A crime wave hits DVD in April thanks to the BBC Wordwide/Woolworths owned 2|Entertain.
David Yip stars as DS John Ho in The Chinese Detective which gets a 4-disc release on April 14th. Dating from 1981 the series provided the first lead role for a Chinese actor on British TV.
More recent crimes are tackled in the first series of Holby Blue which takes the Casualty franchise out of hospitals and onto the streets of Holby.
Starring Tim Pigott-Smith and Zoe Lucker Holby Blue is out on April 21st.
From the writer Judge John Deed is the 1978 series Law and Order. G F Newman’s drama received critical acclaim when it first aired but was far from a hit with the judiciary who complained at their portrayal in the four-part drama.
The release co-incides with a BFI Southbank screening and question and answer session on Saturday 12th April.
Two upcoming ITV dramas are also hitting the shelves next month. Starring Rafe Spall, Jake Arnott’s He Kills Coppers includes a ‘making of feature’ and is due for release on the 7th.
The six-part The Fixer stars Andrew Buchan, Tazmin Outwaite, Jody Lathan and Liz White and asks whether operating outside the law – under the pretext of protecting it – can ever be justified.