Dalgliesh season 2 episode 5 and 6 cast: ‘The Murder Room’

This week, Dalgliesh Season 2 ends on Channel 5 with one final mystery that the detective must solve. But who will join Bertie Carvel as the star of Episodes 5 and 6 in this series?

Following last week’s law firm-focused mystery, Dalgliesh, Miskin and new recruit DS Daniel Tarrant are faced with another tough case to crack as a museum-owning brother dies in fiery fashion.

As is typically the case with murder mysteries, the latest chapters of Dalgliesh season 2 focus on the show’s central cast of characters while episodes 5 and 6 also introduce a number of guest cast members to serve as suspects.

Release date of Dalgliesh Season 2 Episodes 5 and 6. Plot preview

Dalgliesh 2 episodes 5 and 6, which will air on Channel 5 at 9pm, Thursday May 11th and Friday May 12th 2023, are now available.

The Murder Room is an episode that revolves around the Dupayne Musuem, owned by Marcus, Neville, Caroline Dupayne.

Neville, who is a doctor, wants to close the family-owned museum so that he can open his own clinic but matters take a heated turn when Neville’s car is set ablaze with the ambitious doctor still trapped inside.

Dalgliesh, his co-workers and the police are summoned to the crime scene. They quickly learn that many suspects have motives to murder Neville. This makes their task anything but simple.

Dalgliesh episodes 5 and 6, season 2, cast

As ever in the world of detective dramas, episodes 5 and 6 of Dalgliesh season 2 follow the character created by author PD James as he works to uncover the murderer’s identity while introducing a plethora of guest cast members.

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Guest Stars

Guest star spotlight

Anastasia Hille as Marie Strickland

Anastasia Hille, who plays museum tour guide Marie Strickland in episodes 5 and 6, begins our rundown of the cast.

With more than 70 roles to her name, fans are likely to know the Lambeth-born actress from somewhere, with past appearances coming in I Hate Suzie, A Spy Among Friends, 2022’s The Ipcress File, The Missing and its spin-off Baptiste, Silent Witness, Keeping Faith, West Of Liberty, The Fear and Snow White And The Huntsman.

Sylvestra Le Touzel as Muriel Godby

Sylvestra le Touzel, an experienced actress, plays Muriel Godby the museum receptionist.

After making her on-screen debut as a child actress in a 1968 episode of Doctor Who, Sylvestra has since appeared in more than 100 roles with notable appearances coming in Mansfield Park, Between The Lines, Beast, The Thick Of It, The Crown, The Death Of Stalin, Netflix’s The English Game, Roadkill and Intelligence.

Sorcha Cusack as Tallulah Clutton

Sorcha cusack has a long history in the murder mystery genre, having played Mrs McCarthy for many years as part of Father Brown.

Episodes 5 and 6 see her take on the role of housekeeper Tallulah “Tally” Clutton who witnesses Neville’s flaming car.

Aside from her role in Father Brown, fans may recognise Sorcha from her roles in A Discovery Of Witches, The Battersea Poltergeist podcast series, The Way Up, River, Merlin, 1973’s Jane Eyre series, Coronations Street and Casualty.

Nathaniel Christian, aka Ryan Archer

Nathaniel Christian is appearing in his only second TV role, having played the other in BBC’s The Capture.

He takes on the role of Ryan Archer, a groundsman who quickly emerges as a chief suspect in the case as he had access to the petrol can used to set Neville Dupayne’s car ablaze.

Nicholas Banks, Marcus Dupayne

Nicholas Banks is Marcus the Museum Director in episodes 5 and 6

Fans will likely know the actor best from his appearance as Digby in 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service while he’s also held roles in Law & Order: UK, Pramface, Christmas At The Palace and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?

Michelle Duncan is Caroline Dupayne

Appearing as Marcus and Neville’s sister, Caroline, is Michelle Duncan.

The Scottish-Canadian actor is best known to her fans for the films Atonement, Whatever Love Means, Luther, The Broken Luther, Call The Midwife Bohemian Rhapsody Baptiste Hannah, and Star Wars.

James Esler in the role of Dr Neville Dupayne

Taking on the role of this week’s murder victim Dr Neville Dupayne is relative newcomer, James Esler.

In Dalgliesh, the actor is appearing in just his fourth role with past credits coming in ITV’s Litvinenko series as well as the film Testament Of Youth and short film, The Forfeit.

Robinah Kironde as Angela Fox

Robinah Kironde stars as Neville’s secretary, Angela Fox.

The actress is another new arrival to our screens with just a handful of roles to her name, but fans may have spotted her before in The Widow, Prime Video’s Carnival Row and the BBC TV film, Anthony.

Bailey Patrick is Douglas Anderson

Bailey Patrick has just shy of 20 roles to his name while his acting CV includes roles in London Kills, Hollyoaks, The Nest, Good Omens, People Just Do Nothing, Bodyguard and Netflix’s Bridgerton, where he appeared briefly as a Mr Harris.

Robin Soans is Major Rupert Arkwright

Robin Soans has almost 70 credits under his belt. Most of these roles are minor.

Among his credits are appearances in both classic and new Doctor Who, Jonathan Creek, The Queen, Midsomer Murders, Endeavour, ITV’s Victoria, the film Victoria & Abdul, Red Joan and all three entries in Netflix’s The Princess Switch trilogy.

Debbie Chazen as Blanche Fielding

Debbie Chazen, who has more than 60 acting credits under her belt, is another actress that fans have probably seen somewhere.

She has appeared in Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married and The Smoking Room. Other notable roles include Doctors, Coronation Street Trollied The Spa Sherlock, Red Joan Holby City Sticks And Stones The Last Kingdom, where she plays Sable.

Nick Dunning as Roger Denholm

Nick Dunning, who plays Roger Denholm in Episodes 5 and 6, is another experienced actor.

The London-born actor will likely be best known to viewers for his roles in The Tudors and The Iron Lady while other credits include Miss Scarlet & The Duke, Striking Out, Father Brown, Da Vinci’s Demons, and 90s series Medics.

Richard Goulding is Lord Martlesham

Richard Goulding is the final character. He appears in episode 6, primarily as Lord Martlesham.

Fans of Channel 4’s The Windsors will know that he portrays Prince Harry in the royal spoof while he’s also held roles in The Crown, A Very British Scandal, ITV’s Belgravia, The Murders At Whitehouse Farm, Fresh Meat, The Iron Lady and the TV film, Brexit: The Uncivil War, where he played Boris Johnson.

Dalgliesh 2 Season 5 Episodes 6 and 7, which are the last two episodes of Dalgliesh 2, will be available for download on Channel 5 Then, on May 11th and May 12th, 2023, watch My5 from 9pm.

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