Professor T: Heir to the Throne (PBS Sunday June 16, 2024)

Professor T

In the season 3 premiere of ‘Professor T’, titled “Heir to the Throne,” Professor T finds himself in a challenging situation, having been incarcerated and awaiting trial. The sights, sounds, and smells of prison life prove difficult for the fastidious academic, but he still manages to lend his expertise to a murder case involving two brothers.

Professor T, played by Ben Miller, struggles to adjust to the hostile and dangerous environment of remand prison. His OCD, which is usually kept in check, is triggered by the unhygienic conditions. Despite his circumstances, he becomes involved in the investigation of a car parts dealer’s murder. The professor’s former student, Detective Sergeant Lisa Donckers (Emma Naomi), along with Dan (Lee Ross), tries to distract him from his prison woes by enlisting his help on the case.

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The episode also introduces us to Adam Bernard, an ex-boxer and car parts dealer who is in custody at the same prison. Adam has been accused of killing a business associate, but Professor T believes he is innocent due to his non-violent nature. Adding to the intrigue, Kenny Holland, a criminal whom Professor T had previously put behind bars, is now seeking revenge.

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As the story unfolds, we learn that Professor T is in prison for taking the fall for Christina, who attempted to kill Lanesborough. The usually fastidious professor now finds himself in a situation where his character is questioned, and his own cleanliness standards are impossible to maintain.

“Heir to the Throne” sets the stage for an engaging season, with Professor T navigating prison life, complex murder cases, and personal vendettas.

Professor T: Heir to the Throne airs Sunday June 16, 2024 at 8:00 pm on PBS.

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