REASONS TO WATCH JERICHO
IT HAS A COLORFUL, SOMETIMES SEEDY, CAST OF CHARACTERS.
You've got to love a sketchy cast of characters with secrets to hide and a past they would rather forget. Jericho is filled with a rough and tumble cast of familiar faces that truly make this 1870's wild west come to life.
As Annie Quaintain is forced out of her home when her husband dies she seeks work at the shanty town of Jericho. Annie struggles to adapt to life as a widowed single mother. Among those Annie (Jessica Raine) first meets in Jericho is Ralph Coates, played by Clarke Peters (The Wire, Notting Hill, Marley & Me). He is a self-styled railway agent whose finest skill is reading other people and seeing beneath their façade. The truth is he has a past that keeps him looking over his shoulder.
Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife) as Annie Quaintain, a widow with teenage children. Widowed Annie is left penniless after her husband's death and decides to move to the Yorkshire town of Jericho in search of work.
Hans Matheson (The Tudors) as Johnny Jackson, a navvy. Enigmatic Johnny has recently returned to his native Yorkshire from Africa, but quickly makes enemies.
Clarke Peters (The Wire) as Ralph Coates, a railway agent. Ralph is a seemingly quiet bystander in Jericho, brought in as foreman of the railway line under construction.
Mark Addy (The Full Monty) as Earl Bamford, a detective. The detective who has the run of Jericho.
Dean Andrews (Life On Mars) as 'Happy' Jack Laggan, a navvy gang leader. 'Happy' Jack Laggan is a gang leader working on the viaduct in Jericho.
Lorraine Ashbourne (King Kong) as Lace Polly, a prostitute.