C.B. Strike (2017– )
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Career of Evil: Part 2 

Strike visits several London strip clubs in order to find out more about Niall Brockbank. Robin's relationship with Matthew has hit a low point and she questions her commitment to marriage.


Charles Sturridge


J.K. Rowling (novel) (as Robert Galbraith), Tom Edge




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Burke ... Cormoran Strike
Killian Scott ... DI Eric Wardle
Ann Akin ... DS Ekwensi
Holliday Grainger ... Robin Ellacott
Elina Alminas ... Ela
Suzanne Burden Suzanne Burden ... Linda Ellacott
Neil Maskell ... Donald Laing / Ray Williams
Kerr Logan ... Matthew Cunliffe
Kierston Wareing ... Leda Strike
Archie Wrightman Archie Wrightman ... Young Strike
Paul Butterworth ... Robin's Dad
Joe Johnsey Joe Johnsey ... Martin Ellacott
Laura Murray ... Dressmaker
Michelle Bonnard ... Hazel Furley
Ellie James ... Stephanie


Cormoran is released after proving he was framed, and has an unsuccessful meeting with Donald Laing, owner of the building where Kelsey was killed. After being sent a finger in the post, Robin tracks down Whittaker and is attacked before Whittaker, who has an alibi, disappears. The police warn the couple off but Cormoran discovers that Kelsey had pictures of him at her home and Robin finds cause to suspect Brockbank. Between them they find the murderer before Cormoran attends Robin's wedding to Matthew. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

4 March 2018 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


The book this teleplay was based on contained quotations from Blue Oyster Cult songs at each chapter's start. Their hit song Don't Fear The Reaper plays over the end credits. See more »


References The Graduate (1967) See more »


I Walk Beside You
by Adrian Johnston and Crispin Letts
Performed by Beth Rowley
[title music]
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A pretty good conclusion.
22 March 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The opening episode was excellent, loaded with threat and menace, hugely intriguing. The conclusion wasn't quite the standard of the first part, but still very enjoyable. The acting was superb, the production, filming etc was fantastic also, perhaps the delivery from book to screen didn't translate as well as it perhaps could have. For me the whole episode was held up and pushed by the performance of Neil Maskell, I am always blown away by the talent he possesses, not sure he's always given adequate recognition, a superb actor.

The story was interesting, the delivery perhaps a little clumsy.

Watchable. 8/10

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