On the run accused of a terrible crime, Manchester Detective Marcus Farrow tries to prove his innocence while being hunted by his former friends and colleagues.
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Rosie Cavaliero ...  Susan Reinhardt / ... 6 episodes, 2014-2015
Daniel Jillings ...  DC Gibbons 4 episodes, 2014-2015
Darren Whitfield ...  Detective Sergeant 4 episodes, 2014-2015
John Simm ...  DS Marcus Farrow / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Adrian Edmondson ...  ACC Warner / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Benedict Wong ...  DS Ashley Chan / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Philip Glenister ...  David Murdoch 3 episodes, 2015
MyAnna Buring ...  Jules Hope 3 episodes, 2015
Craig Parkinson ...  DI Sean Devlin / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Kevin Harvey Kevin Harvey ...  Jeff Crabtree 3 episodes, 2015
Ray Emmet Brown ...  Tony Reinhardt 3 episodes, 2014
Ralph Ineson ...  DCI Mike Ward 3 episodes, 2015
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ...  Richard Iddon 3 episodes, 2015
Sammy Winward ...  Lucy Murdoch 3 episodes, 2015
Ezra Dent-Watson Ezra Dent-Watson ...  Finn Farrow 3 episodes, 2014
Meryl Hampton Meryl Hampton ...  Gilly Hanson 3 episodes, 2014
Anastasia Hille ...  DCI Andrea MacKenzie / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Hugh O'Brien ...  DCI 3 episodes, 2014
Heather Peace ...  Abi Farrow 3 episodes, 2014
Struan Rodger ...  Topher Lomax 3 episodes, 2014
Brian Vernel ...  Dale Lomax 3 episodes, 2014
Alexis Platt Alexis Platt ...  Graham Keegan 2 episodes, 2015
Kieran O'Brien ...  Phil Prentice 2 episodes, 2015
Rani Moorthy Rani Moorthy ...  Dr. Keeler 2 episodes, 2015
Helen Kay Helen Kay ...  Spencer 2 episodes, 2015
Lisa Millett ...  Chrissy 2 episodes, 2015
Charlie Concannon Charlie Concannon ...  Max Farrow 2 episodes, 2014
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ...  Custody Officer 2 episodes, 2014
Helen Kay Helen Kay ...  FME Spencer / ... 2 episodes, 2014
James Burrows James Burrows ...  Daniel Hope 2 episodes, 2015
Craig Conway ...  Anthony Goad 2 episodes, 2015
Daniel Ezra ...  Alan Gill 2 episodes, 2015
Daryl Fishwick Daryl Fishwick ...  Linda Nutter 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Knott ...  DS Stafford 2 episodes, 2015
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On the run accused of a terrible crime, Manchester Detective Marcus Farrow tries to prove his innocence while being hunted by his former friends and colleagues.

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Policeman. Family man. Wanted man. (season 1)

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Philip Glenister and John Simm have co-starred in three series together - Mad Dogs (2011), Prey (2014) and Life on Mars (2006). See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.80 (2014) See more »

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27 June 2016 | by LejinkSee all my reviews

A taut and exciting mini-series, the better for being condensed to just three as opposed to the more usual six, eight or ten episodes with Manchester-based detective John Simm out to prove his innocence after his wife and child are murdered at their home. Behind it all is a nefarious insider plot framing him for the deed, involving his so-called best friend (played by Craig "Dot Cotton" Parkinson) and a trusted senior colleague but after a spectacularly staged escape from a police van, Simm goes on the run to uncover the truth and clear his name.

There was little that was original in the plotting, but with sharp, pacy direction and good acting throughout, while it may not have outdone say, "Line of Duty" or "Happy Valley", this was a superior TV thriller. As usual I found some of the background characterisations, particularly that of chasing cop Rosie Cavallero to be superfluous and surplus to requirements, but when it concentrated on Simm's character's relentless chase for the truth, it was very good indeed.

Naturally he gets to run about a lot just one step ahead of the pursuing police pack, meaning hand-camera location shots a-plenty and the body-count grows wherever he goes but allowing the usual dramatic licence for coincidence, few actors can do haunted and hunted better than Simm or devious and deceptive like Parkinson. Some of the supporting cast I was less convinced by (especially a miscast Adrian Edmundson as a senior officer) but between these two, plus Cavallero and Anastasia Hille as his trusted former boss, this made for good viewing all round.


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