Vigil (2021): S01E01


Vigil is a British police procedural television miniseries created by Tom Edge and produced by World Productions.

The six-part series commenced on BBC One in August 2021. It stars Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans, Paterson Joseph and Martin Compston. The series is set in Scotland and much of the action takes place on a fictional nuclear-powered submarine.


Chief Petty Officer Craig Burke, a member of the crew of nuclear submarine HMS Vigil, reports his concerns over unusual sonar readings while on patrol. Confined to quarters following insubordination, he is later found dead in an apparent suicide. The police are asked to investigate and DCI Amy Silva is airlifted to Vigil’s classified location. Unable to contact her colleagues by radio due to the sensitive nature of the patrol mission, she suspects the crewman was murdered, but the captain and other officers disagree. On land, Silva’s DS, Kirsten Longacre, has begun a parallel investigation into Burke’s movements and his acquaintances. She finds a clue during a search of Burke’s room which she keeps hidden from the Royal Navy. Vigil loses power suddenly when the reactor SCRAMs and the boat lurches in an uncontrollable dive.

Vigil Series

You can find a full index and overview of Vigil here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 29 August 2021.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: G.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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