TV - Professor T

Ben Miller as Professor T, in subdued lighting with gloved hands making a pyramid shape at his mouth

A second series of Professor T is heading to ITV this month ...

Press Release

The new six-part series of the multi award winning darkly-comic crime procedural set amongst the dreaming spires of Cambridge stars Ben Miller, Frances de la Tour, and Juliet Stevenson. The brilliant but idiosyncratic Professor Jasper Tempest (Ben Miller) aka Professor T is a master criminologist and amateur sleuth who solves a succession of quirky and baffling cases and explores the effect of childhood trauma on adult psychology.

As Season 2 starts, the CID team are trying to wean themselves off relying on the insights of their unorthodox criminological consultant on the orders of their boss, DCI Christina Brand (Juliet Aubrey), but the need for quick results in a head-scratching case of arson at a student flat forces the Professor to cancel his oral examinations and brings him back into the fold at Greater Cambridge Police.

When he learns that Christina is separating from her husband, Jasper decides to confront his demons and obsessive behavioural tics with the help of a psychiatrist, Dr Helena (Juliet Stevenson), as well as an intimacy coach and dating tips from Ms Snares. This brings him into conflict with his mother, Adelaide (Frances de la Tour), who favours acupuncture to psychotherapy, but also has her own reasons for not wanting her son to delve too deeply into his troubled past. When Christina starts dating a fellow police officer, DI Simon Lanesborough, Jasper struggles to separate his unaccustomed feelings of jealousy from his instinct that something about Simon is not quite right.

Jasper isn’t the only one who’s experiencing relationship difficulties; DS Lisa Donckers is having second thoughts about setting up her partner DS Dan Winters with her friend Dina, until she experiences a crisis with her father, Jackson, and is forced to turn to Dan for help and support. But Dan has family problems of his own and is short of money, leaving him susceptible to an approach from an unscrupulous colleague. As Lisa and Dan find themselves competing for a possible promotion and becoming involved in conflicting undercover investigations, their feelings for one another are tested to breaking point.

Against this backdrop, across six new episodes, the Professor and the CID team at Greater Cambridge Police untangle a series of knotty crimes, ranging from a weirdly ritualistic murder with perplexing echoes to a historical case that Christina was responsible for investigating, to a family of four found dead on the sofa at their seemingly perfect home.

Alongside returning cast members Emma Naomi (Lisa), Barney White (Dan), Andy Gathergood (DI Paul Rabbits), Ingrid Snares (Sarah Woodward) and Dean Wilfred Hamilton (Douglas Reith), there are also guest appearances from Miles Jupp, Alastair Mackenzie, Aidan McArdle, Clare Perkins, Rita Simons, and John Thomson amongst others.

Leading Belgian director, Dries Vos, returns to direct the second series, which has once again been filmed in Belgium and Cambridge, during the spring of 2022 with Executive Producers Jo McGrath and Walter Iuzzolino. The series is again written by Matt Baker.

Ben Miller who plays the brilliant, but troubled Professor T said, “We’re incredibly grateful to the ITV and PBS audiences for taking Professor T to their hearts, and we are actively plotting an even quirkier and uplifting Season Two. Expect more baffling crimes, more breath-taking scenery, and some answers to the most intriguing mystery of all: what is it, exactly, in his childhood, that makes the Professor tick?”

Series 2 of Professor T starts on ITV on Friday 16th September at 9pm

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