The Cry: episode guide

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Episode 1.02

UK: Sunday, October 07, 2018 (BBC One)
Australia: tba (ABC)
Written by Jacquelin Perske
Directed by Glendyn Ivin

As the police investigation ramps up, the world’s media descends on the small town of Wilde Bay to report on the terrible and mysterious events of the previous night.

The police begin to investigate Noah’s abduction. The world’s media descends on the small town of Wilde Bay. Alistair and Joanna are scrutinised as speculation spreads on social media as to their guilt or innocence. Chloe becomes obsessed by it, convinced someone will offer up a vital clue. Joanna creates a fake online identity and begins to take part in the debate.

There is a growing body of circumstantial evidence which points towards Alistair’s ex-wife Alexandra. Did she have something to do with Noah’s disappearance? A bootie of Noah’s is found in her house and she is finally arrested.

Joanna has become increasingly haunted by the online bloggers. A trucker reports seeing the couple arguing by the road side the day Noah went missing. Alistair finds Joanna crouched on their bedroom floor. She looks up at him and says ‘We need new rules’. He puts a finger to his lips and leads her out into the garden away from listening ears.

We flashback to the convenience store on the night Noah disappeared. Alistair goes into the shop leaving Joanna in the car. She begins to count. Behind her, Noah’s car seat is empty.


  • 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


  • Farah Ahmed as Bec Drake
  • Moyo Akande as Defence Lawyer
  • Eddie Baroo as Trucker
  • Candy Bowers as Susie
  • Fox Curry as Young Boy
  • Kate Dickie as Morven Davis
  • David Elliot as Henry McCallum
  • Patrick Harvey as Declan
  • Sachin Joab as Krishna
  • Ollie Ivin Poole as Check Out Kid
  • Kayla Kisielewski as Young Chloe
  • Shauna MacDonald as Dr. Wallace
  • Cassandra Magrath as Journalist
  • Moya O'Shea as Shazza Morphett
  • Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen as Coral Buchanan