Thu. Oct 6th, 2022
KEELEY Hawes has unleashed her latest BBC drama, Crossfire.

The series is set in a luxurious resort in the Canary Islands, and is based on one family’s holiday from hell.


Keeley Hawes leads the cast in BBC One thriller Crossfire[/caption]

Is BBC’s Crossfire a true story?

BBC One thriller Crossfire tells the tale of a woman on a family holiday whose life gets turned upside down when gunmen suddenly open fire.

However, the show is purely fictional and not a true story.

The series was created and written by Louise Doughty, and is her first original drama for the BBC.

The drama follows Jo, who is on holiday in Tenerife with her family and friends when her world is turned upside down when shots ring out across the complex.

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Gunmen, out for revenge, have, in an instant, turned a slice of paradise into a terrifying heart-breaking hell.

A story of survival and resilience, Crossfire is an edge-of-your-seat nail-biting thriller yet also emotional, intimate and relatable.

With the unsuspecting holidaymakers and hotel staff forced to make monumental split-second life or death decisions, the consequences will linger long after the final shots are fired.

Is Crossfire based on a book?

Crossfire is not based on a book, and was purely written to be a BBC drama.

But the show’s writer Louise Doughty is actually a best-selling author, and has written ten books.

In 2017 her novel Apple Tree Yard (2013) was turned into a BBC series starring Emily Watson.

Who is in the cast of Crossfire?

Crossfire is led by Bodyguard actress Keeley Hawes, who plays Jo.

The legendary star is also known for The Durrells, Finding Alice, and Line Of Duty.

The rest of the Crossfire cast include:

  • Josette Simon as Miriam – Known for Small Axe, and Riviera.
  • Vikash Bhai as Chinar Doshi – Known for The Stranger, and Limbo.
  • Noah Leggott as Adam – Known for The Sitter, and Matilda.
  • Anneika Rose as Abhi – Known for Deadwater Fell, and Line of Duty.
  • Hugo Silva as Mateo – Known for Nasdrovia, and The Cook of Castamar.
  • Lee Ingleby as Jason – Known for The A Word, and The Serpent Queen.
  • Daniel Ryan as Ben – Known for The Bay, and Home Fires.
  • Alba Brunet as Bea – Known for Operation Mincemeat, and Paraiso.
  • Shalisha James-Davis – Known for Alex Rider, and I May Destroy You.
  • Ariyon Bakare – Known for His Dark Materials, and Good Omens.

When does Crossfire air on BBC1?

Crossfire kicked off on September 20, 2022, and is running over three consecutive nights at 9pm on BBC One.

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The three-part series will continues TONIGHT (Wednesday, September 21, 2022), and concludes TOMORROW (Thursday, September 22, 2022).

All episodes can also be watched on the BBC iPlayer once they have aired

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