Baptiste cast revealed for series 2 of BBC One drama

Meet the Baptiste 2021 cast

Baptiste series 2 has arrived on BBC One – here’s a full run down of who’s on the cast.

French detective Julien Baptiste, who previously appeared in drama The Missing, is back for a second series of the spin-off following its first outing in 2019.

From the creators of The Missing, Baptiste stars Tchéky Karyo in the title role – but who joins him?

Baptiste 2021 cast

Here’s a full rundown of who’s on the cast of series 2 of Baptiste:

Tchéky Karyo plays Julien Baptiste
Fiona Shaw plays Emma Chambers
Adrian Rawlins plays Richard Chambers
Stuart Campbell plays Alex Chambers
Conrad Khan plays Will Chambers

Ace Bhatti plays Nadeem
Dorka Gryllus plays Zsófia Arslan
Miklós Béres plays András Juszt
Michelle Duncan plays Sally
Anastasia Hille plays Celia

A synopsis of series 2 shares: “Julien Baptiste is not the man we left at the end of series one. After enduring a horrific personal tragedy, Julien has pushed Celia away and is looking for any distraction – whether that be the bottom of a bottle or a new case – to consume him.

“When Ambassador Emma Chambers’ whole family disappears in the Hungarian mountains, Julien finds his new case. He immediately travels to the resort where the Chambers were staying and entrenches himself in Emma’s world. Despite no longer being a Detective in any official capacity, Emma realises that Julien’s experience and capacity for understanding human nature will be integral to getting her family back.

“When the case turns into a murder and kidnapping, Julien must work closely with the Hungarian police, including Zsofia Arslan, who at first rejects his offers of help but soon comes to see his value.

“Julien navigates a police force he cannot trust and obsessional media desperate for more information on such a high profile, international case. British Ambassador to Hungary, Emma tries to wield her influence, but the layers of corruption and secrets prove too complex to unpick. Julien, Zsofia and Emma must work together if Emma is to be reunited with her family.”

Watch Baptiste on TV and online

The new series of Baptiste currently airs on TV on Sunday nights at 9PM on BBC One. The series has six episodes.

You can watch the full second series online right now up via the BBC iPlayer here.

You can also catch up on the first series in full on iPlayer while a DVD boxset is available here.

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