Meet the cast of In The Club

Who's who in the BBC1 maternity drama?


Kay Mellor’s 2014 drama about a group of pregnant friends is back for a second series. Now their babies have been born, they’re dealing with parenthood in its messy, confusing and surprising reality.


Here’s who’s who in the drama, which airs at 9pm on BBC1 on Tuesday 3rd May.

Hermione Norris


Plays: Roanna, 40-something-year-old who leaves her husband for a younger man names Simon and has his baby.

Where you’ve seen her before:  Spooks, Cold Feet, Wire in the Blood

Katherine Parkinson


Plays: Kim, new mum, part-time teacher and blogger who left her girlfriend for the biological father of the baby, Neil.

Where you’ve seen her before: The IT crowd, Doc Martin, Humans, The Honourable Woman.

Jill Halfpenny


Plays: Diane, a mum who is struggling with her brood while husband Rick is in prison for robbing a bank.

Where you’ve seen her before: Humans, Babylon, Lightfields, Mount Pleasant, EastEnders, Coronation Street, Byker Grove.

 Christine Bottomley


Plays: Vicky, a midwife who has had a baby by a doctor at the hospital she works at.

Where you’ve seen her before: Cucumber, Land Girls, The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, The Innocence Project, Heartbeat

 Taj Atwal


Plays: Jasmin, a new mum happily married to Dev, who is now having twins – but there are medical complications with the pregnancy.

Where you’ve seen her before: Stella

Hannah Midgley


Plays: Rosie, a teenage mum who is having her second baby with Jude, Neil’s teenage son.

Where you’ve seen her before: Emmerdale

Sacha Dhawan


Plays: Dev, Jasmin’s lovely, slightly clueless partner.

Where you’ve seen him before: Not Safe For Work, Mr Selfridge, Last Tango in Halifax

Will Mellor


Plays: Rick, Diane’s husband who is now in prison.

Where you’ve seen him before: Line of Duty, No Offence, Broadchurch, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

Jonathan Kerrigan


Plays: Neil, Kim’s new partner and the biological father of her baby.

Where you’ve seen him before: Heartbeat, The Five, Casualty

Luke Thompson


Plays: Simon, Roanna’s young partner who has just become a father for the first time.


Where you’ve seen him before: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

In The Club begins at 9pm on Tuesday 3rd May on BBC1