Marcella (2016– )
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Episode #1.3 

Marcella is terrified when Grace's body is found and tries to hide the fact that she was one of the last people to see her alive. Sylvie is distraught at her daughter's death and shocked to learn of her affair with Jason.


Charles Martin


Hans Rosenfeldt (created by), Nicola Larder (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Friel ... Marcella Backland
Nicholas Pinnock ... Jason Backland
Geraldine Alexander ... Headmistress
Imogen Faires Imogen Faires ... Emma Backland
Ray Panthaki ... DI Rav Sangha
Rob Jarvis ... Don Parkin
Florence Pugh ... Cara Thomas
Jasmine Breinburg ... Lea Coombes
Charlie Covell Charlie Covell ... DC Alex Dier
Otto Farrant ... Evan Jones
Jamie Bamber ... DI Tim Williamson
Maeve Dermody ... Grace Gibson
Nina Sosanya ... DCI Laura Porter
Jack Doolan ... DC Mark Travis
Sinéad Cusack ... Sylvie Gibson


Having found Grace 's body Marcella is begged by Jason to keep his affair with her secret, though the police find out and Sylvie Gibson sacks him. Returning to work Marcella interviews a boy who met Cara online and was robbed by him. Soon afterwards Cara is killed and Marcella learns that she would meet people on the Internet and then steal from them. Because of Jason's involvement with Grace Marcella is taken off the case after stating that she believed Grace's murder to be different from the others. She warns Maddy to keep away from the newly-released Cullen but Maddy ignores her, with unfortunate results, whilst illegal immigrant Bendek Krol acts suspiciously and the police make a CCTV discovery. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

18 April 2016 (UK) See more »

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Buccaneer Media See more »
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Did You Know?


Jason Backland: Our daughter is taking drugs.
Marcella: She is reacting to our breakup.
Jason Backland: You told them?
Marcella: Well, someone had to.
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Content Advisory: Animal Abuse
21 November 2018 | by bookaholicSee all my reviews

Good episode, keeping lots of different threads of the story going.

There's a distressing image of an abused animal on screen. You'll probably know when it's coming and be able to look away.

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