It’s murder, being a parent. Just ask Dr Avinash Sabharwal (Abhishek Bachchan), tormented leading man in Breathe: Into the Shadows (Amazon Prime, series one now streaming). Avi is the doting daddy of six-year-old Siya. Her mother Abha (Nithya Menen) supplies the other half of the perfect marriage, which is destined to succumb to the pressures of any parent’s second-worst nightmare: the kidnapping and holding to ransom of their child by a possible psychopath, whose motives for his abominable behaviour remain unclear. What is clear, however, is that to save his young daughter, the kidnapper demands that Avi turns killer and murders an innocent man, thereby partly answering the question at the heart of this grimly fascinating crime-thriller: how far will you go to save those you love? Once he starts playing the kidnapper’s warped mind games, there’s no way out for Avi, whose other role, as Delhi psychiatrist and expert prosecution witness in criminal cases, clearly has great bearing on his present predicament, although that’s not something to be given up early or cheaply in the story. And even before Avi becomes a puppet dancing to the kidnapper’s tune, despair comes calling with the realisation that Siya, a diabetic, is running out of insulin; and that Avi and Abha’s serene suburban life has disappeared forever, somewhere within the dead-eyed stare she gives a husband she holds responsible for this torturous calamity. This second outing for the Breathe franchise keeps viewers sufficiently engaged in its flawed and all-too-human characters to weather any occasional dramatic predictability, the series abetted in this ambition by a beefy Amit Sadh, who returns as Kabir Sawant. A taciturn senior inspector with a shady past, Sawant is the outlier here, the gruff cop who might yet show some understanding of Avi’s plight – or just engage WWE smackdown mode and lock him up forever. Netflix docuseries World’s Most Wanted follows notorious criminals Suspending disbelief and entertaining oneself with fictional tales of abduction and murder is all very well. But keeping the grubby company, even vicariously, of some of the most heinous individuals on the planet can leave a viewer feeling in need of a hot shower. Netflix documentary series World’s Most Wanted (series one available now) recaps the depravities of a select group of particularly notorious modern criminals on the run from justice. It also shows, with a certain sympathy, how difficult it can be for security services to prosecute such villains, especially when they are rich, protected by governments on the take, supported by fanatical and intimidatingly armed followers – or all three. Offenders slipping through authorities’ fingers is a series theme, one that threatens to make it a depressing watch, especially when combined with the impotent rage of those interviewees featured who battle tirelessly to put execrable characters before a judge. For some the struggle continues; and despite what the movies would have us believe there’s little glamour, but oodles of frustration, fury, disgust and official obstruction involved in trying to bring down a Mexican drug overlord, the architect of the Rwandan genocide, an Islamic terrorist mastermind, a Russian mob chief holed up in Hungary or the boss of all Mafia bosses. Sometimes the long arm of the law comes up short – and then the unthinkable happens, as in London on July 7, 2005. “Often … those with clean fingernails … do the greatest evil”, says a former United States ambassador for war crimes. Nevertheless, the most dogged investigative journalists and law-enforcement officers interviewed here believe even the most furtive fugitives will ultimately be brought to book. As Somalia’s deputy police chief puts it, “these people have a sell-by date”.