Timothy Spall. Anne Reid

BBC announces the cast for factual drama The Sixth Commandment

Timothy Spall (Credit: Seb JJ Peters/BBC), Sheila Hancock (Credit: Neil Spence/BBC) Anne Reid, Éanna Hardwicke, Annabel Scholey (Credit: BBC)

Written by Sarah Phelps, the four-part crime drama will star Timothy Spall, Anne Reid, Éanna Hardwicke, Annabel Scholey and Sheila Hancock. 

The series will explore the deaths of inspirational teacher Peter Farquhar (Timothy Spall) and his religious neighbour Ann Moore-Martin (Anne Reid) in the village of Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire.

The trajectory of Farquhar’s life changed when he met younger charismatic student Ben Field (Éanna Hardwicke), which led to one of the most confusing and intricate criminal cases in recent history.