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Accused - Series 1 [DVD]

Christopher Eccleston , Mackenzie Crook    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Christopher Eccleston, Mackenzie Crook, Juliet Stevenson, Jimmy McGovern
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Aug 2012
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0045V1VOE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,173 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Unflinching drama from the award winning Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, Hillsborough, The Street) and starring Warren Brown, Peter Capaldi, Mackenzie Crook, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris, Andy Serkis, Ben Smith, Juliet Stevenson and Marc Warren. Weaving tales of fascinating hypothetical scenarios, Accused is a gripping blend of true-to-life situations, moral dilemmas and intriguing characters. Each story is about an ordinary person who ends up in the dock. But should these men and women be there? Are they innocent or guilty or somewhere in between? As each hour long episode unravels we see how these people became the accused and finally whether they walk free or go down... CONTAINS SUBTITLES

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Unflinching drama from the award winning Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, Hillsborough, The Street) and starring Warren Brown, Peter Capaldi, Mackenzie Crook, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris, Andy Serkis, Ben Smith, Juliet Stevenson and Marc Warren. Weaving tales of fascinating hypothetical scenarios, Accused is a gripping blend of true-to-life situations, moral dilemmas and intriguing characters. Each story is about an ordinary person who ends up in the dock. But should these men and women be there? Are they innocent or guilty or somewhere in between? As each hour long episode unravels we see how these people became the accused and finally whether they walk free or go down... Special Features: Exclusive "Behind the Scenes with Jimmy McGovern", Cast Filmographies, Subtitles

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Guilty Pleasure 12 Jan 2011
By tallpete33 TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
The Accused is a set of meaty and often hard-hitting dramas by Jimmy McGovern, writer of The Street. Each episode opens with the accused (geddit?) being led from their cell to face trial for an unspecified crime. The story is then told in the next sixty minutes of how he or she, normally an honest and upstanding citizen found themself there and on what charge. There is the plumber facing bankruptcy and an expensive family wedding who comes across a bag of cash in a cab. The soldier whose best friend committed suicide unable to cope with the stresses of war and victimisation in Helmand. The lonely cabbie with a sick wife who develops a friendship with one of his fares and more.....the good, the bad and the unlucky.

McGovern picks from a cross section of society and weaves each plot beautifully to keep you guessing until the end who is guilty (or not) and of what crime although the result is secondary to the journey there. Hardly anytime is spent in the courtroom, we are just whisked in for the verdict and that is plenty. Great performances from the best of British actors including Christopher Eccleston, Juliet Stevenson and Marc Warren. As all the stories are separate, it does not have the character continuity or indeed community of The Street but fans of that excellent series will recognise and appreciate McGovern's DNA running right through this one as nobody does gritty English drama better.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 12 Aug 2012
Format:DVD
I started watching this series and was hooked. The characters, the acting, the story line. This is one of those very enjoyable series that has you rooted from the first few minutes. Each episode is a different character and story, and at the end, you just want more. The actors themselves are lovable, but you dont see that as they act out their role, and they just suck you in. I would watch this again.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accused 7 Jun 2011
Format:DVD
I watched these on television when they were first shown. They're all brilliant with an exceptional performance by Ben Batt, Christopher Ecclestone and Marc Warren - highly recommended - as is anything by Jimmy McGovern
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant! 29 April 2013
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Had just seen the second series on TV and realised I had not seen all of the first series, so got this set. Not to be missed if you like gritty British drama. All of the actors featured are truly outstanding. Better than many current feature films in my view.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping set of films 4 Feb 2013
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This was true edge of the seat stuff and riveting to watch. Everyday stories of everyday people who end up in court, for one reason or another. Truly gripping, must-see television with some very fine acting. Am waiting for series 2 with bated breath.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Tzina
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A great drama series with astonishing plot, intriguing characters and heart-breaking performances from some of the greatest British actors. I totally loved it! I cannot wait to order the series two which is going to be released in a few days.
It mooved me so deeply that I cried but at the same time I felt deeply the power and the sharpness of the social critique implied in the scenarios. Juliet Stevenson and Andy Serkis are magnificent actors! I adore them.
A highly recommended TV series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real people in extreme situations 18 Feb 2013
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Fascinating stories - with a range of features everyone can relate to in some way. I was riveted by Juliet Stevenson's portrayal of the main character in Helen's Story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accused - Series 1 [DVD] 4 Jan 2013
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I found these dramas rivetting. Although they dealt with diverse situations, they were all thought-provoking because they showed the far-reaching consequences of what would be considered by most to be minor lapses in moral judgment.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic Jimmy Mcgovern series, he's always brilliant!
Published 28 days ago by Debbie Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars arresting drama
fantastic series well worth watching
Published 1 month ago by darren rainey-penton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent BBC Drama at it's best
All I will say is buy this series. Great acting from some of the finest actors around today. Well done to the bbc, they can produce good dramas when they want to.
Published 2 months ago by Deanos
5.0 out of 5 stars quality stories, quality actors...
I bought this on the strength of the wonderful acting skills of Christopher Eccleston and
was not disappointed. Read more
Published 6 months ago by christine kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars Uneven half dozen
A grim collection for the most part. The story featuring Andy Serkis is so downright creepy it's unwatchable. But a couple of gems in the gloom. Read more
Published 6 months ago by CB
4.0 out of 5 stars Accused - Series 1
Acting was excellent in each of the stories but I have to say some were depressing. Having said that I will get Series 2.
Published 7 months ago by J. Orchard
5.0 out of 5 stars ACCUSED SERIES 1
GREAT STORIES. ALL DIFFERENT. THRILLER TYPE STORIES THAT HAVE YOU ON THE END OF YOUR SEAT. YOU DONT WANT THE STORIES TO END. NOW HAVE ACCUSED 2 ALSO
Published 7 months ago by D. K. Cruickshank
3.0 out of 5 stars not as good
was not as good as i thought the read uo siunded good but wasnt what i expected was a bit disapointed
Published 9 months ago by huntley
4.0 out of 5 stars Accused
Bought as a gift for my partner, and I had never wstched it before. Found it quite interesting though, as most stories had a bit of a twist to them.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Appreciate the english subtitles. Enjoyed the program. Recommend to anyone. I enjoyed the drama in the program. Thank you thanks.
Published 13 months ago by geoff hill
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