BBC One has commissioned a new drama that will star Hugh Bonneville and Janet McTeer. The drama will air early next year. Contains the BBC Press Release.
Hugh Bonneville (Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story, Bonekickers) and Janet McTeer (Sense And Sensibility, Five Days) star as detective team Barclay and Foster in a gripping new two-part drama from BBC Drama Production, Hunter, to be shown on BBC One in early 2009.
Writer Mick Ford (George Gently, Ashes To Ashes, William And Mary) has taken the engaging and charismatic duo of DSI Iain Barclay and DI Amy Foster – created by Gwyneth Hughes in the critically acclaimed series Five Days – and put them at the heart of a team of compelling and unpredictable detectives who are faced with a shocking and highly sensitive crime.
When extremists kidnap two children from very different backgrounds and promise to release them only if their radical demands are met, the case falls into the hands of the intuitive and pragmatic Iain Barclay (Hugh Bonneville). With a relatively inexperienced and increasingly unreliable team, and frustrated with the lack of progress of the case, Barclay calls his firm friend and faithful deputy Amy Foster (Janet McTeer) out of “early retirement” and away from the bottle to support him.
“In Hunter, Mick Ford has created a rare thing – a suspenseful thriller which is driven by human characters and the day-to-day detail of the real world. The combination of his exceptional script and the wonderful chemistry of the cast makes this truly unmissable event drama.” – Kate Harwood, BBC Controller, Series and Serials