Rent In the Red: The Complete Series (1998)

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2h 58min
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In the Red is set in Spring 1998, a year into a New Labour Government, with the country feeling that nothing has, in fact, "got better" at all. When a serial killer targets a number of bank managers and financiers, the nation responds with a curious mixture of mild outrage and quiet admiration. George Cragge, a raddled BBC Radio crime reporter with a fondness for drink and a healthy contempt for BBC management, joins the murder hunt after he begins to receive mysterious telephone calls from the killer. Leading the murder hunt is his old ally, DCI Jefferson. An immaculately constructed whodunnit, and an irreverent, yet affectionate romp through the corridors of British power.
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Sarah Smith
Malcolm Bradbury, Mark Tavener
Simply Media
British TV, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers
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Run Time:
178 minutes
English Mono
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3

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Shenanigans in the BBC and politics - In the Red: The Complete Series review by AW

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I loved this. Laughed so much. The situation seems absurd but then you're not so sure it isn't close to the truth. It's 1998. Warren Clarke is great as the disheveled and mostly discredited journalist, Alun Armstrong the Scotland Yard DCI, Richard Griffiths is a clueless MP only interested in lunch, Sally Phillips is the stoned flighty hippy type who turns deeply professional and serious announcing the radio news, Stephen Fry and John Bird plot to discredit the DG to get him fired, Rik Mayall is, well, Rik Mayall, and there's a dominatrix living above the party offices! What bizarre scenario is not to like?

Great locations around London including the Dog and Duck in Soho, the Beeb in Portland Place and Television Centre in the White City.

Worth a gander.

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