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Martin Compston's New Show 'Traces' Finally Has A Release Date

Fionnuala .Jones
Fionnuala .Jones

03:58 11 Dec 2020


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It's coming to the BBC

We finally know when we can watch crime thriller Traces.

The first series – which originally aired on UKTV's Alibi in late 2019 – is set to launch on BBC One in early 2021.

The series boasts a stellar cast and creative team, including best-selling crime writer Val McDermid.

Traces is an emotionally-driven murder mystery that focuses on three women working together at the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science.

Emma Hedges (Three Girls’ Molly Windsor), Prof. Sarah Gordon (Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser) and Prof. Kathy Torrance (Continuum’s Jennifer Spence) use the rigors of forensics to uncover the truth about an unsolved murder case.

When Emma (Windsor) returns to Scotland to take up a new position as a lab assistant at SIFA, she signs up to a MOOC – Massive Open Online Course – which teaches the principles of forensic science.

But she soon discovers that the fictitious case study has a strikingly similar and shocking link to her past.

Line of Duty star Martin Compston also appears in the series as Daniel, who forms a close connection with Emma and also finds himself caught up in a criminal investigation.

You can watch the trailer below or by clicking here.

Traces will begin airing weekly on BBC One on Monday 4th January at 9pm.


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