A great year for television continues with the masterfully performed The Accident.

Channel 4 knows the score…

Seriously, how many fantastic shows have they delivered over the years? Covering a wide range of approaches and genres, we’ve tucked into the likes of The End of the F***ing World, The Circle, The Inbetweeners, The Virtues, Peep Show… we could be here all day!

One thing they’re particularly strong in is dramas; weighty, emotional and compelling from start to finish. The latest to attract audiences in The Accident, a four-part series courtesy of the BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne, who viewers may associate with the likes of National Treasure, Kiri and Cast Offs.

In his most gripping effort yet, we are plunged into a world of tragedy, terror, and thirst for truth.  

The Accident: Ruth Madeley as Laura 

After arriving on Channel 4 on Thursday, October 24th 2019, The Accident has swiftly become essential viewing. 

Focusing its lens on a Welsh community in complete and utter turmoil following the explosion and collapse of a promising and hopeful construction project, residents are left heartbroken and desperate for answers. 

We centre on Polly (Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley) who is married to a politician in favour of the build, played by Mark Lewis Jones (National Treasure). Their daughter was one of those affected by the tragedy; while others die, she is left with a life-altering disability. 

The community soon spirals into chaos as the public search for someone to hold accountable for their collective loss. It’s a terrifically performed drama, and fans so far have been impressed with lawyer Laura, played by Ruth Madeley. 

Ruth Madeley: Movies & TV

The 32-year-old actress boasts a range of roles in a career which already spans a decade. 

According to her IMDb page, Ruth’s first appeared on screens in the TV series Half Moon Investigations (she played the character of Fran in one episode). 

Her next role was that of Sal in an episode of Fresh Meat in 2011. The beloved Channel 4 sitcom starred comedian and actor Jack Whitehall, as well as The Inbetweeners‘ Joe Thomas. 

Other TV work includes the likes of The Level (Julie), Outnumbered (Jill), Five by Five (Janine), Katy (Helen), Years and Years (Rosie Lyons) and The Pook (Ingrid Woodhouse). However, she’s perhaps best known for playing Tracy McHarrie in the comedy series Cold Feet

As for film work, she was in the TV movie Brexit (Leave Supporter) and Don’t Take My Baby (Anna Watson).

(L to R) Past Breakthrough Brits Marnie Dickens, Vinay Patel and Ruth Madeley attend the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits lunch hosted by Kim Cattrall at The Langham Hotel on May 31, 2017 in…

Follow her on Instagram!

If you’re a fan, you can follow her on Instagram over at @ruthmadeley; she has over 4,000 followers. 

In a 2019 interview with Stylist, the actress was asked what she would like to be remembered for, to which she replied: “For helping to make the entertainment industry more inclusive for people with disabilities (I have spina bifida). I hope I’ve made the journey for people coming after me a little bit less rocky.”

She’s an incredibly talented performer, and already, Ruth has made leaps in the realm of representation on screen. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed watching her work in The Accident. 

In other news, has For All Mankind been renewed?