A Mind to Kill [TV Series] (1995)

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Beginning its run on the Welsh broadcast service HTV in 1995, A Mind to Kill was a series of two-hour mystery-dramas starring Philip Madoc as Detective Chief Inspector Bain. Described as A Touch of Frost with a Welsh accent, the series found the methodical Bain rooting out killers more by instinct than by sciences. Though the series was well received by viewers, its broadcast history in the United Kingdom was a spotty one. First it was picked up by the Sky One satellite service, thereby shutting out viewers without satellite dishes. Then it showed up on the new Channel 5, which in its swaddling days had only limited coverage. Finally, A Mind to Kill returned to HTV in Wales, where its run came to an end after 13 episodes.