Monday, 20 July 2015

Giveaway #493 : Win 2 x The Delivery Man on DVD - closed - winners Kim Neville, Helen Lane


Today sees the release of ITV sitcom 'The Delivery Man' on DVD and we received a review copy which had us cracking many a laugh as we watched the episodes back to back. Despite what you could imagine from the name, it's not about a man with a van  - this delivery man, Matthew Bunting (played by Darren Boyd – Spy, Green Wing) is a policeman-turned- newly qualified midwife.

In the vein of shows like Outnumbered, this rollicking comedy isn't supposed to be a realistic portrayal of life as a midwife but it does have you smiling at things that you could imagine happening or that are only slightly exaggerated. There's never a dull moment with teenage parents, a ‘double dad’ who has two partners in labour, a pregnant prisoner on release, an incognito celebrity, a major theft from the drugs cupboard and an abandoned baby.

As the first male midwife to hit Easthill Park Maternity Unit, Matthew also has to deal with his slightly awestruck new colleagues: divorced senior midwife Caitlin (Fay Ripley – Suspects), witty and likeable junior midwife Lisa (Aisling Bea – Trollied), the extremely no-nonsense senior midwife Pat (Llewella Gideon – The Crouches) and naïve trouble-maker Tash (Jennie Jacques – Vikings). Paddy McGuinness (Take Me Out) also stars as Matthew’s former police buddy Ian who gets suspended from the force and lands a job in hospital security, while his nemesis comes in the shape of senior consultant obstetrician Luke Edward (Alex Macqueen – The Inbetweeners).

It's a funny (and in my opinion family friendly) sitcom that packs in the gags and it was a huge success when it ran on ITV earlier in the year. (It has a 15 certificate but any slightly near-the-knuckle jokes would go straight over younger viewers'  heads anyway !) The DVD, featuring the six episodes from the series, hit the shelves today, courtesy of RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn label.

Release date : 20th July 2015
running time : 180 minutes approximately
RRP : £17.99



I have a copy of the DVD to give away to one lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. Fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.


UK only. Closing date : 18/8/15

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

113 comments:

  1. My all time fave sitcom is Friends!

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  2. Only fools and horses for me :)

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  3. I always loved men behaving badly :)

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  4. Has to be friends :-)

    AShleigh

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  5. has to be friends i can watch it over and over again

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  6. My Family was a great sitcom.

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  7. i loved only fools and horses - @leabana1

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  8. Butterflies - oh dear, am I showing my age?

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  9. Only Fools and Horses. I never watched it the first time it was shown so I love watching the repeats now.

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  10. So many to choose from - Dad's Army
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  11. Has to be Friends for me - classic! And still funny now :)

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  12. only fools and horses so funny

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  13. Love 'The Office' US version :)

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  14. The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin.

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  16. I,ve entered
    Claire D

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  17. My favourite is PLEBS. Not heard of half of the others listed here ;o) Thanks

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  18. All done thanks for the chance x

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  19. All done thanks for the chance x

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  20. done thanks, I love the Vicar of Dibley xx

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  21. Paula Readings23 July 2015 at 18:59

    All done thanks.

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  22. Friends or Gavin and Stacey

    Kay Panayi

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  23. just stared orange is the new black

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  24. I've entered thank you! Not seen this I love charmed

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  25. Thanks for adding your competition to this weeks #Competitionlinky

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  26. Raised by Wolves is my favourite at the moment it had me in stitches

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  27. Reminding me of Outnumbered, I loved that, it's probably one of the cleverest sitcoms ever!

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  28. has to be only fools and horses x

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  29. Claire Elizabeth Noke3 August 2015 at 21:27

    "Friends" - although I absolutley adore "only fools and horses" too !! :)

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  30. I know it's a bit 'predictable' but I really love the Delivery Guy!

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  31. Only Fools and Horses

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  32. Fawlty Towers was my all time favourite
    carole n

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  33. I love Only Fools and Horses. Can never be beaten in my eyes.

    EJ Dunn

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  34. The one and Only Fools and Horses :)

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  35. For current shows, I'd choose the Big Bang Theory.

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  36. Steptoe and Son - they don't make 'em like they used to!

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  37. Loved The Delivery Man; I thought it was a modern take and good to see the role of a nurse as a man :)

    @oneisjamie

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  38. Arthur Haynes, my favourite, discovered by my lovely husband, and we have watched all the series out on DVD by Network xx

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  39. I liked Men Behaving Badly

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  40. For me it has to be Friends. I can watch it over and over :-)

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  41. The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin
    Victoria B

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  42. Friends - I used to watch it constantly when I was a teenager :)

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  43. Friends - I can still pretty much quote half the episodes :)

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  44. I've entered and my favourite comedy of all time is Seinfeld

    Trevor Linvell

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  45. There are so many I love but if I had to choose it would be Friends.

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  46. I have entered, Only fools and horses.

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  47. My favourite sitcom is Friends
    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  48. My favourite ever sitcom is Friends

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  49. Toss up for me between Are You Being Served? and The Vicar of Dibley!

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