Murphy's Law -Series 1 of the UK Crime Drama to get a North American DVD Set
3-disc package due from Acorn Media in early October
Posted by David Lambert
A maverick Irish cop takes on the London crime world! Detective Tommy Murphy has nothing left to lose. Guilt-ridden over the death of his young daughter, who was slain by the IRA, he flees to London to work undercover for the Metropolitan Police. Hardheaded, hard-drinking, brash, and brooding, Murphy is down on his luck. But he still has more than a bit of the old Irish charm, flashing quick wit and a roguish grin.
James Nesbitt (Cold Feet, Match Point) is "absolutely brilliant" (The Mirror, U.K.) in a role created especially for him by novelist Colin Bateman (Divorcing Jack). Murphy delves into London's criminal underside-drugs, blackmail, murder-assisted by DI Annie Guthrie (Claudia Harrison, The Cat's Meow), his sexy, savvy boss.
Murphy's Law - Series 1, seen in the USA on BBC America, come to DVD on October 6th thanks to Acorn Media. The are releasing a 3-disc, 443-minute box set that runs $49.99 SRP in the USA, and CA$64.99 SRP in Canada. Video is widescreen, audio in English Stereo, and there are English subtitles as well. A bonus biography of James Nesbitt is included, along with the following episodes (box art can be found at the bottom, along with a link to pre-order this release from Amazon):
Episode 1: Murphy's Law (Pilot)
With Murphy's career on the line, his superiors give him one last chance: infiltrate a gang of diamond thieves whose heists have turned lethal. Murphy earns the trust of Terry, the unhinged leader, and gets caught up in a protection racket, robberies, and drug trafficking. Even worse, he's attracted to Terry's beautiful partner, who has secrets of her own.
Episode 2: Electric Bill
The police finally capture Electric Bill, London's most infamous kidnapper. But they can't find Kate Jennings, his latest victim and the daughter of a wealthy lord. DI Annie Guthrie sends Murphy undercover to Bellview Prison to pull a confession from Bill. When the plan is threatened from within, the lives of both Kate and Murphy hang by a thread.
Episode 3: Kiss and Tell
Someone is seducing and murdering wealthy London businessmen. The victims all belong to an elite fitness club that's a hot spot for unfaithful spouses. Annie tells Murphy to pose as a high-flying banker, join the club, and start dating. Using his considerable charm, he finds scams, cheating husbands, and a string of beautiful suspects.
Episode 4: Manic Munday
Pool hall legend Mickey Munday faces three problems: a handsome young rival, a colorful past, and the Irish terrorist organization that wants him to rig his game-or else. Someone tried to kill him in Spain, so when he comes to London for the championships, Murphy and Annie pose as his bodyguards. The stakes get even higher when Munday's long-lost daughter appears.
Episode 5: Reunion
The murder of a notorious East End gangster puts London on the brink of a bloody street war. Murphy joins a rival gang, enters the glittering world of the city's club scene, and works against the clock to gather evidence and prevent more killings. When tensions reach the boiling point, Annie joins ranks with Murphy on the front lines of the prime suspect's latest venture.