Dale Meeks shoots ‘Reg’ for BBC One

Date - 6 October, 2015, All News Television

Dale Meeks begins shooting Reg, a new 90 minute drama for BBC One written by Jimmy McGovern (Banished, Common, The Accused).

Reg is the story of one man who takes on the British Prime Minister over Britain’s participation in the Iraq War.

It follows the true story of Reg Keys on a journey of grief and defiance after his son Tom Keys is one of six RMPs murdered in Al Majar, Iraq. As Reg and his wife Sally have their lives torn apart, questions begin to arise not only around the events that led to their son’s death but also the legitimacy of the war as a whole. Left with questions that the New Labour government and Prime Minister Tony Blair refuse to answer, Reg decides to stand as an independent candidate in Blair’s own constituency of Sedgefield.


Dale is best known for his leading regular role of Simon Meredith in Emmerdale; other notable screen credits include 5 series on Byker Grove, E4's comedy pilot Kabadasses, Being Human, Downtime,and the BBC comedies Swiss Toni, Hebbur and Grease Monkeys.

Dale has also worked extensively in theatre for Hull Truck, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Manchester Royal Exchange and The Live Theatre/RSC. He played Amos in the No 1 UK Tour of Chicago and was in the original West End cast of The Beautiful Game.

As well as winning ITV1's Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes with his 'Blues Brothers', Dale can be seen singing with his band Shake Ya Tailfeather across the country.

He has recently been shooting for the new series of Inspector George Gently for BBC One which will air let this year, and for Series 2 of The Dumping Ground, also for the BBC.

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