Hearts and Minds (1995) Christopher Ecclestone.A British television series created by Jimmy McGovern and first aired in Channel 4. The series won the Royal Television Society award for Best Serial DramaNotes: never released commercially on video or dvdCreated by Jimmy McGovern Written by Jimmy McGovernDirected by Stephen WhittakerStarring Christopher Eccleston, Lynda Steadman, David Harewood...A young man goes from been a factory worker to teaching in a tough loverly comprehensive. Issues of race, teenage suicide and homophobia are all touched upon. McGoverns characters are so well drawn and the main performance of Christopher Ecclestone is magnificent. Underrated and emotionally draining Hearts and Minds might not be regarded as McGoverns best but it is still an impressive work of art. The film also bears some resemblance to Ecclestones subsequent film Jude. In that both are about working class men trying to improve themselves through education and endeavour but ultimately finding the world has other plans for them.Format: PAL on DVD-RRegion Code: Multi-region '0'(free) Source: tv recording to video later transferred to dvd.Quality: 8/10 (good video quality)Runtime: 240 Minutes (Approx'): 4 Episodes.Presentation: double dvd case with case cover and inkjet printed discs.
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