The Control Room: A gripping new thriller for BBC One and BBC iPlayer - Production notes

A gripping new thriller for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, The Control Room is a three-part drama which tells the story of Gabe, an ordinary man who works as an emergency call handler for the Strathclyde Ambulance Service in Glasgow



Gabe's world is turned upside down when he receives a desperate life-and-death call from a 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…

Production notes

A 3x60” series, The Control Room is produced by Hartswood Films (Sherlock, Dracula, Inside Man) for BBC One and BBC iPlayer and written by award-winning writer Nick Leather (Mother’s Day, Murdered For Being Different).

Directed by Amy Neil (Trust Me), the executive producers are Elaine Cameron for Hartswood Films and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC. Eric Coulter is the producer.

Filming took place in Glasgow last year.

The series will be internationally distributed by All3Media International and it was made with support of Creative Scotland.

Cast Credits

Gabe - Iain De Caestecker
Sam - Joanna Vanderham
Leigh - Taj Atwal
Anthony - Daniel Portman
Breck - Sharon Rooney
Sean - Garry Sweeney
Jat - Taqi Nazeer
Danni - Rona Morison
Ross - Conor McLeod
Ian - Stuart Bowman
Robbo - Daniel Cahill
Crew Credits
Producer - Eric Coulter
Director - Amy Neil
Writer - Nick Leather
Executive Producer for Hartswood Films - Elaine Cameron
Executive Producer for the BBC - Gaynor Holmes


Series starts on BBC One on 17 July at 9pm to 10pm

Source BBC One

July 13, 2022 4:00am ET by BBC One  


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