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The Commander - Set 1

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After 20 years with London's Metropolitan Police, Clare Blake (Amanda Burton) has reached the pinnacle of her profession. She's New Scotland Yard's highest-ranking female officer, the Serious Crime Group commander, and head of the Murder Review Team. The pressure is intense, and so is the security. Ambitious but reckless, Blake lets her personal life bleed into her career. She defies convention, risks her reputation, and always gets too close to her cases. Each misstep she makes pleases DCI Mike Hedges (Matthew ...
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Overview

After 20 years with London's Metropolitan Police, Clare Blake (Amanda Burton) has reached the pinnacle of her profession. She's New Scotland Yard's highest-ranking female officer, the Serious Crime Group commander, and head of the Murder Review Team. The pressure is intense, and so is the security. Ambitious but reckless, Blake lets her personal life bleed into her career. She defies convention, risks her reputation, and always gets too close to her cases. Each misstep she makes pleases DCI Mike Hedges (Matthew Marsh), a shifty, self-interested colleague with a grudge to settle. And he's not the only person who wants to bring her down. From award-winning writer Lynda La Plante, this compelling thriller delivers gritty stories, intricate plot twists, and a strong, complex female lead. This set contains four mysteries that originally aired on Britain's ITV: "Entrapment" (February 16, 2003); "Virus" (January 10, 2005); "Blackdog" (January 17, 2005); and "Blacklight" (March 27, 2006).
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Special Features

Interview with star Amanda Burton, character retrospective with creator Lynda La Plante, supporting cast featurette, and Amanda Burton and Lynda La Plante Bios
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • UPC: 054961810994
  • Rating:

  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 9:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 22,423

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Amanda Burton
Matthew Marsh
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Episode 1: Entrapment
1. Murder Review Group [7:10]
2. Lawful Shooting [9:53]
3. No Right [7:10]
4. Interview [7:12]
5. CCTV Cover-Up [9:02]
6. Conflict [7:33]
1. Alibi [7:46]
2. Sister Sara [9:16]
3. Again [7:00]
4. Lift [6:59]
5. Lunch [7:48]
6. Missing Call [9:55]
1. Five Minutes [8:30]
2. Brighton [7:32]
3. Agony [8:30]
4. Tabloid [8:05]
5. Surveillance [8:36]
6. Pressing [8:54]
Disc #2 -- Episode 2: Virus
1. Not Guilty [8:31]
2. Repercussions [6:45]
3. Professional Concerns [8:25]
4. Lost Sister [8:53]
5. A Sweet Boy [7:00]
6. Dinner Guest [5:58]
7. Late Night [8:19]
8. Visitor [7:21]
9. Dying Can Be Lonely [8:05]
1. 20 Million Pounds [8:04]
2. Internet Cafes [7:49]
3. 24 Hours [8:06]
4. Connections [7:33]
5. Decoy [8:49]
6. Message [7:13]
7. Swiss Transfers [8:00]
8. Picture ID [4:30]
9. Smoke [7:18]
Disc #3 -- Episode 3: Blackdog
1. Blackton [8:54]
2. Song Sheet [10:21]
3. Grief [9:42]
4. Spilling the Beans [8:33]
5. State of Panic [7:31]
6. Witness [8:28]
7. Blood Test [7:56]
8. Career Choices [6:56]
1. Ride to Tube [8:09]
2. The First Punch [8:40]
3. Lampton's Diary [8:33]
4. Stolen Cell [7:53]
5. Bad Smell [8:02]
6. Public Slaughter [9:14]
7. New Position [8:23]
8. My Report [8:31]
Disc #4 -- Episode 4: Blacklight
1. Night Duty [8:42]
2. Goddaughter [7:23]
3. Nightclub Princess [7:51]
4. Fruit Bat [8:02]
5. Goodbye Sadie [8:11]
6. Sweet Child [9:45]
7. Black Green [9:10]
8. Count Eric [9:10]
1. The Van [8:28]
2. Missing Receipts [8:09]
3. Work Together [8:36]
4. Matching Fabric [8:44]
5. Club Demo [7:26]
6. Company [8:57]
7. Reggie Understands [8:25]
8. The Glove Fits [9:22]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Episode 1: Entrapment
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      Part 3
   Scene Index
      Part 1
      Part 2
      Part 3
Disc #2 -- Episode 2: Virus
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      Part 1
      Part 2
Disc #3 -- Episode 3: Blackdog
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      Part 1
      Part 2
   Scene Index
      Part 1
      Part 2
Disc #4 -- Episode 4: Blacklight
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   Episode Selection
      Part 1
      Part 2
   Scene Index
      Part 1
      Part 2
   Special Features
      Mastering the Commander: Amanda Burton Interview
      Blake's Inspiration: Lynda La Plante Interview
      Earning the Stripes
      Lynda La Plante Biography
      Amanda Burton Biography
      Commander Definition
      Clip From Lynda La Plante's Trial & Retribution
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you like Prime Suspect give Commander a look.

    This is another really entertaining effort by Linda LaPlante. Amanda Burton is wonderful as the main character; she is able to annoy and delight. She is smart and calculating and flawed, but not over the top. The mysteries are quality and the acting as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this set and have gotten the same response from friends who have viewed it on my recommendation.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Another Winner from Lynda LaPlante

    I enjoyed this very much, and I hope Series 2 comes out soon. I can't tell you what reckless thing the Commander does because it would spoil the plot for you, but it certainly keeps you interested -- and her in trouble for several episodes. Very believable police drama, and although not a classic like Prime Suspect, it is in its way equally engrossing.

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