Unfortunately, what you might find less surprising, is that the BBC's latest venture is about missing children – an obsession which gave us A Child in Time last year, Kiri on Channel 4 and The Cry – also on the BBC – which will arrive at some point this year.
Requiem arrives on Friday 2 February with the story of Matilda Gray, a gifted cellist, whose mother commits suicide in horrible circumstances twenty years after the disappearance of a toddler from a small Welsh village.
The six-part series takes inspiration from the psychological horror films of the late 1960s and ‘70s, movies such as Rosemary’s Baby, Don’t Look Now, and The Innocents. Expect plenty of uncertainty and ambiguity, an edge-of-your-seat soundtrack and recurring nightmares (theirs and yours).
Written by Kris Mrksa (episodes one to four and six) and Blake Ayshford (episode five), this is a grown-up horror drama with a strong female lead and plenty of reasons to hide yourself behind the sofa.
The whole series is available on BBC iPlayer
|What||Requiem on BBC One and Netflix|
|Where||BBC One, BBC One | MAP|
02 Feb 18 – 30 Apr 18, Requiem BBC One air date: Sunday 2 February 2018