MASTERPIECE: Unforgotten: Season 2
Airs Sundays, April 29-May 13, 2018 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Credit: Courtesy of John Rogers/Mainstreet Pictures
Two stone-cold cases of murder test the wits of crime-solving duo DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunny Khan, played by Nicola Walker (LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (INDIAN SUMMERS), in back-to-back seasons of the critically acclaimed UK crime series UNFORGOTTEN, airing on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, April 8 through May 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS.
Guest stars in Season 2 include Badria Timimi ("Syriana"), Mark Bonnar (LINE OF DUTY), Lorraine Ashbourne ("Jane Eyre"), and Rosie Cavaliero (LITTLE DORRIT). Peter Egan (DOWNTON ABBEY) appears in both seasons as Cassie’s father.
Season 2 starts innocently enough with a routine river dredging operation. When the scoop brings up a soggy, old suitcase, the workers open it and find a corpse sealed up so long that the tissues have turned to a soapy substance.
Gruesome forensic work identifies the victim as David Walker, a businessman missing for twenty-five years.
Cassie and Sunny locate Walker’s wife, Tessa Nixon (Ashbourne), now remarried. A hard-bitten DI herself, Tessa reminds her fellow police officers that “sixty-three percent of all murder victims are killed by their partners.”
“You’ll be thinking that, won’t you?” she says. “I would be.”
But Cassie and Sunny have other suspects to consider. A pager found with Walker’s remains leads them to Sara Mahmoud (Timimi), a Muslim teacher who wishes she’d never heard of David Walker.
Other clues connect Walker with Colin Osborne (Bonnar), a gay attorney in the process of adopting a young girl with his partner; and Marion Kelsey (Cavaliero), a harried nurse in a children’s cancer ward.
Maddeningly, the puzzle pieces won’t fit together — until, as The Telegraph admiringly notes, Cassie has an inspiration that climaxes in “the perfect ending.”
Episode 1 airs Sunday, April 29 at 9 p.m. - A waterlogged suitcase holds the remains of David Walker, 25 years after he disappeared. Walker's wife, Tessa, turns out to be a police officer. Cassie and Sunny interview two other suspects, Sara and Colin.
Episode 2 airs Sunday, May 6 at 9 p.m. - The victim's life comes into focus; it was a mess. Meanwhile, Sara's scandalous past is revealed, and Colin is blackmailed. Marion, a pediatric cancer nurse, joins the list of suspects.
Episode 3 airs Sunday, May 13 at 9 p.m. - Tessa, Sara, Colin and Marion each have a motive-but also an alibi. On the verge of getting romantic with Sunny, Cassie has a revelation. Has she cracked the case?
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A Mainstreet production for ITV. Chris Lang is the creator and writer. Andy Wilson is the director. The executive producers are Sally Haynes, Chris Lang and Laura Mackie. The producer is Tim Bradley. MASTERPIECE on PBS is presented by WGBH Boston.
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