Returning: The Missing

This time the tale isn't about a victim going missing, but what happens when someone returns.

Season 2 of The Missing will premiere in Australia on BBC First in early March.

Tchéky Karyo returns as Julien Baptiste alongside a new cast in a new case, told over two timelines.

This time the tale isn’t about a victim going missing, but what happens when someone returns.

The 8 part series also stars Abigail Hardingham, David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, Jake Davies, Laura Fraser and Roger Allam.

Set mostly on a British military base in Eckhausen, Germany, but reaching as far as the ISIL battlefields in Northern Iraq, The Missing begins when a young British woman stumbles through the streets and collapses in the town square. It’s Christmas 2014. We soon learn her name is Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham) and she has been missing for 11 years.

Staff Sergeant Sam Webster (David Morrissey), his wife Gemma (Keeley Hawes) and their youngest son Matthew (Jake Davies) have coped as well as they can after their daughter disappeared, but that tight family unit is fractured by Alice’s return.

Sam is a strong, straightforward military man, who’s always had a set of rules to follow. His daughter’s return upsets that equilibrium.

Gemma’s dreamt of her daughter’s return for over a decade, but is torn when Alice’s return isn’t the joyous reunion she’d hoped for. Can she ever hope to understand what Alice has been through?

Matthew was the last one to see his big sister alive 11 years ago, and once again he’s made to feel culpable in a shocking turn of events. These events lead the good-natured, introverted Matthew down a path of self-destruction.


Sundays at 8.30pm from March 5 on BBC First.

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