By a customer
, 23 Jun 2008
This contains all six episodes of series one of DANGERFIELD. Dr Paul Dangerfield (Nigel Le Vaillant, CASUALTY) is supposed to be a doctor in a medical practice in Warwickshire, but, much to the annoyance of colleague Dr Joanna Stevens (Amanda Redman, NEW TRICKS) and the rest of the staff there, he keeps being tied up with his other duties as a police surgeon, thus leaving the practice almost endlessly short-staffed.
As if holding two jobs like this wasn't enough, Paul is also having to bring up two teenage children -- Al (Lisa Faulkner) and Marty (Sean Maguire) -- without their mother after an accident claimed her life. However, he has a place in his heart for courtroom attorney Kate Durrani (Kim Vithana), with whom he has a relationship that seems to be going well -- as long as she doesn't accept a placement in Bristol...
I enjoyed this series when it was first shown on TV in late 1995, and it's still enjoyable to watch and still surprisingly fresh (although the mobile phones from that era look a little embarrassing compared to today's offerings!). Great performances all around, really, and the blending of medical drama and police drama works well and even manages to slot in some light-hearted humorous moments without detracting from the story. In fact, this actually adds to the charm.
No extras on the DVD, but not really a major fault when you get quality shows like this.
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