Filming has started on two new episodes of ITV’s crime drama Case Sensitive, which is based on Sophie Hannah’s novels.
The drama stars Olivia Williams as DS Charlie Zailer and Darren Boyd as DC Simon Waterhouse and is produced by Hat Trick Productions.
The new two part story is based Hannah’s best selling novel The Other Half Lives.
Zailer is taking out her frustrations in a kick boxing class, where she meets Ruth (Eva Birthistle), a young music teacher with a new boyfriend with whom she has fallen madly in love.
She believes she can unlock Aidan’s extraordinary talent as a pianist. And when he asks her to marry him, she accepts. But there are two problems. Firstly, she is married to someone else, a fellow teacher, and secondly, Aidan (Theo James), has admitted that in the past he killed someone.
In turmoil Ruth asks her new gym buddy Zailer how she might ‘help a friend’ check if her partner has a criminal record of any kind. Charlie is immediately suspicious. Fearing that her new friend is in danger, and despite the opposition of her boss DCI Proust (Peter Wight), she starts to investigate, only to uncover a story of thwarted dreams and murderous jealousy…
As cracks start to show in the case and her own relationship with Waterhouse, Zailer finds herself taking increasingly erratic steps to ensure she and the investigation don’t completely unravel.
The drama is currently filming on location in Buckinghamshire and London and was commissioned by Controller of Drama Commissioning Sally Haynes and ITV’s Director of Drama Commissioning Laura Mackie.
Mackie said: “I’m thrilled to see Olivia and Darren reprising their dynamic partnership as Zailer and Waterhouse. It’s a compelling and disquieting story and Sarah Williams has delivered a superb adaptation of Sophie Hannah’s highly contemporary crime novel.”