Cambridge’s Dreaming Arrows are once again the backdrop for a new prime-time TV drama, starring Ben Miller as a Cambridge University professor and crime solver.
Professor T launches exclusively on BritBox today, June 3, ahead of its ITV release later this summer.
Based on a hit Belgian series of the same name, the six-part drama is available to watch on the BBC and ITV subscription service.
And what’s more, there will certainly be plenty of familiar sights after the film crews are spotted in the city. last fall.
At the launch of the new show, Miller said, “Professor T has it all – intriguing murders, dreamy arrows, and an unforgettable cast of characters, each with their own fascinating secrets.
“You don’t have to be a criminal psychology professor to know ITV audiences are going to love it.”
Who is in the cast?
Ben Miller, of Johnny English, Death in Paradise, and (more recently) Bridgerton, performer Jasper Tempest, professor of criminology at the University of Cambridge.
He’s obsessed with cleanliness, structure, and order, but his genius at solving crimes means he constantly has to get his hands dirty, helping the police solve their most difficult cases.
The gorgeous Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The History Boys) plays Jasper’s colorful yet bossy mother, Adelaide.
While Emma Naomi (also Bridgerton, The Trial of Christine Keeler) is Detective Inspector Lisa Donckers and rising star Barney White is her police sidekick Dan Winters
The Salisbury Poisonings actor Andy Gathergood, Quiz star Sarah Woodward, Marcella’s Ben Onwukwe, Downton Abbey’s Douglas Reith and Van Der Valk actress Juliet Aubrey also join the cast.
Where was it filmed in Cambridge?
Cambridge is also practically a co-star, at first glance.
“Visually, it’s appealing, because Cambridge is appealing,” read a Sunday Times review.
Jesus College is recognizable in some publicity photos, and others admire the full glory of Cambridge’s architectural skyline from a rooftop, while Professor T looks contemplative.
Spot a familiar place in the series? Let us know in the comments at the end of the article.
What happens in the first episode?
In the opening episode, the professor reluctantly acts as a police adviser when Diana Tyson (Elizabeth Kate Back) is violently assaulted on the college campus where he is stationed.
Detective Inspector Lisa Donckers suspects the assault is very similar to what happened years before and, having been a former student of Professor T, she believes he can help.
The series is directed by principal Belgian director Dries Vos, produced by Robin Kerremans and Dimitri Verbeeck, and produced by creators of production company Eagle Eye, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath.
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Iuzzolino said: “Professor T is my all-time favorite detective – a tortured genius struggling with a mysterious childhood trauma.
“This is a unique crime series with a core of wonderful warm characters and I am delighted to be working with our handpicked European production team to make it for ITV and international audiences.”
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