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The Long Call

  • Episode:

    2 of 4

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 26 Oct 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 43 2021 : Sat 23 Oct - Fri 29 Oct

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 13 Oct 2021

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The Long Call

Series overview

The Long Call follows Detective Inspector Matthew Venn, who has returned to live in a small community in North Devon with his husband. It’s a place Matthew walked away from 20 years ago, after being rejected by his family who are part of the area’s Barum Brethren community.
 
We meet Matthew outside the local church as his father's funeral takes place. Now he's back, in the place where it all began, not just to grieve for his father but to lead a shocking murder investigation. A body has been found on the beach - a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck - he’s been stabbed to death. Matthew and his colleagues, Jen and Ross, have a task on their hands: they must unlock a case with no witness, no forensics and no motive.
 
As Matthew and his team search for clues, we are introduced to members of the North Devon community, including the Barum Brethren community. Matthew must face up to the painful memories he left behind as he grapples with a case that starts to divide friends, family and a community who are searching for answers.
 
The pressure mounts when the case takes an unexpected turn. Matthew must bring to light the extent of the web of mystery and lies which is suffocating the various communities.
 
Who else's life could be at risk? Could Matthew himself be in danger? Matthew must learn to overcome the shame his upbringing taught him and truly put the past behind him in order to finally get to the bottom of the case and call this place home.

Episode 2

Matthew and the team continue to hunt for clues about the victim; they uncover secrets from the past and theorise who might have motive to murder. 

Connections are made between the victim and the Brethren community when it’s uncovered that the victim had started attending meetings. New suspects and questions arise; how did Lucy Craddle know the victim? What was the truth of housemate Gaby’s relationship with him?

The pressure of the case intensifies and finally, the team are afforded some vital break-throughs. Closer to home, Matthew and his mother look to build bridges after years of silence.