The Complete First Season

(DVD - 2014)
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Two strong yet compassionate detectives are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy in a small coastal town. Under the glare of the media spotlight, the two race to find the killer.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
ISBN: 1417241136
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama BROADCHUR
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (370 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Tennant, David 1971-, Actor
Colman, Olivia Actor
E1 Entertainment (Firm)


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Two strong yet compassionate detectives are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy in a small coastal town. Under the glare of the media spotlight, the two race to find the killer. Great acting ensemble, including David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Arthur Darvi... Read More »

A new crime series centering around the death of an 11 year old boy and the investigation by two detectives in a small town on the Dorset coast of England. David Tennant plays Alex Hardy, a tormented and mentally unbalanced detective brought in because of his experience with crimes against childr... Read More »

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Nov 21, 2014
  • Adelheid rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Acting was good, story was soso, a bit long winded at times but overall OK

Totally brilliant, superb acting by David Tennant. Can't wait to see what comes next.

Oct 15, 2014
  • boylston1105 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Three discs - very drawn out and back ground music can get on the nerves after first disc. A catch up highlight is played before each episode. So for a shorter version watch the last espsode on each disc.

Oct 09, 2014
  • juggler_2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My husband and I both watched this and it is excellent. Well written and the cast is wonderful. I had no trouble understanding the Scottish accents but we did have to be attentive, which wasn't hard as it is riveting. I'm glad there is a 2nd season in the works. I am skeptical about the U.S. version being of this quality but I'm hopeful.

Sep 27, 2014
  • InvernessS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Thanks to SPL for having this series. David Tenant can be hard to understand at times & the great mystery as to what happened to him before his move North is finally revealed. Can't imagine the US take on this series could compare...It was on PBS 2013-14 season.

Sep 10, 2014
  • gilbertdl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Once I started watching this series I didn't want to stop. Just had to know who did it. Kept me up late for 2 nights in a row. I am surprised that Masterpiece Mysteries hasn't shown it but I imagine they will later, and I will probably watch it again. Yes... it is that good!

Sep 05, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not since Prime Suspect have i been so addicted to a series. I don't think even that one made me cry as much as this did. It is in my top three best mystery series ever and i recommend it to anyone who enjoys a juicy plot. If you are thinking about getting into British mystery this is an amazing jumping off point. (However be forewarned from someone with a lot of experience watching these that no other series is quite as good)

The most exciting and surprising drama I have ever seen. For 2 days I did nothing else but watch this until the very end. I am glad to hear they are filming another, and can't wait to see it.

Aug 11, 2014
  • sjmitra rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Disappointingly predictable and unexciting. Giving it a star and a half for some strong performances. Maudlin ending.

Aug 05, 2014
  • harrybrowne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Superb British production of a police drama. Although grim and somber in subject and tone, it grips you from start to finish. Characters become more important than story, and are an eclectic lot, with everyone a suspect and with something to hide, even the predatory newspeople. The music is eerie and perfectly suited to the subject. Scenery is gorgeous and spooky, The dark side of humanity is certainly evident here.

Be warned that the accents are very thick but do not in any way detract from the story. A must-see.

P.S. Season Two is already filming!

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Sep 04, 2014
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