David Gyasi, Jo Joyner amongst cast of BBC1 drama ‘The Interceptor’

Cast announced for Tony Saint’s new drama series, ‘The Interceptor’

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The cast of Tony Saint‘s (Margaret Thatcher: Long Walk To Finchley; Strike Back) new 8-part BBC One drama, The Interceptor has been announced.

Leading the cast is David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas, White Heat) alongside Jo Joyner (EastEnders), Trevor Eve (Death Comes To Pemberley, Waking The Dead), Robert Lonsdale (From Here To Eternity), Ewan Stewart (Titanic), Lorraine Ashbourne (Playing The Field, The Selfish Giant), Anna Skellern (Heading Out, Lip Service), Gary Beadle (EastEnders) and Lee Boardman (Da Vinci’s Demons, Inspector George Gently).

The series follows a top secret, state-of-the-art law enforcement team known as the UNIT, whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals.

David Gyasi plays Ash, whose dream of bringing down the biggest fish in the criminal underworld comes a step closer when he’s recruited to the UNIT – his knowledge of the street could be priceless, but with it comes an uncompromising way of doing things.

David Gysai says: “I am simply thrilled to be working with this creative team and to be a part of this exciting new project!”

Jo Joyner plays Lorna, Ash’s feisty wife and mother to their two children, whilst Robert Lonsdale plays Tommy, his irreverent and adrenalin loving partner and best mate.

Trevor Eve stars as ruthless criminal Roach, Ash’s ultimate target, whilst Anna Skellern stars as Kim, Lorraine Ashbourne as Valerie and Ewan Stewart as Cartwright, making up the UNIT team. Gary Beadle and Lee Boardman join the cast as criminals Docker and Xavier.

The drama is co-produced by BBC Drama Production and BBC Worldwide Productions for BBC One. Director is Farren Blackburn (Luther, The Fades, The Musketeers). Patrick Schweitzer will produce (Doctor Who, Whitechapel) and the executive producer is Sarah Brown (Oliver Twist, Lark Rise To Candleford).

The Interceptor begins filming next month (March) in London and will transmit this Autumn on BBC One.