Human Target

Sunday 12 December, 6:00pm on Fiver

Reaching its dramatic climax on Fiver is the first season of the action drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The show charts the exploits of security expert and bodyguardfor- hire Christopher Chance. In the first episode, Chance is sent to protect a princess from an assassination attempt. In the second instalment, Chance and his team are interrogated over the whereabouts of a mysterious book. In this week’s first instalment, ‘Victoria’, Chance goes to meet his old friend Gerard in a luxurious New York hotel. Gerard is aide and head bodyguard to Victoria, Princess of Wales. It is revealed that Victoria has fallen in love with an American paramedic named Tony. Her husband, in collusion with the royal envoy, Templeton, has arranged to have her killed by her own guard to spare a royal embarrassment. “She is a threat to everything we swore to protect,” Templeton tells his team of would-be assassins. Chance and Gerard first get the princess out of the hotel. During the daring escape, Gerard is shot and mortally wounded, but first he gives Chance the name of a man whom he trusts to protect Victoria. After disguising the princess to fool the hordes of paparazzi around the hotel, Chance takes Victoria to a pub to meet the man that Gerard recommended – Connor Dunham. However, Connor is a former IRA enforcer who in the past has personally placed a bounty on the princess’s head. Has Chance accidentally delivered royalty into enemy hands? Meanwhile, Guerrero and Winston are asked to protect Tony from a possible attack. They find him in his garage and are just in time to rescue him from rooftop gunmen. However, with another sniper covering the only exit from the garage and the single getaway car not running, they must come up with an ingenious escape plan.

Sunday 5 December, 6:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Fiver this week is the action drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The show charts the exploits of security expert and bodyguard-for-hire Christopher Chance. This week, Chance’s mission takes him to a remote Alaskan island, where an idealistic young doctor is being hunted by a sinister corporation. On Tanarak Island, Alaska, Dr Jessica Shaw (Moon Bloodgood, ‘Burn Notice’, ‘Terminator Salvation’) is pulled over by the local sheriff. After searching her car, the policeman discovers the body of a local mineworker in her boot. Jessica claims she is taking the corpse to the mainland to perform an independent autopsy. She then realises that the sheriff is accompanied by several gun-toting men. Panicked by their appearance, Jessica speeds off and is chased by the men. She manages to leave a message on her mother’s phone before exiting the road and driving through a nearby forest, before crashing her vehicle. Jessica’s mother contacts Winston and Chance and plays them the phone message. They determine that Jessica works for Agrius Industries, a billiondollar company that runs a mining concern on the Alaskan island. They theorise that Jessica has been asking questions regarding the suspicious death of a mine worker, so the company have decided to kill her to protect their interests. This theory seems to be confirmed by the fact that Agrius has closed the only access road to the island, presumably to isolate Jessica while they hunt her down. Chance gains access to the blocked-off island by pretending to be a mining official. Although he is given a burly armed chaperone while on the island, he quickly overcomes the man. He then sees smoke rising in the distance, which turns out to be from Jessica’s fire. When Chance finds her, Jessica is initially sceptical about the mercenary’s motives. He explains to her that her mother has hired him for a rescue mission, so Jessica slowly starts to warm to him. She in turn tells Chance about her patient, Hank, a healthy man who died of a sudden heart attack after complaining about shortness of breath and fatigue.

