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Director: John Alexander (Belgravia, Trust Me, Jamestown), Julia Ford (Sticks & Stones, Safe)

Producer: Kiaran Murray-Smith (Silent Witness, Bullet Proof), Second Act Productions, Tall Story Pictures, Vaudeville Productions

Executive Producer: Andrew O’Connor, Paul Sandler, Patrick Schweitzer, Russell Lewis, Peter James, Michael Vine

Writer: Russell Lewis (Endeavour, Lewis)

Cast: John Simm (Doctor Who, Life on Mars), Richie Campbell (Liar, Top Boy)

Genres: Drama


2 x 120 mins

Acclaimed screenwriter Russell Lewis brings Peter James’ award-winning Roy Grace novels vividly to life in this compelling, fast-paced detective drama. Starring John Simm as the tenacious Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, these two new feature-length dramas are based on the first two stories in the series: Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead. Hard-working Brighton-based detective Roy Grace has given his life to the job, but when the drama opens, his career is at rock bottom. Exiled to running enquiries into long forgotten cold cases, the disappearance of his beloved wife, Sandy, still haunts his thoughts. Following another reprimand for his unorthodox methods, Grace risks being moved from the job he loves most. With so much at stake, his colleague Detective Sergeant Glenn Branson knows Grace has more to give and asks him for help with a case. After a stag night prank appears to go wrong, the groom – a successful property developer with everything to live for – has gone missing. With nothing but instinct, a lingering suspicion and his obsessive nature, Grace doggedly pursues the truth. The Roy Grace book series has been translated into 37 languages with worldwide sales of over 20 million copies.

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