Win a copy of ‘River’ on DVD with CD soundtrack


Enter to win one of 3 River bundle prizes: the complete series on DVD, plus the soundtrack on CD!

River DVD

The 6-part psychological crime drama recently came to a dramatic and heart-felt ending on BBC One. The traumatic journey saw the emotional battle of distinguished detective John River (Stellan Skarsgård) learn to cope with the untimely death of his colleague Jackie ‘Stevie’ Stevenson (Nicola Walker). While investigating for clues to honour her death and find closure, River’s labyrinthine quest was plagued by “spirits” of victims and murderers; manifested from his mind and fluctuating grip on reality. Lesley Manville, Adeel Akhtar and Eddie Marsan co-star.

Read our interviews with pilot director Richard Laxton and Adeel Akhtar here.

CD Soundtrack

Silva Screen Records brings us the original television soundtrack with 20 tracks from British composer Harry Escott, whose motion picture scores include Hard Candy (2005) and A Mighty Heart (2007), as well as Shame (2011), based on the screenplay penned by River scribe Abi Morgan. Not only can you sit back and bask in the atmospheric tunes featured in the programme, the compilation includes that upbeat, yet bitter-sweet classic disco hit by Tina Charles – I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance), initially released 40 years ago in 1976. While being a pop favourite for many fans of the Whitechapel born artist, Stevie gave the song a comeback in a very touching context.


To win River - the complete series on DVD, plus the soundtrack on CD, all you need to do is answer the following question correctly:

Which series with a Scandinavian element did director Richard Laxton also work on, prior to filming the first episode of River??

a) The Tunnel

b) Fortitude

c) Wallander UK


To enter, you must be: (a) A UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry • The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of NordicNoir.TV • No purchase necessary • Only one entry per person. • The prize is 1x copy of ‘River’ The Complete Series and 1x original TV CD soundtrack per person, with 3x winners in total • By entering the competition, you are allowing us to add you to the Nordic Noir mailing list • All entries must be made using the form supplied • No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason • The winner will be chosen at random from all those entrants who have selected the correct answer • The closing date for the competition is 2pm 10th December 2015. If you win, we will notify you by e-mail • Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into • The prize is not exchangeable for cash or any other prize • If, for any reason, an advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value • Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified

River is out to buy on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 30th November. Pre-order your copy on DVD and Blu-ray here.