Masterpiece Mystery!: The Escape Artist (Original UK Edition) DVD

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David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as Will Burton, a junior barrister who specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname - The Escape Artist. Much to the aggravation of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner (Sophie Okonedo), Will has never lost a case. Will's talents acquit serial killer Liam Foyle of murder, and it is only a ... More
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David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as Will Burton, a junior barrister who specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname - The Escape Artist. Much to the aggravation of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner (Sophie Okonedo), Will has never lost a case. Will's talents acquit serial killer Liam Foyle of murder, and it is only a matter of time until Foyle kills again.

Masterpiece Mystery!: The Escape Artist

Even serial killers deserve a defense.

David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars as Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, who specializes in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname - The Escape Artist. Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) portrays Will's wife Kate, mother to his son Jamie and the rock of his world.

Much to the aggravation of his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner (Sophie Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda), Will is in high demand, as he has never lost a case. But when Will's talents acquit Liam Foyle (Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), who is standing trial for a horrific and high-profile murder, that courtroom brilliance comes back to bite him. Foyle walks free on a technicality, but he is a serial killer and it is only a matter of time until he kills again. Will must confront his primal instincts as this thriller pushes his legal world far beyond an intellectual exercise. 

Producer: David Wolstencroft
Production Year: 2014
Rating: TV-14
Director: Brian Welsh
Actors: David Tennant, Ashley Jensen, Sophie Okonedo, Toby Kebbell
Writers: David Wolstencroft
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 180 minutes
Number of Episodes:3
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

19 Reviews
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Kaz
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Suspense at its best
Review by Kaz on 07/17/20 review stating Suspense at its best
Intense! Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Not exactly a mystery...more of a suspense/drama.
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Dashme
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Would buy again
Review by Dashme on 07/17/20 review stating Would buy again
Great service,loved the movie
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Avid V.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Master at Mystery
Review by Avid V. on 07/17/20 review stating The Master at Mystery
A fascinating judicial case, suspense, intrigue, and David Tennant, the most artful and interesting actor around . . . what could be better? This story begs your attention to the very last. Perfection on so many levels.
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British F.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Edge of your seat mystery!
Review by British F. on 07/17/20 review stating Edge of your seat mystery!
Magnificently written and performed, this mystery will keep you at the edge of your seat all the way through. I havent seen a movie this powerful and haunting in a long time. Well worth seeing!
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Nancy
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
David Tennant!
Review by Nancy on 07/17/20 review stating David Tennant!
Excellent program, wonderful suspense, brilliant acting. David Tennant never disappoints; always a sure bet. Very happy to have invested in this DVD, especially since it wasnt streamed on PBS. :)
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Shelley
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
TauntThriller.Edge of you seat tension
Review by Shelley on 07/17/20 review stating TauntThriller.Edge of you seat tension
My second viewing was uninterrupted and it was even better. First viewing was in installments when it aired in US. The setting, character development, plot twists was like Hitchcocks PSYCHO.
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Wendo
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Riviting!
Review by Wendo on 07/17/20 review stating Riviting!
David Tennant gives us his usual impeccable performance as an unflappable junior barrister. The pilot then leads the viewer on a ride of suspense, jealousy, greed, envy and murder. Im counting the minutes until the next episode!
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Gardnlady2
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I need to see the rest of it!
Review by Gardnlady2 on 07/17/20 review stating I need to see the rest of it!
came across it by accident on PBS, and watched what I assume is Episode 1. Where can I buy it for heavens sake!!!! Is the third episode out? Very creepy! Thrashing all around here...LOL
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Trish
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Should lawyers defend the Indefensible?
Review by Trish on 07/17/20 review stating Should lawyers defend the Indefensible?
Thats the question raised by this thriller that isnt a mystery and has no good guy investigator. Our criminal lawyer protagonist answers the question posed above in the affirmative. He wins the case, making brilliant use of a legal technicality. Now he is confronted by the horrific consequences unleashed by his own cleverness. He, of course, is the escape artist of the title. A terrific film marred only by the speedy denouement so common today in films with complex plots. Too little time for assimilation after prolonged suspenseful intake.
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Glo
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Loved it from beginning to end
Review by Glo on 07/17/20 review stating Loved it from beginning to end
Beautifully written script and brilliantly played by David Tennant, it is suspenseful with a wonderful surprise ending. I watched the series on PBS, then bought the DVD and watched it 3 more times. Now Ive passed it on to my daughter who is a big David Tennant fan.
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Cindy L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Loved it
Review by Cindy L. on 07/17/20 review stating Loved it
I watched this on PBS TV but didnt get to see the ending and I just had to...so I ordered it online. I wasnt disappointed. Loved. it.
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Bubbledeboo
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Gripping
Review by Bubbledeboo on 07/17/20 review stating Gripping
This is a wonderful mystery. I held my breath and, wide eyed, followed along willy-nilly whether I wanted to or not. Gripping is a good single word description. The morality of the plot is, perhaps, dubious, but, nevertheless one hopes for the protagonist. This is not a simple black and white set of events. Its a real mystery. Enjoy.
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Deacon
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
David Tennant is excellent in this role
Review by Deacon on 07/17/20 review stating David Tennant is excellent in this role
We had to watch all 3 episodes back to back..just like a good book one cant put down. Very good pricing by shop PBS
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Dlkoch
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Absolutely loved this show!!
Review by Dlkoch on 07/17/20 review stating Absolutely loved this show!!
This really kept me on the edge of my seat! Missed the last part on TV, so had to order the DVD set. Sharing it with friends who are David Tennant fans!! You wont be disappointed in this.
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American G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Justice vs. Law
Review by American G. on 07/17/20 review stating Justice vs. Law
With the glorious David Tennant to lead the cast, how could this chilling mystery lose? Once again, this man of many voices, many faces, manages to be one man at home, one man at work, and also summon up a much darker demon from within, and make them all believable, sustaining the suspense throughout. I dont much like horror and was a little worried about this story, but by the end, I even found myself cheering on the inner demon. Magnificently well played by all the cast, this is a story worth watching.
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Kat
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Escape Artist escapes
Review by Kat on 07/17/20 review stating The Escape Artist escapes
I was on the edge of my seat all the way through the show. Very intense and emotional. Loved the twist ending.
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Barbara
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Unbelievably Enthralling
Review by Barbara on 07/17/20 review stating Unbelievably Enthralling
This had me to the very end, I could not believe what was happening. David Tennant was great.
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D Q.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Escape Artist great series
Review by D Q. on 07/17/20 review stating Escape Artist great series
This is a great series with terrific acting by David Tennant and others. Really enjoyed watching it again.
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Thundermt51
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I had to lock my windows!
Review by Thundermt51 on 07/17/20 review stating I had to lock my windows!
Wow! I have not seen a Masterpiece Mystery episode that has drawn me into the emotion of the film as much since the Jackson Brodie and Regina adventure in Case Histories.

"A Masterpiece of a Mystery" - The Wall Street Journal

"…captivating…" - The Los Angeles Times

"A first-rate legal drama and psychological thriller…" - Kevin McDonough/United Features Syndicate

"David Tennant continues his impressive post-Doctor Who run of appearances in British dramas…Recommended." - Video Librarian, Sept/Oct 2014

"…another reason to love David Tennant." - The Week

"...chilling legal thriller..." - The Guardian (UK)

"...a damn good drama..." - The Independent (UK)"



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