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Granite Harbour : By BBC, cast, storyline, release

In the new three-part police drama Granite Harbour on BBC1, Small Axe actor Romario Simpson plays former soldier-turned-cop Davis Lindo.

After completing his last tour, he is transported to Scotland’s northeast to begin training as a detective constable. He is paired with his trainer, DCI Tara “Bart” Bartlett (Annika star Hannah Donaldson). They must first solve the murder of an influential member of the oil sector.

The investigation into the killing of a top oil industry executive in the city and the ensuing “corporate fight between old and new energy” will be the main focus of Granite Harbour’s first season.

Romario Simpson, who performed in Knots and Crosses, Small Axe, and Shetland and Annika, and Hannah Donaldson, who most recently appeared in The Enemy at the National Theatre of Scotland, have been cast in the two starring roles.

After Lance Corporal Davis Lindo’s hopes of becoming a New Scotland Yard investigator are destroyed when he is sent to Aberdeen, he allies with Detective Chief Inspector “Tara Bart” Bartlett, his new instructor.

Here is all the information you need about Granite Harbour, a three-part drama series you can watch on BBC1 starting in December 2022. Filming for Granite Harbour began in Aberdeenshire and Glasgow in April 2022.

Granite harbour by BBC
Granite harbour by BBC

Granite Harbour Release date

Beginning on BBC1, Granite Harbour will have three episodes available on BBCiPlayer starting on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. We’ll update this page with the air date if the crime drama is out in the US and other countries.

The cast of Granite Harbour  

Davis Lindo, the main Granite Harbour character, is by Romario Simpson. In the latest episode of Noughts and Crosses on BBC1, he played Barnaby Mabunda. He also described Lizard in Small Axe and appeared in the TV series Dixi. In the role of DCI Tara “Bart” Bartlett, Hannah Donaldson. She has previously acted in Scottish crime dramas, including Case Histories and Rebus. She also played Charly Hendricks in the television programme Murder Island. So, which invited viewers to solve an Ian Rankin murder mystery. So, she has also visited Annika, Deadwater Fell, Shetland, and the Demon Headmaster. Dawn Steele, who starred in Holby City and Liar, will also appear in Granite Harbour. Gary Lewis (Vigil) and Fiona Bell (The Nest) round out the group.

Granite harbour by BBC
Granite harbour by BBC

The plot of Granite Harbour  

Granite Harbour explores the new life of Lance Corporal Davis Lindo (Romario Simpson). He aspires to work as a detective at New Scotland Yard after completing his final tour with the Royal Military Police. Instead, his aspirations are dashed, and he is to Aberdeen to train as a detective constable. So, which is entirely foreign to all the soldier has ever known. The fortunate DCI Tara Bartlett, a streetwise, razor-sharp Scotswoman used to work alone, is with Davis as his mentor. Together, the unusual pair must look into the murder of one of Dundee’s most recognisable oil sector figures. So, which forces them into a legal dispute.

The dramas Jimmy McGovern produced in the past, such as Moving On, Common, Reg. Also, Care, starred actors such as Tim Roth. Also, Adrian Dunbar, Sean Bean, Anna Friel, Sheridan Smith, and Alison Steadman.

After completing his final tour with the Royal Military Police, Lance Corporal Davis Lindo dreams of working as a detective at New Scotland Yard. So, according to an official BBC Scotland statement on Granite Harbour.

“But he finds himself transported to Scotland’s northeast to undergo detective constable training. The soldier must immediately adjust to his new life in Aberdeen. Because it is very different from anything he has ever experienced.

“Lindo finds a partner in his mentor, DCI Tara ‘Bart’ Bartlett, an independent Aberdonian with razor-sharp street sense.

Granite harbour by BBC
Granite harbour by BBC

Other details:

“This odd team must work together to solve their first case, the murder of one of Aberdeen’s most recognisable figures. So, from the oil business while navigating the turbulent waters. Lindo and Bartlett are abruptly into a company conflict between traditional and modern approaches. Granite Harbour is the second brand-new drama to be here for BBC Scotland’s channel. The third and final season of the first, Neil Forsyth’s darkly humorous thriller Guilt, has recently been here.

We’re happy to have commissioned this new drama for the BBC Scotland channel and BBC One, said Louise Thornton, head of commissioning at BBC Scotland.

“The spectacular urban landscape of Aberdeen and the northeast will serve as the backdrop for a fascinating and captivating story with powerful characters.

“We’re thrilled to be working with LA Productions on this fascinating new drama,” said Gaynor Holmes, executive producer of BBC Drama.

“I can’t wait to watch this incredibly talented cast and team bring the narrative to life in the gorgeous backdrop of Aberdeen. One of the creators of the renowned Channel 4 soap opera Brookside and founder of LA Productions, Colin McKeown, stated: “As a regional company based in Liverpool, we relish the opportunity to work in both Aberdeen and Glasgow. We feel it’s such a cultural match for us.”


Granite Harbour still needs to get a trailer from the BBC, but when it does, we’ll share it here.

FAQs :

What happens in Granite Harbour ?

The protagonist of Granite Harbour is Lance Corporal Davis Lindo (Romario Simpson), a recent addition to Police Scotland who travels to Aberdeen. Lindo wants to work as a detective at New Scotland Yard after completing his last tour with the Royal Military Police.

On what is Granite Harbour founded ?

The crime drama from Aberdeen will debut on BBC Scotland on Thursday, December 1, from 10:10 to 11:00 p.m.

Granite Harbour is home to whom ?

Romario Simpson (who portrays Lance Corporal David Lindo) and Hannah Donaldson will star in the program.

Granite Harbour, where and when to watch ?

At 7 p.m. on Friday, December 2, Granite Harbour premieres on BBC1 and iPlayer. Three parts make up the series.


Sneha Sivakumar
Sneha Sivakumar
I am Sneha Sivakumar, a writer who fell in love with Creative Writing, and loves to provide entertaining articles about famous personalities.


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