Touching Evil is a British television drama serial, which began airing in 1997. It was produced by United Productions for Anglia Television, and screened on the ITV network. The first series consists of six fifty-minute episodes. It was created by Paul Abbott, and written by Abbott with Russell T Davies. The serial was very popular, and led to two sequel serials in 1998 and 1999, although these were not written by Abbott or Davies.The star is popular actor Robson Green, playing a police officer, DCI Dave Creegan, whose injuries after a shooting leaves him with strange abilities to sense criminals. Touching Evil III was co-produced by Green's own independent production company, Coastal Productions. Green's co-star was Nicola Walker, playing Creegan's colleague DI Susan Taylor.
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Season 1AcornTV | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Apr 30, 1997
Pilot (1) Apr 30, 1997 Before slaying and scalping his victim (always a young woman) a spooky serial killer e-mails his intentions to tabloid reporter David Laney. With Laney's help, the OSC lays a trap, and D.C. Rivers witnesses an abduction in progress. Trailing the killer to an abandoned shack, Rivers is joined by Creegan who confronts the psychopath, poised to slit the throat of his next victim.
S01 E02May 7, 1997
Pilot (2) May 7, 1997 Though serial killer Emerson is behind bars, his murder spree somehow continues. Is it a copycat killer or an accomplice? Creegan, Taylor, and Rivers must turn to Emerson himself for help, and he names a trivial but bone-chilling price. Unwittingly, Taylor's new love affair with reporter David Laney is lining her up as the next victim.
S01 E03May 14, 1997
Y Me May 14, 1997 Lovingly washed, white-shrouded corpses are turning up across Europe, each with a neat hole in the skull. When the homicides hit Britain, the OSC gets the case, and learns the victims all knew each other in Bosnia, where they worked for a relief agency. He also catches a glimpse of the probable killer captured on a security camera. A man everyone thought was dead.
S01 E04May 21, 1997
Justine May 21, 1997 Serial killer Jim Keller has given police the slip and is widening his scope of victims to include anyone who gets in his way. Eager to prove himself after past mistakes, Rivers throws himself into the investigation and into the killer's line of fire.
S01 E05May 28, 1997
Slash 30 May 28, 1997 Annie Jordan kidnaps the child she says was coerced from her in a baby-brokering scheme. Suspecting links to an international pedophile ring, Taylor and Rivers pose as a childless couple in a sting to nab the ringleaders. Meanwhile, Creegan is becoming smitten with Annie.
S01 E06Jun 4, 1997
Memorial Jun 4, 1997 While tracking an international pedophile ring, Creegan finds his own children targeted in a revenge attack by a distraught father who blames Creegan for his daughter's death. Meanwhile, Taylor goes undercover to a kid-for-sale orphanage in Albania, risking her job when she returns with a little girl. As the drama reaches its climax, Creegan's affair with Annie Jordan comes to a tragic end.
S01 E07Apr 24, 2004
K Apr 24, 2004 Creegan and Branca investigate a case of horse mutilation and track down a quartet of youngsters addicted to a type of veterinary medication known as K.
S02 E01Apr 30, 1998
Scalping (1) Apr 30, 1998 Kidnapper-murderer whose fatal fascination with young women leaves Creegan with a new scar to bear.
S02 E02May 1, 1998
Scalping (2) May 1, 1998 Although the brutal serial killer Emerson is locked in custody, a new murder suggests the OSC might be looking for a copy-cat or an accomplice. The OSC are forced to turn to Emerson himself for help and he names a trivial, but bone-chilling price.
S02 E03May 8, 1998
War Relief (1) May 8, 1998 A profoundly disturbed relief worker whose nightmares of atrocities committed in Bosnia impel him to erase the memories of fellow aides—permanently.
S02 E04May 15, 1998
War Relief (2) May 15, 1998 Traumatised serial killer Jim Keller has escaped and is widening his scope of victims to include anyone who gets in his way. The OSC must find him and stop him before he kills again and DC Mark Rivers, determined to put past mistakes behind him, finds his own life in danger as he tries to persuade Keller to end the carnage.
S02 E05May 22, 1998
Paedophile Ring (1) May 22, 1998 DI Creegan finds himself attracted to a woman who is arrested for the abduction of a child she claims was coerced from her in a baby-brokering scheme. As the OSC inquiry finds leads towards a major international paedophile ring, DI Taylor and DC Rivers pose as a childless couple in a sting to nab the ringleaders.
S02 E06May 29, 1998
Paedophile Ring (2) May 29, 1998 DI Creegan faces a personal crisis when his daughter and ex-wife are threatened by a tormented father who torches their house. Distraught father, Michael Hawkins, blames Creegan for his daughter's death. Meanwhile, DI Taylor goes undercover to a kids-for-sale orphanage in Albania, putting her job on the line when she rescues a child from a hellhole in Albania as the OSC comes closer to catching the paedophiles.
Season 3Prime Video | AcornTV
S03 E01May 17, 1999
Innocent (1) May 17, 1999 Creegan returns from psychiatric sick leave to clear a killer he helped convict. But the local police chief remains convinced the man is guilty-especially since the murder spree resumes after his release. All victims to date are married women with their hearts neatly cut out and left nearby in garbage bags.
S03 E02May 24, 1999
Innocent (2) May 24, 1999 Creegan, Taylor, and Rivers step up their pursuit of the ""garbage bag"" killer with the discovery of yet another mutilated female corpse. Creegan concludes the slayer doesn't hate the women he's murdering; he's targeting the men who are left behind. The killer's final mark hits much closer to home.
S03 E03May 31, 1999
Fiery Death (1) May 31, 1999 The discovery of a charred body in a derelict institution triggers off a hunt for a serial killer using fire as a weapon of death. Creegan is declared fit to return to work after his harrowing experience in Northumberland, and is reunited with Taylor to investigate the case. Enwright introduces a new recruit to the OSC, while Creegan offers comfort to Rivers' bereaved fiancée.
S03 E04Jun 7, 1999
Fiery Death (2) Jun 7, 1999 Another charred body is discovered in a nursery school. Matt Van Der Twest, the Hyndman House arsonist, is interviewed, but Creegan and Taylor are convinced he is innocent of the recent murders. Then the chance discovery of a child's drawing brings Creegan closer to the real killer, but not before one last victim is claimed.