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  • 2021
  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama


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


Episode 3: Baptiste


Emma isn't interested in Julien's theory that Alex was shot not by Islamic terrorists, but by the Far Right, and only cares about finding Will, whoever may have taken him. After coming across some of her father's financial records, Zsofia is on the hunt for the boy, Balasz, who Mehmet befriended and had been giving money to.


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Julien BaptisteTcheky Karyo
Emma ChambersFiona Shaw
Celia BaptisteAnastasia Hille
Alex ChambersStuart Campbell
Zsofia ArslanDorka Gryllus
Andras JusztMiklos Beres
NadeemAce Bhatti
Kamilla AgostonGabriella Hamori
MehmetKevork Malikyan
BalazsAtanaz Babinchak
MichaelPeter Sullivan
KatalinEva Magyar
HannaOrsi Toth
KataBernadett Ostorhazi
IstvanSylas Szabolcs
PeterTamas Lengyel
GynaecologistSorel Kembe
Wife in cafeJuli Jakab
Husband in cafeViktor Denes


DirectorHong Khaou
Executive producerChristopher Aird
Executive producerHarry Williams
Executive producerJack Williams
Executive producerTommy Bulfin
ProducerJohn Griffin
WriterHarry Williams
WriterJack Williams

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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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