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A Mind to Kill 

Detective Chief Inspector Noel Bain looks back fondly to the days when policing involved chasing villains, playing rugby, and drinking beer. However, he has come to realize that ... See full summary »
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Philip Madoc ...  DCI Noel Bain 21 episodes, 1994-2002
Ffion Wilkins Ffion Wilkins ...  Hannah Bain / ... 18 episodes, 1994-2002
Sharon Morgan ...  Professor Margaret Edwards 18 episodes, 1994-2002
Gillian Elisa Gillian Elisa ...  WDS Alison Griffiths / ... 13 episodes, 1994-1997
Geraint Lewis Geraint Lewis ...  DS Carwyn Phillips 12 episodes, 1994-1997
Michael Povey Michael Povey ...  Superintendent Jack Bevan 10 episodes, 1994-1997
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Detective Chief Inspector Noel Bain looks back fondly to the days when policing involved chasing villains, playing rugby, and drinking beer. However, he has come to realize that contemporary policing imposes dilemmas that no training manual could ever anticipate.

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Welsh-language versions of the earlier seasons' episodes, were filmed in parallel with the English-language episodes, for transmission in Wales with the series title Yr Heliwr (The Hunter). See more »

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Spun-off from A Mind to Kill (1991) See more »

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Welsh detective series
1 September 2014 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

This Welsh series stars Philip Madoc as DCI Noel Bain, a widower with a young, rebellious daughter (Ffion Wilkins). The show deals with his cases, his relationships with the people he works with (Sharon Morgan and Gillian Elisa) and his problems with his daughter.

The stories are dark, gritty, realistic, and atmospheric. There always seems to be a background, however, of youth violence, which doesn't make Wales seems like an attractive place to visit.

The late Philip Madoc was a wonderful actor, and he creates an interesting character in Noel Bain. Not one to show emotion, the actor manages to give us a character who is a compassionate, perhaps disillusioned man, still mourning his wife and in pain over some of his daughter's behavior. It's quite a masterful performance.

I can't say I love this series as it always leaves me a little sad. Even if there is closure of the case, one is left with a hopeless feeling. That's realistic, of course. It's just not very entertaining.


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