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A MIND TO KILL, SERIES 1
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"Gripping detective drama" --Daily Record (U.K.)
Welsh detective Noel Bain solves crimes his own way. He relies not on science or technology, but unerring instinct, keen intelligence, and a passion for defending the innocent. A workaholic widower, he also struggles to protect his teenage daughter, Hannah, from the world he knows too well--one filled with horrific murders, brutal sex crimes, and unrepentant villains.
Philip Madoc (The Last of the Mohicans, Doctor Who) is unforgettable as the brooding detective in this acclaimed drama. Set in a Wales more bleak than picturesque, the series has earned comparisons to Cracker and Inspector Morse for its gritty authenticity and strongly drawn characters. Guest stars in these feature-length mysteries include John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings) and Siân Phillips (I, Claudius).
DVD FEATURES INCLUDE director’s production notes and cast filmographies.
Top Customer Reviews
It's set in Wales, but not the Wales of the tourist brochures; this, suitably enough, is dark and rainy country, as its mysteries deal with dark, and some might feel, rancid material. It contains nudity and scenes of graphic violence, just as a word to the wise. The series has been compared to others, such as Inspector Morse - Complete Collection, or Cracker: The Complete Collection, that are perhaps better-known, certainly beloved, for the brooding central character who must tackle modern day crimes. And as is frequently the case with British TV series, there's been no apparent stinting on the location filming, extras, cars, interiors, etc.Read more ›
If you're still reading, and you really don't mind a bit of blood (no, lots of it), these police stories may be "spot-on" as far as accuracy and realism in the lives of murderers & investigative police. If so, glad I'm not one of 'em. Although filmed in Wales, it's not the scenic touristy pasture-life Wales is known for; but the dark villainous criminal underworld and the coppers who must clean up the mess and try to solve the crimes. DCI Bain (Philip Madoc--"The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes") is a crack police investigator, a widower, a father of a 17-year-old girl, with the toughness of Callan (another GREAT British thriller series) yet the occasional tenderness of a father.
SUBTITLES are helpful. Cast filmographies and very interesting production notes round out the bonus stuff. This is just series 1, so if it sells well enough, perhaps there will be the next season, or as the British call it, Series 2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent acting. Different types of crimes shown because of different culture and setting. A welcome addition to any crime library of films or tv shows.Published 8 months ago by Pamela Albrycht
Poor production quality and sloppy writing with unsatisfying conclusions made for dull viewing. Sorry I bought it.Published 14 months ago by Ed Farnsworth
I bought it and then tried real hard to watch this show. I cannot say much good about this series. Acting is poor, filming is poor, story line is so, so boring and not realistic. Read morePublished 20 months ago by someoneouthere
I was hopeful that at Welsh crime drama would be engaging but this one is a little too dated for TV.Published on October 30, 2013 by Tres Hermanas
I'm liking it quite well - it becomes a little twisted and drawn out at times and I forget where we are in the plot as I am unable to just sit and watch tv - with this series you... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Carol Drury
One always knows from the outset who the killer is, so it removes the series from the detective genre which is what I was expecting. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by jean bower