Detective comedy drama Vexed returns to BBC Two this summer for a second series, seeing DI Jack Armstrong (Toby Stephens) paired with a new partner, in the shape of fast-tracked rookie detective Georgina Dixon (Spooks star Miranda Raison).
Wednesday 1st August 2012, 9pm
DI Armstrong is charming, disorganised and prone to laziness – so it comes as no surprise that sparks fly when he’s partnered with the ambitious and highly efficient newby DI Dixon. Fiercely bright and keen to make her mark, Georgina is exactly what Jack didn’t want for his partner in crime. Jack’s best friend, café-owner and ex-cop Tony (Roger Griffiths) and forensics officer Naz (Ronny Jhutti) provide crime solving support.
In this first episode the duo are thrown together to investigate the death of car salesman Carl Mercer, who is found dead in the boot of one of the showroom’s finest vehicles. The bitter jealousies and rivalry between staff put Carl’s colleagues into the frame, with Georgina becoming increasingly fixated on solving her first murder.
In a case of starkly opposing attitudes, sexual indiscretions and fast cars, it soon becomes clear the mix of Jack’s unconventional approach and Georgina’s attention to detail might make an unexpectedly effective team.
Wednesday 8th August 2012, 9pm
Jack and Georgina investigate the murder of a student on a modern university campus, and find themselves drawn into the complicated and overly PC world of gender politics.
While the pair cross-examine university staff and students, they are also busy making their own observations on the differences between the sexes. Georgina has met her perfect man – or at least she thinks she has. While Jack obsesses over his new girlfriend Danielle, a girl who likes football, golf and drinking and who sounds increasingly masculine to Georgina.
Wednesday 15th August 2012, 9pm
After a temporary demotion to Missing Persons the pair are drawn into a case involving sexual indiscretions and secrets.
It leads them to the local gym, where Jack is soon spending more time on his appearance than the case and Georgina is attracted to one of the members. But will it be Georgina’s attention to detail or Jack’s forthright approach that solves the case?
Wednesday 22nd August 2012, 9pm
When the leading contestant in a TV amateur chef competition is found dead, Georgina is sent undercover to replace her – but quickly finds that her competitive side is threatening to get in the way of solving the case.
Meanwhile Jack is determined to use Georgina’s newly found culinary skills to help woo the hot new woman in his life, in a modern twist on Cyrano de Bergerac.
Wednesday 29th August 2012, 9pm
Jack and Georgie are sent to a popular local primary school to solve the gruesome murder of the headmaster. But just as the duo think they’ve cracked the case and prepare to take it to the Old Bailey, they realize that the facts don’t quite add up.
Georgina is also fretting over her parents’ divorce, while Jack finds the yummy mummies at the school hard to resist.
Wednesday 5th September 2012, 9pm
Jack and Georgina investigate a violent robbery at a family-run jeweller and get a glimpse into a world of diamonds and romance. While Georgina isn’t impressed by the stones she does find a romance of her own, as she enters the complicated world of internet dating.
Jack’s relationship problems are with his brother, who has unexpectedly asked him to be his best man.
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