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Prey

  • Episode: 

    1 of 3

  • Title: 

    Series 2
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 09 Dec 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 50 2015 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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Series overview
 
Critically acclaimed actress Rosie Cavaliero (The Enfield Haunting, Inside No.9) is joined by Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, Mad Dogs), MyAnna Buring (Banished, Ripper Street), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Utopia, Misfits), Ralph Ineson (Game Of Thrones, The Office) and Sammy Winward (Emmerdale) for the second series of ITV’s gripping drama Prey.  
 
Written by Prey creator Chris Lunt, the new three-part story will see Rosie reprise her role as DS Susan Reinhardt the no-nonsense, hard-working cop now reporting  to DCI Mike Ward (Ralph Ineson). 
 
Philip Glenister takes the role of Prison Officer David Murdoch whose life becomes complicated when on a routine visit to a Manchester hospital with female prisoner Jules Hope (MyAnna Buring) events spiral out of control. David takes a phone call that will change his life forever. 
With the life of his heavily pregnant daughter, Lucy (Sammy Winward), threatened, David has no alternative but to go on the run and inadvertently becomes the prey.
 
Unaware of the danger to Lucy, DS Susan Reinhardt, whose personal happiness seems forever blighted, tries to unravel why David is suddenly behaving totally out of character. With his reputation as a prison officer intact, Reinhardt tries to understand why he is now making every effort to dodge the police. 
 
Reinhardt and her new colleague, DC Richard Iddon (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), set off on a thrilling pursuit as a desperate David handcuffs himself to Jules.  She is his only bargaining tool as he sets out to move ‘heaven and earth’ to find his beloved daughter.   
 
The cast of Prey also includes Kieran O’Brien (Silk, Love Life) and Lisa Millet (Cucumber, The Paradise).
 
Episode 1
 
DAVID MURDOCH is a middle-aged prison officer; widowed, living alone, he has one grownup daughter, LUCY, who is pregnant. She is his world. 
 
When JULES HOPE, an inmate at Ravenhill Prison, is taken ill, it’s MURDOCH who escorts her to hospital. But while JULES is waiting for treatment, MURDOCH gets a phone call with an ultimatum that turns his life upside down.
 
If MURDOCH wants to see his daughter again, he must break JULES out of hospital and deliver her to the man holding LUCY captive. If he talks to the police, LUCY will die.
MURDOCH knows he has no choice but to comply. But when the plan goes awry he is forced to take matters into his own hands.
 
Pursued by DS SUSAN REINHARDT, MURDOCH finds himself in a race against time to evade the law and save his daughter’s life.