The Crimson Field 2014

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In a British base hospital near the front, a team of doctors, nurses and VADs are working together to heal the bodies and souls of the men in their care. This hospital on the coast of France is a frontier between two worlds: between the trenches and the home front, between the old rules, regulations, hierarchies, class distinctions and a new way of thinking. Written by Sarah Phelps (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist) and starring Oona Chaplin (The Hour), Hermione Norris (Spooks), Suranne Jones (Scott and Bailey), Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey), Kerry Fox (Shallow Grave) and Marianne Oldham (WPC 56) this is the story of World War One’s front line medics - their love affairs, professional triumphs, personal tragedies, fears and hopes as they fight for the future.

Starring:
Oona Chaplin, Hermione Norris
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

The Crimson Field

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 6 hours 0 minutes
Starring Oona Chaplin, Hermione Norris, Suranne Jones, Kevin Doyle, Kerry Fox, Alex Wyndham, Jeremy Swift
Director David Evans, Richard Clark, Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Genres Drama
Studio ACORN MEDIA
Rental release 19 May 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 6 hours 0 minutes
Starring Oona Chaplin, Hermione Norris, Suranne Jones, Kevin Doyle, Kerry Fox, Alex Wyndham, Jeremy Swift
Director David Evans, Richard Clark, Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Genres Drama
Studio ACORN MEDIA
Rental release 19 May 2014
Main languages English

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By anne f on 29 May 2014
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I could hardly wait for this to be released on DVD as I live in New Zealand and was unable to watch it on TV here.
My granddaughter and I watched the whole series in two evenings and in some parts we were on the edge of our seats !!
. It was nice to be able to explain certain aspects of the horrors of the Great War to my granddaughter. She was fascinated
and and appalled at the same time. I loved the nursing uniforms, they looked so smart, and of course the actors were superb
at making it all come to life. It was a sad part of history, and those brave young men who laid down their lives and fought for their country must never be forgotten. I hope there will be a series 2.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Richard S Burne on 27 April 2014
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The series is really good and whilst it may not show the true and full horrors of WW1, I feel that the right balance has been struck. Well worth getting this DVD, I certainly will be.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By andyg on 28 April 2014
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Great TV Series so far. The plots are nicely coming together with a few surprises and twists along the way. Well produced and acted.

After the last episode I finish my review by adding one single and simple word to sum the series up. That word is: Excellent!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jodie1234 on 21 April 2014
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I keep reading negative reviews constantly about this show but I'm really enjoying it. It may not be completely factually accurate but it certainly illustrates the horror that was world war one.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. East on 19 May 2014
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I watched this and thought it was amazing. It made me laugh and cry, which is what a good show should do! I was so disappointed when it ended as I wanted it to carry on!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H. F. Coleman on 23 Jun 2014
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I truly enjoyed this mini series because it had a wonderful story with many interesting characters. I have never seen much information about the volunteer nurses so learning about them was enlightening.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James W. Peterson on 31 May 2014
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You knew from the title is was going to be a bit depressing but this was a well written series with excellent acting and good story lines. I only gave it four stars because I wouldn't want to watch it again.
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We don't often have programmes/films on WW1, it's more often WW2 so it was nice to see a side of World War 1. You don't often see the hospital side of things and what's more you don't often see such an injustice side of things either!! I would have liked to have seen more of this it was so good. Parts of it were gripping. This was a great series. A thumbs up from me that's for sure!
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