Looks like we’re on a bit of a roll here for BBC4, Saturday-night crime drama again after a patchy start to the year. We’ve the three Department Q films, and we’re nearing the end of Hinterland. So what’s next? Something tasty from Canada…
Cardinal follows Detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, who appeared in the US remake of The Killing) and Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse) as they join forces to hunt down a killer in a small Northern Ontario town.
Adapted from author Giles Blunt’s award-winning Forty Words For Sorrow, the first of the John Cardinal Mysteries book series, Cardinal is written for television by Audrey Nealon and Russ Cochrane.
Demoted for a hunch about a case that he wouldn’t let go, John Cardinal is brought back to the Homicide Unit when the body of a missing teenager is discovered, proving his instincts correct. Back on the case, Cardinal’s search for the murderer soon becomes an all-consuming race to stay ahead of a serial killer.
Meanwhile, he must right past wrongs that threaten to derail the investigation and end his whole career – all whilst keeping a watchful eye on his new partner Lise. Does she have a secret agenda of her own?
Look out for it on…
Saturday 3rd June, 9pm, BBC4