The Chelsea Detective is a British crime drama television series, created by Peter Fincham.  The series focuses on various murder cases which take place in Chelsea, and the efforts of Detective Inspector Max Arnold and his partner to solve the crimes.

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Adrian Scarborough & Vanessa Emme as DI Max Arnold & DS Layla Walsh are a formidable duo keeping Chelsea in order.  London’s beautiful borough for beautiful people has a dark underside of deception, violence, greed and murder.  Bodies have a way of showing up, and things are rarely what they seem.  Despite Max’s shambolic private life, living on a battered houseboat and navigating his separation from Astrid, his eye for detail and unique mind always shines through to solve the murder with the help of his impressive team.

Sophie Stone is the brilliant, if occasionally daunting, Chief Forensics Officer Ashley Wilton, Lucy Phelps is research and tech queen DC Jess Lombard, Peter Bankolé is officer DC Connor Pollock, Anamaria Marinca is Max’s infuriating ex-wife Astrid, and Frances Barber is his ageless and irreverent aunt Olivia.

‘Take the afternoon off and wrap yourself in its charms’ Sunday Times

Returning for Series 3 Spring 2024