Sunday 28 November, 6:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Fiver this week is the action drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The show charts the exploits of security expert and bodyguard-for-hire Christopher Chance. This week, Chance participates in an underground kickboxing tournament in an effort to save a client, but soon becomes more concerned about the plight of a beautiful woman. Winston and Chance are on their way to see Tony Bevilacqua, a mob boss who has threatened to torture and kill Chance if they ever cross paths again. Winston is understandably nervous about the meeting. “The man’s a psychopath, he wants to kill you – and you wanna waltz right into his living room?” Winston asks. However, Chance has a proposition for Bevilacqua – he needs $1.8million so he can ruin Bevilacqua’s rival Hugh Prentiss (Peter Wingfield, ’24’, ‘Holby City’). Chance’s current client, fighter Eddie Dunn, did not take the dive he was paid to take during a match, so Prentiss has put a contract on Dunn’s life. Chance aims to ruin Prentiss by entering a fighting tournament and making him place huge sums of money on the wrong fighter, thereby bankrupting him and nullifying the contract on Dunn’s life. Bevilacqua agrees to lend the money, but there is one problem – how will Chance be able to enter such an exclusive tournament? First, Chance builds up his fighting reputation by beating a well-known fighter in a staged street brawl. He then gets Guerrero to run some counterintelligence on the other fighters and promoters to ingratiate himself into the fighting culture. The work pays off and Chance is invited to the exclusive big-money tournament in Brussels. Before his first fight, Chance meets Eva Khan (Grace Park, ‘Hawaii Five-0’), Prentiss’s handicapper and confidant. Eva and Prentiss are inseparable, but Chance senses that Eva is unhappy with Prentiss’s violent methods.

Sunday 14 November, 6:00pm on Fiver

Salvage and Reclamation (Series 1: 7/12) Continuing on Fiver this week is the action drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The show charts the exploits of security expert and bodyguard-for-hire Christopher Chance. This week, Chance is reunited with an old flame when he heads to South America to rescue an English professor who has unwittingly uncovered a stash of treasure. Cambridge anthropology researcher Doug Slocum (Kris Marshall, ‘My Family’) is being held at a South American military base when Chance arrives to rescue him. Doug was hunting for evidence of an ancient tribe when he stumbled across the wreckage of a plane that crashed several years earlier, killing the country’s president. Despite several large-scale searches, the plane was never located at the time. Inside the wreckage, Doug found $40million-worth of gold bullion, but soldiers locked him up when they got wind of his discovery. As he and Guerrero wait at a local airfield for Chance to extract Doug from the army camp, Winston worries about the mission. They were enlisted to help by Chance’s ex-girlfriend, Maria, a tough former rebel soldier. She and Chance apparently parted on bad terms some years earlier. “It’s an old wound to be opening up like this,” Winston says apprehensively. Winston’s worst fears are confirmed when Chance and Doug arrive at Maria’s bar, where she has told them to come to collect forged travel documents. However, the pair soon find themselves being held at gunpoint by Maria’s men. “You were always better at watching other people’s backs than looking out for your own,” she laughs when she sees her ex. It soon dawns on Chance that she had him deliver Doug to her so she could obtain the coordinates of the gold bullion.

Sunday 14 November, 6:00pm on Fiver

Salvage and Reclamation (Series 1: 7/12) Continuing on Fiver this week is the action drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The show charts the exploits of security expert and bodyguard-for-hire Christopher Chance. This week, Chance is reunited with an old flame when he heads to South America to rescue an English professor who has unwittingly uncovered a stash of treasure. Cambridge anthropology researcher Doug Slocum (Kris Marshall, ‘My Family’) is being held at a South American military base when Chance arrives to rescue him. Doug was hunting for evidence of an ancient tribe when he stumbled across the wreckage of a plane that crashed several years earlier, killing the country’s president. Despite several large-scale searches, the plane was never located at the time. Inside the wreckage, Doug found $40million-worth of gold bullion, but soldiers locked him up when they got wind of his discovery. As he and Guerrero wait at a local airfield for Chance to extract Doug from the army camp, Winston worries about the mission. They were enlisted to help by Chance’s ex-girlfriend, Maria, a tough former rebel soldier. She and Chance apparently parted on bad terms some years earlier. “It’s an old wound to be opening up like this,” Winston says apprehensively. Winston’s worst fears are confirmed when Chance and Doug arrive at Maria’s bar, where she has told them to come to collect forged travel documents. However, the pair soon find themselves being held at gunpoint by Maria’s men. “You were always better at watching other people’s backs than looking out for your own,” she laughs when she sees her ex. It soon dawns on Chance that she had him deliver Doug to her so she could obtain the coordinates of the gold bullion.

Sunday 7 November, 6:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Fiver this week is the action drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The show charts the exploits of security expert and bodyguard-for-hire Christopher Chance. This week, Chance must break into the headquarters of a shady military contractor in order to rescue an employee who is being held there against his will. Winston is called into action when the concerned father of weapons development engineer Martin Gleason receives a disturbing coded letter from his son. The letter indicates that the company Martin works for, a defence contractor called Centronics, has imprisoned him in its headquarters. Martin fears that his colleague Matt Kozinski was murdered by the company, and that he might be next in line. “Centronics is beyond the reach of the law,” Winston tells Chance. “It’s running a top-secret programme for the military’s largest supplier.” As a result, the building’s security is second to none. However, Chance breaches the perimeter after parachuting onto the roof, taking out a guard and disguising himself as a cleaner. He soon reaches Martin’s office, but meets with a frosty reception. “If there was something one person could do to escape this place, I feel like I would have thought about it by now,” the engineer insists. Martin explains that he recently heard about an attack on a Burmese hospital, which could only have been carried out using a new weapon that he and Kozinski designed. The duo approached their boss, Vivian Cox, to demand an explanation for how the weapon fell into enemy hands. “Two days later, Kozinski dropped dead,” Martin says, grimly. “And I’ve been trapped here ever since.” Chance intends to escape through the window by parachute, but this plan is thwarted when security director Leonard Kreese (Mitch Pileggi, ‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘The X Files’) gets wind of the breach and sends armed men after the escapees. Martin and Chance hide themselves inside a ventilation shaft, which is the only place they can avoid detection by the building’s sophisticated thermal cameras.

Sunday 31 October, 6:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Fiver this week is the action drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The show charts the exploits of security expert and bodyguard-for-hire Christopher Chance. This week, Chance is hired to protect a DA who is on the run from a murderous crime family – and her own past. Using the popular DC Comics title as a springboard, this full-throttle action drama centres on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a security expert who hires himself out to clients in desperate need of protection. Chance is regularly compelled to go beyond the call of duty, integrating himself completely into his client’s lives. In the process he becomes a human target – eliminating the threat to those he is paid to protect. Others might not notice him, but nothing goes unnoticed by Chance. If there is a manager with a disgruntled employee who appears violent and unstable, Chance becomes the new man on the inside. If a bank president has been tipped off about a potential heist, Chance poses as the unassuming bank teller at the front counter. But what would drive a man to become a willing human target? Does anyone know who Chance really is, or what secrets lie buried in his past? ‘Human Target’ co-stars Chi McBride (‘I Robot’, ‘Pushing Daisies’) as Winston, Chance’s trusted friend and business partner. Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (‘Little Children’, ‘Watchmen’, ‘Shutter Island’) plays Guerrero, Chance’s hired gun. The series is executiveproduced by Jonathan E Steinberg and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Terminator: Salvation’ director McG. In this week’s episode, District Attorney Allyson Russo hires Chance to protect her from the murderous Westland crime family. Allyson has apparently been investigating the gang using information volunteered by an ageing former gangster, but Chance begins to suspect that the DA might be accepting more than just information from her mobster friend…

