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The Moorside: Where to watch the Shannon Matthews drama with Sheridan Smith

The BBC drama can be streamed online

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The Moorside – the Shannon Matthews drama with Sheridan Smith – was a huge hit when it aired on BBC One in 2017.

The critically acclaimed drama told the story of the disappearance of Shannon, nine, and the subsequent fallout.

The Moorside is available to stream on Britbox (Credit: BBC)

Where can I watch The Moorside?

Sheridan Smith stars as the determined community leader in the powerful true story of the search for a missing schoolgirl.

When young Shannon Matthews disappears from her Yorkshire estate, the community rallied round in a bid to find her.

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Those with a BritBox subscription can watch the two-part drama in-full.

It is also available to stream on Amazon Prime in the UK for an extra cost.

Sheridan played Julie in the TV drama (Credit: BBC)

Who did Sheridan Smith play?

Sheridan played Julie in the BBC drama.

She’s a mother on the estate who took it upon herself to lead the community search for Shannon.

Julie is very forthright with a very good heart.

She completely believed that Shannon had been kidnapped and was determined to help aid her rescue.

Sheridan and the real-life Julie became very close during filming.

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Sheridan and Julie originally planned to meet for an hour in a London coffee bar to discuss the show.

However, they got on so well that they ended up spending the day together.

Julie told Mirror Online: “She was out of this world. I’ve met her often since, spending a week with her during filming and we phone each other all the time.”

“She needed me more than I need her. But I have found a friend for life in Sheridan,” she added.

Sheridan’s performance was praised by critics (Credit: BBC)

What did Karen Matthews think of The Moorside?

Karen reportedly fled to Spain when the TV show reignited interest in her life.

A source told Daily Star at the time: “She knows she can never avoid her past. With this programme on the telly she’s realised living abroad might be a better option for her.”

Karen was jailed for eight years after her plot was uncovered in the end, but she was released after serving just four years.

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