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Original Title :
NCS Manhunt
Genre :
TV Series / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Cast :
David Suchet,Keith Barron,Ace Bhatti
Type :
TV Series
Rating :
NCS Manhunt Online

The investigations of a National Crime Squad unit overseen by John Borne, a strict-yet-effective Detective Inspector who will stop at nothing to catch criminals operating on his patch.
Series cast summary:
David Suchet David Suchet - DI John Borne 6 episodes, 2002
Keith Barron Keith Barron - Supt. Bob Beausoleil 6 episodes, 2002
Ace Bhatti Ace Bhatti - DC Johnny Khan 6 episodes, 2002
Samantha Bond Samantha Bond - DS Maureen Picasso 6 episodes, 2002
Melanie Hill Melanie Hill - Ds Ruby Sparks 6 episodes, 2002
Gerard Horan Gerard Horan - DC Charlie Spanish 6 episodes, 2002
Jenny Jules Jenny Jules - DC Karen Bogard-Black 6 episodes, 2002
Paul McKay Paul McKay - DC Chrissie Crowe 6 episodes, 2002
Jonny Phillips Jonny Phillips - DS Peter Moon 6 episodes, 2002
Sara Stewart Sara Stewart - DC Mary D'Eye 6 episodes, 2002
Ralph Brown Ralph Brown - Ray du Barriatte 5 episodes, 2002
Daniel Mays Daniel Mays - Danny Bird 5 episodes, 2002
Elspeth Rae Elspeth Rae - Daughter / - 4 episodes, 2002
Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender - DC Jack Silver 4 episodes, 2002
Calum MacPherson Calum MacPherson - Alex McLeod / - 3 episodes, 2002
Ozzie Yue Ozzie Yue - Wayne Chang 3 episodes, 2002

User reviews



The BBC has made many great dramas, & David Suchet has given us some fine performances. Sadly, neither is true of this contrived TV series. The fact that no 'Technical adviser'is listed says a lot, as there is no UK police unit like the one featured in this series -- & hopefully never will be! The writers seem to have tried to transplant 'Hawaii 5-0' to the UK, but sadly, there are no sunny beaches or exotic ladies to distract us from the weak plot, paper thin characters, & total lack of realism. I watched this on BBC Prime in Thailand but after tolerating a couple of oh so predictable episodes, I would prefer to watch a Thai drama -- even though I don't understand a word! Do yourself a favour -- avoid this series & keep your fingers crossed that the BBC learns from its mistakes.


NCS: Manhunt shown on the BBC was a supposedly slick crime drama written by Malcolm McKay.

It was a polished and fast paced thriller with plenty of hi tech computers and a squad of ten specialist detectives led by DI Borne (David Suchet) who in effect were the British equivalent of the FBI.

Suchet is very good and memorable. A tough and uncompromising detective but a lot of other members of the cast did not convince me that they belonged as bobbies never-mind being in such an elite unit.

The opening episode focused on a sexual fantasist who has kidnapped the elderly mother of a senior police woman.

Something in the direction of the series left a lot to be desired. Competent but also a little bit too by the numbers as well as plodding.