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Touching Evil 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (1997–1999)
Touching Evil is a crime drama following the exploits of a crack squad on the Organised & Serial Crime Unit, a rapid response police force that serves the entire county.

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Paul Abbott
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1999   1998   1997  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robson Green ...  Dave Creegan 16 episodes, 1997-1999
Nicola Walker ...  Susan Taylor / ... 16 episodes, 1997-1999
Shaun Dingwall ...  Mark Rivers / ... 16 episodes, 1997-1999
Michael Feast ...  Commander Enwright / ... 15 episodes, 1997-1999
Mary Cunningham Mary Cunningham ...  Marion 11 episodes, 1997-1998
Saskia Downes Saskia Downes ...  Kerry Creegan 7 episodes, 1997-1998
Antony Byrne Antony Byrne ...  Barry 7 episodes, 1997-1998
Holly Earl ...  Louise Creegan 7 episodes, 1997-1998
Molly Moloney Molly Moloney ...  Ruby Creegan 7 episodes, 1997-1998
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Touching Evil is a crime drama following the exploits of a crack squad on the Organised & Serial Crime Unit, a rapid response police force that serves the entire county. Written by Loryn <scearley@hotmail.com>

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police | murder | See All (2) »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery!: Touching Evil II See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Creegan: He's a pimp.
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Connections

Remade as Touching Evil (2004) See more »

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Go Green
2 July 2013 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Touching Evil" is such a wonderful series, but sometimes it's difficult to watch. It's dark, gritty, atmospheric, sometimes sad, and sometimes heartbreaking. Bottom line: it's fantastic.

The series stars heartthrob Robson Green, a quirky, intense, sexy actor who, in his role as Dave Creegan. Creegan is a divorced man with two beautiful little girls; his wife is involved with someone else. Previous to the series, he was shot and had a near death experience, which has affected him deeply as well as leaving him with a physical scar.

When the series begins, he comes to work with the Organised & Serial Crime Unit, where he's teamed with Susan Taylor (Nicola Walker), an attractive, down to earth woman who realizes early on that Creegan is no typical detective. He works to get into the mind of the killer to figure out his next move.

The various episodes have dealt with child kidnapping, euthanasia, murders resulting from a web game, a serial killer who communicates with a reporter, and PTSD. At one point, Creegan realizes that he must take desperate measures to protect his ex-wife and his family.

Really excellent series, with absolutely no glamor, sometimes bizarrely photographed, dealing with Britain's underside. Highly recommended for the strong performances of all the actors, the charisma of Green, and the powerful stories.


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