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1960s' Batman TV show finally gets DVD release

1 of 1 Batman stars Burt Ward (Robin), Adam West (Batman) and Alan Napier (Alfred)
Batman stars Burt Ward (Robin), Adam West (Batman) and Alan Napier (Alfred)

The 1960s' Batman television show will finally receive a long-awaited home release in 2014.

According to Newsarama, Warner Bros Home Entertainment has confirmed plans for a DVD collecting the entire Adam West and Burt Ward-starring series.

The news was first revealed on Twitter by US chat show host Conan O'Brien, who considers himself 'Very excited' at the prospect.

Complications between DC Comics' parent company Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox, the creators of the show, had previously held up the release of the classic kids' show.

Batman originally ran for three years (1966-68) but over the decades it became a staple of childrens' TV across the globe.

Interest in the show received a boost recently with the debut of the DC comic series Batman '66, telling all-new stories set in the world of the TV series.

The Batman theme tune - written by the composer and trumpeter Neal Hefti - became a schoolyard favourite for generations of Bat fans.

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