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‘Trust Me’ first look: ‘Broadchurch’ star Jodie Whittaker’s new BBC One thriller

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The first promotional photo has been unveiled for The Five creator Dan Sefton’s new BBC One drama.

The four-part character-led thriller began filming in Scotland last month and tells the story of a hardworking and skilled nurse, who, having lost her job for whistleblowing, is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter.

Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch, Adult Life Skills) stars as Cath Hardacre, alongside Emun Elliott (The Paradise, Threesome) as Dr Andy Brenner.

The official synopsis reads: “Out of desperation, Cath seizes the opportunity to steal her best friend’s identity as a senior doctor and start a new life in Edinburgh. Burying herself deeper and deeper in the imposter persona, she realises she could get everything she ever wanted – but with her old life threatening to destroy her fragile creation, how far will she go to protect it?”

Writer Dan Sefton previously commented: “Having worked as a doctor within the NHS for most of my adult life, I know only too well that it provides the perfect setting for a contemporary drama – the characters, the (often literal) pain – as well as the affection and dedication of staff. Trust Me shows all of that but its central story is Cath, a decent, honourable woman who, when everything is falling apart, takes a huge risk in search of a better life. A life that she will fiercely protect.”

Trust Me will air on BBC One later this year.

The cast also includes Sharon Small (Stonemouth, Mistresses) as Dr Brigitte Rayne, the consultant in charge of the department, and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) as Karl, Cath’s ex-boyfriend and father of their daughter, with Nathan Walsh as investigative journalist Sam Kelly, Lois Chimimba as nurse Karen, Michael Abubakar as Dr Charlie McKee, and Cara Kelly, as Cath’s neighbour and around Edinburgh and Glasgow

The final season of Broadchurch continues on ITV tonight.

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