I Still Can't Find The Merchandise I'm looking for!
If you can't find what you're looking for anywhere online it's very likely that the merchandise you are trying to buy hasn't been released yet.
Many British sitcoms haven't been released on Video or DVD as they're either too new or there isn't enough demand to warrant a release .
New Series (filmed 2004, 2005)
If the series you are looking to buy has been on TV only recently then you may have to be patient - there is normally a one or two year delay between a new sitcom being shown on TV and it being released on video / DVD. The reason for this delay is because it takes a while to produce and manage a DVD launch and, a bit like films, by delaying the launch the TV companies can increase demand whilst making money out of repeats.
If you want to find out when the series will be released see the next section of our guide.
Older Series (filmed 2003 and before)
Demand for old sitcoms is quite low as their popularity will have faded over time; only the most well-known comedies are wanted by more than just a few hardcore fans. DVD distributors need very high demand to be able to get their investment in a new DVD back so unless there are a lot of people badly wanting a series it is unlikely it will be released any time soon.
The good news is that manufacturing prices are now falling thus making it less of a risk to release a new DVD so expect some programmes which haven't appeared yet to come out in the next five years.
The next section explains how you can find out if / when a programme will be released.
New Release List
Flop DVD Releases
Firstly it may be worth double checking our area for the sitcom you are interested in - if we know any news or information we will have put it in there.
We don't make the sales decisions for the TV channels and so can't tell you what their plans are, sorry. We've put all we know on this website.
If you want to know if / when a DVD or Video is coming out you should get in touch with either the production company or distribution company. More information and contact details
Due to the reasons mentioned above sometimes a series just isn't going to be released. If the production or distribution company has told you that it's not coming out then I'm afraid you are very short of options...
Buy a master tape
Search auction sites & newsgroups