BritBox's Irish 'Redemption' Introduces a New Female Detective (2023)

Until recently, getting TV series from across the pond usually meant imports from the U.K.'s two largest networks: the BBC and ITV. Since the proliferation of streaming services in recent years, the competition has caused American production studios to branch out to Channel 4, Channel 5, and Alibi, and niche-driven services like Acorn TV and BritBox have been partnering further afield. Still, it's rare for Americans to get series from Ireland's Virgin Media One (formerly TV3, the country's first commercial network). But the latest title on the docket, Redemption, comes from a deal with Virgin and ITV. The latter's involvement brought the Virgin original over to join BritBox's ever-growing stable of exclusive detective show titles.

(Video) Brand New Irish Drama: Redemption

Commissioned in the spring of 2021, Redemption hails from the producers behind the successful ITV drama The Bay, which coincidentally also streams in the US on Britbox.It's the first project created by writer Sean Cook (The Code). It introduces a brand new female detective in the form of plain speaking, no-nonsense DI Colette Cunningham, played by Irish actress Paula Malcomson (best known in the states as Trixie from Deadwood). When the series introduces Cunningham, she lived in North West England and had the respect of her Merseyside Police Serious Crime Squad colleagues.

The series begins when a phone call from the Irish police, the Garda, turns her world upside down, as the mysterious victim of an apparent suicide has listed her as next of kin. After some initial confusion over a name change, the victim turns out to beCunningham's daughter, Kate, who (according to her mother) disappeared one day when she was 16 years old and was never seen again. Kate has been living in Ireland for years and is the mother to a pair of teenagers, who say their mother claims Cunningham threw her out, abandoning her when she needed it the most. Wracked with guilt, Cunningham transfers to the Garda, determined to discover the truth behind what happened to her daughter.

(Video) Redemption - Official Trailer (2022)

Here's the official synopsis for Redemption:

A powerful story about family and second chances at its heart, the series follows the life of a dedicated detective,DI Colette Cunningham,whose estranged daughter has been found dead.Consumed by grief, Colette resolves to stay in Ireland to work for the Garda, while also piecing together the truth about Kate's death. If she did fail her daughter in life, Colette is determined to do right by her now - but is she prepared for what she finds?

(Video) Redemption | Irish Crime Drama on Virgin Media One

Malcomson is joined by a high-profile cast that includes Siobhan McSweeney (Derry Girls),Thaddea Graham (Doctor Who),Ian Lloyd Anderson (Magpie Murders), andSean Duggan (Miss Scarlet and The Duke). The series also features Moe Dunford (The Dry), Jade Jordan (Kin),Caoimhe O'Malley (Dublin Murders),Keith McErlean (Cold Courage), Scott Graham (Vikings), andPatrick Martins (Blasts from the Past), plus newcomers Abby Fitz and Evan O'Connor.

Redemption premieres on BritBox, with all six episodes, on Tuesday,June 14, 2022.

(Video) WMC - Season 1 Episode 1 - Welcome to the Club

(Video) REDEMPTION Series | Original Trailer (HD) BritBox


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Who is the new female detective series on BritBox? ›

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What happens in the ending of BritBox Redemption? ›

With a suspect firmly on her radar, Colette is determined to find out the truth about her daughter in the series finale. With the help of Patrick and Siobhán, Colette finally gets evidence to corroborate what she's always suspected: Stacey didn't kill herself.

How many seasons of BritBox Redemption are there? ›

Redemption is a six-part crime drama television series created by Sean Cook.
Redemption (TV series)
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producersCatherine Oldfield Patrick Schweitzer
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What is the British TV show with two female detectives? ›

Scott & Bailey is a BBC cop show about 2 women detectives and their female Boss.

Who are the two female detectives TV? ›

Detectives Janet Scott & Rachel Bailey investigate murders with Manchester Police's Major Incident Team.

What is the new detective series on BritBox 2023? ›

'GRACE' John Simm (Life on Mars, Irvine Welsh's Crime) stars as the tenacious, yet troubled, DS Roy Grace. This dark mystery series follows the hard working police officers of Brighton as they are tasked with complex crimes in the coastal town of Brighton.

