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Safe House

  • Episode: 

    1 of 4

  • Title: 

    Series 2
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 07 Sep 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 36 2017 : Sat 02 Sep - Fri 08 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Tom (Stephen Moyer) and Sam’s (Zoe Tapper) world is turned upside down when news of a shocking crime breaks. Years previously Tom investigated a series of abductions perpetrated by an assailant known as 'The Crow’, who took wives away from their husbands as they helplessly watched. 
 
On hearing breaking news of a crime bearing the same hallmarks Tom heads to the crime scene, revealing to DCI Jane Burr (Sunetra Sarker), terrifyingly, he believes the Crow is active again. 
 
Series overview
 
Safe House, produced by leading independent production company Eleventh Hour Films, returns to ITV with an all new cast and crime story.
 
The series stars internationally renowned British actor Stephen Moyer (True Blood, The Bastard Executioner, Shots Fired) as charismatic yet impulsive ex-police officer Tom Brook who runs this season's police safe house, which stands at the edge of the sea on the rugged coastline of Anglesey, a wild and beautiful sanctuary.  
 
Stephen is joined by actress Zoë Tapper (Mr Selfridge, Lewis) as his partner Sam. The drama has been written by Ed Whitmore (CSI, He Kills Coppers) and Tracey Malone (Born to Kill, Rillington Place) and directed by Marc Evans (Safe House S1, Collision).   
 
Tom and Sam’s world is turned upside down when news of a shocking crime breaks. Years previously Tom investigated a series of abductions perpetrated by an assailant known as 'The Crow’, who took wives away from their husbands as they helplessly watched. 
 
On hearing breaking news of a crime bearing the same hallmarks Tom heads to the crime scene, revealing to the police that, terrifyingly, he believes the Crow is active again.
 
The 4 x 60’ series also stars Dervla Kirwan, (Injustice, Blackout), Jason Watkins (Taboo, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies), Sunetra Sarker (Ackley Bridge, Casualty), Ashley Walters (Cuffs, Top Boy), Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge, The Driver) and Joel MacCormack (Wolf Hall). 
 
Eleventh Hour Films Creative Director Paula Cuddy (Strike Back, Wallander) is the Executive Producer alongside company founder and Chief Executive Jill Green (New Blood, Collision). Andrew Benson (Strike Back, Prime Suspect) has produced the new season.
 
 
 
 
 
Episode 1
 
When ex-police officer Tom (Stephen Moyer) hears news of the abduction of Julie Delaney (Lynsey McLaren) he leaves his partner Sam (Zoë Tapper) and their beautiful coastal home and heads straight to the crime scene.
 
After a frosty reception from DI Vedder (Gary Cargill) Tom sees DCI Jane Burr (Sunetra Sarker) and tries to convince her that the Crow, a notorious killer, is back and that John Channing (Ashley Walters) the partner of the missing woman is in danger. 
 
Jane shuts this down – the Crow is in jail and Tom put him there in 2008. Tom, however, believes the man in jail - James Griffin (Stephen Lord) - was just a disciple and that the real Crow is still out there.
 
Tom is vindicated when Julie is used as bait to lure Julie’s partner John Channing to a remote place. Julie’s daughter Dani (Sacha Parkinson) and John are moved into the safe house which Tom and Sam run as a business.
 
Meanwhile, Liam Duke (Joel MacCormack) returns home from Manchester. His father Simon (Jason Watkins) is concerned by the timing of the arrival and by Liam’s erratic behaviour. Could Liam’s return and the re-emergence of the Crow be linked?