Messiah

Messiah V

BBC Drama today announces that Marc Warren (Hustle, Dracula, Life On Mars) is DCI Joseph Walker in the fifth story of the much-loved detective series Messiah, produced by Great Meadow Productions for BBC One.

The cast in this powerful two-parter also features Marsha Thomason (Lost) as DS Mel Palmer and Daniel Ryan (The Street) as DI Terry Hedges along with Nina Sosanya (Sorted), Niall Macgregor (Dalziel And Pascoe), and Rory Kinnear (Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk To Finchley).

DCI Walker (Marc Warren) is a haunted man who has finally met his match. His previously renowned finely tuned instincts and tenacity of character are questioned as his personal demons invade his latest investigation.

A killer enacts a series of sadistic and elaborately staged murders with the intention of communicating a stark message to the world. But can DCI Walker act with the same speed and attention to detail that the killer is displaying? The clock is ticking and the end is nigh…

Patrick Spence, BBC Northern Ireland’s Head of Drama, said: “We are ecstatic Marc is heading up our wonderful new cast. He will help us lift Messiah to ever new heights. Once again, with a thumping good script from writer Oliver Brown, Great Meadow have given us something special, a drama to be really proud of.”

Written by Oliver Brown (Bon Voyage) and directed by Harry Bradbeer (Outlaws), Messiah V is produced by Richard Broke (Tumbledown).

Executive Producers are Robert Cooper and Kate Triggs for Great Meadow Productions (Margaret Thatcher – The Long Walk to Finchley and Bradford Riots) and Patrick Spence for BBC Northern Ireland. Messiah V was commissioned by Jane Tranter, BBC Controller, Drama Fiction.

Currently filming in Northern Ireland, until mid-October, Messiah V will transmit on BBC One in Winter 2008.

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