Written by BAFTA and RTS award-winning Nick Leather, The Control Room tells the story of Gabe (De Caestecker), an ordinary man who works as an emergency call handler for the Strathclyde Ambulance Service in Glasgow.
His world is turned upside down when he receives a desperate life-and-death call from a distressed woman who appears to know him. With Gabe under pressure to work out who she is, he makes a decision that threatens to have devastating consequences.
Iain De Caestecker and Joanna Vanderham will lead the cast of the three part drama which will be directed by Amy Neil. Further cast includes Sharon Rooney, Daniel Portman, Taj Atwal and Stuart Bowman.
Iain De Caestecker says: “The Control Room is one of the most exciting scripts I’ve ever read, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time so I’m thrilled to now be bringing it to life. I’ve always loved working with the BBC and am especially delighted to be filming alongside this fantastic cast and crew in my hometown of Glasgow.”
Joanna Vanderham says: “I am so excited for the opportunity to bring Nick Leather’s incredibly complex characters to life. Filming in my home country of Scotland is always special and my research for the character means I’ve been reminiscing about my own adolescence...
“The BBC create some of the best global programming there is and Amy Neil is going to add The Control Room to their exceptional catalogue. I can’t wait for people to see what we do!”
Filming took place in Scotland and The Control Room will air later this July on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.