Monday, February 23, 2009

Mysteries on TV: Canterbury's Law and Trial & Retribution, New This Week on DVD

Mysteries on TV

, your source for the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD, is profiling two series that have season DVDs being released this week.

Another casualty of the writers' strike of 2007/2008 was which ultimately ended airing only 6 episodes on Fox. Julianna Margulies starred as defense attorney Elizabeth Canterbury, a woman haunted by the disappearance of her son. As a result, she wasn't afraid to push the boundaries of the law if she believed it would protect her clients.

Set in Providence, Rhode Island, the series also starred Ben Shenkman, Trieste Dunn, and Keith Robinson as her co-workers and Aidan Quinn as her husband Matthew.

The Canterbury's Law: The Complete Series DVD set of 2 discs contains the 6 episodes that originally aired during March and April, 2008.

Crime to court suspense is the hallmark of , a drama created by Lynda LaPlante who was also responsible for the long-running series . It remains in production today having begun its most recent set of episodes last month.

Similar in format to , each episode follows cases from the commission of the crime and the police investigation to the trial of the accused. The series stars David Hayman as Detective Superintendent Mike Walker and Kate Buffery as Detective Inspector Pat North.

The series premiered on ITV1 in 1997 and was produced as a once or twice a year episode until 2006 when additional episodes were produced and aired annually.

The Trial & Retribution: Set Two DVD set of 4 discs contains the 4 episodes that originally aired in June and October 2002, September 2003, and October 2004.

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