Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar star as detectives investigating a ‘cold’ murder case of 39 years ago in Unforgotten.
The cast of ITV’s new six-part crime drama also includes Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead), Bernard Hill (Wolf Hall), Ruth Sheen (Our Girl), Tom Courtenay (Little Dorrit), Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Brian Bovell (Death in Paradise), Cherie Lunghi (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Claire Goose (Waking the Dead).
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.
Thursday 8 October 2015, 9pm
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.
Thursday 15 October 2015, 9pm
Having identified the body in the cellar as Jimmy Sullivan the search for his murderer begins, Cassie and Sunny investigate, starting with identifying the names featured in Jimmy’s diary.
Cassie travels to Liverpool to see Maureen, Jimmy’s mother to get a sense of who Jimmy was, she is met by a woman who is in fact relived that she might finally find out what happened to her son 39 years after he went missing.
‘Frankie C’ is identified as Sir Phillip Cross, the governments recently appointed entrepreneurial czar who denies ever having met Jimmy. ‘Beth’ is identified as Lizzie Wilton, living in Croydon and married to Ray, a second-generation Jamaican man, Lizzie also denies knowing Jimmy but is clearly a very different woman from who she was in the 70s before her marriage.
‘Father Rob’ is Robert Greaves who at the time of Jimmy’s death was working in the local church to Arlingham House. And ‘Mr. Slater’ is Eric Slater, a wheelchair bound, retired bookkeeper living with his wife Claire in Cambridgeshire.
Thursday 22 October 2015, 9pm
The investigation in to Jimmy’s death continues. Cassie and Sunny pay a visit to Father Robert Greaves, who remembers Jimmy fondly, but is unable to help identify the mysterious ‘Jo-Jo’ the person who it appears gave Jimmy the diary.
Cassie and Sunny also meet Eric Slater, a former bookkeeper to Arlingham House, who remembers Jimmy well.
Thursday 29 October 2015, 9pm
The investigation into Jimmy’s death continues, with the discovery of marks on his body consistent with known gangland torture methods.
Cassie and Sunny question Sir Phillip to find out exactly what his involvement was with a prominent East End crime family and Eric and Claire’s anniversary party gets underway.
Thursday 5 November 2015, 9pm
Sir Phillip Cross makes a difficult decision in order to protect his family and salvage what is left of his reputation.
Ray returns home to find Lizzie gone and a note that reads ‘I’m sorry’ and Father Robert comes clean to his family and the police.
Thursday 12 November 2015, 9pm
Father Robert’s revelations have lasting repercussions; things are especially difficult when Caroline goes into premature labor.
Bella and Josh deliberate over how best to deal with their father and the search for Lizzie continues.
Maureen is finally able to lay Jimmy to rest.
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