A Confession cast and spoilers from ITV drama based on true story

A Confession 2019 cast, air date, number of episodes and plot synopsis & summary

A CONFESSION on ITV Episode 1

A Confession is the new drama airing on ITV - here's all you need to know.

From the confirmed start date to the full cast, this is your ultimate guide to A Confession on ITV.

A Confession is written by acclaimed screenwriter, Jeff Pope and is based on the true story of Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher and his book Catching a Serial Killer.

Fulcher is played by Martin Freeman (StartUp, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo), who breaches police procedure and protocol to catch a killer, a decision that ultimately cost him his career and reputation.

Across six episodes, the series follows the investigation into the disappearances of Becky Godden and Sian O’Callaghan as Fulcher battles to find answers for their families.

A Confession cast

  • Det. Supt. Stephen Fulcher MARTIN FREEMAN
  • Karen Edwards IMELDA STAUNTON
  • Elaine Pickford SIOBHAN FINNERAN
  • Christopher Halliwell JOE ABSOLOM
  • Charlie Edwards PETER WIGHT
  • Debs Peach FAYE McKEEVER
  • Pete DEREK RIDDELL
  • DS Bob Cooper DOMINIC TIGHE
  • DI Sean Memory OWAIN ARTHUR
  • DS Sarah Bilston CAROLINE BARTLEET
  • DC Tracy Joyce MAIMIE MCCOY
  • Kevin Reape CHARLIE COOPER
  • Lora JESSICA D’ARCY
  • DS Eddie Strange JASON MILLIGAN
  • Liam JAKE DAVIES
  • Mick O’Callaghan IAN PULESTON DAVIES
  • John Godden CHRISTOPHER FULFORD
  • Yvonne Fulcher KATE ASHFIELD
  • Debbie SIMONE LAHBIB
  • DI Steve Kirby DAVID NELLIST
  • Aiden (age 10) RUFUS GERHARDT WILLIAMS
  • DCC Pat Geenty GARY OLIVER
  • Becky Godden-Edwards STEPHANIE HYAM
  • Steven Edwards DARCY VANHINSBERGH
  • Chris Akula ESH ALLADI
  • Anna Proctor ADIE ALLEN
  • Ellie Mack BECKY BRUNNING
  • Peter Coleman ANDREW BROOKE
  • John Beggs WILL BARTON
  • CC Andy Parker ROCKY MARSHALL
  • ACC Mike Veale DANIEL BETTS
  • Annette EMMA CLIFFORD
  • Sian O’Callaghan FLORENCE HOWARD
  • Ian Lawrie QC COLIN MACE
  • Officer Beresford Smith JONNY LAVELLE
  • CC Brian Moore DAVID KEELING
  • Daughter of Christopher Halliwell EVELYN HOSKINS
  • Tracey Mullane MORWENNA BANKS
  • Jackie ANNA WILSON-JONES
  • Jennifer Fulcher ORLA HILL
  • Richard Latham QC NATHANIEL PARKER
  • Mrs Justice Cox CAROLINE LANGRISHE
  • Tom LIAM AKPAN
  • Ray Hayward JOHN THOMSON
  • Barlow MARTYN ELLIS
  • Kieran Robinson TOBI BAMTEFA
  • Robert Buckland MP KEIR CHARLES
  • Penny NAOMI YANG
  • Alan CHRIS COGHILL
  • Ray Hayward’s partner LISA FAULKNER
  • Betty NILA AALIA
  • Super Melksham JIM CONWAY
  • Miss X DOMINIQUE MOORE
  • CS Kier Pritchard DAVID MICHAELS

A Confession start date

A Confession continues tonight on Monday, September 9 at 9PM on ITV with its second episode. The series has six, hour-long episodes.

As well as watching on TV, you'll be able to watch online and catch up via the ITV Hub.

A Confession spoilers

In the third episode tonight, at a remote countryside location Steve Fulcher questions prime suspect Christopher Halliwell about the whereabouts of missing young woman, Sian O’Callaghan.

He refuses Halliwell’s requests to take him immediately to a police station and tells him that he has a chance to do the right thing and tell him where Sian is, otherwise Halliwell and his family will be “vilified” in the press.

Halliwell indicates he wants to go somewhere and they get in Fulcher’s car along with Debs Peach who records everything. Halliwell directs the car and the following police convoy and helicopter to a remote country lane where he tells Fulcher he left Sian’s dead body in a ditch at the side of the road. Fulcher tells Tracey Joyce the news and asks her to stay and search for the body.

Fulcher tells Halliwell he will have him taken back to the station and arrested but Halliwell wants to talk somewhere privately. At nearby White Horse Hill Halliwell confesses to the murder of “another one” to Fulcher.

Fulcher makes a televised statement regarding the arrest of a man for Sian’s muder and the murder of another, as yet, unidentified girl. Karen seeing the press conference is convinced that the other girl is her missing daughter Becky despite Charlie’s protestations.

Meanwhile back at Gabelcross police station, Halliwell who now has a duty solicitor, is only offering “no comment” and refuses to sign a transcript of the confession he gave Fulcher based on Peach’s notes.

A Confession airs at 9PM on ITV on Monday nights.

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