17 August 2020 22:50
Strike: Lethal White sees Cormoran in danger, while Robin goes undercover at the Houses of Parliament Strike: Lethal White is the latest BBC1 murder mystery adapted from J.K. Rowling's best-selling novels, penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Tom Burke is back as army veteran Cormoran Strike alongside Holliday Grainger as his professional partner, Robin Ellacott, in the new story. The previous stories were Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil. When will Strike: Lethal White be on BBC1? The new series will start on BBC1 on Sunday 30th August 2020.
It will then continue on Monday 31st August. It's then expected to conclude with its final two episodes the following week (see our TV Guide for more information). What's the plot? A young man named Billy Knight arrives in Strike's office telling the story of a child he saw strangled many years ago. At the same time Strike is hired by a government minister, Jasper Chiswell, to investigate Billy's brother, Jimmy Knight, who is blackmailing him.
As Strike tries to work out the connections, Robin is sent undercover at the Houses of Parliament. Star Tom Burke explains: "Lethal White is the fourth book. It picks up pretty much where Career Of Evil left off, some months on. It's an interesting point in their relationship. "In the book, the first murder doesn't occur until about 200 pages in, but there's an awful lot of other stuff going on. "There's a cold case that is alluded to. In fact, it was never a case; there's a murder that is alleged to have happened, and they're trying to get to the bottom of it. In a very noir-ish way, two different cases start to overlap each other. It's also set in the world of politics." How many parts is Strike: Lethal White? Four-parts. Interestingly all four parts are directed by former EastEnders star Sue Tully, who played Michelle Fowler. Who's in it? Joining Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger is Hustle star Robert Glenister as government minister Jasper Chiswell. Dickensian actor Joseph Quinn plays Billy Knight. Meanwhile, Kerr Logan (Alias Grace) returns as Robin's fiancé and Natasha O'Keefe (Peaky Blinders) is back as Strike's complicated ex Charlotte. Strike: Lethal White trailer – what does it reveal? Well, we see Strike seemingly attacked by a butter knife! We also discover that Robin is posing as the minsiter's goddaughter as she goes undercover and it looks like she's quickly in danger… Strike: Lethal White begins on BBC1 on Sunday 30th August 2020. BBC's Strike to return with royal cast member! Get the details on season four The show stars Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger as private investigators Cormoran and Robin BBC's popular series Strike is nearly back for season four, and we can't wait to see what's in store for Cormoran and Robin! The series, which is based on JK Rowling's bestselling crime novels, follows two private detectives as they investigate grisly crimes in London. Here's everything you need to know about season four, including royal family member Lady Frederick Windsor's new role. READ: 25 cancelled Netflix shows that need to be brought back The show will premiere on BBC One on Sunday 30 August - the bank holiday weekend - while the second episode will air just one day later on Monday 31 August. This is the longest we've had to wait for a new series of the hit show, which previously aired back in 2018. Fortunately, it appears that filming was completed ahead of the lockdown earlier this year. Loading the player... WATCH: Strike's Lethal White trailer What is Strike season four about? Based on the fourth novel in the Strike series, Lethal White, season four sees Cormoran and Robin working together while struggling with the aftermath of Robin's wedding to Matthew. Tom will return as Cormoran for season four The synopsis reads: "But there's no time to mull on the new distance within their professional relationship, as a frightening visit from a potential client puts a new case on the table - and Robin and Strike set to work looking into reports of a strangled child. READ: Why isn't Garden Rescue on TV? Find out details "With the detective agency thriving, the duo are also recruited to investigate the blackmail of a Government Minister and Robin is tasked with going undercover in the House of Commons." Are you looking forward to watching the upcoming season? Who is in the cast of Strike season four? Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger will reprise their roles as Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, while Kerr Logan will be back as Robin's husband, Matthew. Spooks actor Robert Glenister will also star as Lord Chiswell, while Lady Frederick Windsor AKA Sophie Winkleman, will play his wife, Kinvara Chiswell.