When is Marcella on TV?
The second series of the detective drama is on Mondays, 9pm on ITV
What can I expect from the next episode?
Marcella’s poor kids! Pushed back and forth between two horribly self-absorbed parents, uprooted from lives that suit them when their mum blackmails their putative stepmother.
Then she pushes her mouse-killing, clearly disturbed young son into a highly charged hypnotism session so he can recall minute details of the day his best friend vanished and was later found dead, walled up in a house.
And as for Marcella’s (Anna Friel) police work… her whole team are shockingly inept, leading to a massive mess-up and a thoroughly avoidable tragedy. But what can you expect from a group led by a boss who wails at a briefing: “All right, but what about the lobotomies?”
Who’s in the cast?
Marcella Backland Anna Friel (from Pushing Daisies)
DI Rav Sangha Ray Panthaki (from EastEnders)
You can find a full guide to the show’s cast and characters here.