Hunter (British TV serial)

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Hunter is a two-part BBC One police crime drama, commissioned in 2008 as a follow up to Five Days, the 2007 series which introduced the protagonists of Hunter – DSI Iain Barclay (Hugh Bonneville) and DS Amy Foster (Janet McTeer) – who reprise their roles as the dysfunctional detective pair. The two-part drama aired on Sunday 18 and Monday 19 January 2009 on BBC One, and achieved an average of 5.4 million viewers during first episode.[1] The drama was also simulcast on BBC HD. The drama was intended as a backdoor pilot for a potential series, but no further episodes were commissioned. On 15 October 2009, the drama was released on Region 4 DVD in Australia via Roadshow Entertainment.[2]

GenreCrime drama
Created byGwenyth Hughes
Written byMick Ford
Gwenyth Hughes
Directed byColm McCarthy
StarringHugh Bonneville
Janet McTeer
Nathan Constance
Anna Koval
Eleanor Matsuura
Jonathan Slinger
Geoffrey Streatfeild
Harriet Walter
ComposerBen Bartlett
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes2
Executive producersJessica Pope
Simon Curtis
ProducerEmma Benson
CinematographyDamian Bromley
Running time60 minutes
Production companyBBC Studios
DistributorRoadshow Entertainment
Original networkBBC One, BBC HD
Original release18 January (2009-01-18) –
19 January 2009 (2009-01-19)


DSI Iain Barclay heads up a team of police officers that are looking into the disappearance of two boys. He calls in the assistance of former colleague DS Amy Foster to help with the investigation. The perpetrators turn out to be radical members of the anti-abortion movement, who threaten to kill the two children unless the BBC screens an anti-abortion propaganda film. Barclay, Foster and their colleagues must race against time to apprehend the kidnappers before they can carry out their threats.



  1. ^ Wilkes, Neil (19 January 2009). "5.4m seek out BBC's 'Hunter'". Digital Spy.
  2. ^ "Hunter by Roadshow Entertainment - Shop Online for Movies, DVDs in the United States".

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