Murder: The Third Voice

Confirmed for BBC Two on 3 March at 9pm to 10pm

Ep 1/3

Thursday 3 March



When Rafe Carey’s body is washed up by the River Tweed, it looks like he’s drowned in a tragic accident on a day of extreme weather.

He and his brother-in-law Leo Durridge were swept away when the section of riverbank they were fishing from collapsed. Leo fought his way to the shallows and is in hospital with cuts and bruises - Rafe wasn’t so lucky.

But when detective Corinne Evans investigates, she finds the cause of Rafe’s death isn’t drowning at all - he’s been stabbed through the heart, and Leo is the prime suspect. While he claims that he and Rafe were the only ones by the river on that stormy day, but a witness says he heard three voices, and forensic examination of the scene reveals three sets of bootprints.

Leo’s wife Katrina is torn between love and loyalty for her embattled husband and grief for her beloved brother. The incident has occurred at a crucial moment in the two men’s relationship: three years ago, Leo and Katrina’s only child died of meningitis while in the care of Rafe and his family. This fishing trip was meant to mark the beginning of a rapprochement between the two men, who had been estranged by guilt and grief and anger. Has Leo thrown all this away and murdered Rafe?

In fact, as she pursues the truth, Evans also finds herself assailed by growing doubts arising from a tragic incident in her own life.

Leo Durridge is played by Peter McDonald, Rafe Carey by Frank Gilhooley, Corrine Evans by Morven Christie and Katrina Durridge is played by Shauna Macdonald. The Third Voice is directed by Birger Larsen.

Murder is co-created by Robert Jones and Kath Mattock, written by Robert Jones and produced by Touchpaper TV for BBC Two. The executive producers are Rob Pursey and Kath Mattock for Touchpaper TV and Matthew Read for the BBC.

Pictured: DS Evans (Morven Christie). Image Credit: Anne Binckebanck