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This review is from: Dandelion Dead [DVD] (DVD)
Based on the notorious true story of the only solicitor ever to be hanged in the UK, this dramatisation is outstanding. It is cast perfectly, and the dialogue is strong and authentic. The scene at the tennis tournament - the "tipping point" scene that mirrored a true, documented event - is very powerful and thought-provoking, but the moments of levity are great too. Fans of period drama will enjoy the realistic portrayal of buttoned-up, middle-class, provincial life in the aftermath of the great war.
Its message is unequivocal; the viewer is left in no doubt as to the soundness of the conviction and no alternatives are offered, although some parties, including one of the Armstrong children, have suggested (somewhat optimistically, perhaps) that it was unsafe.