Is Granite Harbour a true story? | The Sun

SET in Scotland, Granite Harbour is a gritty BBC murder mystery.

But some viewers may wonder if the BBC One drama's plot is based on real life events.

Is Granite Harbour a true story?

Granite Harbour centres on the story of Lance Corporal Davis Lindo who arrives in Aberdeen as a new recruit to Police Scotland.

Having completed his final tour with the Royal Military Police, Lindo dreams of being a detective at New Scotland Yard.

However, he finds himself being sent to train as a Detective Constable in the North East of Scotland, he must quickly adapt to his new life in Aberdeen, a world away from anything this soldier has known before.

Lindo finds an ally in his mentor, DCI Lara ‘Bart’ Bartlett, a razor-sharp, streetwise Aberdonian who is used to going solo.

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Together, this unlikely partnership must navigate the choppy waters of their first case – the murder of one of Aberdeen’s most recognisable faces from the Oil Industry.

Suddenly, Lindo and Bartlett find themselves thrust into a corporate battle between old and new energy.

Although the gritty plot is believable, Granite Harbour is not based on a true story.

Who wrote Granite Harbour?

Granite Harbour is an original screenplay written for LA Productions and BBC Scotland.

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The series is written by Sarah Deane, who is the former head of LA Productions.

She is an experienced screenwriter who is known for Channel 5 dramas Compulsion, and Clink.

Who is in the cast Granite Harbour?

As the series is set in Aberdeen, Granite Harbour brings with it a cast of Scottish natives.

The star line up includes:

  • Romario Simpson plays Lance Corporal Davis Lindo – Known for Small Axe, and Noughts and Crosses.
  • Hannah Donaldson plays DCI Lara ‘Bart’ Bartlett – Known for Murder Island, and Annika.
  • Dawn Steele plays DCI Cora MacMillan – Known for Holby City, and Liar.
  • Gary Lewis plays Shay Coburn – Known for Vigil, and Rig 45.
  • Katie Winter plays Karolina Andersson – Known for The Boys and Dexter.
  • Fiona Bell – Known for The Nest, and Shetland.

How can I watch Granite Harbour?

Granite Harbour kicks off on December 2, 2022 at 9pm on BBC One.

The three part series will also be avilable on the iPlayer.

If you want to wait the show will continue on Friday nights at 9pm, ending on December 16, 2022.

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