Sally Lindsay directs the new Channel 5 thriller

Intruder is a new Channel 5 thriller with an epic cast.

This four-part drama is set on the English coast and plays former Coronation Street actress Sally Lindsay.

Here we take a look at the plot and who else is in the cast of Intruder:

What is Intruder on Channel 5 about?

Intruder is about a botched burglary.

After a dinner party, the chic home of the wealthy couple Sam and Rebecca is broken into.

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One of the intruders escapes, but Sam turns the other one and stabs him.

Fearing arrest, the couple and their friend Angela try to recreate the stabbing scene.


Intruder is a brand new thriller on Channel 5 (Credit: Channel 5)

They call the police, but present Sam’s actions as self-defense.

Police agree with their claims, but the family liaison officer, Bailey, grows suspicious.

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After speaking to the victim’s father, she is convinced that he was murdered in cold blood.

Will the power couple get away with it? Or will justice prevail?

Sally Lindsay in the intruder

Former actress Sally Lindsay of 47 Coronation Street plays the Karen Bailey family liaison officer.

After meeting with the victim’s father, Syed, she becomes suspicious of Sam and Rebecca.

And soon becomes a talented amateur criminal.

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Sally Lindsay leads the cast on Intruder (Credit: Channel 5)

Sally became a household name thanks to her role as the cute but vulnerable barmaid Shelley Unwin in Corrie.

She played the role from 2001 to 2006.

Since leaving the cobblestones, she has had a steady flow of acting roles.

The standout ones include parts in Scallywagga, Mount Pleasant, Ordinary Lies, and Still Open All Hours.

Elaine Cassidy

Elaine Cassidy, 41, plays Rebecca, a wealthy journalist who works for a local newspaper. She is married to a controversial but famous DJ, Sam. You seem to have a perfect life until things go more than wrong after the break-in.

You can recognize Elaine from her previous roles on No Offense, The Paradise, and Harper’s Island.

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Elaine plays the journalist Rebecca (Image credit: Kanal 5)

Helen Behan

Helen Behan plays Angela. She is Rebecca’s friend and editor of the Becksfield Gazette. Angela attends the dinner party on the night of the crime – and sleeps over. She agrees to cover up Tom’s deliberate stabbing of the intruder.

Helen is a former nurse turned actress, best known for her roles in The Virtues, Taken Down and Soulmates.

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Actress Helen plays Rebecca’s boss and sidekick (Credit: Channel 5)

Tom Meeten

Tom Meeten, 46, plays Sam, a successful but very empathetic radio host who commutes to London from his seaside home. In a fit of anger, he stabs one of the intruders to death, although he was obviously trying to get away.

He convinces Rebecca and Angela to cover the scene. And make it look like he was acting in pure self-defense.

Tom Meeten
Tom appears as a wealthy radio host (Credit: Channel 5)

Tom is best known for his work as a comedian. He starred alongside Noel Fielding in The Mighty Boosh. He has also played in greats like The Ghoul, written by Gareth Tunley, who also wrote and directed The Intruder.

When is Intruder turned on on channel 5?

The intruder will start on Channel 5 on Monday April 5th at 9pm. The remaining episodes will then be aired in sequence each evening through Thursday April 8th.

Once each episode has aired, the series can be streamed on M5.

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