Trauma, ITV’s three-part psychological thriller, pits two men against each other, casting doubt on just how much we can trust medical professionals with our lives.
Meanwhile, Collateral takes a critical look at modern day London, with Carey Mulligan in a rare TV roll as police officer DI Kip Glaspie.
Coincidentally, both dramas star ex-Doctor Who actor John Simm, in Collateral he plays a Labour MP and in Trauma he’s doubting dad Dan Bowker whose son dies in the care of surgeon Jon Allerton (Adrian Lester).
Simm shared his reaction to being double-booked in an interview on This Morning, telling hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes: “It’s never happened to me before.”h2">
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“It’s just a quirk of scheduling.”
Only the show’s premieres will battle for ratings, however, as Collateral unfolds over the course of four weeks, while Trauma will air on three consecutive evenings.
Collateral starts on Monday, February 12 at 9pm on BBC Two, while Trauma starts at the same time on ITV, with the two subsequent episodes airing Tuesday and Wednesday at 9pm on the same channel.
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