The Cry: episode guide

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Episode 1.04

UK: Sunday, October 21, 2018 (BBC One)
Australia: tba (ABC)
Written by Jacquelin Perske
Directed by Glendyn Ivin

Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and Alastair (Ewen Leslie) grow further and further apart as they attempt to rebuild their lives.

Joanna wakes in hospital to discover she has been in a car crash and Alistair is dead. We flash back to Australia, where Joanna and Alistair are told the investigation is being wound down. They are free to return home to Scotland. Joanna begs Alistair to tell her where he has buried their son and eventually he takes her to a deserted beach and points to a large tree. Joanna falls to the ground in grief.

The couple return home to Scotland where they attempt to rebuild their lives. Joanna returns to her job as a primary teacher but struggles to cope. Alistair meanwhile loses his job with the party. His notoriety is considered too damaging. The publicist, Jean-Louise offers Alistair a position with a charitable foundation for parents who have lost their children. Joanna is appalled. The couple grow further and further apart.

Chloe and Elizabeth visit from Australia. Chloe tactlessly organises a celebration for Noah’s first birthday. It’s too much for Joanna and she flees. Joanna reads a letter from a woman she met on the plane to Melbourne. Her words trigger a long-forgotten memory of the day Noah died. Joanna asks Alistair to go for a drive with her and she challenges him over the truth of Noah’s death.

In court Joanna tells the jury about the accident as we flashback to the reality of what happened that day. Joanna is acquitted. She returns to Wilde Bay to try and find some peace and be close to her son.


  • 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


  • Moyo Akande as Defence Lawyer
  • Fox Currie as Young Boy
  • Kate Dickie as Morven Davis
  • Nicholas Farrell as David Fossery
  • Kayla Kisielewski as Young Chloe
  • Shauna MacDonald as Dr Wallace
  • Donald Morrison as Forensic Expert
  • Ollie Ivin Poole as Check Out Kid
  • Noah & Oliver Rennie as Noah Robertson
  • Anneika Rose as Jean-Louise Talbot
  • Amanda Walker as Mrs Amery