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Irvine Welsh's Crime - 2021

Buccaneer/Britbox
Series 1 - Episodes 1+3

Director - James Strong
Producer - David Blair
Exec - Tony Wood, Irvine Welsh

Dougray Scott, Joanna Vanderham & Angela Griffin star in this BritBox Original thriller from Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel. A troubled detective investigates the disappearance of a schoolgirl in Edinburgh while wrestling with his inner demons.

The six-part drama series is based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Trainspotting author Welsh (who also adapted the book for TV), and follows Dougray Scott as troubled addict and lead detective DI Lennox.

In a statement, Scott said: “Irvine Welsh is one of Scotland’s greatest ever writers and I am proud and excited to be working on his first adaptation for television. It’s an honour to be working with such a talented cast, and creative team.”

Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2) leads the cast as DI Lennox, who is put onto the case of a missing schoolgirl - and must confront the "demons" that previously consumed his life.

As the synopsis reads, Crime is the "story of Ray Lennox in a city on the edge of the abyss. Lennox is a man whose clear sight is not always a blessing. A girl goes missing. A town is in fear. A police department fights with itself. A hero is lost; tortured by his own demons and all the while, watching, waiting, a brutal killer is poised to strike."

Alongside Scott, the cast also includes Joanna Vanderham as DS Amanda Drummond, Angela Griffin (Harlots) as Trudi Lowe, Jamie Sives (Guilt) as Detective Inspector Dougie Gillman, and Ken Stott as Chief Superintendent Bob Toal.