Other cast members for Series 2 include Robert Sheehan (Misfits), Joe Dempsie (The Fades), John Bishop (Skins), Sheridan Smith (Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually), Josh Bolt (The Be All And End All) and Oliver Lee (Waterloo Road).
Created by Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, The Street), the legal drama focuses on a different crime and punishment story each week and was recommissioned for a second series of four episodes earlier this year.
Series 1 aired last year, starring Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Marc Warren (Hustle) and Naomie Harris (28 Days Later).
Written by Carol Cullington (Emmerdale) and Jimmy McGovern, Series 2 Episode 1 will feature Anne-Marie Duff and Olivia Colman as mothers trying to do right by their sons, Jake (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Sean (Oliver Lee), and their community in a battle against guns and crime. Joe Dempsie will play a gang leader, Riley.
Series 2 Episode 2, written by Danny Brocklehurst (Exile) and Jimmy McGovern, will star Robert Sheehan as Stephen, a teenager who is convinced that the palliative care nurse (Sheridan Smith) who is assigned to look after his mother has a very different agenda. His father, Peter, will be played by comedian John Bishop.
The second two episodes of Series 2 will complete filming in February 2012.
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