TV preview: Rellik

THE TRUTH WILL OUT: Michael Shaeffer plays Steven Mills in new BBC thriller Rellik, which tells the story of a serial killer in reverse.
THE TRUTH WILL OUT: Michael Shaeffer plays Steven Mills in new BBC thriller Rellik, which tells the story of a serial killer in reverse.
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The lid is about to be lifted on a new thriller from the team behind The Missing.

Rellik, written by Harry and Jack Williams, tells the story of a serial killer in reverse. In Rellik (killer spelled backwards) the perpetrator is caught before the drama moves backwards in time to the very beginning – the crime itself and ultimately the killer.

In charge of the investigation is DCI Gabriel Markham (Richard Dormer) and when a break in the case leads them to a potential culprit the detective is torn between his conviction that they already know who the killer is, and the seemingly irrefutable evidence found at the last murder scene.

Meanwhile, there are fears that Gabriel’s intimate connection to the case may be skewing his professional ability to track down the perpetrator, and his personal relationships continue to impact on his work as he is given an ultimatum to face.

The rest of Gabriel’s team are dealing with the conflict of their own personal and professional lives as they launch a high-stakes operation to catch the killer. But are they targeting the right person? Gabriel makes one final connection in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to get to the truth.

Harry and Jack Williams, who are also executive producers, said: “Rellik is a dark thriller tonally very different to anything we’ve done before.”

Rellik, BBC1, Monday, 9pm

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