Baptiste returns to BBC First

BBC First will screen the new season of Baptiste next week,

Tchéky Karyo (The Missing) returns as retired police investigator, Julien Baptiste, in a new six part series of acclaimed detective drama Baptiste   Karyo is  joined by Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve, Fleabag) for a brand-new gripping case which will take viewers into Budapest’s secretive and corrupt underworld.

Viewers were first introduced to Julien Baptiste in the hit thriller The Missing which ran for two series before Baptiste gained his own series, also written by the BAFTA and EMMY nominated brothers Jack and Harry Williams.

Julien Baptiste is not the man we knew before. After enduring a horrific personal tragedy, Julien has pushed his wife Celia away and is looking for any distraction – whether that be the bottom of a bottle or a new case – to consume him.

When British Ambassador Emma Chambers’ (Fiona Shaw) whole family disappears whilst on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains, Baptiste immerses himself into Emma’s world, committed to finding her husband and two sons. However, when the case turns into something far more brutal and desperate, Julien must navigate a Hungarian police force he doesn’t trust and unrelenting media interest who are hungry for information on such a high-profile international case.

Julien must remain rational in the face of chaos in order to find Emma’s family. Will he be able to solve his most complex case yet?

8:30pm Tuesday July 20 on BBC First and Binge.


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