The Fall returns

We’re delighted to see that BBC drama The Fall returns to the airwaves on BBC2 at 9pm tonight. The central character of the show is Stella Gibson; a part written for and played by Gillian Anderson (still best known for playing Scully in The X-Files).

Stella is a superintendent in the Metropolitan Police, out as bisexual, though her sexual orientation is not often part of the plot. Here’s what we had to say about the show in 2014.

This third series picks up where Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson has arrested Paul Spector but will he survive the gunshot wounds sustained in police custody? Will he ever face justice?

Spector is rushed to Belfast General Hospital where Dr Joe O’Donnell, nurse Kiera Sheridan and the staff engage in the blood-soaked fight to keep him alive. News of Spector’s arrest and life-threatening injuries reach Katie and she plots to help him. With the powers that be questioning Gibson’s handling of the case, her determination to get a conviction is tested to the full.

The BBC hasĀ  a recap of the first two seasons on the iPlayer.

Photo: BBC/The Fall 3 Ltd/Helen Sloan

 

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