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
3,271 ( 147)

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 7.1/10 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
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
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
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
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
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
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A man is buried alive, and Metcalfe must delve into a serial killer's psyche.

Stars: Frances Grey, Gillian Taylforth, Emily Joyce
Waking the Dead (TV Series 2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson
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

Best of All Things British...
9 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

I stumbled over this one on a Sunday afternoon during a top-ot-the-hour channel surf. Readjusting my American viewing apparatus to accept a cop drama that was cut at less than 10 edits a minute, this baby snared me hard. I drooled until I was able to catch the rest of the episodes, and I found myself moving through the day hungering to answer the phone, "D.I Creegan..."

This show rocks in that the viewer is REQUIRED TO WORK to figure out the details of the backstory, relationships that existed before, and to hang onto a storyline that is not concerned with over-explaining; you need to keep up with the pace. This story is real and happening, transferring a realistic impression of copwork from the inside, tempered with just enough "X-Files" in their "Elite Special Ops Force (or whatever it's called)" to be convincing not in the fantastic/horrific, but in The REALITY. No passivity in attention here; snooze=loose.

Think the complex, multi-episodicness of "The Prisoner" with the acting/directing savvy of "NYPD Blue" and the cinematic re-par-te of, say, John Sayles if he were to shoot contemporary London. (The EXT. - NIGHT's are a little too blue for me, but hell, I ain't the shooter...)

"Touching" is pretty dang good, guv-nuh, as hard-boiled as you'll get across the Pond.


16 of 17 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:
?