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Baptiste

  • 2021
  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Drama series. Baptiste delves into the criminal underworld of the red light district.

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Episode 1: Baptiste

Summary

New series. The French detective travels to Hungary to help the British ambassador find her missing family. When a body is found, the pressure is on to save Emma's two sons. The case proves to have a devastating impact on Baptiste, leading to the final breakdown of his marriage - but a chance of redemption comes when the ambassador turns up on his doorstep with fresh evidence. Fiona Shaw co-stars in the second series of the detective drama.

Review

Wise old sleuth Julien Baptiste returns to our screens in search of more lost souls. But he’s in a bad way. Tchéky Karyo has the ability to look equally like a groovy history don or a down-and-out, and he is called on for both here. 

Baptiste, like The Missing, from which it spun off, is written by Harry and Jack Williams, so you won’t be surprised to learn it unfolds in two time frames: one where Julien, now separated from his wife, travels to Hungary to help find the family of British ambassador Emma Chambers (Fiona Shaw); then another, 14 months later, where Emma is in a wheelchair – but why? – and Julien looks like a shaggy alcoholic. 

The writers do a great job of reeling us in, as Emma’s husband and teenage sons disappear from a mountain hotel. And as ever, Julien is fascinating, a sort of Zen Poirot in a donkey jacket. He’ll find the truth, but it will get messy along the way. The whole series is available on iPlayer from tonight.

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

Streaming

Details

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Credits

Cast

rolename
Julien BaptisteTcheky Karyo
Emma ChambersFiona Shaw
Celia BaptisteAnastasia Hille
Richard ChambersAdrian Rawlins
Alex ChambersStuart Campbell
Will ChambersConrad Khan
Zsofia ArslanDorka Gryllus
Andras JusztMiklos Beres
NadeemAce Bhatti
BenjaminRhashan Stone
SallyMichelle Duncan
TamasPeter Jankovics
TobyJamie Maclachlan
JuliaAnita Adam Gabay
FerencAdam Tompa
ThibaultMichel Biel
HerveElie Haddad
GraceCaroline Boulton
Hotel receptionistLorena Somogyi
French teenagerSayyid El Alami
Hotel office workerMarina Ilia
Police officer at hotelPeter Fancsikai
Police officer in forestTom Alexander-Molnar

Crew

rolename
DirectorThomas Napper
Executive producerJack Williams
Executive producerHarry Williams
Executive producerChristopher Aird
Executive producerTommy Bulfin
ProducerJohn Griffin
WriterJack Williams
WriterHarry Williams

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  • Episode 1

    Baptiste

    Summary

    New series. The French detective travels to Hungary to help the British ambassador find her missing family. When a body is found, the pressure is on to save Emma's two sons. The case proves to have a devastating impact on Baptiste, leading to the final breakdown of his marriage - but a chance of redemption comes when the ambassador turns up on his doorstep with fresh evidence. Fiona Shaw co-stars in the second series of the detective drama.

    Review

    Wise old sleuth Julien Baptiste returns to our screens in search of more lost souls. But he’s in a bad way. Tchéky Karyo has the ability to look equally like a groovy history don or a down-and-out, and he is called on for both here. 

    Baptiste, like The Missing, from which it spun off, is written by Harry and Jack Williams, so you won’t be surprised to learn it unfolds in two time frames: one where Julien, now separated from his wife, travels to Hungary to help find the family of British ambassador Emma Chambers (Fiona Shaw); then another, 14 months later, where Emma is in a wheelchair – but why? – and Julien looks like a shaggy alcoholic. 

    The writers do a great job of reeling us in, as Emma’s husband and teenage sons disappear from a mountain hotel. And as ever, Julien is fascinating, a sort of Zen Poirot in a donkey jacket. He’ll find the truth, but it will get messy along the way. The whole series is available on iPlayer from tonight.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Julien BaptisteTcheky Karyo
    Emma ChambersFiona Shaw
    Celia BaptisteAnastasia Hille
    Richard ChambersAdrian Rawlins
    Alex ChambersStuart Campbell
    Will ChambersConrad Khan
    Zsofia ArslanDorka Gryllus
    Andras JusztMiklos Beres
    NadeemAce Bhatti
    BenjaminRhashan Stone
    SallyMichelle Duncan
    TamasPeter Jankovics
    TobyJamie Maclachlan
    JuliaAnita Adam Gabay
    FerencAdam Tompa
    ThibaultMichel Biel
    HerveElie Haddad
    GraceCaroline Boulton
    Hotel receptionistLorena Somogyi
    French teenagerSayyid El Alami
    Hotel office workerMarina Ilia
    Police officer at hotelPeter Fancsikai
    Police officer in forestTom Alexander-Molnar

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorThomas Napper
    Executive producerJack Williams
    Executive producerHarry Williams
    Executive producerChristopher Aird
    Executive producerTommy Bulfin
    ProducerJohn Griffin
    WriterJack Williams
    WriterHarry Williams

Review

Wise old sleuth Julien Baptiste returns to our screens in search of more lost souls. But he’s in a bad way. Tchéky Karyo has the ability to look equally like a groovy history don or a down-and-out, and he is called on for both here.

Baptiste, like The Missing, from which it spun off, is written by Harry and Jack Williams, so you won’t be surprised to learn it unfolds in two time frames: one where Julien, now separated from his wife, travels to Hungary to help find the family of British ambassador Emma Chambers (Fiona Shaw); then another, 14 months later, where Emma is in a wheelchair – but why? – and Julien looks like a shaggy alcoholic.

The writers do a great job of reeling us in, as Emma’s husband and teenage sons disappear from a mountain hotel. And as ever, Julien is fascinating, a sort of Zen Poirot in a donkey jacket. He’ll find the truth, but it will get messy along the way. The whole series is available on iPlayer from tonight.

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