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BBC One Sherwood: How to watch, timings and cast

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Crime fans have been eagerly awaiting BBC One’s new drama, Sherwood. Written by award-winning James Graham (whose previous achievements include Finding Neverland), Graham has drawn his inspiration for the series from real-life events in the Nottinghamshire village where he grew up.

The fictional series takes the viewer on a journey to a divided community where two shocking and unexpected killings have taken place. A massive manhunt ensues but as suspicion and antipathy build – both between lifelong neighbours and towards the police forces descending on the town – the killings threaten to inflame historic divisions.

Graham explains: “Sherwood is essentially a six-part thriller, but it’s hugely personal to me and inspired in part by real events in my hometown in Nottinghamshire. It is a contemporary drama and at its heart are two devastating killings which spark a massive manhunt and shatter a community that is already fractured after the divisive effect of the miners’ strike 40 years before.”

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Starring David Morrissey and Lesley Manville, the 6-parter airs for the first time tonight, Monday, June 13. James Graham adds that being from Nottingham and a red wall town has “completely shaped my philosophy around trying to see all points of view”.

David Morrissey, the actor playing the drama’s police chief, added: “This is a drama that is predominantly present day but shows a much more complex time around the miners’ strike. It was very important to give a voice to all of those people. I am very proud of the drama.”

When is it on?

The drama begins at 9pm on Monday, June 13, on BBC One. Episode 2 airs the following night but you’ll have to wait until the following week to catch up with episode 3, which airs Monday, June 20, at 9pm. The fourth episode the of six-part drama shows on Tuesday, June 21, at 9pm.

If you miss any of the series you’ll be able to catch up on BBC iPlayer.

Who’s in it and what have they been in before?

David Morrissey – plays Detective Cheif Superintendent Ian St Clair. He’s starred in TV roles Sense and Sensibility, Walking Dead, and ‘State of Play. Film parts The Colour Room… even an episode of The League of Gentlemen.

Lesley Manville – plays Julie Jackson. She took the role of Princess Margaret in The Crown, and is credited with appearances in Disney’s Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Joanne Froggatt – plays Sarah Vincent. The former Downton Abbey actress’s character is campaigning to be the local councillor.

Adeel Akhtar – plays Andy Fisher. Adeel has won a BAFTA for Murdered by My Father and nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Utopia and Best Leading Actor for Ali & Ava.

Robert Glenister – plays DI Kevin Salisbury. He’s appeared in Hustle, Spooks, Strike… to name but a few.

Claire Rushbrook – plays Cathy Rowley. You may have seen her in My Mad Fat Diary, Secrets & Lies, Spice World or Enola Holmes.

Lorraine Ashbourne – plays Daphne Sparrow. TV credits include, Bridgerton, Silent Witness, Vera and The Crown.

Philip Jackson – plays Mickey Sparrow. The Nottinghamshire actor has taken roles in Brassed Off, My Week with Marilyn and Deception.

Kevin Doyle – plays Fred Rowley. He’s appeared in Downton Abbey, Scott & Bailey and Paranoid.

Written by: thehitnetwork

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