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Professor T

  • Episode:

    3 of 6

  • Title:

    Tiger Tiger

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 01 Aug 2021

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 21 Jul 2021

Professor T

Series overview:

Every aspect of Professor Jasper Tempest’s life is precisely calibrated and rigidly structured. Impeccably dressed and meticulously punctual, he lectures daily at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, teaching students imaginatively, if pedantically, about the science of crime. And each evening, he returns home to his apartment, which is as sterile and systematically ordered as a science lab. Thanks to this strictly regimented approach, his OCD and germaphobia are under control.

But Professor T’s buttoned-down world is slowly undone when he is persuaded by one of his former students, Detective Sergeant Lisa Donckers, to assist her in investigating a serial rapist who has started attacking young women again after a 10-year hiatus. The Professor’s encyclopaedic knowledge of criminal psychology and his brilliant mind prove invaluable to the under-resourced CID team, but the cracks in his carefully constructed emotionless carapace also begin to show.

Working with the Police – and the fiery, instinctive, and occasionally chaotic Lisa, in particular – drags Professor T far from his comfort zone and forces him to confront his painfully suppressed feelings for an old flame, Detective Chief Inspector Christina Brand. 

After deciding, in an uncharacteristically irrational moment, to move into his dusty and derelict family home, he also finds it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of his imperious mother, Adelaide, with whom he shares a harrowing family secret that has cast a long shadow over both their lives.

Professor T is a classic crime procedural, featuring a brilliant criminologist and amateur sleuth who solves a succession of quirky and baffling cases. At the same time, it explores the complex private lives of a diverse and engaging cast of characters, not least Professor T himself and the troubling effect that childhood trauma invariably has on adult psychology.

Episode 3 - Tiger Tiger

Professor T becomes embroiled in a hostage situation, but his unconventional negotiating tactics do not go down well with the police. Old flame Christina reveals all is not well with her marriage.

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Cast:

Professor T (Jaspar Tempest) - Ben Miller
Vijay Banerjee - Kammy Darweish
Priyanka Banerjee - Natasha Atherton
Leela Banerjee - Nila Aalia
Robert - Craig Miller
Ted - Charlie Venables
Padma Banerjee - Mavin Rasheed
Misha Banerjee - Sahana John Gomez
Adelaide Tempest - Frances de la Tour
Dan Winters - Barney White
Lisa Donckers - Emma Naomi
Amrit Khan - Aurora Marion
Nurse - Nahid Leader
Discharge Nurse - Samuel Revell
Ingrid Snares - Sarah Woodward
Plain Clothed Officer - Patrick Scott Jeffries
Christina Brand - Juliet Aubrey
Ben Sparrow - Charlie Cattrall
Paul Rabbit - Andy Gathergood
The Dean - Douglas Reith
Herman Donckers - Ben Onwukwe