BBC One has revealed the first trailer for Vigil, an upcoming thriller from the makers of Line Of Duty, starring Scottish actor Martin Compston.


Vigil will follow Compston’s return to his native Scotland to play a Royal Navy officer called Craig Burke who finds himself caught up in a murder investigation after someone on board his submarine suddenly dies.

Suranne Jones plays DCI Amy Silva while Rose Leslie, from Game Of Thrones, takes on the role of DS Kirsten Longacre, who together lead the investigation into a conspiracy that “that goes to the very heart of Britain’s national security.

Here’s the trailer:

The BBC’s synopsis for Vigil reads:

“The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy Silva leads an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that threatens the very heart of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.”

Vigil, a six-part series, comes from World Productions (Line Of Duty, Bodyguard) and has been written and created by Bafta-nominated writer Tom Edge (Judy, The Crown, Strike) with episodes by Ed Macdonald (The End Of The F***ing World) and Chandni Lakhani (Dublin Murders).


The thriller will also star Endeavour actor Shaun Evans and Noughts + Crosses’ Paterson Joseph and comes from the same makers as Line Of Duty, Bodyguard and The Pembrokeshire Murders.

Vigil will be directed by Bafta-winner James Strong (Broadchurch, Vanity Fair, Liar) and Isabelle Sieb (Shetland, The Athena).


Vigil is just one of Compston’s new projects due out in the coming months; the 36-year-old actor is set to reprise his role of Daniel in series two of forensic drama Traces later this year and is currently filming a new miniseries titled The Rig alongside fellow Line Of Duty star Mark Bonnar.

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