Traces BBC release date: How many episodes are in Traces?

Traces: Molly Windsor stars in dramatic teaser for series

Traces is a drama which originally aired on Alibi back in 2019. After its initial success, the series will now be making its way to primetime TV on BBC One. The show is based on an idea by best-selling crime author Val McDermid who was one of the masterminds to bring the drama to life.

Traces is a crime drama which focuses on three women who work together at the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science (SIFA).

The series follows Emma Hedges (played by Molly Windsor), Prof Sarah Gordon (Laura Fraser) and Kathy Torrance (Jennifer Spence) who use forensics to work out the truth behind an unsolved murder.

Traces will begin when 23-year-old Emma returns to Scotland to work as a lab assistant at SIFA.

Unfortunately for her, Emma gets caught in something far darker when she starts her new job.

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When at SIFA, Emma signs up to an online course which teaches the principles of forensic science.

However, she soon learns about a murder case which has shocking resemblances to her own past.

As she grows to determined to find out more, she realises she cannot trust anyone around her as there are secrets everywhere.

But with help from Sarah and Kathy, will Emma finally be able to get justice for the victim?

How many episodes are in Traces?

Traces begins tonight, Monday, January 4, at 9pm on BBC One.

In total, season one is made up of six episodes, each instalment around one hour long.

A new episode will be shown on BBC One every Monday for the next few weeks.

However, if you cannot wait that long to find out the conclusion of the drama, then you can watch Traces on BBC iPlayer.

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All six episodes are now ready to watch on the free streaming service.

To get access to Traces, you need to have a registered account with BBC iPlayer.

After setting up an account, viewers can stream the entire series without paying a penny, as well as countless other BBC television series which are also available.

The story of Traces will not be finished when season one does come to an end though.

Alibi has renewed the original drama Traces for a second season.

A further six episodes have been commissioned as part of series two which is due to premiere sometime in 2021.

Traces season two will be shown on Alibi but if the first series goes down well on BBC One, then the next lot of episodes may also be shown at a later date.

Traces is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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