Touching Evil (1997–1999)
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Deadly Web: Part 1 

A simultaneous attack on horses on the same night on three separate continents baffles the police until a Japanese student confesses that the assaults were occasioned by a perverse fantasy ... See full summary »

Director:

Julian Jarrold

Writers:

Paul Abbott (creator), Russell T. Davies
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robson Green ... Dave Creegan
Nicola Walker ... Susan Taylor
Michael Feast ... Commander Enwright
Shaun Dingwall ... Mark Rivers
Adam Kotz Adam Kotz ... Jonathan Kreitman
Mary Cunningham Mary Cunningham ... Marion
Stephen Walters ... Jack McCaffrey
Claudie Blakley ... Mo Morrison
Daniel Newman Daniel Newman ... Vince Wilson
Joe Absolom ... Craig Jones
Saskia Downes Saskia Downes ... Kerry Creegan
Antony Byrne Antony Byrne ... Barry
Kenneth MacDonald ... Cyril
Sean Gilder ... Steve Carroll
Rosie Cavaliero ... Yvonne Jackson
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A simultaneous attack on horses on the same night on three separate continents baffles the police until a Japanese student confesses that the assaults were occasioned by a perverse fantasy web-site called 'Amathus',exhorting people who wanted to belong to it to commit wilful acts from attacking horses to murder. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Not Rated
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Release Date:

27 May 1997 (UK) See more »

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Anglia Television See more »
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What Amathus Wants
5 January 2011 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

When horses in the United States, China, and England are all hurt with a knife at the flank in the same time period, Detective Inspector Dave Creegan (Robson Green) tries to find out the reason in "Touching Evil: Deadly Web" aka "What Amathus Wants." The order to do this is eventually traced to a site called Amathus, which has its origins in Greek mythology. Followers of the site are given orders and then are rewarded with money. The orders become deadlier, and finally, they seem to be copying murders of a serial killer (Linda Henry) from years earlier. She's now incarcerated, but she's questioned about devotees who have contacted her over the years, and is released temporarily to help catch the webmaster behind the Amathus site.

In the midst of all this, D.S. Jonathan Kreitman (Adam Kotz) tells Creegan something that rocks not only his world, but that of his partner, D.I. Susan Taylor (Nicola Walker) and others.

This was my introduction to the "Touching Evil" series, and I felt as I walked into the middle of something. Quite a few episodes preceded this one. I found the episode a little confusing. I think the characters and the general atmosphere of the show take some getting used to.

Nevertheless, "What Amathus Wants" is a good story with fine acting by the very interesting Robson Green, as well as Adam Kotz, Linda Henry, Toby Salaman, and Nicola Walker. I look forward to seeing more episodes.


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