This sequel to the mesmerising Five Days takes two of the police officers from that, Detective Sergeant Amy Foster and Detective Superintendent Iain Barclay, into the environs of a brand new case. In Hunter the pair are called in when two seven year olds (from differing backgrounds) are kidnapped by a group of extremists who will only release them if a number of highly radical demands are met.
Amy Foster has pretty much settled for early retirement and the wine bottle but Barclay convinces her that he really needs her for this case and she is quickly on top of the situation. As the tension mounts the kidnappers snatch another child…
Bonneville and McTeer gel very nicely in this two parter. Five Days was very good indeed and whilst this is generally a cut above your above your average tec drama it still doesn’t really offer up anything we haven’t seen before.
UK / BBC One / 2×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 18-19 January 2009
Writer: Mick Ford / Production Design: Mark Stevenson / Producer: Emma Benson / Executive Producers: Jessica Pope, Simon Curtis / Director: Colm McCarthy
JANET McTEER as Detective Sergeant Amy Foster
HUGH BONNEVILLE as Detective Superintendent Iain Barclay
ELEANOR MATSUURA as Detective Inspector Zoe Larson
GEOFFREY STREATFIELD as Detective Sergeant Nick Dyer
NATHAN CONSTANCE as Detective Constable Connor
JONATHAN SLINGER as Detective Constable Miles
ANNA KOVAL as Detective Constable Mailer
HARRIET WALTER as ACC Griffin
ADRIAN RAWLINS as John Elder
CLARE HOLMAN as Dr Margaret Newell
FRANCES ALBERY as Hannah Crowley