Unforgotten series 4 stars Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar discuss their chemistry

Tasha Hegarty
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

Unforgotten series four kicks off tonight (Monday, February 22) – and ahead of the premiere, the stars of the show have been talking about how important their chemistry is to the show's success.

Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar will reprise their roles of DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan respectively, as they try to unravel another cold case.

It has already been confirmed that the fourth series of the BAFTA-nominated show will open with the discovery of a dissected body in a scrap metal yard, which the team believe has been kept in a domestic freezer for 30 years.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Another huge theme this series will be looking at society's relationship with the police and the investigation will highlight the best and worst aspects of that.

One of the reasons the show works so well is the relationship between the two leads, and it's something that Nicola remembers being there when the actors met for the very first time.

"When Sanjeev and I first met at the read-through I just knew it would work out really, really well," she said on This Morning. "There's a real ease for us and it was as though we came with a history like we've known each other."

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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The show's creator Chris Lang noted that the reason the pair work so well together is there is a complete lack of drama between them.

"They're incredibly fond of each other – they don't have huge amounts of conflicts, which almost all drama is based on conflict," he said. "They get what they need through being respectful of other people."

Sanjeev explained that he is a fan of the show himself due to the brilliant writing – and he's still "slightly shocked" that he's even part of it.

"One of the things that I certainly love about it as a fan of the writing is the layers that Chris puts into the scripts," he said. "This time it's about the relationships within the police.

"I'm still slightly shocked that I'm in it because I didn't expect when I turned up at the audition that I would get it."

Unforgotten will air on Monday, February 22 at 9pm on ITV.

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