This year’s Christmas telly is starting to trickle through, and we have some crime drama in among all the festive hoopla.
One such series returning this holiday season is Strike, from the pen of Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling).
Series five – subtitled Troubled Blood – is a four-part series and sees Tom Burke return as Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger as Robin.
Cormoran is visiting his family in Cornwall when he’s approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough, who went missing under mysterious circumstances in 1974.
Strike’s never tackled a cold case, before let alone one 40 years old, but despite the slim chance of success he’s intrigued and takes it on, adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency Robin Ellacott are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike.
As Strike and Robin investigate Margot’s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. They learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly.
Strike: Troubled Blood: Sunday 11th and Monday 12th December, 9pm, BBC One
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