Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.
When the body of a young man is discovered in a derelict building, Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Cassie Stuart is called in to investigate with her partner, Detective Sergeant (DS) Sunil "Sunny" Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar). Jimmy Sullivan was a homeless boy, murdered in 1976 when the building was a hostel. His diary implicates four suspects; a clergyman, an eminent entrepreneur, a community worker, and a wheelchair-bound husband caring for his wife. Each has a secret to hide. As their lies unravel, the people they love most begin to wonder what else they might be capable of. Nothing in this case is black and white. Can you ever really know the people closest to you? What secrets have they buried?
Since the car was stolen, the car key, which was original, should still have been in the possession of the first owner. It couldn't have been found underneath the body.
Except if the key was stolen first, or the key was left in the car, either in the ignition or above the windshield shade, under the mat, etc., and since that was never established, not a plot hole. See more »
Just watched the fourth episode of Season 3. Chris Lang has done it again. I love this series. It's not just the wonderful story line, or the intriguing plot, or the perfect dialogue, or how easily relatable the characters are - all of those things are there for me. It's the acting! The acting is so damned good! How does Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar and the whole cast convey so much in a look, or a shrug, or in a thousand other ways? Did they learn by experience, is it the writing, or the sets, or the directing, or whatever else goes into producing a television series? I suspect it's all these things and much, much more. I'm certainly not a critic, and not much of a writer, but Unforgotten is superior television.
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