15 certificateEmpathy is a Film programme that first aired in 2007 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Empathy is a 3 star programme

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Empathy (2007)

Directed by
Dave Richards

Written by Steve Lightfoot, Empathy centres on Jimmy Collins (Stephen Moyer, Lilies), an ex-con locked away for a violent attack, whose paranormal visions assist the police in the hunt for a murderer.

On his release from prison, Jimmy suddenly starts to experience visions when he touches people. He sees what they see. While he struggles to rationalise this unnerving ability, he attempts to forge a relationship with his daughter, Amy, whom he hasn't seen for years after divorcing her mother, Sarah, when he was first sent to prison.

When he brushes past a man on a station platform, Jimmy receives a vision that gives him a unique insight into a high-profile murder case. At the police station, DI Will Benson (Mark Womack, Sorted) discounts Jimmy's story and immediately suspects that he is involved with the murder, but DI Jo Cavanagh (Heather Peace, The Chase) is increasingly convinced that Jimmy's visions might provide vital clues to the identity of the murderer.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2007

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

Made for TV


Image for Stephen MoyerStephen Moyer...Jimmy Collins
Mark Womack...DI Will Benson
Image for Heather PeaceHeather Peace...DS Jo Cavanagh
Amanda Douge...Sarah
Amber Beattie...Amy
Cornelius Macarthy...PC Jarvis
Amanda Fairbank-Hynes...Lisa Turner
Simon Armstrong...Kennedy
Nick Bartlett...Lester Strick
Brian Cowan...Alan Turner
Sally Edwards...Doctor Cairns
Joan Oliver...Brief
Peter Polycarpou...DCI Petrides
Gary Raymond...Walt
Paul Richards...Darren
Justin Salinger...Jack
Nicholas Sidi...Robert Evans
Carol Starks...Gail Evans
Laila Vakil...Doctor Krishnan
Noel White...Dan