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Series 1, Episode 1

Bounty Hunters. Barnaby Walker (Jack Whitehall). Copyright: Cave Bear Productions
Barnaby Walker decides he's the man to sort out his family's cash-strapped antiques business when a mysterious accident lands his dad in hospital.

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Barnaby Walker decides he's the man to sort out his family's cash-strapped antiques business when a mysterious accident lands his dad in hospital. But when he unintentionally shells out a fortune for a treasure looted from Syria, it sets off a string of events that turns his quiet life upside down. 'Help' arrives in the form of tough NYC bounty hunter Nina Morales, who his sister Leah met while travelling. But Nina's on the run from a Mexican cartel, and brings sizeable problems of her own.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 25th October 2017
Time
2am
Channel
Sky One
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 25th October 2017 10:00pm Sky1
Thursday 26th October 2017 1:00am Sky2
Thursday 26th October 2017 10:00pm Sky2
Monday 30th October 2017 10:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 26th June 2018 2:00am Sky1
Friday 2nd November 2018 11:30pm Sky1
Saturday 2nd March 2019 10:00pm Sky2
Tuesday 31st December 2019 10:00pm Sky2
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 10:00pm Sky2

Cast & crew

Cast
Jack Whitehall Barnaby Walker
Rosie Perez Nina Morales
Charity Wakefield Leah Walker
Robert Lindsay Nigel Walker
Sophie Thompson Fiona Walker
Olga Merediz Maria
Daniella Piper Sofia
Gabriel Rodriguez (as G-Rod) Pancho
Christian Ochoa Angel
Amber Aga DI Suleiman
Ben Bailey Smith DS Evans
Bradley James Webb Sherman
Bradley James Keegan Sherman
Guest cast
Harlys Becerra Dante
Carlos Castillo Rafael
Clive Stewart-Lockhart Lecturer
Jacqueline King Penelope
Corey Johnson Foster
Andrew Tiernan Smith
Lloyd Griffith Betting Shop Cashier
Tom Stuart Check In Guy
Youssef Kerkour Youssef
Nigel Betts DCI Robinson
Writing team
Jack Whitehall Writer
Freddy Syborn Writer
Rhian Petty Script Editor
Adam Kay Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Will Sinclair Director
Henry Tomlinson 1st Assistant Director
Pippa Brown Producer
Ben Cavey Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Morwenna Gordon Executive Producer
Freddy Syborn Executive Producer
Jack Whitehall Executive Producer
Geraldine Hawkins Line Producer
Jim Hampton Editor
Tim Dickel Production Designer
Julie Harkin Casting Director
David Wolfe Costume Designer
Tim Fleming Director of Photography
Christine Cant Make-up Designer
Ben Foster Composer
Nick Foster Composer

Press

Bounty Hunters, Jack Whitehall's crime/revenge fantasy, is grand fun. There's an obvious yet still delicious frisson to be had in the juxtaposition of Rosie Perez's angry Nuyorican finding herself in Wimbledon with Whitehall, his tiny electric car and his PhD in Flemish tapestry: much class war, some laughs, more missed chances.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 5th November 2017

Bounty Hunters review: silly script & a lack of laughs

Rosie Perez can't save this odd-couple comedy-drama, co-starring (and co-written by) the overexposed Jack Whitehall.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 26th October 2017

Preview - Bounty Hunters

Jack Whitehall does what he seems to best at: playing middle/upper class fools who are clearly out of their depth.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 25th October 2017

It is hard to imagine an more odd couple than Jack Whitehall in maximum mimsy mode and Do the Right Thing's spitfire Rosie Perez, the chalk-and-gelignite pairing at the heart of Sky1's madcap new action comedy. Whitehall plays bumbling student Barnaby who, while minding his dad's antiques shop, gets embroiled in a plot involving looted Syrian treasure. Enter Nina: a streetwise Brooklyn skip-tracer with some special skills and her own covert agenda.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 25th October 2017

Review: Bounty Hunters, Sky 1

The Jack Whitehall quest for global domination continues with his new comedy-thriller in which he plays bookish boffin Barnaby who unwittingly gets sucked into the violent criminal underworld.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 25th October 2017

Bounty Hunters review

Some of the issues are surely down to the establishing work the first episode has to do. So it's a good sign that after it airs you'll want to see what happens in part two. On that score, at least, job done.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 25th October 2017

Bounty Hunters, Sky 1, review

Jack Whitehall coins another triumph.

Bernadette McNulty, i Newspaper, 25th October 2017

Bounty Hunters episode one was promising start

We'll see if Whitehall and Perez's combined forces of personality can sustain the already stretched story over another five episodes.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 25th October 2017

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