The Interceptor is a gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals.
The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as the UNIT. 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 (Looking, Thorne, Walter’s War) 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?
Jo Joyner (Ordinary Lies, Trying Again, EastEnders) plays Lorna, Ash’s feisty wife and mother to their two children, while Robert Lonsdale (From Here to Eternity) plays Tommy, his irreverent and adrenaline-loving partner and best mate. Anna Skellern (Heading Out, Lip Service), Charlie De Melo (Innocence), Ewan Stewart (Titanic), Lorraine Ashbourne (Playing The Field, The Selfish Giant) make up the UNIT.
On the other side, Trevor Eve (Death Comes To Pemberley, Waking The Dead) stars as ruthless criminal Roach, Ash’s ultimate target, working alongside Docker and Xavier, played respectively by Gary Beadle (EastEnders) and Lee Boardman (Da Vinci’s Demons, Inspector George Gently).
The Interceptor is co-produced by BBC Drama Production and BBC Worldwide Productions for BBC One.
The Executive Producers are Sarah Brown (Oliver Twist, Lark Rise To Candleford) and Tony Saint. The series is produced by Patrick Schweitzer (Doctor Who, Whitechapel).