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A Perfect Hero [DVD]

Nigel Havers , Georgia Allen , James Cellan Jones    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Nigel Havers, Georgia Allen, James Fox, Fiona Mollison, Joanna Lumley
  • Directors: James Cellan Jones
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Feb 2009
  • Run Time: 299 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001PQWF74
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,465 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All six episodes of the TV drama starring Nigel Havers as a recovering WWII pilot trying to adapt to life after being shot down. After suffering horrific facial burns when the bomber he is piloting is shot down, Hugh Fleming (Havers)'s once promising future lies in ruins. Abandoned by his girlfriend, and forced to sit out the war while his former colleagues fight on, Fleming's only hope lies with an offer of help from renowned plastic surgeon Angus Meikle (James Fox).

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Hero?? 5 Feb 2010
I wonder if any heros are perfect. However the title aside this is a remarkably watchable well scripted and produced piece of "Faction" docu - drama. The late Geoffrey page, himself a badly burned Battle of Britain participant was the technical adviser and for once the producers have heeded knowledge of the "expert" rather than let truth get in the way of a good story.

The story is drawn heavily from the real life and remarkable Richard Hillary who was a very good writer as his book "Last Enemy" demonstrates. Reading this will help understand the difficulties people like our perfect hero "Hugh Flemming" faced.

Many "stars" are in the cast and Nigel Havers is perfectly cast, as is James Fox as the "plastic surgeon" who physically and mentally put these chaps back together. Bernard Hepton admirably plays the stiff upper lip Father, exercising his authority over "Mother" with typical politeness of the era.

If I have one criticism - and it is hardly that - it is the comparatively gentle portrayal of the horrific injuries these young men suffered - and the degree of pain - the mental and emotional traumas. Notwithstanding I think it came across sufficiently, Unlike many productions today which do nothing but encourage our immunity to mutilation and suffering.

I would hope then that this production will appeal to a large cross section of the community, as well as the mature of mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Moving Story 11 Jan 2012
Very moving story,beautifully and convincingly acted. This well crafted series is as much about the physical and psychological struggle to overcome adversity and personal trauma as it is about war heroics. Order today!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining But . . 31 Aug 2013
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I found the main character self obsessed and very narcissistic and but the story is interesting and worthwhile watching.
Good support characters
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