Acorn Media UK
30 Sep 2010
Acorn Media UK have announced the release of the second series of popular the ITV series Heartbeat for the very first time. Heartbeat series 2 will be released on 8th November whilst Heartbeat series 1 is also available for the first time on DVD.
Set during the 1960s in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield and initially starring former EastEnder Nick Berry as PC Nick Rowan, this enduringly popular series interweaves crime and medical storylines, with a host of colourful characters that viewers took to their hearts and a wonderfully nostalgic soundtrack.
Staple Sunday-night viewing for two decades, Heartbeat won several prestigious TV awards – including Best Performing Peak-Time Drama in 1999 (beating Coronation Street), and a number of ITV Programme of the Year awards. The series attracted a peak audience of 14 million, spawned a highly successful spin-off, The Royal, and a Top Ten hit single, and has garnered a devoted following, remaining prime-time viewing world-wide; in Norway, Heartbeat was voted Best European Drama of 2007.
In the first series the young married couple, PC Nick Rowan and Doctor Kate Rowan, arrive in the small Yorkshire village of Aidensfield after living in London. Both faced initial suspicion from the villagers, but over the course of the series came to be accepted as part of the community.
This complete second series – featuring John Simm and Hugo Speer in early TV roles, alongside cast regulars Niamh Cusack and Bill Maynard – was originally screened in 1993, and is available for the first time on DVD from Acorn Media UK.
You can order your copy of Heartbeat Series 1 by visiting the Acorn Media website at http://www.acornmediauk.com/index.php/heartbeat-series-1 …
Series 2 Heartbeat DVD is available on pre order from Acorn Media UK, order it now to guarantee you will receive the DVD soon after it’s released on the 8th November.
For more information or to browse through our extensive catalogue of classic British TV visit our website at http://www.acornmediauk.com