7DVDS; STEVE HENDRY ON DVD AND BLU-RAY; PICK OF THE WEEK.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET 18
The true story of Jordan Belfort, according to director Martin Scorsese and leading man Leonardo DiCaprio. Belfort is an out-of-control Wall Street broker who rakes in billions from his brokerage firm and enjoys a hedonistic lifestyle of drugs, booze, women and fast cars. The film offers no moral guidance however - that's all down to you.
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK 15
Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) is on the cusp of domestic bliss with fiance Larry (Jason Biggs) when she is sentenced to 15 months in prison for carrying drugs money a decade earlier. Nothing can prepare her for the shock of prison in this superior drama laced with black comedy.
VERA - SERIES FOUR 12
When the daughter of Sergeant Joe Ashworth (David Leon) witnesses the death of an old lady on a train, his highly-strung boss, Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn), is on the case in this series based on the books by Shetland author AnnCleeves.
THE CRIMSON FIELD 15
The six-part World War I drama chronicles the lives of staff and patients in a fictional front-line field hospital in France. Hermione Norris, Oona Chaplin and Suranne Jones lead an impressive cast as nurses determined to make a crucial contribution to the war effort.
PARKS AND RECREATION 15 SEASON FIVE
Enjoy it while you can as the show has just been cancelled in America. The Emmy-nominated sitcom, screened in the UK on BBC4, follows the antics of bureaucrat Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and her parks department team in Pawnee, Indiana.
LOST GIRL - THE COMPLETE FOURTH 15 SEASON
If you are going to entertain this Canadian fantasy drama at all, you've got to give in and just go with it. Why? Because it is slightly preposterous, following the adventures of Bo (Anna Silk), a bisexual succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of humans.
NEW WORLDS 12
Channel 4's recent historical drama, a sequel to The Devil's Whore, boasts an impressive cast led by Jamie Dornan and Freya Mavor. Set on both sides of the Atlantic during the tyrannical reign of King Charles II, it follows the intertwined fortunes of two couples.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||May 18, 2014|
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