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05.07.02

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Nick Berry and Stephen Tompkinson return as undercover detectives in a new series of In Deep for BBC ONE


Nick Berry and Stephen Tompkinson are jumping head first back in at the deep end in a new series of In Deep for BBC ONE, it was announced today by Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning.


Mal Young, Controller of BBC Continuing Drama Series, says: "Nick and Stephen work brilliantly together as undercover detectives Liam Ketman and Garth O'Hanlon.


"In Deep has been a big hit with viewers and I'm delighted that the series is returning for its third outing in 2003."


Liam's (Nick Berry) life has been turned upside down since his wife's terrible death at the end of Series 2.


Once the stable partner in the relationship, Liam has turned into a time bomb, with only Garth's constant vigilance to stop him stepping over the edge.


Garth (Stephen Tompkinson), meanwhile, continues to lead a shadowy double life, giving few personal details away and ruthlessly pursuing the job in hand.


As both he and Liam plunge deeper and deeper undercover taking more and more risks to get results, Garth is finally forced to question his values, his operating methods and what he holds most dear.


Fiona Allen also returns as Sophie, the police psychologist. Whilst trying to ensure that the guys remain on the straight and narrow, she finds herself being dragged further and further into their undercover lives.


As Level III detectives, Liam and Garth spend their lives behind enemy lines, living a lie to there friends, their partners, and sometimes to themselves.


But with only each other to trust, and Liam reeling from the death of his wife, the stakes are higher - and deeper - than ever before.


Following his two years as executive producer on EastEnders, John Yorke takes over the reins from Mal Young as executive producer on In Deep, as well as developing new drama series for BBC ONE and BBC TWO.


John Yorke says: "Series three is action-packed with Garth and Liam confronting armed robbers, a bombing campaign and a corrupt government minister.


"It's a huge change from the everyday life of EastEnders and I’m looking forward to the challenge."


In Deep is written by Peter Jukes (episodes 1, 3 and 4) and Stephen Brady (episode 2) and is currently filming in and around London for transmission on BBC ONE early next year.


A Valentine Production for BBC ONE, In Deep is produced by Steve Lanning and the executive producer is John Yorke.


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