ITV has commissioned six-part smart crime drama Professor T.
Frances appears on Who Do You Think You Are? which can be seen on UKTV’s Yesterday in regular re-runs
“Professor T is my all-time favourite detective – a tortured genius wrestling with a mystery childhood trauma. It’s a unique crime series with a core of wonderful warm characters at its heart and I am delighted to be working with our hand-picked European production team to make this for ITV and international audiences.” -Executive Producer and CEO of Eagle Eye Drama Walter Iuzzolino
The drama stars Ben Miller and Frances de la Tour from the newly formed production company, Eagle Eye Drama, launched by the same team behind global drama brand Walter Presents on Channel 4.
Based on the hit Belgian series of the same name, Professor T is set against the stunning backdrop of one of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions, Cambridge University.
Ben Miller best known for shows such as Death in Paradise (pictured below) that can be regularly seen in re-runs on UKTV’s Drama channel, plays the genius OCD criminologist, Professor Jasper Tempest.
Frances de la Tour who is much loved for many parts including in shows such as Rising Damp, Vicious, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and The History Boys will feature as Jasper’s colourful but overbearing mother, Adelaide. Emerging star Emma Naomi who is currently appearing on the London stage in Blithe Spirit, takes up the role of Detective Inspector Lisa Donckers with rising star Barney White cast as her police sidekick Dan Winters.
The series will be directed by leading Belgian director, Indra Siera, and will be filmed in Belgium and Cambridge during the summer of 2020. Eagle Eye Drama aims to create another household name to add to ITV’s impressive roster of renowned detectives and returnable crime series.
Professor T is the first original drama commission for Eagle Eye Drama.