Intruder cast from new Channel 5 drama and when to watch on TV

Intruder 2021 cast, air date, number of episodes and how to watch online

Intruder is coming to Channel 5 – here’s all you need to know.


The “edge-of-your-seat thriller” follows high-flying couple Rebecca and Sam whose lives are turned upside down when two teenagers break into their coast home.

Intruder air date

The new series will premiere on Channel 5 on Monday, 5 April at 9PM.

The series has four episodes which will air nightly across the week until Thursday.

You can watch on Channel 5 and online via My5.

Intruder cast

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; Sally Lindsay (Cold Call, Mount Pleasant) as Family Liason Officer Bailey and newcomers Adam Richardson and Sonny Poon Tip as Tommy and Syed.


Further cast includes Simon Coury as Inspector Lilley, Kriss Dosanjh as Haalim and Seamus Moran as Fitz.

The drama will be written and directed by Gareth Tunley and produced by Clapperboard Studios.

A full synopsis of the drama shares: “Sam and Rebecca Hickey lead an idyllic life in their custom-built house in the west country. But their paradise is broken one night when two teenagers break into their home. In a paranoid rage, Sam kills one of the intruders, Syed Khalil.

“Sam stabs Syed in the back even though Syed is not a hardened thug and was trying to escape through a window at the time.

“Sam and Rebecca soon realise that Sam has committed murder, not self-defense. Along with their friend and guest Angela, they stage the scene to look like Syed attacked them, even planting a knife on him to make him seem more of a threat.

“At first, they seem to have got away with their lie, the police seem to take their story at face value.

“But there is one member of the investigation they barely notice who may be their undoing: Karen bailey is the “FLO” or family liaison officer whose conscience is triggered when she meets the dead teenager’s father.

“Bailey’s obsession with the injustice grows and her extra curriculum investigations uncover the real reasons the case has been pushed aside: a web of corruption that includes her own boss…
Meanwhile, Angela proves to be an alcoholic loose cannon who may reveal the truth about what really happened.


“Sam and Rebecca both have secrets, and their cover-up of Syed’s death affects them both in very different ways. Soon their innermost psyches will be laid bare in a terrifying series of traumas.”

Picture: Chalkboard / Clapperboard / Channel 5

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