New Series: Blackpool

UKTV – Wednesday 5 September, 9.30pm

Take a tour around the bright lights and faded grandeur of Britain’s famous seaside resort in this bold and edgy crime drama with a surprising twist – it’s a musical! This musical, murder mystery is a dark and comic look at greed, love and family. It centers around charismatic Ripley Holden the local arcade owner and crooked businessman who has aspirations of turning Blackpool into the Las Vegas of the Lancashire Coast. His poor neglected wife Natalie’s eye starts to wander as her husband’s money making ventures begin to consume his life. The object of her affections is DI Carlisle the investigating officer of a murder – in which the body of a young boy is found in Ripley’s flashy arcade – who will stop at nothing to catch the killer. His prime suspect is Ripley…. As Ripley struggles to keep his chaotic family in check he hangs onto the hope that the good life is just around the corner.

Stars: David Morrisey (This Little Life and State of Play) Sarah Parish (Trust and Cutting It) David Tennant (He Knew He Was Right and Doctor Who) Georgia Taylor (Coronation Street).