New TV series shot locally to air on Channel 4

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A new thriller filmed in West Kirby and Hoylake is being screened on Channel 4.

The Gathering has been made by the producers of Line of Duty, Save Me and Vigil, and is written by acclaimed novelist Helen Walsh.

The plot sees two students, Kelly and Jessica, played by newcomer Eva Morgan and ‘Saltburn’ star Sadie Soverall, attacked at an illicit rave on Hilbre Island.

Vinette Robinson from ‘Boiling Point’ stars as Jessica’s controlling and toxic mother Natalie, and Warren Brown from ‘The Responder’ is Kelly’s hard working father Paul who struggles with his own impulse control.

The cast also includes Richard Coyle from ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ as successful solicitor Jules, Sonny Walker from ‘The Responder’ as Adam, Ryan Quarmby from ‘The Last Kingdom’ as Charlie, and newcomer Luca Kamleh-Chapman as Bazi.

A scene from The Gathering

Channel 4 said: “The Gathering is ultimately a whodunnit – or, in this case – a-why-done it.  Focusing on a group of disparate teenagers and their parents, each character has a motive for attacking Kelly.

“An accomplished gymnast, on the National Team pathway, Kelly is committed to her strict training schedule but finds freedom and liberation in the joyous, unregulated world of free running. 

“Each episode privileges a different character’s lens to give insight into the respective worlds of these teenagers and their families and allows the viewer to speculate who committed the crime.”

Scenes were also shot locally at Hilbre High School, Black Horse Hill Primary School, Red Rocks and Coronation Gardens.

It starts at 9pm on Tuesday 14 May.