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Format: DVD
Sku: 206210491
UPC: 883929001668
UPC 14: 00883929001668
Category Keywords: British  British Television  Fantasy  Sex
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Get a Room.
Inspired by Imogen Edwards-Jones' revelatory novel of life behind the scenes of London's top class hotels, Hotel Babylon reveals the tantalizing and seductive world of the luxury five-star hotel industry.

This three disc collection includes all eight episodes from Season 1 of Hotel Babylon!

"Light and breezy...the producers slowly develop the staff's backstories without heavily serializing the drama.  Brian Lowry, Variety

Editor's Note
A host of attractions and perils await guests at HOTEL BABYLON. Inside this luxurious five-star hotel, everything is on the menu. Deputy Manager Charlie Edwards (Max Beesley) pulls back the curtain and takes viewers on a tour of what really goes on at the high-class hotel--including sex, theft, and murder--as the staff cater to the rich and famously demanding. While staying one step ahead of his tightly wound boss, Rebecca (Tamzin Outhwaite), Charlie and his crafty concierge, Tony (Dexter Fletcher), manage to wrangle guests whatever their hearts, or loins, desire. Based on Imogen Edwards-Jones' tell-all book, the BBC hit HOTEL BABYLON offers a bawdy and comic look at the lives of the privileged.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/26/2008
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1000035805
Video UPC UPC: 00883929001668
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.78:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dexter Fletcher
Video Cast Info Emma Pierson
Video Cast Info Max Beesley
Video Cast Info Tamzin Outhwaite
Video Cast Info Barney Pilling, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Christopher Aird - Producer
Video Cast Info Gareth Neame - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Iain B. MacDonald, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info Jim Williams - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Karl Probert - Art Director
Video Cast Info Michael Fleischer - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Paul Cross - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Paul Spriggs - Art Director
Video Cast Info Sean Van Hales - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Tony Basgallop, et. al. - Writer

Awards


Nominee (2007)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Richard Norley, Russell Mann, Best Titles

Professional Reviews

Variety 8 of 10
Light and breezy, "Hotel Babylon" is a fairly simple conceit, built around the employees at a high-class London hotel and the guests they serve -- "no matter how absurd, bizarre or perverse their requirements might be," as one staffer helpfully sum ups the job. More conventional than the best BBC dramas, the series gets by on an attractive cast and its high style, serving up a trifle that's not compulsive enough initially to demand an extended stay...Perhaps foremost, this series based on Imogene Edwards-Jones' novel highlights how even a middling drama carefully shaped by a writer tends to be more compelling than reality shows crafted by editors, inasmuch as the template is virtually the same as Bravo's unscripted version of this premise, "Welcome to the Parker"...Set to bluesy music that recalls the swingin' '60s and emphasizes the setting's gilded trappings, the show seldom delves much beneath that polished surface, but glides across it with considerable panache. That's in no small part due to Beesley's understated performance and narration, gently guiding the audience behind these velvet ropes, while the producers slowly develop the staff's backstories without heavily serializing the drama. - Brian Lowry

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hotel Babylon
Product attributeLabel:   BBC Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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