The Long Call season 1 delivered just 4 episodes, but they were enough to create a blast among the audiences. Back with its start, we saw that a dead body was witnessed at a beach in North of Devon. Given the situation, DI Matthew Venn, as well as his team, is assigned the search to inspect the whole crime. Although, this is not like other cases, given the fact that there are literally no eyewitnesses or leads or motive or forensics. This even creates curiosity in the minds of the audience regarding what the show might actually portray if the case does not even have clues.
At the same point in time, Matthew is having his own share of troubles at home. He is dealing with a personal loss after the death of his beloved father. This is what forced him to fall back into a community that he never wanted to be in the first place. Later in Episode 2, which was released on the 26th of October 2021, we saw that the victim is finally identified. There even are some connections related to them. Soon enough, the Brethren community comes into the scene, and links prove their involvement as well. It is discovered about the victim that they have started attending the meetings. This creates a lot of pressure on the shoulders of the entire team.
Everyone is curious about the involvement and wants to know more. But soon enough, some vital leads are presented regarding the case, easing up the previous intensity. In Episode 3, which was released on the 27th of October 2021, we saw Matthew trying to rebuild his relationship with his mother after the death of his father. Well, this surely takes his eyes off the case and especially the Brethren community, and he is not able to examine appropriately the leads that are found from the community. Lucy as well as Gaby find themselves in a huge dilemma and thus, decide to break the silence over some important issues. Once they start speaking, some new revelations are made, which makes everyone clear that nobody is safe in town.
While Matthew was trying to build a relationship, he further deteriorated it to the extent that they hit a crisis point, and some very fatal truths came to light that could even suffocate the entire community. Given the fact that every person around has a secret to keep and has successfully deceived others, then who is the actual killer? Who might have killed the person on the beach? In the last episode, we saw that there were a variety of clues and leads turned around previously, but despite those, the team is unable to put together a perfect cast, and a very important piece of evidence comes forth.
This means that Matthew will find the murderer soon enough. He has often been shaming himself about the way he grew up and the way he was taught certain lessons in life. But with this case and new leads appearing almost every day, he finally gets hold of his true identity and sets on a journey to find what actually happened that night at Crow Point. During the concluding moments of this show, we saw that Matthew had the killer in his sights. Although, he is required to tread lightly, given the fact it is someone else’s life in danger as well.
Where was The Long Call Filmed?
The Long Call season 1 was mainly filmed in North Devon, as is suggested by the plot itself. The entire cast and crew worked hard to film almost all the outdoor scenes in this area to uphold the authenticity of the story. There were shoots at Crow Point as well as Appledore. There were other locations that saw The Long Call being filmed at as well. The list includes Ilfracombe as well as Croyde and Hartland, along with Sauton Sands and Barnstaple. As for the interviews that took place among the crew members after the official release of the show, they all were in awe of the scenery that these locations held. Everyone was satisfied with the climatic conditions as well, which helped them film faster than ever.