The Missing

Roger as Adrian Stone in The Missing

In October 2016 Roger played the part of Brigadier Adrian Stone in the BBC One Drama The Missing.

A young British woman stumbles through the streets of Eckhausen in Germany and collapses. Her name is Alice Webster, and she was abducted from the same town 11 years ago. Her return sends shockwaves through the tight-knit local community, as her family are thrown into turmoil.

Roger is the head of the Eckhausen base in 2014 when Alice returns and is the father of Eve, a Sergeant in the Military Police, charged with leading the investigation into Alice’s abductor after the girl returns to Eckhausen.

The series was aired in October/November 2016 and starred Keeley Hawes, David Morrissey and Tcheky Karyo as Julien Baptiste.

Endeavour

Roger as Fred Thursday in Endeavour

Roger is currently appearing as DI Fred Thursday in the fourth series of the ITV series, Endeavour.

Set in the summer of 1967, the new series will see Morse (Shaun Evans) and Thursday (Roger Allam) struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives after the events of last year’s finale, with the new run of episodes picking up just two weeks after series three ended.

Written by series creator Russell Lewis, the new series will also apparently tie into the 30th anniversary of Inspector Morse on ITV, with many “respectful tips of the trilby” to the original series planned.

The series synopsis is as follows:

Endeavour waits to hear the result of his Sergeant’s Exam, and self-medicates to numb his heartache, but whisky and Tännhauser will only get a man so far. While Thursday and Win deal with their own sense of grief. Their home is empty, Sam gone to the Army and Joan… Who knows where?

The summer of 1967 is on the turn. Midsummer has been and gone but in Lovelace College a team of boffins is about to unveil a ‘thinking machine’ that will challenge the Soviets, and plunge Endeavour and Thursday into their most perilous, baffling and darkly terrifying case to date. White Heat. Cold War. And an immortal game that will cast the life of a friend into the hazard.

The stories that remain will take Endeavour and Thursday, together with the rest of Oxford’s Finest, into places hitherto unexplored – the worlds of 1960s pop; Doctors and Nurses; and an exploration of the English pastoral.

Returning alongside Evans and Allam are actors Anton Lesser, Sean Rigby, Dakota Blue Richards, Caroline O’Neil, James Bradshaw and Abigail Thaw, with new guest stars including Chris Fulton, Adam James, Tristan Sturrock and Gillian Saker.

Notably the series has also cast Wolf Hall’s James Lawrenson in the new series, a reference to the actor’s former role as Tony Richards in the first ever Inspector Morse episode and part of the 30th anniversary celebrations. Sounds like a birthday bash to remember.

Limehouse

Limehouse at The Donmar

From 2nd March 2017 Roger will be appearing at the Donmar Warehouse in Limehouse by Steve Waters. Roger plays the part of Roy Jenkins

One Sunday morning, four prominent Labour politicians – Bill Rodgers, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins and David Owen – gather in private at Owen’s home in Limehouse, east London. They are desperate to find a political alternative. Should they split their party, divide their loyalties, and risk betraying everything they believe in? Would they be starting afresh, or destroying forever the tradition that nurtured them?

Steve Waters’ thrilling new drama takes us behind closed doors to imagine the personal conflicts behind the making of political history.

Limehouse is a fictionalised account of real events. It is not endorsed by the individuals portrayed.

The last performance of this play is 15th April and tickets are currently very limited. For more information and booking details go here.