The Control Room

The Control Room to star Iain De Caestecker and Joanna Vanderham

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Filming for three-part drama The Control Room has just begun in Scotland

Iain De Caestecker (Us, Roadkill, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D) and Joanna Vanderham (Dancing On The Edge, The Go-Between, Man In An Orange Shirt) will lead the cast of the three-part drama which will be directed by Amy Neil (Trust Me, Hanna). The cast also includes Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary, The Capture, Finding Alice), Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones, Vigil), Taj Atwal (The Syndicate, Line of Duty) and Stuart Bowman (Bodyguard, Versailles). The Control Room is written by Nick Leather (Mothers’ Day, Murdered for Being Different).

The BBC has provided a summary:

…the story of Gabe (De Caestecker), an ordinary man who works as an emergency call handler for the Scottish Ambulance Service in Glasgow. His world is turned upside down when he receives a desperate life-and-death call from a woman who appears to know him. With Gabe under pressure to work out who she is, he makes a decision that threatens to have devastating consequences…

Filming will take place in and around Glasgow, De Caestecker’s home town. Speaking of the project, he said:

…one of the most exciting scripts I’ve ever read, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time so I’m thrilled to now be bringing it to life. I’ve always loved working with the BBC and am especially delighted to be filming alongside this fantastic cast and crew in my hometown…

Vanderham is also from Scotland and the research she did on her character had her reminiscing about her own adolescence.

You can read more in the BBC press release.