'NYPD Blue: Season 5'
It's been quite some time - almost eight years, in fact - since the last home video release of executive producer Steven Bochco's much-acclaimed police drama, so its fans should find this latest offering quite welcome.
Sipowicz and Simone (Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits) are still detective partners, with the latter's relationship with fellow cop Russell (Kim Delaney) still on uncertain ground largely due to her personal past. Terrence Howard, Giancarlo Esposito and Mos Def are among the guest stars; regular cast members also include Gordon Clapp, Nicholas Turturro and James McDaniel. *** (Not rated: AS, P, V)