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Buried Treasure [DVD][2001]

John Thaw , Dominique Jackson , Adrian Shergold    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: John Thaw, Dominique Jackson, Wil Johnson
  • Directors: Adrian Shergold
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Anamorphic, Widescreen, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Vci
  • DVD Release Date: 14 April 2003
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005ABTM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,573 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

When estate agent Harry Jenkins (John Thaw) returns home one day to hear the news of his estranged daughter's death, he discovers for the first time that he has a young mixed-race girl named Saffron for a granddaughter. Together, the self-obsessed estate agent and the strong-willed little girl travel to London in search of her father, and as a bond grows between the unlikely pair, Harry begins to re-examine his attitude to life. Also includes behind-the-scenes footage and an exclusive interview with John Thaw.

From the Back Cover

John Thaw is Harry Jenkins in this brand-new ITV film, a gruff self-obsessed estate agent used to getting his own way. Until, that is, he returns from a game of golf to find the police on his doorstep, with news of his estranged daughter's death, and discovers for the first time that he is the grandfather of a mixed-race little girl. Saffron, his spirited and strong-willed granddaughter, proves to be quite a match for him, and a trip to London in search of her father forces Harry to face up to a few home truths. He realises that things need to change if he is to play a part in Saffron's life.
Brilliantly acted, this powerful and moving drama evokes Harry's inner struggle for salvation.

Customer Reviews

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
John Thaw plays what appears to be a harsh, stubborn man who lives in a shelfish world. Little does he know that his world can change over a Whisky in the golf course pub! John Thaw's character (Harry) soon has to deal with troubles of the mind, not to mention the heart when he is burdonded by a grand-daughter not only he hasnt met, but didnt know even existed when his daughter dies in a tragic accident.
Harry's world changes as he learns to cope with the expectations of a young child who has just lost her mother, and the arguments that occur when her father appears for the first time in her life.
The story guides the viewer through the trials of a nightmare, from both a grand-dad and grand-daughter point of view. A must for any family, although dont forget a box of tissues- its a real tear-jerker.
As with all dramas that star John Thaw, the story is brought to life, added with a brilliant newcomer, this is another one to watch over again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A selfish old man discovers his humanity. 14 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I bought this video because I read the sleeve and noticed that the writer (no relation) shared the same surname as me. I also think John Thaw is a marvellous actor. In the film, he plays estate agent Harry Jenkins, a greedy old racist who suddenly discovers that his daughter has died, leaving him a mixed-race granddaughter that he didn't know he had. From the outset, the little girl barges her way into his heart and forces him to question his life-long prejudices. I generally hate tearjerkers, but this one was witty enough to win me over. A genuine treat.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Thaw is wonderful 1 Oct 2007
John Thaw stars as Harry, a gruff estate agent in this engaging tale. Estranged from his daughter, he is stunned to find his daughter has died and th he has.... a grandaughter. Problems arise as the little girl tries to deal with her grief and get to know her Grandfather. As the two get closer they go to London to try and find her Dad. Question is, Will Luke Johnson accept his daughter and Annie's Dad and will he be able to mend his relationship with Saffron.

dominique Jackson must get a special mention for this. she portrays saffron so wonderfully, a lovely little girl. John thaw as always is wonderful as the gruff Harry, who resents his nice cosy life being disturbed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Savita
Unusual for John Thaw to play such a slimy git as this character is at the beginning of the film but he does it brilliantly and the changes he goes through are believable and poignant. The little girl is just magic. What an amazing young actress! The dynamios are well-scripted and the characters are not quite what you expect. A very entertaining, heartwarming and almost magical story of growing up and learning to give.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 26 Jun 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Really enjoyed this heartwarming story. The little girl who played Saffron was excellent and I'm so glad to have finally got a copy!
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