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.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
4,644 ( 310)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1999   1998   1997  
3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Wire in the Blood (TV Series 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

Stars: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy
Messiah (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.

Stars: Ken Stott, Frances Grey, Jamie Draven
Rebus (2000–2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Set in Edinburgh, the mercurial Detective Inspector John Rebus's investigations lead him through the city's ancient beauty and into its more sinister quarters.

Stars: Ken Stott, Claire Price, Jennifer Black
Blue Murder (2003–2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders.

Stars: Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, Paul Loughran
Messiah: The Promise (TV Mini-Series 2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As a prison riot erupts into violence, Red comes face to face with the ring leader: the man who once held him hostage and nearly drove him mad. But what they don't know is a killer's amongst them, preying on their weaknesses.

Stars: Anthony Lennon, Rufus Jones, Olivia Busby
Murder in Suburbia (2004–2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

Stars: Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield
Above Suspicion (TV Series 2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

DC Anna Travis joins a team on the hunt for a particularly gruesome serial killer. When the latest victim is found and doesn't fit the usual profile of the killer's victims, Travis sets out to prove herself.

Stars: Kelly Reilly, Ciarán Hinds, Jason Durr
Prime Suspect (TV Mini-Series 1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell
Messiah: The Harrowing (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Red Metcalfe's analytical skills are stretched to the limit as he tries to fathom the workings of the mind of a killer determined to create their own Hell.

Stars: Ken Stott, Neil Dudgeon, Helen McCrory
The Last Detective (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

Stars: Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Rob Spendlove
The Field of Blood (TV Series 2011)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Glasgow 1982, a young girl investigates mysterious murders in a world of men.

Stars: Matt Costello, Jayd Johnson, Bronagh Gallagher
Cracker (1993–1996)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Dave Creegan (16 episodes, 1997-1999)
...
 Susan Taylor / ... (16 episodes, 1997-1999)
...
 Mark Rivers / ... (16 episodes, 1997-1999)
...
 Commander Enwright / ... (15 episodes, 1997-1999)
Mary Cunningham ...
 Marion (11 episodes, 1997-1998)
Saskia Downes ...
 Kerry Creegan (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Antony Byrne ...
 Barry (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Louise Creegan (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Molly Moloney ...
 Ruby Creegan (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

police | murder | See All (2) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

29 April 1997 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mystery!: Touching Evil II  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Creegan: He's a pimp.
See more »

Connections

Remade as Touching Evil (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Brilliant Start for a Compelling Series
15 January 2003 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

I actually saw part of this series while in London, and about a year later, PBS's Mystery! series picked it up (thank God) and was lucky enough to see all of the "Touching Evil" movies. While I only caught part of it in London, I was immediately compelled by what I saw -- gritty and dark storylines, pushed by characters that were convincing in that you really felt like they witnessed some of the most vicious aspects of human nature. The plots orbit around Robson Green's portrayal of cop Dave Creegan and his serial crime investigation unit as they barrel through London, tracking down serial killers. It's easy enough to say he's the archetypal anti-hero -- he's just gone back on the job from a near-death gunshot wound to the head (he's got a little scar), his family life's gone down the crapper (wife and kids left him), and he really is married to his work. But he's the anti-anti-hero; a Dirty Harry who's a real person. He struggles with his personal life as he tries to be emotionally supportive of his ex-wife's new life (what a concept, eh?), and you can see the pain on his face as he watches his small children with first-hand knowledge of the real evil out in the world. All the "Touching Evil" movies are well-done; each story is unique in its serial killer's modus operandi -- all very macabre. The moody filming adds to the bleakness. The deadpan cold moodiness is very similar to that "X-Files" ennui, and its gritty perspective of policework is very "Prime Suspect". The characters are all believable -- serious, professional, and very real. No ex-Playmates or pretty-boy faces, just compelling acting against some pretty grisly storylines.


17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
An American with a question heykincaid
Dusting for fingerprints. bassgoilius
So Creegman reports on Kreigman bassgoilius
Discuss Touching Evil (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?