Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect) delivers more hard-hitting drama in these feature-length episodes from the hit British crime series. Trial & Retribution follows each case from the scene of the crime to the jury's verdict, portraying with uncompromising realism the professional and personal pressures that detectives endure.
David Hayman (Sid and Nancy) and Victoria Smurfit (About a Boy) deliver outstanding performances as DCS Mike Walker and DCI Roisin Connor, two fervently committed investigators on the London police force. From a father who is determined to help his son get away with murder to a fatal fall that might not be an accident, these four cases unfold with innovative storytelling and exceptional writing. Guest stars include Roy Marsden (P.D. James mysteries), Benjamin Whitrow (Pride and Prejudice), and Ashley Madekwe (Revenge). 4 episodes, 2 DVDs, approx. 361 minutes, SDH.
Episode 1: Tracks: Part 1
Part 1: The discovery of 19-year-old Maria Cole's mud-covered corpse sends Walker and Connor searching for answers. Armed with sparse evidence, the detective duo clashes with a key murder suspect's father-who will take any means, legal or not, to keep his son free.
Tracks: Part 2
It seems inevitable that Andy and Darren will be found guilty of murder, until all participants in the trial are profoundly affected by a single event. Detective Walker must wade through the implications of the incident while also confronting a great struggle involving his own son.
Episode 2: The Siren: Part 1
A car drives an ambulance off the road, flipping the vehicle, killing Sebastian Cole, and wounding his famous fiancee, Imogen Buller-Turi. The tabloid-covered murder becomes increasingly intricate as Walker and Connor explore its connection to international drug trafficking.
The Siren: Part 2
Walker forces DCI Connor to team up with McGill and his squad in the hopes of expediting the murder investigation. Connor's earlier mistake ratchets up the tension as the unit races to anticipate Imogen's actions.
Episode 3: Ghost Train: Part 1
A teenager's fatal fall from a Ferris wheel initially seems to be an unfortunate accident. DCI Connor quickly realizes that to uncover the muddled truth behind the death, she must confront the carnival's mystic owners, including Satchel's fortune-telling aunt, Tess.
Ghost Train: Part 2
The arrest of Pavel yields unsatisfactory results, forcing Walker and Connor to continue searching for the motives behind the growing number of crimes. As they do, the line between criminal and victim blurs.
Episode 4: Shooter: Part 1
When a jewelry robbery goes awry, the notorious Bilkin family is put on trial for murder. After Satchel bungles his testimony, he must deal with Walker's frustration and the intense scrutiny placed on his personal life.
Shooter: Part 2
Walker's obsession with convicting the Bilkin family irks Connor, who questions the purpose of the investigation. Jamie enlightens Connor with information about the romantic life of Barry Bilkin, intensifying speculation about the family and its emerging issues.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 361 minutes
Number of Discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains nudity, disturbing images, and coarse language.
"Victoria Smurfit...is fabulous."--The Guardian (UK)
"Compelling"--Deseret News (UT)