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New and Exclusive: Season 2 Of Irvine Welsh's Award-winning 'Crime' Comes To Britbox This January

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Dougray Scott, recipient of the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor for Season 1, rediscovers the conflict and mystery - new and exclusive on BritBox SA

By Underground Press

Published Wednesday, 17 January 2024 09:07

Get your new year off to a cracking start with the eagerly awaited second season of Irvine Welsh’s gritty crime thriller Crime, with Dougray Scott reprising his role as DI Ray Lennox, a detective battling his insistent mental demons as he navigates the criminal underbelly of Edinburgh. 

Crime Season Two premieres exclusively on BritBox this January - rediscover the conflicted character that won Dougray Scott the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in the first season. And don’t miss this chance to see the cream of Scottish acting talent in action including Ken Stott and Joanna Vanderham, plus supporting roles from Gabriel Scott and Moyo Akandé

Irvine Welsh’s Crime (New & Exclusive BritBox Original) 
Season 2 
Thursday 25 January 2024 

The eagerly anticipated second season of BritBox Original Crime launches exclusively on 25 January, with Emmy Award-winner Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible 2, Twin Town, My Week with Marilyn) returning in his lead role as troubled detective DI Ray Lennox. The latest season is again adapted for the screen by best-selling author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) alongside writing partner Dean Cavanagh, with Welsh also acting as an executive producer.  

Scott’s portrayal of Lennox in the first season landed him the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor. He leads a stellar line-up of Scottish talent, including Ken Stott (Rebus, The Missing) and Joanna Vanderham (Dancing on the Edge). They reprise their roles as Chief Superintendent Bob Toal and DS Amanda Drummond. John Simm (Grace, Doctor Who) and Derek Riddell (Silent Witness) also return for the second season, which sees Scott’s son Gabriel Scott (House of the Dragon) appearing alongside his father. 

In the opening episode, Lennox is ready to return to the fray at Edinburgh Serious Crimes division, keen to prove he is fully recovered from the breakdown induced by bringing Mr Confectioner to justice, but he’s surprised to find that it’s all changed. Bob Toal has lost his mojo, Amanda Drummond is freshly promoted, and there are two new faces on the team in the form of devious Tommy Stark and failed actor Norrie Erskine. When one of Lennox’s former colleagues is attacked, he and Drummond quickly realise that all is not as it seems as they become embroiled in a case about vengeance, identity and social justice. The six-part series, again shot on location in Scotland, will be available exclusively on BritBox in South Africa, where Season 1 is currently available to stream.  

Edinburgh in all its Jekyll/Hyde, fur coat/nae knickers glory” – The Scotsman 

Don’t forget you can now download all your favourite titles onto your iOS mobile devices. – Remember to update your device with the latest BritBox app version. 

The BritBox app is available in South Africa on the DStv Explora Ultra and Streama devices and as an add-to-bill option for all DStv subscribers. The app is also available on Android TV, including enabled Smart TVs, Google Chromecast with GoogleTV, Nvidia Shield, MiBox and MiStick, plus Android and Apple mobile/tablets, FireTV, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV and selected Hisense, Toshiba and OEM branded VIDAA smart TVs. Sign up at R99,99 per month and register for email updates at
Follow BritBox on Twitter/X and Instagram @BritBox_ZA and on Facebook @BritBoxZA.     

Updated on:
>> Wednesday, 17 January 2024 09:07

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About Crime

When an Edinburgh schoolgirl is abducted, DI Ray Lennox investigates her disappearance whilst confronting his own past trauma.


About Britbox

BritBox is an online digital video subscription service founded by BBC Studios and ITV and operating in nine countries across North America, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. It is focused on British television series and films, mainly featuring current and past series and films supplied by two British terrestrial broadcasters, the BBC and ITV, in addition to original programming. BritBox is said to feature the biggest collection of British box sets available in one place, with additional original programming available in 2020.