Sanjeev Bhaskar and Nicola Walker will lead the cast of ITV’s new crime drama, Unforgotten.
The six-part series is written and created by Chris Lang (A Mother’s Son) and focuses on a ‘cold’ murder case of 39 years ago, when the bones of a young man are found beneath the footings of a demolished house.
Walker (Last Tango in Halifax) and Bhaskar (The Kumars) will play DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan, the modern day police team who gradually unravel deep-rooted and long-forgotten secrets.
Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead), Bernard Hill (Wolf Hall), Ruth Sheen (Our Girl) and Tom Courtenay (Little Dorrit) will play the four potential suspects.
The official synopsis reads: “…who is the murdered boy and what happened in 1976, which was the catalyst for his murder? Who did he come into contact with who eventually bludgeoned him to death? And what of his family? The pain and despair of his bereft, inconsolable mother, grieving for a lost child as she still searches for answers nearly 40 years later.
“Cassie and Sunny begin to unpeel the layers of the investigation only to discover each of the potential suspects has a past they’d sooner stay buried. Reputations could be lost, relationships fractured irrevocably and beliefs and opinions challenged.”
The cast also includes Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Brian Bovell (Death in Paradise), Cherie Lunghi (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Hannah Gordon (Hustle), Claire Goose (Waking the Dead), Tamzin Malleson (Midsomer Murders), Peter Egan (Downton Abbey) and Frances Tomelty (Catastrophe).
Unforgotten begins filming later this month for twelve weeks.
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