David Threlfall co. Channel 4

David Threlfall co. Channel 4

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Some of the biggest stars of British TV are coming together to start work on a new BBC drama called What Remains. The series is based around residents of a block of flats within which a decaying corpse is discovered. There are no signs of foul play and it appears as if the deceased woman was just a lonely soul whose death went unnoticed for 24 months. However, a soon-to-be retired detective is eager to ensure that nobody else had a hand in the woman’s death and his relentless investigation has a dramatic impact on the lives of the other residents.

Shameless lead actor David Threlfall plays the detective at the heart of the drama while the residents of the flats include Luther veterans Steven Mackintosh and Indira Varma. The cast also features Russell Tovey (Being Human), David Bamber (The Hollow Crown), Victoria Hamilton (Lark Rise to Candleford) and Coky Giedroyc (The Hour). Writer Tony Basgallop says the cast chemistry will be key to the success of the show. An air date has yet to be revealed but it’s unlikely to be on TV before next winter.

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