Is The Control Room based on a true story? | The Sun

THE Control Room is a three-part series that is set to have you on the edge of your seats.

But is the BBC One drama based on a true story? find out here.

Is The Control Room based on a true story?

The Control Room is not based on a true story.

The three-part series is written by Nick Leather and directed by Amy Neil.

It tells the story of an emergency call handler named Gabe, who is played by Ian De Caestecker.

While Gabe is working for the Strathclyde Ambulance Service in Glasgow, his world is “turned upside down when he receives a desperate life-and-death call from a distressed woman who appears to know him”, the BBC said.

“With Gabe under pressure to work out who she is, he makes a decision that threatens to have devastating consequences.”

The programme is set in Glasgow and was filmed in Scotland.

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Who is in the cast of The Control Room?

Ian De Caestecker leads the cast as Gabe alongside Joanna Vanderham (Dancing On The Edge), who is starring as Sam.

Additional cast members include Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), Daniel Portman (Vigil), Taj Atwal (Line Of Duty) and Stuart Bowman (Bodyguard).

Speaking about the series, De Caestecker said: “The Control Room is one of the most exciting scripts I’ve ever read, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time so I’m thrilled to now be bringing it to life.

"I’ve always loved working with the BBC and am especially delighted to be filming alongside this fantastic cast and crew in my hometown of Glasgow.”

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The Runaway actress Joanna Vanderham added: "I am so excited for the opportunity to bring Nick Leather’s incredibly complex characters to life.

"Filming in my home country of Scotland is always special and my research for the character means I’ve been reminiscing about my own adolescence."

She finished by saying: "The BBC create some of the best global programming there is and Amy Neil is going to add The Control Room to their exceptional catalogue. I can’t wait for people to see what we do!”

When is the Control Room on TV?

The Control Room kicks off on BBC One on Sunday, July 17 at 9 pm.

The drama will continue over the following two nights.

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Each episode of the three-part series is an hour-long.

Fear not if you miss any episodes as they will also be available from Sunday, July 17 on BBC iPlayer as a boxset.

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