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The Take DVD £5.99 @ HMV (based on Martina Cole novel)
The Take DVD £5.99 @ HMV (based on Martina Cole novel)

The Take DVD £5.99 @ HMV (based on Martina Cole novel)

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Screenwriter Neil Biswas' (BRADFORD RIOTS) adaptation of Martina Cole's novel THE TAKE, spans 10 years of British socio-political change. The backdrop of the Thatcher era and its transition into the birth of New Labour, is particularly relevant to the drama's theme of idealised new beginnings; stemming from and resulting in a sense of disillusion.

Freddie Jackson (Tom Hardy, BRONSON, ROCKNROLLA) leaves prison in 1984, after serving 4 years for bank robbery. His loyal, if unstable, wife Jackie (Kierston Wareing, RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER) has waited for him on the outside, under the misguided impression that he wants to go straight. Freddie, however, is raring to get back into the game, keen on becoming king of the East End underworld. Cousin Jimmy (Shaun Evans, BOY A) is hot on his heels and, with time, rises the ranks of the quickly expanding crime empire -- eventually eclipsing Freddie himself. He also has something else Freddie covets, Jackie's younger sister Maggie (Charlotte Riley, WUTHERING HEIGHTS), and together they have a loving relationship the Jacksons can only dream of. Bitterness and jealously threaten to tear the family apart, as loyalties are brought into question, trusts are betrayed, and violence ensues. In an era of new promises and possibilities, everyone it appears, is on the take.

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great show, hot!

good price, the best online.

I brought this instore from Asda Bromsgrove yesterday for £5.

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good price, the best online.I brought this instore from Asda Bromsgrove … good price, the best online.I brought this instore from Asda Bromsgrove yesterday for £5.



Me too. Never seen or read it but thought the ads looked good. Can't go wrong for £5

thanks just ordered watched the first half on sky FREE and they didn't show the 2nd half unless you joined Sky so I have been wanting this for months bought the book but I'm sure the DVD will be good would add heat but I don't know how to do it sorry.

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thanks just ordered watched the first half on sky FREE and they didn't … thanks just ordered watched the first half on sky FREE and they didn't show the 2nd half unless you joined Sky so I have been wanting this for months bought the book but I'm sure the DVD will be good would add heat but I don't know how to do it sorry.



Friend told me about it but as dont have sky had to go the dvd route :x

Good price but stacked to the hilt with unimaginative characterizations and lazy cliches all over the place. Predictable and Tom Hardy has the same laughable confused/high look whether he's fighting, f-king or...well no, that's it - a shame as the rest of the primary cast (bar his shouty wife - same as Hardy but with tits) at least have shades of emotion in their performances.

Bag of S**T nothing like the Book dont waste your money

nothing ever is, but this is still good, better than alot of the tripe on TV this year.

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Bag of S**T nothing like the Book dont waste your money

Thought this was pretty good myself, hot

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Bag of S**T nothing like the Book dont waste your money



I've not read the book myself but it doesnt take away from Tom Hardy's amazing performance in this, one of the best made for TV series i've watched in years!!

Tom Hardy is a great actor , loved this series --hot from me ....the book is much more violent than the series !Martina dont ramp about

Never really liked Take That but seems a fair price.

Not read the book, but really enjoyed the series - worth a watch for just over a fiver IMO.
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