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Sergeant Cork: The Complete First Series

Sergeant Cork: The Complete First Series DVD release details

Title: Sergeant Cork: The Complete First Series
Release Date: 7th September 2009
Format: DVD (4 disc set)
Classification: 12
Run time: 650 mins
Barcode ref: 5027626317645
Released by: network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Cork: The Complete First Series

Press release by Network DVD:-

A police – a sergeant – at a time of industrial progress and enormous changes that rendered cityscapes unrecognisable: Network DVD is delighted to be the one to give this gem of a series a much deserved DVD release. SERGEANT CORK – THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES (12) is out on 7 th September 2009 as a 4 – disc set, RRP£39.99; this set contains all thirteen episodes from the first series unseen since the sixties, complete and uncut.

John Barrie (Patton, Z-Cars) stars in this enthralling series as Sergeant Cork – one of the early members of London 's Metropolitan Police CID: these were plainclothes detectives tasked with maintaining law and order in the seething metropolis of Victorian London. The immense boom in population due to industrialisation and expansion resulted in the greater mix of people from all walks of life, the difference between the rich and the poor had never seemed so stark, and the crime wave appeared to increase and the work was never finished or done. Assisted by Bob Marriott (William Gaunt – The Champions ) from his attic office at Old Scotland Yard, Cork has to contend with the endless cases, murders and intrigues.

Created by Ted Willis (Dixon of Dock Green) and produced by Jack Williams (Within These Walls, New Scotland Yard), Sergeant Cork features inventive scripts from Willis, Richard Harris (Man in a Suitcase), Julian Bond (The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes) and Bruce Stewart (Timeslip) among others.

Special Features:

  • Episodic and PR image galleries on each disc
  • ITC episode guide PDF (Disc Two)

Episode Listing

The Case of the Reluctant Widow if it was murder, who was responsible? The wife? The café assistant? Time for Sergeant Cork to employ his unique methods…

The Case of the Girl Upstairs Lucy Beasley is certain that a crime is being committed in the Beasley household yet without a shred of hard evidence; is she just a bitter, frustrated woman out to cause trouble, or is she being honest and that there is something much more sinister…

The Case of the Two Drowned Man when Cork and Marriott begin their investigations to find two criminals wanted for murdering a bank messenger, they find themselves at the London waterfront where they uncover a sordid riverside trade…

The Case of the Knotted Scarf Cork and Marriott are called in to investigate the murder of a retired general's young wife…

The Case of the Stage-Door Johnnie a young star of the music hall receives poison pen letters threatening her engagement…

The Case of the Respectable Suicide Cork and Marriott are called in to investigate what appears to be a case of suicide…

The Case of the Slithy Tove An Urchin sees a mysterious gentleman visiting Trumble, who is later found dead; the urchin goes to Cork …

The Case of the Persistent Assassin Cork is entrusted with the job of guarding the safety of Prince Frederick of Silesia in London, Cork finds himself facing the problem of discovering those who are plotting the Prince's assassination…

The Case of the Sleeping Coachman Cork is determined to discover the murderer of a laundry maid despite the opposition from the Melrose family…

The Case of the Soldier's Rifle A strike at a factory and a striker is shot, accidentally…?

The Case of the Public Paragon Cork is summoned when an up-and-coming politician is murdered. His wife and the maidservant are unable to distinguish the face of the man who is seen standing over his body…

The Case of Ella Barnes Sewing girl from East London Ella Barnes, is found drowned; the case is complicated by the fact that she had also been attacked prior to her death…

The Case of the Gold Salesman A money lender smells a rate when a man offers to sell him gold bars at a cut price; it is then down to Cork and Marriott to set the trap…