What British crime drama has a female lead detective? ›

The incomparable Helen Mirren stars as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, which is basically the OG in terms of female-led detective shows.

Who is the new female detective on SUV? ›

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has said hello and goodbye to numerous detectives throughout its many seasons, but in the September 29th episode, "The One You Feed," we meet SVU's newest recruit: Detective Grace Muncy (Molly Burnett).

Where was Britbox Redemption filmed? ›

New crime drama Redemption is set to launch on ITV and ITVX tonight (17 March). Filmed in Ireland the six-part crime thriller features an impressive cast including The Hunger Games' Paula Malcolmson, alongside Keith McErlean (Vikings) and Derry Girls Siobhán McSweeney.

Where in Ireland was Redemption filmed? ›

ITV police drama series Redemption is filmed in Dublin. Lead character DI Colette Cunningham - played by Paula Malcomson - relocates to the Irish capital from Liverpool after learning of her estranged daughter's mysterious death.

How old are Cara and Liam in Redemption? ›

Collette is named as guardian of two unknown grandchildren, 16 year old Cara (Abby Fitz) and 14 year old Liam (Evan O'Connor), who have an absent father Eoin (Moe Dunford).

Is BritBox being discontinued? ›

BritBox will continue to exist as a standalone app, which you can continue enjoying as long as you have a BritBox subscription. However, all your favourite BritBox shows are moving to ITVX where you will need an ITVX Premium subscription to watch them.

How many episodes of Redemption are on Netflix? ›

The six-part ITV1 series comes from the producers behind The Bay and follows DI Colette Cunningham, who takes the law into her own hands on a dangerous mission to find the truth behind the mysterious death of her estranged daughter.

Is BritBox changing its name? ›

BritBox, which is currently a standalone subscription service, is set to be folded into ITVX – and while it will continue to exist as a standalone brand, that brand will only exist within ITVX (similar, perhaps, to the “Star” brand on Disney+).

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Jane Marple, as played by Joan Hickson

She is always beautifully understated, and the very quintessence of that little old lady with a mind like a bacon slicer.

What PBS mystery series has a woman? ›

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Who is the one legged private detective on TV? ›

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What is the Netflix series about two female detectives? ›

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Who was the first female detective character? ›

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Sherlock Holmes

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Who is the new detective on SVU 2023? ›

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Jumped In (TV Episode 2023) - Kevin Kane as Detective Terry Bruno - IMDb.

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Who is the leading actress in Redemption? ›

Abby Fitz as Cara Lockley

Abby is taking on the role of Cara Lockley in Redemption. She has been acting since the age of four, appearing in multiple adverts.

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How many episodes of Redemption Ireland are there? ›

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Forever in My Heart

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Did Hallmark film in Ireland? ›

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Are Cara and Liam twins in Redemption? ›

Liam is Colette's grandson and Cara's brother, who is distraught to learn that his mother has died.

What part of Dublin was Redemption filmed? ›

Most of the scenes are shot in and around Ireland's capital Dublin, with the famed Trinity College and the dockland area getting screen time. “I've never seen Dublin look better,” said Ms Oldfield. “I've been trying to make a show in Ireland for years, because I love the country, and I love Dublin in particular.

Who plays Fiona in Redemption? ›

Louise McCann: Fiona Blake.

Is BritBox having a problem? ›

BritBox is up. There's no disruption to our service!

Why does BritBox keep dropping out? ›

If your BritBox content loads slowly or you experience buffering, you may have a weak or unstable connection to the internet.

Why does BritBox keep stopping? ›

It's likely that you're using an outdated version of the BritBox app and need to update your app. While most devices will automatically update your apps for you, you may need to update them manually from time to time. Find out how to update your app.

How does Redemption on Britbox end? ›

With a suspect firmly on her radar, Colette is determined to find out the truth about her daughter in the series finale. With the help of Patrick and Siobhán, Colette finally gets evidence to corroborate what she's always suspected: Stacey didn't kill herself.

