We've now got a confirmed release date for Michael Sheen's directorial debut, which takes the form of a brand new BBC drama called The Way.


The series is not only directed by Sheen but he has also co-created it, alongside writer James Graham and documentarian Adam Curtis.

The drama follows one family as they flee their home town when it becomes the centre-point of a civil uprising, with the drama addressing a whole host of timely social issues.

To tell the story, Sheen and co have assembled a stacked cast, including the likes of Steffan Rhodri, Luke Evans, Aneurin Barnard and Georgia Tennant.

But when will the series start airing on BBC One? Read on for everything you need to know about The Way.

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When will The Way air on BBC One?

Sophie Melville wearing a police uniform in The Way
Sophie Melville in The Way. BBC

We now know exactly when The Way will debut on BBC One and BBC iPlayer – and viewers don't have long to wait.

The full series will be available as a box set on BBC iPlayer from 6am on Monday 19th February 2024, while the first episode will air on BBC One the same day at 9pm.

New episodes will then air weekly on Mondays at 9pm, until the third and final instalment has been broadcast on Monday 4th March.

What is The Way about?

Callum Scott Howells and the cast of The Way during a riot
Callum Scott Howells in The Way. BBC

The official synopsis for the drama says that it "tells the story of an ordinary family caught up in an extraordinary chain of events that ripple out from their home town".

The synopsis continues: "Ambitious, powerful and surprising, The Way taps into the social and political chaos of today’s world by imagining a civil uprising which begins in a small industrial town.

"Fleeing unrest, The Driscolls are forced to escape the country they’ve always called home and the certainties of their old lives. Will they be overwhelmed by their memories of the past, or will they lay their ghosts to rest and take the risk of an unknown future?

"The Way is an emotional and darkly humorous story about what it means to be faced with impossible choices."

Who stars in The Way?

The cast of The Way standing by a wooden building, looking confused
The cast of The Way. BBC

The Way features an absolutely stacked cast, led by Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey), Mali Harries (The Archers), Sophie Melville (The Pact) and Callum Scott Howells (It's a Sin).

Other actors who make appearances in the series include director Michael Sheen (Best Interests), along with Luke Evans (Good Grief), Tom Cullen (The Gold), Danny Sapani (Halo), Mark Lewis Jones (Men Up), Erin Richards (The Crown), Aneurin Barnard (Doctor Who), Patrick Baladi (Breeders) and Georgia Tennant (Staged), amongst others.

Here's a full list of the cast for The Way:

  • Steffan Rhodri as Geoff Driscoll
  • Mali Harries as Dee Driscoll
  • Sophie Melville as Thea Driscoll
  • Callum Scott Howells as Owen Driscoll
  • Michael Sheen as Denny Driscoll
  • Maja Laskowska as Anna
  • Luke Evans as Hogwood
  • Tom Cullen as Jack Price
  • Danny Sapani as TBC
  • Mark Lewis Jones as TBC
  • Paul Rhys as TBC
  • Erin Richards as TBC
  • Aneurin Barnard as TBC
  • Catherine Ayers as TBC
  • Patrick Baladi as TBC
  • Georgia Tennant as TBC
  • Jonathan Nefydd as TBC
  • Matthew Aubrey as TBC
  • Teilo James Le Masurier as Rhys Driscoll

Is there a trailer for The Way?

You can watch the dramatic trailer for The Way right here now.

The Way will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer from 6am on Monday 19th February, and will air on BBC One from 9pm. Check out more of our Drama coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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