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A police search for a serial rapist.


Nicholas Laughland (as Nick Laughland)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniela Nardini ... DC Jay Pearson
Greg Wise ... Oliver Rice
Robert Glenister ... DI Clive Wilson
Sarah Parish ... Ali Pearson
Anthony Calf ... Anthony Soames
Phillipa Peak Phillipa Peak ... Carol Shilling
Nisha Nayar ... DC Kate Oakley (as Nisha K. Nayar)
Roger Griffiths ... DS Steve Copley
Alan Williams ... DCI Struther
Ifan Meredith ... DC Perry Collins
Elliot Levey ... Soco
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ... Alison Crabbe
Simon Mattacks Simon Mattacks ... Sam Coulson
Helena Michell Helena Michell ... Sophie Soames
Marlene Sidaway ... Betty


A police search for a serial rapist.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller







Release Date:

13 October 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Muerte en el canal See more »

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SMG Productions See more »
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(2 parts) | (2 episodes)

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A decent story badly handled
31 August 2009 | by steeplechasingSee all my reviews

Artistically shot but credibility sacrificed for the sake of some close-ups where the characters are unnaturally close - faces a couple of inches from each other when any natural instinct would be to withdraw to at least a couple of feet.

Abrasive DI and his boss, Struther, heavy stereotypes of 'hard-bitten' cops. A shrewd and apparently objective and experienced female cop, Nardini (don't get her supposed sexual magnetism at all - to me she looks like the Judy doll from Punch and Judy, all forehead, nose, cheeks and chin), falls for her sister's lover without any apparent reason. Another credibility stretcher.

All in all, a decent plot that could have been much better handled were it not for the over-writing and visually arty ambitions of the director.

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