Sherwood promises to be one of the highlights of the BBC's schedule this year with an all star cast, led by David Morrissey. The 6-part series is set in Nottinghamshire in 2004 when two separate killings tore the ex-mining community apart, inflaming the divisions sparked during the 1980s miners' strike. The killings led to one of the biggest manhunts in British history.
David plays Detective Chief Superintendent Ian St Clair, the lead detective from the Nottinghamshire Police force who is tasked with finding a link between the two killings. However tensions escalate when DI Kevin Salisbury (Robert Glenister) is sent from the Met Police to assist with the investigations. The impressive cast also includes Lesley Manville, Joanne Froggatt, Claire Rushbrook and Stephen Tompkinson.
Sherwood's premiere was held in Nottingham last night, Monday 6th June with David in attendance on the red carpet alongside co-stars Joanne Froggatt and Bally Gill. David was interviewed on the red carpet about the show and in particular his character saying, "he has a great sensitivity about the village and its history. He has to remind other officers about 'scabs' and he quashes any Robin Hood comments. People of my age remember the miner's strikes but it is important to remind a modern audience of the chaos of it".
Writer James Graham (Finding Neverland, Ink, Quiz) who grew up in the Nottinghamshire village where the series is set was also at the premiere and he talked about the series saying, "I did not want to take any of the personal experiences lightly and as someone who lived in the village I was very aware of the specifics of the story. With all the police and the atmosphere after the strikes, it reallly did feel like an invading foreign force, with a big lockdown in place."
The BBC has just released the first trailer for the series.
Tune in to BBC One at 9pm on Monday 13th June to watch the first episode.
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