Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) joaca rolul principal in Manhunt, o noua crime drama ITV de trei episoade scrisa si regizata de Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness).

Drama spune povestea adevarata a criminalului in serie Levi Bellfield, condamnat pentru uciderea a trei femei, printre care studenta de origine franceza Amélie Delagrange si Milly Dowler, de 13 ani.

Clunes va interpreta rolul lui DCI Colin Sutton, detectivul insarcinat cu moartea lui Amélie, in ciuda faptului ca nu avea foarte multa experienta in cazurile de crima. Cu toate acestea, el a fost cel care a facut conexiunea intre acest caz, uciderea lui Marsha McDonnell si rapirea si moartea lui Milly Dowler.

I sort of resisted the offers of detective dramas, because they don’t float my boat,” he began. “But this was so different – it was a story worth telling, I think, which they come along every now and again – very seldom in my direction, but this certainly felt like it was a story worth telling. Because of the content, because of the way the crimes were solved. It was news to me how a murder squad operates like that, so I thought that was interesting, and maybe other people would too.” a marturisit Martin Clunes.