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Marcella

  • Episode: 

    4 of 8

  • Title: 

    Series 2
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 12 Mar 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 11 2018 : Sat 10 Mar - Fri 16 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 4
 
Having escaped the killer’s prison, Adam is safely inside the car of an elderly couple. His state of distress alarms the couple and they resolve to find a hospital as they stop at a set of level crossing gates. But as Adam loses consciousness the situation becomes gravely dire and it appears that the couple must resort to drastic measures.
 
Marcella deduces that a binder was stolen from Reg’s house when she was attacked and she confronts Reg and Alan as she suspects the folder has important information inside.
 
Marcella heads to another hypnosis session and regresses to the moment Jason told her that he’s leaving for Singapore. The memory makes her realise the lengths that Jason will go to to get his own way. Before he leaves, Marcella confronts him one last time, but Jason isn’t one to change his mind. 
 
Driven by previous events, Phil heads to enact his revenge on Marcella, arriving at her house to where Edward is home alone.
 
Vince is informed that his sponsorship of a boxing club close to his heart is no longer required because of the negative press that surrounds him. This causes him to issue a press release stating that he will change his business practices but the truthfulness of the statement causes Maya to put an idea into motion.
 
In this episode we meet The Whitman Foundation’s CFO, Sascha Kyte and her partner Jojo Baines. They’re a couple that are trying to conceive but with little success thus far. The financial toll of the IVF makes Maya’s proposal to Sascha tempting, despite some red flags.
 
Gail concocts a plan to try and communicate with Joel but the stress causes him to suffer an epileptic fit. As a result, Joel’s family ask that Gail is kept away from Joel. Why does no one want to hear what he has to say?
 
Meanwhile Eric finds an opportunity to enact his revenge on Vince when he sees how interested he has become in a young boxer at the boxing club.
 
Series overview
 
Original multi-layered ITV crime drama series Marcella, written by internationally renowned screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge) and starring International Emmy award winning Anna Friel (The Girlfriend Experience, Broken, American Odyssey) returns to ITV.
 
Returning alongside Anna Friel as the lead Marcella, in the highly praised drama are Ray Panthaki (One Crazy Thing), Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude, Guerrilla), Jamie Bamber (Fearless, NCIS) and Jack Doolan (White Gold).  New cast members are also welcomed; Nigel Planer (Episodes, Comic Strip Presents, The Young Ones), Keith Allen (Eddie The Eagle, My Mad Fat Diary), Sophia Brown (Beauty & The Beast, Clique, Disobedience), Peter Sullivan (Cuffs, Critical, The Borgias), Jason Hughes (Three Girls, Midsomer Murders), Victoria Smurfit (Once Upon A Time, Trial & Retribution, The Beach), Yolanda Kettle (The Crown, Love Nina), Josh Herdman (Harry Potter) and Harriet Cains (Line of Duty, Safe House).
 
The eight-part series is once again set in contemporary London and the new series unfolds in the unique style of Rosenfeldt’s Nordic style.  Interweaving storylines and characters from all different walks of life and backgrounds will lead the audiences on a complex and emotional journey and keep them guessing until the very end.
 
The story begins with the discovery of a body inside a wall. The body is clothed in a school blazer and surrounded by soft toys; a devastated Marcella soon works out that the body is that of schoolboy Leo Priestley, who was abducted a few years beforehand and a friend of Marcella’s son, Edward.
 
A task-force is quickly pulled together by newly promoted DCI, Tim and we are introduced to a new member of the team, LeAnn.  As the investigation progresses, we’re introduced to a number of new characters – a former famous musician Reg and his manager and friend Alan; edgy businessman Vince Whitman and his charity boss wife Maya; a previously convicted criminal Phil Dawkins; sister and brother Gail and Eric; and Becky, the new girlfriend of Marcella’s ex-husband.
 
Whilst the storylines entwine, Marcella is still battling with her ongoing sporadic fugue states which she struggles to come to terms with and is getting increasingly worried about the effects it is having on her and her family around her.
 
 
Further information

The box set of series 1 of Marcella is now available for free on the ITV Hub. Each episode of series 2 will also be available on the Hub throughout the series and as a box set for a further 30 days after the last episode has been on TV.