Jill Halfpenny

Channel 5 announces new thriller The Drowning

The series stars Jill Halfpenny (Liar) as Jodie, a mother still recovering from the loss of her son who went missing eight years ago.

When she encounters Daniel (Cody Molko), she is convinced he is her son. But her fixation threatens to collapse the life she’s painstakingly rebuilt, as it leads her down a dangerous and morally dubious path.

In Jodie’s way stands Daniel’s impassive and protective father, Mark (Rupert-Penry-Jones).

Casting announced for new BBC One drama Dark Mon£y

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Centred on The Mensahs from North London, Dark Mon£y tells the story of parents Manny (Ceesay) and Sam (Halfpenny) who suffer a horrific shock when their youngest child reveals he was abused by a known filmmaker while filming a Hollywood movie in America.

In an attempt to build anew, the working-class family reluctantly accept a large pay-off for their silence.

Believing themselves to be free of the hardships of pressing charges against a renowned celebrity, The Mensahs are proven wrong as accepting the pay-off leads to dark consequences.