The Fall

Confirmed for BBC Two on 13 May at 9.00pm to 10.00pm

Ep 1/5

Monday 13 May



Gillian Anderson stars as DSI Stella Gibson in the first part of this gripping new investigative thriller. When a murder in Belfast remains unsolved, Gibson is brought in from the London Metropolitan Police to help catch the killer.

As Gibson travels across from London, we are introduced to the murderer himself: Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan). Spector’s dark fascination with a young solicitor Sarah Kay (Laura Donnelly) is in stark contrast to his home life, where he has two young children and a wife who loves him.

As Gibson looks in to the investigation, she finds similarities to a case from 18 months ago. Believing them to be the work of one man, she’s convinced there is a serial killer lose in Belfast but her superiors at the police are unwilling to make the connection.

Meanwhile, that very serial killer is busy preparing for his next attack. As Spector stalks through Sarah’s empty house, the thrill of his crime clearly excites him. When Sarah arrives home she finds that Spector has left a disturbing calling card laid out on her bed.

For both Spector and Gibson, the hunt has begun.

Cast: Gillian Anderson (DSI Stella Gibson), Jamie Dornan (Paul Spector), Laura Donnelly (Sarah Kay), John Lynch (AAC Jim Burns), Niamh McGrady (Dani Ferrington), Gerard Jordan (Brian Stone), Bronagh Waugh (Sally-Ann Spector).