Ashes to Ashes S2 E4 Preview

Ashes to Ashes cast photo, Dean Andrews, Keeley Hawes, Philip Glenister, Monserrat Lombard, Marshall Lancaster

Supermac (Roger Allam) makes his presence felt once again in the next episode of Ashes to Ashes, setting in motion a series of events that will cast a shadow over the remaining episodes of this superb series.

Gene Hunt is shocked to find Manchester journalist Jackie Queen (Ruth Millar, seen in Life on Mars Series 1 Episode 6) marching into CID in his old coat with a baby bump, claiming that Hunt (Philip Glenister) is the father. Queen is there for another reason however – her 16 year old niece Rachel (Kirsty-Leigh Porter) has run away from home, travelling down to London from Manchester and Jackie wants to find her, fearing that she could be drawn into prostitution, or become a statistic in a list of dead or missing girls.

With WPC Shaz Granger (Monserrat Lombard) going undercover, it seems that local businessman Ralph Jarvis (John Bowe) is responsible for some of the missing girls – but as the team close in it becomes clear that he has powerful friends, one of whom has already signed papers moving Hunt to Plymouth.

For such a living legend in the Metropolitan Police force, Supermac seems barely concerned with the law of the land and more servicing friends and more than likely lining his own pockets. Although Hunt and DI Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes) – and to a lesser extent DS Ray Carling (Dean Andrews) – know the truth about their Superintendent, Gene Hunts teams loyalty is about to be put to the test as they come to terms with the actions of their supposedly heroic super.

How will the team deal with the corruption that is all around them? How will Alex cope with the possibility that Hunt has a new responsibility back in Manchester?

Ashes to Ashes Series 2 Episode 4 airs Monday May 11th at 9pm on BBC One.

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