A cat-and-mouse game between a charismatic and manipulative criminal and his interrogator, played out over the four episodes of the miniseries.

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Complete series cast summary:
Timothy Dalton ...  Eddie Myers 4 episodes, 1992
Timothy West ...  DCI Jimmy McKinnes 4 episodes, 1992
David Morrissey ...  Sgt. Larry Jackson 4 episodes, 1992
Annabelle Apsion ...  Susan Jackson 4 episodes, 1992
Penélope Cruz ...  Lola Del Moreno 3 episodes, 1992
Trevor Cooper ...  DI Shrapnel / ... 3 episodes, 1992
James Findleton James Findleton ...  Tony Jackson 2 episodes, 1992
Barry Findleton Barry Findleton ...  John Jackson 2 episodes, 1992
Rowena King ...  Charlotte Lampton 2 episodes, 1992
Glyn Grimstead Glyn Grimstead ...  D.I. Jimmy Falcon / ... 2 episodes, 1992
Wayne Foskett ...  D.C. Summers / ... 2 episodes, 1992
Anthony Smee Anthony Smee ...  Superintendant 2 episodes, 1992
Carol Holt ...  Nurse Jackie 2 episodes, 1992
Francis Johnson ...  DC Frisby 2 episodes, 1992
Angus Kennedy ...  Surveillance officer 2 episodes, 1992
Sheila White ...  Moyra Sheffield 2 episodes, 1992


Eddy Myers, a criminal who absconded from justice in Britain and lives in luxury in Spain under an assumed name, until he is recognized by a young and overly zealous British police officer on holiday. After his extradition to England, Myers offers information about his cronies in return for a reduced sentence, but insists he will only talk to the young officer who was responsible for his arrest in Spain. Thus a cat-and-mouse game between the charismatic and manipulative criminal and his interrogator begins.

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27 November 1992 (UK) See more »

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(4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Timothy Dalton and Timothy West appeared in Agatha (1979). In that film, West also played a senior police officer, with Dalton's character being his suspect. See more »


Eddie Myers: Charter? No way. I want a scheduled flight.
DCI Jimmy McKinnes: You go back any way we think fit, Myers. The British government is paying for this.
Eddie Myers: Let me call my travel agent. Any extra expense is down to me. You can't say I haven't been cooperative. But I won't go back in any clapped out junk heap.
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Remade as Framed (2002) See more »


I'm the Great Pretender
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Savagely cut for US TV, but still worth seeing
12 May 2007 | by MoneyMagnetSee all my reviews

Unfortunately the full, four-hour version of FRAMED is not available in the U.S. The two-hour DVD presentation (which aired in America on A&E) is at times difficult to follow due to the convoluted plot line, but is well worth seeing for the compelling performances by Timothy Dalton, David Morrissey and the rest of the cast in a psychological crime thriller where you are never quite sure how it will end up until almost the very last moment. Dalton plays a criminal playboy mastermind who is slippery beyond belief and gives a hard-hitting, edgy performance in a demanding role... possibly his best ever. (Let's just say this character makes James Bond look like Mr. Bean by comparison!) Morrissey is great as the eager young cop who falls under his influence. If you enjoyed movies like INSIDE MAN or SILENCE OF THE LAMBS you'll probably find this worth viewing.

Fortunately, most of Dalton's performance is preserved in the two-hour version, which nevertheless cuts out a lot of scenes involving David Morrisey's character and his wife, and Dalton's interactions with "his girls," as well as the vast majority of the series' first episode that takes place in Spain.

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