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Strike is back!

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Strike is back!

Series one of Strike: Cuckoo's Calling is now on BBC iPlayer ahead of series two. Missed it the first time? Here's everything you need to know!


What is Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling?

It’s a new TV mystery series, which follows detective and former soldier Cormoran Strike, and his assistant Robin Ellacott, as they fight crime in London. It harks back to the days of classic TV crime dramas like Inspector Morse, and we think it’s going to be a hit.

The Robert Galbraith book 

The series is based on the books by Robert Galbraith, which is of course the pen-name of JK Rowling, who famously wrote the Harry Potter series. Cuckoo’s Calling is the first of three TV adaptations from the novels. While the plots are fun and full of fascinating cases, its appeal is largely because of the central relationship, and how believable the characters are.

The cast of Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling

The cast includes Tom Burke (who plays detective Cormoran Strike) and Holliday Grainger (who plays his assistant Robin Ellacott).


When is it on TV and which channel?

Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling aired on BBC1 last summer and will now be available on BBC iPlayer ahead of series two.

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