Unforgotten

Series 1 - Episode 1

ADVERTISEMENT

Review

A skeleton is discovered buried in the cellar of a derelict London house. There’s no clue as to the victim’s identity, but Detective Chief Inspector Cassie Stuart (the splendid Nicola Walker) is doggedly determined to put a name to the muddy bones.

It’s not a new premise for a crime thriller, but Unforgotten is written by Chris Lang, whose CV includes memorable, out of the ordinary dramas A Mother’s Son, Undeniable and Torn.

Unforgotten is similarly fascinatingly off-kilter – as the first episode unfolds, we are introduced to a wildly disparate series of individuals, including Tom Courtenay as a disabled man caring for a wife with dementia and Trevor Eve as an ambitious businessman. (The cast is full of big names.)

We know that this patchwork of stories will somehow come together to make a whole as the victim is lifted, piece by piece, from a shallow grave.

Summary

Crime drama, starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar as detectives investigating a cold-case killing from almost 40 years earlier. The discovery of a skeleton in the cellar of a demolished building launches a murder hunt, headed up by DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunny Khan. However, all they have to go on is a car key found near the body, which leads them on a search to find out who he is, as well as how, when and why he died. WithTom Courtenay, Trevor Eve, Bernard Hill, Ruth Sheen, Gemma Jones and Hannah Gordon.

Cast & Crew

DCI Cassie Stuart Nicola Walker
DS Sunil `Sunny' Khan Sanjeev Bhaskar
Eric Slater Tom Courtenay
Sir Phillip Cross Trevor Eve
Father Robert Greaves Bernard Hill
Lizzie Wilton Ruth Sheen
Claire Slater Gemma Jones
Grace Greaves Hannah Gordon
Shirley Cross Cherie Lunghi
Ray Wilton Brian Bovell
Ellie Greaves Claire Goose
Bella Cross Zoe Telford
Les Slater Dominic Power
Josh Cross Tom Austen
Martin Peter Egan
Matt Slater Adam Astill
Curtis Ade Oyefeso
Brandon Valentine Olukoga
Sheila Tessa Peake-Jones
Liam Gough Matthew Cottle
Geoff David Troughton
DC Jake Collier Lewis Reeves
DS Murray Boulting Jordan Long
DC Karen Willetts Pippa Nixon
Sean Rawlins Jonathan Harden
John Burton Dominic Coleman
Kelly Yasmine Akram
Tom Duncan Pow
James Simon Wilson
Meredith Paul Cawley
Mary White Rita Davies
Lassiter Clifford Barry
Mark Bennett Benedict Taylor
Director Andy Wilson
Executive Producer Chris Lang
Executive Producer Sally Haynes
Executive Producer Laura Mackie
Producer Tim Bradley
Writer Chris Lang
see more
Drama