How many seasons of Redemption are there on Britbox? ›

Redemption is a six-part crime drama television series created by Sean Cook.
Redemption (TV series)
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producersCatherine Oldfield Patrick Schweitzer
10 more rows

What is the longest Netflix original seasons? ›

7 Seasons (2015 - 2022)

Although it came to an end last April 2022, Grace and Frankie is the longest-running Netflix Original Series with seven seasons under its belt.

Who is BritBox competitor? ›

You might have heard of some of these, like Acorn TV which remains BritBox's biggest competitor, but some might take you by surprise, like AMC+, which actually has quite a large stake in BBC America. Read on to learn more about your British content options. Read also: 9 Best Live TV Services That Offer Free Trial.

Is BritBox free with Amazon Prime? ›

Is BritBox free with Amazon Prime? Whilst you can add BritBox to your Prime Video subscription as a Prime Video Channel, you'll still have to pay for your subscription. That's because adding BritBox to your Prime Video package is the same as adding any other channel like HBO or Showtime.

Is BritBox on Amazon Prime the same as regular BritBox? ›

The content from BritBox is almost identical to what you'll find on Amazon Prime Video or Apple TV Channels. Though occasionally, due to the additional processing time needed by our partners, there may be a short delay before a show or episode becomes available, especially for live events.

Who are the British detective pairs? ›

Sherlock and Watson. Morse and Lewis. Scott and Bailey. As New Blood arrives at the scene, Rash and Stefan join a long, illustrious line of British detective partnerships.

Who is the female detective on Acorn? ›

Anchoring one of Acorn TV's most tonally confounding originals, Pearl Nolan is the “plucky lady detective” for everyone who's a bit burned out on cozy pluck, but not quite in the mood for the full-on grit of Acorn's darker fare.

What is the name of the famous British detective? ›

Sherlock Holmes

Quite possibly the most famous detective of all, Holmes has been a household name since publication — indeed, he was such a popular figure that when Conan Doyle killed him off in the story The Final Problem, Victorian London was said to have gone into mourning until Conan Doyle revived him!

Who was the famous detective duo TV? ›

Just think about all the iconic detective duos throughout television history: Starsky and Hutch, Cagney and Lacey, Crockett and Tubbs, Taylor and Fife. It's a tried-and-true character dynamic that can be dropped into any genre (from sitcom to drama), any format (from miniseries to procedural), and any time period.

Who was voted Britain's Favourite detective? ›

Participants who were 65 and over also voted Hercule Poirot as their favourite detective of all time (33%), with all other age groups choosing Sherlock Holmes.

Why was Olivia Vinall replaced? ›

Olivia Vinall played detective Matilda Stone in the first season, but will be replaced by Florence Hall in the second due to a scheduling conflict. Julie Graham (The Bletchley Circle), Sarah Woodward (The Pale Horse), and Siobhan Redmond (Unforgotten) return as Stone's aunts.

Who was the old lady TV detective? ›

Jane Marple — Miss Marple (1984-1992)

An elderly spinster and amateur sleuth, she appeared in a dozen novels and many more short stories, using her intelligence and understanding of human nature to solve murders.

What is the Netflix series about a retired detective? ›

A retired detective, haunted by a deadly crime he couldn't solve, hunts for the merciless killer who intentionally drove his car into a crowd of people.

What series has a disabled detective? ›

Ironside, a tough, sexy and acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases. His team. His town. His rules.

What is the new PBS British detective series? ›

Magpie Murders is a fresh, beguiling twist on the traditional murder mystery, with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers. Find out everything you need to know about Magpie Murders. New episodes are airing now through November 20, 2022.

Who was the most famous female mystery writer? ›

Agatha Christie

Born in the UK in 1890, Agatha Christie became, and remains, the best-selling novelist of all time. Christie is known for her popular 1966 detective novels and 14 short story collections, as well as the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap.

What is coming to PBS in 2023? ›

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What series is about a female detective in the 19th century? ›

Miss Scarlet & The Duke is set in London at the start of the Sherlock Holmes era around 1880.


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