Blood on their Hands : A year has passed and the women are reunited for their second case when former Bletchley Park colleague Alice Merren is sent to prison to await trial for the murder of a distinguished scientist. Jean is determined to prove the accused is innocent and calls in the team for assistance, but with the evidence stacked against her, Alice is quietly resigned to the fact she will hang for the crime. Documents found at Lizzie’s flat, inside information from the police and Alice’s knowledge of Richards’ background begin to point to a high-level military conspiracy, centred on Porton Down.
Uncustomed Goods : When Millie is kidnapped and taken to a hotel by Soho gangster types, Alice suspects the incident could be connected to her recent dealings on the black market. Wanting to avoid involvement from the police, she contacts the other women, and their investigation takes them to Jasper, Millie’s business associate. Meanwhile, during her ordeal in captivity, Millie tries to get an eastern European girl to help her, but it soon becomes clear she is in no position to do so. Lack of action by the police leaves the women to conclude there must be corruption within the vice squad and that catching the gang red-handed is their only option. Plotting to infiltrate the crime ring to find out the location of the hotel being used as a base, they visit Marta in her restaurant, pretending Jean is a potential new client. This leads to an opportunity for Lucy to memorise the businesswoman’s ledger, which may hold the key to the whole operation.
Drama starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Mark Dexter, Hattie Morahan, Faye Marsay, Paul McGann, Brana Bajic and Nick Blood.
Guy Burt who created these characters from the beginning is absolutely brilliant at delivering an almost unbearable suspense for each story. I hope there will be a new series in the future.