The Tower Series 2 – The DVDfever Review – ITV drama – Gemma Whelan

The Tower Series 2 The Tower Series 2 follows on two months on from the events of the first series, a three-parter, with cop Lizzie Adama (Tahirah SharifA Town Called Malice) now back in the job after some time off, which I won’t spoil here if you haven’t seen it already.

DS Sarah Collins (Gemma WhelanDI Ray) is now working in Homicide, and with an arsehole of a boss who moans that she should’ve been with them from the week before, despite her – until then – current hierarchy telling her to start now, and the laziest bunch of underlings in the world.

Subtitled “Death Message”, this follow-up is a four-parter, and has two cases going on at the same time. First up, and for Sarah – with the help of retired cop Paul Stokes (Alexis PlattParanoid), who was on the case at the time – is the case of a girl called Tanya, who went missing in 1997, on the day of Princess Diana’s funeral, simply while walking over to her friend Catherine’s house, and getting changed along the way for reasons unknown, and how it relates to local man Robert McCarthy (Benjamin Beresford), from back then, who has some obvious mental issues going on.

Elsewhere, Lizzie’s latest case sees her dealing with local scally Mark Brannon (Charley Palmer RothwellBeast), who’s been accused of domestic abuse on his girlfriend, Georgina (Rosa CoduriFunny Woman), and their daughter, Skye.

Adding in Niamh Cusack (The Virtues) as Tanya’s mother, Claire, and while only the first episode was available for preview, I hadn’t even realised this series has already been shown on Britbox. Often, information about Britbox content rarely shows up on regular telly.

Either way, so far, this is okay and I’ll stick with it and see where it goes.

UPDATE Episodes 2 and 3:

Spoiler Inside SelectShow

UPDATE Episode 4:

Spoiler Inside SelectShow

The Tower Series 2 begins tonight on ITV at 9pm, and continues nightly until Thursday. Once aired, it will also be on ITVX now. It’s not yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.

The Tower Series 2 – Official Trailer – ITV

Director: Faye Gilbert
Producer: Paul Testar
Screenplay: Patrick Harbinson
Novel: Kate London
Music: Nainita Desai

DS Sarah Collins: Gemma Whelan
DI Kieran Shaw: Emmett J Scanlan
PC Lizzie Adama: Tahirah Sharif
DC Steve Bradshaw: Jimmy Akingbola
PC Arif Johar: Michael Karim
PS Fred Thompson: Robin Morrissey
Mary Shaw: Laurie Delaney
DCI Tim Bailie: Karl Davies
PC Colin Ryle: Jack Shalloo
DC Elaine Lucas: Ella Smith
Mark Brannon: Charley Palmer Rothwell
Georgina Teel: Rosa Coduri
Skye Brannon: Faith Delaney
Cathy Teel: Tamzin Outhwaite
Claire Mills: Niamh Cusack
Paul Stokes: Alexis Platt
Julie Woodson: Camilla Beeput
PC Jenny Dunne: Roanna Walker
Robert McCarthy: Benjamin Beresford
DCI Jim Fedden: Stuart McQuarrie
Nicola Harris: Catherine Rowney
DC Lee Coutts: Bobby Lockwood
James Adama: Mark Monero
Nabila Adama: Buckso Dhillon-Woolley
Katherine Herringham: Rosalie Craig