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Lynda La Plante - Trial And Retribution - The Fourth Collection - 12 To 14 [DVD]

Jack James , Claudia Coulter , Benjamin Ross , Julian Holmes    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jack James, Claudia Coulter, Fiona Mollison, David Hayman, Dorian Lough
  • Directors: Benjamin Ross, Julian Holmes, Stefan Schwartz
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Dec 2008
  • Run Time: 409 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0018JJH2O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,750 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Three more instalments of the crime series written and produced by Lynda La Plante. In 'Paradise Lost', a young schoolteacher is raped and murdered, and the police suspect her black boyfriend. When he's proved to be innocent, however, Chief Superintendent Walker (David Hayman) and DCI Connor (Victoria Smurfit) are forced to ask for help from a suspicious local community. In 'Curriculum Vitae' the team are called in when a working mother returns home and finds her baby dead and the nanny missing. What seems to be a cut and dried case, however, soon changes as the team dig a little further. In 'Mirror Image', the murder of a Metropolitan Police Commander and his wife puts pressure on the team to come up with a fast result. Although at first it appears to have been a botched robbery, the police soon take an interest in family members, particularly when it becomes clear that they will profit from the deaths.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Biographies, Box Set, Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: From BAFTA-winning writer Lynda La Plante comes one of the most innovative and long-running crime series on television. Chief Superintendent Mike Walker (David Hayman) is an old-school detective with a dubious past, working with the career-driven DCI Roisin Connor (Victoria Smurfit). Packed with gripping plots and riveting characters, Trial & Retribution takes you on the incredible, often shocking journey from crime scene to courtroom and beyond. List of Episodes: Paradise Lost, Curriculum Vitae, Mirror Image ...Trial & Retribution - Collection Four - 3-DVD Box Set ( Lynda La Plante's Trial and Retribution Collection 4 ) ( Paradise Lost / Curriculum Vitae / Mirror Image )


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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good episodes. 14 Nov 2008
Paradise Lost

The rape and murder of a young, white schoolteacher, leads to the arrest of her black boyfriend Milton Jones. But as
accusations of racism begin to fly, new evidence establishes Milton's innocence,
turning him from suspect to witness. Now the team must infiltrate a hostile and suspicious community to catch the real killer.

Curriculum Vitae

A working mother arrives home to find her baby girl dead and her nanny missing. The nanny is on the run, so it seems cut and dried. But the deeper they look, the more complex it becomes. With the discovery of identity theft, babies sedated with cannabis, and skeletons in family closets, it becomes hard to separate the innocent from the guilty.

Mirror Image

The high profile murder of a Metropolitan Police Commander and his wealthy wife puts Walker, Connor and the team under pressure to get a fast result. Missing jewellery indicates a burglary gone wrong, but with relatives set to profit from their deaths, the police focus is on the family; in particular identical twin sons, Michael and Rory.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lynda La Plante Classic 25 Nov 2008
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Lynda La Plante has a phenomenal talent for writing taut, compelling drama. I thoroughly enjoy The Commander Lynda La Plante - The Commander - Vols. 4-6 with Amanda Burton however Trial & Retribution seems to just have that something extra. In DCI Roisin Conner she has created a wonderful, ice-queen detective unparallelled on British Television and Victoria Smurfit plays the character to perfection. The relationship between career driven Roisin and old school CS Mike Walker (David Hayman) is an ongoing source of tension which often underpins the great story lines. Great drama and a great DVD seet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Watch 29 Jan 2013
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Another great watch from Linda Le Plante. I never get tired of watching these films and Linda never fails to surprise me with her story lines.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must See Drama! 5 Oct 2009
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I love this drama for its great storylines and unpredictable endings,the good guys don't always win.What I also find intriguing is how good it is to watch despite the fact I don't really like the main characters.It really is compulsive viewing!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, gritty and grizzly! 11 Jan 2010
There nothing I enjoy more than relaxing/indulgeing in yet another episode of Trial and Retribution.
The stories rank A1 in entertainment value, escapism and multi-layered, cleverly interwoven plots.
All except episode 8, which was unmemorable, have been gripping, with superb characterisation and interaction between Walker (and North originally) and now Conner. There are overtones of intrigue in their possible love-hate relationship and the competition and banter between them is outrageously forthright, upfront, yet shows great mutual respect.
12-14 are no exception with fast moving, exciting, violent plots and terrific acting skills all round.
My only criticism is that the episodes are getting shorter. 1-8 were well over 3 hours, 9-14 are just over 2 hours. The fifth collection are an hour and a half and the final episodes 1 hour.
Is this profit by stealth via the progressively poorer value for money in reduced viewing time?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TRIAL & RETRIBUTION 4TH SERIES 30 Sep 2009
This is the fourth collection and just as good as the first three. It is gritty, dramatic, detailed and keeps you guessing all the way through. The acting is fantastic and I could watch these box sets over and over.

Great value for money.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trial & Retribution 12 to 1 27 Feb 2009
Lynda la Plante Trial & Retribution 12 to 1 was really good entertainment and excellent acting
Paul Wolfe
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 12 April 2011
Having watched all the previous episodes of the brilliant Trial and Retribution, I was looking forward to more of the same in this series. However, having been warned in reviews for later series that other writers were being used, I was hoping that this would not mar this one as 2 of the 3 episodes are not written by Lynda la Plante. Having watched the first episode, unfortunately my fears were justified. The writer seems to have never seen a previous episode and the characters are shallow and a shadow of those we have come to love and hate. Roisin Conner seems to have become a pussy cat who rolls over at the first hint of criticism from Mike Walker. And Mike has become some kind of huggy huggy wimp. Where is the guts and grit of these characters? The atmospheric xylophone music has also been replaced by moody sax - this never worked in Frost so why use it here? It is like watching a completely different, vastly inferior series. There is no tension, no characterisation and poor plot. I can only hope that things improve in the second episode and that Lynda redeems herself in episode 3. This series is promoted in Lynda la Plante's name - it is being tarnished by the use of 3rd rate writers.
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