Airdate: The Interceptor

BBC First premieres an eight-part crime action series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team.


Picture shows: Ash (O-T FAGBENLE)

Next week BBC First premieres The Interceptor an eight-part crime action series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team, UNIT (Undercover Narcotics Intelligence Team) hunting down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals.

Created and written by Tony Saint (Margaret Thatcher: Long Walk To Finchley, Strike Back) and directed by Farren Blackburn (Luther), this premiered in the UK in June.

Keeping their quarries under ultra-tight surveillance, they take us into the real world inhabited by the criminals of today. And it’s easy to recognise because it’s the same world the rest of us inhabit.

O-T Fagbenle leads the cast as Ash, whose dream of bringing down the biggest fish in the criminal underworld comes a step closer when he’s recruited to the UNIT. His knowledge of the street could be priceless, but with it comes an uncompromising way of doing things, and it ultimately forces Ash into a life-changing predicament. How far is he prepared to go to keep the streets safe for others at the risk of causing irreparable damage to his own life?

Starring: O-T Fagbenle (Looking), Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead), Lorraine Ashbourne (The Selfish Giant), Gary Beadle (EastEnders), Lee Boardman (Da Vinci’s Demons), Charlie De Melo (Casualty), Jo Joyner (EastEnders), Robert Lonsdale (From Here to Eternity), Anna Skellern (Parade’s End), Jeany Spark (Wallander), Ewan Stewart (Titanic)

Wednesdays at 8.30pm from August 12 on BBC First.

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