The Tower

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Week 35 2023 : Sat 26 Aug - Fri 01 Sep

Wed 16 Aug 2023

The Tower

Second series

Full series drop on ITVX on Monday 28 August after episode 1 on ITV1

Series overview

Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones) and Jimmy Akingbola (Kate & Koji) return in this acclaimed crime drama based on Kate London's thrilling second novel and is adapted by screenwriter Patrick Harbinson (Homeland, Fearless, 24, ER) and produced by his company Windhover Films and leading production company, Mammoth Screen.

Starring alongside Gemma Whelan as DS Sarah Collins and Jimmy Akingbola as DC Steve Bradshaw, is Tahirah Sharif, who was recently BAFTA-nominated for her role as PC Lizzie Adama, alongside Emmett J Scanlan as DI Kieran Shaw.

Episode 1

DS Sarah Collins joins Homicide Command and finds her new team in the thick of it as they attempt to track down the culprit behind a chicken shop shooting. At the helm of the investigation is DS Steve Bradshaw, but Sarah’s kept away from the action as her new boss, DCI Jim Fedden, tasks her with a cold case. With young DC Lee Coutts already making headway with inquiries, Sarah is left to trace the missteps of the last police investigation and makes a fresh discovery.

When a new lead points to murder and offers up a convicted sex offender as the prime suspect, it’s ‘case closed’ for Fedden. But dead or alive, Sarah is determined to find Tania and uncover the truth about what happened to her 25 years ago. Teaming up with DC Elaine Lucas, Sarah follows a new line of inquiry. But her life becomes more complicated when she ignores Elaine’s advice and puts her team up for a murder case. Her and PC Lizzie Adama’s paths are about to cross.

Meanwhile, Lizzie has been cleared of misconduct for her role in the Portland Tower incident and is back at Farlow Police Station, hoping to prove she can be a good cop. But whether she’s willing to do everything by the book is soon put to the test when she responds to a domestic violence call at the home of a young couple and their six-year-old daughter. Having put their affair behind them, Lizzie and DI Kieran Shaw try to keep things professional, but their mutual attraction still remains.



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