Ross Kemp to return to acting as UK Channel 5 unveils its 2023 slate

Ross Kemp returns to his first acting role in 15 years as a dirty cop who turns a blind eye to the possible murder of a woman.

Produced by Clapperboard and set to air later this year on the UK public service channel 5, “Blindspot” tells the story of Hannah, a disabled woman (played by Beth Alsbury) who sees a man and a woman walking downstairs. area of ​​visibility before the man emerges alone. Kemp plays Tony, a cop on the case who dismisses Hanna’s concerns.

The four-part thriller is just one of a list of new dramas and documentaries being unveiled at Channel 5’s Upfronts event tonight by Paramount’s UK head of content, Ben Frow.

Other projects debuting online this year include “Tim Peake: Secrets of Our Universe,” starring astronaut Tim Peake; “The Inheritance,” a scripted drama about siblings trying to win back their inheritance after their father dies unexpectedly and secrets surface; “Traffic Cops: Crash Scene Investigation,” a factual series following the North Yorkshire Police crash investigation team; and “Wife on Strike” (working title), an unscripted show in which the partners carrying the household load hand it over to their unwilling other halves.

Viewers can also look forward to “Endurance: Race to the Pole,” “The Pet Psychic,” “Challenge Anneka,” “Nick Knowles into Death Valley,” “Ruby Wax Castaway” (working title), “Jay Blades: History of the East End” and many more.

“Our goal is to deliver exciting, diverse and eclectic programming of originated content to our viewers that reinforces our public service mandate, while demonstrating how creativity and commercial can work hand-in-hand to make television exciting and rewarding.” said. frow. “Of course, it always helps to work with such a stellar talent!”

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