UKTV has announced its first original drama to air on Alibi, written by Scott & Bailey actress Amelia Bullmore.
Set in Scotland, Traces follows three female forensic professionals, Emma Hedges, Sarah Gordon and Kathy Torrance, as they uncover the truth of a murder case and bring a killer to justice.
Working in the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science (SIFA), Emma Hedges signs up for a forensic science course but finds her educational case study has a shocking link to her past.
Guided by professors Sarah Gordon and Kathy Torrance, 23-year old Emma’s investigations lead her to the dark truth and ultimately unveils a killer.
Produced by Red Production, and based on an idea by best-selling crime author Val McDermid,Traces aims to shine a light on science’s contributions to solving humanity’s mysteries and showcasing different forensic disciplines.
“When the idea came over from Red it genuinely made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up,” commented UKTV drama commissioner Philippa Collie Cousins.
“The fantastic writing talent in Amelia Bulimore coupled with Nicola Shindler and the team at Red will make Alibi’s first ever drama commission something really quite special. With strong female characters this is Happy Valley meets Silent Witness, a dark and exciting show that I can’t wait for us to get cracking on.”
Traces will air exclusively on Alibi later this year.