'Stressed Eric' is due to be released by the BBC for the first time ever on DVD. The release is scheduled for the 2nd of May, I for one can't wait. The RRP is a bit steep at £25.00 for the meagre 13 episodes, but you can already pre-order for around £15.00, bargain!
Since its 1990’s broadcast, Carl Gorham’s multi award-winning animated sitcom has achieved cult status. Now released for the first time on DVD and including all thirteen episodes as well as a host of exclusive extras, this really is The Complete Stressed Eric Collection.
Eric Feeble is 40, a divorced father with two kids and a crippling mortgage. His son is thick, his daughter is allergic to everything and his au-pair is an unreliable waster. The successful and wealthy Perfect family, who live next door, provide a constant and irritating reminder of what his life could have been. At work, a series of stress related illnesses have seen him demoted from Sales through half a dozen offices to the dark, dank wastelands of the Data Department, next to the Gentlemen’s lavatory. Through it all Eric battles on, a man whose very survival each week against impossible odds makes him an ulcer-growing hero for our times.
Featuring the voices of Alexander Armstrong, Rebecca Front, Mark Heap, Alison Steadman, Morwenna Banks, Gordon Kennedy and Doon Mackichan.
Here is a classic 'Stressed Eric' clip: