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Grace

  • Episode:

    1

  • Title:

    Dead Simple

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 14 Mar 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    8.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 11 2021 : Sat 13 Mar - Fri 19 Mar

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 03 Mar 2021

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Series overview

Acclaimed screenwriter and Endeavour creator, Russell Lewis, has adapted international bestseller Peter James’, Dead Simple, his debut novel from the award-winning Roy Grace series.

John Simm takes the lead role of the tenacious detective. 

Entitled Grace, the 120’ screenplay introduces the Brighton based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job.

FIlm 1 - Dead Simple

When the unorthodox policing methods of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace are brought into question under cross examination in a local murder trial and a journalist gets hold of the story, it does nothing to improve his standing with his superiors who are concerned about the damage he has done to the reputation of the force. His superior, Assistant Chief ConstableAlison Vosper, warns Grace that they can’t afford another stunt like this.

Grace is already carrying a heavy load. Plagued by the disappearance of his beloved wife Sandy, without a trace, six yearsago on his 40th birthday and still searching for answers as to her whereabouts to this day, he seems to be more at home with the dead these days. 

Working in an office surrounded by unsolved cold cases which are gathering dust and only serve as a reminder of his own ghosts, Grace can’t seem to let go of the past despite his best efforts to try and move on.

When a local property developer whose company is enjoying a raft of recent successes goes missing on a stag night, Roy is approached by his old friend and colleague, Detective Sergeant Glenn Bransonwho is investigating the case. Something feels off about the whole thing and Branson comes to Grace for advice, determined to pull him from the gloom of his office and make use of his brilliantinstincts. Grace joins Branson’s investigation to advise.

Together with colleagues Detective Constable Emma Jane Boutwood, Detective Constable Nick Nicholl and Detective Sergeant Bella Moy, Grace and Branson work to piece together the groom-to-be’s movements the night he disappeared. With the wedding only days away the clock is ticking. As Grace’s fierce instincts and dogged determination start to unravel the events of the fateful stag night, it becomes clear that there are those who know more than they are letting on and what initially seemed to be a simple missing persons enquiry, may now, in fact, be something far more sinister.

Cast

DS Roy Grace JOHN SIMM
DS Branson RICHIE CAMPBELL
ACC Vosper RAKIE AYOLA
DC Nick Nicholl BRAD MORRISON
DS Bella Moy LAURA ELPHINSTONE
DC Emma Jane Boutwood AMAKA OKAFOR
Ari Branson REBECCA SCROGGS
Kevin Spinella ALEXANDAR COBB
Michael Neward TOM WESTON-JONES
Mark B Warden MATT STOKOE
Ashley Haynes ALISHA BAILEY
Gill Neward MAGGIE O’NEILL
Vic DIARMAID MURTAGH
Phil Marshbrook RUPERT HOLLIDAY EVANS
Davey Marshbrook CIAN BINCHY
Robbo MATT WAKEFORD
Luke Jones CHARLIE SUFF
Josh Sayed AKSHAY KHANNA
Joe Tindall WILLIAM ANDREWS
Rex DAVID K WHITTING
Mr Sean Stourton TIM TRELOAR
Zoe Sayed TIANA KHAN
Francine CATHERINE BAILEY
Harry Frame ADRIAN RAWLINS
Willa NATASHA JOSPEPH
Woman Speaker VINNY DHILLON
Richard Charwell SILAS CARSON