One to Watch: An Inspector Calls
This Sunday we’ll be glued to our televisions as BBC One airs a new adaptation of detective thriller and British classic An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley.
One spring evening in 1912, the Birling family are sitting down to dinner to celebrate the engagement of daughter Sheila when they are interrupted by the doorbell. Following the suicide of a young woman from the local town, an inspector has called unexpectedly to interrogate the wealthy Birling family. As their world unravels, each member of the family is revealed to have unwittingly played a part in the victim’s demise.
David Thewlis (Harry Potter, The Theory of Everything) will star as Inspector Goole. Ken Stott (The Hobbit, Rebus) and Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia, Parades End) will star as husband and wife Arthur and Sybil Birling alongside Chloe Pirrie (The Game, Black Mirror), Kyle Soller (Poldark, Anna Karenina), Sophie Rundle (Happy Valley, Peaky Blinders) and Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders).
Produced by Drama Republic and directed by the award-winning Aisling Walsh An Inspector Calls will be adapted as part of the BBC’s classic 20th century literature season. Thewlis said, ‘An Inspector Calls is a British classic and I am thrilled to be working on this beautiful screen adaptation with Aisling Walsh’. Greg Brenman, managing director and executive producer of Drama Republic, added, ‘It’s an incredible honour to be working with such a dream cast and director on this timeless classic, revered by generations all over the world’.
We can’t wait to watch An Inspector Calls – don’t miss it on BBC One at 8:30pm on Sunday 13th September!