Black Work is written by Matt Charman (Our Zoo, Suite Francaise), produced by Mammoth Screen for ITV.
Following her critically acclaimed roles in Cilla and Mrs Biggs, Sheridan plays police woman Jo Gillespie whose world is thrown into turmoil when husband Ryan (Kenny Doughty), an undercover policeman, is shot dead in mysterious circumstances. She resolutely sets out to discover who murdered him and has to confront difficult truths about her family life and her marriage to Ryan.
Police officer Jo is mother to 7-years-old Melly (played by Honor Kneafsey) and stepson Hal, a role taken by Oliver Woolford. Understandably Jo is emotionally distraught and heavily conflicted as she unravels the last six months of her husband’s life. She’s grieving and wracked with guilt following an attachment to Ryan’s colleague and fellow police officer DCI Jack Clark (Matthew McNulty), which puts further strain on her grieving family.