Five months after the events of the last series, DS Marcella Backland is called to a house where a workman has drilled through a wall and discovered an ear. When the wall is taken down, Marcella is horrified to discover that the ear belonged to Leo Priestley, a 7-year old boy who’s been missing for four years and who knew her son.  Leo was meant to walk home with Edward, Marcella’s son on the day he went missing.

A task-force is quickly pulled together by newly promoted DCI Tim whilst Marcella is still battling with her ongoing sporadic fugue states which she struggles to come to terms with and is getting increasingly worried about the effects it is having on her and her family around her.

Earache’s magnificent Ray Panthaki is back as DI Rav Sangha. See him in “Marcella” from Monday 19th Feb, 9pm, ITV1.