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Loch Ness

Premieres Thursday 20 April at 8.30pm

Show Synopsis

On the beautiful, haunting shores of Scotland’s iconic Loch Ness, amid a community sustained by myth and bordered by untamed nature, the search for the truth becomes a matter of life and death in this gripping murder mystery.

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In a community nourished and sustained by myth and bordered by untamed nature, the search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Redford who is trying to cope with her first murder case.

When the body of local man Niall Swift is found at the foot of Carn Mohr Mountain and an isolated human heart on the loch shore, the town’s normality is shattered and the nightmare begins.

Chillingly, the beautiful scenery, undulating Highlands and vast expansive loch becomes a character in it’s own right adding a haunting depth to the community’s plight.

Written by Stephen Brady (Fortitude, Vera, Silent Witness) and overseen by ITV Studios Creative Director for Drama and Executive Producer Tim Haines (Beowulf, Primeval, Sinbad), The Loch will introduce Annie and her family – husband Alan, a tour boat operator on the loch and their only child Evie, who at 18, is about to leave home for Australia.

The Redford’s are an ordinary loving family with an ordinary set of problems, yet the pressure of a murder investigation will undermine their stability and create tensions that threaten to disrupt and destroy their lives together.

Within the tightly knit community, several local characters will come under suspicion as the monster lurking in their midst begins to terrify and rock the village to its core. Forensic profiler, Blake Albrighton, will assist on the case offering insights borne from the last four cases he’s helped crack with his distinctive way of working.

Executive Producer Tim Haines commented: “Serial killers are monsters that lie beneath the surface of normal happy communities. Where better to hunt for one than in a place that has thrived off its own monster myth for centuries - Loch Ness.”

Next On

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday May 31 at 10:55am

When a body is found at the foot of Carn Mohr Mountain, local detective Annie Redford is thrown into her first murder case.

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday May 31 at 11:50am

Following the discovery of a human heart on the shores of the loch forensic psychologist Blake Albrighton is brought onto the team.

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday May 31 at 12:45pm

With the killer still at large and a teenager with mental health issues now missing, the police come under further scrutiny.

Episode 4, Series 1

Wednesday May 31 at 1:40pm

In the wake of Jonjo's murder, college principal Craig Petrie is brought in for questioning.

Episode 5, Series 1

Wednesday May 31 at 2:35pm

Annies determination leads her to uncover murder weapons used by the killer. She and Quigley join forces to hunt down the suspect.

Episode 6, Series 1

Wednesday May 31 at 3:30pm

DCI Quigley is under pressure to wrap up the case but knows there are questions that remain unresolved. Struggling to answer these questions Annie discovers the evidence is flawed.…

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