Black Earth Rising – BBC2

Eve's case prosecuting Simon Nyamoya begins at the International Criminal Court, but a shocking incident changes everything, and Michael Ennis launches a new case

The tension is hotting up nicely in this superbly twisty thriller as Simon Nyamoya’s (Danny Sapani) trial for war crimes begins and Eve is determined to get to the truth by offering up a new piece of evidence in court.

Black Earth Rising - Michaela Coel as Kate Ashby

Michaela Coel as Kate Ashby

But a shocking turn of events changes everything irrevocably and leaves Kate (the increasingly impressive Michaela Coel) reeling and searching for even more answers.

To complicate matters further, Alice, an old friend of her boss Michael (John Goodman), soon arrives on the scene and draws Kate into an intricate new work challenge that takes her and Michael to France to make enquiries.

But Michael also seems to have made another, more personal, discovery of his own…

TV Times rating: ****