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The cast will be led by Elaine Cassidy (No Offence, Fingersmith) and Tom Meeten (The Ghoul) as Rebecca and Sam.

They'll be joined by Helen Behan (The Virtues, Elizabeth is Missing) as the couple's friend Angela; Pauline Quirke (Birds of a Feather, Broadchurch) as Family Liason Officer Bailey and newcomers Adam Richardson and Sonny Poon Tip as Tommy and Syed.

Synopsis of Episode 1: "Sam and Rebecca Hickey are leading an idyllic life in their custom-built house in the West Country, but their paradise is shattered one night when two teenagers break into their home. In a paranoid rage, Sam kills one of the intruders, and the couple stage the scene to make it look like self-defence."

Speaking when the drama was announced in Autumn last year, Channel 5 Deputy Director of Programmes, ViacomCBS Networks UK, 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.”

Executive Producer and Managing Director of Clapperboard Mike Benson added: “Channel 5 really backed Chalkboard with Cold Call and we’re delighted to be working with them again in our first drama as Clapperboard. Intruder is a tale about one awful decision by a married middle class couple, which leads them into increasingly dark deeds and compromises everything they purport to stand for – prepare for a turbulent ride ahead!”

Intruder begins Monday 5th April at 9pm on Channel 5, stripped over four nights.


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