I was a huge fan of The Young Ones.
When it was first on telly in the early 80s it was THE show that you talked about in the playground the next day. It was loud, rude and our parents did not like it! Brilliant (as Rick would say).
However I feel the BBC have dropped the ball with this "25th Anniversary" release. I've already got the two series on DVD and would be interested to hear from any fans as to whether these ones have been cut. But I'm reluctant about forking out more money to get a few more minutes that I, potentially, have not seen.
I would however buy the boxset IF the extras were worth it. I love commentaries and the fact that there are no cast commentaries over these discs is nothing short of criminal. Heavy Heavy Heavy to quote Neil. All the four main actors are still alive, so why didn't the BBC get them together? (For an example of how commentaries should be done check out the Doctor Who DVDs from 2Entertain. They track down actors, directors and producers for shows that are far older than The Young Ones and the other extras are often excellent as well.)
If I could give two separate star ratings, the shows would get five and the extras/commentaries two but I shall have to go with three stars. An opportunity missed by the BBC, but still...
"Up Scumbag! Up Scumbag!" (Good old S.P.G.)