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  • Actors: William Armstrong, Douglas Hodge, Jason Isaacs, Joanna Kanska, Trevyn McDowell
  • Directors: Clive Fleury, Diarmuid Lawrence, Mike Vardy, Paul Seed
  • Writers: Andrew MacLear
  • Producers: Andrew Brown, Irving Teitelbaum, John Hambley
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Jun. 2006
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FAOAW4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,085 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Complete first series of the financial drama, set in the offices of London-based international bank Shane Longman, as the characters deal with turbulent personal lives while trying to maintain their professionalism in a high-powered workplace. Includes all 13 episodes.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By lynetter on 24 Jun. 2006
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This series was shown in Australia during my first year of work, post university. Even though I haven't ever worked in finance, it really struck a chord in capturing the essence of what corporate life was like. I've wanted to see it again for a long time, so I'm thrilled they finally released it on DVD. In an odd way, for me Capital Cities is in the same league as the Breakfast Club... the latter is the ultimate movie for bringing back memories of my teens; Capital Cities, even now, is something I remember scenes from and it vividly reminds me of that first year trying to adjust to work. My husband remembers it similarly, to such an extent that even now when we see the actors popping up in other shows we still refer to them as Declan and Max! The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I'm sure it's going to feel a little dated watching with fresh eyes, but give it a try if you didn't see it first time round and have ever worked in a team in a big bank/consultancy/law firm/etc.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By m smith on 22 May 2006
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Capital City had a good strong cast many of the actors went onto better well known things after the show finished. The series addressed issues such as Marriage breakdowns, alcholism, friendships, mental breakdown etc. To dismiss it as a drama about just working in a city bank is wrong. The workplace was just the setting for how the characters met and knew each other and each episode isn't spent talking about interest rates and just about dealing on world stockmarkets. Yeah true the main characters are Yuppies, but it is good quality drama from Euston Films the makers of The sweeney and Minder to name a few.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By R. W. Galland on 29 Aug. 2006
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I'd waited so long for this to come out on DVD, I thought that the original films had been lost or destroyed.

I'm pleased that I'm not alone in feeling nostalgic for this terrific series. So great was its influence on my young mind that I moved to London, where I met my first serious girlfriend - a futures dealer who despaired of my rose-tinted misconceptions about life in International banking. My dreams of a flashy career in finance slowly faded away...

Oh well, reality always lets you down. That's why we need good escapist entertainment like Capital City!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary Sereno on 19 July 2009
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While the technology and monetary values may date this series, it still works very well.
The series is based around the 2nd desk on a trading floor and the stories around the main characters. As a whole the episodes work well and work well with the present climate (showing technology may have moved on, but many of the financial problems are still the same). If there's one thing that does not work, it's the soap stories around the characters.

I've scored this 3, partly to compensate for my memories (if you remember it then add another star) and for the fact the soap side can be really bad at times.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Morgan on 30 Nov. 2006
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I was living in London at the time Capital City was first shown in 1989-90. I even worked briefly in the City (at least I think I did - it was on the eastern side of Chancery Lane). Although set in London's equivalent of Wall Street, there's more to it than just 80s yuppie excess - it's more like LA Law, in that it's about a group of people working together, each with their own ambitions, abilities and foibles. Some are hard-driving types (Jimmy, Leonard), while others are wondering what they're doing with their lives in this job (Hudson, Sirkka, Chas). And then there's Max, who's just plain weird, but then he seems to be motivated more by the power and influence money provide, than by money as such.

Seeing it again has unfortunately exposed some of the soap-opera elements (like ending a scene with one character glaring at another) but I remain hooked, and can't wait for series 2 - sadly there were no more after that.
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