Hugely controversial "factional drama" originally shown in 1978, in four parts; each from a different point of view - the Metropolitan Police, the criminal, the solicitor and the prison system.
Unseen on TV since its original transmission, this cult drama has now been beautifully restored and is available to buy on DVD for the first time in 30 years. A vivid portrayal of a murky 1970s world of bent coppers, crooked lawyers, grasses and career criminals.
The series was groundbreaking in both its style and its damning portrayal of corruption in the British legal system. The British Police had never been portrayed like this before on TV. The central premise of the drama claimed that the police and the criminals portrayed were not actually that different in terms of the way they operated.
The series caused a massive storm when broadcast on the BBC; the switchboards were jammed for hours with irate callers. Questions were asked in the House of Parliament concerning the issues raised by the programme.
Trivial fact: The cockney criminal slang in this Law and Order was so authentic that the Radio Times Magazine had to provide a glossary
Cast: Derek Martin & Peter Dean (who both went onto become huge stars in Eastenders. Also PH Moriarty (Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels). Written by Gordon Newman (creator of Judge John Deed).
Special features: "Criminal Minds" - a specially-shot 25-minute documentary about the making of and impact of Law and Order, containing interviews with the original cast and crew, includes the glossary of the criminal slang from The Radio Times.
Actors: Derek Martin, Ken Campbell, Peter Dean, Alan Ford Directors: Leslie Blair Format: PAL Language: English Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1 Number of discs: 2 Classification: 15 Studio: 2entertain DVD Release Date: 14 April 2008 Run Time: 320 minutes
These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on Australian & European DVD players.
USA/Canada customers will need a multi-region enabled player.
Countries We Ship to
We offer Priority Delivery to New Zealand & Australia on all orders.
Dispatch times may vary for some items even if they are ordered at the same time. It usually depends on the item availability, further information will be on the item's description page. You will receive an email notification when your item has been shipped, which will include estimated delivery times according to your location.
Once your order has been dispatched, delivery estimates are as follows in business days:
New Zealand: 8-18 days Australia: 8-15 days US & Canada: 8-18 days Singapore & Hong Kong: 12-21 days South America: 12- 24 days
We do aim to deliver within these timeframes, however, we unfortunately have no control over any disruption delays with the postal services in your area. Please also note that delivery times to BFPO addresses are dependent on BFPO schedules. We do ask that you please allow up to 21 working days before we can investigate non-delivered items.
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How much is delivery?
Delivery across New Zealand and Australia is free on all orders.
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How are orders despatched?
We ship all items from our warehouses and reliable suppliers in three countries from which we source and ship out orders; they are located in New Zealand, Australia & UK.
We ship out orders from suppliers located closest to your location (depending on where the item is in stock) to ensure quick and safe delivery. We use suppliers from NZ, Australia & UK depending on availability of the item to ensure you receive your item as quickly as possible.
HOW WILL IT BE DELIVERED? This will be dependent on the size and value of the parcel. Deliveries are shipped by Airmail to worldwide destinations from our fulfilment centres in New Zealand, Australia, US & UK depending on which centre holds the stock and which is closer for quicker delivery to you. Sometimes we will use our suppliers and distributor labels to ship the item direct to you in order to reduce delivery times.
WHY DO SOME ITEMS INCUR BACKORDER AND DELAYS IN DELIVERY? Whilst we always aim to keep items in stock so we can ship your order immediately, unfortunately this is not always possible for a number of reasons: 1. Our aim is to offer you a wide range of dvd & blu ray titles and some of these are fast sellers which can quickly run out of stock and therefore we need to source these to order. 2. Sometimes we are reliant on labels and distributors and we have no control over delays incurred by our third party suppliers.
All non-delivered items will be replaced or refunded in full as our deliveries are insured against loss/damage.