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Channel 5 today reveals its first drama commission for 2021, Intruder.

The drama follows affluent, high-flying married couple Rebecca and Sam, played by Elaine Cassidy and Tom Meeten, whose idyllic lives are shattered after a break in by two local teenagers, Tommy and Syed, at their luxurious coastal house.

Family Liason Officer Bailey, played by Pauline Quirke, becomes embroiled in the ensuing investigation, with those involved heading down a dangerous path of cover-up, corruption and murder in a gripping thriller.

The cast also includes Helen Behan, Adam Richardson and Sooney Poon Tip.

Channel 5 Deputy Director of Programmes, Sebastian Cardwell, said: “Drama has increasingly become an important part of Channel 5’s programming slate. Intruder demonstrates our continued ambition to collaborate with talented indies such as Clapperboard to deliver punchy prime time drama.”

Filming is due to begin in November and the series is expected to air in 2021.


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