BBC One's latest gripping new drama Vigil, staring Scottish actor Martin Compston, will be soon be hitting our screens, it has been announced. 

The six-part thriller will start with a double bill on August bank holiday weekend.  

Episode one will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9pm on Sunday, August 29, followed by episode two at 9pm on August 30.

New episodes will then premiering weekly on a Sunday evening. 

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Vigil comes from the makers of Line Of Duty, in which Martin famously plays Anti-Corruption Unit Detective Inspector Steve Arnott. 

The programme is set and was filmed in Scotland

It comes with a top bill cast including; Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans, and Paterson Joseph.

The storyline follows the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services.

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DCI Amy Silva and and DS Kirsten Longacre, played by Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie, lead an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that goes to the very heart of Britain’s national security.

The BBC have released more images giving viewers a taste of what's to come. 

In one image, Martin who plays the role of Petty Officer Burke, is seen in a very heated exchange. 

Vigil’s stellar ensemble cast also features Anjli Mohindra, Connor Swindells, Adam James, Gary Lewis, Stephen Dillane, Lolita Chakrabarti, Daniel Portman, Lorne MacFadyen and Lauren Lyle.

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The series is written and created by BAFTA-nominated writer Tom Edge, with episodes by Ed Macdonald and Chandni Lakhani.

It is directed by Bafta-winner James Strong, and Isabelle Sieb.