The Moorside

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The Moorside is a 2017 two-part British television drama. Written by Neil McKay and directed by Paul Whittington, it stars Sheridan Smith, Gemma Whelan, Sian Brooke and Siobhan Finneran and was broadcast on BBC One in two one-hour episodes in February 2017. read more

The Moorside is a 2017 two-part British television drama. Written by Neil McKay and directed by Paul Whittington, it stars Sheridan Smith, Gemma Whelan, Sian Brooke and Siobhan Finneran and was broadcast on BBC One in two one-hour episodes in February 2017. The drama is based on the 2008 disappearance of 9-year-old Shannon Matthews and the successful search for her by police and volunteers in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, along with the revelation of mother Karen's involvement in Shannon's kidnapping.

Original Release

02/07/2017 on BBC

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Cast

Dean Andrews PC Steve 'Kinchie' Kinchin
Martin Savage Ian
Siobhan Finneran DC Christine Freeman
Sheridan Smith Julie Bushby
Erin Shanagher Debbie
Steve Oram DC Alex Grummitt / DC Alex Grummit
Nicholas Jones Judge
Rebecca Manley Rev Kathy Robertson
Patricia Winker Local Resident
Sian Brooke Natalie Brown
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Episode #1.1 Tuesday, 07 February 2017
2 Episode #1.2 Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Directors

Paul Whittington

Writers

Neil McKay

Cast

Dean Andrews PC Steve 'Kinchie' Kinchin
Martin Savage Ian
Siobhan Finneran DC Christine Freeman
Sheridan Smith Julie Bushby
Erin Shanagher Debbie
Steve Oram DC Alex Grummitt / DC Alex Grummit
Nicholas Jones Judge
Rebecca Manley Rev Kathy Robertson
Patricia Winker Local Resident
Sian Brooke Natalie Brown
John Dagleish 'Scouse' Pete Brown
Gemma Whelan Karen Matthews
Faye McKeever Petra Jamieson
Kirsty Armstrong Stacey Bushby
Cathy Breeze Alice Meehan
Sally Carr Sheryl
Darren Connolly Neil Hyett
Cody Ryan Tiffany Bushby
Macy Shackleton Callie Brown
Sam Chapman Michael Donovan

Producers

Lucy Richer Executive Producer
Jeff Pope Executive Producer
Neil McKay Executive Producer
Ken Horn Producer
Menzies Kennedy Producer

Editors

Ben Yeates

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