Love Rat: how to watch, recaps, cast, plot, trailer and everything we know about the psychological thriller

Sally Lindsay and Gerald Kyd in Love Rat
Sally Lindsay and Gerald Kyd star in Love Rat (Image credit: Channel 5)

Love Rat is a psychological thriller from Channel 5 and fans love the twisty-turny story about Emma, a divorced woman who gets robbed of her life savings during a whirlwind holiday romance. 

Sally Lindsay and Neil Morrissey lead the cast of the four-part series. 

Love Rat is a brilliantly entertaining story, full of twists and surprises," says Sally. "It really turns the topic on its head which is what drew me to the project. Emma is an interesting and layered character that everyone will be rooting for as she takes control of her situation and her destiny.”

Here's everything we know about the drama... 

Love Rat release date

The four-part series started on Channel 5 at 9 pm on Monday, March 11, and the final epsiode aired on Thursday, March 14. 

You can now stream all episodes of Love Rat on My5.

Neil Morrissey stars in Love Rat

Neil Morrissey stars in Love Rat (Image credit: Channel 5)

Love Rat plot

Love Rat follows recently divorced Emma as she enjoys a whirlwind holiday romance with charming hotel proprietor Niko on the paradise island of Cyprus.

When she realises that Niko and his partner-in-crime George have scammed her out of her life savings, she embarks on a dangerous mission to get her money back, aided by ex-husband Pete. 

Love Rat cast

Sally Lindsay, who has enjoyed critical success with shows such as Cold Call, Mount Pleasant, Scott & Bailey and more recently The Madame Blanc Mysteries, takes on the role of Emma. 

Gerald Kyd plays Niko

Gerald Kyd plays Niko. (Image credit: Channel 5)

She stars alongside Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty, Unforgotten), who plays her ex-husband Pete and Sally has shared a few images of them set on her Instagram account (above). 

Sally Lindsay and Gerald Kyd in Love Rat

Sally Lindsay plays Emma. (Image credit: Channel 5)

Meanwhile, Gerald Kyd plays Niko and Ramon Tikaram (Pennyworth) Brassic, The Great) plays George. 

Ramon Tikaram plays George in Love Rat

Ramon Tikaram plays George in Love Rat. (Image credit: Channel 5)

Love Rat trailer 

Yes, the trailer shows Emma falling for charming hotel owner Nico. However, nothing is quite as it seems, and Emma soon realises she's made a terrible mistake... 

Sean Marland

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