Channel 5 is set to air a brand new psychological thriller, The Teacher, with BAFTA-winning actress Sheridan Smith leading the cast.
The new four-part drama follows high-school teacher Jenna Garvey who is accused of sleeping with one of her pupils but has no memory of the night in question. Sheridan has revealed that her latest role will make viewers feel “incredibly uncomfortable” in a drama that is set to have plenty of twists and turns.
Sheridan Smith will be taking on the lead role of Jenna Garvey, who is in her mid-30s and an English teacher at a selective grammar school.
The Teacher starring Sheridan Smith release date
The Teacher starts on Channel 5 on Monday, January 31 at 9 pm.
The series will continue each night that week with the final fourth episode on Thursday, February 3 at 9 pm. You will be able to catch up on the episodes on My5.
The Teacher starring Sheridan Smith cast
There is a star-studded cast lined up for The Teacher including Ackley Bridge star Samuel Bottomley who plays opposite Sheridan as the 15-year-old pupil, Kyle Hope.
The following will all star as Jenna’s teaching colleagues:
- Kelvin Fletcher (Moving On, Death In Paradise, Emmerdale) – Jack
- Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary, Finding Alice, Sherlock) – Nina
- Cecilia Noble (Small Axe, The Lady in the Van, Black Mirror) – Pauline Booth
- David Fleeshman (It’s a Sin, All Creatures Great and Small, National Treasure) – Jenna’s Father
- Ian Puleston-Davies (Tin Star, Marcella, Pennyworth) – Arnold/Brian
- Tillie Amartey (CBBC’s Chloe) – Izzy
- Sarah-Jane Potts (Casualty/Waterloo Road) – Kyle’s Mum, Mary