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The Street: The Complete Series 3 [DVD]


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  • Actors: Bob Hoskins, Ruth Jones, Timothy Spall, Anna Friel, Jonas Armstrong
  • Directors: David Blair
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Aug 2009
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002DH9090
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,577 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The popular Manchester-based drama from BAFTA award winning writer Jimmy McGovern (Cracker) continues with a glittering cast including Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), Bob Hoskins (Mrs Henderson Presents) and Timothy Spall (Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban). As usual, life in the street is never dull. When wounded soldier Nick returns from Afghanistan his hero's welcome is short-lived when his paranoia turns him into a monster. Meanwhile, the McEvoy household is thrown into turmoil when Margie leaves to take care of her elderly father. Will Eddie be tempted to stray?

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The Street is an acclaimed drama series that follows the lives of the residents of a street set in the North of England. Each episode takes up the story of the people who live in one of the houses along the street, and features a stunning cast of British acting talent. This collection includes the complete third series.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jason Barber VINE VOICE on 14 Aug 2009
Format: DVD
Now into the third series, Jimmy McGovern's The Street has kept up the very high standards of the first two.

The cast list alone should give a clue as to the quality on screen, with Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins and UK prime time pulls such as Jonas Armstrong taking up central roles as each episode focusses on "their" character within the eponymous street.

Exactly the same format as the previous series, each one hour episode surrounds one individual house/character within the street.

This is series drama and not kitchen sink/throwaway stuff that usually populates the screens all too often. Not for the faint hearted, the subject matters includes violence/prostitution/alcoholism/war abroad amongst others.

Cannot recommend this enough if you like any of McGovern's previous works, including The Lakes which still ranks as one of the best (underated?) UK tv shows in my mind.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By P. Burton on 18 Aug 2009
Format: DVD
Im commenting here on the series that Ive just watched on BBC1. They have only just finished showing it on Monday nights, and the dvd isnt even out yet.

One of the things I enjoyed most about this series is certain characters appeared again in various episodes, and this added to the feel of them all living next to each other.

Episode 1 starred Bob Hoskins as the pub landlord who had a problem with a local Irish bully. It got to the stage where he found out just who his friends were, or rather werent! There was also a short role for Timothy Spall's character and we would see more of their friendship in the last episode.

Episode 2 starred Anna Friel as a young mother struggling to bring her two young sons up. She wanted to put them in a better school so had to take up an extra 'job' to be able to afford it.

Episode 3 starred Jonas Armstrong as a soldier returning from Afghanistan with a disfigured face, after being caught up in a suicide bomb attack. These two characters would also have short roles in each others story.

Episode 4 starred Joseph Mawle as a chef who has a serious chip on his shoulder regarding people of a different race. However an incident with a Polish woman and her daughter makes him change his ways.

Episode 5 starred Stephen Graham as an alcoholic who has to stop drinking when hes told that he has a 16 year old son who wants to meet him. He finds it hard to accept him though when he realises the boy has downs syndrome.

Episode 6 starred Timothy Spall's character who we have seen in previous series of The Street. He makes the mistake of having a one night stand with a work colleague while his wife is away, and things do drastically wrong after that.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jrhartley on 1 Sep 2009
Format: DVD
I had not watched any of the Street until Series Three. My interest was only elicited when I heard an interview with Jimmy McGovern shortly before this series was due to air on BBC1 on the radio. The interviewer asked him if he was surprised by the all the acclaim he had received for the first and second series of The Street. He brazenly replied "No, not at all, we deserve all the commendation we have received as we've worked bloody hard to make a decent series". I thought: "Cheeky bugger, I'm going to watch an episode, and I'll be the judge". Naturally I was expecting the usual tosh that gets served up on TV, but after the first episode of Series 3 (Bob Hoskins as a landlord standing up to the local hard nut's son for smoking in the loos) I was hooked. The cast is outstanding and the material hard hitting and relevant. They are effectively one hour 'Plays for Today'. The reason the format is so effective is that they are both standalone drama - you can get into it very quickly, but there is also cross-referencing between the episodes which just provides additional richness.

It is a terrible shame that the third series of The Street will be the last. UK television needs more of this calibre of drama. As for me, I've already ordered the DVDs of series 1 & 2 to catch up on what I missed first time round on TV.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Markus Ronald on 4 Sep 2009
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Ii fully agree with P.Burtons review, for me it was episode five Episode 5 which starred Stephen Graham as an alcoholic who has to stop drinking when he is told that he has a 16 year old son who wants to meet him. He finds it hard to accept him though when he realises the boy has downs syndrome.

The whole series has been absolutly brilliant. i cannot remember being moved so much by a television series.Yes Messiah was outstanding and i eagerly await series 5 coming out in 2010,but this series will always be a stand alone for me. Something to warm your heart something to inspire and that is the genius of mr mcgovern. Why on earth they discontinued this series is totally beyond me.

So in conclusion, buy the lot and take off eighteen nights and enjoy what for me has been a memorable story and probably the best thing to come out of British tv in donkeys years .

Have purchased Moving On and will be interested to see how this compares to the street. Having said that i suppose Mr Mcgovern can do no wrong.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Plom de Nume on 3 Dec 2010
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Superlative. Incredibly, this series sustains and builds on the already unmatchable standards of the previous two series. Six engaging stories - of diverting variety and each with the trademark multiple hooks (from a "High Noon" showdown with a thug barred from Bob Hoskins' local, through the story of a determined single mother (a fabulous Anna Friel) compelled into prostitution , via the tale of a soldier disfigured in a suicide bombing, to alcoholism and reluctant bonding with a Downs Syndrome child) - all of this blessed with utterly authentic dialogue and performances from every single actor on screen that quite simply blow away everything else British TV has shown us since the Boys from the Blackstuff. The whole thing culminates in a heart-stopping, moving turn from Timothy Spall, present throughout as a great linking character but ultimately showing us what an absolutely peerless actor he is. Really magnificent work from all involved: six hours' drama of a quality you wouldn't get elsewhere in several years of TV or a long, long time in the cinema. Some disks are recommended as benchmarks for High Definition; I recommend these as the gold standard for every element that constitutes the true art of television theatre. Amazing.
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