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Product Details

  • Actors: Robson Green, Francesca Annis, Michael Kitchen, David Bradley (IV), Daniela Nardini
  • Directors: Sarah Harding, David Richards (II)
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Unknown)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: PBS
  • DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 480 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001WTUKI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,334 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Reckless" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Includes the original 1997 miniseries and Reckless: The Sequel

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

This four-disc set includes the hit romantic dramas Reckless and Reckless: The Sequel, starring Francesca Annis (Wives and Daughters), Robson Green (Touching Evil), and Michael Kitchen (Mrs. Dalloway). Watch romance try to stay on track through trysts, treachery, and trouble, and follow the complex and emotional decisions of the three who are involved in one very complicated love triangle.

In Reckless, Owen Springer (Robson Green) is a young doctor who has just moved to Manchester to take care of his demanding, hypochondriac father. The last thing he is looking for is an affair...until he meets Anna (Francesca Annis). However, there are two obstacles on Owen’s path to happiness with Anna--she is several years older, and she is married. Undaunted, Owen sets out to charm her, and just when he’s beginning to get somewhere, he’s hit with a bombshell. Anna’s husband is his new boss at the hospital.

In Reckless: The Sequel, Anna has divorced her husband, Richard (Michael Kitchen), and Anna and Owen have made an impetuous decision to marry--at the end of the week. The idea is to have the ceremony while Richard is out of the country, but he hears of their plans and flies back to England. Still in love with Anna, he is determined to save her from what he sees as a potentially disastrous marriage. Will Anna actually marry Owen?

Special DVD features include: link to the Masterpiece Theatre Web site; scene selections; and closed captions.

On four DVD5 discs. Region coding: All regions. Audio: Dolby stereo. Screen format: 4 x 3 full frame.

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When introducing Reckless, Russell Baker (as host of Masterpiece Theatre) warns the audience that what's to come has no literary merit; it's just entertainment. Entertainment, of course, is no small thing, and Reckless does a pretty good job of it. Owen (Robson Green), a young doctor heading for a new job in Manchester, first meets Anna (the magnetic Francesca Annis) on the train when he borrows her mobile phone (a very clunky piece of technology that places the show firmly in the late 1990s). As their paths continue to cross, Owen finds himself falling for Anna, even though she's at least 10 years older than he is. But Owen's hopes of love run into a serious obstacle when he discovers Anna is married to his boss, the imperious Dr. Richard Crane (Michael Kitchen).

Reckless charts the shifts and upsets of this love triangle--the tone ranges from light comedy to something bordering on Fatal Attraction. It starts slowly, but the second and third parts grow steadily more intricate, suspenseful, and torrid. Bad behavior is on ample display, acted with verve by the cast. The sequel is actually more fun than the original six-hour series; it's only a single two-hour episode, but it takes a more full-bodied satirical approach that doesn't prevent some heart-wrenching turns. Almost all of the original cast return, with a variety of new characters--including Geoffrey Palmer (As Time Goes By) as Richard's father. --Bret Fetzer

Customer Reviews

This is a fun story with turn about love affair.
Sandra Jones
In connection with his return he joins the staff of a local hospital and shortly thereafter falls in love with an older woman he met on the trip from London.
A. Griffin
The acting is well done and the plot is terrific.
C. Hayman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne Bodine on July 22, 2004
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I recently purchased this DVD set on a whim and was absolutely captivated by it. It was funny, romantic, touching, sad, suspenseful. All the actors were magnificent, especially the 3 leads. I tried to drag it out 3 nights but found I just couldn't. I finally gave in - it was like devouring a guilty pleasure in one sitting. Surfed the web and found Reckless, the Sequel, and ordered it sent 2-day priority mail. Get them both at the same time - the sequel is just as wonderful. This series reminded me what a joy good entertainment can be.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 2004
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I just bought the DVD of this series and it's great! The acting and writing are excellent. Writer Paul Abbott also wrote "State of Play" --another great series on BBC America.
And FYI, all of the episodes ARE included in the DVD set. The set includes 4, 2-hour DVDs (3 of the series and 1 of the sequel).
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Ciaramine on October 11, 2005
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This series, first shown on Masterpiece Theatre, has everything, including romance, comedy and sex, sometimes at the same time. All of the actors are wonderful, displaying perfect comic timing. The dramatic scenes are often poignant.

The love story may be central to the plot, but the adventures of Anna and Owen touch the lives of their relatives, friends and business associates in unexpected ways. The settings range from city, to lush countryside to a working man's neighborhood and pub, to a bustling hospital. There's lots of action as well as some incredibly steamy love scenes.

Reckless is a series to watch more than once. I never tire of revisiting Anna and Owen and all the other characters.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 15, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I really enoyed Reckless and was very excited to recieve it for a holiday gift. Like other reviewers I found that much of the middle of the story is absent from the tapes, production must have been [messed] up. I returned it twice but found the same problem each time. Such a shame.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By C. Ott on May 28, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Dearest Robson Green fans . . . I bought this video set, and when it arrived, I made my popcorn and settled down for a long night of living vicariously through Anna Crane (Francesca Annis) and her steamy love affair with gorgeous Owen Springer (Robson Green). I got to see the first part, which I had missed while it was showing on PBS. Wonderful. Saw the previews for the second part, where the relationship really takes off, and poof! Nothing! We go straight to the last lap, where Anna decides which man she will go with, if either! I was devastated! Hoping it was merely a fluke with the video, I sent it back, and ordered another one. Hoping and wishing it was a fluke! Finally it arrived and poof! Still no middle scene! I don't know how the distributors got away with this, but wait for it to be redistributed, if it ever is. It's too disappointing not to have the whole thing! I give it 2 stars, just because Robson is so appealing.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I notice a few of the reviewers mention that part of their videos are missing. This obviously had to do with the company. I did not purchase my set (3 tapes) on line, so I have the entire film. I cannot describe how marvelous it is and how credible all of the performaces are. Michael Kitchen is a standout because he must play a part that is simply not very appealing to human sensibility, and he carries it off superbly. Bravo to all, and the age switch is credible and welcome. She is older than he is!!!
I suggest to those who have already purchsed a set without the middle to purchase it from a local vendor and not on line. This is safer.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Cantu on March 25, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this on my local PPS station, and really enjoyed it. When I found out I could buy it, and that there was a sequel. well I ordered right away. But when I received it was disapointed, that the frist movie is missing an entire episode at the end of the second tape. The third tape starts after they are in devorce. But they never show the affair, when he gets the sports car, and the husband is trying to find out who the other man is. Dont understand why nobody has brought this up. Alot is missing. very disapointed. Sent my copies back
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By GLORIA GIFFORD on January 5, 2002
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The cast, the story, the direction - all outstanding. This was a treat for the mind and the heart. I loved every second of it and laughed and laughed and laughed and then I ached for love that this story represents. The writing is a magnificent surprise. Surprises throughout as well. Robson Green is a deep, sexy, loving, funny and powerful screen actor. I want to see everything he's ever done. Francesca Annis is a brilliant actress and her scenes with Michael Kitchen were superb and Michael Kitchen was superb. The supporting cast was excellent with the character of Owen's Dad being a special standout. I felt as though I never wanted it to end. I bought two copies for friends and both of them watched all four tapes in one evening - I dragged it out - to experience this thrill over a few days. Four tapes - that includes the marvelous Sequel.
Don't miss this. Share it. Watch it again. And have the best time.
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