovers, this is a must own!!!
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If you Love Little Britain - or British humor - you won't be disappointed. Full of creativity - and simply hilarious. It is brilliant to see skits performed live and the twists that Matt Lucas and David Walliams have come up with.
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After reading the previous reviews for this DVD, the only thing I can add is that seeing the little mistakes that always happen in a live production makes these skits even funnier. The camaraderie among the entire cast can be seen in their studio versions but it is even more pronounced in the live version. It wraps up the series and closes out a wonderful period in British humor. It is best to see this one after watching the previous First, Second, and Third Series.
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I first heard about these guys in Entertainment Weekly a few years ago so I decided to check season 1 DVD out. I loved them and they seemed to get funnier with each season. A must for any British comedy lovers.
This show has many of the same character they do in their regular show but it's Live.
Great stuff.
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Little Britain is one of the oddest shows to come over the Atlantic. Their humor is very strange, somewhat disgusting, and they both like to dress as women. But somehow they pull it off and have created a uniquely entertaining series. The live show that this is is not as "elegant" as their TV series due, most likely, to having to please an audience. Still, it is a good addition to the previous 3 series if you've been jonesing for a hit.
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OMG a must buy! This is the last of some of their recent live events and hilarious but best enjoyed by those who have seen all of the stuff they have already done ....as some of the skits are shortened and if you know the original skit it makes more sense. I love these guys and all their characters. That naughty Prime Minister really should hook up with Sebastian! The end is a real riot!!!
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