Collision

(2009)
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Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a devastating car crash. The crash opens a number of startling revelations as stories of everything from government cover-ups and smuggling, to embezzlement and murder start to unravel.

The series is open-ended, with a number of unresolved issues; moreover, the story is ostensibly resolved in a metafictional manner with a flashback to an incident in the service station and the swatting of a wasp, which precipitates the initial crash, thus allowing the characters to carry on on their journeys. The wasp as a motif and theme is frequently in evidence throughout the series.

The original British broadcast of Collision was edited from the original 5 hours down to three and a half hours. The American broadcast on PBS's Masterpiece Contemporary, the Australian broadcast on ABC1 and the Region 1 DVD release all featured the shortened version. In Australia, Foxtel and Austar's W Channel aired Collision in its original format of five 45-minute episodes, Tuesday, 15 March 2011.

Series Cast

  1. Paul McGann

    Paul McGann

    Richard Reeves

    5 Episodes

  2. Douglas Henshall

    Douglas Henshall

    D.I. John Tolin

    5 Episodes

  3. Kate Ashfield

    Kate Ashfield

    Ann Stallwood

    5 Episodes

  4. Phil Davis

    Phil Davis

    Brian Edwards

    5 Episodes

  5. Sylvia Syms

    Sylvia Syms

    Joyce Thompson

    5 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2009 | 5 Episodes

Season 1 of Collision premiered on November 9, 2009.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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