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Strike is back!

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Strike is back!

There's a new series of Strike about to start - here's what we know so far.

Strike: Career of Evil

After the first two adaptations of the JK Rowling detective series did well last year, Strike is back again for his third outing. 

This time the series starts with the mysterious arrival of a severed leg at the office, and a long list of suspects who bear a grudge against the detective. Meanwhile, Cormoran and Robin have to take an overnight trip, which as you can imagine, goes down like a lead balloon with her fiance Matthew.

When is the new series of Strike on?

Strike: Career of Evil airs Sunday 25 February at 9pm on BBC1.

Cuckoo's Calling, Strike series one

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!

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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).

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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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