IMDb > "NCS Manhunt" (2002) > Reviews & Ratings - IMDb

Reviews & Ratings for
"NCS Manhunt" More at IMDbPro »

Write review
Filter: Hide Spoilers:
Index 2 reviews in total 

National Crime Squad

Author: Prismark10 from United Kingdom
4 November 2015

NCS: Manhunt shown on the BBC was a supposedly slick crime drama written by Malcolm McKay.

It was a polished and fast paced thriller with plenty of hi tech computers and a squad of ten specialist detectives led by DI Borne (David Suchet) who in effect were the British equivalent of the FBI.

Suchet is very good and memorable. A tough and uncompromising detective but a lot of other members of the cast did not convince me that they belonged as bobbies never-mind being in such an elite unit.

The opening episode focused on a sexual fantasist who has kidnapped the elderly mother of a senior police woman.

Something in the direction of the series left a lot to be desired. Competent but also a little bit too by the numbers as well as plodding.

Was the above review useful to you?

4 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

The BBC lays another egg!

Author: Troopie from Hua Hin, Thailand
15 February 2006

The BBC has made many great dramas, & David Suchet has given us some fine performances. Sadly, neither is true of this contrived TV series. The fact that no 'Technical adviser'is listed says a lot, as there is no UK police unit like the one featured in this series -- & hopefully never will be! The writers seem to have tried to transplant 'Hawaii 5-0' to the UK, but sadly, there are no sunny beaches or exotic ladies to distract us from the weak plot, paper thin characters, & total lack of realism. I watched this on BBC Prime in Thailand but after tolerating a couple of oh so predictable episodes, I would prefer to watch a Thai drama -- even though I don't understand a word! Do yourself a favour -- avoid this series & keep your fingers crossed that the BBC learns from its mistakes.

Was the above review useful to you?

Add another review

Related Links

Ratings Official site Main details
Your user reviews Your vote history