BBC Two announce new single drama Floodlights

by | Mar 29, 2022 | TV News

BBC Two have announced Floodlights; a new feature-length single drama which tells the impactful story of Andy Wooward, the former professional footballer whose brave revelations about the sexual abuse he suffered as a youth player sent shockwaves throughout the industry.

Gerard Kearns is set to play Andy who, in 2016, found the strength to go public about horrific sexual abuse by his youth coach, Barry Bennell. After doing so, more than hundreds more men, found the courage to speak up about their harrowing experiences of abuse, lifting the lid on a national scandal in the country’ most popular sport.

Floodlights is written by award-winning screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh and directed by BAFTA-nominated Nick Rowland whilst Kearns’ co-stars include Jonas Armstrong, Morven Christie and Steve Edge. 

Andy Woodward, who gave his full cooperation for the drama said, ‘since speaking out in 2016 I wanted to continue to encourage people to talk without fear, to make a change. Floodlights tells my story, which no child should ever have to go through. I hope this film helps to stop abuse in football and in all areas of life.’ 

Gerard Kearns, said: “I am honoured to be playing Andrew Woodward and hope that we have done his story justice.

Floodlights will air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer this Spring.

Custard TV Staff

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29/03/2022

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