Collateral (TV series)
|Screenplay by||David Hare|
|Directed by||S. J. Clarkson|
|Music by||Ruth Barrett|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||4 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||SJ Clarkson|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||The Forge|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Picture format||16:9 (1080p)|
|Original release||12 February– 5 March 2018|
The series, described by Hare as "a police procedural without any of that police attitudinising", stars Carey Mulligan as Kip Glaspie, a detective inspector assigned to investigate the murder of a pizza delivery driver who is gunned down in a London suburb. The ensuing story explores a complex web of characters who are all somehow connected with the story. Nathaniel Martello-White stars as Glaspie's partner, detective sergeant Nathan Bilk. Jeany Spark, Nicola Walker, John Simm and Billie Piper are also credited as principal members of the cast.
The series was announced in April 2017, and was Hare's first original series for television, despite having written for the BBC since 1973. Piers Wenger, the BBC's head of drama, described the series as “a contemporary and thought-provoking state-of-the-nation thriller that pushes the boundaries of what audiences expect.”
- Carey Mulligan as Kip Glaspie; detective inspector and former pole vaulter
- John Simm as David Mars; MP and Shadow Minister for Transport
- Billie Piper as Karen Mars; David's ex-wife and a key witness to the murder of Abdullah Asif
- Nicola Walker as Jane Oliver; a local reverend
- Nathaniel Martello-White as Nathan Bilk; detective sergeant
- Jeany Spark as Sandrine Shaw; Captain in the British Army
- Hayley Squires as Laurie Stone; manager of Regal Pizza
- Ahd Kamel as Fatima Asif; sister of murder victim Abdullah Asif
- July Namir as Mona Asif; sister of murder victim Abdullah Asif
- Kae Alexander as Linh Xuan Huy; principal witness to the murder of Abdullah Asif
- Ben Miles as Jack Haley; detective superintendent
- Rob Jarvis as Euan Johnson; detective constable
- Vineeta Rishi as Rakhee Shah; detective constable
- Robert Portal as Major Tim Dyson; Sandrine Shaw's senior officer
- Orla Brady as Pheobe Dyson; wife of Major Tim Dyson
- John Heffernan as Sam Spence; MI5 agent
- Maya Sansa as Berna Yalaz; Undercover MI5 agent
- Kim Medcalf as Suki Vincent; BBC news anchor
- Richard McCabe as Peter Westbourne; owner of Pimlico travel
- Brian Vernel as Mikey Gowans; employee at Regal Pizza
- Deborah Findlay as Eleanor Shaw; Sandrine's mother
- Saskia Reeves as Deborah Clifford; MP and Leader of the Opposition
- George Georgiou as Mehmet Akman, one of the smugglers
- Nicola Duffett as Alice Stone, Laurie Stone's mother
- Vera Chok as Jill Leong, a TV news reporter
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||UK viewers|
|1||"Episode 1"||S. J. Clarkson||David Hare||12 February 2018||6.35|
|Abdullah Asif, an employee at Regal Pizza, is gunned down on the street in a southwest London suburb after delivering a pizza to Karen Mars, the ex-wife of the Shadow Minister for Transport David Mars, MP. DI Kip Glaspie, newly promoted, is assigned to investigate the case. Kip questions the motives of Regal Pizza's manager Laurie Stone, after discovering that Abdullah was never meant to deliver Karen's pizza, but was sent by Stone in place of Abdullah's colleague Mikey Gowens. The key witness to the shooting, Linh Xuan Huy, gives the police a false name and address, having outstayed her visa to remain in the UK.|
|2||"Episode 2"||S. J. Clarkson||David Hare||19 February 2018||5.47|
|Kip questions Abdullah's sisters Fatima and Mona in the hope they will shed some light on the case. However, MI5's interest in the pair sparks Kip's interest and suggests to her that there is more to Abdullah's shooting than initially meets the eye. Meanwhile, British Army Captain Sandrine Shaw comes under scrutiny from her senior officer, Major Tim Dyson.|
|3||"Episode 3"||S. J. Clarkson||David Hare||26 February 2018||5.25|
|After Laurie is found dead, Kip re-interviews Fatima and Mona. David comes under scrutiny after holding a press briefing where he describes Britain as "a nasty little country". His day goes from bad to worse after uncovering evidence of Karen's addiction to cannabis. Nathan tires of Kip's methods and goes behind her back in an attempt to make progress on the case.|
|4||"Episode 4"||S. J. Clarkson||David Hare||5 March 2018||4.91|
|Sandrine threatens Tim's wife in a desperate attempt to reveal his misdeeds. Jack berates Kip for offering Fatima and Mona leave to remain in the UK. Nathan continues to leak information to MI5 in an attempt to get back at Kip. After securing the arrest of an undercover MI5 agent, Kip uses her as a bargaining tool to crack the case wide open and finally pursue those responsible for Abdullah's murder.|
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