And Ransom Series Two
British hostage negotiator
Dominic King returns for a second
series in the totally absorbing and
tightly-scripted television crime thriller
mini-series set in India, Kidnap And
Ransom Series Two...
DEALING WITH THE KIDNAPPING of a British Asian family in Srinagar, Kashmir,
India, hostage negotiator Dominic King (Trevor Eve: Waking The Dead)
is given a terrifying ultimatum when his arrangements go badly wrong.
Dominic is negotiating for the release of the Mehta family, visiting their son
Mahavir (Gregg Chillin) in India when the kidnappers strike. He is actually
completing the handover when the police arrive and during the subsequent shoot-out
one of the kidnappers is killed.
The panic-stricken remaining kidnappers, Anwar Razdan (Madhur Mittal: Slumdog
Millionaire) and Leela Nishad (Hasina Haque), grab one of the family
Mahavir Mehta (Gregg Chillin) and jump on board a tourist bus, taking
the multi-national passengers from the Jammu Palace Hotel hostage.
Despite Dominic's attempts to take charge of the situation, assuring the kidnappers
that he did not inform the Police, a female Inspector (Letisha Singh) refuses
to allow him to continue negotiations.
When the tourist bus crashes in a packed market square, Dominic begins the challenge
of negotiating for the safety of a multi-national group of people, battling
against the intervention of the Indian police and trying to learn the source
of the kidnappers' motives.
He desperately liaises with his partner in London, Angela Beddoes (Helen Baxendale:
Friends; Cold Feet) and his estranged wife Sophie (Natasha Little: Mistresses),
who works for the British Foreign Secretary, Robert Holland (Owen Teale: Game
Of Thrones). Dominic's close friend Carrie Heath (Amara Karan: The Darjeeling
Limited) is helping him in India and he is under pressure to safely negotiate
the freedom of the hostages.
In the meantime, news of the kidnap has broken and the world is looking on anxiously.
But Dominic will not give up and eventually manages to re-establish contact
with Anwar, whom he believes is responsible for organising the kidnapping of
With the death of one of the passengers, the negotiations step up. But not all
is as it seems and as Dominic races against the clock to prevent Anwar from
carrying out his threat to kill one of the hostages, he has yet to discover
that there is a very important young woman on board. Listed as Flo Fraser (Kimberley
Nixon: Fresh Meat; Cranford), she is with an American boyfriend Karl (Daniel
Fox) and has taken his name.
Once Anwar discovers Florence's identity, he sees a way to get a vast amount
of money and is even prepared to deal with terrorists and risk Florence's life
to get it. As the drama unfolds, Dominic is pulled in every direction and suffers
tragedy of his own.
The crime-thriller mini-series Kidnap And Ransom Series Two is a tense,
totally absorbing, perfectly cast and tightly-scripted high quality drama.
Kidnap And Ransom Series Two also features: Sean Guilder (Shameless)
as Shaun Cooper; Sharon Small (Downton Abbey) as Beth Cooper; Christopher
Fairbank (Five Daughters) as Chris Taylor; Barbara Marten as Janet Taylor;
David Dennis as Hiresh Mehta; Sahae Petersen as Etina Mehta; and Peter Butler
as Iqbal Razdan.
The wonderful Trevor Eve heads a stellar cast that includes fellow original
series cast members alongside guest stars. Created by acclaimed scriptwriter
Patrick Harbinson (24; Law & Order; ER), written by Michael Cormpton
(Silent Witness), and Directed by David Drury (The Take; Ashes To
Ashes), this brand new second series of Kidnap And Ransom is packed
with plenty of unexpected plot twists and proves to be equally as unexpected
and absorbing as the first series. Composer is Philip Millker; Main Theme Music
Producer is Christian Henson; Director of Photography is Mike Spragg; and Executive
Producers are Trevor Eve and Rachel Gesua.
Following the ITV1 broadcast and DVD success of the crime thriller mini-series
Kidnap And Ransom in 2011, Trevor Eve makes a welcome and highly anticipated
return as freelance hostage negotiator Dominic King in the three-part series
Kidnap And Ransom Series Two, which began its ITV1 broadcast on 23 February
2012 prior to its DVD release.
Kidnap And Ransom Series Two is released on DVD by Fremantle Media Enterprises
on 26 March 2012. RRP: £14.99 | Certificate: 15.
"Kidnap And Ransom Series Two is a tense, totally absorbing, perfectly
cast and tightly-scripted high quality drama" Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"Nerve-shredding… Kidnap And Ransom taps into the speed school of adrenaline-rush
thriller" Keith Watson, Metro