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Alexandra Roach and Joe Cole lead new BBC One suspense thriller Nightsleeper

Written by Nick Leather, the new six-part drama is a real-time thriller set on a sleeper train travelling from Glasgow to London.

Set in real-time, on a sleeper train travelling from Glasgow to London, Nightlslepeer follows what happens when a government agency desperately tries to intervene in the rapidly-escalating events onboard.

Can two people who’ve never met, one on the train and one not, work together to save the lives of its disparate group of passengers as the Heart of Britain service hurtles towards what might quite literally be its final destination?

Filming is currently underway in Glasgow, Scotland with Alexandra Roach and Joe Cole leading the cast alongside Alex Ferns, Sharon Small, James Cosmo, David Threlfall, Daniel Cahill, Lois Chimimba, Gabriel Howell, Katie Leung, Leah MacRae, Ruth Madeley, Adam Mitchell, Pamela Nomvete, Scott Reid, Sharon Rooney and Parth Thakerar.

Speaking about today's casting announcement, writer Nick Leather said "It’s a joy to be able to write for this cast of some of the finest acting talent in the UK today - our train is a real rollercoaster, a white-knuckle trip through the heart of Britain, and I’m delighted to have them join us for the ride."

To which Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, added "I’m so pleased that Joe, Alexandra and this exceptional ensemble cast have all come aboard Nightsleeper as it speeds towards BBC One and iPlayer. Nick Leather has created an adrenaline-fuelled thriller like no other and I can’t wait to see it brought to the screen."

Made by Euston Films, Nightsleeper will be produced by Jonathan Curling, directed by Jamie Magnus Stone and John Hayes, written by Nick Leather with Laura Grace writing episodes 4 and 5 and will be executive produced by Nick Leather, and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC and Kate Harwood for Euston Films.

Speaking about the projects, Kate Harwood said "We are so excited to be carrying this brilliant, eclectic and precious cast on our train matched by tremendous talent in our security centre in London, it’s ‘all aboard’ as we start shooting Nick’s thrilling scripts."

Nightsleeper will air on BBC One


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