Vigil cast revealed in full for new BBC One drama with Suranne Jones

Meet the Vigil 2021 cast

New drama Vigil has arrived on BBC One – here’s a full run down of who’s on the cast.


The new series comes from World Productions, makers of Line Of Duty and Bodyguard.

A teaser for the show shares: “The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services.

“DCI Amy Silva leads an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that threatens the very heart of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.”

Vigil 2021 cast

Here’s a full rundown of who’s on the cast of series 1 of Vigil:

Suranne Jones – Amy Silva
Rose Leslie – Kirsten Longacre
Shaun Evans – Glover
Martin Compston – Craig Burke

Paterson Joseph – Newsome
Adam James – Prentice
Connor Swindells – Hadlow
Gary Lewis – Robertson


Lolita Chakrabarti – Branning
Anjli Mohindra – Tiffany Docherty
Daniel Portman – Gary Walsh
Lorne MacFadyen – Doward

Stephen Dillane – Shaw
Lauren Lyle – Jade Antoniak

Watch Vigil on TV and online

Vigil currently airs Sunday nights at 9PM on BBC One. The series has six episodes with the next (Episode 5) airing on 19 September.

As well as TV, you can also watch episodes online and catch up on BBC iPlayer weekly.

A full synopsis of the the series shares: “When a crew member is found dead on board the Trident nuclear submarine HMS Vigil, police in Scotland are called in to investigate.

“The catch? The UK’s nuclear deterrent must remain unbroken, so the submarine stays on patrol and Detective Chief Inspector Amy Silva must go aboard to begin an investigation. Although the death was written off as an accidental overdose, Amy suspects foul play. But when the crew close ranks in the face of Amy’s questioning a new threat overshadows her inquiry.”


The fictional six-part series is written and created by Bafta-nominated writer Tom Edge, with episodes by Ed Macdonald and Chandni Lakhani. It is directed by Bafta winner James Strong, and Bafta nominee Isabelle Sieb.

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