Hunter (British TV series)

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Genre Drama
Starring Hugh Bonneville
Janet McTeer
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Original channel BBC One, BBC HD
Original run 18 January 2009 (2009-01-18)  – 19 January 2009 (2009-01-19)
Running time 2 hours
No. of episodes 2

Hunter is a two-part BBC One police drama. Hugh Bonneville and Janet McTeer reprised their roles as the dysfunctional detective double-act following on from the 2007 series Five Days.

The series aired in the UK on Monday 18 January 2009 on BBC One at 9pm and achieved an average of 5.4m viewers during first episode.[1] It was simulcast on BBC HD.


DSI Iain Barclay (Bonneville) heads up a team of police that are looking into the disappearance of two boys. He calls in the assistance of an old colleague DS Amy Foster (McTeer) to help in 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. This led Britain's Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, Pro-Life Alliance and kindred groups to claim that the portrayal of the anti-abortionists was "distorted".[2][3]



  1. ^ Digital Spy(19 January 2009). "[1]", Retrieved on 20 January 2009
  2. ^ "British TV Show Hunter Portrays Pro-Life Advocates as Kidnappers" Lifenews: 21.01.09:
  3. ^ "This isn’t the truth, it’s lying BBC slurry" Peter Hitchens: 24.01.09:

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