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TV: Aberdeen thriller Granite Harbour gets off to a rock-solid start

© BBC/LA Productions/Robert PereirGranite Harbour.
Granite Harbour.

Don’t lynch me, Aberdonians, I think you’re all charming.

It’s just that the Granite City doesn’t sound an evocative location for a detective thriller. BBC1’s Granite Harbour, happily, disagrees.

Lance Corporal Davis Lindo (Romario Simpson) is a Jamaican officer in the Royal Military Police who arrives in Aberdeen as a recruit to Police Scotland on a fast-track scheme to become a detective.

After an oil executive is murdered, Lindo teams up with a streetwise partner of the opposite sex, DCI Lara Bartlett (Hannah Donaldson), who is going to show him the ropes and, given the sly looks they give each other, probably more in the third series.

Given the location and the storyline this seems like it might have a harder nose than that guy from Fantastic Four who’s made of stone, but we’re probably closer to Monarch Of The Glen with the jaunty first episode.

Lindo first appears to the sound of Harry Styles and, for his first meal, is served a fry-up that Tyson Fury might gobble up when training for a fight. It’s so light-hearted that I expected Simpson to make a face at the camera and pull at his collar.

Granite Harbour is more fun than the name or the premise sounds. Will it have staying power? That will depend on the crucial chemistry between the two leads, Simpson and Donaldson.

Granite Harbour BBC1