First look images released of Iain De Caestecker and Joanna Vanderham in BBC’s The Control Room


Made by Hartswood Films (Sherlock, Dracula, Inside Man), two first-look images have been released of Iain De Caestecker (Us, Roadkill, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D) as Gabe and Joanna Vanderham (Dancing On The Edge, The Go-Between, Man In An Orange Shirt) as Sam, in the gripping new thriller The Control Room for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Written by Bafta and RTS Award-winning Nick Leather (Mothers’ Day, Murdered For Being Different) The Control Room tells the story of Gabe (De Caestecker), an ordinary man who works as an emergency call handler for the Strathclyde Ambulance Service in Glasgow. His world is turned upside down when he receives a desperate life-and-death call from a distressed 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.

Elaine Cameron is executive producer for Hartswood Films and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC with Eric Coulter as producer and Amy Neil as director. The Control Room will be distributed by All3Media International and supported by Creative Scotland.

Filming took place in Scotland and The Control Room will air later this year on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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