Trailer: Traces heads to BBC One from Alibi
James R | On 29, Dec 2020
Crime drama Traces is heading from Alibi to BBC One this January and a new trailer gives us a teasing glimpse of the series.
The six-part series, set in Dundee, stars Molly Windsor, Laura Fraser, Jennifer Spence and Martin Compston. It follows Emma Hedges (Molly Windsor), who returns to Dundee to start her new job as a lab technician and is encouraged to take part in an online course teaching the principles of forensic science. Given a fictitious murder case, her task is to identify the victim and establish how they died. But having completed the first module, Emma knows exactly who the victim is: her mum. Marie Monroe (Carly Anderson) was murdered when Emma was seven, her body discovered on Law Hill and no-one has ever been convicted. But why are Sarah Gordon (Laura Fraser), professor of chemistry, and Kathy Torrence (Jennifer Spence), professor of forensic anthropology, using her mother’s case for their course?
Determined to discover what happened to Marie but unable to get answers from her family, Emma turns to Sarah who offers up trusted friend DI McKinven (Michael Nardone) as the natural place for Emma to take her revelations.
As Emma reconnects with her dad Drew (John Gordon Sinclair), her childhood friend Skye (Jamie Marie Leary) and her mum Izzy (Laurie Brett), while falling for the gentle and irresistible Daniel (Martin Compston), her sleuthing takes her into dark corners, unpicking more and more secrets, and it becomes clear that she should trust no one.
It is produced by RED Productions and written by Amelia Bullmore, based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid. After airing on UKTV’s Alibi at the end of 2019, the series is now arriving on BBC One at 9pm on Monday 4th January.
Here’s the trailer: