'Prey': A high-octane thriller about a man on the run, desperate to clear his name for the sake of his family. BAFTA nominated actor John Simm plays Detective Sergeant Marcus Farrow, a well-liked copper with a wife and two kids, who is arrested for a crime he did not commit. When Farrow is found at the scene of a brutal murder with all the evidence pointing towards him, his world collapses. Arrested and charged, it seems Farrow's fate is sealed. So when he gets the opportunity to escape, he seizes it with both hands. Now Farrow is on the run in Manchester. A criminal on the streets he used to police. Acting DCI Susan Reinhardt (Rosie Cavaliero) is tasked by Assistant Chief Constable Warner (Adrian Edmondson) with catching him, and so begins a high-stakes game of cat and mouse across the city. As a wanted killer, Farrow has few allies. The only people he can trust are his best friend Dl Sean Devlin (Craig Parkinson), and colleague DCI Andrea Mackenzie (Anastasia Hille), but with Reinhardt breathing down his' neck can Farrow evade capture long enough to find the truth, or will she catch up with him first?
John Simms has been catapulted to success by Life on Mars. He was lucky. But his acting in this is better than usual and it is difficult not to be carried along by the pace of this crime drama. The plot twists and turns, crosses, double and treble crosses. It is fast moving with ferocious action.