Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Series 10 - 13. Snatched

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

It’s just what you want from SVU: a bunch of great plot twists and cute cameos. The premise is strong to start with: a child is taken from her bed, the parents left distraught. Then the plot takes a series of unlikely but just believable left turns.

At one point it becomes an almost stagey psychodrama as an old jewel thief with dementia looks to be the only one who might know who snatched her. He’s played by Dabney Coleman (the Commodore in Boardwalk Empire). And there are other familiar faces playing old safe-crackers, including Burt Young (Paulie from the Rocky films) and Wallace Shawn, who’s barely changed since The Princess Bride.

About this programme

13/22. The detectives link the kidnapping of a girl to her mother's crooked father, and discover that he has misplaced a bag of diamonds he was holding for a colleague - leading them to believe the child's abduction could be an act of revenge. Crime drama, guest starring Ron Eldard, with Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay.

Cast and crew


Det Elliot Stabler
Christopher Meloni
Det Olivia Benson
Mariska Hargitay
Capt Donald Cragen
Dann Florek
Det John Munch
Richard Belzer
ADA Kim Greylek
Michaela McManus
Det Odafin `Fin' Tutuola
Melinda Warner
Tamara Tunie
Mike O'Halloran
Mike Doyle
Frank Hager
Dabney Coleman
Ron Eldard
Michael C Williams
Michelle Ray Smith
Prof Batters
Wallace Shawn


David Platt
Executive Producer
Carol Mendelsohn
Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producer
Anthony E Zuiker
Executive Producer
Ann Donahue