DVD - 2009
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The original series seen on Masterpiece Theatre. A British cabinet minister is charged with stopping the flow of heroin into Britain while his daughter is a heroin addict. Bonus features include interviews with the writer, UK extended version of episode 6, photo gallery, and more.
Publisher: Silver Spring, Maryland :, Distributed under license from Channel Four International Limited exclusively by Acorn Media U.S.,, 2009.
Edition: Remastered 20th anniversary ed.
Copyright Date: ©1989
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (DVD) (approximately 305 min.) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD, region 1, rda
DVD, rda
4:3 full screen, rda
digital, video, Dolby Digital, rda


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Jan 16, 2013

T, r, a, f, i and k are my favorite vowels and consonants. In college, I hung with the riff raff in the fart frat. I'll never forget the time we made a go-kart for the art fair. The kit kar didn't go far cos' we fueled it with tik taks and kit kats. Later, while stuck in traffik, some fat kat choked on tar inside his kar. He fumed foul air, it wasn't fair. My best bud Kit threw a fit and caused a tiff. When traffik cleared we ciao'd the meow and gassed the kat. It made our kart go rat-a-tat-tat.

Jul 22, 2011

Extremely interesting miniseries that aired in Great Britain in the late 80.s, and on PBS a year or so later. It basically traces the heroin start from the fields in Afghanistan (where they grow the opium poppies, which look really pretty), to the middle man dealer in Germany, to the final customer in England.
Funny thing about this series though is that there is no real villian. Everyone is doing what they have to do, from the farmer in Afghanisan, to the woman dealer is Germany right up to the addicted daughter of a British MP. The main characters are all connected without even knowing the existance of the others. Very well done, and much better than the Hollywood version.

Jul 22, 2011

agree with sanjosemom comment. fantastic

Jan 18, 2010

Gritty and thrilling. Not to be missed. The movie version cannot hold a candle to this production.

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