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Touching Evil 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (1997–1999)
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.

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Paul Abbott
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3   2   1  
1999   1998   1997  
3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Robson Green ...  Dave Creegan 16 episodes, 1997-1999
Nicola Walker ...  D.I. Susan Taylor 16 episodes, 1997-1999
Shaun Dingwall ...  Mark Rivers / ... 16 episodes, 1997-1999
Michael Feast ...  Commander Enwright / ... 15 episodes, 1997-1999
Mary Cunningham Mary Cunningham ...  Marion 11 episodes, 1997-1998
Saskia Abbott Saskia Abbott ...  Kerry Creegan 7 episodes, 1997-1998
Antony Byrne Antony Byrne ...  Barry 7 episodes, 1997-1998
Holly Earl ...  Louise Creegan 7 episodes, 1997-1998
Molly Moloney Molly Moloney ...  Ruby Creegan 7 episodes, 1997-1998
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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. Written by Loryn <scearley@hotmail.com>

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police | murder | See All (2) »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Creegan: He's a pimp.
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Connections

Remade as Touching Evil (2004) See more »

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Best of All Things British...
9 November 1998 | by UltraMagicSee all my reviews

I stumbled over this one on a Sunday afternoon during a top-ot-the-hour channel surf. Readjusting my American viewing apparatus to accept a cop drama that was cut at less than 10 edits a minute, this baby snared me hard. I drooled until I was able to catch the rest of the episodes, and I found myself moving through the day hungering to answer the phone, "D.I Creegan..."

This show rocks in that the viewer is REQUIRED TO WORK to figure out the details of the backstory, relationships that existed before, and to hang onto a storyline that is not concerned with over-explaining; you need to keep up with the pace. This story is real and happening, transferring a realistic impression of copwork from the inside, tempered with just enough "X-Files" in their "Elite Special Ops Force (or whatever it's called)" to be convincing not in the fantastic/horrific, but in The REALITY. No passivity in attention here; snooze=loose.

Think the complex, multi-episodicness of "The Prisoner" with the acting/directing savvy of "NYPD Blue" and the cinematic re-par-te of, say, John Sayles if he were to shoot contemporary London. (The EXT. - NIGHT's are a little too blue for me, but hell, I ain't the shooter...)

"Touching" is pretty dang good, guv-nuh, as hard-boiled as you'll get across the Pond.


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Release Date:

29 April 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mystery!: Touching Evil II See more »

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