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British crime dramas based on the bestselling thrillers; Starring award-winning actress Amanda Burton

THE HELEN WEST CASEBOOK
Debuts on DVD August 18, 2009

"Absorbingly intelligent and atmospheric"—The Times (U.K.)
"Another triumph for Burton"—The Mirror (U.K.)

Silver Spring, MD — Based on the bestselling suspense novels, The Helen West Casebook debuts on DVD from Acorn Media on August 18, 2009. (DVD 3-volume boxed set, www.AcornOnline.com). Award-winning actress Amanda Burton (The Commander, Silent Witness) stars in three suspenseful, sophisticated feature-length dramas based on the acclaimed novels by Frances Fyfield, two-time winner of the prestigious Dagger award for crime writing. The series aired on A&E in 2002.

A workaholic prosecutor with a messy personal life, Helen West has a by-the-book boss, a strained romance with a handsome police chief, and a keen sense of justice that often gets her into trouble. She deals with gruesome crimes—murder, sexual assault, domestic abuse—but never falters in her pursuit of the truth. Each nail-biting case benefits from the real-life experience of author Frances Fyfield, a former crown prosecutor, and strong supporting work by actors Conor Mullen (Reckless, Holby City) and Nicholas Woodeson (Rome).

Also starring Anthony Howell (Foyle’s War), Nicholas Woodeson (Rome), Dermot Crowley (Bleak House), Rita Tushingham (The Knack, Dr. Zhivago), and Martin Freeman (The Office (U.K.), The Old Curiosity Shop)

Amanda Burton has won three National Television Awards for most popular actress.

Produced in 2001, Helen West is an Arrowhead Productions/UK Film and TV production in association with East Wind Films Ltd and Fremantle International Distribution.

Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media distributes distinctive home video releases to the North American market with a special focus on the best of British television. Acorn’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn Media at (888) 870-8047 or www.acornonline.com.

Street: Aug. 18, 2009
DVD 3-Vol. Boxed Set: Approx. 289 min. - British mystery
Features: Biographies of star Amanda Burton and author Frances Fyfield.
SRP: $49.99



Press Contact (screeners, box art/stills and interviews):
Chad Campbell, Acorn Media, 301.608.2115 ext. 138, ccampbell@acornmedia.com


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