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The Teacher cast of Channel 5 drama with Sheridan Smith and how to watch online

Teacher 2022 cast, air date, number of episodes and watch online

The Teacher_early release. Picture shows: Sheridan Smith as Jenna
The Teacher_early release. Picture shows: Sheridan Smith as Jenna

The Teacher is the new drama airing this week Channel 5 – here’s all you need to know.

The TV series follows a teacher called Jenna who is accused of a sexual encounter with one of her pupils.

With no memory of what happened, Jenna sets out to uncover the truth.

Channel 5 tease: “With no memory of the night in question, Jenna’s only hope of redemption lies in uncovering the truth about a dark event in her past that returns to haunt her.”

When does The Teacher start on TV?

The four-part psychological thriller airs nightly in the UK on Channel 5 at 9PM between Monday, 31 January and Thursday, 3 February 2022.

You can watch episodes online and catch up now via My5 here.

Teacher cast

Sheridan Smith will play Jenna (pictured above), a schoolteacher whose life spirals out of control when she’s accused of a drunken sexual encounter with a pupil.

Joining her will be Strictly winner Kelvin Fletcher as one of Jenna’s colleagues and Ackley Bridge’s Sam Bottomley as the student at the centre of the allegations.

Also on the cast are Cecilia Noble, Sharon Rooney and David Fleeshman.

Series creator, Barunka O’Shaughnessy, said: “When we first developed Teacher, we had Sheridan in mind as someone who could bring empathy and complexity to the character of Jenna. So the fact she has agreed to come on board is hugely exciting.

“With eOne now attached we also have a partner who shares both ours and Channel 5’s ambition for Teacher – to explore the challenging and provocative themes thrown up by these types of cases.”

Picture: Channel 5 / Galgóczi Németh Kristóf / Chalkboard TV

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