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Actors: Rhea Bailey, Jonathan Beswick, Samantha Bond, Ryan Cartwright, Tom Conti
Director: Simon Delaney
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2008     5hr 44min

Forensics expert Joe Donovan uses science to snare killers?and save himself. Award-winning actor Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine; Reuben, Reuben) stars as Joe Donovan, an accomplished but troubled criminologist who returns fr...  more »


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Actors: Rhea Bailey, Jonathan Beswick, Samantha Bond, Ryan Cartwright, Tom Conti
Director: Simon Delaney
Creators: Niels Reedtz Johansen, David Cresswell, Andy Harries, David Meddick, Shefali Malhoutra, Mike Cullen
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/13/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 5hr 44min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

fran davis | 07/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've always been a fan of Tom Conti and this series reflects not only his excellent acting but the complex character he portrays. From the first episode I was hooked and only wish there had been more episodes. Conti portrays a coroner who, due to an emotional breakdown, had been encouraged to leave his post, thus becoming an author. His personal life is a mess; his wife is cheating, his son procrastinates as to his future and Conti becomes personally involved in a murder case. His illness rears its ugly head and he and those around him wonder if he is involved in this murder. If you like fast-paced complex murder mysteries, DNA should not be missed. Welcome back, Conti, please don't stop."
Conti makes this show
Michael P. Dobey | colorado springs | 02/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Tom conti is a fine actor, he adds class to whatever show he is in.
In this case it's DNA which in reality was called "Donavon" when it was shown on british television over a two year period. The series is heavy on the domestic life of a head of a crime lab who is recovering from a nervous breakdown. The actress who plays his wife has the most diffilcult
job making her seem like a halfway likeable person as she cheats on her stressed out husband. She is ultimately far more selfish and self centered than her husband. The show is a good show but the first series was hysterionic with the murders all related to the main character and his selfish wife. The other three episodes are much better with the crime lab taking on cases that are interesting. Like way too many british shows they only made the six episodes total. And it doesn't seem to matter if a show is successful; the brits often just can't make many episodes or even continue a series for a long while. there are exceptions like 'silent witness" , and 'the bill" but way too often even a moderately successful show has only a few seasons. This one only got to six episodes for whatever reason. It's not as good as 'silent witness" or
the great 'Waking the dead" which has had many seasons but still not enough episodes each season; but it still has Tom Conti and his performance makes this show a much better experience than it would be without him.