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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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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Well worth watching
10 June 2002 | by strega3See all my reviews

As a fan of British mystery series, I've become quite particular about what is worth my time. For example, Inspector Morse always makes the cut; Inspector Frost rarely does. Touching Evil so far exceeds the mark that I've bought the tapes. The acting is exceptional--not just Green, but the entire cast perform convincingly and with great subtlety.

This superior cast handles a very tough script exceedingly well. Not only is the plot heavily detailed and nuanced, it's quite hard to watch from a moral point of view (and it must have been even harder to act it). This is absolutely not a criticism. This show deals with some of the ugliest realities of our time. The plot requires the viewer to learn about them. You cannot simply forget what you've seen at the end of the show. In my book, entertainment that also teaches and induces serious thought rises above the usual drivel and makes the discomfort induced by the topics justified.

The look of the series complements the subject matter and the acting, creating a dense and quite specific atmosphere in each scene. Some shots (especially when you least expect it) are quite stunning and even beautiful.

Highly and unreservedly recommended.


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