BBC One orders Scottish drama ‘Trust Me’ from writer of ‘The Five’

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The Five creator Dan Sefton has written a new drama series for BBC One set in Edinburgh.

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

Dan Sefton (Mr Selfridge, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) commented: “Having worked in 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 Cathy, 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.”

Executive producer Nicola Shindler added: “Trust Me is a love story at its heart. It is about a woman’s desperation to start afresh and escape the pain and disappointment of her old life. Dan’s exceptionally realistic script is layered with complex characters and a gripping storyline that will keep viewers hooked.”

The official synopsis reads: “Out of desperation, Cathy 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 really could get everything she ever wanted – the job, the man, the dream – but with her old life threatening to destroy her fragile creation, how far will she go to protect it?”

Trust Me begins filming in and around Edinburgh later this year.

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