Claire Goose and Matt Bardock are the leads in new BBC One Daytime drama The Coroner. Filming is just about to get under in Totnes, Devon on the series which will broadcast in 2016.
Claire Goose will play Jane, the Coroner, and Matt Bardock will play Davey, the local Detective Sergeant. They will be joined by Grace Hogg-Robinson (Birdhouse) who will play Beth, the Coroner’s daughter; Oliver Gomm who will play Clint, the Coroner’s Officer; Beatie Edney (Poldark) who will play Judith, Jane’s Mother; and Ivan Kaye (Layer Cake & Eastenders), who will play Mick, the pub landlord.
The Coroner follows Jane, a high flying solicitor, who after another failed relationship, returns to the small seaside town she escaped as a teenager to take up the post of Coroner. She finds herself forced to work with Davey, the boy who broke her heart and is now local Detective Sergeant.
Jane is the advocate for the dead. Investigating any sudden, violent or unexplained deaths in the fictional world of Lighthaven, based on Salcombe, in the beautiful South Hams of Devon. Together, Jane and Davey work for justice on a new story in each episode.
Claire Goose says: “I am incredibly excited and proud to be working on this new drama. I can’t wait to be in Devon over the next few months – it’s such a beautiful place, even more so at this time of the year.”
Produced and commissioned by the award winning BBC Birmingham Drama Village (Doctors, Father Brown and WPC 56), in collaboration with BBC Worldwide and directed by Ian Barber, Matt Carter and Niall Fraser. The Coroner has been created and written by Sally Abbott. (Additional writers: Ann Marie Di Mambro, Al Smith, David Bowker, Dan Muirden, Kit Lambert, Matthew Cooke, Vincent Lund). The Coroner will transmit on BBC One in 2016.
Series Producer is Sam Hill. Script Producers are Loretta Preece and Neil Irvine.
Source: BBC Media Release