Who is in the cast and how many episodes will there be?


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The BBC drama Baptiste returns tonight (Sunday, July 18) with Series 2 – and according to the trailer, it promises to be an exciting watch.

Two years after The Missing’s first spin-off series aired, investigator Julien Baptiste takes on one final case.

But who is in the cast for Baptiste Series 2? And how many episodes will series 2 contain? Here’s what you need to know.


Julien Baptiste is back for Series 2 – and his final fall (Credit: BBC Trailers YouTube)

What is Baptiste Series 2 about?

The die-hard detective, played by French actor Tchéky Karyo, travels to Hungary after being stationed in Amsterdam for the first series.

He investigates after the whole family of British Ambassador Emma Chambers disappeared while on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains.

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But how will the stubborn drinker solve the case while the local police stumble?

To increase the intrigues of the audience, the action is spread over two timelines.

How many episodes are there in the second season of Baptiste?

This second series contains six episodes.

The first series also contained six episodes, after the character appeared in the BBC drama The Missing.

That ran for two seasons, from 2014 to 2016.

Baptiste Series 2: Who is in the Cast and How Many Episodes of the BBC One Drama Will There Be?
Fiona Shaw plays Emma Chambers (Credit: BBC Trailers YouTube)

Who is in the cast?

Keeping Faith actress Anastasia Hille returns as Celia Baptiste.

Stage heavyweight and Killing Eve star Fiona Shaw makes her debut in the drama and plays a pivotal role as the ambassador whose husband and two sons have disappeared.

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According to reports, Tom Hollander as Edward Stratton and Barbara Sarafian as Martha Horchner are also to be seen.

Jamie Maclachlan, Fruzsina Nagy, Caroline Boulton and Kristof Wolf will also be there.

Baptiste Series 2: Who is in the Cast and How Many Episodes of the BBC One Drama Will There Be?
This last series by Baptiste has moved on from the Netherlands (Credit: BBC Trailers YouTube)

Where did the BBC shoot it?

This second season was filmed on location in Hungary.

The shooting was filmed in the capital Budapest.

It has not been confirmed which mountain was the scene of the Chambers family’s disappearance.

But the Transdanubian Mountains are near Budapest, and the Three Boundaries Mountain – known as Hármashatárhegy – is in the city itself.

– The second season of Baptiste begins tonight, Sunday July 18, on BBC One at 9 p.m.

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