A cat-and-mouse game between a charismatic and manipulative criminal and his interrogator, played out over the four episodes of the mini-series.
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 Eddie Myers (4 episodes, 1992)
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 DCI Jimmy McKinnes (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Sgt. Larry Jackson (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Susan Jackson (4 episodes, 1992)
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 Lola Del Moreno (3 episodes, 1992)
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 DI Shrapnel / ... (3 episodes, 1992)
James Findleton ...
 Tony Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
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 John Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Charlotte Lampton (2 episodes, 1992)
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 D.I. Jimmy Falcon / ... (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Superintendant (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Nurse Jackie (2 episodes, 1992)
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 DC Frisby (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Surveillance officer (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Moyra Sheffield (2 episodes, 1992)
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Eddy Myers, a criminal who absconded from justice in Britain and lives in luxury in Spain under an assumed name, until he is recognized by a young and overly zealous British police officer on holiday. After his extradition to England, Myers offers information about his cronies in return for a reduced sentence, but insists he will only talk to the young officer who was responsible for his arrest in Spain. Thus a cat-and-mouse game between the charismatic and manipulative criminal and his interrogator begins.

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First appearance of Penelope Cruz in and English language production. See more »

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Eddie Myers: At first, the dollars were in small denominations, tens, fives, ones. But later, round November, on exchange day, I obtained samples of fifties and hundreds, two million dollars. You should use a deodorant.
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Remade as Framed (2002) See more »

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I'm the Great Pretender
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Written by Buck Ram
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fascinating, engrossing crime thriller
8 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I note with interest that this was Americanised into a new TV version with Rob Lowe and Sam Neill, of all people, but I imagine it was a much watered down version of Lynda La Plante's original story.

In 1992, a version clocking in at over three hours came to British screens (and a limited video release thereafter). The story centres around a con in police protection and the relationship and hold he has over the constable on his case. Casting Timothy Dalton as the con, Eddie Myers, was a masterstroke. He's an unhinged, devious, predatory man with dubious sexual leanings. He plays the role wonderfully, giving the character that raw edge while also making him likeable. David Morrissey, in one of his early roles, plays Sgt. Larry Jackson, who can almost be described as 'the prey'. His nervous energy in dealing both with the intensity of close proximity to Myers and his crumbling marriage to Sue (Annabelle Apsion) is well-portrayed.

Penelope Cruz appeared too, as the mysterious Lola, while Timothy West (as the typical scruffy detective, Mac) and Trevor Cooper (as bumbling and impressionable DI Shrapnel) were memorable. The screenplay was based on a real character, albeit with significant artistic licence. It was clever, engrossing, and - for me - La Plante's best work for television.


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