ITV – Thursday
In a brand new and gripping crime drama for ITV, Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar star as detectives investigating a ‘cold’ murder case of 39 years ago.
When the bones of a young man are found beneath the footings of a demolished house, an investigation begins that will unravel the lives of four people who have been waiting for this moment for nearly forty years, as they discover that the past can’t, and won’t, stay buried forever.
A skeleton found in the cellar of a building being demolished prompts investigation from DCI Cassie Stuart and her colleague DS Sunny Khan into the murder of a young man that could potentially span back thousands of years.
Discovery of what they believe to be a car key near the body not only dates it to within the last 65 years, but also leads them on a trail in the hope of identifying the victim.
At the end of the trail is a diary belonging to Jimmy Sullivan, a young man missing since 1976 who appears to be the victim. The final pages of the diary contain several names and addresses, amongst them are Beth, Father Rob, Frankie C and Mr. Slater. Four seemingly unconnected people living very separate lives. It is now down to Cassie and Sunny to find out what happened to Jimmy and to finally get him home.
As the six-part series continues, we meet other stars including Trevor Eve (Death Comes to Pemberley, Kidnap and Ransom, Waking the Dead), Bernard Hill (Wolf Hall, Hope and Wire, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Ruth Sheen (Our Girl, The Mimic, Mr Turner) and Tom Courtenay (45 Years, Little Dorrit, Quartet, The Dresser and Doctor Zhivago).