Sunday 24 October, 6:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Fiver this week is the action drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The show charts the exploits of security expert and bodyguard-for-hire Christopher Chance. This week, Chance poses as a monk in order to protect an ex-thief from his vicious former accomplices. Using the popular DC Comics title as a springboard, this full-throttle action drama centres on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a security expert who hires himself out to clients in desperate need of protection. Chance is regularly compelled to go beyond the call of duty, integrating himself completely into his client’s lives. In the process he becomes a human target – eliminating the threat to those he is paid to protect. Others might not notice him, but nothing goes unnoticed by Chance. If there is a manager with a disgruntled employee who appears violent and unstable, Chance becomes the new man on the inside. If a bank president has been tipped off about a potential heist, Chance poses as the unassuming bank teller at the front counter. But what would drive a man to become a willing human target? Does anyone know who Chance really is, or what secrets lie buried in his past? ‘Human Target’ co-stars Chi McBride (‘I Robot’, ‘Pushing Daisies’) as Winston, Chance’s trusted friend and business partner. Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (‘Little Children’, ‘Watchmen’, ‘Shutter Island’) plays Guerrero, Chance’s hired gun. The series is executiveproduced by Jonathan E Steinberg and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Terminator: Salvation’ director McG. In this week’s episode, Chance is enlisted to protect a reformed thief from his vengeful former accomplices. The criminal, John Gray, is hiding out in a monastery in the Canadian mountains, and Chance is forced to pose as a monk in order to keep his cover. Gray’s nemesis, Fisher (William Mapother, ‘Lost’) and his men are closing in on the refuge.

Sunday 17 October, 6:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Fiver this week is the action drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The show charts the exploits of security expert and bodyguard-for-hire Christopher Chance. This week, Chance tries to track down the spy responsible for the death of an old friend. Chance’s efforts are jeopardised when he receives a dose of poison, but a beautiful FBI agent is on hand to assist him. Using the popular DC Comics title as a springboard, this full-throttle action drama centres on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a security expert who hires himself out to clients in desperate need of protection. Chance is regularly compelled to go beyond the call of duty, integrating himself completely into his client’s lives. In the process he becomes a human target – eliminating the threat to those he is paid to protect. Others might not notice him, but nothing goes unnoticed by Chance. If there is a manager with a disgruntled employee who appears violent and unstable, Chance becomes the new man on the inside. If a bank president has been tipped off about a potential heist, Chance poses as the unassuming bank teller at the front counter. But what would drive a man to become a willing human target? Does anyone know who Chance really is, or what secrets lie buried in his past? ‘Human Target’ co-stars Chi McBride (‘I Robot’, ‘Pushing Daisies’) as Winston, Chance’s trusted friend and business partner. Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (‘Little Children’, ‘Watchmen’, ‘Shutter Island’) plays Guerrero, Chance’s hired gun. The series is executiveproduced by Jonathan E Steinberg and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Terminator: Salvation’ director McG.

Sunday 10 October, 6:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Fiver this week is the new action drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The show is based around the exploits of security expert and bodyguard-for-hire Christopher Chance. This week, Chance must board a plane in order to protect a computer hacker en route to Seattle. The mission begins well with a potential assassin being neutralised, but things go somewhat awry when the plane catches fire and an air marshal subdues Chance. Using the popular DC Comics title as a springboard, this full-throttle action drama centres on Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a security expert who hires himself out to clients in desperate need of protection. Chance is regularly compelled to go beyond the call of duty, integrating himself completely into his client’s lives. In the process he becomes a human target – eliminating the threat to those he is paid to protect. Others might not notice him, but nothing goes unnoticed by Chance. If there is a manager with a disgruntled employee who appears violent and unstable, Chance becomes the new man on the inside. If a bank president has been tipped off about a potential heist, Chance poses as the unassuming bank teller at the front counter. But what would drive a man to become a willing human target? Does anyone know who Chance really is, or what secrets lie buried in his past? ‘Human Target’ co-stars Chi McBride (‘I Robot’, ‘Pushing Daisies’) as Winston, Chance’s trusted friend and business partner. Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (‘Little Children’, ‘Watchmen’, ‘Shutter Island’) plays Guerrero, Chance’s hired gun. The series is executiveproduced by Jonathan E Steinberg and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Terminator: Salvation’ director McG. In this week’s episode, Chance is hired to protect an unidentified computer hacker due to board a flight to Seattle, where she will meet a cyber-security firm. The hacker, known only as Casper, has discovered a means to bypass all security measures on the internet – and has become the target of assassins desperate to keep her discovery secret.

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