A cat-and-mouse game between a charismatic and manipulative criminal and his interrogator, played out over the four episodes of the miniseries.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Susan Jackson 4 episodes, 1992
 Lola Del Moreno 3 episodes, 1992
 DI Shrapnel / ... 3 episodes, 1992
James Findleton ...
 Tony Jackson 2 episodes, 1992
Barry Findleton ...
 John Jackson 2 episodes, 1992
 Charlotte Lampton 2 episodes, 1992
Glyn Grimstead ...
 D.I. Jimmy Falcon / ... 2 episodes, 1992
 D.C. Summers / ... 2 episodes, 1992
Anthony Smee ...
 Superintendant 2 episodes, 1992
 Nurse Jackie 2 episodes, 1992
 DC Frisby 2 episodes, 1992
 Surveillance officer 2 episodes, 1992
 Moyra Sheffield 2 episodes, 1992


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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Crime | Thriller


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Release Date:

27 November 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Csapdában  »

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(4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Timothy Dalton and Timothy West appeared in Agatha (1979). In that film, West also played a senior police officer, with Dalton's character being his suspect. See more »


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 »


I'm the Great Pretender
Written by Buck Ram
[Played during the end credits]
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Superb star performance, otherwise nothing special
6 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Following his all too brief reign as Bond, Timothy Dalton is here utterly compelling throughout as the charismatic, beguiling, sociopath Eddie Myers, a big-time criminal presumed dead, but discovered hiding in plain site near a British tourist haven in Spain. Back in England he agrees to become a 'supergrass' and the keen young detective who first spotted him is surprisingly appointed to the vital role of working closely with him, extracting his extensive knowledge of the underworld.

Likely to have been suggested by the previous year's hugely influential SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, this is developed in a somewhat predictable fashion. Attempts to portray the police at work as realistically as possible, with lots of use of the hand-held camera, do little to tone-down the improbabilities in the plotting, which leaves several loose ends. Timothy West's fast-talking, beer-swilling, DCI and the police banter, particularly regarding Myers' health food obsession, provide some fun, but there's too much soap opera. Altogether, not in the same league as excellent La Plante series' PRIME SUSPECT and WIDOWS, but certainly a must for fans of its star.

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