24

Series 9 - 1. 24: Live Another Day: 11.00am-12.00pm

24: Live Another Day: 11.00am-12.00pm
Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

The ticking clock, the split screen, the queasy interrogation scenes – it can only mean one thing: yes, the hour of Bauer is upon us once again. After four years away, the man who could incapacitate both Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal with a hard stare has resurfaced in London, just in time for a visit to the capital by the President of the United States. A neat coincidence, reason the CIA head honchos. And they’re not wrong.

This 24 revival doesn’t exactly move things on a great deal from the series that came before. But then why fool around with a winning formula? Jack Bauer remains almost comically tough and taciturn (though he does growl his first “dammit” in the opening episode), the action is pacey and if you get the impression that Kiefer Sutherland could do the whole shebang with his hands tied behind his back then you’d be right – the fight in handcuffs proves as much.

About this programme

1/12. The US drama makes its eagerly awaited return, four years after Jack Bauer waged a one-man war against a political conspiracy - becoming a wanted man in the process. Now he's back and in London, just as his old boss James Heller - now the US president - is paying a visit. And as ever, both men are being followed by trouble. Kiefer Sutherland stars in the first of 12 episodes - designed to streamline the action - with old favourites Mary Lynn Rajskub, William Devane and Kim Raver joined by Michelle Fairley, Benjamin Bratt, Tate Donovan and Stephen Fry, as the prime minister.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jack Bauer
Kiefer Sutherland
Kate Morgan
Yvonne Strahovski
Mark Boudreau
Tate Donovan
Chloe O'Brian
Mary Lynn Rajskub
James Heller
William Devane
Erik Ritter
Gbenga Akinnagbe
Jordan Reed
Giles Matthey
Steve Navarro
Benjamin Bratt
Audrey Boudreau
Kim Raver
Gen Coburn
Colin Salmon
Ron Clark
Ross McCall
Chris Tanner
John Boyega
Yates
Joseph Millson
Lieutenant Dennon
Michael Bodie
Mariana
Christina Chong
TAC agent Nash
Thomas Christian
Agent Miller
Rashid Phoenix
Belcheck
Branko Tomovic
Major Shepherd
Nigel Whitmey
Agent Dean
Max Wrottesley
CIA security guard
Mark Holden
Polygraph tech
Arkie Reece
British officer
Jonah Russell
Categories
Drama

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