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The Mill [DVD]

Jamie Draven , Kerrie Hayes    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jamie Draven, Kerrie Hayes, Holly Lucas, Barbara Marten, Aidan McArdle
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Aug 2013
  • Run Time: 200 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DU8Z25M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 753 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Based on a powerful true story, The Mill is a four-part drama set in the turbulent year of 1833, a time when industry is sweeping children as young as nine into the factories and mills to work 12-hour days. But things are about to change as one feisty young girl, Esther Price (Kerrie Hayes) decides to take a stand against the mill-owners and the lackeys who rule their tired and hungry lives. The Greg family pride themselves on treating their workers fairly; but in the hands of those who carry out their orders, from the Timperleys maintaining the apprentice house, to those overseeing the mill floor, kindness can soon become cruelty, with injustice and suppression the norm. But the world is changing. Inside, Daniel Greg, the mill-owner s son, is taking over the business and modernising ruthlessly; while outside, civil disobedience is on the rise. Times are changing for better or worse, and the balance of power is about to fall into the hands of a young girl called Esther Price.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Behind the scenes, Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Based on a powerful true story, The Mill is a four-part drama set in the turbulent year of 1833, a time when industry is sweeping children as young as nine into the factories and mills to work 12-hour days. But things are about to change as one feisty young girl, Esther Price (Kerrie Hayes) decides to take a stand against the mill-owners and the lackeys who rule their tired and hungry lives. The Greg family pride themselves on treating their workers fairly; but in the hands of those who carry out their orders, from the Timperleys maintaining the apprentice house, to those overseeing the mill floor, kindness can soon become cruelty, with injustice and suppression the norm. But the world is changing. Inside, Daniel Greg, the mill-owner's son, is taking over the business and modernising ruthlessly; while outside, civil disobedience is on the rise. Times are changing for better or worse, and the balance of power is about to fall into the hands of a young girl called Esther Price. ...The Mill - 2-DVD Set

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling historical drama 22 Aug 2013
Format:DVD
We've just watched this Channel Four docudrama, and found it completely enthralling. Set in early Victorian times it depicts the very start of the industrial revolution, and while the Gregg family, the main characters AND the Quarry Bank Mill are all real, the fact that direction, acting and that it was filmed in the mill itself all contribute to a powerful story of misery.
The misery was depicted by the poorest of the children at that time, those who are our ancestors, great, great grandparents and such, that made it all the more real.
Overall a gripping, moving and very educational programme, bottom line is that we would do well to remember what Esther and docherty went through to secure the present that we're able to enjoy today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mill 14 Aug 2013
Format:DVD
Brilliantly compelling. I have been watching this from the first episode and have been completely hooked on it from day one. I particularly like the way that it is very well acted and the way that it shows the harsh and unflinching realities of the Industrial revolution. These people seem to have been treated a little better than slaves and this is a shocking reflection of the fact that for a nation that became so affluent in the nineteenth century that the reality of this wealth was rather different and built on the backs of countless numbers of poor people and those who aspired to improve the lives of those who were worse off than them especially children. It portrays the cruel contradictions of this philanthropy with such finesse that it is definitely worthy of a second series. Although the pace slows a little at times, it still remains something that I immediately want to see again and that I believe is what makes a brilliant drama.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the mill dvd 24 Sep 2013
By Stevie
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Great story based on true accounts and very Immersive as a period drama.Recommended for any period drama fans.Highly recommended,well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great drama, fabulous music 21 Sep 2013
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Loved the programme and "the behind the scenes" was excellent. One of the best things about it was the atmospheric music. It was fabulous, shame that the makers of the dvd never mention to was behind it. They deserved to be listed!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mill 3 Oct 2013
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One of the best TV series I have ever seen. It adds to the authenticity that it was shot at the real Quarry Bank Mill. Gripping from start to finish. Also good extras with the DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars tghe mill 1 Oct 2013
By ronie
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this is a realy great movie that I truly enjoyed and realy love having it in my collection thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Northern Roots 23 Sep 2013
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I missed this series when it was on TV but was delighted to find it on DVD and watched it all in one day .... feet up and snacks close by ........ a very relaxing (lazy) day spent. loved it
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent. 21 Sep 2013
By traybay
Format:DVD
I very much enjoyed this dvd, highly recommend it. :-) a deep insight into life in those times. A must watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good
Published 2 days ago by MR A W CHELL
4.0 out of 5 stars THE GOOD OD DAYS ?
The trials and tribulations of all associated with the cotton mills of yesteryear in this enthralling series which should not be missed. Read more
Published 4 days ago by An Old Greybeard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant
Published 8 days ago by ann isles
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story - Victorian cotton mill workers
Got this as missed Series 1 on TV, with Series 2 starting soon on TV. Excellent story and set and filmed at Quarry Bank Mill close to where we live in Cheshire. Read more
Published 22 days ago by soso
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good value and fast delivery
Published 22 days ago by douglas haddleeton
4.0 out of 5 stars good
excellent
Published 27 days ago by David Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars nice item quick delivery
nice item had bought for a relative that hadn't seen it the series when it was on TV .. they enjoyed it ... quick delivery
Published 1 month ago by Judi
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
Had this bought for me as a mothers day gift after visiting Quarry bank Mill in Style where this is filmed, and being fascinated with the place & its history. Read more
Published 2 months ago by rich
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent dvd
excellent dvd can not wait till new series begins as already seen them filming it at Styal Mili looks good
Published 3 months ago by kiippx51
5.0 out of 5 stars the mill dvd
it shows all the hardship and poverty endured by the mill workers at that time. very good dvd very sad in parts.
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