Brighton Sea Front, 2011 ATV Today photo

ITV’s latest drama, The Level, has commenced filming in Brighton and London. The six part saga stars Philip Glenister and Amanda Burton along with Karla Crome, Laura Haddock, Noel Clarke, Robert James Collier, Lindsey Coulson, Gary Lewis, Jo Absolom and Ruth Madeley.

Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome) has a secret double life. Her exemplary police career masks a covert attachment to shady businessman and drugs trafficker, Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister). Inextricably linked to Frank from childhood as the father of her best friend, Hayley (Laura Haddock) and the father figure she herself craved.

Nancy has been playing a dangerous game to ensure that Frank always remains off the police radar.

Nancy soon finds herself at the centre of an investigation which puts her at risk of exposure and sees her stalked by a killer intent on destroying her.  Nancy’s complicated love life and relationships with colleagues creates further tension as she doesn’t know who she can trust..literally with her life.

Further cast includes Suzanne Packer (Casualty), Lorne MacFadyen (Grantchester), Jane Hazlegrove (Holby City), Ashley Kumar (EastEnders), Kelly Harrison (Happy Valley) and Rupert Procter (Peaky Blinders).

Written by Gaby Chiappe (Shetland, Vera, Lark Rise to Candleford) and Alex Perrin (Leonardo, Shetland), the series will air on ITV at a date yet to be established.

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