BBC One reveals trailer and start date for Shannon Matthews drama ‘The Moorside’

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A trailer has been unveiled for Sheridan Smith’s upcoming Shannon Matthews drama.

BBC One’s new two-part drama also stars Sherlock actress Sian Brooke, Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley) and Gemma Whelan (Mapp And Lucia).

Shannon was nine when she disappeared from her home in the Moorside estate in Dewsbury in February 2008. She was discovered 24 days later at the home of Michael Donovan, less than a mile away. Her mother and Donovan were jailed for kidnap, false imprisonment and perverting the course of justice.

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Episode 1 will air at 9pm on Tuesday 7 February on BBC One.

Watch the trailer…

From the makers of Fred West drama Appropriate Adult, The Moorside stars Sheridan Smith as Julie – chair of the Moorside residents and tenants association and prominent in the desperate search to find Shannon Matthews.

Smith commented last year: “The story is a fascinating mixture of what I thought I knew and a whole lot more that I had no idea about. The themes of faith and trust in human nature, and the way the whole community came together really inspired me.”

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