The Bay Season 4: to Be Released in Early 2024 on ITV1, Arena
The Bay is set in the coastal town of Morecambe Bay and centers on Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong who is assigned to a missing persons investigation in the unique village
A prominent Morecambe family arouses suspicion through their aggressive business dealings, while in the MIU, a chance meeting for Jenn leads the team closer to the truth.
An old case puts the MIU under further pressure. Jenn must track down a key suspect before it's too late but when trouble follows her home, it leaves her whole family in danger.
Under pressure to solve the murder, Jenn fails to see the troubles her own family is facing. New evidence comes to light from an unexpected source.
The Metcalf kids struggle with their loss while CCTV evidence leads to a development in the case, and an unexpected arrival causes tensions in the victim's family to resurface.
The Morecambe community rallies around the grieving Metcalf family, but Jenn and the MIU team find key evidence that all was not well in their home.
Jenn is working late when an emergency is called in - she races to the scene to find horror unfolding for a broken family... and must now uncover the truth behind it.
Jenn remains determined to find out the truth about Saif's murder. With one suspect arrested, the race is on to find the missing pieces of the puzzle before the killer escapes.
Shazia's explosive revelation threatens to destroy the Rahman family. The police investigation grinds to a halt until a vital clue offers a glimmer of hope.
It's the day of Saif's funeral, and as Jenn watches closely for any suspicious behaviour, divisions within the Rahman household widen.
Several major developments in the case point the team towards suspects in surprising places. Meanwhile, Erin offers an olive branch to Conor.
An uncooperative suspect causes difficulties for the team, and a frustrating turn in the case causes tensions to rise within the community, leading to an unexpected altercation.
DS Jenn Townsend, Morecambe's new Family Liaison Officer, is immediately thrown into the deep end when a body washes up in the bay on her first day on the job.
As a confession brings the team closer to the truth, Lisa identifies a suspect but conflicting accounts leave her questioning who to believe.
A rash decision unsettles Lisa, so throwing herself into her work, she pursues a new line of investigation, uncovering a secret with far-reaching consequences.
Following an unexpected turn in the case, Lisa and the team struggle to keep their heads in the game as they're forced to accept help from a new unit.
As the team press on with the investigation, Lisa and Med dig deeper into the family and discover not all relationships with the victim were amicable.
Determined to ignore Andy's unexpected arrival the night before, Lisa throws herself into the case and discovers a significant lead from her only eyewitness. The new information opens up the investigation and the team uncover vital evidence, forcing them to deal with a difficult suspect. Meanwhile, Lisa questions Andy's motives as he remains determined to rebuild a relationship with his family, whilst Penny discovers she is being kept in the dark by Lisa and the kids.
Tensions remain high as Lisa struggles to do her job whilst following the orders of her previously lower ranking colleague, Med. As the team tries to uncover why the victim was targeted, Lisa and her kids are unknowingly stalked by a mysterious figure, who has returned with an agenda.
Despite Holly's confession that she killed her brother, the team are convinced there's more to the story than she's telling them.
A confession to Lisa shines a possible new light on Dylan's killer. Abbie has a terrifying experience with some local junkies and Rob's escalating actions begin to impact on his family. Med starts to suspect Lisa is hiding something from him and begins to make his own investigations.
With Nick seriously injured in hospital, Lisa furiously seeks out Sean, whilst Med feels increasingly side-lined. Sean's revelations lead the team to suspect Nick might have vital information about Holly and Dylan and they desperately wait for him to regain consciousness. Meanwhile, Rob attempts to leave the online forum, but finds it not as easy as he had hoped, and Sam tries to offer Abbie a way out from Vincent. Lisa's focus, though, is entirely on the investigation and she's increasingly convinced by Sean's claims that Nick knows more than he's told her. All Lisa can do is hope that he survives so that she can find out.
When the main suspect goes missing, Lisa is concerned about Sean's possible involvement. The discovery of a key piece of evidence provokes a number of new theories and the police begin to look more closely at other members of the Meredith family. Abbie falls deeper into Vincent's world, bringing Sam with her. Meanwhile, Sean's vigilante justice leads him down a dangerous path.
With the Meredith family reeling from Dylan's death and Sean's arrest, Lisa is charged with finding his alibi and makes a game-changing discovery. Suspicions are raised about another Morecambe resident's involvement with the twins and the police rush to find them. Abbie grows closer to newcomer Vincent, whilst Rob agrees to take on a risky dare. Frustrated by the police investigation, Sean takes matters into his own hands.
When Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong is assigned to a missing persons investigation, at first it seems like any other – tragic, but all too familiar. As a Family Liaison Officer, she's trained never to get emotionally involved. Her job is to support families during the worst time of their lives whilst also to be the eyes and ears of the police investigation; a cuckoo in the nest.But there's something very different about this particular case. With horror Lisa realises she's got a personal connection with this frightened family; one that could compromise her and the investigation.As she grapples to get justice for the grieving family, Lisa discovers it could come at a cost.