Tim Dynevor, husband of Sally from Corrie

The Channel 5 drowning promises to be the next big thriller of 2021, and it will be another success story for writer Tim Dynevor.

You should be familiar with the name – it has a very famous family!

As well as a successful writing career.

Here is everything you need to know about Tim and his family.


Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor on vacation in Barbados with husband, writer Tim Dynevor (Image credit: Splash)

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Who is the writer Tim Dynevor? What else did he write?

Tim is a screenwriter best known for his time on ITV soap Emmerdale.

He was nominated for a BAFTA for his work on Emmerdale in 2008.

Tim registered and unregistered episodes of ITV soap between 1995 and 2016 and contributed to over 280 episodes.

He also tried acting and appeared on an episode of Watching in 1992.

The Drowning is written by Tim Dynevor with creators Francesca Brill and Luke Watson.

The show is produced by Noel Clarke and Jason Mazas Unstoppable Film & Television.

Tim’s father is the late former Coronation Street director Gerard Dynevor, who tragically committed suicide in 1969.

Who is the writer Tim Dynevor married to?

Tim, 58, is married to Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Metcalfe on the soap.

The couple married in Trafford, Greater Manchester in 1995.

He supported Sally through her real battle with breast cancer in 2009.

Sally, 57, received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Award.

Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton
Writer Tim Dynevor saw his daughter Phoebe as Daphne in Bridgerton (Image credit: Netflix)

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Does the writer Tim Dynevor have a famous daughter?

Tim and Sally have three children, including actress Phoebe Dynevor.

25-year-old Phoebe raised a few eyebrows recently when she portrayed Daphne in the raunchy drama Bridgerton.

Mom Sally recently admitted that she skipped her daughter’s sex scenes while watching the hit series.

Phoebe has also appeared on Waterloo Road as Siobhan Mailey and as Lauren in Prisoners’ Wives.

Tim and Sally are also the proud parents of Samuel Dynevor (23) and Harriet Fleur ‘Hattie’ Dynevor (17).

What is drowning about?

The Drowning has an all-star cast – perfect to cheer up a bleak February lockdown.

The plot follows mother Jodie, whose son has been missing for eight years.

When she sees the teenager Daniel, she is convinced that he is her missing child.

But is he really who she thinks he is?

Jodie goes on a dangerous journey that pushes her to the edge of reason.

How far will she go to find a missing child?

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Who is in the cast of The Drowning?

Jill Halfpenny, Jonas Armstrong and Rupert Penry-Jones lead the cast of the identity thriller.

Former EastEnders and Strictly star Jill plays the incriminated mother Jodie.

She has rebuilt her life since the disappearance of her son – until the sight of Daniel threatens to improve the life she has carefully put back together.

Jonas Armstrong from the bay portrays Jason, Jodie’s brother, the only real support she had in her life.

The Split’s Deborah Findlay plays Jodie’s mother, Lynn, with whom she has a difficult relationship.

Meanwhile, Cody Molko plays Daniel, on whom the boy Jodie fixes.

Whitechapel and Spooks star Rupert Penry-Jones plays Daniel’s father, Mark, an architect who has a tight grip on his emotions and his son’s life.

When does it start?

The drowning begins on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 9 p.m. on Channel 5.

The four-part series runs over consecutive nights from Monday to Thursday.

So don’t hang around too long for the next episode!

Promotional recording of The Drowning
The Drowning will be the next big thriller of 2021 (Credit: Channel 5)

Where was it filmed?

The shooting took place in and around Dublin, Ireland.

Scenes were shot in 2020.


The drowning will air on Channel 5 starting Monday February 1, 2021 at 9 p.m.

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