Christopher Eccleston has reunited with screen wife Marsha Thomason as filming begins on series two of thriller Safe House in the Lake District.

Joining them for the new four-part series are Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa), Ashley Walters (Cuffs, Bullet Boy), Steven Mackintosh (From Here to There, Inside Men) and Sacha Parkinson (Mr Selfridge, Coronation Street).

In the new series of Safe House, Robert (Christopher) and Katy (Marsha) are settled into their life in the Lake District, but their world is about to be shattered once again when news breaks of a disturbing crime.

John Channing, along with his girlfriend, Julie Delaney, and her daughter Dani have been out enjoying a celebratory drink. When they return home an unknown assailant attacks them and Julie is abducted as John watches, powerless. 

On hearing the news, Robert drops everything to go and see the investigating officer, DCI Becky Gallacher (Christine Tremarco), a former colleague.

It transpires that 15 years ago, a criminal known as The Crow carried out a series of abductions – taking wives away from their husbands, emasculating them in their inability to stop him. The bodies of the women were never recovered and presumed dead, but now Robert believes The Crow is active once again. 

Safe House fans will also learn the fate of DCI Mark Maxwell (Paterson Joseph), Robert’s former colleague and friend, who turned betrayer and was last seen on the run at the end of series one, after holding a gun to Robert’s head.

The first series averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 24 per cent share when it premiered on ITV in 2015.