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.
Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2012   2011  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chasing Shadows I (2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A missing persons unit investigate serial killers who target the impressionable and vulnerable.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Alex Kingston, Don Warrington
Inside Men (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound cash heist.

Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Warren Brown, Nicola Walker
Black Work (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A policewoman sets out to discover who murdered her husband, an undercover officer.

Stars: Sheridan Smith, Matthew McNulty, Oliver Woollford
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

DI Tom Thorne hunts for a psychopath who may have formed a depraved partnership.

Director: Benjamin Ross
Stars: Joe Absolom, Jaleh Alp, Freddie Annobil-Dodoo
Injustice (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A defense barrister is faced with the proposition: what can you do when you have defended the indefensible?

Stars: James Purefoy, Charlie Creed-Miles, Sasha Behar
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

DI Tom Thorne's only key to a catching a serial killer is a survivor unable to move or communicate.

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Lorraine Ashbourne, Brana Bajic, Trinity Barden
Mr & Mrs Murder (TV Series 2013)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The series follows the adventures of married couple Nicola and Charlie Buchanan, who run an industrial cleaning business while solving the most baffling murder mysteries.

Stars: Shaun Micallef, Kat Stewart, Jonny Pasvolsky
Above Suspicion (2009–2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The murder of a young actress starts an investigation that uncovers on-screen tensions, a complex private life, controversial memoirs, and suspected abuse.

Stars: Kelly Reilly, Ciarán Hinds, Shaun Dingwall
Appropriate Adult (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.

Stars: Emily Watson, Dominic West, Robert Glenister
Touching Evil (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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.

Stars: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Shaun Dingwall
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
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
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Dominic King (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
...
 Angela Beddoes (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
...
 Sophie King (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Scott Sparrow ...
 Frank Egan (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
...
 Carrie Heath (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
...
 Naomi Shaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Rebekah Nathan ...
 Sally Shaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Philip Shaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Tony Caprari ...
 Ramon Barbosa (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Tess King (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Jane Wickham (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Inspector Clive Lanning (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Mahavir Mehta (3 episodes, 2012)
...
 Chris Taylor (3 episodes, 2012)
...
 Sean Cooper (3 episodes, 2012)
...
 Leela Nishad (3 episodes, 2012)
Barbara Marten ...
 Janet Taylor (3 episodes, 2012)
...
 Anwar Razdan (3 episodes, 2012)
...
 Florence Holland (3 episodes, 2012)
Letisha Singh ...
 Inspector Kholi (3 episodes, 2012)
...
 Beth Cooper (3 episodes, 2012)
...
 Robert Holland (3 episodes, 2012)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 January 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der Jäger - Geld oder Leben  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.35 (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?