Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling

Confirmed for BBC One on 3 September at 9pm to 10pm

Ep 3/3

Sunday 3 September



Robin gets key information from a salesgirl at the boutique Lula visited. Strike arrives just as Robin tries on a stunning green dress and awkwardly averts his eyes as he explains his CCTV breakthrough - that a man left Lula’s wearing a Guy Somé hoodie.

At Kentigern Gardens Robin finds a SOAS library card and decides to follow up. She’s loving her job which her fiancé thinks she should give up.

Strike asks Bristow about Lula's attempts to trace her biological roots and the impact on her adoptive family. John points out that he, Tony and Yvette all have an alibi.

Robin’s SOAS research leads to Lula’s biological brother, Jonah. He was due to meet Lula on the day she died, and confirms that Lula had made a will leaving him everything.

Strike unravels Tony’s alibi and finds Lula’s will before explaining the truth about Lula’s death.

Pictured: Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger) and Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke)

Ian Thomson