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London detectives investigating the seemingly random murder of a pizza delivery man uncover a convoluted case of interlocking circumstances amid a cross-section of British society.
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Series cast summary:
Carey Mulligan ...  DI Kip Glaspie 4 episodes, 2018
Jeany Spark ...  Sandrine Shaw 4 episodes, 2018
Nicola Walker ...  Jane Oliver 4 episodes, 2018
Nathaniel Martello-White ...  DS Nathan Bilk 4 episodes, 2018
John Simm ...  David Mars 4 episodes, 2018
Ahd ...  Fatima Asif 4 episodes, 2018
Billie Piper ...  Karen Mars 4 episodes, 2018
Kae Alexander ...  Linh Xuan Huy 4 episodes, 2018
Hayley Squires ...  Laurie Stone 4 episodes, 2018
July Namir ...  Mona Asif / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Ben Miles ...  DSU Jack Haley 4 episodes, 2018
Vineeta Rishi ...  DC Rakhee Shah / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Rob Jarvis ...  DC Euan Johnson 4 episodes, 2018
Mark Preston ...  Policeman 4 episodes, 2018
George Georgiou ...  Mehmet Akman 4 episodes, 2018
John Heffernan ...  Sam Spence 4 episodes, 2018
Grant Crookes Grant Crookes ...  Police Officer 4 episodes, 2018
Shawn Dixon Shawn Dixon ...  Armed Response Officer #1 4 episodes, 2018
Lati Gbaja ...  Immigrant 4 episodes, 2018
Buppha Witt ...  Immigrant 4 episodes, 2018
Orla Brady ...  Phoebe Dyson 3 episodes, 2018
Molly Simm Molly Simm ...  Elfie Mars 3 episodes, 2018
Nicola Duffett ...  Alice Stone 3 episodes, 2018
Kim Medcalf Kim Medcalf ...  Suki Vincent 3 episodes, 2018
Siobhan McSweeney ...  Petra 3 episodes, 2018
Guy List Guy List ...  Bhuran Demir 3 episodes, 2018
Richard McCabe ...  Peter Westbourne 3 episodes, 2018
Tom Turner ...  Gerald 3 episodes, 2018
Jacqueline Boatswain ...  Monique 3 episodes, 2018
Robert Portal ...  Major Tim Dyson 3 episodes, 2018
Alaïs Lawson ...  Genevieve 3 episodes, 2018
Paul Blackwell Paul Blackwell ...  Police 3 episodes, 2018
Brian Vernel ...  Mikey Gowans 2 episodes, 2018
Deborah Findlay ...  Eleanor Shaw 2 episodes, 2018
Saskia Reeves ...  Deborah Clifford 2 episodes, 2018
Nick Mohammed ...  Fuzz Gupta 2 episodes, 2018
Tony Way ...  Connor 2 episodes, 2018
Sam Otto ...  Abdullah Asif 2 episodes, 2018
Alex Reid ...  Amanda Hall 2 episodes, 2018
Mark Umbers ...  Robert Walsh 2 episodes, 2018
Adrian Lukis ...  Xan Schofield 2 episodes, 2018
Anna-Maria Nabirye Anna-Maria Nabirye ...  Gillian Noxolo 2 episodes, 2018
Joanna Bobin ...  Sarah Lawson 2 episodes, 2018
Robert Dalgleish Robert Dalgleish ...  Policeman 2 episodes, 2018
Colin Murtagh ...  Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 2018
Maya Sansa ...  Berna Yalaz 2 episodes, 2018
Susannah Wise ...  Inspector Sally Shields 2 episodes, 2018


What starts off as a seemingly random shooting of a pizza delivery guy, then starts to unravel the bigger story, with characters having seemingly coincidental meetings. But there's more than meets meets the eye as this plot begins to unfold. Leading all the way back to a special forces branch of the military. Written by stewatson-70573

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During a live take when filming the external scenes for the fictional 'London Police Station' a member of the public approached supporting artists who were dressed in police uniforms and tried to report a crime that had just taken place. Undeterred by the film unit and cast members advising that a television series was being filmed with fictional characters, the person attempted to report the crime inside the building, not realising that this was a set which had been mocked up to look like a real police station. The building was actually that of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) who investigate air accidents and near misses and not routine crime. See more »


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A different approach
15 March 2018 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'Collateral', a new BBC drama, has been written by distinguisged playwright David Hare. Writing for the theatre, an author has to make great use of dialogue; they lack access to the inner monologue that a writer of fiction can call upon, or the camera and its access to varied surroundings of someone writing for TV or cinema. Hare has his own trademark style of dialogue; and he retains it even when television is his medium. So one thing one doesn't get is naturalistic dialogue. Instead, his characters talk in short, confident sentences, that are non-expository; or at least, the words tell us something about the overall moof of the moment, but can feel almost deliberately obfuscatory in terms of plot. But when it comes to plot, Hare gets one thing right that many authors of detective stories do not: a situation that intially appears bizarrely byzantine to its investigators is in fact less complex than it seemed; the complexity a by-product of what they don't know. There's a relatively simple story at the heart of the mystery, unlike so many stories, where an endless sequence of preposterous developments are required to make sense of it all.

So the writing is good. The underlying theme is thought-provoking too; the responsibility of those of us who live in the relatively comfortable world to those who do not. Hare clearly has strong opinions on this question; but his treatment, though partisan, is fair, and underpins rather than smothering the story. 'Collateral' is unquestionbly highbrow, and won't be for everyone; but I enjoyed its fresh approach one of our most common TV genres.

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