Collision - Marc Evans - United Kingdom





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Interview with Anthony Horowitz

Collision (Collision, 2009)
United Kingdom   

Director: Marc Evans
Cast: Douglas Henshall, Dean Lennox Kelly, Lucy Griffiths, Paul McGann
Genre: Drama, thriller   


They get into their cars, put on the seat belts, and finally start their engines. They cannot foresee a tragedy ahead of them, only their destination and arriving safe and sound… However, everything is about to change their lives forever. Witness firsthand the biggest road accident on British television in this thrilling new series. Eurochannel presents Collision.

Collision is a tense, thought-provoking drama created by Anthony Horowitz that tells the story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met, but who all share one devastating moment. Amid the tangle of twisted metal and emotional turmoil wrought by the tragedy of a crash of a shocking scale, are the stories of the victims, and the impact of the accident on their families, friends and colleagues.

In charge of investigating the accident is DI John Tolin, in an acclaimed performance by Douglas Henshall, who rose to prominence in the series Primeval and has credits on world-famous series and movies like Outlander, The Salvation and Orphan. As the terrible task of investigating the cause of the carnage begins, a series of revelations emerge, from government cover-ups and smuggling to disturbing secrets and murder.

Set in a drive up the A12 from London to Suffolk and directed by Marc Evans, Collision gathers an ensemble of talented artists in front of and behind the cameras. Welsh director Evans has credits in prime time British television dramas like Safe House; and creator and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz is one of the most successful writers from Britain, with the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and The Power of Five series; he was also chosen by the Ian Fleming estate to write the new James Bond story: Trigger Mortis.

The cast of Collision is completed with famous names from British television and cinema, including Lucy Griffiths (Robin Hood, Uncanny), Phil Davis (Alien, Vera Drake, High Hopes), Paul McGann (Alien 3, Doctor Who, Queen of the Damned, Withnail & I), and Sylvia Syms (The Queen).

This five-part miniseries premiered in the UK in November 2009; it was watched by 7.5 million viewers and earner 30.4% of market share, turning Collision into the highest rated miniseries on ITV1 that year.

Eurochannel invites you to enjoy one of the greatest TV dramas from Britain and to discover how the simplest things can evolve into life-changing events for separate lives. This drama will prove that we’re constantly dancing with fate.


Crime drama series starring Douglas Henshall as police detective DI John Tolin, who sets out to investigate a major road accident and finds himself drawn into the complex and dangerous worlds of government cover-ups, smuggling and murder.

Collision. Part 1

DI John Tolin (Douglas Henshall), just returned from compassionate leave after a car crash that killed his wife and disabled his daughter Jodie (Jo Woodcock), is assigned to sort the cause of a massive collision on the local A12 road. As he begins to reconstruct the accident, he acquaints himself with its participants and victims.

Collision. Part 2

The day of the accident reveals more clues as Ann Stallwood (Kate Ashfield) joins DI Tolin's (Douglas Henshall) interviews, and the fire brigade renders assistance to the victims – one of whom escapes the scene, and another who is more concerned with her property than her injuries.

Collision. Part 3

DI Tolin (Douglas Henshall) becomes suspicious when one of the survivors commits suicide a tad conveniently, the reason for Danny's (Dean Lennox Kelly) flight is revealed, and Joyce has her own suspicions about her mother's death.

Collision. Part 4

Confessions abound as Tolin (Douglas Henshall) confronts the man who destroyed his life and deals with his own bad behavior. Christine (Jan Francis) learns why her mother was on that road, John exposes a fraud only to find a deeper connection, and Danny (Dean Lennox Kelly) hopes to finally flee the country.

Collision. Part 5

DI Tolin (Douglas Henshall) closes the case, and several other mysteries are resolved as Christine's (Jan Francis) husband makes a shocking confession, Sidney's (David Bamber) name may be cleared, and an amateur video may explain everything.

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