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Fearless

  • Episode: 

    2 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 19 Jun 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 25 2017 : Sat 17 Jun - Fri 23 Jun
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 2
 
Released from prison following the retrial, Kevin faces a barrage of abuse from the public and even his own son, Jason, calls him a murderer. Only local MP and Westminster’s new golden boy Matthew Wild is able to talk the mob down, and with no other option, Emma is forced to take Kevin to her own house.
 
DCI Nicholas Staines is running the new investigation into Linda’s murder, and gives Emma and Dominic footage of a police interview with Tony Pullings, the man who took photos of Linda. In the interview, Pullings reveals that he paid Kevin to let him use the school to take the photos, and even gave Kevin a set of the pictures. Seeing the case crumbling before her eyes, Emma confronts Kevin about the photos.
 
Meanwhile, Heather Myles arrives in England and pays Cambridge Master Sir Alistair McKinnon a visit. She wants as much information as possible from him on Emma and learns she has been a person of interest to MI5 and 6 for years. Heather tells DCS Greenwood that she can help with the case against Yusef. 
 
Series overview
 
Created by Homeland and 24 writer, Patrick Harbinson, and produced by leading independent programme makers, Mammoth Screen, brand new contemporary thriller Fearless launches on ITV this Summer.
 
Starring acclaimed actress Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, Penny Dreadful), the gripping six-part drama follows Emma Banville, a human rights lawyer known for defending lost causes, as she sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, who was convicted for the murder of a schoolgirl, Linda Simms, 14 years earlier: a crime which he maintains he didn’t commit.
 
Firmly believing there has been a miscarriage of justice, Emma is determined to reveal the truth behind Linda’s death and is prepared to go to extreme lengths to discover what happened and free Kevin. However, as Emma digs deeper into the case, risking her career, personal life and reputation, she begins to sense powerful forces at play within the police and intelligence services who want to stop her uncovering the truth.