The Cry: episode guide

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Episode 1.01

UK: Sunday, September 30, 2018 (BBC One)
Australia: tba (ABC)
Written by Jacquelin Perske
Directed by Glendyn Ivin

Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and Alistair (Ewen Leslie) are a young couple forced to face unthinkable circumstances under the white light of public scrutiny, changing their lives and their relationship forever.

Joanna and Alistair travel from Scotland to Australia with their baby son Noah. They’re going to Melbourne to see Alistair’s mother Elizabeth and to fight for custody of Alistair’s 14-year-old daughter, Chloe, from his previous marriage to Alexandra.

Joanna is struggling with life as a new mum and the flight to Melbourne is a huge additional strain on her. Noah cries the whole way, to the very apparent dismay of their fellow travellers.

Exhausted and emotional from the journey the couple finally arrive in Australia, where unforeseen events change their lives forever.


  • Jenna Coleman as Joanna
  • Ewen Leslie as Alistair
  • Asher Keddie as Alexandra
  • Alex Dimitriades as Detective Peter Alexiades
  • Sophie Kennedy Clark as Kirsty
  • Markella Kavenagh as Chloe
  • Shareena Clanton as Detective Lorna Jones
  • Stella Gonet as Elizabeth


  • Kim Adis as Air Hostess
  • Moyo Akande as Defence Lawyer
  • Billierose Cachia as Police Officer Woods
  • Kate Dickie as Morven Davis
  • David Elliot as Henry McCallum
  • Nicholas Farrell as David Fossery
  • Ollie Ivin Poole as Check Out Kid
  • Sue Jones as Mrs Wilson
  • Emma King as Jane
  • Amanda Labonte as Local Woman
  • Shauna MacDonald as Dr Wallace
  • Michael Morley as Fish & Chip Shop Owner
  • Anneika Rose as Jean Louise Talbot
  • Amanda Walker as Mrs Amery