A new Channel 5 series The Teacher, starring Sheridan Smith follows a teacher Jenna is is accused of a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old student. With no memory of what happened, the four-part drama follows Jenna as she sets out to uncover the truth.
Smith recently featured in recently starred in true crime drama Four Lives, which follows the lives of four sets of parents that set out for justice in the face of a now widely condemned police investigation.
Channel 5’s drama, will follow Sheridan’s character, secondary school teacher Jenna Garvey, who is struggling with mental health issues turning to alcohol and sex as coping mechanisms.
After a night out celebrating a promotion, the troubled teacher is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student but has no memory of what took place.
As her life faces total ruin, she seeks to find out what happened. The cast also features Akley Bridge’s Samuel Bottomley as the student, and Star of new farming show Kelvin Fletcher, as well as Sharon Rooney from My Mad Fat Diary, also features, and Black Mirror actor Cecilia Noble.
Check out Channel 5’s trailer below:
In the clip, Sheridan’s character tells them: “What I do with my spare time is none of your business.” Cutting to her waking up with a serious hangover after downing shots with a school student in a nightclub.
Jenna is then told by a colleague: “There’s been a report of inappropriate behaviour between yourself and a pupil. I need you to stay away from the school.”
When does The Teacher start on TV?
The new Channel 5 four-part thriller The Teacher will premiere later this month on Monday, 31st January at 9pm and is one not to miss.
You can catch up via the Channel 5 website here.
Feature Image Credit: Picture: Channel 5 / Galgóczi Németh Kristóf / Chalkboard TV