James' arrival will surely create a different dynamic for Sanjeev Bhaskar's DI Sunny Khan on the show, so when RadioTimes.com and other press caught up with Bhaskar on the BAFTA TV Awards 2022 red carpet, we asked the actor about exactly that.
Bhaskar teased that in the new season "Sinéad's character has come in as Sunny's boss and it's not the best place that Sunny would wish to be in. So let's just say that's where they kick off."
When she was cast Keenan called Bhaskar "brilliant and incredibly lovely" and said: "I’m hoping that if I play my cards right I might even get to take a peek in Sunny’s backpack!”
Continuing to discuss what viewers can expect from season 5 while on the red carpet, Bhaskar said: "It sort of continues the story a little bit from series four so Sunny is dealing with a degree of grief, the loss of his friend and partner, so that has an impact on this story.
"In terms of format it's very similar to the others, but there's a range of ages in the suspects, which I don't think has happened before. They're quite different so that's kind of interesting too."
Unforgotten was nominated for the Drama Series award at this year's BAFTAs, alongside Manhunt: The Night Stalker, Vigil and In My Skin, the latter of which took home the prize.
Additional reporting by Abby Robinson.
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