Cheat is a a thrilling new drama from ITV – here’s who’s on the cast, what it’s all about and how to watch online.
Airing in four parts each night this week, from Monday March 11 at 9PM on ITV, Cheat will be led by Katherine Kelly and Molly Windsor.
At the heart of the drama is the dangerous relationship between university professor Leah (Katherine Kelly), and her student Rose (Molly Windsor).
What begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception, quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences, and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both.
With two fiercely intelligent minds unwilling to back down, Cheat will keep audiences guessing from the start, exploring just how far we’re prepared to stand up for what we believe, and at what cost.
- KATHERINE KELLY – Leah Dale
- MOLLY WINDSOR – Rose Vaughan
- TOM GOODMAN-HILL – Adam Dale
- LORRAINE ASHBOURNE – Angela Shadley
- PETER FIRTH – Michael Shadley
- BURN GORMAN – Ben Jarvis
- LARA ROSSI – Amy Frobisher
- PARKER SAWYERS – Stephan Wilson
- JUSTINE MITCHELL – DS Bould
- JIMMY AKINGBOLA – DI Hammond
- NEVE McINTOSH – Harriet Groves
- JOANNA BROOKES – Sandra Chalmers
- PHILIP BIRD – Doctor
- AOIFE HINDS – Ellie Chapel
Awarding-winning indie, Two Brothers Pictures, will produce the emotionally affecting four-part miniseries. Run by brothers, Harry Williams and Jack Williams, past credits include The Missing (BBC One), LIar (ITV) and Fleabag (BBC Three).
Screenwriting newcomer Gaby Hull is the writer of each of the episodes
Cheat will be produced by Lydia Hampson (Fleabag, Wonderdate) with Christopher Aird (Retribution, Clique, Call The Midwife) as Executive Producer.
Louise Hooper (Lucky Man, Cold Feet, Vera) will direct each of the four episodes.
Cheat episodes and spoilers
In the first episode tonight, University lecturer Dr Leah Dale has always prided herself on her academic integrity so when final year student Rose, submits a suspiciously top-grade essay, Leah is quick to call her out. But there’s more going on than meets the eye as Rose takes the challenge as a personal affront, and what begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception soon spirals out of control.
In Episode 2, with relations becoming increasingly hostile, Leah resorts to more extreme measures to expose Rose, and as tensions flare between Leah and Adam, could it be that her husband is taking Rose’s side? Rose seems to pursue a more personal retaliation against Leah, but who is telling the truth?
In Episode 3, as Leah deals with the fallout of Adam’s betrayal, some unexpected news further complicates matters. A distraction comes in the form of Michael and Angela’s anniversary party, but as Rose’s behaviour becomes progressively more volatile, the truth is finally exposed over the course of one explosive evening, with devastating consequences.
In the fourth and final episode, as the police try to piece together the sequence of events, both women come under the spotlight, but have they got the right one? As the investigation spirals, Leah realises she must come face to face with Rose one last time, but it may be too late.
Cheat’s four episodes will air each night this week (Monday, March 11 – Thursday, March 14) at 9PM on ITV.
You can watch episodes online and catch up via the ITV Hub.