ITV announces casting details for series two of The Bay

The Bay was so nearly pretty decent. The ITV series based in the Lancashire town of Morecambe had a touch of the Broadchurches about it, and we knew that the channel had renewed it for a second series. ITV has confirmed that Morven Christie will return as family liaison officer Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong, while…

ITV commissions second series of The Bay

Love it or loathe it, it looks like The Bay will be coming back to ITV. In its initial six-part run, it told the story Family Liaison Officer, DS Lisa Armstrong (Morven Christie), who investigated the case of a pair of missing twins in the seaside town of Morecambe. It didn’t help that she had…

REVIEW: The Bay (S1 E6/6)

I’m always fascinated how series end themselves. Some go for the big twist and reveal, some answer a few questions but then set themselves up for a second series, and some just end with a bit of a whimper. Thankfully, The Bay, even though it’s been a hit-and-miss series, ended well, with everything you want…

REVIEW: The Bay (S1 E5/6)

At the end of episode four, The Bay took the decision to let DC Lisa Armstrong find the teenage girl she had been looking for – Holly Meredith – sheltering meekly in an abandoned lido. I’m always fascinated when writers decide to do their big reveal. We saw it in The Widow last night, but…

REVIEW: The Bay (S1 E4/6)

We’re now into the back half of this series set in Morecambe, and you sometimes wish Eric himself would drop in and Bring Me Sunshine away down the promenade to breath a bit of the unexpected into it because so far this has been very much by-the-numbers fare with some infuriating elements. After last week’s…

REVIEW: The Bay (S1 E3/6)

We reach the half-way point in ITV’s six-part whodunit set in Morecambe a little befuddled and a creeping sense of dread. Not content with presenting us with a highly contentious plot point that threatened the integrity of the whole series, it now presents us with something that has been sticking in The Killings Times reviewers’…

REVIEW: The Bay (S1 E2/6)

Last week, we were introduced to the characters in The Bay, a six-part series with two missing, twin teens at its heart. Its main character, DI Lisa Armstrong (Morven Christie), a Family Liaison Officer tasked with looking after the distraught Merchant family. Except there was a bump in the road: Lisa had drunkenly had sex…

REVIEW: The Bay (S1 E1/6)

Already the press is dubbing this new, six-part series as ‘the new Broadchurch‘. On the surface, there seems to be evidence to suggest that this might be the case: a coastal setting (this time a real-life location, Morecambe), two missing children, equal weight given to the parents of the missing children’s trauma, and a lead…

ITV confirms The Bay transmission date

The next big British crime drama series we’re looking forward to is ITV’s The Bay. The six-part series stars Morven Christie as Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong, a fierce and hard-working Family Liaison Officer. Joining Christie are Jonas Armstrong, Tracie Bennett, Lindsey Coulson, Chanel Cresswell, Louis Greatorex, Adam Long, Taheen Modak making his professional screen debut,…

ITV releases trailer for The Bay

We’re looking forward to The Bay on ITV, the whodunit that is drawing comparisons to Broadchurch. Set in the unique coastal town of Morecambe, it follows Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong (the brilliant Morven Christie), who is assigned to a missing persons investigation in Morecambe. As a police Family Liaison Officer, she’s trained never to get…

Morven Christie joins ITV’s The Bay

Earlier on in the year, we brought you news of a new ITV crime drama, The Bay, a six-parter written by Daragh Carville. Now the network has announced the impressive cast, which is headed by Morven Christie – excellent in The A Word and, most recently, Ordeal By Innocence. Christie will lead the cast as Detective…