Touching Evil is a 1997 British television drama serial, produced by Anglia Television and screened on the ITV network. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic Serials in Television and Radio are series often in a weekly Prime time slot that rely on a continuing plot that unfolds in a serial fashion } Anglia Television is the ITV station for the East of England which has been broadcasting since 27 October 1959. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent It consisted of six fifty-minute (one-hour with adverts) episodes. It was created by Paul Abbott, and written by Abbott with Russell T. Davies. Paul Abbott (born 22 February 1960 in Burnley, Lancashire) is a BAFTA award-winning English Television Russell T Davies, OBE (born Stephen Russell Davies, 27 April, 1963) is a critically acclaimed British Television producer The serial was very popular, and led to two sequel serials in 1998 and 1999, although these were not written by Abbott or Davies. Touching Evil III was co-produced by Green's own independent production company, Coastal Productions.
The star was popular actor Robson Green, playing a police officer, DCI Creegan, whose injuries after a shooting leave him with strange abilities to sense criminals. Robson Golightly Green (born December 18, 1964 in Hexham, Northumberland) is an English Actor and Singer Green's co-star was Nicola Walker, playing Creegan's colleague DI Susan Taylor. Nicola Walker is a British actress best known for her starring roles in various British Television programmes from the 1990s onwards particularly as Ruth in the spy drama
In 2004, the USA Network in the US screened an adaptation of the first serial, produced by actor Bruce Willis's production company and starring Jeffrey Donovan as detective Creegan. USA Network (commonly referred to as USA) is an American Cable television channel with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Walter Bruce Willis (March 19 1955 is an American actor and Singer-songwriter. Jeffrey T Donovan (born May 11, 1968) is an American Television and Film Actor. The premise was somewhat different than that of the UK series; rather than acquiring the ability to sense criminals, Creegan's recovery from a gunshot wound to the head instead strips him of his impulse control and sense of shame. While the American adaptation garnered critical acclaim, the USA Network deemed it commercially unsuccessful and opted not to renew the series.