All six episodes of the experimental BBC drama series set in the Lancashire resort town and using fantasy sequences and musical numbers to tell the story. Ripley Holden (David Morrissey) is a disreputable entrepreneur who decides to open an arcade in his home town as the start of a business empire that he hopes will turn Blackpool into the Las Vegas of Lancashire. Already driven to distraction by his eccentric family, Ripley is then involved in a murder investigation after a body is found in his new arade. As Detective Inspector Peter Carlisle (David Tennant) investigates, Ripley has to maintain a tenuous hold on his professional and personal life. Also includes the 2006 one-off special 'Viva Blackpool'.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: This story of the bright lights and faded grandeur of Britain's famous seaside resort is both entertaining musical and a thrilling murder mystery. A darkly comic look at greed, love and family, the story follows the rise and fall of local arcade owner Ripley Holden, a charismatic family man with a dark past, who is now poised to make top dollar - if the city can successfully reinvent itself as the Las Vegas of the Lancashire coast. As Ripley struggles to keep his chaotic family in check, he hangs on to one hope: that the good life is just around the corner. But he soon finds himself under suspicion and out of control, when a young man is found dead in his showpiece arcade. Investigating officer Carlisle is determined to get to the truth, no matter what it takes... Contains all 6 episodes from the 2004 TV series and the 2006 one-off special "Viva Blackpool". SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, ...Blackpool / Viva Blackpool 3-DVD Set ( Viva Blackpool )