Unforgotten | Masterpiece Filmmaker Talk with Chris Lang

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PBS Books, in collaboration with MASTERPIECE, presents a conversation with creator, writer and executive producerof UNFORGOTTEN Chris Lang, discussing the much-anticipated Season 5. 

UNFORGOTTEN Season 5 airs on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS, beginning Sunday, SEPT. 3 at 9pm ET. Watch Here!

Set in London, DCI Jessica James joins DI Sunny Khan to investigate the discovery of human remains in a newly renovated antique home in West London. While referencing the loss of DCI Cassie Stuart, strains on interpersonal relationships are front and center throughout this season.  

Hear from creator, writer and executive producer of “Unforgotten”, Chris Lang, about the themes and plot in Season 5, the challenges and opportunities with developing a new main character, and more.  Don’t miss special behind-the-scenes insights!

Chris Lang – Creator, Writer and Executive Producer , “Unforgotten”

Chris Lang is the writer and producer of over 120 hours of prime-time British drama. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, leaving in 1983 to work at Nottingham Playhouse for six months. There he met fellow actor Hugh Grant, and the two of them formed a comedy writing partnership (later joined by fellow RADA student Andy Taylor) called The Jockeys of Norfolk, who enjoyed great success at the Edinburgh Festival, and who went on to star in their own TV comedy showcase. 

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Lang then moved in to writing for other comedians, including Jack Dee, Jonathan Ross, David Frost and Smith & Jones before turning to drama in the early 90’s. Since then, he has written and created over 85 hours of original prime time drama, including “Torn” (nominated for an RTS award), “Amnesia” (nominated for an Edgar Award) and “A Mother’s Son” (nominated for a Broadcast Award). He created, wrote and executive produced “Unforgotten” starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar. In 2018, the series premiered on MASTERPIECE on PBS to much critical acclaim and quickly became a fan favorite. The show’s fifth season saw the addition of new cast member Sinéad Keenan and is currently airing in the fall of 2023. 

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