Screen Two: The Hawk (1995)

UK, 24 December 1995
88m (2482 metres)
35mm film, colour, 4:3
Dolby Spectral Sound, English
Series: Screen Two (1985-1998) – series 14, episode 6

A British horror television film directed by David Hayman.

Plot Summary

Housewife Annie Marsh begins to suspect that her husband might be the serial killer known by the press as The Hawk. She’s trying to piece her life together again after a nervous breakdown and her slender grip on sanity begins to wekane as her paranoia increases.


Director: David Hayman
© BBC MCMXCII [1992]
BBC Films presents an Initial production in association with BBC Enterprises and Screen Partners
Executive Producers: Mark Shivas, Eric Fellner, Larry Kirstein, Kent Walwin
Producers: Ann Wingate, Eileen Quinn
Associate Producer: Joanna Gueritz
Screenplay: Peter Ransley, based on his novel
Script Editor: Asmaa Pirzada
Director of Photography: Andrew Dunn
Editor: Justin Krish
Music: Nick Bicât
Sound Recordists: Graham Ross, Roger Long
Costume Designer: Pam Tait
Chief Make Up: Magdalen Gafney
Chief Hairdresser: Meinir Jones Lewis
Special Effects: Stuart Brisdon
Production Designer: David Myerscough-Jones
Filmed on location and at BBC Warehouse Studios, Bristol

Helen Mirren (Annie Marsh)
George Costigan (Stephen Marsh)
Rosemary Leach (Mrs Marsh)
Owen Teale (Ken Marsh)
Melanie Hill (Norma)
Clive Russell (Chief Inspector Daybury)
Caroline Paterson (Jan)
Daryl Webster (woman driver)
Thomas Taplin, Joshua Taplin (boys in car)
David Harewood (Sgt. Streete)
Pookie Quesnel (WPC Clarke)
Marie Hamer (Jackie Marsh)
Christopher Madin (Matthew Marsh)
Helen Ryan (Mrs Crowther)
John Duttine (John)
Joyce Falconer (woman in Capri)
Jayne MacKenzie (Eileen)
Nadim Sawalha (Bahnu)
Sean Flanagan (Harry)
Rachel Moores (Susan)



  • Empire December 1993 p.39 – review


  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.271
  • The Films of the Nineties: A Complete, Qualitative Filmography of Over 3000 Feature-Length English Language Films, Theatrical and Video-Only, Released Between January 1, 1990, and December 31, 1999 by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn L. Nowlan p.243
  • Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti p.200

Other Sources

  • 37th London Film Festival Catalogue p.50 – credits