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Drama series. The mysterious death of a wealthy confectionery firm owner plunges Nikki, Leo and new recruit Jack Hodgson into a murky world of corporate subterfuge.

When John Briggs, a wealthy business owner, is found dead, Nikki works with forensic scientist Jack Hodgson to convince DI Gold it was murder. Leo, warned by the Home Office to rethink the Lyell Centre's operations, helps Nikki prove Briggs died from a mysterious allergic reaction. However, as suited sharks circle to buy Briggs' ailing company, Jack believes someone exploited this allergy to kill.

Briggs' estranged daughter Geraldine is left the company in his will, yet she is shocked that he had tracked down her long lost daughter Deanna, and the pair make up for lost time. But when Deanna's body is discovered in the Thames, Nikki, Jack and DI Gold are sure the murders are linked, as Leo decides how to safeguard the Lyell Centre's future - employing Jack to launch a forensics department. As the new team are cemented, evidence from Deanna's body provides a vital lead on the killer's motive.

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Thu 10 Jan 2013 21:00

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Role Contributor
Dr Nikki Alexander Emilia Fox
Professor Leo Dalton William Gaminara
Jack Hodgson David Caves
Geraldine Briggs Sharon Small
John Briggs Tim Pigott-Smith
Kenny Barber Louis Emerick
Annette Kelly Anna Madeley
Michael Trenter Derek Riddell
Deanna Collier Anna Brewster
Peter Hornsby Christopher Hunter
Emmette Schwartzman Erik Madsen
Phillip Briggs Rob Dixon
DS Seetha Gold Priyanga Burford
DC Gus Cook Robert Lonsdale
Civil Servant William Findley
Hotel Manager John Jack
Producer Sharon Bloom
Director Anthony Byrne
Writer Timothy Prager