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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Feb. 14 2012
  • Run Time: 296 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00662CH48
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,328 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Maeve (Dervla Kirwan, Ballykissangel) and Mark (Stephen Tompkinson, Wild at Heart) meet in London under unusual circumstances: both are recently deceased. Maeve was killed by a hit-and-run driver, and Mark died during a routine surgery while his wife was giving birth to their son. The two mismatched souls find themselves still in this world, thrown together in a weird and wonderful afterlife.

This touching and gently humorous British drama explores what it means to have a chance to help—or hinder—those left behind. Maeve’s lover wasn’t just cheating on his wife; he was also cheating on Maeve. Mark was happily married, but he left his wife and children penniless. In this afterlife, the dead can’t talk to those they knew when alive, but they can speak freely with strangers. Will Maeve and Mark be able to right past wrongs and repair relationships? What will they learn about each other, and themselves?

Seen on public television, this poignant drama also stars Peter O’Brien (Queer as Folk), David Bradley (Harry Potter), and Callum Blue (Dead Like Me).

Disc 1
Episode One - When Maeve and Mark meet on a London street, they soon realize they have something in common: they’re both dead. At least they have each other as they cope with the shock of their demises and discover the odd realities of the afterlife.

Episode Two - As Maeve and Mark attend their own funerals, they are confronted by their pasts: a cold and distant mother, and a father who wasn’t around. Each turns to the other for help, and Maeve makes a surprising discovery about her brother.

Episode Three - Mark and Maeve find an abandoned baby and learn that their actions can affect the lives of others. Maeve takes revenge on Freddie, her faithless lover, with behavior that shocks Mark. Meanwhile, Mark holds his infant son for the first time.

Disc 2
Episode Four - Faced with mounting debts and bills, Mark’s widow, Jo, applies for a job. Freddie embarks on another affair, this time with a teenager. Maeve and Mark meet an elderly couple and help solve a long-ago crime.

Episode Five - While attending a wedding, Mark advises a nervous bride, and Maeve falls in love. Freddie and Jo become friends, and when Freddie falls asleep at her flat, Mark believes the worst. Maeve briefly imagines a life she will never have.

Episode Six - Maeve promises Mark that she will learn the truth about Freddie and Jo’s relationship. After finding the car that struck and killed her, she then goes in search of the driver. Mark has an unexpected opportunity to spend time with his daughter, and Maeve makes her peace.

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I bought this set because of the lead actors (being a Ballykissangel fan). The story line was a bit "out there" but I still enjoyed it. It's one of those movies that might make you say "Maybe this is what happens" after you see it. You have to watch it with an open mind.
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Two great actors in a fascinating spiritual story.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa141fd44) out of 5 stars 15 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1499534) out of 5 stars Hereafter series that tickles the heart and funny bone Dec 28 2011
By Harold Wolf - Published on Amazon.com
A uniquely created series about life-after-death. Neither religious nor spooky, but a dramatization of the beyond like none other. Two Londoners find themselves walking the streets after being killed. One hit & run, one botched hernia op. Yet the show's not morbid. The entire series treads a fine line as it jumps from comedy to deeply moving sequences. The deceased needs no sleep, food, and never tires; but experience plenty of surprises and post-mortem opportunities. There is certainly never a dull moment with this embalmed pair. Can past wrongs be fixed, during this halfway state between life and death?
Devised and excellent writing by Sian Evans.

Six 49min episodes WITH SUBTITLES.
Episode 1 In 2000 two souls meet on a London Street. Irish lass Maeve age 27 (Dervla Kirwan-Ballykissangel) and Mark age 33 (Stephen Tompkinson-Wild at Heart) are sometimes testy, or consoling one another over their untimely deaths. Being dead, they can be seen by only strangers, not former family or acquaintances. Strangers forget after eye contact is lost.

2 Mark & Maeve are enlightened to past failure as they attend their funerals. They must look to each other, deceased mates now, not quite familiar with their new afterlife. Guest star: H. Potter's David Bradley (The Way We Live Now).

3 Maeve and Mark can affect the living in both positive and negative ways. A baby saved, one held. Not theologically based; but some second chances given.

4 Mark's wife Jo (Sally Hurst-heartless) is after a job. Maeve's cheating lover Freddie (Peter O'Brien-White Collar Blue) seeks a new affair. Plus the mystery episode has a good bit of post-post-mortem sleuthing. Guest: Patrick Godfrey (Duchess & Room With a View)

5 Mark counsels a bride as Maeve falls in love. The dead pair's significant others meet.

6 Maeve checks out Mark's former wife's relationship, and then locates the driver that killed her. Guest star: Callum Blue (Princes Diaries 2).
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa149993c) out of 5 stars How happy am I? Dec 26 2011
By C. Dobbins - Published on Amazon.com
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I remember watching this series many years ago, and I have been looking for it ever since. The series contains humour, pathos, longing for the past, and working through past loves and hates.
Remembering one episode in particular makes me very sad because of the poignancy of the situation. If you haven't seen the series, I'll give you a hint: the protagonists can be remembered ONLY while they are the sight of the person looking at them. Once they move from that person's line of sight, they are forgotten.
So, roll on 14 February 2012 - this is on my MUST BUY list.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Judith L. - Published on Amazon.com
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This well-written, well-portrayed series is a must for fans of Dervla Kirwan and Stephen Tompkinson (both from Ballykissangel). Two people meet after their untimely and unexpected death and wander around wondering what's next. The ending left me wanting more. It is a shame the series only lasted one short season. Great entertainment!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1499d80) out of 5 stars I do love the actors! March 13 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I do really enjoy these two actors together. There is a terrific back and forth with these two. Of course, coming from, "Ballykissangel", they have worked together for years. I'd recommend this lovely story.
HASH(0xa1499da4) out of 5 stars Two Dead Souls Unite June 22 2012
By carol irvin - Published on Amazon.com
This is an excellent UK tv series. It alternates between comedy and poignant situations. This is very inventive as the creator comes up with rules for this being dead yet walking around in present day London semblance of existence. For example, if the decedent knows someone, the decedent cannot be seen. However, if the person is a stranger, the decedent can be seen BUT the person will not remember meeting him or her as soon as out of sight.

The man and woman die separately but meet on the London streets on the day they die. They go to their funerals together and watch their loved ones cope with their loss. They each need to have the other communicate with the loved ones. As they get more and more entwined, they become more and more like a couple. Her problem in chief was having an affair with a married man, a complete rat. His was that he was failing financially and his family has been left with very little.

The actors are excellent. They were a real life couple together for awhile but no longer are.

This is a must see!

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