Preview: Welcome to the Punch

Welcome to the Punch - James McAvoy

Stylish crime-thriller from writer/director Eren Creevy which kicks off with a London heist and chase which results in cop James McAvoy getting knee-capped for his efforts.

His quarry Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) and his elegantly attired team of thieves flee the country, leaving McAvoy to brood his failure. 

When you’ve had your knee smashed in and seen your career stagnate, you’re unwilling to let bygones be bygones and three years later, when he gets a sniff that Sternwood is back in the country, he gets his shot at redemption. However, blinkered by his own motives and bitterness, his attempts to nick Strong will have unexpected and perilous repercussions.

Also starring Daniel Mays, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan and Daniel Kaluuya.

Welcome to the Punch – Saturday at 1.35am on Channel 4.