Trust Me (UK TV series)

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Trust Me
Series title over blurred lights
GenreMedical drama
Written byDan Sefton
Directed by
Composer(s)Ben Onono
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Gaynor Holmes
Nicola Shindler
Producer(s)Emily Feller
CinematographyJohn Conroy
Kate Reid
Running time55 minutes
Production company(s)Red Production Company
Original networkBBC One
Picture format2.39:1 1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original release8 August 2017 (2017-08-08) –
present (present)

Trust Me is a British medical drama that premiered on BBC One. The four-part first series aired in August 2017, and was written by Dan Sefton. In February 2018, the programme was renewed for a second series, which premiered on 16 April 2019.


Cath Hardacre, a nurse, who loses her job following whistle blowing, steals the identity of a doctor, her best friend, to make a new life in Edinburgh with her daughter.


Series 1
  • Jodie Whittaker as Cath Hardacre / Alison 'Ally' Sutton
  • Emun Elliott as Dr. Andy Brenner
  • Sharon Small as Dr. Brigitte Rayne
  • Blake Harrison as Karl, Cath's ex-husband
  • Nathan Welsh as Sam Kelly, a journalist
  • Cara Kelly as Mona McBride
  • Lois Chimimba as Nurse Karen
  • Michael Abubakar as Dr. Charlie McKee
  • Andrea Lowe as Dr. Alison Sutton
Series 2


On 23 February 2018, it was announced that Trust Me would return for a second series, featuring a new premise and an entirely new cast owing to Jodie Whittaker's casting as the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who. The second series will be set on the neurological unit of South Lothian Hospital, following Syrian tour veteran Corporal James 'Jamie' McCain as he recovers from spinal injuries and psychological trauma whilst facing a potential new enemy as patients unexpectedly die around him.[1] The second series premiered on 16 April 2019.[2]


Series 1 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [3]
1Episode 1John AlexanderDan Sefton8 August 2017 (2017-08-08)7.63
Sheffield nurse and single mother Cath Hardacre loses her job after raising concerns about patient neglect. She assumes the identity of her friend Alison Sutton and seeks a job as an A&E doctor in Edinburgh.
2Episode 2John AlexanderDan Sefton15 August 2017 (2017-08-15)7.09
Cath becomes close to colleague Andy Brenner. Her secret is threatened due to factors such as her need for a passport under her new name or Andy meeting with a former classmate of the real Alison.
3Episode 3Amy NeilDan Sefton22 August 2017 (2017-08-22)6.88
Andy deals with what he's learned. Cath and Brigitte are involved in a serious incident at work.
4Episode 4Amy NeilDan Sefton29 August 2017 (2017-08-29)6.91
Cath's personal and professional lives start to fall apart as Karl arrives in Edinburgh.

Series 2 (2019)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [4]
1Episode 1John AlexanderDan Sefton16 April 2019 (2019-04-16)N/A (<4.15)[a]
Corporal Jamie McCain is paralysed from a spinal injury. Patients in his hospital ward start dying, and he attempts to investigate the suspicious deaths.
2Episode 2John AlexanderDan Sefton23 April 2019 (2019-04-23)N/A (<3.93)[a]
3Episode 3John AlexanderDan Sefton30 April 2019 (2019-04-30)N/A (<3.67)[a]
4Episode 4John AlexanderDan Sefton7 May 2019 (2019-05-07)TBD


  1. ^ a b c Not reported in the weekly top 15 programmes for four-screen viewer ratings.


  1. ^ "BBC One's Trust Me will return for a second series WITHOUT Jodie Whittaker". Digital Spy. 23 February 2018.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Weekly Viewing Summary (see relevant week)". BARB.
  4. ^ "Four-screen dashboard". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

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