The Crimson Field (U.K. Edition) DVD & Blu-ray

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In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses, and volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches of WWI. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and home front but also between the old rules, hierarchies, class distinctions, and a new way of thinking.
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In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses, and volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches of WWI. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and home front but also between the old rules, hierarchies, class distinctions, and a new way of thinking.

The Crimson Field

IIn a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses, and volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches of WWI. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and home front but also between the old rules, hierarchies, class distinctions, and a new way of thinking. Kitty (Oona Chaplin, Game of Thrones), Rosalie, and Flora arrive as the hospital's first volunteer nurses and struggle to be accepted by the established medical team. The girls are flung headlong into a world for which nothing and nobody could have prepared them, but this is also an opportunity to break free of the constraints and limitations of their lives back home.

Executive Produced by Emmy® Award-winning Anne Pivcevic (Great Expectations, South Riding), written by Sarah Phelps (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist), and featuring Hermione Norris (MI-5) and Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey), The Crimson Field tells the story of World War One's front line medics - their hopes, fears, triumphs, and tragedies.

Producer: Ann Tricklebank
Production Year: 2015
Rating: TV-14
Actors: Hermione Norris, Kevin Doyle
Writers: Sarah Phelps
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 360 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Perky P.
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5.0 star rating
01/03/21
Couldnt Stop Watching!
Review by Perky P. on 01/03/21 review stating Couldnt Stop Watching!
This too-short series was a powerful production. Really enjoyed seeing some of the Downton Abbey characters in this production. I thought all the acting was top drawer.
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Scwritergirl
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5.0 star rating
01/03/21
Riveting, well-written drama
Review by Scwritergirl on 01/03/21 review stating Riveting, well-written drama
The Crimson Field is one of the best dramas I have seen on PBS. The characters are complex and well-developed and the plots are intricate and engaging. The writers of this series have done an excellent job weaving the horrors of war with the pathos and passions of everyday life. The acting is superb. I highly recommend The Crimson Field.
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Billie L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Piqued my curiosity
Review by Billie L. on 07/17/20 review stating Piqued my curiosity
The Crimson Field, set in 1915, begins with four volunteers who come from England to a field hospital in France to assist the nurses. Through the six episodes, we learn each volunteers secret reason for coming, and observe how each copes and forms attachments amid the political undercurrents in the hospital. The concluding episode does not end the story, but teases this viewer to speculate about what might happen next.
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City R.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great story - poor decision making
Review by City R. on 07/17/20 review stating Great story - poor decision making
Like the other reviewers, I greatly enjoyed the well written, well produced, spendidly cast and costumed show. The medical situation as depicted is in line with well documented information I have read. I was very disappointed that the series had no ending, left story lines hanging and was obviously the victim of either poor planning or studio politics. Either way, waht a shame for a series with the potential of a multi-season hit on a par with Downton Abby.
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Lesie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Wonderful show!!!
Review by Lesie on 07/17/20 review stating Wonderful show!!!
It is a very gripping show with unique and interesting characters!!! Was so disappointed to hear they may not make a second season, especially considering they left it at such a cliff hanger!!! Please bring it back for at least one more season, preferably more!!!
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Moonpie
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Crimson Field
Review by Moonpie on 07/17/20 review stating The Crimson Field
I really enjoyed this series but would never have watched it if I had known it would end so abruptly with no intention of a second season. It was quality television and I am miffed that I got caught up in the story and now there will be no resolution to the many story lines. #feeling cheated.
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Rog
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Crimson Field
Review by Rog on 07/17/20 review stating The Crimson Field
I highly recommend this series to everyone.
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Lady C.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Where is the ending?
Review by Lady C. on 07/17/20 review stating Where is the ending?
I thought I had ordered the series. I was left hanging when the last disk played out. Are there other disks to follow?
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Fancynancy
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Can we see all 12 episodes?
Review by Fancynancy on 07/17/20 review stating Can we see all 12 episodes?
Does the DVD have only 6 or the reported 12 episodes? I have no use of the 6 episodes I watched with great interest. If there are 12 episodes, I will purchase it. PBS really blew it by discontinuing this series. Please reconsider. You will definitely have an audience!
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Louie
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1.0 star rating
07/17/20
Permanent subtitles
Review by Louie on 07/17/20 review stating Permanent subtitles
Five stars for the story line. Excellent in every respect. Only one star for the DVD itself. The subtitles cannot be turned off. Very distracting.
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Dave
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
crimson field a well-crafted story
Review by Dave on 07/17/20 review stating crimson field a well-crafted story
we bought this after seeing the series on PBS; we were very pleased with the acting, the story, the settings, and especially to see the Chaplin name still showing quality in film after 100 years. We would recommend this set of shows to all viewers of British period dramas. It was also refreshing to see a WWI backdrop for a change.
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Barb B.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
ANY chance of regrouping actors for continuation of Crimson
Review by Barb B. on 07/17/20 review stating ANY chance of regrouping actors for continuation of Crimson
My understanding is BBC needed the $$$ or time slot for other programs. This is so well done, seeing veteran BBC stars and introducing the US to Scots actor, Richard (Harris) Rankin. In a couple interviews, he was lavish w/ praise to wm. writers and complex character development that they all felt there were so many more stories to be told....talk about cliffhangers!
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Bobbie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Why start and not continue?
Review by Bobbie on 07/17/20 review stating Why start and not continue?
I never expected to become so engrossed...so quickly in this series..only to have PBS decide to leave it hanging after only one season???Is it really so difficult to make a plan and stick to it?
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Lucysmom
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Crimson Field is an interesting series.
Review by Lucysmom on 07/17/20 review stating The Crimson Field is an interesting series.
We caught the first episode and failed to record the rest of the series. Had to purchase the DVD to find out what happens to the characters. This is a very interesting series.
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Camille P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
No second season?
Review by Camille P. on 07/17/20 review stating No second season?
What do you mean theres no second season scheduled? How could that be? This is a wonderful show and it needs to continue. Please BBC, another season, please!
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Pbs G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Love It
Review by Pbs G. on 07/17/20 review stating Love It
I love period pieces and PBS has done another excellent one.
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Keep S.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Crimson Field: Blood stirring history lesson
Review by Keep S. on 07/17/20 review stating Crimson Field: Blood stirring history lesson
History as it should be told. We see how people of that time experienced the events. How they all were personally affected by them and how they dealt with them, both good and bad. We begin to understand that nothing really ever changes. Change occurs only in how things are being done.
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SeOra
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Spellbinding
Review by SeOra on 07/17/20 review stating Spellbinding
I cant wait until the next season! I love the fact that some of the story is based in real life stories.
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Nostalgia H.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A rare gem of filmmaking genius
Review by Nostalgia H. on 07/17/20 review stating A rare gem of filmmaking genius
This series if more than sterling in its content and its execution. The acting is more than superb, the story is intriguing, stalwart, and beguiling and it offers the viewer an experience rarely created for todays audiences. It is a travesty that the BBC has decided it should not be continued. The word masterpiece is overused in our world but The Crimson Field is much, much more than the word implies. The viewers of PBS will never see its like again.
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Jo J.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Crimson Field
Review by Jo J. on 07/17/20 review stating Crimson Field
Wonderful series, I thoroughly enjoyed, anticipated the following Sunday episode. I really hope that this series will continue. They will do well to continue with with program.


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