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March's TV Box Sets: 'Mr Selfridge', 'Castle', 'Alan Partridge'
This March, don't risk stepping out the house in shorts and flip flops only to get caught in a rainstorm - stay in and watch some of the month's best DVD and Blu-ray releases like...
Utopia - Series One (March 11)
Starring: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Adeel Akhtar, Alexandra Roach, Neil Maskell
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Dennis Kelly's slick, visceral six-part thriller shocked and intrigued viewers in equal measure when it hit our screens earlier this year courtesy of Channel 4 - and from this month, the conspiracy thriller's complete first series will be available to buy in DVD and Blu-ray formats.
Still reeling from your first watch? Then now's the perfect time to give Utopia a second viewing. And there might be another incentive to refresh your memory too - from what we hear, there could be more Utopia heading your way in the near future...
Pre-order Utopia - Series One on DVD now from the Digital Spy store.
Pre-order Utopia - Series One on Blu-ray now from the Digital Spy store.
Mr Selfridge - Series One (March 11)
Starring: Jeremy Piven, Katherine Kelly, Frances O'Connor, Aisling Loftus
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Mix a dash of Downton glamour with an arresting central performance from Entourage's Jeremy Piven and you've got Mr Selfridge - the latest ITV drama hit that's already been picked up for a second series.
All ten episodes will be available to take home in just seven days' time, so why not pick up the DVD or Blu-ray boxset and swat up on your department store etiquette before the new episodes debut in 2014?
Pre-order Mr Selfridge - Series One on DVD now from the Digital Spy store.
Pre-order Mr Selfridge - Series One on Blu-ray now from the Digital Spy store.
Patrimilgrimage: The Alan Partridge Specials (March 11)
Starring: Steve Coogan, Robert Popper, Martin Glyn Murray
When we heard that Steve Coogan was bringing Alan Partridge back to TV last year we let out many, varied cheers of joy - "Cashback!" "Spice World!" "Jurassic Park!", etc. And now you can enjoy those brilliant comeback specials over and over again on DVD.
In 'Welcome to the Places of my Life', Alan takes us on a tour of his home county of Norfolk, showing us around landmarks such as the Riverside Leisure Centre and the local dry ski slope. Then in 'Open Books with Martin Bryce', the North Norfolk Digital DJ goes all "Jack-an-ack-a-nory" on us by reading extracts from his autobiography I, Partridge: We Need to talk about Alan. This should do the trick until the Alan Partridge movie hits cinemas on August 16.
Pre-order Patrimilgrimage: The Alan Partridge Specials on DVD now from the Digital Spy store.
Person of Interest - Season One (March 18)
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P Henson, Kevin Chapman
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
"You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it." Big Brother translates into big action in Person of Interest, the hot new procedural on the block created by The Dark Knight Rises writer Jonathan Nolan and starring Jesus Christ himself Jim Caviezel.
This first season eases us slowly into Person of Interest's intriguing premise of mysterious billionaire Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) constructing a machine capable of predicting criminal acts in New York City and recruiting former Green Beret and CIA officer John Reese (Caviezel) to stop the perpetrators on the ground. It's a concept that'll pique your interest and just carry on going from there. With lots of kicks, crunches and Caviezel, Person of Interest is definitely worth a look.
Pre-order Person of Interest - Season One on DVD now from the Digital Spy store.
Pre-order Person of Interest - Season One on Blu-ray now from the Digital Spy store.
Castle - The Complete Fourth Season (March 25)
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Molly Quinn
Nathan Fillion's slick crime scribe and Stana Katic's straight-shooting cop are back together again for the fourth season of hugely enjoyable drama Castle - in the aftermath of season three's shocking finale, Beckett (Katic) is fighting for her life while Castle (Fillion) hunts for her shooter...
This 6-disc collection contains all 23 episodes, plus special features - including commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes and bloopers - and if you're a Castle rookie, you can also pick up a box set containing the complete seasons 1 through 4.
Pre-order Castle - The Complete Fourth Season on DVD now from the Digital Spy store.
Pre-order Castle - Complete Seasons 1-4 Box-set on DVD now from the Digital Spy store.
Which TV DVDs will you be buying this month? Leave your comments below!