Sherwood became one of the year’s must-watch dramas when it arrived on BBC One and iPlayer in June. The series tells a captivating story about a town rocked by a murder which threatens to stir up old divisions surrounding the miners’ strikes of the 1980s.

Helping to elevate the gripping plot is the excellent cast the series has managed to assemble, with a plethora of big-name actors appearing in roles both large and small.

In episode 4, Sherwood welcomes back its main cast of characters while also introducing fans to a host of new arrivals and guest stars, again featuring some familiar faces.

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Sherwood episode 4 release date and plot preview

Episode 4 of Sherwood airs on BBC One at 9pm on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022.

Following the discovery that there are actually two murderers on the run, Ian is forced to call in reinforcements from the Met in order to aid in the tense manhunt.

Yet another arrow attack leads to the puzzling discovery of a secret that lies very close to home for both Ian and Kevin, leading them to reconsider who Scott is targeting.

Meanwhile, in the forest, Scott and Andy’s paths begin to converge, leading to unexpected consequences for both as the name Robbie Platt brings Kevin one step closer to identifying the undercover officer who has been stationed in the town since the miners’ strikes decades earlier.

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Sherwood episode 4 cast

As Sherwood has progressed, the show’s main cast has been established while in episode 4 we welcome in a host of new and familiar faces as guest stars.

Main and recurring cast

  • David Morrissey as Detective Chief Superintendent Ian St Clair
  • Robert Glenister as DI Kevin Salisbury
  • Adam Hugill as Scott Rowley
  • Adeel Akhtar as Andy Fisher
  • Lorraine Ashbourne as Daphne Sparrow
  • Kevin Doyle as Fred Rowley
  • Perry Fitzpatrick as Rory Sparrow
  • Clare Holman as Helen St Clair
  • Philip Jackson as Mickey Sparrow
  • Lesley Manville as Julie Jackson
  • Nadine Marshall as Jenny Harris
  • Don Gilet as Jacob Harris
  • Claire Rushbrook as Cathy Rowley
  • Bally Gill as Neel Fisher
  • Andrea Lowe as DI Taylor
  • Terence Maynard as DS Cleaver
  • Phaldut Sharma as Chief Constable Fraser
  • Harpal Hayer as PC Arjun Patel
  • Chloe Harris as PC Kirsty Dove
  • Charles Dale as Leonard Gibson
  • Safia Oakley-Green as Cinderella Jackson
  • Hazel Ellerby as Madeleine Hooper
  • Sean Gilder as Dean Simmons
  • Bill Jones as Ronan Sparrow
  • George Howard as Young Ian
  • Pip Torrens as Commissioner Charles Dawes

Guest stars and new arrivals

  • Neil Ashton as Carl
  • Christopher Fairbank as Bill Raggett
  • Kelly Harrison as Amy Whitstable
  • Lindsay Duncan as Jennifer Hale
  • Roger Dipper as Camper
  • Ben O’Brien as Camper
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Guest star spotlight

Neil Ashton as Carl

The first new arrival in episode 4 of Sherwood is Neil Ashton who takes on the role of Carl.

The Manchester-based actor has more than 20 credits to his name with notable appearances coming in some big-name projects including Brassic, Russell T Davies’s It’s a Sin, The Last Kingdom, Outlander, My Mum Tracy Beaker and an upcoming episode of ITV’s Professor T.

Christopher Fairbank as Bill Raggett

Joining him in the cast of episode 4 is Christopher Fairbank, a hugely experienced actor who takes on the role of Bill Raggett.

The 68-year-old actor has almost 150 roles on his CV with fans most likely to recognise him from roles in Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fifth Element, 1989’s Batman as well as the series The Essex Serpent, Outlander, Taboo, Dickensian, Ashes to Ashes and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

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Kelly Harrison as Amy Whitstable

Doncaster-born Kelly Harrison will be another familiar face to many as the actress has almost 40 roles to her name.

As well as appearing as Amy Whistable in episode 4 of Sherwood, the actress has also appeared in Father Brown, Coronation Street, Age Before Beauty, The End of the F***ing World, Happy Valley as well as the kids’ TV show Nina and the Neurons.

Lindsay Duncan as Jennifer Hale

And finally, we end with arguably the biggest guest cameo in episode 4 as Lindsay Duncan stars as Jennifer Hale.

The Edinburgh-born actress has more than 110 roles to her name with notable appearances in the likes of A Discovery of Witches, Sherlock, Disney’s live-action Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, About Time, HBO’s Rome, A Year in Provence and even Star Wars: The Phantom Menace where she voiced the droid, TC-14.

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Sherwood is airing on BBC One on Mondays and Tuesdays until June 28th while previous episodes are available to stream on iPlayer.

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