The House Across the Street start date, cast and first look at new Channel 5 drama

The House Across the Street air date

New Channel 5 drama The House Across the Street is on its way – here’s all you need to know.

The four-part series follows Claudia, a lonely single mother and school nurse, longing for connection.

A synopsis shares: “Her opportunity to be a hero comes when a young child in her community – Emily Winter – goes missing. Claudia becomes embroiled in the case and fixated on uncovering the truth.

“However, her fascination quickly begins to turn to obsession, not only with what happened to Emily, but also with the Winter family at the heart of the case.

“As Claudia’s obsession with the case grows, she forges a relationship with mysterious George, an English teacher at her school and finds herself in the midst of a deepening mystery.”

The House Across the Street will start on Channel 5 from Monday, 17 October at 9PM. The second episode will follow the very next day on 18 October.

Shirley Henderson (Harry Potter, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Trainspotting, Southcliffe) will play the lead role of Claudia, with Craig Parkinson (Grace, Black Mirror; Bandersnatch, Line of Duty) as affable English tutor George.

Emily’s heartbroken parents Owen and Sabine are played by Ian-Lloyd Anderson (Game of Thrones, Derek) and Lisa Dwyer Hogg (Silent Witness, The Irregulars). Sara Powell (Doctor Who, Ghosts. Death in Paradise) plays supportive yet suspicious neighbour Joanne alongside Ronan Leahy (Batman Begins) as her husband Dave.

The House Across The Street: CLAUDIA, (SHIRLEY HENDERSON)
The House Across The Street: CLAUDIA, (SHIRLEY HENDERSON)

In addition, Luke Griffin (1983) plays Leon, Claudia’s estranged husband while newcomers Myah Mason and Calum Jess play siblings Emily and Dean Winter, Caleb Wilson plays Claudia’s son Rhys. Also featuring are Eddie Brett who joins as Joanne and Dave’s son Simon, Francesca Europa as Imogen, Niamh McCann as Annette and Danielle Ryan as Holly.

The drama will be made by Clapperboard – producers of The Teacher with Sheridan Smith – in association with Chapter One and Endeavor Content. It was originally announced under the title The Winter Child.

Giula Sandler, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer of The Winter Child commented: “It is a dream come true to have The Winter Child made with such passionate and creatively inspiring collaborators.

“Channel 5, Clapperboard and Chapter One have brought together a phenomenal cast and I’m so excited to see how they bring this world, and the twisted workings of our main character, Claudia, to life.”

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