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Episode #1.1 

A skeleton found in the cellar of a building prompts investigation from DCI Stuart and her colleague into the murder of a young man that could potentially span back thousands of years.

Director:

Andy Wilson

Writer:

Chris Lang
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Egan ... Martin Hughes
Nicola Walker ... DCI Cassie Stuart
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... DS Sunil 'Sunny' Khan
Jonathan Harden ... Sean Rawlins
Tom Courtenay ... Eric Slater
Gemma Jones ... Claire Slater
Dominic Power Dominic Power ... Les Slater
Adam Astill ... Matt Slater
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ... Ray Wilton
Ruth Sheen ... Lizzie Wilton
Valentine Olukoga Valentine Olukoga ... Brandon
Ade Oyefeso Ade Oyefeso ... Curtis
Trevor Eve ... Sir Phillip Cross
Matthew Cottle ... Liam Gough
Bernard Hill ... Father Robert Greaves
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Storyline

A skeleton discovered in a building due for demolition leads detectives Cassie Stuart and Sunny Khan into the death of young Jimmy Sullivan, who disappeared in 1976. The final entries in Jimmy's diary contain several names, each of which could be his murderer. These will prove to be Lizzie Wilton, an inspirational youth leader and football coach, married to second generation Jamaican Ray, Sir Philip Cross, a self-made millionaire and government tsar in line for a peerage, wheelchair-bound retired book-keeper Eric Slater, who looks after his wife Claire, a dementia sufferer, and Father Robert Greaves, who, at the time of Jimmy's death, was working in the local church. All four live in different parts of the country and are apparently unknown to each other. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mainstreet Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Trevor Eve (Sir Phillip Cross) & Simon Wilson (James) also worked together on two episodes of Waking the Dead (2000) as Det Supt Peter Boyd & Andrew respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Cassie Stuart uncovers evidence in an old BOAC bag, she says she remembers her brother having one in 1978 from Alicante airport. BOAC ceased to exist in 1974 (they became British Airways after merging with BEA). Also BOAC never flew to Alicante, so she could not have bought one there. See more »

Connections

Features Endeavour (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Story Of My Life
Written by Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Jamie Scott, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan
Performed by One Direction
[Sung along to by Bernard Hill/Father Robert Greaves (uncredited) on the radio]
Played while Father Greaves is driving in the car (around the 8 min. mark)
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Brilliant, excellent writing, first class acting
14 June 2019 | by fourwinds4See all my reviews

Binge watched the entire first series; the acting just held me spellbound as did the excellent writing. It is rather dark but thankfully doesn't do what most American shows do which is.. that's all there is. The story is riveting, the production first class and the acting just outstanding. An array of solid English actors who just couldn't be better from Tom Courtenay to Nicola Walker, Bernard Hill to Trevor Eve and Gemma Jones to Hannah Gordon. Thank you you all. Starting the second series now.


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