Accused

Accused

Series 1 & 2

DVD - 2014
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This star-studded anthology series follows a different character in each episode. As the protagonist awaits their fate in court, the show traces the history of their alleged crime. Compellingly written by Cracker's Jimmy McGovern, BAFTA-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst, and a host of other talents, Accused is an engrossing study of motive and madness.
Publisher: [Silver Spring, MD] : Acorn : Distributed by RLJ Entertainment, c2014.
ISBN: 9781621722861
1621722864
Branch Call Number: DVD TV ACCU 1-2
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 620 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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MartineVK
Sep 06, 2017

I'm generally not a big fan of Sean Bean because he holds some very backwards views about women, but hearing him recite The Lady of Shallot here is worth the price of admission.

I've been familiar with Jimmy McGovern since he wrote for Brookside back in the '80s. If you like gritty drama this might be for you. Like a lot of people have said, the stories are kind of depressing. What is uplifting is that McGovern deals with real people, mostly working-class Northerners, so it can be refreshing to see more of the world explored, instead of just posh southerners from the capital.

Another plus is the use of the cream of British acting talent such as Juliet Stevenson. Stevenson is the Judi Dench of her generation. Another woman, like Dench, not taken up by Hollywood because she is not a Barbie doll, but if you don't experience her, you're missing out. Come check her out.

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MGallagher
Dec 31, 2016

Very high quality series, especially good acting. The stories are sad and depressing but so true to life.

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stephanlh
Nov 24, 2016

I find it odd when people find fault with a British production because of a British accent. What were they expecting? A Chinese accent? Furthermore there are many types of British accents and part of a well-thought out series would be displaying the many types which can be regionally-based, based on educational opportunities or ethnic origins. It sure beats the very monotone Canadian accent and it sure beats the copying of Americanisms which some Canadians seem to feel necessary without any reflection or knowledge of mean. It is so déjà-vu as they now say in Hollywood.....Stephan

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empbee
Oct 01, 2016

I liked the first series better than the second. Some of the episodes were very interesting; how correct judgement at times ignores personal circumstances and acknowledges it at other times. There is no absolute right or wrong.

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hecto
Jan 29, 2016

Another instance of superb storytelling and scriptwriting from Jimmy 'The Street' McGovern, with excellent direction and the incomparable acting that top-flight British TV is renowned for. You will never see more powerful and wrenching performances than those of Anne Marie Duff and Olivia Coleman in 'Mo's Story'. A gritty and captivating series.

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Adelheid
Dec 02, 2015

Awesome aside from the British accent, only understood half at times , still very good series, last one is season 2 was my favorite however, maybe because similar happened to me,

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tenet
Nov 20, 2015

Rated 5/10. Too depressing.

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mahallett
Aug 20, 2015

episode 1,2,3, done

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firefly5
Aug 19, 2015

This was not interesting to me. The speech is difficult to understand. Did not like this series.

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rationallady
Apr 22, 2015

This series has really really great acting by many familiar fine British actors. However, many of the stories are quite sad- just as life often is. With only one week(with hold list), that's a lot of sad stories.

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