Kidnap and Ransom (2011– )

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From the first phone call with kidnappers to risky excursions into exotic and dangerous locales, negotiator Dominic King places himself in the line of fire to bring the victims home.

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 Dominic King (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Angela Beddoes (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Natasha Little ...
 Sophie King (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Frank Egan (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Carrie Heath (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Naomi Shaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Rebekah Nathan ...
 Sally Shaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Philip Shaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Tony Caprari ...
 Ramon Barbosa (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Tess King (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Jane Wickham (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Inspector Clive Lanning (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Mahavir Mehta (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Chris Taylor (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Sean Cooper (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Leela Nishad (3 episodes, 2012)
Barbara Marten ...
 Janet Taylor (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Anwar Razdan (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Florence Holland (3 episodes, 2012)
Letisha Singh ...
 Inspector Kholi (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Beth Cooper (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Robert Holland (3 episodes, 2012)
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Expert British hostage negotiator Dominic King (Trevor Eve) is called upon when a businesswoman (Emma Fielding) from the UK is kidnapped in South Africa by a sinister figure named Willard (John Hannah). When the release of the woman goes wrong and Willard strikes again in Britain, King realizes this was never a straightforward case of kidnapping for ransom, and that the man's motives run much deeper than ever imagined. King, along with his superior, Angela (Helen Baxendale), and assistant, Carrie (Amara Karan), must now work against the clock to bring Willard's latest victims home alive. Written by bobbyandbeans

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wow, talk about having your heart in your throat
18 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Kidnap and Ransom" is an exciting series out of Britain.

Trevor Eve plays Dominic King, a war hero who is now a hostage negotiator. Corporations take out insurance policies on their most important people in certain countries in case they are kidnapped.

I'll say right off, I did love these episodes but I don't understand corporations doing this -- doesn't it just invite people in countries like India to kidnap important employees? In fact, that's what it looks like on the show because it seems like these kidnappers all have big paydays.

Dominic King makes a deal with the kidnappers, sometimes for less money, as long as the victim is kept alive and returned.

These two episodes (both in three parts) are negotiations that, let's say, don't go so well. Both are bone-chilling, suspenseful, and thrilling. I wish there were more.

Trevor Eve is wonderful as a solemn, quiet man, not without his own problems in his marriage and with his daughter. When he negotiates, it's with an iron glove rather than a fist -- he remains calm and measured throughout.

All of the acting is very good, with Eve taking top honors. In the second episode, Sharon Small from Inspector Lynley has a role as the daughter of people stuck on a hijacked bus.

Highly recommended.


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