top of page


Channel 5 have released first look images from new four-part thriller The Night Caller (4 x 60”) produced by Story Films. The series is due to launch next month.

A contemporary thriller based in Liverpool about a lonely taxi driver’s growing obsession with a late-night Radio DJ, The Night Caller was ordered for Channel 5 by Paul Testar, Commissioning Editor, Drama, Channel 5 and Paramount+. Executive Producers are Sam Tipper-Hale and David Nath for Story Films and David Collins for Samson Films.

Leading the cast is Robert Glenister (Sherwood, Spooks) who plays Tony, a 50-something cab driver from Liverpool, who used to be a respected teacher but lost his job, his confidence, and his marriage.

His only lifelines are cafe-worker Rosa, played by Suzanne Packer (Casualty, In My Skin), whom he forms a growing attachment to, and a late-night radio talk-show host called Lawrence, portrayed by Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Elementary, Gotham) who he spends his nights listening to as he ferries passengers across the city.

One day Tony plucks up the courage to ring Lawrence on-air and soon becomes a "friend of the show” - for the first time in years, he feels listened to. But, as time passes, he starts to interpret Lawrence’s “world view” in dangerous ways. The relationship grows into an unhealthy obsession for Tony, until he comes to the realisation that the real Lawrence isn’t the man he purports to be.

Screenwriter Nick Saltrese (A Prayer Before Dawn) has penned the series, and Diarmuid Goggins (Kin, Bulletproof, Witness No. 3) will serve as director. Alex Jones (Penance, Witness No. 3) also joins the crew as producer. All3Media International will handle global distribution.

The Night Caller airs next month on Channel 5.


bottom of page