Top Of The Lake

Confirmed for BBC Two on 13 July at 9.10pm to 10.10pm

Ep 1/6

Saturday 13 July



The South Island, New Zealand: a twelve-year-old girl walks into the waters of an alpine lake. Saved before she freezes or drowns, she is found to be pregnant. The police are called. The girl disappears.

Detective Robin Griffin, a child-protection specialist, recently returned to the area to care for her sick mother, is pulled in by the local police force to help with the case. The whole community is under a cloud. Chief suspect is Matt Mitcham, the girl’s father, who is in dispute with a Women’s Camp over a piece of land called Paradise. Robin’s investigation will send shockwaves through the town and dig up a personal history she had hoped to keep buried.

Robin Griffin is played by Elisabeth Moss, Al Parker by David Wenham, Matt Mitcham by Peter Mullan, GJ by Holly Hunter and Johnno by Thomas M Wright.