Trial & Retribution: Set 4
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"Full of great writing and great acting" --EW.com
"A British spin on the Law & Order format" --The Boston Globe
Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect) brings her trademark intensity and depth of characterization to this gripping British crime series. Each feature-length drama traces a crime from commission to courtroom, revealing the complex motives and machinations of the police, the accused, and the attorneys. At the same time, the series never loses sight of the victims and their families, compassionately showing the scars left as a consequence of crime.
David Hayman (Hope and Glory) and Victoria Smurfit (About a Boy) star as DCS Mike Walker and DCI Roisin Connor, two former rivals who share a fanatical devotion to their profession. In these three cases, they investigate a schoolteacher’s murder complicated by racial tensions, the tragic death of a toddler, and the killing of a politically prominent couple in their home. Created by the "playwright laureate of women crime-stoppers" (NPR’s Weekend Edition), this unflinching detective drama boasts innovative direction and daring storytelling.
Contains graphic scenes
Biography of Lynda La Plante
Top Customer Reviews
It is not the humorous look at criminals as seen in "Raffles", a great new release. This DVD set box warns of graphic scenes--a huge understatement.
Graphic = lots of blood, nudity, language, extreme violence, and graphic morgue & crime location scenes. Once beyond the graphic scenes, there is some excellent writing, intrigue, suspenseful plot, and the short bits of romance, family life, and relationships of the show's characters.
IT IS NOT FOR KIDS--but 5 stars for adults with a strong stomach & fortitude.
The series leads include: DS Mike Walker (David Hayman-'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas')
DCI Roisin Connor (Victoria Smurfit-'The Shell Seekers' 'Ballykissangel')
Dr. Jean Mullins (Gemma Jones-'The Dutchess of Duke Street' 'Spooks or MI-5')
DS David Satchell (Dorian Lough)
DS Palmer (Vince Leigh-'Foyles War')
3 DVDs, 3 feature-length+ episodes, SUBTITLES, bonus photos, bio, filmograaphies.
PARADISE LOST: PART 1&2
Evidence following a violent murder of a white girl leads to the arrest of her boyfriend, Milton Jones (Clint Dyer-'Hope Springs'), black and suffering from drug resultant amnesia. The apparently closed investigation leads to racial tension and renewed investigations takes on additional twists & turns.Read more ›
In season six this relationship is brought to a stunning crescendo as he dumps his problems with one family member after another onto her. His ex-wife dates a psycho she found on the internet who comes after all of them. His brother shows up on the lam from New Zealand. His mother shows up and she can never shut up about he should have never left his wife. These people all want to stay overnight too and be fed meals. Not a one of them does a lick of work either.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Luv this DUO! LIKE ALL BRITISH MYSTERY SUSPENCE, Spoils THIS AMERICAN. USA TV SHOULD BE A SHAME.Published 23 months ago by NANCY
'Trial & Retribution' is a superb programme and one of my favourites; writing, acting and production are always top of the mark. Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by Ally