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Prey

  • Episode: 

    2 of 3

  • Title: 

    Series 2
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 16 Dec 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 51 2015 : Sat 12 Dec - Fri 18 Dec
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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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 2
 
With no idea of where his daughter is, Murdoch refuses to give himself up. He and Jules search for Jules’ brother Daniel, who they think holds the answers, while staying one step ahead of Reinhardt. 
 
When Murdoch and Jules are informed by a neighbor that Daniel is dead, they are stunned.  Jules suspects that Daniel has been harmed by an archenemy from their past, Eddie. Jules and Eddie stole a large sum of money years ago, back in their hometown of Blackpool.  Eddie was caught, took the rap and went to prison while Jules got away scot-free. Did Eddie kill Daniel in revenge, and does he now have Lucy?
 
Meanwhile, the body on the roof of the car turns out to be Murdoch’s boss, Jeff Crabtree, who was in serious debt.  Did someone pay him to allow Jules to break out of prison? 
 
Reinhardt deduces that Jules is returning to home territory and sets off in hot pursuit.  Fearing that Eddie might also harm Jules, Murdoch sets out to find him alone. But Eddie has disappeared – and before Murdoch can find out who has his daughter, disaster strikes.  Reinhardt catches Murdoch.  The chase is over…leaving Lucy remaining in mortal danger.