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Touching Evil (UK)

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ITV (ended 1999)

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Touching Evil (UK)

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Welcome to the Touching Evil guide at TV.com. Touching Evil follows the exploits of the Organized and Serial Crime Unit (OSC). Maverick Detective Inspector Dave Creegan is the newest member of the unit, an elite, rapid-response crime squad. The OSC uses their diverse crime-fighting skills to bring justice to society. Along with his stalwart partner DI Susan Taylor, Creegan squares off against some of England's most dangerous criminals – a serial murderer of children, a killer intent on murdering hospital patients, and a cyber-criminal who lures young Web-surfers with a gothic fantasy game and manipulates them into committing violent crimes.
Robson Green

Robson Green

D.I. Dave Creegan

Nicola Walker

Nicola Walker

D.I. Susan Taylor

Michael Feast

Michael Feast

Commander Enwright

Adam Kotz

Adam Kotz

D.C. Jonathan Kreitman

Shaun Dingwall

Shaun Dingwall

D.C. Mark Rivers

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A troubled copper returns to work after being shot in the head.

    10
    I was instantly fascinated by this show. DI Creegen is a man who actually died from a gunshot to the head during a police raid but was resuscitated and has now, after an extended leave, returned to the force. Dave Creegan is damaged, not the kind that is physical (although he sports a scar on his forehead), but one of the psyche. He is not the same man as before the shooting. He has lost his family and his sense of himself. These episodes are dark and often brutal. I love British TV because they can get away with things American TV censors would cut it to unrecognizable bits. This show is not for the faint of heart; it can be horrific at times but having said that, it is mesmerizing too. This is a complex show and is very well done.moreless
  • Very dark and terribly fascinating.

    10
    Without doubt the Touching Evil series is, along with Prime Suspect, Wire in the Blood (also with Robson), one of the finest mysteries ever developed for television. Once again British television leaves its Stateside counterpart in the dust when it comes to creating a well-reasoned, educated yet infinitely watchable "who-done-it?"



    Robson Green's Creegan has a intensity that is deeply affecting and eminently watchable. Just shy of being over-the-edge, Creegan is instantly likeable yet worrisome; like an old friend whom one is justifiably concerned about. Yet he's not so "out there" that we find it difficult to identify with him. Quite the opposite.



    Nicola Walker is his perfect partner, D.I. Taylor. Like the best entertainment, Touching Evil isn't a one man show and while the major burden may fall to Robson, he is surrounded with a rich and varied supporting ensemble with a genuinely stand out performance from Shuan Dingwell as D.C. Rivers.

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Drama

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Crime