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Foyle’s War: The Home Front Files, Sets 1 – 6 (22 Discs)

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • April 9, 2014 10:34 AM
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Guest column by Alice Maltin — Always late to the ball, I’ve just completed watching "Foyle’s War" (sets 1–6). Given the state of the economy, this is a great way to travel to the U.K. ...

MIDSOMER MURDERS – DVD review

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • January 3, 2013 1:00 AM
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When actor John Nettles decided to hang up his badge as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby and walk into the sunset (or wherever they told us he was going), that ended one of TVs most enjoyable British murder mystery series. Then they had the audacity to return with Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby—Tom’s cousin! I wished they hadn’t done that…but they did, and you know what? He’s really good.

The Crimson Petal And The White

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • September 23, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 4 Comments
I grabbed this two-disc set from Acorn when it arrived because I’m a sucker for anything English and Victorian. As usual, I’m late to the fair because it’s been showing on Encore and I should have gotten my review in last week.  Please don’t tell anyone. (At least I’m in time for the DVD release.)

Wartime Britain – Three Complete Dramas on DVD

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • February 6, 2012 1:00 AM
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Stories inspired by real-life events of World War Two continue to inspire dramatists and filmmakers, especially in the UK…and I never tire of watching them. Here are three solid examples recently released as a boxed DVD set by Acorn Media.

Addictive British Mysteries—dvd reviews

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • November 28, 2011 1:00 AM
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I love a good mystery and this DVD set includes a number of stories I’ve never seen. While we are all familiar with the adventures of Agatha Christie’s famous crime-solving characters, Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot, the real “find” here is 'Tommy & Tuppence, Partners In Crime'.

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