25 October 2019 00:33
The video will start in 8 Cancel Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email A new drama starts on Channel 4 tonight which will have audiences gripped to the TV. 'The Accident' is a four-part series which tells the story of a small Welsh community which is ripped apart when an industrial explosion causes a factory block to collapse. Inside the collapsed factory block, a new building project called Light that's supposed to bring jobs to the area, is a group of teenagers. Sarah Lancashire plays the role of Polly Bevan, mum of Leona (newcomer Jade Croot) who is one of the casualties. (Image: Channel 4) Polly's husband Iwan (Mark Lewis Jones) is head of the council and he's the driving force behind the project that locals hope will revitalise the area.
Over the four episodes that will air on Channel 4 weekly, the story will explore who is to blame for the disaster and focus on the effects is has on the small town. When is The Accident on TV? The Accident starts on Channel 4 at 9pm on October 24, 2019. Who's in the cast? Sarah Lancashire as Polly Bevan Polly is a hairdresser, the mum of rebellious teenager, Leona, and wife to local politician Iwan. Where you've seen Sarah Lancashire before - Sarah is well known for her role in Happy Valley and has also appeared in Kiri, Last Tango in Halifax and Coronation Street. Mark Lewis Jones as Iwan Bevan Iwan plays Polly's husband who's passionate about restoring the town to its former glory. Where you've seen Mark Lewis Jones before - Mark has starred in Chernobyl, Keeping Faith, Stella and Star Wars: The Last Jedi to name just a few. Jade Croot as Leona Leona is Polly and Iwan's rebellious daughter who does all she can to annoy her dad. She encourages the group of teenagers to go into the building site and is the only survivor of the accident. Where you've seen Jade Croot before - Jade is a newcomer to the industry although she has previously starred in Casualty. Joanna Scanlan as Angela Angela is one of Polly's best friends and her daughter Mia goes to school with Leona. Where you've seen Joanna Scanlan before - Angela is well known for her roles in Getting On, The Thick of It, No Offence and Hold the Sunset. Eiry Thomas as Greta Greta is one of Polly's friends. Where you've seen Eiry Thomas before - Eiry has had roles in Stella, The Indian Doctor, Rillington Place and Living a Lie. Genevieve Barr as Debbie Debbie is another of Polly's friends whose husband Alan dies in the accident. Where you've seen Genevieve Barr before - Genevieve has been in Call the Midwife, Liar, Shameless, The Silence and The Fades. Sidse Babett Knudsen as Harriet Paulsen Harriet is the boss of Kallbridge Developments who arrives at the site to find herself the focus of a lot of anger and grief. She finds herself conflicted between doing the right thing and protecting the business. Where you've seen Sidse Babett Knudsen before - Sidse is a Danish actress who's starred in Borgen and Westworld. Nabhaan Rizwan as Tim Tim is Harriet's assistant at Kallbridge. Where you've seen Nabhaan Rizwan before - Nabhaan has appeared in Informer, Last Letter from Your Lover and Mughal Mowgli. Adrian Scarborough as Philip Philip is the families' lawyer who circles the community asking questions and probing for details about what happened. Where you've seen Adrian Scarborough before - Adrian's credits are endless but most recently he's starred in Sanditon, Killing Eve and On Chesil Beach. Previously he also been seen seen in Gavin & Stacey, Miranda and The History Boys. The Accident starts on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight.