Manhunt: Series 1 (2019)

Series 1

Critics Consensus

By focusing on the bureaucracy involved in catching a killer, Manhunt dramatizes a notorious chapter in British crime without exploiting its seedier elements.



Critic Ratings: 11


Audience Score

User Ratings: 18
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Series 1 of the darmathat follows detective Colin Sutton as he tracks down a serial killer. Based on true events.


Martin Clunes
as Colin Sutton
Christopher Fulford
as Brian Marjoram
Claudie Blakley
as Louise Sutton
Katie Lyons
as DS Jo Brunt
Hiten Patel
as PC Singh
Hiten Patel
as PC Singh
James Puddephatt
as Garry Fuller
Steffan Rhodri
as DCI Neil Jones
Hannah Banks
as Marsha McDonnell
Michele Belgrand
as Dominique Delagrange
Kiera Bell
as Amélie Delagrange
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Critic Reviews for Manhunt Series 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Manhunt's navigations of clues and dead ends at times are enough to keep this pot simmering if not boiling. Nor is there anything wrong with Clunes' lead performance, which unfortunately is in service to a not-so-greater whole.

Mar 12, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Manhunt is reassuring to watch - and not only because Sutton and company do catch the killer who, I'm happy to say, isn't romanticized or made somehow "colorful."

Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It will also be intriguing to see how this quietly thrilling drama portrays the monstrous Bellfield without giving him undue attention

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Manhunt examines its real-life case in a way that won't burn you out and won't bore you to tears. That and Clunes' confident performance will keep you watching.

Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Clunes proves as good at drama as he is at comedy.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

A truly absorbing watch. And a guilty one

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

It exposed, horribly, the random cruelty of the world...but offered the small hope that there were good people out there, quietly cross-referencing, mapping, listening, making sure the worst stories had the best ending possible.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

There's something likably precise in the old-school focus on how much boring paperwork, staff-wide effort and luck goes into piecing together a complex case.

Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Clunes felt right, clutching his flask of coffee and delivering an authentic, contained performance of a decent, unflashy grafter.

Jan 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At times, Manhunt feels like an exploitative theme-park ride through one of the biggest tabloid stories of the millennium.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Manhunt: Series 1

  • 2d ago
    One of the best police dramas that really looks at the painstaking process of a murder investigation. Martin Clunes is brilliant as DCI Collin Sutton
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Man hunt is a grounded biopic thriller with great performances and an intense look in to real police work while demomstraighting the toll It can take but that justice can be found and also a scary insight in to the evil deeds that mankind is capable of

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