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Cast confirmed for Dominic Savage drama, The Secrets

Cast confirmed for Dominic Savage drama, The Secrets
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Jon Creamer
04 March 2014

Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, True Love), Ben Chaplin (World Without End, The Wipers Times) and Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, The Wrong Mans) are among the cast confirmed in new drama strand The Secrets, and will star alongside each other in an episode written by Elinor Cook, one of five standalone films supporting new writing talent made by Working Title TV for BBC One.

Olivia Colman (The 7.39, Exile, Broadchurch), Alison Steadman (The Syndicate, Gavin & Stacey) and Steve Oram (Sightseers) were announced last month as starring together in the first of two episodes written by Nick Payne, while Ashley Walters (Top Boy, Inside Men) is confirmed for the second.

Actress and writer Sarah Solemani (Him & Her, Bad Education) will star in her own self-written film, with Helen Baxendale (Cuckoo, Kidnap and Ransom) Anthony Welsh (My Brother The Devil, Red Tails) and Paige Meade (Waterloo Road, Attack The Block) confirmed for an episode by Ben Ockrent.

Juliette Howell, Head of Television for Working Title Television, says: “I'm thrilled that Dominic has assembled such a stellar line up. It's hugely exciting to see so many of our finest actors bringing these original and distinctive new voices to life on BBC One.”

Producer Guy Heeley says: "It's really exciting to see these bold and ambitious stories being brought to life in such a compelling way by this incredibly high-calibre cast.”

All five films are directed by BAFTA-winning Dominic Savage (True Love, Freefall, Dive) who is working alongside four of Britain's best upcoming writers fresh to television drama.
Each film takes an inciting incident, and from this starting point, five different stories are told in five distinctive and original voices.

The Secrets is made by Working Title Television for BBC One. The executive producers are Juliette Howell, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title Television, and Lucy Richer for the BBC. The producer is Guy Heeley. Commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Danny Cohen, BBC Director of Television (former Controller of BBC One).

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