The case captivated the nation after Martin claimed he had used reasonable force to protect himself and his property.
Channel 4’s one-off factual drama about Martin’s interviews with the police is almost entirely set inside the police station and has a very small cast portraying Martin, his lawyer and the two coppers on the case.
Meet the actors below…
Steve Pemberton plays Tony Martin
Who is Tony Martin? Misanthropic, nervous and isolated, Martin has lived alone in his Norfolk farmhouse for 20 years. He has been repeatedly burgled and when his house is broken into on that night in 1999, it’s the final straw.
Where do I recognise Steve Pemberton from? Pemberton is a member of multi award-winning TV show League Of Gentlemen. He has also starred in six series of Benidorm and four series of Whitechapel, as well as Blackpool, Death on the Nile, The Old Curiosity Shop, Doctor Who and Happy Valley. Pemberton and his long-time collaborator Reece Shearsmith wrote and starred in the comedy thriller Psychoville, as well as the anthology series Inside No. 9.
Daniel Mays as DC Peters
Who is DC Peters? One of the policemen tasked with interrogating Martin, DC Peters is determined to tease out the true events of the night.
Where do I recognise Daniel Mays from? Mays is a prolific TV actor, having appeared in Public Enemies, Mrs Biggs, Line Of Duty, Born to Kill, Against The Law and Mother’s Day, to name a few. He has also starred in the films All or Nothing, Vera Drake, Atonement, Shifty, Made in Dagenham and The Adventures of Tintin, and had a fleeting role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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