‘Trust Me’ preview: Jodie Whittaker stars in ‘The Five’ writer’s new BBC One thriller

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A new promotional photo of Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker in BBC One’s Trust Me has been released.

The four-part character-led thriller from The Five writer Dan Sefton began filming in Scotland in February 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.

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

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 Mona.

Trust Me will air on BBC One in July.

 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 earlier this year: “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.”

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