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Kidnap and Ransom 

From the first phone call with kidnappers to risky excursions into exotic and dangerous locales, negotiator Dominic King places himself in the line of fire to bring the victims home.
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Series cast summary:
Trevor Eve ...  Dominic King 6 episodes, 2011-2012
Helen Baxendale ...  Angela Beddoes 6 episodes, 2011-2012
Natasha Little ...  Sophie King 6 episodes, 2011-2012
Scott Sparrow Scott Sparrow ...  Frank Egan 5 episodes, 2011-2012
Amara Karan ...  Carrie Heath 5 episodes, 2011-2012
Emma Fielding ...  Naomi Shaffer 3 episodes, 2011
Rebekah Nathan Rebekah Nathan ...  Sally Shaffer 3 episodes, 2011
Patrick Baladi ...  Philip Shaffer 3 episodes, 2011
Tony Caprari Tony Caprari ...  Ramon Barbosa 3 episodes, 2011
Laura Greenwood ...  Tess King 3 episodes, 2011
Sharon Maughan ...  Jane Wickham 3 episodes, 2011
Tumisho Masha ...  Inspector Clive Lanning 3 episodes, 2011
Sharon Small ...  Beth Cooper 3 episodes, 2012
Gregg Chillin ...  Mahavir Mehta 3 episodes, 2012
Sean Gilder ...  Sean Cooper 3 episodes, 2012
Hasina Haque ...  Leela Nishad 3 episodes, 2012
Madhur Mittal ...  Anwar Razdan 3 episodes, 2012
Kimberley Nixon ...  Florence Holland 3 episodes, 2012
Owen Teale ...  Robert Holland 3 episodes, 2012
Christopher Fairbank ...  Chris Taylor 3 episodes, 2012
Barbara Marten Barbara Marten ...  Janet Taylor 3 episodes, 2012
Letisha Singh Letisha Singh ...  Inspector Kholi 3 episodes, 2012
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Expert British hostage negotiator Dominic King (Trevor Eve) is called upon when a businesswoman (Emma Fielding) from the UK is kidnapped in South Africa by a sinister figure named Willard (John Hannah). When the release of the woman goes wrong and Willard strikes again in Britain, King realizes this was never a straightforward case of kidnapping for ransom, and that the man's motives run much deeper than ever imagined. King, along with his superior, Angela (Helen Baxendale), and assistant, Carrie (Amara Karan), must now work against the clock to bring Willard's latest victims home alive. Written by bobbyandbeans

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Jäger - Geld oder Leben See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trevor Eve (Dominic King) & Emma Fielding (Naomi Shaffer) also worked together on Waking the Dead (2000) as Det Supt Peter Boyd & Dr. Greta Simpson respectively. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.35 (2012) See more »

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Gripping and well acted- quite excellent
8 March 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I do agree one or two parts are on the far-fetched side, and the ending could have been more. But Kidnap and Ransom made for quite gripping television and I was really impressed.

Visually it is very striking, not just the photography which is skillful and the lighting which adds to the atmosphere but also the locations which are well chosen and used to great effect. The story is well paced and very gripping with some suitably tense moments, there is a cracking script and good direction.

The acting also impresses, Trevor Eve is excellent in the lead as is John Hannah as the main villain. Emma Fielding is also smashing, evoking genuine emotion when she needed to. The characters are credible too, there is the odd cliché here and there, but with the writing and acting as good as they are I actually didn't mind.

Overall, a very gripping, interesting and well-acted series drama and definitely worth it. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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