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

A Confession 2019 cast, number of episodes and plot synopsis & summary - how to watch online and stream

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 air date

A Confession continues tonight on Monday, October 7 at 9PM on ITV with its sixth 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 sixth and final episode tonight, Benghazi, Libya provides a welcome change of scenery for former Wiltshire Police Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher (Martin Freeman), having resigned from his job in Wiltshire to take on a role as a ‘security consultant’ in November 2014.

It is now over 3 years since he led the investigation that found murdered girls Sian O’Callaghan and Rebecca Godden-Edwards, and Fulcher is happy to be away from Gablecross Police Station.

Things have moved on for Elaine Pickford (Siobhan Finneran) too, as she continues trying to carry on with her life by making plans to marry her partner Pete (Derek Riddell). The hope that the wedding would provide everyone with some much-needed relief from Sian’s death doesn’t’ however, go to plan as Elaine fears that she might have made a mistake.

Meanwhile Karen Edwards refuses to give up the fight for justice for her daughter Becky, and continues to embarrass Wiltshire Police at every opportunity over their failure to re-investigate.

The pressure forces Wiltshire Police to begin a new investigation into Becky’s murder, but a meeting with the CPS merely confirms to Detective Superintendent Sean Memory (Owain Arthur) that any case against Halliwell would need to be able to use the confession that Christopher Halliwell (Joe Absolom) made to Fulcher.

But there is enough evidence to arrest and charge him, which might smoke out a mistake. The key is for Halliwell to deny murdering Becky (first time around it never got that far) and then the team could ask a new judge to revisit the original ruling that disallowed the confession...

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

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