First Image: Sheridan Smith In BBC One’s ‘The Barking Murders’

BBC One has released a first look image of Sheridan Smith (The Moorside, Mrs Biggs) in their upcoming three-part factual drama The Barking Murders.

The Barking Murders will go beneath the headlines of the Stephen Port case to shed new light on this story by telling it from the point of view of the families of the victims, focusing on their fight to uncover the truth about what had happened to their lost sons and brothers in the face of a now widely criticised police investigation.

The three-parter, which was penned by Neil McKay, is produced by ITV Studios and stars Sheridan Smith, Stephen Merchant, Jaime Winstone, Rufus Jones, Stephanie Hyam, Leanne Best, Samuel Barnett and Robert Emms. Care helmer David Blair is the director, while Serena Cullen is the series producer. The executive producers are McKay, ITV Studios Head of Factual Drama Jeff Pope and the BBC’s Lucy Richer. BritBox are co-producing for the US market.

“I’m so pleased that we’ve assembled such an extraordinary cast to be a part of bringing this important true story to screen with sensitivity and compassion”, said Lucy Richer. “This compelling story shows the tireless courage and determination of the victims’ families and friends to find out what really happened; it’s an honour to tell it on BBC One.”

Check out the first look image, which show’s Sheridan Smith in character as Anthony Walgate’s mother Sarah Sak, below: