‘The Serpent’ recap: What happened in Episode 6?

New crime drama The Serpent continued in the UK tonight.

Set in the 1970s and based on a phenomenal true story, the BBC and Netflix’s eight-part mini-series tells how one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century was caught and brought to trial.

From the creator of Ripper Street and the makers of Endeavour, The Serpent stars French actor Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) as Charles Sobrhaj, alongside Jenna Coleman (Victoria) as Marie-Andrée Leclerc, Sobhraj’s partner and frequent accomplice.

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Here’s a plot recap for the sixth episode of The Serpent, which aired on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 31st January 2021:

With Charles (Tahar Rahim) out of his grasp, Herman’s (Billy Howle) behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and he is sent on compulsory leave.

Will a private inspection of Kanit House bring him, Angela (Ellie Bamber) and their colleagues the major breakthrough they crave?

Charles, meanwhile, is in Karachi attempting to set up business in Europe.

As he attempts to snare a buyer for his gems, he faces up to memories of his past, while Marie-Andrée (Jenna Coleman) and Ajay (Amesh Edireweera) vie for ascendancy within the group.