Irvine Welsh’s Crime

Program Overview

12 x 60 min (2 seasons)


Buccaneer and Off Grid Film & TV


BritBox/ITVX (UK)

International Sales

The great Irvine Welsh—the colossus of Scottish fiction—turns his attention to a television drama series with a story adapted from his best-selling novel. As with his masterpiece Trainspotting, the streets of Edinburgh are the setting for Irvine Welsh’s Crime—the story of a tormented detective in a city on the edge of the abyss.

International star Dougray Scott leads a stellar cast as Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, a man whose clear sight is as much a blessing as it is a curse.

Prepare to enter this dangerous world and the troubled mind of Ray Lennox—a man engaged in his own disturbing battle, all while undertaking serious crime investigations in the glaring light of the public arena.

Joining Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2My Week with MarilynBatwoman) in his International Emmy® and BAFTA Scotland® award-winning role in Season 1 is Joanna Vanderham (WarriorDC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as DS Amanda Drummond, Angela Griffin (HarlotsWhite Lines) as Trudi Lowe, Ken Stott (The DigFortitude) as Chief Superintendent Bob Toal, Jamie Sives (GuiltToo Close) as DI Dougie Gillman, David Elliot (Kajaki) as DI Tommy Stark, Brian McCardie (Murphy’s Law) as DS Norrie Erskine, and Rebecca Root (The Queen’s Gambit) as Lauren Fairchild.

Irvine Welsh's Crime
Irvine Welsh's Crime
Irvine Welsh's Crime
Best Performance by an Actor winner (Dougray Scott)
International Emmy® Awards
Actor Television winner (Dougray Scott)
BAFTA Scotland Awards
Best Debut Drama Series winner
Content Innovation Awards