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Kidnap and Ransom 

From the first phone call with kidnappers to risky excursions into exotic and dangerous locales, negotiator Dominic King places himself in the line of fire to bring the victims home.
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Series cast summary:
Trevor Eve ...  Dominic King 6 episodes, 2011-2012
Helen Baxendale ...  Angela Beddoes 6 episodes, 2011-2012
Natasha Little ...  Sophie King 6 episodes, 2011-2012
Scott Sparrow Scott Sparrow ...  Frank Egan 5 episodes, 2011-2012
Amara Karan ...  Carrie Heath 5 episodes, 2011-2012
Emma Fielding ...  Naomi Shaffer 3 episodes, 2011
Rebekah Nathan Rebekah Nathan ...  Sally Shaffer 3 episodes, 2011
Patrick Baladi ...  Philip Shaffer 3 episodes, 2011
Tony Caprari Tony Caprari ...  Ramon Barbosa 3 episodes, 2011
Laura Greenwood ...  Tess King 3 episodes, 2011
Sharon Maughan ...  Jane Wickham 3 episodes, 2011
Tumisho Masha Tumisho Masha ...  Inspector Clive Lanning 3 episodes, 2011
Sharon Small ...  Beth Cooper 3 episodes, 2012
Gregg Chillin ...  Mahavir Mehta 3 episodes, 2012
Sean Gilder ...  Sean Cooper 3 episodes, 2012
Hasina Haque ...  Leela Nishad 3 episodes, 2012
Madhur Mittal ...  Anwar Razdan 3 episodes, 2012
Kimberley Nixon ...  Florence Holland 3 episodes, 2012
Owen Teale ...  Robert Holland 3 episodes, 2012
Christopher Fairbank ...  Chris Taylor 3 episodes, 2012
Barbara Marten Barbara Marten ...  Janet Taylor 3 episodes, 2012
Letisha Singh Letisha Singh ...  Inspector Kholi 3 episodes, 2012
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Expert British hostage negotiator Dominic King (Trevor Eve) is called upon when a businesswoman (Emma Fielding) from the UK is kidnapped in South Africa by a sinister figure named Willard (John Hannah). When the release of the woman goes wrong and Willard strikes again in Britain, King realizes this was never a straightforward case of kidnapping for ransom, and that the man's motives run much deeper than ever imagined. King, along with his superior, Angela (Helen Baxendale), and assistant, Carrie (Amara Karan), must now work against the clock to bring Willard's latest victims home alive. Written by bobbyandbeans

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

13 January 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Jäger - Geld oder Leben See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Trevor Eve (Dominic King) & Sharon Maughan (Jane Wickham) also worked together on Waking the Dead (2000) as Det Supt Peter Boyd & Michelle / Elizabeth respectively. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 13 January 2011 (2011) See more »

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wow, talk about having your heart in your throat
18 April 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Kidnap and Ransom" is an exciting series out of Britain.

Trevor Eve plays Dominic King, a war hero who is now a hostage negotiator. Corporations take out insurance policies on their most important people in certain countries in case they are kidnapped.

I'll say right off, I did love these episodes but I don't understand corporations doing this -- doesn't it just invite people in countries like India to kidnap important employees? In fact, that's what it looks like on the show because it seems like these kidnappers all have big paydays.

Dominic King makes a deal with the kidnappers, sometimes for less money, as long as the victim is kept alive and returned.

These two episodes (both in three parts) are negotiations that, let's say, don't go so well. Both are bone-chilling, suspenseful, and thrilling. I wish there were more.

Trevor Eve is wonderful as a solemn, quiet man, not without his own problems in his marriage and with his daughter. When he negotiates, it's with an iron glove rather than a fist -- he remains calm and measured throughout.

All of the acting is very good, with Eve taking top honors. In the second episode, Sharon Small from Inspector Lynley has a role as the daughter of people stuck on a hijacked bus.

Highly recommended.


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