Cold Feet: Complete Series 1-5 [DVD]

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Before Cold Feet, there was sitcom and there was drama, This 1997 newcomer straddled both worlds effortlessly and single-handedly seemed to create a new genre, The programme introduced three Mancheste..read more

Before Cold Feet, there was sitcom and there was drama,
This 1997 newcomer straddled both worlds effortlessly and single-handedly seemed to create a new genre,
The programme introduced three Manchester couples at different stages of the relationship development continuum : Adam and Rachel, in the early throws of new-found love; Pete and Jenny, making their first foray into parenthood; and David and Karen, the immediately recognisable modern-day parents,
Over the course of five series, creator Mike Bullen drags these hugely appealing characters through virtually the entire range of emotions, using intense and often sensitive storylines but never forgetting that Cold Feet is also a comedy : one of Bullen’s greatest triumphs is in making events from everyday life appear totally familiar yet achingly funny,

James Nesbitt all but steals the show with his highly accomplished portrayal of Adam Williams, the laddish, loveable rogue, ever ready with a witty remark, blunt observation or hilarious put-down,
His stop-start relationship with the lovely Rachel (Helen Baxendale) settles into married bliss in Series 3 … for a time,
The culmination of their relationship in the final series is an absolute heartbreaker,
Adam’s best mate Pete (John Thomson) is a genuine, down-to-earth guy, usually down on his luck,
Thomson excels in his role as he stumbles through fatherhood, careers into an affair, then struggles with a long-drawn out separation from childhood sweetheart Jenny (Faye Ripley at her brilliant best),
In true Pete style, he reaches rock bottom before Aussie stunner Jo (Kimberley Joseph) walks into his life with the tantalising offer of true happiness,
In the third household, David and Karen have possibly the most turbulent relationship,
Hermione Norris as Karen is the long-suffering wife of a snobbish middle manager (Robert Bathhurst), delivering a particularly powerful performance in the fourth series as her world crumbles around her,
From Series 1 until the end, husband and wife are torn between their comfortable home and family life on one hand and their search for extra-marital excitement on the other–a fascinating, comical and sometimes brutal take on modern matrimony,

By the end of the fifth series, the protagonists have each gone though several lifetimes’ worth of emotion, but the conclusion doesn’t seek to tie up the numerous loose ends; life just isn’t like that,
Soaring above the inevitable difficulties in ending such a popular, long-running comedy-drama, the final episodes provide a memorable and fitting finale,
David Thwaites

  • Artist:James Nesbitt
  • Artist:Helen Baxendale
  • Artist:Robert Thompson
  • Artist:Hermione Norris
  • Artist:Robert Bathurst
  • AudienceRating:Suitable for 15 years and over
  • Binding:DVD
  • EAN:5014138505240
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  • Format:Box set
  • Format:PAL
  • Label:2 Entertain Video
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  • Manufacturer:2 Entertain Video
  • NumberOfDiscs:10
  • NumberOfItems:10
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  • ProductGroup:DVD
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_DVD
  • Publisher:2 Entertain Video
  • RegionCode:2
  • ReleaseDate:2003-11-10
  • SKU:mon0000120385
  • Studio:2 Entertain Video
  • Title:Cold Feet: Complete Series 1-5 [DVD]
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