There’s action, adventure and archaeology in fun new series Hooten & The Lady.
Hooten & The Lady Season 1 Tuesdays (from 13 December) ITV Choice (*123) 20:00
Finding mythical treasure is the name of the game in Hooten & The Lady (2016- current) and doing the hunting is US tomb raider Ulysses Hooten (Michael Landes, Tom in sitcom Save Me, 2013) who’s out to make a quick buck without being killed. Along for the ride is his posh partner-in- crime Lady Alex Lindo-Parker (Ophelia Lovibond, Kitty in drama series Elementary, 2012- current) from the British Museum. And while they’re worlds apart at the start, the pair quickly build a bond in the eight- episode season 1.
“It felt like fun when I read the script,” says Michael. “There is this cheekiness to it. They told me about Hooten’s backstory and I wasn’t sure it would come up, but by the end of the first episode, viewers will see that a lot of his smart-ass-ness with Lady Alex is a cover for something.” And while she doesn’t look like a stuntmad actress, Ophelia loved doing her own action moves. “The idea that