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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Did You Know?


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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Alternate Versions

The original version is a two-part (4 hrs) made-for-TV movie. A 2-hrs condensed version also exists, causing serious damage to the plot and characters. See more »


Remade as Framed (2002) See more »


I'm the Great Pretender
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Superb star performance, otherwise nothing special
6 May 2015 | by wilvramSee all my reviews

Following his all too brief reign as Bond, Timothy Dalton is here utterly compelling throughout as the charismatic, beguiling, sociopath Eddie Myers, a big-time criminal presumed dead, but discovered hiding in plain site near a British tourist haven in Spain. Back in England he agrees to become a 'supergrass' and the keen young detective who first spotted him is surprisingly appointed to the vital role of working closely with him, extracting his extensive knowledge of the underworld.

Likely to have been suggested by the previous year's hugely influential SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, this is developed in a somewhat predictable fashion. Attempts to portray the police at work as realistically as possible, with lots of use of the hand-held camera, do little to tone-down the improbabilities in the plotting, which leaves several loose ends. Timothy West's fast-talking, beer-swilling, DCI and the police banter, particularly regarding Myers' health food obsession, provide some fun, but there's too much soap opera. Altogether, not in the same league as excellent La Plante series' PRIME SUSPECT and WIDOWS, but certainly a must for fans of its star.

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