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Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar return as detectives Cassie and Sunny in Unforgotten, investigating another emotionally charged cold case

Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar return as DCI Cassie Stuart and DI ‘Sunny’ Khan in a third series of Unforgotten.

When human remains are found on the central reservation of the M1 motorway, Cassie and Sunny are called to investigate.

The body is soon identified as Hayley Reid, a 16-year-old who vanished on New Year’s Eve in 1999.

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James Fleet as artist Chris Lowe

Meanwhile, across the UK, we meet four childhood friends: local GP Dr Tim Finch (Alex Jennings), TV presenter James Hollis (Kevin McNally), struggling salesman Pete Carr (Neil Morrissey) and artist Chris Lowe (James Fleet).

'These four suspects have this amazing friendship, which will leave viewers wondering if they’re all involved or just one,' says Nicola. 'What’s clear is they seem to adore each other.'

'It turns out this is a high-profile case that attracted mass media coverage 18 years ago and the village where it happened never really recovered. Cassie has to learn how to handle the media, so she’s given a media consultant. I loved filming those scenes.' Nicola tells TV Times.

'It’d be a mistake to think that they’re the only suspects, though,' adds Sanjeev, 'Yes, they’re the key people of interest, but there are at least four others it could be. Even reading the scripts I was thinking, ‘It’s him! It’s her! It’s all of them!’

'This series explores how, these days, social media gets involved in criminal cases – how people comment on everything and dive in with their own theories on what happened,' explains Sanjeev.

Will the six-part series of Unforgotten keep us all guessing?

TV Times rating: ****


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As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.