Filming has begun in Yorkshire for the new adaptation of The Moonstone due to be shown in the autumn over five consecutive afternoons on BBC 1.
John Thomson (Cold Feet, The Fast Show) and Sarah Hadland (Miranda, The Job Lot) will play Sergeant Cuff and Miss Clack.
They will be joined by rising stars of theatre Joshua Silver (Photograph 51, Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies) and Terenia Edwards (Hero’s Welcome, Five Finger Exercise) in television debuts in the central roles of Franklin Blake and Rachel Verinder – one of literature’s most enduring couples.
The five part series will also feature Sophie Ward as Lady Verinder, Stewart Clarke as Godfrey Ablewhite, Leo Wringer as Betteredge, and David Calder as Mr Bruff.
It is adapted for TV by Rachel Flowerday (Father Brown, EastEnders) and Sasha Hails (Versailles, Casualty) and made by King Bert Productions. The series will be directed by Lisa Mulcahy (Red Rock, The Clinic) and produced by Joanna Hanley (Billionaire Boy).