Talking to the Dead: Russell Tovey plays a proper copper – and does a Welsh accent

Watch a trailer for the new two-part crime drama from Sky Living, starring Sophie Rundle as a police officer with a deep empathy for the dead, and Tovey as her Detective Sergeant

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We’ve had Waking the Dead, The Walking Dead and, er… Look Who’s Talking, so perhaps it was only a matter of time before we got Talking to the Dead.

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The new crime drama in Sky Living’s Drama Matters strand follows wayward police officer DC Fiona Griffiths (Sophie Rundle), who secretly suffers from Cotard’s Syndrome, a mental illness which has left her with a deep and peculiar empathy for the dead. 

The two-part story, based on the novel of the same name by Harry Bingham, also stars Being Human and Him & Her’s Russell Tovey in a serious role as respected Detective Sergeant Huw Brydon – complete with a Welsh accent.

Watch the trailer below for a taster of Talking to the Dead, and Russell’s accent, ahead of the first episode tonight at 9pm on Sky Living.

Drama Matters: Talking to the Dead is at 9pm on Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 October on Sky Living


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