Sheridan Smith films No Return for ITV

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ITVFilming gets underway this week in the UK and Spain – the latter doubling for Turkey – on new ITV thriller, No Return, starring Sheridan Smith. 

Seasoned scribe Danny Brocklehurst has written the four-part drama that comes from Red Production Company and is exec produced by Nicola Shindler, Richard Fee and Brocklehurst.

John Alexander directs; Farah Abushwesha produces. 

Sheridan Smith plays Kathy, mother of 16-year-old Noah, played by Louis Ashbourne Serkis. Michael Jibson plays Martin, Kathy’s husband and father to Noah. The story revolves around the family as it becomes caught up in a nightmare while on holiday in Turkey. 

Fee commented: “We are thrilled to be making No Return for ITV. Danny has such a brilliant way of making an extraordinary situation feel completely relatable, and finding warmth and humour in even the most difficult circumstances. It's great to be working with the wonderful John Alexander again and we're excited to be starting production.”

Shindler added: “I am delighted to be working with Danny again on these fantastic scripts. He makes the audience ask ‘what if that were my holiday, my child’ in a thrilling way. And we are so lucky to have Sheridan and the rest of this very talented cast to bring this story to life.” 

Due to the current travel restrictions in place for Turkey, the series will be filmed in Spain, Manchester and Bolton.  

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