Hollington Drive viewers are stunned to spot the sex education star in ITV drama
HOLLINGTON Drive viewers were stunned when they saw the Sex Education star Jim howick making an appearance in the new ITV drama.
The show follows two sisters, played by Anna Maxwell Martin and Rachael Stirling of Line of Duty, whose lives are torn apart by tragedy when a child goes missing.
Jim plays DS Parks and investigates the truth of what happened to missing boy Alex.
Since 2019 he has starred in the Netflix Sex Education series as Mr. Hendricks, a science teacher at Moordale High School who also runs the Swing Band.
The enthusiastic music teacher helped Mr. Groff (Alistair Petrie) get back on his feet by allowing him to move in.
ITV viewers were quick to spot the familiar face, with one writing: “Great to see Mr. Hendricks at Hollington Drive !!”
“Simply gorgeous… it’s Jim Howick month. Ghosts, Sex Education and Hollington Drive,” said another.
A third added: “Yeah, I screamed when I saw Jim’s name appear in the Hollington Drive title sequence.”
Another shared: “Looking at Hollington Drive for Jim.”
Jim also appeared on ITV’s Broadchurch in 2007, playing convicted rapist Aaron Mayford in two episodes.
He is also a co-writer and co-star of the Ghosts sitcom on BBC One.
The new four-part drama takes place on a summer evening in the seemingly idyllic suburb of Hollington Drive.
Against Theresa’s will, her partner Fraser leaves her son Ben and niece Eva to go to the park on their own.
When she picks them up, she finds them bickering and throwing something in the trash.
Theresa and Helen struggle to keep their lives and families together in the wake of this tragedy.
Alex is later reported missing and a police search begins.
Secrets and lies begin to surface, and long-standing facades falter as grief tears Hollington Drive apart.
Viewers were introduced to the ailing parents of Alex, Jean and Gareth (Jodie McNee and Jonas Armstrong) and later find out that Headmistress Helen is having an affair with Gareth.
Meanwhile, throughout the episode, Theresa experienced flashbacks to a violent scene.
She later revealed to Fraser that she was raped by Ben’s father, whom she never knew.
After finding a picture on Ben’s phone mocking Alex’s disappearance, Mum Theresa worries about his behavior and fears that he is dangerous like her father.
Executive Producer Jonathan Fisher said: “We are delighted to have started filming on Hollington Drive and to have attracted a top notch cast led by the exceptional Anna Maxwell Martin and Rachael Stirling.
“We look forward to sharing this compelling and surprising story with the ITV audience.
Hollington Drive returns next Wednesday at 9 p.m. on ITV.
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