The five-parter series features Stephen Graham as reformed neo-Nazi Matthew Collins, who helped to secure the murder of Labour MP Rosie Cooper in 2017. Other actors include Jason Flemyng, Leanne Best, Christopher Coghill, and Dean-Charles Chapman in the series. There are also tough topics to consider: racism, freedom of speech, and terrorism.
Stephen Graham reveals that "it''s a hard-hitting tale that pulls no punches." "But it''s very important that we have dramas like this that give people the ability to discover the truth about these stories to start conversations."
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The Walk-In release date
The five-part thriller ITV will air in the United Kingdom on Monday October 3 at 9pm. All episodes then play out on ITV Hub as a box set or you may watch weekly on ITV on subsequent Mondays at the same time 9pm. We will update when we hear of a US channel or air date, plus word on the drama''s international release.
Is there a trailer for The Walk-In?
ITV has released a trailer for, starting with Stephen Graham as Matthew Collins gives students a lecture about the Far Right. Take a look below...
The Walk-In plot
The five-part drama focuses on Matthew Collins''s intention to halt the radicalization of young white men before it begins. He soon identifies a Far Right Neo-Nazi organization that is still infected with race war. His strategy is to infiltrate such organisations by running moles, or walk-ins, with the aim of revealing and fractured information.
Despite several attempts, he was not able to break into this particular group. Consequently, they continued to expand relatively unchecked until the horrific killing of an MP Jo Cox brought their potential into a wide circle, and they became the first Far Right organization to be banned by the government since the Second World War.
Although the marches and social media posts ended, Matthew Collins knew the group would only have been exploited underground and that he had probably lost all likelihood of getting information from inside. Until one day in March 2017 when he received an email from someone who claimed to be a member. A mole is ready to talk about a horrific plot to murder a second MP. He eventually foils a murder plot against Labour MP Rosie Cooper.
Stephen Graham is the star of The Walk-In, starring Matthew Collins.
Stephen Graham plays journalist Matthew Collins, and he talked about taking the lead role and the narrative: "I was initially confused. As I started researching and reading Matthews, I realized there was no way I would be going to do the drama. He started off one way and did a total improvement in his thinking, which made him a real gem."
Stephen Graham previously played chef Andy Jones in Boiling Point, was baddie John Corbett, and played Mr Wormwood in the upcoming film Matilda. He now stars in the comedy Code 404 and plays Mr Wormwood in the upcoming film Matilda. He previously played Lee Sankey on Coronation Street in 1999 and went on to appear in T and the 2000 film. He has now begun filming Prime Video drama.
Who else is starring in The Walk-In?
The cast of Jason Flemyng, Andrew Ellis, Leanne Best, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Christopher Coghill are all on the top of the BBC1 series. For more information, visit the website here.
The Walk-In characters who''''s who
Here''s how to get started with the six main characters in The Walk-In...
Matthew Collins (Stephen Graham) The former far-right extremist is familiar with the operations of white power organizations, but believes National Action is the most dangerous organization he has encountered.
Alison (Leanne Best) Matthews'' partner and his two young children have become habituated to constantly moving houses in a bid to avoid revenge attacks by Matthews their previous counterparts.
After attending one of their speeches, Robbie Mullen finds himself engaging in National Action. "Ive known Andrew for years and worked with him on This Is England," Stephen Graham said. "He was always a great guy to come on set when he was in character as Robbie, because his whole self-disillusionment would transform."
Jack Renshaw (Dean-Charles Chapman) A young and dedicated member of National Action, he is a rising star of the organization and inspires new recruit Robbie with his heartfelt speeches.
Chris Lythgoe (Christopher Coghill) The leader of National Action believes the organisation can learn from the harsh Islamic extremists and believes that drastic action is necessary to protect the white race.
Nick Lowles (Jason Flemyng) Nick works for Hope Not Hate alongside Matthew, and believes the assassination of Labour MP Jo Cox in the run-up to the EU referendum will have a lot of potential attacks.
The Walk-In episode guide (with spoilers)
Here''s a list of five episodes we''ll be putting together, so keep an eye on them again. If you want to avoid a few spoilers, do not hesitate to check back!
When Episode 1 of National Action begins, Matthew Collins (Stephen Graham) is determined to make adjustments for his past by attending one of his national action events and listening to Jack Renshaw''s speeches. He is also concerned about reprisal attacks on his partner Alison (Leanne Best) and their four children from the right-wing thugs he used to call friends back in the 1990s.
Despite the dangers of turning informant, far-right National Action member Jack Renshaw (Dean-Charles Chapman) decides to go out in a fire of glory rather than facing prison. Despite the dangers of turning informant, new National Action recruit Robbie Mullen (Andrew Ellis) bravely discloses Renshaws sick plot to anti-Fascist journalist Matthew Collins (Stephen Graham). What does Collins do to stop the plot, while keeping Robbie safe from the far-right
Robbie Mullen, a right-wing National Action member, is in the midst of the tip-off, so cops demand that Robbie provide detailed information on his father''s identity in exchange for immunity from prosecution. However, when Jack Renshaw is finally arrested by the armed police, it doesn''t take long before National Action realizes his flaw. So can Matthew save his mole from deadly retaliation?
The family of a disgruntled racist Matthew Collins is under fire this week, as the powerful true story reaches its penultimate episode with a cameo from Brendan OCarroll, who plays Matthews Uncle Ronnie in the Mrs Browns Boys series. But everything goes loose when the authorities investigate, revealing that there has been a credible threat against her three young boys, linked to National Action. Not only do those right wing thieves know all three boys names, but they also know Alison''s mother for
Episode 5 of the Season 5 will be released on October 31. Please note: check back.
Jeff Pope on creating the Walk-In
"The big headline of the show is the far right attempt to murder an MP," says the writer and producer. Matthew''s relationship with Robbie is really interesting and when he decides to leave National Action, Matthew takes him into his house for a time. "What do you think about that? Matthew always described it as resigning someone from the brink."
After spending more than a decade in the BNP in the 1980s and 1990s, Jeff discusses how important Matthews'' involvement to the drama was and remains in awe of his shaky takeover of the extreme right.
"They were both extremely well-prepared to assist Matthew," he adds. "I''d liken him to a smoker who becomes a non-smoker, because they''re always the most passionate anti-smokers, but I''d think what he did when he was younger still hurts him, and he probably won''t recognize the fact that he is any kind of person."
Locations and more about The Walk-In
The drama has taken place in London and surrounding areas. It was executive produced by Tom Dunbar (), alongside screen writer Jeff Pope (, ), and produced by Jo Johnson (). The drama is directed by BAFTA award-winning director Paul Andrew Williams (). It was commissioned by Polly Hill at ITV.