Noel Clarke (Bulletproof, Doctor Who) plays a police surveillance detective in ITV's new drama Viewpoint.


Clarke leads the Viewpoint cast, playing DC Martin Young, a detective who sets up an observation post in the Manchester home of a single mother (and secret voyeur) in order to keep tabs on the prime suspect in a missing person case.

Speaking to and other press, Noel Clarke said of his Viewpoint casting that he "never" thought he'd be offered a role like DC Martin Young.

In August 2020 it was announced that filming had begun in Manchester, making Viewpoint the first ITV drama to begin filming since all UK production went into lockdown due to coronavirus. If you're interested in where Viewpoint was filmed, you can take a look at our location guide.

Read on for everything you need to know about the series, including our spoiler-free Viewpoint review.

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Viewpoint release date

The five-part series Viewpoint will air over five nights, from Monday 26th until Friday 30th April, on ITV.

Viewpoint plot

The series follows a police surveillance investigation into a tight-knit Manchester community, as detectives observe the home of a missing primary school teacher.

The teacher's partner is the prime suspect, and their shared home can be clearly observed from single mum Zoe's house.

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The series is described as a "contemporary, character-driven mystery with a seductively intimate feel. But ultimately, it’s as much about friendship, trust and community as it is about solving a crime. Exploring the tension between our public and private lives and the secrets and horrors that thrive behind closed doors… especially when we think no-one’s watching".

Viewpoint cast

The series features Noel Clarke as DC Martin Young in its cast – while Alexandra Roach (No Offence, Black Mirror) plays gregarious single mum Zoe Sterling.

The pair co-star alongside the likes of Fehinti Balogun (Informer), Catherine Tyldesley (Coronation Street), and Bronagh Waugh (The Fall).

Viewpoint trailer

You can watch the Viewpoint teaser trailer below, in which we meet the buttoned-up DC Martin Young.

We'll keep this page updated with any further teaser clips and trailers. You can read our Viewpoint episode one recap or Viewpoint episode two recap here. Also, see our theories on who kidnapped Gemma in Viewpoint.


The five-part series Viewpoint will air over five nights, from Monday 26th until Friday 30th April, on ITV. Check out what else is on with our TV Guide or our dedicated Drama hub.