♦ Character: DS Kirsten Longacre
♦ Created by: Tom Edge
♦ Other cast: Suranne Jones, Martin Compston, Adam James,…
♦ Premiere date: August 29, 2021
♦ Genre: Thriller
♦ Running time: 60min
♦ Appearances: Season 1
♦ Links: Gallery // IMDb // Wikipedia



The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) and DS Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie) lead an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that goes to the very heart of Britain’s national security.


Rose plays DS Kirsten Longacre, a detective on her first murder investigation.

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Episode 1
Original air date : August 29, 2021
Directed by : James Strong
Written by : Tom Edge
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When a crew member is found dead aboard the Trident nuclear submarine HMS Vigil, DCI Amy Silva is flown out to investigate.

Episode 2
Original air date : August 30, 2021
Directed by : James Strong
Written by : Tom Edge
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With Vigil in danger, Amy must fight to continue her investigation. Meanwhile, Kirsten’s enquiries lead to tragedy.

Episode 3
Original air date : September 5, 2021
Directed by : James Strong
Written by : Ed Macdonald
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Kirsten’s investigation takes her into the heart of Scottish politics, but when she unearths a navy cover-up, it leaves Amy questioning who she can trust on Vigil.

Episode 4
Original air date : September 12, 2021
Directed by : Isabelle Sieb
Written by : Chandni Lakhani
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Kirsten closes in on the killer, but their capture reveals the grave threat that Vigil faces. On the submarine, Amy makes a terrifying discovery.

Episode 5
Original air date : September 19, 2021
Directed by : Isabelle Sieb
Written by : Tom Edge
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Vigil is forced into lockdown as disaster strikes. With communication lost, Kirsten desperately hunts for clues to the source of the threat to Vigil.