The Field of Blood

The Field of Blood

Set 1

DVD - 2014
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This slick drama follows a low-level newspaper employee whose world is turned upside down when a murder story involves her family. Set includes the complete series 1 and series 2 episodes.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD :, Acorn,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781621722250
Branch Call Number: DVD TV FIE v. 1
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital stereophonic,rda
2 videodiscs (240 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Alternative Title: Field of blood. Set one


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Dec 22, 2016

Rated 10/10. Excellent series. Jayd Johnson (and others) are very good. At the end of series 2, the plotline is left up in the air. It's too bad that this series was not picked up for a 3rd.

Aug 25, 2016

Slow start but better and better. A very good series.

Mar 20, 2016

I cannot take the sub titles off. I don't want subtitles, I want to watch a movie. If I wanted to read, I would get a book!

Mar 10, 2016

Enjoyed the story,
Anything with Katherine Kelly,
(Becky in Corry Street,
Lady Mae in Mr Selfridge)
you can not go wrong, great acting.

harrybrowne Jul 11, 2015

Good concept and story, yet silly, sordid and predictable. Some funny bits and dialogue ("Why talk to the monkey when you can have a drink with the organ grinder?"). Mostly unattractive characters, except for David Morrissey as Devlin. Forgettable music.

Typical journalists: self-righteous, pompous, unethical, self-congratulatory.

Theme is government corruption. Really?! As if there is such as thing as "ethical" government. Left or right, they are all lying, murderous, warmongering and power-mad.

Best line:"If you come and see me again and I'm reading the Bible, I'm looking for loopholes."

Jun 11, 2015

Field of Blood features terrific acting by Jayd Johnson who plays an ambitious young reporter who stops at nothing to seek out the truth. At only 21 years old (when Field of Blood was filmed) Johnson is a remarkably gifted actress who I hope we will see featured in many more starring roles. Field of Blood gets four and a half stars from me.

May 22, 2015

This is Denise Mina's Glasgow in the 1980s, with a cub reporter trying to find her way in a world of hard-drinking, hard-bitten newspapermen. The plots begin well but become both predictable and less plausible as they reach the end (hardly an uncommon trait in this genre). No matter, it's the atmosphere and the characters that make this good entertainment. Jayd Johnson is pitch perfect as the idealistic young journalist who has to put up with a lot of men-behaving-badly stuff as she pursues her stories. The us-and-them showdown of the miners' strike forms the backdrop for one of the episodes. Worth watching.

Mar 17, 2015

I really enjoyed this series and the stories! Refreshing perspective from an young to-be journalist! I recommend it! I am looking forward to watching the next set! :)

Mar 15, 2015

Setting was in the early 1980's when female journalists were rare but crimes were not. The self-deprecating yet determined page boy got me rooting for her as she tenaciously dug into two murder cases with help from a bunch of sharp-tongued oddballs over the 4 hours series.

Mar 09, 2015

Interesting detective series with the lead being a journalist in Glasgow played by Jayd Johnson. She seems too young to play this role, but shows great acting chops and I can't wait for the next series!

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Mar 15, 2015

Murray to Patty: Why do you want to be like that mean-spirited bunch of bastards?

Murray: I've just had a Frank Capra moment

Murray to Patty: It's not essential to lose your humanity, but it helps.

Reporter: My arse was flapping like a flag in a hurricane.

Reporter: Typewriters’ll be in a museum soon. I don’t want to be in there with them.

Mar 15, 2015

Editor Murray to Patty: You’re just a fat tart who makes the coffee.

Patty: Brave boy, wearing an earring. I heard a guy got beaten up around here for using an umbrella.

Murray: There’s such a thing as ethics!
Maloney: That’s right, yeah. It’s in the Home Counties.

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